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May 2015 Wine Case
May Wine Case
May 2015 Wine Case
Cavalo Preto Torrontes, Mendoza Argentina
With hints of peach pit, flowers, and orange citrus fruit this magnificent white has a beautiful structure and acidity along with enticing fruit flavors that keep you coming back for another sip. Fruity, floral and yet still quite dry; it is best enjoyed in its youth either by itself, or as a wonderful partner with smoked meats, mild to medium-strong cheeses, and seafood. Great partner for spicy food and Thai as well.
Vignerons St. Hilaire cotes du Rhone Blanc
Set on the right bank of the Rhône, a few steps from the historic site of the Pont du Gard, Les Vignerons de Saint Hilaire d’Ozilhan stretches out in a triangle between the famous communes of St Hilaire d’Ozilhan, Castillon du Gard & Valliguières at the heart of that southern slice of land bordering the Gard region and the Côtes du Rhône. 620 hectares in total. A blend of Viognier, Roussanne and Grenache Blance, the nose unusually complex notes of citrus, lime blossom and apple, plus a hint of green walnut. On the palate, a wonderful melting, how rare is it for white wines. With delicate, ripe fruit flavors and a refreshing acidity and a surprisingly long finish, it presents itself as a whole quite voluminous, yet refined and elegant representative of the region.
Claude Val White, Languedoc France
A unique blend of Vermentino, Chenin Blanc, Grenache Blanc, Mauzac, Chesan and Sauvignon Blanc with tropical fruit aromas and delicate floral notes. Bright and crisp on the palate with mango, pineapple and ambrosia along with honeyed acacia aromas, it finishes completely dry and clean.
Terres Basses de Laballes Blanc, Cotes du Gascogne France
This lively blend of Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Gros Manseng has a bright aromas of citrus and exotic fruits, mango, meyer lemon and tangerine. These carry through to the palate with floral notes of acacia and fresh chervil. It is fresh and lively with delicate mineral notes. This is a must for the summer.
Domaine de Sainte Croix Gratiot Rose, Languedoc France
This 100% Syrah rose has juicy fruit notes of strawberry, blueberry and hints of lemon tartness on the finish. The La Croix Gratiot vineyard is located in the seaside town of Montagnac on the Mediterranean. In 1996, the family completely modernized their winery and replanted vineyards to proper orientations. The result is a biodynamically farmed estate leading their village in modern winemaking with delicious results.
Houchart Rose Cote de Provence, France
The Houchart Family can trace their ancestry back to André Joseph, a sergeant of the French Guards who settled in Aix en Provence from 1797. Members of their family include a pageboy to Napoleon’s sister, a friend of Paul Cezanne and a recipient of the Croix de Guerre. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache and Syrah their delightful rose shows red berry and cherry aromas, with a light floral quality adding complexity. Spicy red currant and wild strawberry flavors are light in body and gently lifted by subtle minerality.
Domaine de la Sabatiere Cotes du Rhone Rouge, France
This blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah shows ripe red and black fruits with a note of olive tapenade and spicy character. It has wonderful balance without overwhelming the palate – a lovely alternative for spring.
Domaine Martin Vaucluse Rouge, Rhone France
Located on the Plan de Dieu, between Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas , the land is coveted since the sixteenth century by Diane de Poitiers who owns a vineyard which she judged wine worthy of his table. Alluvial soil, full of pebbles, this tray is swept by the Mistral. From April to November, the sun darts vine and night again, the cluster lies dormant in the warm scent rising from the stony mattress. The wine is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Syrah, with black raspberry and cherry notes, stoney minerality and soft tannins
Claude Val Red, Languedoc France
A delicious blend of Grenache, Merlot, Syrah, and Carignan grown in the Aude Valley of Languedoc. Bright, forward fruit balanced with great structure showing black raspberry and rhubarb as well as blackberry, violets and hints of lavender make this an excellent wine that you can afford to drink daily.
Cavalo Preto Malbec, Mendoza Argentina
Malbec from Mendoza is now Argentina’s flagship grape. This deeply colored, ruby-red wine has aromas of black cherry and raspberry with a hint of vanilla and baking spices. These flavors continue on the palate and lead to a smooth finish. Pair with grilled meats, roasted vegetables and barbeque.
Chateau D’Oupia Heretique, Languedoc France
A standby favorite at Southern Season, this is from Carignan from vines over 40 years old. The vineyard is located in the Minervois region, complete with a 13th century castle. Half of the wine is fermented in barrel, and the other half is fermented by carbonic maceration (a process in which the grapes are fermented before they are crushed, lending to a softer wine with very low tannins). A fantastic value, showcasing deep, dark fruit with a rustic, earthy side.
End of the Vine No. 8, California
This delightful blend of Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Petit Syrah has a wonderful mix of black and red fruits with hints of Zinfandel spice. Perfect with a range of foods.
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