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Kasey Martin
 
August 31, 2018 | 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 

 

Time Posted: Aug 31, 2018 at 2:33 PM
Kasey Martin
 
August 31, 2018 | Kasey Martin

Fall 2018 Signature 6 Selection

Below is the list of wines featured in your Fall 2018 Signature 6 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

Syrah Signature,  Anna's Vineyard 2014 | $64, members
92+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

  • Aromas: Blue and Black fruits, bacon, cured meats, tanned leather hides, damp 
  • Flavors: Blueberry and blackberry compote, charcuterie, tapenade, light roast coffee 
  • Food Pairings: Shanghai Style Braised Pork Belly, Veal Goulash with Caraway and Paprika, Oxtail Stew

Cabernet Franc Signature, Viking Vineyard 2015 | $64, members
92 points, Jeb Dunnuck
"Black raspberries, blueberries, violets, earth and spring flower characteristics all emerge from this silky, polished, impeccably balanced Cabernet Franc that has fine tannin, solid mid-palate depth and a great finish. Drink it anytime over the coming decade."

  • Aromas: Black raspberries, blueberries, and earth 
  • Flavors: Violets, tobacco leaf, 
  • Food Pairings: Pork belly, herbed goat cheese, griled eggplant

Cabernet Sauvignon/Syrah Signature, Estate Vineyards 2013 | $60, members

  • Aromas: Ripe black cherries, blackberries, cocoa, nutmeg
  • Flavors: Creamy texture, blackberry pie, hazelnut coffee, Swiss dark chocolate
  • Food Pairings: Korean-style beef short ribs and scallions, grilled pork tenderloin and fig skewers

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 

 

Time Posted: Aug 31, 2018 at 9:46 AM
Kasey Martin
 
March 20, 2018 | Kasey Martin

2018 Spring Custom Shipment

Chardonnay HMR 2016 - $32.00/members
94 points, Doug Wilder - Purely Domestic Wine Review | 91 points, Wine Enthusuast | 91 points, Vinous
One sniff and you will be hooked! Our small block of Chardonnay was carefully handpicked, fermented and aged in 85% neutral barrels, 10% new French oak barrels and 5% in one stainless steel barrel for 8 months. Lemon, melon, honeysuckle, brioche with a smooth and silky fresh finish. Drink through 2019.

Keeper Red 2015 - $24.00/members
38% Syrah , 20% Mourvedre, 19% Grenache, 12% Cinsault, 11% Counoise
Aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries, dried thyme, chocolate tinged espresso, roasting meat
Flavors of compote of black plums, blackberries and blueberries dusted with herbs de Provence and cracked white pepper, dark chocolate and espresso

Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford (Napa Valley) 2015 - $68.00/members
This suave and polished wine exudes provenance in its voluptuous concentration, the bouquet of ripe black cherries, cedar plank, and Belgian chocolate and delivering as promised understated deliciousness. Matured in predominantly new French oak barrels for 20 months the wine displays flavors of plum and ripe black berry juiciness and a marathon finish of sweet cedar and cassis. Drinking well now, best before 2025.  

Anna's Red 2014 - $32.00/members
Cinsaut 29%, Mourvedre 25%, Counoise 22%, Petite Sirah 11%, Grenache 8%, and Syrah 5%
Aromas of strawberry and blackberry compote, herbs de Provence, hazelnut liqueur
Flavors of Barely sautéed strawberries with allspice, light veal stock, sage and thyme

PInot Noir HMR 2016 - $48.00/members
The wine possesses an initial gossamer silkiness morphing into flavors of black cherry, raspberry tea, and forest floor dusted with whorls of spicy potpourri. It will outgrow its current adolescence in a few months, best enjoyed from late 2017 through 2023. 

Zinfandel Michaels 2016 - $36.00/members
Aromas of briar patch, fresh picked raspberries, Grandfather’s pipe tobacco, pink peppercorns
Flavors of wild mountain berries, sweet/tart lingonberries, mocha, brown spices, peppercorn dust.

Grenache Blanc 2016 - $28.00/members
94 points, Doug Wilder - Purely Domestic Wine Review | 91 points, Wine Enthusuast | 91 points, Vinous
Aromas of honeysuckle, lemon meringue, baked apples, gingerbread. 
Flavors of honeydew melon, lemon custard, ginger cookie, quince.

Syrah Anna's 2015 - $36.00/members
Aromas of roasting coffee beans, blueberries, anise, cracked peppercorns and bay leaf.
Flavors of espresso coffee from Ethiopia (blue fruit character), black plums, meat juices, dark chocolate.

Anna's Red Signature Annas Vineyard 2014 - $48.00/members
Mourvèdre 39%, Syrah 33%, Grenache 26%, Petite Sirah 2%
Aromas of black forest fruits with notes of underbrush and wild herbs.
Flavors of savory game infused blackberry reduction with herbs de Provence.

Nebbiolo Glenrose 2012 - $38.40/members
Aromas of rose petals, anise, raspberry sauce, forest floor, new leather.
Flavors of cherry skin, rose hips, anise, cloves, freshly turned soil.

Syrah Signature Anna's Vineyard 2014 - $64.00/members
92+ points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | 91 points - Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
Blue and Black fruits, bacon, cured meats, tanned leather hides, damp soil. 
Flavors of blueberry and blackberry compote, charcuterie, tapenade, light roast coffee

Dessert Wine 2015 - $28.00/members
Always the last pick of the year, Adelaida’s dessert wine is based on a small block of aromatic Muscat au petite grains or Muscat Blanc. The frozen grapes are pressed off, producing only a few drops of sweet nectar-like juice per grape, minus the still frozen water fraction. Sweet wines ferment slowly (over several months) and require a specialized yeast strain that can metabolize the elevated sugars. Small crops from this acre site necessitated a blend of two vintages. Serve well chilled in a normal wine glass to show the full aromatic intensity.     

Time Posted: Mar 20, 2018 at 9:42 PM
Kasey Martin
 
February 23, 2017 | Kasey Martin

Signature Three Bottle Spring 2017 Selection

We are happy to announce that your 2017 Spring Signature Series wine club shipment will ship on Monday, March 13, 2017. The three bottle selection will include the following: (1) Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking Estate Vineyard 2014 (1) Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014; and (1) Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard 2014.

Cabernet Sauvignon Signature, Viking estate vineyard, 2014
92-94 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The wine shows a saturated fruitiness and plump texture with a sense of crystallized blackberries and melted licorice leading to a long finish accenting the mocha-like richness of fine cigar tobacco wrapper and graphite tinged soft tannins. A pedigreed wine of breeding it demonstrates the potential of the vineyard in the hands of master winemaker. Drink now through 2029.
Retail $90.00 | Wine Club $72.00


Syrah Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
91 points, Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine 
Syrah 95%, Viognier 5%. Harvested at night, the fruit was hand sorted, de-stemmed, and co-fermented with 5% Viognier. Following a period of maceration on the skins, the “free run” wine was moved to a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels for 18 months. Deeply colored and densely fruited this masculine wine exhales textbook aromatics of blueberries, smoke and bacon which are reconfirmed in the fleshy, savory flavors of blackberries, salami, leather, and black pepper.
Retail $60.00 | Wine Club $48.00


Anna's Red Signature, Anna's Estate Vineyard, 2014
Mourvèdre 39%, Syrah 33%, Grenache 26%, Petite Sirah 2%. Inspired by the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this reverse engineered GSM blend showcases the synergies of these varieties. Anna’s Estate Vineyard features mountain elevation and steep south facing exposures, all the better to maximize vine stress, thick skins and flavor intensity. The wine delivers the savory flavors of a game infused blackberry reduction with hints of Herbs-de-Provence and campfire smoke. Drink now through 2020.  
Retail $50.00 | Wine Club $40.00

Time Posted: Feb 23, 2017 at 2:50 PM
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