Happy 10th Anniversary – 11.7.2014

Trouillard Brut Extra Special NV

The Trouillard family has been producing Champagne since1896. Now under the guidance of patriarch Bertrand Trouillard, the families estate continues to carry on the family traditions while adding his own stringency and tireless quest for perfection.The soils of on the Trouillard property are heavily chalk laden. This combined with two years of aging on the lees create this wines lighter fruit profile along with crisp, yet creamy texture.
Villa Wolf Rosé of Pinot Noir

The Villa Wolf property is located in Pfalz, Germany. The winemaking team of Sumi Gebauer and Patrick Möllendorf place particular emphasis on producing wines that are sustainably produced and minimally processed.They utilize age old production methods such as fermentation and aging in large, neutral oak casks, and spontaneous fermentation with natural yeasts.The Villa Wolf Rosé is a true rosé, made with a brief maceration before pressing to extract a lovely salmon color. It is light and refreshing, with bright berry and fruit flavors and a clean, zippy finish. This is one of my favorite rosés and we’ve carried it through the years. This is a great wine for rich fish dishes like Lobster bisque, but also works exceedingly well with holiday meals.

Castelmaure Cols de Vents Corbières
50% Carignan, 35% Grenache, 15% Syrah

Corbières is a relatively large AOC that lies in the Languedoc region, in the Southwest of France. Because of it’s Mediterranean climate the wines produced there tend on the acidic side. Not so for the tiny holdings of Castelmaure. There the Serre Mountains are to the south protecting them from the Mediterranean and helping this microclimate maintain a more continental profile, which means a bigger more fruit forward style. Brambly berry, cherry and raspberry, spices, black pepper … all are present in this authentic French country wine. There are also some aromas of herbs giving it minty, herbal notes, that are quite refreshing as well.
d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz

If you’ve been coming to our tastings for a while you’ll definitely remember this one from the very beginning. This was one of our best sellers early on. D’arenberg is one of the most important wineries in McLaren Vale. In 1912 Joseph Osborn, and self-described ‘teetotaler’ purchased the Milton family’s 25 hectares of land in McLaren Vale. His son Francis Osborn promptly gave up medical school and began working on the family’s vineyard. After a century the vineyard remains in the family’s name. The nose of this wine shows dark fruit aromas that follow through on the palate- think plums and blackcurrant. The tannins are fine with d’Arenberg’s trademark earthiness helping keep this easy going wine in check. Try with lamb or full flavored game dishes.

Fun Fact:

The Stump Jump label pays homage to the Stump Jump plough, which was invented in Australia. As the name suggest the plough allowed farmers to easily navigate over stumps and underbrush without getting tangled up.