WINE CLUB November 2016 Selections

“The first rule of WINE CLUB is… ALWAYS talk about WINE CLUB!”
The Wine buyers (Andrew and Dale) pick two wines each month for you that we love, and you will too. One white (or rose, or bubbly) and one red. The total value of wines will exceed $40 (usually between $45 and $50) and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! (see below for pricing and perks)


Pieropan Soave 2015
Pieropan is a family owned winery founded in 1880 by Leonildo who was a physician in the town of Soave. Garganega and Trebbiano di Soave are the traditional grapes of Soave although legally small amounts of Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc can be added. Pieropan uses only the traditional grapes and sources from their own vineyards. We used the 2014 vintage during the Veneto, Italy seminar in July, there are a few bottles left in the shop. I tasted them together last night, the 2015 is a little more fruit forward than the 14, with a similar salinity, minerality and depth. Dale has been seeking out a good Soave for quite a while, we’ve tasted several over the last year or so, and this is the one we both loved! Production of this wine is all certified organic.
Here’s a neat article about why Pieropan is not using the “Soave Superiore DOCG” designation
Tasting notes from the producer – “Straw yellow with brilliant, greenish and golden reflections, the bouquet is fresh, ample & floral with notes of elderberry, apple, pear and lemon verbena on a background of almonds and nuts; fresh, elegant & well balanced on the palate, with a long finish.”
Blend: 85% Garganega and 15% Trebbiano di Soave
This wine serves as a great appertif, is wonderful withh all kinds of seafood, salads, steamed and lightly seasoned veggies!
Bodegas Muga Reserva 2012
My wife Amy and I were in Asheville and picked up a bottle of this, (2011) and drank it late one night after having beer at a party, wow, it was just what we wanted. I ordered some for the store when we got back, we got the 2012. We tasted the ’12 last week and it was amazing. Very well balanced, beautiful fruit, wil substantial but smooth tannins. This wine gets better with every sip, you will be very sad when the bottle is empty!

The Wine Advocate gave this vintage 91pts
The Wine Advocate – “The red 2012 Reserva is sold as Crianza or Reserva depending on the market, but it’s always a blend of Tempranillo with some 20% Garnacha, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo from the lower part of the valley of the Oja-Tirón river. The varieties are fermented and aged separately until most of it (around 80%) is blended the summer after… 2012 saw good ripeness, and the wine shows it, but doesn’t show any excess. The vinification is as classic as it gets: the grapes ferment with natural yeasts with a ‘pied de cuve’ and the wine matured in new barriques the first year; it was then transferred to well-seasoned barrels for a further year of upbringing. It still feels quite oaky with some smoky aromas and some notes of roasted sesame seeds. The palate is lush and round, with polished tannins. This is a textbook Rioja at a very good price for the quality it delivers. This wine should be readily available, as it’s produced in good quantities, close to one million bottles, which for this quality is impressive. Rating: 91(+) Points.”

Here’s the producer’s tasting notes – “On the nose, it displays ripe, dark fruit, grape syrup, bitter chocolate and as it opens up, hints of spices such as pepper, vanilla and a little mountain scrub begin coming through. On the palate, it is balanced with a soft touch of acidity to give it good potential for cellaring. The attack is broad and long, with an evolution in the mouth which spreads silky and mineral sensations before concluding with sweet tannins which still have a lot of grip and will benefit from some time out for their full integration.”

This will pair well with almopst any kind of lamb dish, paella, chorizo, grilled eggplant with a little paprika, shepherd’s pie…

Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a substantial discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually 25%)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make it a case!

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