January Wine Club
Teutonic Wine Co. 2014 "Goose & Grinder" Field White Blend
2014 Goose and Grinder, Teutonic Wine Company. A blend of riesling, pinot noir and gewurztraminer, this blend is the brainchild of mosel-enthusiast couple, Barnaby + Olga. Vinified from dry-farmed, high-elevation vineyards outside of the Willamette Valley, Barnaby and Olga’s wines are low intervention and generally low alcohol: seeking balance and good acidity for food pairing. Though Goose and Grinder is one of the dyer offerings from Teutonic, it still drinks a little sweet. It’s balancing acidity however makes it a great choice for Thai Takeout night. Old world petrol on the nose, white pepper and stonefruit: this one’s a real treat!
De Su Propia Cosecha 2010 Syrah
Sourced from Bernat Vineyard in Los Olivos and organically farmed by Chris King. This wine was fermented with 25% whole clusters and aged for 32 months in neutral french oak barrels. Earthy and leathery with a slight reduced cherry quality this wine pairs well with roasted piquillo peppers stuffed with braised pork. Whip some up and enjoy.
Castell d'Age NV Anne Marie Cava Brut Nature Reserva
This Non Vintage sparkling is a low dosage example of traditional champenoise method. Apple, hazelnut and ripe herbal notes abound from this wine heralding from geographically diverse parcels. It is a Cava with attitude from a #ladyboss estate that pioneered organic viticulture in Pénédes and is now converting to biodynamics. The addition of 10% Chardonnay to the traditional Macabeo (40%), Xarel-lo (40%) and Parellada (10%) lends a smoothness perfect for fatty cheeses (dare we suggest a baked triple cream?)
Dominio de Punctum 2012 Amor Amor Tempranillo/Petit Verdot
Blueberries, cassis and spice! Pop the Amor Amor Tempranillo/Petit Verdot Blend and enjoy the aromas. Made from estate grown grapes using organic and biodynamic practices, this medium bodied, peppery wine is perfect with steak a poivre. Considering the logo, you should probably save it for Valentines Day and pop it open for your special someone.