September 5, 2014
NEW WINE ALERT!
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PRISMA 2011 Pinot Noir Casablanca Valley, Chile $16
We are always looking for Pinot Noir that won’t break your bank… it’s harder than you might think. But we stumbled upon PRISMA a couple days ago and were quite pleased with the wine in the bottle and the price tag attached. Sustainably farmed and hand-harvested, this 100% Pinot Noir is a blend of three clones produced on a single vineyard in the Casablanca Valley of Chile! The wine is a bright crimson color and highly aromatic with bright red fruit notes of strawberry and cherry with just a hint of oak.
REUNIÓN 2013 Malbec Mendoza, Argentina $14
Malbec’s popularity hasn’t waned and we can never keep them damn bottles stocked! Y’all are drinking this stuff faster than they can make it. An old favorite is back and better than ever. Reunión Malbec is handcrafted in the family tradition by a father and his four daughters, using only estate-grown, sustainably farmed fruit. Full-bodied but easy going and meant for all kinds of occasions. Reunión is named for the idea that “great wine brings us together”, we certainly agree!
JEAN MARC BARTHEZ 2011 Bordeaux Rouge Bordeaux, France $13
Jean Marc Barthez, his wife Eliane and their children work their property and their vineyards with the greatest attention and experience of generations of winemakers. On May 25, 1935, at the fairground of Monségur, a handful of wine growers at the Café du Commerce discussed their respective difficulties and their mutual inability to afford necessary hardware purchases for viticulture and vinification. They decided to come together, pooling their financial and human resources. Fifteen growers pioneered this union to form the Cooperative Monségur. Soon, other growers joined. Through the ups and downs of subsequent years, including a world war, these growers stood strong together. Today, Jean Marc Barthez is the president of this union. His Bordeaux Rouge is an exuberant blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc. Perfectly balanced and easy to drink. Nice when served slightly chilled on these warm nights.