August Wine Club Selections

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2015 Bodega Castro Martin Albariño - as baixas, spain

Color: Straw to light gold
Aromas: Light aromatics, hazel nuts, golden delicious apples, and cedar
Mouth: Mid acidity, medium body, with a creamy texture, and a finish. Tart fruit that lasts long onto the finish, leaving the mouth salivating and wanting more. 
Food pairing: Shrimp off the grill, ceviche, fish tacos, poultry with fresh herbs
Ageing: This wine is well now, and has the ability to go for several more years. We would not suggest holding it for longer than three years.  

Further information on this wine can be found here: https://bodegascastromartin.com/

2016 Domaine Combier "Cuvée LaurenT Combier" Crozes-Hermitage - northern rhône, france

Color: Deep purple with a garnet rim
Nose: Lavender, violets, lots of earth, mushrooms, and suede
Mouth: Mid acidity, soft round mid palate, with long, smooth tannins. The wine shows beautiful, concentrated blue fruits, with layers of herbs and spices. This wine is very supple, leaving you longing for another sip.
Food pairing: This wine is very versatile, and can go with lots of different foods, from pork to chicken, as well as more robust red meats.

Ageing: This wine is meant to be enjoyed while it is young. We suggest drinking it this year.

Further information on this wine can be found here: http://www.charlesnealselections.com/domaine-combier-crozes-hermitage.html

 

 

February Wine Club Selections

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2016 Cenatiempo Ischia Biancolella, Ischia, Italy

Situated off the coast of Campania, Ischia is a beautiful island often visited as a vacation getaway for Italians, but they have a wonderful history of winemaking.  Rarely seen varieties such as this Biancolella are prominent here, and they greatly express the place from where they’re made.  Sea swept aromas of lime and melon mingle with true mineral flavors on the palate, a combination of volcanic soil and bright sunshine that spread across this paradise.  Try serving this wine with sashimi or linguini with an herbed butter sauce.

2016 Bodega Noemia de Patagonia Malbec "A Lisa", Patagonia, Argentina  

The rustic landscape of Patagonia doesn’t appear to be ideal for wine growing, but in the right hands this Malbec harkens to its French origins: deep plum and cherry notes are brushed with more earthy aromas, and the full mouth finish screams for hearty foods  A well-cultivated cheese board would also sing with this red.