2013 December Mix Six

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Newsletters, Wine Blog | 0 comments

All of these wines will fit nicely on your holiday table!

2012 Chardonnay, Wild Oats, Australia
$12.99/bottle      $10.39/bottle (mix six $)
Wild Oats was a nickname given to Australia’s wine pioneer and founder of Rosemount, Bob Oatley long before he planted his first grapevines in the late 1960’s. Bob named his first sailboat Wild Oats which was a simple canoe with a bed sheet for a sail. This was the beginning of a life-long passion for sailing and today Wild Oats XI is a five-time winner and owner of the course record for fastest finish of the prestigious Sydney to Hobart race. Whether it’s wine or sailing, Wild Oats is a winner. The Wild Oats wines are a labor of love for the Oatley Family and we know you’ll find them delicious, an excellent value, and a bit adventurous – the way wine is meant to be.
Drink with roast chicken

2012 Viognier, White Knight, Clarksburg, California
$12.99/bottle      $10.39/bottle (mix six $)
Surrounded by the cooling waterways of the Sacramento River Delta and San Francisco Bay, the Clarksburg Winegrowing Appellation is fast earning a reputation for growing lovely Viognier grapes. Its deep sandy loam and clay soils and naturally high water table provide uncommonly rich ground to grow in. Wilson Vineyards is the source of the high quality Viognier fruit. The wine is mostly tank fermented for crispy freshness, with a hint of French Oak for deep richness.
Drink with roast chicken

2011 Essential Red, Bogle, California
$11.99/bottle      $9.59/bottle (mix six $)
This wine is a compelling blend of Old Vine Zinfandel, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. It surpasses all expectation for pure enjoyment and approachability. It might not be absolutely necessary, but picking up this California red blend is certainly a viable and enjoyable option. We call this wine the Phantom’s little brother. (Only a couple of cases of Phantom remain until next September)
Drink with hearty soups and stews

2010 Zinfandel – Biker, Four Vines, California
$21.99/bottle      $17.59/bottle (mix six $)
Christian Tietje began his career as a chef in Boston. In 1990, he moved to San Francisco to realize his dream of becoming a winemaker. After meeting his partner, Susan A. Mahler (Sam) in 1994, together they formed Four Vines Winery. The concept behind Four Vines wines is pretty simple. They set out to create powerful and stylish wines from Zinfandel, using the greatest Zinfandel regions in California: Paso Robles, Sonoma and Amador. Boy, did they succeed!
The wine from Sonoma is aptly named Sophisticate, Amador is Maverick and this wine from Paso Robles is named Biker.
Drink with steaks or roasts

2011 Shiraz, Wild Oats, Australia
$12.99/bottle      $10.39/bottle (mix six $)
Wild Oats was a nickname given to Australia’s wine pioneer and founder of Rosemount, Bob Oatley long before he planted his first grapevines in the late 1960’s. Bob named his first sailboat Wild Oats which was a simple canoe with a bed sheet for a sail. This was the beginning of a life-long passion for sailing and today Wild Oats XI is a five-time winner and owner of the course record for fastest finish of the prestigious Sydney to Hobart race. Whether it’s wine or sailing, Wild Oats is a winner. The Wild Oats wines are a labor of love for the Oatley Family and we know you’ll find them delicious, an excellent value, and a bit adventurous – the way wine is meant to be.
Great for game birds

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Antigas Reservas, Cousino Macul, Buil, Chile
$14.99/bottle      $11.99/bottle (mix six $)
After obtaining cuttings from the Medoc region of Bordeaux, the Cousiño family established Cabernet Sauvignon in the Maipo Valley in 1863. Since that time, Cabernet Sauvignon has been the most significant variety at Cousiño-Macul. Historically, the winery has offered Cabernet Sauvignon in two traditional styles. This is their ‘cellar-worthy’ style, known as Antiguas Reservas Cabernet Sauvignon, which is aged in small oak barrels. While it is made with short-term aging in mind it is quite drinkable in its youth.
Perfect for roast beef!

 

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