Sorry it's taken me to almost the end of the month to get these posted. The shop has been pretty busy and I've been spending too much time working on our new project...Rain City Wines egg production. Now...onto the wines.
Daily Drinking Red Wine Club $39 per month
2015 Chateau La Croix du Duc Bordeaux - The first thing you should know is that when you buy this little Bordeaux by the case...it comes in its own wood box. Now for the wine itself. 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Has some solid fruit with amazing toasty notes and soft tannins. This might be the winner winner chicken dinner wine!
2015 Les Jamelles Malbec Pays d'Oc - With its ruby color with red highlights, this wine is elegant, spicy and liquorice nose with notes of red and black fruits. The palate is soft and well structured with very present fruit aromas and fine tannins that provide an elegant length. With the amount of fruit and structure in this Malbec, I'd suggest tossing some Bratts in the Green Egg and letting them sit there while the wine opens up a bit.
2013 Indigenous Selections Barbera - This is one bad-ass Barbera for the price! Pure Barbera, pure awesomeness. Solid fruit, medium to full-bodied with fine yet sweet tannin's on the end. I would actually put some meat in the crockpot and let it simmer for 12 hrs. Add a little of this wine to simmer with the meat. Don't forget the taters and carrots.
Daily Drinking White Wine Club $39 per month
2015 Mas Las Cabes Cotes Catalanes Blanc - This is dominated by the orange blossom, mint, and apricot of Muscat, into which is blended a little Grenache Blanc and Macabeu that supply depth and richness. Infectiously juicy and bright, yet with an impressive sense of substantiality and with intriguing saline, savory, and smoky accents, this clever presentation of Muscat with a deft supporting cast is sure to be a food-friendly and porch sipper.
2016 Domaine Santa Giulietta Corse Rosé - Bright and full of life, this fantastic Corsican rose is filled with a harmonious blend of fruit, spice and mineral, this low alcohol (12 percent) beauty is eminently food friendly with fresh nectarine and cherry notes gliding through a lightly floral finish. You need this with some street tacos!
2016 Domaine Le Clos Des Lumieres Cotes du Rhone Rosé - Color of rose petals with hints of fuchsia. Very fine nose dominated by strawberry aromas. The palate will again reveal the strawberries, in addition to cherry. The mid-palate shows some spiciness, followed by a pink grapefruit and flint finish. Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre.
Red Wine Club $75 per month
2002 Chateau Lanessan Haut-Medoc - The wines of Chateau Lanessan are characterized by their deep and intense ruby color. The nose is elegant with dominant fruit and floral aromas. The mouth is structured, complex and dense. Together it is harmonious with a beautifully long finish. I mean really? This wine deserves a very nice cut of meat with a reverse sear. ($26)
2012 Chateau Bellevue Medoc - Showing firm tannins and structure this is currently a tough wine. It has a solid character although plenty of hints of juicy red berry fruits are ready to come out as the wine ages. This wine can Pair up nicely with grilled pork chops with a slight reduction sauce. ($19)
2013 Masciarelli Marina Cvetic Montepulciano d'Abruzzo - This is a dense red wine that's certainly not your typical Montepulciano. Think of it as a "Super Abruzzo" with supple fruit, rich tannins, and spiced aromas. Aged 36 months in new French oak barrique. With the amount of spice this wine produces..again..grilled meat but I'd do beef short ribs smoke for around 18 hrs. Take the time to really think of a nice rub, decant the wine several hrs before you need it. ($30)