Marlborough is the region that put the distinctive summery grassiness of the New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc on the world map. Marlborough is Sauvignon Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc is Jules Taylor's obsession. She likes the unique expression of the region. She likes its vibrancy. She likes drinking it. And she loves making it. The Jules Taylor Sauvignon Blanc won the Champion Sauvignon Blanc trophy at the Air New Zealand wine awards in 2007, and again, in 2010.
The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc opens with a burst of bright citrus and the unmistakable aroma of capsicum. Elderflower and currant aromas are also present. It has a radiant light yellow hue, tinged with green and the dominant flavours are fresh and herbal layered over ripe tropical fruit & citrus notes. A fine line of acid ensures the flavours are focussed and leads to a delicate yet persistent finish with underlying mineral tones. $16.00
Crooked Stave Artisan Ale is located right here in Denver, Colorado and crafts elegant beers using Brettanomyces yeast. Brettanomyces, or "Brett", imparts a unique tart and citrusy flavor to the brewing process.
Crooked Stave's 'Surette' is an old-world-style Saison brewed with traditional harvest grains and noble hops. Each batch release is a diverse blend of Surette casks that have taken on an aged vinous character. Dominated by citrusy ripe fruits, a mild spice, and earthy undertones, Surette's character exemplifies the mixed culture of Brettonomyces and Lactic Acid Bacteria. Slightly tart, this artisan ale is perfect for Summer! It pairs well with curried chicken, aged cheddar, gorgonzola, and fish. $6.99/375ml.
Baracchi Winery's O'Lillo Supertuscan hails from the hills outside Cortona in southern Tuscany. "Supertuscan" refers to a style of Italian red wine made in the region of Tuscany from a blend of both autochthonous and non-autochthonous grape varieties. In this case, O'Lillo is made with 25% Sangiovese, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, and 25% Syrah.
The wine is macerated in conical tanks for 22 days; 6 months in stainless steel followed by 3 months in bottle. Ruby red in color, traditional in its complexity, roundness, elegance, yet modern in its intense fruitiness, accessibility, and soft tannins. You'll find aromas and flavors of black fruit and roast coffee. $19.99
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We absolutely LOVE Rosé this time of year and tend to drink it all Summer long! We found this little gem of a Rosé a few years ago and are so excited each March when the cases starting showing up.
Provence, in France's southern region, is THE place for quality Rosé production and the 'Cuvée Rosée d'Aurore' is a wonderful example. This classic blend uses Grenache, Cinsault, and Rolle in delivering a light, crisp, and pleasant Rosé that smells of ripe peaches and tastes like liquid sunshine. Open a chilled bottle and enjoy while the Spring sun is shining down. Best enjoyed with linen clothes and a deep, dark Mediterranean tan. $18.00
Yes, you can drink Rosé and still be bad ass!
Franco-American wine making team Charles Bieler and Charles Smith have collaborated in bringing you this fun and zippy Rosé from Washington State. The blend is comprised of Syrah, Mourvedre, Cinsault, and Grenache.
"The 2012 Rosé exhibits a beautiful pink color, tinged with a subtle salmon hue and coppered fuchsia edges. The aromas pop with wild strawberry, rose, cherry, subtle hibiscus and a touch of citrus, with underlying dried herb, crushed gravel and mineral tones. These bright fruit and savory flavors continue through the palate with great acidity that carries into the finish." $12.00
The Italian viticultural area known as the "Langhe" is situated in north-western Italy in the province of Piedmonte, at the foot of the Alps. It is here you will find some of Italy's most noble red wines made from the variety known as Nebbiolo. Nebbiolo (from the word 'nebbia', which means fog) is king of the Langhe and produces wines that are lightly colored, highly tannic, and which offer scents of tar and roses.
This Langhe Nebbiolo is a great entry to the category which includes Barolo, Barbaresco, Gattinara, and a few others. Although those wines fetch much higher prices, the Nebbiolo from Monchiero will offer an expression of Nebbiolo without breaking the bank.
Light, bright ruby red color. Straightforward fruity aromas of cherry, plum, strawberry, and red flowers. A bit more depth and grip than the light color and bouncy, fruity nose would lead you to expect. The acid is strong, and noticeable tannin makes this a very food-frinedly wine. Clingy flavors of dark cherry and some roasted herbal resin.
Try it with Venison, roasted meats, pasta with a strong meat sauce, beef casseroles, and salami. $15.99
Justin Willet Tyler crafts small production Burgundian varietals in southern California's Santa Barbara County appellation. He utilizes some of the very best vineyards throughout the area and focuses on creating wines that are both delicate and balanced. A close collaboration between the wine-maker and the growers results in wines of the highest quality. His wines will allow you to experience a "sense of place" and help you understand the terroir responsible for the wine in your glass.
"A blend of both young and old vines from the best three blocks in my estimation: G, N, & Q. (I'm not sure when we'll stop calling the 'young vines' young, they are now 15 years old...). This combination of age adds layers of complexity to the finished cuvee: the old vines give depth and sophistication; the young vines add freshness, richness, and youthful exuberance. Dusty Tannin, Violets, Spice, Dark Cherry, Cola." $55.00
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