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November 2015 Wine Case

Product SKU # 532-5000

November Wine Case



Ilauri Tavo Pinot Grigio, Italy – A bottle of perfect ripeness that finds a truly happy medium, not too sweet and not too tart. The nose offers up an intense bouquet of white fruits, ripe golden apples, and pears that compliment the gentle acidity of this wine. The palette of ripe peaches and spice round out this well balanced offering that has mouthwatering acidity and a refreshing finish that will bring you back for more.

Ilauri Nora Chardonnay, Italy – The Abruzzo region is bordered by the dramatic landscape and terroir of the Maiella and Gran Sasso mountain ranges, home to one of the area's most celebrated rivers, the Nora. Fresh fruit flavors blend harmoniously with an appealing, crisp acidity that lingers on the palate. An enticing bouquet of ripe apple, lemon and tropical fruit renders all types of seafood a natural pairing for this wine.

Darting Riesling Kabinett Durkheimer Nonnengarten, Germany – Though Darting has a history of grape growing dating to 1780, it was not until 1989 that the winery began to sell all of their grapes as wine under their own label. The family also maintains a highly regarded vine nursery, selling their grafted vines throughout Germany. This is a rich, muscular style of Kabinett, featuring grapefruit and apricot flavors with hints of white pepper and mineral. This is a 1 Litre bottle, so 25% more to enjoy!

Cercius Blanc, France – Michel Gassier grew up in the Costieres de Nimes/Southern Rhone region of France, and his family has been growing grapes here for four generations. The Cercius wines are a joint venture between the Gassiers, importer Eric Solomon, and consultant Philippe Cambie, and this all-star team has produced a stunning white wine in the 2014 vintage. A blend of 70% Grenache Blanc and 30% Sauvignon Blanc from 25 year old, organically farmed vineyards scattered throughout the Southern Rhone Cercius Blanc boasts a medium to full body and a knockout bouquet of peach, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and mineral. It is rich and beautifully textured with amazing purity, class, and pedigree.

Quattro Mani Barbera, Italy – Crafted as part of the celebrity collective Quattro Mani, Piemonte’s Danilo Dracco created this fresh, vibrant Barbera. Known as “the People’s Wine” in Italy, the indigenous Barbera offers a fruit-forward profile accented by jaunty acidity and earthy spices. This bottling is more than a great value – it is a well-crafted, fantastically food-friendly wine with the kind of brambly berries, zesty acidity and easy-drinking profile that could only come from Piemonte’s best. It might just become your new favorite go-to red!

Aranleon Bles Crianza, Spain – Blés is the name given to an indigenous plant - Chrysanthemus Blés - whose growth is encouraged between the rows of Aranleon’s organically grown vines. A blend of 40% Tempranillo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Monastrell aged for 6 months in Hungarian oak barrels, Bles has chocolate, balsamic and spice aromas on a background of ripe fruits. The palate is faithful to the scents perceived in the nose with flavors of black fruit and sweet spices. The finish is long with refreshing acidity and soft tannins expanded features.

Capa Roja Tempranillo, Spain – The Vega del Castillo wineries were established in 1999 as a result of the merger between the Bodega Cooperativa Olitense (Olite), the Unión de Cooperativas Virgen de Ujué (Ujué), and the Cooperativa Vinícola Nuestra Señora de Ujué (Pitillas). They have up to 915 hectares of vines, some of which are more than 80 years old. Capa Roja is 100% Tempranillo aged in Navarran oak for 4 months and shows bright rich fruit aromas with a hint of anise and spice. Sweet tannins are wonderfully balanced with flavors of licorice, tobacco and vanilla that linger in the finish. Great when paired with meat paella, hearty beef or game stew or cured cheeses.

Real Rubio Paniza Gran Reserva, Spain – Located in the heart of Carinena, Bodegas Paniza has the highest vineyards in the area, at a height of 850 meters, leading to cooler temperatures in summer. This, along with the dry continental climate helps create significant contrasts in temperature during the day and throughout the year, leading to wines of great concentration in color, sugar, flavor and aromas. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha and Tempranillo, their Grand Reserva has complex vegetal aromas that remind us of a lovely autumn day, along with notes of with toasted nuts, pepper, vanilla and balsamic. Smoothly on the palate this elegant wine has a good structure with flavors of oak and wild berries.

Domaine Denis Tardieu Cotes du Rhone Rouge, France – Denis Tardieu’s domaine is hidden back in the forested hills overlooking the Valley of the Aygues, north of Vaison-la-Romaine and along the eastern edge of the Côtes du Rhône zone. Since 2001 he has been certified organic for all of his olive and grape farming and production (along with making wine, he cures olives, makes tapenade, and of course has his olives pressed into oil). The vineyards are composed of 80% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 5% Carignan and 5% Cinsault, and by and large this is reflected in the blend. The wine is aged in big cement vats, never fined, and only lightly filtered at bottling. Denis favors big fruit and spice, and you get that in both his wine and oil.

Daisy Jane Pinot Noir, Oregon – Produced by Laurent Montalieu of Solena Winery as a private label for Southern Season stores, the wine shows Light cherry in color with orange hues Daisy Jane Pinot Noir has fruity aromas of ripe cherry and red currant with dried leaf and baking spice notes. It has a fresh and fruity palate with a lingering finish of crushed stone, it is delicious on its own or when paired with roast chicken and lamb.

Claude Val Rouge, France – Started in 1892 with 9 hectares of vines and now with fourth generation Jean-Claude in charge, the Claude Val estate comprises 320 hectares over several appellations along with 800 hectares under contract for a negiociant business. Jean-Claude is widely travelled and although his formal education was in economics, not wine, he learnt on the job, first in Bordeaux, then in Italy and finally from the mid 90's back at the family estates. This typical southern French blend of Grenache, Carignan, Syrah and Merlot from the sun-baked vineyards of Hérault in central Languedoc – the perfect all-round wine: medium-bodied, drinkable, fruity, some soft spices. Suitable for all types of Mediterranean foods.

Vinedos Real Rubio Rioja Crianza, Spain – This is a wine which identifies itself as a typical Rioja Crianza wine with the particular features of the terroir of Aldeanueva de Ebro and of the Real Rubio winery. The blend of 20% Graciano combined with 80% Tempranillo gives a wine with lively colors and solid acidity. On the nose, the French cask mingles with the red berries, vanilla. Potent in the mouth and long on the palate with pleasant, ripe tannins, it is the ideal red for charcuterie, cheeses or tapas.

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