April 2017 Mixed Shipment

1808 Temperamento Natural Rioja Crianza 2014

1808 Temperamento Natural Rioja Crianza 2014

Rioja, Spain

$21.99 / each

Description:

This exceptional, 100% Tempranillo bottling hails from La Guardia in Rioja Alavesa and is made by a small winery who has been growing wine in Rioja for over 6 generations. Fleshy and generous with gorgeous red currant and red cherry aromas, this shows dusty tannins and beautiful structure in the mouth. Quite feminine in style and full of finesse, this was aged in American oak for 12 months.

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Jofre Vinos Frios del Año Tinto 2015

Jofre Vinos Frios del Año Tinto 2015

Lontue, Curico, Chile

$21.99 / each

Description:

This fabulous, mineral-driven blend of Malbec, Tempranillo, Cariñena (Carignan) and Carmenere hails from Chile's Curico Valley and is a perfect example of the country's new wave of edgy winemakers who are experimenting with natural winemaking techniques and exploring new grape varieties. Fresh, clean and precise, this is laden with fragrant blackberry and blueberry flavors and dusty, chalky minerals, which attribute great textural appeal to the wine.

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Presqu'ile Chardonnay 2013

Presqu'ile Chardonnay 2013

Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California

$21.99 / each

Description:

This Santa Maria Valley Chardonnay strikes a great balance between New World and Old World stylistically speaking. Rich and toasty, with notes of honey, vanilla bean, sweet citrus and baked apple, this is round and lush on the palate but shows excellent restraint. Presqu'ile employs natural winemaking techniques for their wines, using native yeast fermentation and aging in mostly neutral oak.

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Lichen Pinot Gris 2015

Lichen Pinot Gris 2015

Mendocino County, California

$21.99 / each

Description:

This tiny production Mendocino County Pinot Gris is sourced from vineyard sites in Anderson Valley and Booneville. Grown organically, this is a lush, ripe expression of Pinot Gris showing tropical notes of mango, starfruit and white peach set against beautiful lacy minerality. Vivid and broad in the mouth, this has great textural density and viscosity.

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