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August 31, 2018 | Wine Club Selections | Kasey Martin

Fall 2018 Signature 3 Selection

Below is the list of wines featured in your Fall 2018 Signature 3 Selection. We have also included three additional wines that you may add to your shipment at no additional shipping cost. 

Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Vineyard 2016 | $80, members
The epitome of mountain grown fruit, this year’s Signature Cabernet Sauvignon displays a whiplash of vibrant red and blue berries (a woven garment of raspberries, ripe cherries and blueberries) in a ‘Pandora’s Box’ of Christmas spices and fresh cedar -- bound in an “iron fist in a velvet glove” tension, crisp-edged fruit and a diamond-like tensile strength in a magnetic embrace. The wine possesses an immediate debutante attraction belying its potential 15 year ageing potential. No need to wait but patience will be rewarded as the wine blossoms into full maturity (in a 3-5 year window), drink through 2031. 

  • Aromas: Christmas spice, blackberries, and Cuban cigar
  • Flavors: Madagascar spices, caffee mocha, penetrating dark berry
  • Food Pairings: Cabernet braised Venison Cheeks, Filet Mignon with red wine enriched Balsamic glaze, Gorgonzola topped sirloin burgers with sautéed sweet Vidalia onions

Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Vineyard 2016 | $48, members
93 points - Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report
"A beautiful assemblage of black stone fruits and savory notes in the core punctuated by bright flashes of mouth-watering grapefruit acidity. The palate is polished and pliable blackberry, dark currant, and herb. Beautiful texture with camphor and citrus-like acidity on the finish."

  • Blend: Syrah 36%, Grenache 36% Mourvedre 28%
  • Aromas: Black Plum compote, thyme, rosemary, sage, smoky sweet spices, anise
  • Flavors: Red and Black berries, reduced meat juices, cous-cous spices, sweet pipe tobacco
  • Food Pairings: Rosemary crusted lamb chops with a balsamic/shallot reduction, ravioli prosciutto with herbs-de-provence, Portabello burger with carmelized onions

Syrah Signature, Anna's Vineyard 2016 | $60, members
92 points - Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report
"The nose is dark chocolate, sticky blackberry and spice. The palate entry is scrumptiously polish black tree fruits with well structured acid and spice in the core."

  • Aromas: Plum sauce, butcher block meat juices, iron filings, smoked bacon, paprika
  • Flavors: Plum sauce, Italian espresso coffee, meat extract, cardamom, black pepper
  • Food Pairings: Baby back ribs with cheesy grits, lamb shawarma with sweet and sour harissa,  bacon-blue cheese burgers

Available wines to add to your shipment. (These wines are available for addition only and cannot be substituted for any of the wines listed above) 

Picpoul Blanc, Anna's VIneyard 2016 | $28, members
92 points - Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report

  • Aromas: Lemon-lime, pineapple, crushed rocks, citrus zest
  • Flavors: Grapefruit, preserved lemon, musk melon, wheatgrass
  • Food Pairings: Sea Scallops in lemon basil butter over angel hair pasta; Braised chicken thighs with olives, lemon and fennel; lump meat crab salad with mint and Vietnamese fish sauce

Pinot Noir, HMR Vineyard 2016 | $48, members
92 points - Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report

  • Aromas: Blackberry tea, faint wood smoke, mulling spices, freshly dressed venison  
  • Flavors: Spiced black cherry skin extract, savory earthiness, Lapsang souchong tea, animal meatiness
  • Food Pairings: Bacon wrapped salmon with wilted spinach, sautéed wild mushrooms with polenta and herbs, Moroccan style braised chicken legs with couscous and garlic toast

Nebbiolo Signature, Glenrose Vineyard 2013 | $40, members

  • Aromas: Rose hips, cheery, anise, mother earth and new leather
  • Flavors: Grippy texture, bergamont, anise, tarragon 
  • Food Pairings: Beef tenderlion, pork sausage, braised pork shank wiht roasted garlic 

 

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