June 2009 Dirty Dozen

Wow! June is here already, and are there things to do! We’ve got graduations and the beginning of summer vacation, Father’s Day, and the summer solstice to name a few. Most certainly, there are some June Brides out there saying, “Hey. What about us?” Of course. Whatever the occasion, the June Dirty Dozen has what you need. 12 wines chosen for their versatility, all for one low price. Cheers!

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2008 Domaine de Pouy – $8.99, $7.19 reorder
Grab a couple of clean glasses and get ready for the latest installment of what could very well be the anchor of our everyday sipping white wines. From Gascogne, this 3 grape blend is crisp and zippy and offers tremendous value year in and year out. The screwcap makes it perfect for picnics! Pair it with an ice chest and a warm summer day.

2005 Chardonnay Central Coast, 4 Bears Winery – $9.98 net price, $8.98 reorder
Due to some savvy shopping on our part, we were able to procure a stash of this Central Coast Chardonnay and be able to offer it to you for a smidge under $10. Notes of spice and tropical fruit combine with hints of peaches and herbs (I didn’t just say that, did I?) that make this the perfect wine for that barbeque chicken!

2008 Rose, Chateau Guiot – $10.29, $8.23 reorder
Take a look around here and it soon becomes obvious that a ship just came in. Actually, a couple of them. One was full of 2008 Rose. Made mostly of Grenache, this fruity Rose is always one of our most popular. So here’s to summer. Salad Nicoise, a baguette, and a bottle of the Guiot Rose, and you can almost hear Charles Trenet crooning “La Mer”.

2007 Sauvignon Blanc, Montpezat – $11.99, $9.59 reorder
The longer, warmer days of June beg for crisp, white wine. This Sauv Blanc from the Languedoc, is crisp, all tank fermented, and displays notes of citrus blossoms. Perfect as an aperitif or along side your fish tacos.

2008 Chardonnay, Lalande – $12.59, $10.07 reorder
They’re baaack! We’re happy to let you know that Lalande’s latest release Chardonnay is in stock. For a French Chardonnay in the ‘nice price’ range, they have a proven track record of making delicious wine. Think scampi here.

2006 Pinot Gris Tradition, Rene Mure – $19.99, $15.99 reorder
Alsatian Pinot Gris has a distinction all its own. Known as a noble grape of Alsace, it yields wines that have richness, depth, and complexity. This one here displays chalky mineral, a hint of mushroom, and flavors of melons and ripe peaches. The next time you get the urge to pair ‘a pinot’ with smoked salmon, chicken, or duck, make it Pinot Gris!

2007 Syrah ‘Only Girls’, Chateau d’Or et de Gueules – $11.29, $9.03 reorder
Named for the winemaker’s five daughters, the ‘Only Girls’ Syrah (from the outstanding 2007 vintage in southern France) could very well be the BIGGEST bargain in our shop. It’s 100% tank fermented Syrah, long on dark fruit, mineral, and fine tannins; and at the price, a steal. Great on its own, or serve it with a grilled tri-tip.

2008 Cotes du Rhone, Cote Jardin – $12.39, $9.91 reorder
You may have tried the wines from Veronique and Thierry Boudinaud before. They produce a couple of VDP wines under the Grange des Rouquette label. They now have 25 hectares in the Cotes du Rhone appellation. This can only be a good thing. Perhaps you artistic types can fill in the white parts of the label and make it a little more interesting.

2005 Palombieres, Montpezat – $13.99, $11.19 reorder
Back by popular demand! This blend of Grenache with Mourvedre has been as popular as ever with those of you who like a bright, fruity attack framed by the briary garrigue. This is one of those no-brainer party wines. Just pop it and watch it disappear before any talk of food. If you can wait, pair this alongside a pizza with olives and feta.

2004 Bergerac Rouge, Chateau Calabre – $7.95 sale price, $7.55 reorder
On the opposite side of the spectrum, this offering from just outside Bordeaux has its own following. Definitely NOT made in the round, jammy style of new world blends, it mingles earth with its herbal profile to keep the fruit in check.

2004 Cabernet/Syrah ‘Alex’, Chateau Guiot – $19.99, $15.99 reorder
Talk about a treat. This blend from the Costieres de Nimes is, in a word, big. It is a special wine that combines deep, dark fruit, a touch of smoke, and an earthy depth that will make it work well with anything hearty you may want to toss on the grill. Fear not if you don’t finish the bottle, as this has been known to last for days after opening.

2005 Carmignano, Enrico Pierazzuoli – $21.99, $17.59 reorder
This Super-Tuscan blend of 80% Sangiovese and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon was a big hit with those of you who tried the 2004 version. In 2005, the fruit was more ripe at harvest, yielding a bigger, more structured wine. Perfect with that juicy bistecca now, or cellar it and be rewarded in 3-10 years.

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