Amendment 21 Wines

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:21

Domaine de Majas Syrah

"Cotes Catalanes is one of the most important IGPs in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, covering the Pyrenees-Orientales department on the border with Spain. Vineyards cover the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees mountain chain, an area also used for the Cotes du Roussillon, Banyuls and Collioure appellations. The IGP exists to provide a geographic indication for wines that are made outside the existing AOC vinification requirements or permitted styles."

This Syrah offers black fruit, with black pepper notes, spicy hints and liqueur, and red fruit flavors. The nose produces scents of balsamic and liquorice notes. It displays a very pleasant freshness and balanced, and subtlety.

On the palate it has a good mouthfeel, light, medium-bodied, well-defined and with bright acidity. A slight chocolate bitterness which ends up being dominated its fruitiness (blackcurrants), the smoothness of its tannins and its great persistence. A very interesting Syrah. A rustic, yet elegant wine.

Food Pairing: Lamb, Beef, Hard Cheeses. $19.99

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Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:16

Domaine de Majas Rouge

"Cotes Catalanes is one of the most important IGPs in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, covering the Pyrenees-Orientales department on the border with Spain. Vineyards cover the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees mountain chain, an area also used for the Cotes du Roussillon, Banyuls and Collioure appellations. The IGP exists to provide a geographic indication for wines that are made outside the existing AOC vinification requirements or permitted styles."

The Rouge from Domaine Majas is a blend of old vine Carignage and Grenache. It displays a brilliant ruby colour with an explosive nose of blackberries and cherries. On the palate, this wine has intense black fruit concentration, astonishing minerality, and tannins that just melt in your mouth. Delicious and enjoyable

Try it alongside lamb, steak, mac and cheese, mushrooms, and roasted vegetables. $21.00

Published in Wine
Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:00

Alacre

With winemaking in his family blood, Vito Lauria decided to attend the University of Udine in Friuli where he obtained a degree in Enology in 2003. After stepping off the campus he worked at a number of wineries in northern Italy for a few years before returning to Sicily in 2005. Vito came home to open the old family winery in Alcamo, 30 miles west of Palermo.

The organically-produced Alacre is a blend of the indigenous Nero d'Avola grape along with Syrah. Alacre is full of dark, soft black fruit, hints of earth with a spicy, peppery finish. $25.99

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Saturday, 06 September 2014 13:45

Bookcliff Vineyards | Friday's Folly Red

The grapes for this red blend are 100% Colorado grown! BookCliff Vineyards is located in the Vinelands, a region east of Palisade, Colorado, where grapes were grown at the turn of the century. Situated just West of DeBeque Canyon, across from the Colorado River and underneath the BookCliff escarpment, our vineyards benefit from evening winds that prevent frost and provide moderate growing temperatures.

Friday's Folly Red Blend is a medium bodied red with tastes of raspberries up front turning into blackberries in the smooth finish of light tannins. Have a pizza and share with friends. Varietal: Red blend Appellation: Grand Valley Production: 600 cases 

$12.99

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Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:48

Regis Bouvier Gevrey Chambertin

"Régis Bouvier in Marsannay achieves a rare hat trick in Burgundy, the mastering of all three colors–red, white and rosé, through reasonable yields and high quality terroirs. Bouvier makes the best Burgundian rosé that we have ever tasted, his whites are delicious, with their own particular character completely unlike other Chardonnays from Burgundy, and his reds are his crowning achievement, managing to be wild and exciting while refined and elegant at the same time.

Profound aromas of spice, pepper, smoke, and small red fruits galore leap out of the glass. Deep, bold, and masculine, this wine will reward those who choose to cellar it for a few years."

$58.00 

Published in Wine
Wednesday, 09 July 2014 11:43

Domaine Pierre Guillemot Bourgogne Rouge

"The Guillemot family has worked Savigny-lès-Beaune vines for eight generations (!) and produces wines with classic Burgundian finesse and balance, all while leaving us a reminder of Savigny's rustic character. Guillemot is one of the quintessential Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant producers, with wines that epitomize the local terroir and emphasize grace and elegance over power and structure.

Not dark in color, no, it doesn't even try to be dark, but then Pinot Noir from Burgundy is rarely noir. The perfume gets to me every time—it just screams Burgundy— classic in every sense."

$26.00

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Saturday, 21 June 2014 13:28

Acentor | Calatayud, Spain

The Acentor is made from Spain's Garnacha variety in the Calatayud region. Calatayud lays in the north-eastern corner of the country on the border with France.

"This wine is produced from old vines, aged 50 years and older which are trained en vaso. The vineyards are located between 750 and 1000 meters above sea level and have iron-rich clay soils with many large stones. Aromas of ripe blueberries with a spicy undercurrent and a fresh, medium-bodied character with soft tannins." $13.99

"5 European wines to try, at $15 and under. Spicy berry flavors are typical of good, inexpensive Spanish garnacha, and this wine delivers them, along with smoky earthiness for added interest. Not a particularly complex wine, just a really fun one."

- The Washington Post

88 points - International Wine Review Issue 39, Nov/Dec 2013

Published in Wine
Saturday, 14 June 2014 13:56

Camp Cabernet Sauvignon | Sonoma County

"Camp/The Hobo Wine Company is the brainchild, side job, menace to the wine industry, hedged bet, cash strain, mental anguish, late night musing, bruised hands, dirty t-shirts, and constant companion of Kenny Likitprakong. Despite knowing better, he started his own label in 2002 with the simple idea to have some good fun.

Camp was created by the Hobo Wine Company in 2013 to showcase the quality and value of Sonoma County wine. We work with top growers and vineyard managers in very high quality and responsibly farmed, though lesser know, vineyards throughout Sonoma County to produce table ready, food friendly, approachable and affordable wines."

This Sonoma County Cabernet starts with a deep ruby/crimson color. The nose offers aromatics of cassis, blackberry liqueur, and cedar. The intriguing palate delivers plenty of black and purple fruit with supple tannins, good acidity, and a lingering finish.

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Saturday, 07 June 2014 12:08

Rook | Columbia Valley, Washington

Rook is produced by the Corvidae Wine Company in Columbia Valley, Washington. This Merlot-based blend also includes a strong portion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

"Rook is made to showcase the world-class Merlot grown in the cooler, higher elevation sites located in the Columbia and Yakima Valleys. The wine is aged in mostly neutral French oak to keep the bright fruit flavors lively in this stellar vintage. 

Showing red and black fruits, sarsaparilla, orange peel, cinnamon and tobacco, this crisply textured red is balanced by fine grained tannins and a rich, pillow soft mid-palate." Only 2,200 cases produced.

Published in Wine
Saturday, 31 May 2014 12:29

Bocelli Rosso Toscana, IGT

The family of famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli has been making wine for over 130 years.

This Tuscan red is made with the ubiquitous Sangiovese grape variety. The Bocelli family's passion and expertise are on full display in this exceptionally bright, lush, and appealing Sangiovese. With grapes hand-harvested from some of the best vineyard sites in Morellino, the fruit is deliciously ripe and smoky, with notes of marasca cherry, granite, and rhubarb compote. The finish is long and suitably dry, with admirable acidity that makes the palate taut and pleasing.

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