January/February 2023 Mixed Case Special
$255 Value for just $179
Some really fun stuff for you to try in our latest mixed case sampler - 1 Dry Rose, 3 Whites & 8 Reds. Almost all brand new to the shelves! So have fun exploring these great new finds including a fantastic new blend from Austria, a Greek red, and an Australian Grenache from one of the country's oldest producers.
Sampler includes 1 bottle each:
Annibals Rose (Provence) - Winemaker Nathalie Coquelle’s Rosé is classic Provence and is as striking in its depth as its exuberant nose of raspberry, lime, mint, and warm sand. Its organic viticulture and pedigree as the oldest winery in the appellation show on the unusually rich palate of strawberries and blueberries, with a crystalline minerality that lends freshness heading into the persistent red-berried finish. Not only is this legendary winery certified organic, they are now 100% solar powered!
Pazo Pondal “Mila” Albarino (Spain) – This fantastic value Albarino is produced by one of our new favorite Albarino producers, Pazo Pondal. Their estate is located on the north bank of the Río Miño, in Arbo (Pontevedra), one of the best sub-regions for Rías Baixas D.O. Albariño and they converted all vineyards over to organic farming in 2015. Their $20 Albarino has been our best seller for the last 2 years, so we were delighted to get a new wine from them at a different price point and style. Lighter bodied than the Leira, the Mila is loaded with exuberant fresh citrus aromas of Meyer lemon and lime with touches of white peach, jasmine and eucalyptus. Finishing light and crisp with a briny, mineral palate.
Foucher “Le Petit Perroy” Vouvray (Loire Valley) - The Le Petit Perroy is classic Loire Valley Vouvray framed with a freshness of flavors of apricot and stone fruit on the palate. The up-front fruitiness is counterbalanced by a tartness of acidity keeping the wine round and fresh. The Foucher Winery has been a boutique winery and grower in the Loire Valley since 1921 dedicated to crafting classic expressions of Loire Valley appellations at exceptional values.
Les Vigneron du Castelas "Mesanges" Cotes du Rhone Blanc (France) - This blend of Viognier, Grenache Blanc and Roussane hails from Cotes du Rhone, where the grapes are grown on sandy, marl soil. The vines are 25 years old and the wine is fermented in concrete and aged on the lees for 6 to 8 months. It is bright yellow in color with green reflections and showcases a nose full of citrus and peach notes. In the mouth, it has a slight "oily" texture and flavors of pear with a touch of florality. Pair with a spinach and goat cheese puff pastry appetizer for a perfect start to your evening.
Montevina “Cracked Earth” Red (California) – It’s rare that we get older wines at the “everyday” price point, so we were really excited to get our hands on this 2014 vintage red from Montevina. Perfectly aged & beautifully smooth, this medium-bodied and easy-drinking wine seems to melt in the mouth. Black cherry, blueberry and light smoky aromas segue to more cherry and chocolate flavors on the palate, where the texture is soft and appealing. It's a harmonious blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
Hearst Ranch 3 Sisters Red Cuvee (Paso Robles) – The Hearst Randolph Red has been a Taylor’s favorite, but we might like the new 3 Sisters Red even better! A blend of 44% Syrah, 42% Grenache, 14% Mourvèdre; showing a bright, crimson hue in the glass, the nose offers juicy aromas of raspberry, dark stone fruits, and hints of vanilla. The flavors on the palate are amazingly concentrated yet soft and approachable. Syrah serves as a silky base while the Grenache brings beautiful, limestone influenced texture and Mourvèdre adds some racy spice notes.
Sepeltsfield Barossa Valley Grenache (Australia) - This 2021 Seppeltsfield Barossa Grenache is the result of an evolution of winemaking style and farming the estate’s prized Great Terraced Vineyard. The harvest of this superb, old vine Grenache fruit once solely fed Seppeltsfield’s fortified wines (if you’re a fan of Port style wines, we highly recommend their Para 18yr Tawny), however a shift to producing more un-fortified wines led to retaining parcels of lighter, bright fruit to be used in two new Grenache bottlings. This is achieved through the selection of blocks and rows on the mid and lower levels of the vineyard, which are less exposed and moderated by cooling gully breezes. The vineyard is entirely bush vine planted which dictates only hand pruning and hand picking. The Barossa Grenache is made in a ‘joven’ style – released young and without any oak maturation. Vinified in the winery’s historic 1888 Gravity Cellar – which has been highly regarded for its small batch format and gentle maceration production for over 130 years. Medium bodied, with a core of pure fruit and lithe tannin it is vibrant with crimson and blood red hues, Melange of cherry, cranberry and red currants; lifted and pure. Deeply fruited with an all spice and Campari complexity. Deeply fruited mid palate with raspberry, cranberry, red cherry and complex notes of dark chocolate, complemented with fine cocoa tannins.
Domaine Khaos "Sofos" Agiorgitiko (Greece) – This fantastic red is crafted from Greece’s most famous grape and widely planted red varietal – Agiorgitiko – also known as St George and as ‘The Blood of Hercules.” This red-purple wine has a fruit-forward, medium bodied palate, ripe with flavors of cherry, pomegranate and hints of licorice and wild mint. It is easy-going with smooth, soft tannins and a fruity finish.
Preisinger Puszta Libre Red (Austria) - This fun red's bottle looks like Claus Preisinger wants people to drink straight from the bottle (all that’s missing is the flip top closure)! This is an exciting, light red definitely meant to be drink chilled (it is written on the label) with a loaded palate of juicy berries and a touch of spice, super fruit forward in a very Austrian Beajoulais style, no wonder this wine is called the the perfect glu-glu wine by numerous natural wine fans around the world.
Casir dos Santos “Avatar” Malbec (Argentina) - Founded in 1862, Casir dos Santos is one of the South America’s oldest wineries still operating today. Avatar is the winery’s embodiment of the Agrelo´s terroir in a wine - striking, audacious, joyful, profound. Typical Argentine Malbec style, full-bodied red with aromas of blackberries, blueberries, bark, purple flowers and mocha. Creamy, fine tannins and fresh acidity frame a juicy core of blue fruit.
Stoller Family Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Oregon) – The Stoller family owns Oregon’s largest contiguous vineyard, over 400 acres that are LIVE certified (Low Input Viticulture and Enology). A mosaic of Pinot Noir from around the Stoller estate. Mostly whole berry fermentation before aging in neutral French oak for almost a year the wine is driven with aromatics, the nose is bright, showing perfumed red fruits with undertones of earth and baking spice. The palate is soft and supple, with dark cherry flavors balanced by a delicate tension from the tannins — a classic representation of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir.
Fazio "Castelmedio" Nerello Mascalese (Italy) - The winery Fazio is an enterprise owned by the Fazio family, which for four generations has been creating high-quality organic wine in Italy’s Sicily region. Their Nero d’Avola has been a big hit at Taylor’s and we thing the newest vintage of their Nerello Mescalese will be too. Sicily's “best red grape” shines in this terrific value from hand-harvested grapes grown sustainably at around 1,000 feet altitude. Done all in stainless steel, it's fruity and fresh with oodles of strawberry and sweet cherry fruit and a fun black tea accent. The cherry/berry fruit keeps on pumping through a juicy, supple, lightly tanninc finish that welcomes solo sipping and pairs up nicely with pizza, burgers, and more.
750ml x 12
Please note that with the uncertainty around shipping & deliveries from our suppliers, it might become necessary to make comparable substitutions in our mixed packs as certain items run out. Thanks for understanding!