Each year we purchase a small quantity of limited edition wines from our suppliers. Over the years, we have found that these offerings are of the highest quality. Our suppliers carefully select these varieties from world class wine regions. This year we are excited to offer you the following wines to make:
(available Jan. 2015)
This Northern Rhône-inspired blend takes the spicy, strong and tannic red grape Shiraz and softens its edge with the voluptuous white grape Viognier. These wines are a beautiful marriage of black cherry, smoky plum, black pepper from the Shiraz and hints of exotic jasmine flower, ripe apricot and juicy peach from the Viognier.
(available Feb. 2015)
This blend of Bordeaux’s finest; Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot is proof that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.
These three friends all work so well together and each contributes their individual strength to the wine. Cabernet Sauvignon, or “King Cab”, brings the structure with his firm tannins and adds complexity with his aromas of cassis and black currant. Cabernet Franc adds spice, with his peppery nose and red fruit undertones. Merlot likes to round things out with his approachable plum and cherry characteristics and his softer, rounder body. Together, they really do create a harmonious blend.
(available March 2015)
The three grapes that make up this blend are distinct characters indeed. Chardonnay is the popular and adaptable friend with apple and melon characteristics. Chenin Blanc reflects the soil well in its chalk and citrus aromatics, while its acidity anchors its structure down on the palate. Finally, lady Muscat with her wildly perfumed nose and distinctive “grapey” flavor gives the blend a refreshingly fun and juicy addition.
Each batch of wine makes about 28 bottles and the price is $230 per batch. This equates to only $8.21 per bottle (if you bring your own bottles). We obtain only a limited quantity of each of these selections and when they are gone, they are gone! Please reserve early and don’t be left out.