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WINE CLUB selections August 2018

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Huia Marlborough Pinot Gris 2017 Marlborough, New Zealand $19.99
Huia is a family owned vineyard producing organic and biodanamic wines. Here’s the production notes from the winery: “After hand harvesting, pressing and settling, the juice goes to tank for fermentation. Two thirds of the juice awaits natural fermentation before being moved to neutral French oak barrels for the fermentation and maturation with lees stirring. The remainder is inoculated with wine yeast and fermented through to wine in tank.” This Pinot Gris (same grape as pinot grigio) is subtle and beautiful, reminds me of the lovely Alsatian wines. “A mixture of honeysuckle, pear, apple and quince aromas abound on the nose, followed by white peach and some spice on the well-balanced and smooth, dry palate.” is what the winery gives as tasting notes, I can’t disagree!
 
This wine will go great with Thai or other lighter asian fare, the bit of creaminess up front with its crisp cutting finish will pair well with creamy seafood pasta dishes, or a grilled whitefish marinated in white wine olive oil and a touch of honey, throw some fresh basil or rosemary on top!
Marietta Román Estate Grown Zinfandel 2015 North Coast California $22.99
84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera
I know, I know, we just had a Zin month before last, but this one is different than that one, I know you’re going to enjoy seeing a different expression of the grape. Have I mentioned that we looooove Zinfandel? It’s America’s grape. Similar to Malbec in Argentina, it started elsewhere (probably Croatia) but now it’s ours! My folks were great Zinfandel evangelists and believed if properly made, Zins could age as well as Cabernet or a fine Bourdeaux. (I’ve had many a great bottle over 20 even 30 years old from their collection) Back to the subject at hand. This wine is named for Marietta’s Cellar Master Román Cisneros who has worked at the winery for over thirty years. Román said, before the wine was named, that it is his new favorite house wine, so the wine was named for him. Much of the work at the winery is done by hand, with an eye toward sustainability. Marietta has a small team and is focused heavily on their employees. Scot Bilbro is the second generation owner and winemaker at Marietta after his father, Chris Bilbro founded Marietta Cellars in 1979. Chris cut his wine business teeth by working at Bandiera founded by his grandparents Emil and Luduina Bandiera in 1937.
 
The Román is full bodied, but goes lean and clean through the mid-palate, with a long lingering finish. Dale says it drinks more like an old-world wine and I agree. I love drinking Zin with this elegance! This would be great with spicy grilled Italian sausage, maybe with sautéed mushrooms and carmelized onion served on top of wasabi mashed potatoes?
 
 
90 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A blend of 84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah and 5% Barbera, aged for 12 months in neutral barrels, the 2015 Zinfandel Roman sports a deep garnet-purple color and nose of black plums, blackberries and licorice with touches of tar, charcoal, salami and Indian spices. Full-bodied with firm, slightly rustic tannins, it offers great fruit expression in the mouth with freshness and purity coming through on the long finish. (4/2017)
 
90 points Vinous
The 2015 Román is a gorgeous, Zinfandel-based red. Bright, plump and exuberant, the 2015 offers striking depth as well as freshness. This is an incredibly delicious, inviting wine. Even better, it is a tremendous value. Petite Syrah and Barbera round out the blend. Succulent red berry, spice, leather and floral notes add to the wine’s silky personality. I was quite frankly blown away by the wines I tasted at Marietta this year. Brothers Scot and Jake Bilbro have decided to each concentrate on separate properties. In practical terms that means Scot is now running Marietta on his own, while Jake operates Limerick Lane. One of the recent developments at Marietta is that most of the wines are now vintage-dated, with the exception of the Old Vine, Marietta’s flagship, which will remain a non-vintage blend, as it always has been. Aside from being absolutely delicious, these wines offer superb value to the consumer, something that is getting harder and harder to find. I can’t recommend these wines highly enough. 84% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera (AG) (1/2017)
Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a discount on Wine Tasting Seminars at Wine World (usually $5)
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 a case!
 
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Special Wines of Portugal, Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday August 24th, 7pm

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Special Wines of Portugal
Wine Tasting Seminar
with Dorit Handrus Co-Owner of Tambu Wines
Friday Evening, August 24thth, 2018, 7 pm. At Wine World.

Tambu is a small importer of a handful of specially selected wineries focused on small-production, terroir-driven, minimal-intervention wines. With Dorit as our guide we’ll taste several wines from Vinho Verde, exploring different types of wine produced in the region. We’ll also visit Alentejo, Beiras, Dão, Minho, and Douro, learning about how these wines are made, the people that make them, and the lands from which they are grown.
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

Space is limited. Reserve now!

The Wines:
Espaço Rural, Bojador Vinho de Talha Branco Amphora (2014)
Bojador, Rosé (2017)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Phaunus Palhete (2015)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Phaunus (2016)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Vinhão Yakkos Grande Reserva (2006)
Casa de Darei, Dão Lagar de Darei Branco (2015)
Casa de Darei, Dão Tinto Lagar de Darei (2013)
Aphros, Vinho Verde Loureiro Ten (2015)
Espaço Rural, Bojador Vinho de Talha Tinto Amphora (2016)
Quinta do Romeu Moinho do Gato Tinto (2015)

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$30 paid reservation. ($25 for Wine Club Members)
$35 at the door, if places are available.
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Third Thursday August 16th Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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Wine World Wines Thursday August 16th 2018:

Clément Et Florian, “P’tit Berthier” Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 Loire Valley France
With its pale rose colour, this Rosé shows aromas of red fruits, fruit drop, and some spicy notes. On the palate the wine shows both the suppleness and refreshing acidity of the Pinot Noir. Heaps of red fruit aromas with hints of spice on the nose.

Domaine de Cristia Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2017
50 % Viognier, 20% Grenache Blanc, 15% Clairette, 15% Rousssane
Golden yellow with green undertones, bright and clean. Very intense on the nose with ripe yellow and white stone fruits (apricot and peach) and white flowers bringing freshness. Round and full, very balanced with a long mineral finish. Breads, Cured Meat, Rich Fish, Soft Cheese, White Meat.

Lucashof Riesling QBA 2017 Pfaltz, Germany
Their philosophy is to employ environmentally sound viticultural techniques, and in the cellar to use the least amount of intervention possible. Christine has obtained an organic certificate for her wines from the Deutschepradikat. The Pfalz region is known to make Riesling that is a bit drier in style and fuller in body, and this wine is no exception. Starts out with tropical fruit aromas on the nose, pineapple, mango, and is rich and round in the mouth finishing with good acidity in a dry, yet crisp finish.

Giuliano Rosati Rosso Toscana 2016 Tuscany Italy
Sangiovese, Merlot. A rustic red wine with flavors and aromas of ripe cherries, blackberries, and zesty black pepper. Smooth tannins, acidity, and structure make this wine a perfect choice for many of your favorite dishes.

Vina Maitia ‘Weon’ Carignan 2017 Maule Valley, Chile
This 100% unoaked Carignan The nose is bursting with notes of cherry, plum, rose petal, cinnamon, lavender, and anise that lead to a bright palate of cassis and blackberry. There are hints of mushroom and earth underneath the dark fruit. A touch of black pepper spice and a solid dose of structural tannins round out the wine.
91pts Tim Atkin

Freelander, District One, Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 California
Indigo color. Aromas and flavors of dark berry preserves on graham crackers and dark roasted nuts with a bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a brisk grilled beets and nutskin finish with well-integrated, crunchy tannins and moderate oak. Pizza dinner, burgers or pot roast with mushroom gravy

First Friday August 3rd Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
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Wine World Wines Friday August 3rd, 2018:

Vina Eguia Rioja Blanco 2015 Rioja, Spain
100% Viura. This wine is a bright pale yellow color with greenish reflections. The fruit in the nose and palate are fresh, with notes of pear, apple and citrus. The palate is juicy, with floral hints. The mouthfeel is round and vibrant and the finish is fresh and pleasant.
This wine is best served with pastas in light sauces, fried and steam fish, sushi and all kinds of salads. Ideal by-the-glass as an aperitif, served chilled.

Two Angels Sauvignon Blanc 2017 High Valley, CA
This fruit-forward wine shows great intensity as it is poured into the glass, with hints of grapefruit, pear, honeysuckle, and citrus blossoms to name a few. A little sur lies aging adds a little weight to the mid-palate without sacrificing the refreshing crispness form entry to long, lingering finish. Added flavors of honeydew melon and mineral notes are evident on the palate.
Serve slightly chilled, a great accompaniment to fish and shellfish.

Torresella Prosecco NV Veneto, Italy
100% Glera. The aroma brings a fragrance of spring flowers, pear and apple, while on the palate, a fine string of bubbles is your first indication of the quality of this Prosecco. The flavor is soft, with a creamy fruitiness that hints of almond. This wine is great as an apéritif or with dry sweets and soft cheeses. Serve well chilled. 90pts W&S

Domaine Roman Pinot Noir 2016
A complex nose of smokey red fruit, vanilla and mild peppery spice. A core of plum, cherry and raspberry fruit with added characters of spices and vanilla on the palate, the wine is backed with a long, lingering, finish. Roasted or BBQ meats and fuller flavored cheeses.

Marietta Old Vine Red Lot 67 Sonoma County, California
Old Vine Red is a proprietary red wine made to replicate the field blends of many of the old vineyards in Sonoma and Mendocino Counties. Predominantly comprised of Zinfandel, Old Vine Red combines pure fruit, a supple mouth feel and a rich, solid structure. A groundbreaking combination of varietals and multiple vintages first produced in 1982, this wine has blazed the path for red blends for decades. With a historic underground following, it is one of the longest lasting and best known red blends produced today. Marietta’s flagship NV Old Vine Red Lot Number 67 is a combination of wine from the 2016, 2015, and 2014 vintages. 60% aged in neutral barrels and 40% aged in stainless steel. Dry, fruit-forward, rich, supple.
Ripe, juicy fruit and a lush mouth feel are the hallmarks of Old Vine Red, with peppery spice and dusty earth adding an extra level of richness. Moderate but focused tannins ensure this blend will stand up to almost any food.

Cleto Chiarli Lambrusco, NV Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Deep colour which foreshadows intense, but never excessive scents. It combines roundness and austerity, telling in detail of its terroir. Passionate. Pasta, charcuterie and, in general, traditional dishes from Emilia. (Cured Meats, Parmesan, Balsamic Vinegar)

WINE CLUB! Selections July 2018

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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 loved. We don’t base our choices on ratings. (Although we’ll often include them, for your reference, in the write-up)

Sokol Blosser Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2017 (Dundee Hills Oregon)
Sokol Blosser was founded in 1971, and focuses on sustainable agriculture. The winery is managed by second generation siblings Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser. Alex is also the head wine maker. Their vineyards are certified USDA Organic by Oregon Department of Agriculture. Sokol Blosser is known for their stunning Pinot Noir, so you would expect their Rosé made from all Estate fruit to be great as well, and it is! Here’s a description from the Wine Enthusiast, who gave the wine 91pts:
“Too many rosés go for power over finesse; this takes the lighter path, to good effect. Made from all organic estate fruit fermented entirely in stainless steel, it’s fragrant and spicy at just 12% alcohol. But there’s no lack of flavor: fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange. A hint of pepper spices up the finish.”
Rosé, of course, goes with everything, but I’d pair this with a crisp summer salad, maybe with shrimp and avocado… This wine is lighter than your typical Rosé of Pinot Noir, but it’s certainly bold enough to stand up to salmon or light pork dishes.
This wine will probably change a bit, getting a little more complex and refined over the next year or so, but I wouldn’t hold on to it for too long!

Domaine Des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage 2016 (Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France)
100% Syrah. Crozes-Hermitage is in the northern part of the Rhone valley where Syrah rather than Grenache is the most prominent red grape. Domaine Des Remizières is run by the Desmeures family, now in their fourth generation. This wine is made from 100% de-stemmed Syrah grapes aged in large (likely older, and neutral) oak casks to create a pure expression of the grapes and the terroir in which they are grown. This wine is delightfully fresh and clean, while simultaneously bold and forward. It’s a little young still, the tannins are dense and chewy. (which I love! but it’ll settle down in a year or two) Drink it now or hold it for a few years. There’s a touch of what I describe as “lavender” that can be typical of Rhone wines. Dark fruit flavors here with a touch of olive in the finish. It almost smells like grilled meat. Chop up some fresh sage, and rosemary, a little garlic, mix in some Olive Oil and vermouth, a drop of Bragg’s, (maybe a very small amount of honey to get a good crisp.) throw in a skirt steak, grill it hot and quick, this wine will be a perfect match!

Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total 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 a case!

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Oregon Wines, Pinot Noir and More! Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday July 27th 7pm

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Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
All Attendees will receive their own Riedel wine glass!
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Oregon Wines, Pinot Noir and More!
with Kaitlin Olinger of Advintage Distributing

Oregon is known for producing great Pinot Noir. We’ll taste some prime examples, along with a few stunning whites, and a wonderful Syrah. Kaitlin worked in the Willamette Valley at Beaux Frères winery for two years. Working with Advintage, she sells wine and beer from all over the globe, but Oregon holds a special place in her heart. Kaitlin knows the wines and the producers, and she has hand picked some of her favorite wines from the region for our seminar. Join us for a fantastic evening of Oregon Wine!
We’ll taste ten wines with a midway break for tasty tidbits.

Anne Amie, Cuvée A Amrita Sparkling (2016)
Van Duzer, Pinot Noir Rosé Estate (2017)
Montinore Estate, Pinot Gris (2016)
Illahe Vineyards, Grüner Veltliner (2017)
Alexana Winery, Chardonnay (2014) 90pts WS
Cristom Vineyards, Estate Syrah (2014) 93pts Vinous
Planet Oregon, Pinot Noir (2016) 91pts Vinous
Bethel Heights, Estate Pinot Noir (2015) 91pts WS
Domaine Serene Vineyards, Yamhill Cuvée Pinot Noir (2015) 91pts WE
Soter Vineyards, Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir (2015) 98pts JS

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Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
All Attendees will receive their own Riedel wine glass!
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.
The Seminar will begin promptly at 7pm

First Friday July 6th Drop-In Wine Tasting

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Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
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Wine World Wines, Friday, July 6th 2018:

El Casetero, Macabeo 2017 Campo de Borja, Spain
Medium yellow-green hue. Fresh on the nose with aromatic herbs, lime, stone fruit and touches of mineral. Vivid, fresh and long on the palate with apricot, white pepper and lime notes. Balanced acidity and body with great intensity of flavor. linguine with white clam sauce, goat cheese.

Adorada Pinot Gris 2017 California
Romas of Gravenstein apple, Bartlett pear, honeysuckle and orchid on the nose. A palate of orange blossom, orange zest, lemon and honeydew melon with hint of delicate sweetness, but with a touch of seaside minerality. Grilled salmon on a sunlit evening.

Sokol Blosser Evolution Riesling 2017 Columbia Valley, Washington
Presents with aromas of fresh peaches and stone fruits, has a delicate sweetness on the mid palate and finishes with a mix of sweet apple and elderflower.
Grilled Citrus Shrimp with Vegetable Slaw, Stuffed Pork Tenderloins with Bacon and Apple Riesling Sauce.

Cave des Vins de Bourgueil Lieu-dit Beauregard, 2017 Bourgueil, France
100% Cabernet Franc.
Tasting note: Deep ruby-red. Very expressive, complex bouquet, featuring fresh fruit aromas (blackberry) with hints of violet, bitter chocolate and coffee. It starts out full-bodied and soft on the palate, following through with jammy red-berry fruit.
Food & Wine Pairing: Grilled or roasted red meats, game, flavorful roast poultry (e.g. turkey with cranberry sauce).

Fable Wines Pinot Noir 2016 Mendicino, California
The 2016 Fable Pinot Noir showcases dark, red/purple in the glass. The nose is generous with ripe, plummy fruit and bright, freshly sliced strawberries. The palate is well structured yet wound with silky layers of spicy hibiscus and cinnamon and finishes soft, supple and satsfyingly long.

Milbrandt Brothers Red Blend 2012 Columbia Valley, Washington
Enticing Aromas of blackberry, Mocha, black cherry vanilla and a touch of dried herb. The palate is robust, yet supple, with generous flavors of layered fruit that is beautifully framed by polished tannins and a long toasty finish. Burgers, Pizza, Grilled Steak, Pasta Puttanesca.

Third Thursday June 21st Drop-In Wine Tasting 5-8pm

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Only $5, with a $2 rebate if you buy a featured bottle!
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Wine World Wines, Thursday June 21st 2018:

Fleurs de Prairie Rose 2017 Cotes de Provence, France
Crafted in the traditional Provencal style, Fleurs de Prairie is a pale salmon color with delicate flavors of strawberry, rose petals and herbs. Its bright, refreshing acidity makes it a perfect companion with a meal or as an aperitif.

Cà Montini Terre di Valfredda Pinot Grigio 2018 Trentino Italy
Lemony fresh and breezy on the nose, with aromas of wet stone, apricot, pear, and Maraschino cherry. Bone-dry and mineral-laden on the palate, it presents fresh squeezed lemon juice with just a hint of green apple skin.
Pairs well with a variety of dishes including fish, white meats, soups, pasta and risotto.

Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc 2016 California
Vibrant aromas of grapefruit and lemon with subtle grassy characters and a crisp clean finish. This wine is a fine accompaniment to shellfish or on its own.

Santa Tresa Frappato 2017 Terre Siciliane, Italy
The nose shows blueberry with earthiness, undergrowth and herbs. Light smoky cherry with a hint of tart notes. Chunky ‘chewy’ smoky sour cherry & tarry minerality. Juicy raspberry, wild strawberry, aniseed and red liquorice. Complex. Youthful. Dry. Typical Italian high acidity. Med tannins, med body, med+ finish. Lovely juicy fresh cherry, strawberry, raspberry. A good food wine.

Zorzal Terroir Unico Malbec 2017 Mendoza, Argentina
Deep, shining red color. Very mineral on the nose, with strong evidence of calcareous soils, such as chalk. Very fresh on entry, with great volume and texture. The tannins are somewhat edgy and the finish is a long one.
The destemmed grapes fermented in cement vats with indigenous yeasts and was kept in those vats between five and ten months until bottling, as there are four bottling lots. The nose is very fruit-driven and mixes berries with a hint of pollen and honey, giving it an accessible and easy to understand profile. The palate is juicy, with cherry flavors and almost unnoticeable tannins. It ends dry, with seriousness.
91pts James Suckling

McPherson Sangiovese 2015 High Plains, Texas
Sangiovese is an Italian Cultivar well suited for sometimes unforgiving climates. We have worked with this variety more than a decade and developed a consistent style in homage to our favorite Chianti table wines of Tuscany. Notes of red licorice, black cherry cola, and bright balsamic strawberry. The wine ages in neutral French oak, adding a beautiful texture that brings further depth and richness to this wine.

Castello Banfi Italian Wine Tasting Seminar, Friday June 22nd 7pm

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Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
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Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.

Castello Banfi Italian Wine Tasting Seminar
with Jacob Gragg of Cru Artisan wines

Banfi was founded in 1978 by Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani. The brothers goal was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

The wines of Banfi are born of a passion and love for unique terroirs, from continuous research, and from the intimate knowledge of different territories and the ability to marry time tested and respected techniques with innovative solutions in both the vineyard and the winery.

Jacob Gragg is the fine wine specialist for Cru Artisan wines, the luxury agent of the Banfi portfolio, and earned his Advanced Sommelier from the Court of Master Sommeliers at the age of 24. He is also a Certified Specialist of Wine, and was named one of the Best New Sommeliers of 2012 by Wine & Spirits magazine.

The Wines:
San Angelo Pinot Grigio
Principessa Gavi
Centine Rosso
Fonte alla Selva Chianti Classico
Belnero
Rosso di Montalcino
Brunello di Montalcino
Toscana Excelsus
Summus Red
Rosa Regale

Space is Limited Sign up now!
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Only $30/person ($20 for WINE CLUB Members)
All Attendees will receive their own Riedel wine glass!
Attendees will be offered special prices when ordering these wines.
Pre-Paid reservation is required to save your place.
The Seminar will begin promptly at 7pm

WINE CLUB! Selections, June 2018

Join WINE CLUB Today!
call (803) 279 9522
(see below for pricing and perks)

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 loved. We don’t base our choices on ratings. (Although we’ll often include them, for your reference, in the write-up)

McPhearson Roussanne 2016 High Plains, Texas
So… we were looking for a single varietal Roussane. I found this one from… Texas! We asked our rep for a sample and found it to be delicious. Roussanne is part of the white Rhone blend. Funky and floral like the grapes it’s usually blended with, Marsanne and Viognier. (There are several others, but these three are the most floral and aromatic of the Rhone whites.) The “Rhone white blend” pairs well with almost anything you’d drink a white wine with, and this Roussanne will too!

Here’s what the winery has to say:
“Not very well known outside of the Rhone Valley in France, Roussanne is variety that is seemingly defined by a history of obscurity. Roussanne is typically relegated to Rhone-style blends in order to give that extra dimension, or “boost” of flavor. Celebrated for its unique candy lemon drop flavors and delicate, herbaceous, tea-like aromas, it is without a doubt a wine that deserves more attention. McPherson Cellars would like to introduce you a wine of distinction, a wine that truly should be in the limelight. Enjoy this wine with seafood, poultry, light salads, or on its own.”

Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel 2016 Sonoma County, California
Blend: 83% Zinfandel, 12% Petite Sirah, 1% Syrah, 1% Carignane, 1% Barbera, 2% Mixed
We decided it was time to use a blockbuster red for June WINE CLUB! Wine World has loved and supported American Zinfandel since the 70s. Its ancestor grape, Crljenak Kastelanski, originates in Croatia, and Zinfandel is also genetically linked to Primitivo in Italy. Like Malbec in Argentina, Zinfandel has become the great American varietal, and is planted widely through California. Several vineyards over 100 years old are still in production. It’s hard to beat the Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel. Now in their fifth generation in California, the Seghesio Family has been making wine in there since 1895, when Edoardo Seghesio and his wife Angela planted what is now know as the “Home Ranch” vineyard.

Here’s what the winery has to say:
“Each vintage, we harvest multiple diverse lots of Zinfandel that span the entire Sonoma County Zinfandel landscape. Each of these lots is produced under the careful eye of our winemaker, Ted Seghesio. The best of these lots are selected to make Sonoma Zinfandel. A small amount of Petite Sirah is added to honor century old traditions and to provide color and structure. The result is a wine that offers tantalizing raspberry, blueberry, classic briary and spicy flavors with a balance of components for which Seghesio wines are known.
Pair with red sauces, pizza, barbecue, spicy cuisine and cured salami.”

93pts Wine Spectator
“Plump and loaded with rich, jammy fruit, this Zinfandel is a pleasure to drink. Bold accents of wild berry, spicy cinnamon and licorice glide dynamically toward plush tannins. Drink now through 2025.”