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September 2014 Wine Case
September Wine Case
Broadbent Gruner Veltliner 1L Neiderosterrich Austria; The Broadbent name has been synonymous with fine wine for more than four decades, beginning with the renowned career of British wine critic, writer and auctioneer Michael Broadbent and continuing with his son, the importer Bartholomew Broadbent. Bartholomew Broadbent has partnered with family-owned wineries around the globe to produce wines rich with the essence of place and tradition. Broadbent wines represent authentic character and infinite pleasure. A juicy white wine, with plenty of lime, peach and green apple flavors. Our Gruner Veltliner is elegant and delicious.
Chateau Puy Servain Montravel, Bergerac France; After acheiving a Diploma in Enology from Bordeaux University, Daniel Hecquet worked at Château d'Yquem. After 8 years consulting for the CIVRB, he took over the reins at his family property, Puy Servain. Known for producing fresh, high-quality wines, Hecquet crafted this zingy white with lemon, lime, green apple, and a hint of grapefruit and ripe citrus fruits filling the finish. This blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 40% Semillon and 10% Muscadelle pairs well with salads, grilled fish and soft cheeses.
Four Vines Naked Chardonnay, California; The Original Naked Chardonnay sites before you unhindered by the buttery bonds of oak. No barrel fermentation, no other varietal blending – just pure, unadulterated chardonnay – with its carefree lemon and grapefruit aromas, it’s the perfect ode to the waning summer months. The use of extended lees again has imparted a delightful baked custard note and adds to the creamy richness in texture while still exhibiting tangy lemon, nectarine and granny smith apple. It is pure, clean and crisp.
Vignerons St. Hilaire DCR Blanc, Rhone France; 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.
The Curator White, Swartland South Africa - A blend of Chenin Blanc, Chardonnay and Semillon, the wine shows a spectrum of fruit and florals such as honeysuckle, quince, melon, cantaloupe, apple, pear, peach, apricot, lemon, lime, orange, pineapple, kiwi with hints of butter, cream, vanilla, fig, saffron on the textured finish.
The Curator Red, Swartland South Africa - A blend of 82% Shiraz, 16% Mourvedre and 1% each Cinsault and Viognier, this medium-bodied red packs a hefty, yet balanced, fruit punch. Aromas of blackberries and crushed violets lead to notes of cherry, raspberry and plum with savory spices. Juicy and smooth on the palate it is great paired with burgers, smoky barbeque or hard cheeses.
Sinsans Pinot Noir, Langedoc, France; Spectacular deal for this lovely fresh floral Pinot Noir, with Morello Cherry and red currant fruit, pronounced violets floral notes on the nose and a silky smooth, lingering finish. Perfect for any meal or just on its own.
Vignerons St. Hilaire CDR Rouge, Rhone France; A blend of Grenache and Syrah, this wine exudes an aroma of cherries and freshly ground pepper. On the palate there are aromas of black cherries and black Plum. This dark wine has impressive power and insinuating fruit ripening at the same time. On the palate, one feels at first quite ripe and soft tannins, which are framed by aromas of berries. In reverberation then a great acidity that makes this a very successful wine a real experience.
Meinklang Red Blend, Burgenland Austria; Meinklang Red is a beautiful blend of 60% Zweigelt, 20% Blaufrankisch and 10% St. Laurent from a family farm dedicated to the art of biodynamic winemaking. This wine is soft and aromatic with flavors of red cherries and wild herbs. The hot summer days in southern Austria and the long cool evenings allow for wonderful ripening of the grapes and produce this powerful wine. Perfect with chicken and grilled fish!
Four Vines Truant Zinfandel, California; “Escape the every day and take a little Truant “vacay.” With our got to pour when we feel too good to work! If the lush flavors can’t convince you to power down the gadgets and turn up the volume on life well lived, then what will?” Blended from an array of appellations throughout California, Truant is 77% Zinfandel, 13% Syrah, 5% Petit Sirah, 3% Barbera and 2% Sangiovese – the nose is dark berry, enticing spicy notes and bursting with Blackberry, ripe plum and a hint of tart blueberry. This over-deliverance of fruit still holds surprising structure and a velvety finish.
Sombras del Sol Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile; In the research of the Mapuche Tribe, it was discovered that their fascination with the heavens also extended beyond jus the sun. The sun, moon and stars are all featured in their beliefs and symbolism as well as reflected in their textiles, jewelry and cultural objects. Sombras del Sol allows us to associate with not just the sun but the earth and the heavens as a way of expression through oenology. The aroma has black cherries, red fruit and berries. On the palate, medium bodied with soft fruit driven tannins, great balance and a lingering finish.
Castle Rock Zinfandel, Lodi California; “Kudos to Castle Rock for this O so easy to like, medium bodied Zinfandel whose nicely ripened berry aromas are geared first and foremost to youthful, friendly, varietal fruit. Somewhat round and open on the palate with more than enough acidity to carry its flavors to a zesty finish, it is the perfect red for sauces and meat.” Connoisseurs’ Guide one puff – we couldn’t have said it better ourselves.