Assyrtiko Wild Ferment 2013
Gaia
Nemea, Greece

$30.05 ($180.30 cs of 6)

The Wild Ferment is produced by letting a combination ... more
Cabernet Merlot 2012
Red Rooster
Okanagan Valley, Canada

$18.95 ($227.40 cs of 12)

The grapes for this Cabernet Merlot come from several ... more
Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay 2012
Talbott Vineyard
Monterey, USA

$50.00 ($600.00 cs of 12)

This wine expresses the classic character for Talbott ... more

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Gaia
2013, Assyrtiko Wild Ferment
Nemea, Greece
Major Grape: Assyrtiko
Tasting Notes
The Wild Ferment is produced by letting a combination of small 1,000 liter Inox tanks and 225 liter French barriques ferment on its own using native yeasts. Upon completing fermentation, only successful tanks/barrels (not all complete fermentation as required with wild yeast) are blended and the resulting wine is fabulously complex and aromatic, while still maintaining the mineral, almost salty, nature of the grape. It is big, ripe and impressively pungent with white pepper, salt and volcanic pumice. There is a seamless duo of intense acidity and a layered very austere structured grapefruit saline finish. Compact with loads of extract. With age, the wine will lose its mineral dimension and develop complex fruity and honied notes. Drink now or hold for up to 5 years.
Red Rooster
2012, Cabernet Merlot
Okanagan Valley, Canada
Major Grape: Cabernet Franc
Tasting Notes
The grapes for this Cabernet Merlot come from several vineyards in the south Okanagan and Similkameen Valley. The blend consists of 36% Cabernet Franc, 33% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Mourvedre, 3% Malbec and 3% Grenache. The wine was tank fermented and aged in older (80%) American oak and (20%) French oak barrels for 14 months. Ever-changing notes of blue plum, black cherry, currant and smoky oak escape from the glass. This medium-bodied red has soft, smooth tannins, and fruit-flavours of cherry, blueberry and plum, accented by a touch of spice.
Talbott Vineyard
2012, Sleepy Hollow Chardonnay
Monterey, USA
Major Grape: Chardonnay
Tasting Notes
This wine expresses the classic character for Talbott Chardonnay. Medium straw in color, the aromatics offer tropical flavors of guava, white peach and nectarine, accented by elements of pear, toasted hazelnut and citrus. The intensity of the wine’s bouquet is framed by a touch of French oak and toasty brioche notes. On the palate, this vintage shows a lush richness on the initial impression. The flavors echo the aromatics, and the finish is long, clean and bone dry, with bright citrus notes and minerality.
Review
Pale gold. Poached pear, Meyer lemon, buttered toast and white flowers on the deeply perfumed nose. Smooth, open-knit orchard fruit and orange flavors stain the palate, picking up a smoky nuance with aeration. Shows excellent clarity and punch on the mineral-tinged finish, which leaves suave floral and citrus fruit notes behind. Score 92, Stephane Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, Dec 2013
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