Below are the details of what will be contained in each of The Dining Winos Club boxes during the month of June.
3 Bottles of Coste Petrai Prosecco Brut NV
This dry sparkling wine that is made from 100% Glera grapes from the province of Treviso in Northeast Italy shows notes of dried fruits, almonds and hazelnuts, pan biscotto, lovely floral notes, and subtle hints of aromatic herbs. It is fresh and has a well-balanced flavor with a persistent acidity to finish.
3 Bottles of 2018 Marcel Hugg Pinot Blanc
Faithful to family tradition since 1760, the Hugg family has spread its reputation for Fine Wines to the four corners of the earth.The company is proudly devoted to the art of producing Fine Wines and takes pleasure in passing it on to wine and food lovers around the world. Marcel Hugg’s vineyards cover more than 25 hectares of vines in Alsace, France. Traditional methods of wine-making have been rigourously maintained by the Hugg family.This wine is 100% Pinot Blanc. This is not a “sweet wine.” It smells of ripe citrus fruits – lime, tangerine – and Granny Smith apple. It tastes of summer peach, green apple, and Key lime, with a zesty, mouthwatering feel that gets brighter and drier on the long finish.
3 Bottles of 2018 Can Sumoi Rose
Can Sumoi is a project between Pepe Raventós and childhood friend Francesc Escala. The 400-hectare estate sits at six hundred meters of altitude in the Serra de l’Home range in the Penedès in Spain. Its 350-year-old farmhouse and stone walls accommodate thirty hectares of old Montonega, Xarel-lo and Sumoll vines; stands of oak and white pine shade the rest of the surface. The vines are cultivated on limestone soils in certified-organic fashion.This rose is comprised of 50% Sumoll, 30% Parellada, and 20% Xarel.lo. It is a fresh and aromatic rosé with elegant expression. It has a distinct Mediterranean character with wild fruit/citrus notes and subtle, elegant floral tones that bring a clean definition. It is very captivating and fresh on the palate.
3 Bottles of 2017 Twill Cellars Pinot Noir
Molly and Darrel Roby began as growers of a small, 2.7-acre vineyard that they planted together in the Willamette Valley of Oregon in 2000. With the guidance of a stellar foreman, Luis Hernandez, they’ve learned the subtle details in farming for wine and not just fruit. Darrel sees to the day-to-day work in the vineyards while fixing or innovating new equipment for the cellar. Molly handles hospitality and keeps our immeasurable amount of paperwork humming along.This Pinot Noir has a wonderfully complex dance of savory red fruits, hibiscus, blood orange, and a mouthwatering umami note, part soy-glazed mushroom, part salted caramel, that is exquisite. Patience is practiced in the cellar, which is an increasing rarity. This wine was aged for 22 months in mostly neutral oak barrels to allow for more elegance and detail to develop and concentrate.
“Big Daddy Box”
3 Bottles of 2018 Treana Cabernet Sauvignon
The Hope family has been farming in Paso Robles for more than 30 years. When they arrived in this barely-discovered region, they planted apples and grapes. Little did they know that the rolling, oak-studded terrain of Paso Robles would one day become viticultural terroir of significance and one of the top winegrowing regions for quality red wine within the Central Coast. The apple orchards are now gone. Today, the Hopes cultivate mature vineyards of the varieties best suited to their area including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Mourvedre and Grenache. Vine density has increased and each vine is asked to produce very little fruit. The terroir of this domain expresses itself in its unique regional character.
This particular bottling is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Sirah, and 3% Merlot. It represents all that makes Paso Robles a world class wine region. This rich, dark wine is robust in flavor and structure. Aromas of fresh ground coffee, leather and dark fruit awaken your senses. Sweet vanilla, spicy black pepper and layered smoke coat your palate before a touch of youthful acidity and medium tannin leave a smooth silky finish that lingers.
3 Bottles of 2018 Field Recordings Fiction Red Blend
Field Recordings is winemaker Andrew Jones’ personal catalog of the people and places he values most. Spending his days as a vine nursery fieldman planning and planting vineyards for farmers all over California, Andrew is sometimes offered small lots of their best fruit on the side. Having stood in just about every vineyard on the Central Coast, he has a keen eye for diamonds in the rough: sites that are unknown or underappreciated but hold enormous untapped potential. As friendships are made and opportunities are embraced, Andrew produces small quantities of soulful wine from these unusual, quiet vineyards.
This red blend is a fabulously layered, mouthwateringly good combination of 36% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Franc, 12% Mourvedre, 12% Syrah, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Grenache, 5% Touriga Nacional and 4% Alicante Bouschet. With exuberant flavors of black cherry, ripe blueberry, plum, strawberry, cherry cola, spice box, licorice, cigar box and smoky bacon, it is one of those wines that will put a smile on your face every time you open a bottle. Complex, long and incredibly adaptable, it is an all around can’t-miss.
3 Bottles of 2016 Domaine Barons de Rothschild Lafite Legende Bourdeaux Rouge
While the first known reference to Lafite dates to 1234 with a certain Gombaud de Lafite, abbot of the Vertheuil Monastery north of Pauillac, Lafite’s mention as a medieval fief dates to the 14th century. The name Lafite comes from the Gascon language term “la hite”, which means “hillock”. There were probably already vineyards on the property at the time when the Ségur family organised the vineyard in the 17th century, and Lafite began to earn its reputation as a great winemaking estate. Jacques de Ségur was credited with the planting of the Lafite vineyard in the 1670s and in the early 1680s. In 1695, Jacques de Ségur’s heir, Alexandre, married the heiress of Château Latour, who gave birth to Nicolas-Alexandre de Ségur. The wine histories of the fiefs of Lafite and Latour were thus joined at the outset. On 8 August 1868, Baron James de Rothschild purchased Château Lafite, which had been placed under public sale through the inheritance of Ignace-Joseph Vanlerberghe. Baron James, who was head of the French branch of the Rothschild family, passed away just three months after purchasing Lafite. The estate then became the joint property of his three sons: Alphonse, Gustave and Edmond. The estate then boasted 74 hectares of vineyards. As a sign welcoming the new owner, the vintage produced in 1868 went down as a record on several counts. It was the highest priced wine of its vintage year (6,250 of that period’s francs, or 4,700 of today’s euros the ‘tonneau’ of 900 litres). This early wine’s high price would remain a record for the entire century, before being far surpassed at the end of the 20th century. Fortunately for Barons Alphonse, Gustave, and Edmond de Rothschild, the “golden age” of Médoc would go on for another fifteen years after the purchase of Lafite.
This particular bottling, obviously, comes from an oustanding pedigree and history of winemaking! This blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot has a deep crimson color. It is intense, very expressive and is dominated by fresh fruit aromas (red currant, raspberry) blended with discreet notes of oak. Structured, round and easy, nicely oaked on the palate, with firm but silky tannins and a long, fresh and fruity finish.
3 Bottles of 2017 Schild Estate Shiraz
The Schild family have journeyed from early German pioneers to becoming one of the Barossa’s oldest family owned grape growers and most successful wineries. The family planted their first vines in Australia in 1847! In 1952, they purchased the first of the Schild Estate Vineyards in Barossa. In 1998 Ed Schild made the decision to actually start a family owned and operated winery.This Shiraz has notes of raspberry puree and black cherry flavors up front, with accents of Earl Grey tea, amaretto and spice box. Shows terrific density to the tannins, which become appealingly chewy on the finish.