California : Central Coast : Monterey County
MEDIUM-BODIED, CRISP, BRIGHT, TROPICAL FRUITS, MINERAL, NO OAK
‘La Marea’ is the pet project of winemaker Ian Brand (of I. Brand), and shines a light on the terroir of the Monterey Bay area of California with the help of exclusively Spanish varietals. This offering is crisp, mineral driven, and packed with acidity. Fresh tropical fruits and saline show on the nose and are enhanced on the palate.
$28USA : CALIFORNIA : SANTA BARBARA COUNTY : HIGHLANDS VINEYARDS
SPAIN : GALICIA : RIBEIRA SACRA
MEDIUM BODIED, RED FRUIT, FLORAL, LIGHT, BRIGHT, NEUTRAL OAK
A hauntingly aromatic, pure, and delicately sculpted wine. Finely detailed fruit on the nose that recall wild cherry tinged with blood orange and wild herbs. On the palate, it’s lucid and tender and finishes long.
FOOD PAIRING: Poultry & Pork
France : Bordeaux : Gascony : Madiran
Tannat, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
FULL-BODIED, BLACK FRUIT, MINERAL, CONCENTRATED, SPICE, LUSH, OAK
Unofficially dubbed the ‘Master of Madiran,’ Alain Brumont is truly an artist. Beautifully expressive and aromatic, this blend of mostly tannat is big but carries it’s weight with elegance. Juicy hills of black currant roll over soft tannins and end with spice.
FRANCE : SOUTHWEST : VIN DE PAYS DES COTES DE GASCOGNE
50% Merlot, 50% Tannat
MD-FULL BODIED, RED FRUIT, SPICE, SOFT TANNINS, BAKING SPICE, NO OAK