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At this monastery in Vitorchiano, Italy, the Sisters of the Cistercian Order tend five hectares of vineyards to make two white wine blends, Coenobium and Ruscom, as well as a red wine blend called Benedic.
Coennobium is a blend of 45% Trebbiano, 35% Malavasia and 20% Verdicchio. Their vineyards planted to volcanic soils, have been organically farmed since 1993. This volcanic soil and extended skin contact during fermentation lends itself to wine that is redolent of dried orchard fruits, flowers and almonds.
73% Sangiovese, 27% Montepulciano
2018 is another excellent vintage for this blend of Central Italian grapes. Thanks to better farming practices (more extensive crop thinning) and scrutiny of the vineyard blocks used, Segromigno is more complex in previous vintages. This "Lot 2" features Sangiovese in the lead, similar to our 2017 Segromigno. The cool August resulted in longer hang time for the fruit rsulting in a deep colored and intense wine with great natural acidity. While this wine can be injoyed now, it will age gracefully fo several years (3 to 5) years to come much like vineyard designate Chianti.
The Picolo Derthona has lovely line and texture, crisp acid. Playful and fun. A great introduction.
A little baking spice and pear. Citrus and pith. Saline, with a fine layer of phenolics, very different in style from the Derthona. Tiny bit of fresh fennel. No wood action. Just tank. Linear line and length.
The vineyard which produces this wine was planted in 1991 with Merlot, Cabernet, Sangiovese and Syrah with the intention of expressing an affirmation of the highest quality from the Bordelaise Varietals planted in Bolgheri, combined with the ability of elegance throughout the Tuscan Sangiovese and the complexity of the Mediterranean Syrah.
"This is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Sangiovese from 20-year-old vines aged in oak for 18 months. The Michele Satta 2017 Bolgheri Superiore Piastraia offers intensity and bold fruit with plenty of rich blackberry, dried cherry and toasted spice. The is a full and generous wine from a hot vintage that does not hold back in term of fruit density or intensity. It would welcome some pork-filled ravioli. The soft tannins add to the wine's balanced full-bodied approach. " 93 points Robert Parker
An elegant, original and inimitable personality. Rich in red fruit mixed with notes of licorice typical of the variety. Great harmony with anything from traditional pesto to charcuterie to cherry pie.
"Bright medium red. Pungently perfumed nose offers violet, lavender, Szechuan pepper, lemongrass, blood orange and small red berries. Then juicy and very fresh flavors similar to the aromas, plus a building licorice nose, linger impressively on the medium-bodied mouthfeel. Closes with magical, persistent inner-mouth perfume and truly exceptional clarity and cut. This sees no oak whatsoever and therefore the wine's magical perfume is really allowed to shine through. A real knockout of a wine and easily one of the two or three best Perricones I have ever tried." 95 Points Vinous
Pale pink, very light blue glints. Very floral on the nose. Light & fresh red berry flavors. Red berry characters are complemented with a touch of exotic fruits and a hint of apricot and honey and soft acidity.
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Handcrafted by the Applewood team in Adelaide Hills, this amaro is made from botanicals native to the coastal rainforests of Australia. With native riberries, fresh davidson plums and aromatic strawberry gum leaves, Okar Amaro showcases a unique expression of the sunburnt country.
Cherry red in colour, Okar Amaro heralds a fresh botanical bitter assortment of blackberry, mint, thyme, and citrus, followed by a silky medium-bodied blend of fruitiness and herbal tea like notes. Excellent substitute for Campari in either a negroni or a spritz.
The nose is creamy with custard and vanilla, citrus and a basket of fresh tropical fruit. Palate is fullly textured and oily, with flavors of molasses and kola nut, marshmallow, banana, guava, and more. Delicious!
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This certified Biodynamic® perry is made from pears harvested from our friends at Mt. Hood Organic Farms an Organic and Certified Biodynamic® orchard just outside Hood River, Oregon. We used Starkrimson and Red Bartlett pears. The pears are fermented using indigenous, natural yeast and allowed to go through full malo-lactic fermentation with indigenous malo-lactic bacteria. Toward the end of fermentation the perry is blended together and bottled with some of the pear’s natural sugar still remaining. The perry continues to ferment in bottle resulting in a light carbonation known as the “Ancestral method”. This perry is crafted using a minute amount of sulfur to preserve its integrity. It is fermented using natural yeasts, natural malo-lactic bacteria, no added acid, no forced carbonation and absolutely no pasteurization; this perry is a living beverage that will continue to evolve in bottle.
The grapes for this cuvée are picked a bit later in the season than this winery's other cuvées. When done for still wines, it tends to make for an off-dry wine, but when done for sparkling wine, combined with a lower dosage, the results are truly splendid.
The richer body makes for more complexity while no dosage (Brut Nature) focuses the mineral lines and acidity to greater advantage.
VINEYARD: It comes from 64 hectares of owns vineyards located in the state of Finca Villacreces.
GRAPE VARIETIES: 90% Tempranillo, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon.
AGING: 12 months in 3-year-old French barrels (Darnajou and Taransaud).
TASTING NOTES: Deep, black cherry color. Aromas of red fruit embodied with toffee oaky hints from the aging in French barrel revealing a sweet and fruity wine on the mouth. Reminiscences of ripen fruit and licorice. It offers a pleasant and soft aftertaste.
Garnacha Tintorera is known for its deep, inky color, and for coating theglass on the swirl. A rich and approachable wine with aromas of black fruit and berry, licorice, and espresso. A supple, balanced finish with hints of white pepper to complement the fruit.
Blend: 70% Garnacha Tintorera, 30% Monastrell
"The fruit-driven and easy-to-drink 2019 Laya was produced with Garnacha Tintorera, or Alicante Bouschet, grapes blended with 30% Monastrell from an unusually wet year with torrential rains during the harvest. It fermented in stainless steel vats with neutral yeasts, with malolactic in barrel, where the wine matured for four months. It's very dark, almost opaque, expressive and open. This comes from younger vines yet is structured and seamless, quite complete. It feels like a very good vintage for Garnacha Tintorera in the zone. The palate is round, somehow creamy, and the tannins are ripe and juicy. 360,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2020. Rating : 90+" -Wine Advocate
A traditional and terroir-driven amaro made primarily with infusions from Lake Garda botanicals such as lemons, thistle, rose berries, and sweet and bitter orange. It also includes others like kina, vanilla, and timut pepper (similar to Sichuan pepper), from elsewhere. All infusions are done individually, blended according to Elisa’s recipe and then rested for a short time in small oak cask. A light filtration is performed with paper filter to preserve color and aroma. No chemicals or artificial coloring are used.
A medium bitter flavor, partly from thistle, and partly from citrus. Flavors of lemon are persistent, complemented by the thistle aromatics. Finishes with the sweetness of vanilla and pungency of the timut pepper and ginger.
Serve as with a traditional amaro, neat or with an ice cube and lemon twist. A float of tonic would not be unwelcome.
Classic Wines of California
Bin 51 captures many of the attributes of the Eden Valley locale. The region’s high altitude and cool climate induces riesling with great finesse and elegance with a capacity for long-term cellaring. South Australia has gained worldwide recognition for producing world-class riesling and Eden Valley always features. In their youth, the wines possess scented floral and citrus aromas, with a mineral edge and marked natural acidity, contributing significantly to the palate texture and flavour.The evolution of Penfolds Bin 51 Eden Valley Riesling opens another chapter in a long history of Penfolds involvement in winemaking from this variety.
Southern Wine and Spirits
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Limit 2 bottles per person. No discount apply.
Filled: Sept. 29, 2011 | Selected: Jan. 25, 2021
Aged on the 4th floor of Rick 09, Warehouse Z
126.7 proof at Cask-Strength, 120 proof at bottling
Nose: Caramel popcorn, chewy caramel candy, butterscotch, peanut shells
Palate: Chewy viscosity, notes of caramel sweetness throughout, peanut shells and lingering rye spice from the middle to finish. The barrel influence is extremely well integrated; just enough to add some boldness. One of the easiest sipping 120 proof bourbons you'll ever try.
Finish: Spicy and dry
Southern Wine and Spirits