WINE CLUB January 2017 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)


Minges Gleisweiler Scheurebe Trocken 2015
Pfalz, Germany
I tasted this wine early fall as part of a Terry Theise collection pre-order. Sheurebe is the grape, and this is a beautiful example. “Troken” means Dry in german wine nomenclature. This wine is crisp bright and has a nice minerality, you catch a little fresh gravel/damp driveway on the nose with flavors of a hint of mandarin orange finishing with grapefruit. A great apertif, or with fruit salad, light seafood dishes, thai food. Keep the food on the light and bright side, a bit of spiciness will work well, this wine manages to be both delicate and bold at the same time with great complexity, depth and a long satisfying finish, Yum.
Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
Mondavi Family Estate
Napa Valley California
Blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah, 5% Petit Verdot, 4.5% Syrah, 2% Zinfandel, 1.5% Merlot

It’s time for a big bold Napa cab in the modern California style! Will age well for 10ish years, but this monster is designed for drinking now. Michael Mondavi is the winemaker, son of the Iconic Napa wine innovator Robert Mondavi. Michael runs the Mondavi Family Estate, while his brother Tim has Continuum Winery.
Grilled filet mignon, marinated in olive oil, vermouth, with some honey (or brown sugar), a little Bragg’s (or soy sauce), some paprika, fresh rosemary and sage if you have it, and fresh minced garlic, a big portabello would work too! Beef ribs in a sticky spicy marinade, or save it for after dinner!

Here’s what the Winerey has to say:
“The Oso Vineyard provides the central character and structure of the wine, while the balance of the grapes from the valley floor contribute roundness and complexity.
Vinitfication: After the grapes were gently hand-harvested, de-stemmed and crushed, the juice fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks, with an extended post-fermentation maceration that beautifully married flavors and tannins, giving our Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon its lovely, seamless texture. Malolactic fermentation in barrel, combined with 18 months aging in French oak (66% new), further concentrated the wine’s rich cassis and blackberry cobbler flavors, adding subtle nuances of torched crème bruleè.”

Critical Acclaim
James Suckling – “A polished and refined red with plum, blackberry and spice. Full-bodied, yet toned and muscular. Flavorful and long. Polished with tension. Has brightness to it. Mostly cabernet sauvignon with merlot, petite verdot, syrah, and zinfandel. Drink or hold.”

The Wine Advocate – “The 2013 Emblem Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It sells at a very modest $35.00. The wine has a deep ruby/purple color, loads of juicy fruit, a medium to full body (about 14.7% natural alcohol), a lush, heady, accessible mouthfeel. This is a steal, and a sleeper of the vintage, and capable of lasting up to a decade or more.”

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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