April 2019 Red Shipment

Flaneur Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Flaneur Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Willamette Valley, Oregon

$28.75 / each

Description:

With winemaker Grant Coulter at the helm (he was the head winemaker at the critically acclaimed Beaux Freres for 6 years), it's no surprise that Flaneur is one of the Willamette Valley's rising stars. This excellent dry-farmed, organically grown Pinot Noir was sourced from two of the winery's estate vineyards in the Ribbon Ridge and Chehalem Mountains AVAs, and was fermented with native yeasts. Teeming with zesty red currant and bing cherry fruit, this wine is alive with freshness and finesse.

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Poggio Croja Barbera d'Asti 2017

Poggio Croja Barbera d'Asti 2017

Piemonte, Italy

$23.75 / each

Description:

This very modern, super polished Barbera hails from the appellation of Asti in Italy's Piemonte region. Deep purple in the glass, this is a sexy, silky rendition of this variety that leads with dense black cherry fruit, fragrant notes of licorice and velvety tannins. This wine was fermented with wild yeasts and was aged in concrete tanks, which maintains its vivid freshness.

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Martin Clerc Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes 2017

Martin Clerc Syrah Collines Rhodaniennes 2017

Rhone Valley, France

$23.75 / each

Description:

This beautiful, very understated Northern Rhone Syrah is a perfect, unadorned display of what the Syrah variety really tastes like. Showing tangy acidity, violet aromas, super fresh blueberry and blackberry fruit, and crushed rock minerality, this bottling really hits the spot.

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Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec 2017

Matias Riccitelli Hey Malbec 2017

Mendoza, Argentina

$23.75 / each

Description:

Matias Riccitelli makes fabulous boutique wines in Las Compuertas, which is the highest altitude portion of Lujan de Cuyo in Mendoza's Uco Valley. Sourced from ungrafted old vines and aged in a combination of concrete eggs and used French oak, this wine favors elegance and grace over power and density. You'll see tons of violets, blackberry fruit and spicy black pepper notes on this very alluring wine.

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