WINE CLUB! Selections July 2018

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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)

Sokol Blosser Rosé of Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee 2017 (Dundee Hills Oregon)
Sokol Blosser was founded in 1971, and focuses on sustainable agriculture. The winery is managed by second generation siblings Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser. Alex is also the head wine maker. Their vineyards are certified USDA Organic by Oregon Department of Agriculture. Sokol Blosser is known for their stunning Pinot Noir, so you would expect their Rosé made from all Estate fruit to be great as well, and it is! Here’s a description from the Wine Enthusiast, who gave the wine 91pts:
“Too many rosés go for power over finesse; this takes the lighter path, to good effect. Made from all organic estate fruit fermented entirely in stainless steel, it’s fragrant and spicy at just 12% alcohol. But there’s no lack of flavor: fresh strawberry, pink grapefruit and blood orange. A hint of pepper spices up the finish.”
Rosé, of course, goes with everything, but I’d pair this with a crisp summer salad, maybe with shrimp and avocado… This wine is lighter than your typical Rosé of Pinot Noir, but it’s certainly bold enough to stand up to salmon or light pork dishes.
This wine will probably change a bit, getting a little more complex and refined over the next year or so, but I wouldn’t hold on to it for too long!

Domaine Des Remizières Crozes-Hermitage 2016 (Crozes-Hermitage, Rhone Valley, France)
100% Syrah. Crozes-Hermitage is in the northern part of the Rhone valley where Syrah rather than Grenache is the most prominent red grape. Domaine Des Remizières is run by the Desmeures family, now in their fourth generation. This wine is made from 100% de-stemmed Syrah grapes aged in large (likely older, and neutral) oak casks to create a pure expression of the grapes and the terroir in which they are grown. This wine is delightfully fresh and clean, while simultaneously bold and forward. It’s a little young still, the tannins are dense and chewy. (which I love! but it’ll settle down in a year or two) Drink it now or hold it for a few years. There’s a touch of what I describe as “lavender” that can be typical of Rhone wines. Dark fruit flavors here with a touch of olive in the finish. It almost smells like grilled meat. Chop up some fresh sage, and rosemary, a little garlic, mix in some Olive Oil and vermouth, a drop of Bragg’s, (maybe a very small amount of honey to get a good crisp.) throw in a skirt steak, grill it hot and quick, this wine will be a perfect match!

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 a case!

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