Spring Wine Club 2017
From the challenging 2011 vintage comes this Mourvedre - Grenache blend. This wine is lush, ripe with full mineral notes from the Mourvedre and bright strawberry from the Grenache. Aged twelve months in neutral French oak barrels, blended with the blends returned to barrel for an additional four months aging. Enjoy now and for at least the next five years. The grapes are from the Caliza and Hearthstone Vineyards.
This vintage of Merlot situated on Vineyard Drive has balanced fruit aspects hidden behind a stout tannic and acidic profile. When this wine fully opens and becomes drinkable it shows traditional flavors of blackberry and plum with hints of red fruits on the nose and near the finish. This particular bottle was opened and tasted in early February this year, 2017. At first, the wine was really taught and fruit was hard to define. Over the course of 2-3 hours (taking only small tastes), I allowed this wine to open up or “age” to drinkability. Oxidation or exposure to the air is what makes this young wine approachable now, and near the 3-hour mark prepared it to present a fantastic glass. If you are planning on opening this bottle soon (within 1 year), please open it 2-3 hours in advance of your planned event start, or decan tit for 30-45 minutes. Ideally this wine should be allowed to age in the bottle for 7 to 10+ years. It is difficult to wait though.
Limited production 100% Estate Grown
J. Dusi 2014 Pinot Grigio Wine Club: $15.30
A summer bouquet of freesia on the nose of this crystal clear and stainless steel fermented Pinot Grigio. As the wine swirls around, a hint of wildflowers pop, creating a fresh and delightful palate full of honeydew melon, pear and passion fruit. Enjoy with seafood pasta, quiche or antipasti any day!
A vineyard designated Tempranillo based blend from Never Idle Vineyard on the West side of Paso Robles. 38% Tempranillo 31% Grenache 31% Syrah. The Tempranillo provides structure and a leathery, smoky component while elongating the finish. Grenache adds lighter fruit tones and beautiful aromatics. This blend is an excellent demonstration of what the art of good wine making produces.
This year’s version of the 2014 Zinfandel based blend is still a crowd pleaser. It is not overly heavy or jammy, and carries a mouthful of Zin with a nice blend of other varietals including, Mourvèdre, Petite Sirah, Carignon, and Viognier whose properties are noticed throughout. Zinfandel by itself possesses the components found in this wine but the addition of the other varietals balance it and project yummy elegance. Spicy notes od tannins (Mourvèdre & Carignon, fruity notes and rich textures (Viognier & Petite Sirah) from the front of the tongue through the finish.
A shimmering delicate golden wine with lush aromas of lemon zest, crisp pineapple, vanilla beach combined with limestone minerality. Flavors of lemon curd, crème brulee, and Asian pear envelope the mouth with a plush texture and finish with lively acidity and minerality.
A dark ruby stunner with a nose of rich black cherry, pomegranate and dried herbs. Flavors of fresh raspberry with a hint of earth and baking spice fill the mouth and are framed with a bright acidity and silky finish.