June Mix Six

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Mix Six, Wine Blog | 0 comments

2011 Estate Pinot Gris, Omaka Springs, New Zealand
$9.99/bottle     $7.99/bottle (mix six $)
Omaka Springs Estates is the sole producer of estate wines in the Omaka Valley of Marlborough.  All of the grapes are grown on their 180 acre estate located in the very heart of the valley and all of our wine is created on-site by Winemaker, Ian Marchant.
Omaka Springs Estate Pinot Gris is a rich and aromatic wine with a luscious mouth feel.  It is fruit-driven, displaying nectarines, peaches, spiced pear, and a honeyed sweetness, before ending with a classic clean finish.  This cool climate, Alsacian-style Gris has a bit of residual sugar to help round out the grapes natural acidity and amplify its tropical aromas.
Drink with spicy foods like Asian and Mexican.

2010 Pinot Grigio, Corte Giara, Veneto, Italy
$11.99/bottle     $9.59/bottle (mix six $)
Cortegiara is the négociant label of Allegrini. The wines have a similar stamp of quality and a style and taste that, like their estate range, sets them aside from most of the Veronese wines produced at this level.
Bright straw yellow in color. The bouquet expresses green notes of the vine, sweetened by acacia flowers. The taste is dry and fresh, franc and decisive, harmonious. Elegant and persistent, it leaves the palate with a wide, full and sapid taste.
Great for hors d’oeuvres and simple summer quaffing.

2010 Sauvignon Blanc “The Crossings”, Marlborough, New Zealand
$13.99/bottle $11.19/bottle (mix six $)
The Marlborough region, at the northeastern corner of the South Island of New Zealand is recognized throughout the world as the source of stunning cool climate wines. With vineyards established in 1996, The Crossings is one of a small group of pioneering Awatere Valley winegrowers.
Light and zingy, with a warm-pebble aroma wafting through the lime and other citrus character, lingering on the bright finish.
Drink with grilled chicken

2011 Domaine de Pellehaut Rosé, Gascogne, France
$9.99/bottle $7.99/bottle (mix six $) 
Domaine de Pellehaut is situated at the highest point in the district of Montréal du Gers and today covers 1300 acres of which 450 are vines.
It is a true farming estate run in a traditional way by Gaston Béraut and his sons, Martin and Mathieu. The vines are only situated on the slopes, with the low land being reserved for cattle and cereal crops. The straw from the local “Blonde d’Aquitaine” cattle sheds makes a first rate manure for the vines, thus allowing a balance of organic matter to be maintained in the different parcels, while limiting the use of synthetic fertilizer.
Made from three-quarters merlot to one-quarter tannat, this juicy rosé delivers plenty of ripe, crunchy, herbaceous fruit with the slight but agreeable jammy, soft finish.
Great with grilled pork.

2010 Malbec, Les Jamelles, Languedoc, France
$11.99/bottle     $9.59/bottle (mix six $)
Les Jamelles is located in the Pays d’Oc area of Southern France’s Languedoc-Roussillon region, the biggest vineyard region in the world, stretching from the Mediterranean Sea to the Pyrenees Mountains. The winery has been producing wine since 1991 under the leadership of Catherine and Laurent Delaunay, two young winemakers from Burgundy whose family has been producing wine for four generations. With a wide array of varietally-labeled selections at various price points, there is something for every wine lover’s palate and wallet.
The color is deep and crimson. This focused red delivers lots of crisp red berry flavors, currant, cherry, and nutmeg. The clean, minerally finish features zesty spice and chocolate notes.
Great for burgers or steaks.

2008 Full Moon Red, Midnight Cellars, Paso Robles, California
$12.99/bottle     $10.39/bottle (mix six $)
Midnight Cellars, founded in 1995, is located on the west side of the Paso Robles appellation in Templeton Gap which is known for cooler daytime temperatures from marine influences. The Midnight Vineyard is 25.5 acres in size and is planted to Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petit Verdot. The vineyard produces a paltry three tons per acre of intensely concentrated fruit.
Full Moon Red is a blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. The color is a beautiful garnet and the nose is wonderfully fruity with ripe red raspberry and fresh strawberry, with hints of earth and minerals. The mouth feel is light and smooth with strawberry cream flavors mingling with spice, raspberry and plum.
Great with anything on the grill and excellent with charred broiled pork chops.

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