WINE CLUB! March 2018 Selections

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The Wine buyers (Andrew and Dale) pick two wines each month for you that we love, and you will too. One white (or rose, or bubbly) and one red. The total value of wines will exceed $40, and the longer you sign up for, the better the deal! Our goal is to show excellent wines in a wide range of styles.   We only choose wines we have tasted and loved.   We don’t base our choices on ratings. (Although we’ll often include them, for your reference,  in the write-up)

Calvet Cremant de Bordeaux Rose 2015
90% Cab Franc 10% Merlot
Neat, neat, neat! A pink bubbly from Bordeaux, know more for its iconic red blends and sweet Sauternes. It’s rare to see a vintage bubbly in this price range, usually it will be a “Non-Vintage” blend of different years to preserve a house style. This wine is equally crisp and creamy with bright red berry notes, smells and tastes like flowers. (not that I eat flowers often, but I think you know what I’m trying to mean…)
Calvet has been making wine in France since 1818. Sixth generation direct descendant Jean-Christophe Calvet, and his eldest son Jean-Sebastien Calvet run the company. This Brut Rose is the Calvet’s reintroduction into the American market. They have holdings in the Rhone, Burgundy and Bordeaux, and were the largest French wine company in the 19th and most of the 20th century!
This, because of it’s tart and cream will go with a wide variety of foods, it’ll shine in a situation where there are many different appetizers served, or you could have it with Tuna Tartare, or Greek Yogurt with Fruit and Honey.

Gratia Raftacco Vineyards Malbec 2011
29.99 (Would normally be around $40/btl, we got a deal!)
100% Malbec
This is the first Malbec we’ve used for WINE CLUB and it’s a doozy! This wine was made by Andrea Marchiori and Luis Barraud. (who are also the viticulturist and winemaker for the highly acclaimed and fairly expensive Paul Hobbs “Cobos” Malbecs.)

This is a big round powerhouse of a wine. It gets 18 months of oak aging in french barrels, but the wine is so full that the oak is fully integrated. It’s very present but doesn’t stick out as a separate element which I think gives it a kind of rustic flair that I quite like.

Here are the tasting notes from the producer.
“Deep color, lustrous pigmentation, intensity with purple tones. Very ripe red and black fruits. Extremely well structured with oak, clover, white pepper and violets.”

This will go great with grilled meats and veggies.

Wine Enthusiast gave this wine 92pts here’s what they had to say
“Raspberry, blackberry and tobacco aromas settle in front of a chewy, round, solidly built palate. Medicinal berry flavors come with notes of rooty spice and resiny oak. A finely oaked finish holds root beer and dark-berry flavors that smoothly fade out. Drink through 2021”
(I think it could go quite a bit longer)

Here’s the price structure of WINE CLUB:
3 months $40/month = $120 total and you also receive a FREE Riedel glass
6 months $36/month = $216 total and you also receive two FREE Riedel glasses
12 months $32/month = $384 total and you also receive four FREE Riedel glasses
All WINE CLUB members get a substantial discount on Wine Tasting Seminars  at Wine World (usually 25%)
WINE CLUB members get a 15% Case discount when you pick up your club wines, since you are picking up 2 you only need to pick 10 more wines to make it a case!

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