Announcing our July wine box collaborator,Jessica Kohn. Jessica is from Montgomery, Alabama. She graduated from Auburn University in 2009, and decided to make Auburn home for family. Her husband, Brandon, is a firefighter in the city of Auburn and they have two cute girls. Jessica is the coordinator for Downtown Auburn and is currently busy getting Cheers on the Corner prepped for next Friday night, June 22nd! Purchase your ticket for this event by clicking here.
When Jessica needs to unwind, she enjoys a nice glass of wine. Jessica’s selections start off with a Prosecco, then move onto a Sauvignon Blanc, to one of our favorite Rosés, and finishes with a Pinot Noir. This is a delicious mix of wines to enjoy through the end of the summer! You will see two of the wines of the wine trail at Cheers on the Corner!
More detailed tasting notes are below and also a link to reserve your case today!
Each case (12 bottles; 3 of each selection) is $210 + tax.
OR a 4- pack (1 bottle of each) $90 + tax. **Please indicate in your request if want to go with this option.**
Borgoluce ‘Lampo’ Prosecco NV- The Collaltos carry on a family legacy as owners of 3200 acres of land north of Venice given to their family over one thousand years ago. The signs of history, culture and nature co-exist with farming practices that fully respect a centuries-long tradition passed down by the Collalto family. 160 acres of farmland are vineyards for the production of Borgoluce wines and sparkling wines. The Valdobbiadene D.O.C.G. region is home to the vineyards of Borgoluce’s finest Prosecco. As with all Prosecco, this wine is produced from 100% Glera. This wine has a bright straw color. It shows notes of orange blossoms and nectarine on the fresh nose. It is easy going and soft, with juicy yellow peach and apricot flavors that are nicely persistent.
2020 Neil Ellis ‘Sincerely’ Sauvignon Blanc– Neil Ellis is a South African wine industry icon and one of the early pioneers to bring quality levels up to world class standards. The winery sits 5 miles east of the town of Stellenbosch in the Jonkershoek Valley. It was founded in 1993 with the philosophy to source grapes from the top growers of the region. Neil owns vineyards and sources grapes from the regions of Stellenbosch, Darling, Darbanville and Elgin to produce the well balanced and easy to drink wines under the Sincerely label. This wine is comprised of 88% Sauvignon Blanc, 12% barrel fermented Semillion. This wine has a pale straw like color with attractive greenish hues. It has bright tropical aromas, with subtle citrus notes. The palate is elegant with delicately detailed sweet tropical fruits and a lively acidity, refined minerality, and a long finish.
2020 Can Sumoi ‘La Rosa’ Rose Can Sumoi is a collaboration between Pepe Raventós and childhood friend Francesc Escala. The 400-hectare estate of Can Sumoi sits at six hundred meters of altitude in the Serra de l’Home range in Penedès, Spain. It’s 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 and the resulting wines are produced without additives, stabilization or filtration, and minimal added sulphur. La Rosa is a blend of 50% Sumoll, 30% Parellada & 20% Xarel.lo. This win is an orange-pink color. On the nose, it shows notes of red berries, citrus fruit and floral scents, plus hints of chalky minerals and fennel. On the palate, it is dry and lively with notes of strawberry, cherry and tangerine. It finishes very long and silky, with floral notes and a hint of spice.
2020 Lucky Rock Pinot Noir Brothers Aaron and Jesse Inman grew up a little differently than your average kids in America. They were raised “on the river” in Northern California by gold-mining parents living in a bus that hopped from mining claim to mining claim. For Aaron and Jesse, winemaking is about people drinking and enjoying their wines, not the terroir, the clones, or expensive French oak barrels. Both Aaron and Jesse got their chops by serving wine – working in tasting rooms, tending bar, and being face-to-face with people enjoying wine. Both ended up working for their uncle at August Briggs Winery in Napa Valley, learning the ropes of the industry. Each ultimately took their own path: Jesse into winemaking, and Aaron into winery business development. They both do the marketing and sales. Lucky Rock Wine Co. is named after one of the more memorable mines they grew up at. The label reflects their unpretentiousness, their childhood, and their appreciation of the fine art of the tattoo. The wine is very fruity, moderately oaky and has a a grippy mouthfeel. This full bodied wine is flavorful and robust showing notes of plum, black cherry, toasted oak and baking spices that come together very nicely. A great summertime red!