• March Red Wine Monthly Club

    For this months red wine club I was thinking of how cold and rainy it's been.  I mean really...when will it let up?  We pay our dues!  We deal with the corrupt city politics, have to listen to the media blasting all day plus the rain and cold?  Well these wines will make all that go away.  If the wine doesn't help...you're doing it wrong.
    2013 Clos La Coutale CahorsThe Clos La Coutale, a 60 hectares estate spreads over a stretch of land on the alluvial floor of the valley amid the meanders of the river Lot. Its soil is particulary suitable for vines, for it contains gravels, silicates and limestone clays. Because of the lie of the land, facing south-west, the estate is sheltered from the cold winds that blow from the ”Causse” region (an upland plateau), and consequently it enjoys a micro-climate which ensures that the vines and their fruit ripen fully early in the season. The vine-plants belong to the two types that are traditionnaly used in the making of the Cahors wine : COT or MALBEC. This is the basic vin-plant, 80%. Its round grapes, their thick skin, rich in coloring matter and in tanin, lend character to this laying-down wine. Merlot. Up to 20%, it tones down the youthful hardness of Cahors wine, and it improves the bouquet. Meat!  You want meat with this! ($15)
    2012 Domaine Catherine Le Goeuil 'Cariante' Cotes du Rhone Villages -   51% Grenache, 35% Syrah/Mourvèdre, 14% Carignan/Counoise.  You have to taste this wine to believe it!  We tasted this wine one weekend and people were blown away by it.  It's to a normal CDR red wine by all means.  It's gonna make you think about what your drinking.  Matter fact, some might even have a hard time staying on point with this one.  It's pretty complex and has massive depth.  The wine has prime rib written all over it!  It's a serious wine than you really need to pay attention to.  Give her a few hours in the decanter if you really want to understand her.  She needs it.  ($25)
    2009 Villa di Geggiano Chianti Classico Riserva - This sucker is 97% Sangiovese with only 3% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Rich, dark fruit with loads of spices and elegant tannins.  This is a serious Chianti for someone who wants a textbook wine.  You'll wanna let it sit open for a few hours as it needs to open up a bit.  Trust me...with the air it will open up and show you her true colors.  Not a little daily Chianti! You might want to call Uber after you're done with this wine...your mind will ever look at Chianti the same.  Don't let the power of the wine scare you.  I'd still go with a traditional pasta in a red sauce but maybe add some Périgord black truffle to bring out the earthiness of the wine. ($35)
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