If there were a sweet spot of summer, it would have to be August. No holidays (unless you count Hawaii Statehood Day) that demand our participation, warm days and nights, and just a perfect time to chill. In case you’re not relaxed enough, how ’bout 12 different bottles of wine, 6 for the fridge, and 6 reds for one crazy price?
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2007 Rose, Chateau Guiot – $10.99, $8.79 reorder
It’s safe to say that Rose has made a comeback. It really is the ultimate summer sipper. If you’re not enjoying dry Rose from the south of France this summer, you’re missing out. Bright, flashy fruit fills out the profile of this perfect for a picnic (notice screwcap) Rose. Salads, sandwiches and sunshine should suffice.
2007 Domaine de la Petite Cassagne Blanc – $12.99, $10.39 reorder
Perfect for summer, this blend of Grenache Blanc, Roussanne and Rolle (you may know this grape by its Italian name, Vermentino) is a top-notch white Rhone wine sans the white Rhone price tag. It’s fresh and lively, shows hints of citrus and blossoms with the right amount of zip to stand up to even a cauliflower casserole!
2005 Chardonnay, Lalande – $12.59, $10.07 reorder
Many of you have questioned us regarding our low prices and current currency crisis. Well, the answer to the question, How do prices stay so cheap in spite of the dollar? is that some of our wine was purchased with a stronger dollar and we keep the prices competitive for you. Take this Chardonnay & some roast chicken … yum.
2006 Sauvignon/Semillon, Hors Saison, Domaine la Hitaire – $11.99, $9.59 reorder
Using the same two main grape varieties used in the making of white Bordeaux, this wine from Gascony is big on flavor, short on price. That’s a win-win wine. This wine gets its structure and aroma from the Sauvignon Blanc, and is rounded off and finessed by the Semillon adding up to pure pleasure in a glass. Perfect for fish and chips.
2005 Pinot Blanc Tradition, Rene Mure – $14.99, $11.99 reorder
Forget any preconceived notions about bottle shape and off dry wines, we assure you this is dry Pinot Blanc. This is the perfect wine to pop to get things going. It’s great on its own, works well with finger food and tapas, and still answers the bell if you were to throw something serious at it. Something like Mongolian chicken, perhaps.
2006 Cassanus, Chateau Grande Cassagne – $11.29, $9.03 reorder
This Chateau is located 25 miles west of Avignon in the village of St. Gilles, so the weather is on par with Chateauneuf du Pape. Roussanne and Marsanne are the players here, add a kiss of oak, and what we’ve got is one classy bottle of vino! How’s bout a pan seared halibut steak and haricot verts with shallots?
2004 Barco Reale di Carmignano, Enrico Pierazzuoli – $12.99, $10.39 reorder
80% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, we’ve got a baby Super Tuscan here for a song. The aromatics are of dark, brooding fruit, spice, and earth. Medium to full bodied in weight, we would suggest pasta with salsiccia.
2005 Zinfandel, Portrait of a Mutt, Mutt Lynch – $12.98 net price, $11.68 reorder
It’s tough to keep this wine on the shelves. Luscious fruit, spice and pepper add up to a tasting experience that makes you wonder how they do it and keep the wine in the sub $15 range. We don’t question, we just buy it and offer it up to all you Zin lovers. A blackened Cajun filet would pair nicely here.
2005 Cabernet/Syrah, Mas de Guiot – $15.79, $12.63 reorder
Of our producers of Cabernet/Syrah blends, we love Mas de Guiot because their blends are so complex, they’re like baby Medocs. There’s plenty of dark fruit surrounded by earth, leather, and mineral. Definitely on the fuller bodied side, we’d recommend you pair it with something full flavored like, say, leg of lamb.
2005 Corbieres, Domaine Sainte Eugenie – $11.49, $9.19 reorder
The most versatile red in the DD, you may remember this one being described as The Pinot Noir of the Languedoc. And even though it’s not Pinot Noir, it has an amazing ability to pair well with a broad range of dishes. Medium in body, it goes well with pizza, pasta with tomato sauces, or barbeque pork.
2005 Syrah, Alberto Furque – $13.99, $11.19 reorder
Syrah from Argentina? You betcha. Full bodied, ripe, and full of new worldy fruitiness, this Syrah is the perfect ringer to throw in a blind tasting. It’s got hints of spice and smoke that pop up while the layers of fruit present themselves. If you’re invited to anyone’s house where grilling is even a remote possibility, bring this wine.
2005 Merlot Prestige, Les Enclos, Montpezat – $13.39, $10.71 reorder
If you have a phobia against Merlot because of something a character in a movie said, get over it. If that film were to take place in 2008, it would have been Pinot Noir that would be taking the brunt of that infamous line. What we have here is bright, zesty Merlot from its country of origin. It’s medium in body, perfect for a duck breast.
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