Monthly Archives: November 2017

WINE CLUB Selections November 2017

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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, and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! Our goal is to show excellent wines in a wide range of styles.   We only choose wines we have tasted and don’t base our choices on ratings.(Although we’ll often include them in the write-up)

For this Month’s WINE CLUB we have two great Wines for your Thanksgiving table!

Hugel Gewurztraminer 2013

At Wine World we always reccomend Gewurtztraminer as a perfect pairing with thanksgiving turkey. Alsatian Gewurtz is typically dry and full flavored, with a richness that tastes a little like lychee nut, a distinctive fruit. This wine also goes great with heavier aisian fare. These wines, including Alsatian Pinot Blanc and Riesling, age remarkably well, and develop really interesting and yummy character. The wines darken and the flavoprs become more intense over time. I recently had Gwurtz and Pinot Blanc from the late 80s that were amazing! The Hugel family has been making wine in Alsace since 1635.

Critical Acclaim:
90pts Wine Enthusiast
A sumptuously rich nose of musk, creamy peach and fragrant orchid precede a rounded, medium-dry palate of gentle, warm peach and plum. A pleasant bitter-honey edge lends even more grip to the textured midpalate. Savor this slowly and enjoy the tingling baking spices that enliven the palate.

From The Winery:
“The spice of Alsace and one of Famille Hugel’s signature wines. It is both aromatic and extroverted through its floral and spicy notes. Gewurztraminer is an invitation to accompany a variety of spicy Asian dishes as well as smoked salmon and strong cheeses.”

Julien Sunier Wild Soul VdF 2016
Julian Sunier is a well known producer of Gamay in Beaujolais. When hail destroyed a good portion of his crop in Regnie, he bought some gamay from another producer in Beaujolais and made a this wine, designated as a “Vin de France” as its composition doesn’t follow the rules. It’s all Gamay from old vines, 65yrs or older, which I belive shows in the intensity of the fruit. Wild Soul was aged on the lees in conrete eggs, no there’s no oak. We were struck by how delightful and different this wine is, bright cherry and rasberry flavors, almost candylike, but completely dry, and very “clean”. Wild Soul will be a great addition to your holiday table, a nice counterpoint to the bird, and a stellar match with cranberry sauce. I suspect it’ll even go well with pumpkin pie, although a nice Sauterne would be perfect… I’m getting hungry already!

Third Thursday, November 16th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

Drop-in anytime between 5 and 8pm.
We’ll Taste 3 Whites and 3 Reds
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Wine World Third Thursday November 16th, 2017 Wines:

Chapoutier Bila Haut Rose 2016 Pays d’Oc, France
Grenache, Cinsault. Light, pleasant nose, offering soft peach, mango, floral and mineral aromas. Strawberry, red currant and mineral citrus notes, a round palate that finishes dry. Superb with charcuterie and soft cheeses.

Peirano Estate Viognier 2015 Lodi California
Peaches, pineapple, and tropical fruit are complemented by the scent of lemons and ginger. Lush flavors of fresh ripe peaches, apples, pears and orange marmalade, with a hint of spice. Pork loin with apricot stuffing, chicken Kiev, rich, spicy fare.

Dr. Loosen “Dr. L” Dry Riesling 2016 Mosel Germany
Crisp, refreshing, well balanced ripeness and acidity. Dense and concentrated, but delicate and graceful. Spiced duck leg, seafood enchiladas, Lemongrass chicken, crab cakes.

Château Pilet Rouge 2014 Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux France
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc Aromas combining ripe black fruits and roasted scents. The mouth is fleshy with a dense and tannic flavor which hints of red fruits, moderate structure and tannins with a hint of spice and cedar on the lingering finish. Charcuterie, especially paté and terrines. Cold roast beef. Steak frites, Sausage with chips, Shepherd’s pie, Goat and sheep cheeses.

Ventoux Les Traverses, Paul Jaboulet Aîné 2015 Rhone Valley, France
80% Grenache, 20% Syrah deep garnet with violet hues. Its nose shows notes of tart red berries, with a final note of pepper and liquorice flavors of blood orange, raspberry, fresh pepper and wild herbs rich red berries with hints of pepper and liquorice. steak, sausages, Cassolette of black pudding with cinnamon, Steak tartare, Mignon de porc in a sweet and sour sauce.

Banfi Centine Rosso 2014 Toscana Italy
60% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Intense ruby red. Fragrant nose, with dark fruit and floral nuances. Medium-bodied, with black cherry and plum flavors and hints of spice. roasts, game, pastas and cheese.