2013 November Mix six

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2011 Sauvignon Blanc, Snoqualmie, Washington
$8.99/bottle             $7.19/bottle (mix six $)
Founded in 1983, Snoqualmie was one of Washington’s first premium wineries, producing classic wine varietals from vineyards across the Columbia Valley.
Originally located in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, Snoqualmie opened its winery in Prosser, WA, at the base of the Horse Heaven Hills, in 2002.
This Columbia Valley Sauvignon Blanc is fermented at a carefully maintained 50°F to preserve the natural fruit and acid structure of the grapes.
Lemon citrus characters on the nose with hints of melon which carry through on the palate. This is a lively crisp style of Sauvignon Blanc that will pair well with a variety of shell fish.

2012 Chateau Haut Pasquet, Bordeaux, France
$11.99/bottle        $9.59/bottle (mix six $)
This vineyard has been in the same family for over two centuries. Over that period the vineyards have been expanded and the winery continually modernized.
Set on the right bank of the Garonne River, a little under 22 miles to the south of Bordeaux, Château Haut Pasquet occupies a south-west facing slope at an altitude of 328 feet, overlooking the valley of Château de le Benauge. The blend, traditional for the region, is Sauvignon Blanc 40%, Semillon 40% and Muscadelle 20%.
Haut Pasquet is dry, crisp and vibrant with bright fruit and minerality. The acidity is perfect for keeping everything in balance without nudging the Sauvignon blanc fruit into the grapefruit family of flavors.
Drink with chicken or fish

2011 Bourgogne Chardonnay, Buxy, California
$12.99/bottle           $10.39/bottle (mix six $)
One hundred and twenty families work the plantings that go to make up this vineyard, perpetuating the techniques of their forefathers. Working together, these men and women uphold the values which are at the root of quality and respect of the environment. Thanks to the fruit of their labors, the passion for their profession and their deep attachment to the soil, these winegrowers have managed to bring out all the character of their land.
This wine showcases the purity of the fruit by aging the wine in stainless steel tanks.   A pure taste of Chardonnay, offering apple, mineral and earth flavors. This is straightforward, balanced and moderately long.
Drink with turkey or any roasted fowl

2010 Malbec, Ichanka, Mendoza, Argentina
$13.99/bottle           $11.19/bottle (mix six $)
Ichanka is the name of the village of the natives of the area. The vineyard lies at the foot of the Andes Mountains. The 2010 Malbec, which saw 30% of the wine aged for 6 months in second-use French and American oak. It has a velvety texture and intense flavors of blackberry, peppery spice, and balsamic herbs. Fruity, forward, and uncomplicated, this crowd-pleaser of a Malbec is an excellent value meant for drinking over the next 2-3 years.
Drink with spicy sausage stuffed turkey or steaks

 2010 Rook, Cordivae, Washington
$15.99/bottle           $12.79/bottle (mix six $)
About 20 years ago, David O’Reilly, along with Peter Rosback, founded SineAnn and Owen Roe. Since then he has launched a succession of well thought out brands and line extensions from Oregon and Washington. Although he started with Oregon, he now makes just as many wines in Washington. Corvidae is a new wine project of Owen Roe. After a recent purchase of additional acreage in Yakima Valley, a new line of wines have been developed.
Corvidae is the Latin name for the family of birds that includes the Crow, Raven, Jay and Magpie. These “dark” birds are everywhere in the vineyards of Eastern Washington. Their reputation as crafty, adaptable, and somewhat dubious characters is a fitting icon for these suspiciously terrific value wines from this region.
The Rook is predominately Merlot 91% blended with Petite Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. It is aged 12 months in neutral (older not Swiss) French Oak barrels. Showing red and black fruits, orange peel, cinnamon and tobacco, this crisply textured red is balanced by fine grained tannins and a rich, yet soft mid-palate.
Great for roasted meats

2011 Ludovicus, Celler Vinos Pinol, Batea, Terras Alta, Spain
$12.99/bottle         $10.39/bottle (mix six $)
Terras Alta is located 45 miles south of Barcelona, 1300 feet above the Mediterranean Sea. As is the case with many Spanish wineries Celler Vinos Piñol was founded in 1945, just after WWII.  The 100 acres of vineyards are all organically farmed. Ludovicus is a blend of 35% Garnacha, 30% Tempranillo, 25% Syrah, and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is tank fermented and oak aged for three months.
Ripe berry is immediate, followed by spicy vanilla notes and finishing with fruit, earth, black pepper, and tobacco. Very food friendly!
Perfect for turkey!

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