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On occasion, we feature either individual wines or a particular winery or event. Read on for current “Wines of the Week” and other Featured Wines!
Wine of the Week: 5 March 2018
Celine et Laurent Tripoz 2014 Pouilly-Loche – Full Retail – $29.99 :: Club Card Price – $16.99
Pouilly-Loche is a neighboring appellation to the slightly more famous region of Burgundy, Pouilly-Fuisse, where Celine and Laurent Tripoz make some outstanding Chardonnay. The wine itself is, for lack of a better word, downright pretty. The aromatics lean ever so slightly tropical, dare I even say exotic, while the acid swoops in to balance that fruit. It’s the balance of richness and freshness that so many 2014’s have shown, and to bolster the backbone of the wine 15% of this Chardonnay is aged in new oak. The upside to this white Burgundy special is the price, the downside is that we’re starting with 10 cases and when they’re gone they are gone.
Wine of the Week: 10 January 2018
Vasse Felix 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon – Full Retail – $22.99 :: By The Case – $19.54
When one thinks of Australian reds often it is the heavier hitting Barossa Shiraz that comes to mind. Meanwhile, on Australia’s western coast, the Margaret River region of Australia is quietly doing a fabulous job producing wines classically styled akin to some of the great wines of Europe.
Vasse Felix makes this wine, reminiscent of red Bordeaux, in the aforementioned Margaret River region. The wine is aged in 100% French oak (13% new oak, 87% 1 – 5 year old oak) with a small portion of Malbec making it into the final blend.
The nose has some of that light cedar, French oak quality underlying the black fruits and dried sage. While on the palate the fine grained tannins play a perfect textural balance to the blackberry flavors and light notes of French oak.