We are excited to announce our August wine box collaborator, Mindy O’Brien! Mindy is a native of Lake Martin, Alabama and is the co-founder of Big Fish Real Estate Group. She has extensive knowledge of the area, a precise attention to detail and a strong passion for finding each client the perfect home. She also believes that we should all be kinder than necessary. She truly is one of the sweetest people we know!
Our “Wino in Charge,” John Mark Davis, caught up with Mindy and discussed what her wine preferences are. Mindy leans towards bright, crisp white wines, as well as lighter, fruit-driven red wines. This case will be a perfect ending to your summer, and we suggest you enjoy it on Lake Martin if you can!
Each case (12 bottles; 3 of each selection) is ONLY $200 + tax.
OR a 4- pack (1 bottle of each) $85 + tax. **Please indicate in your request if want to go with this option.**
3 Bottles of 2020 Honig Sauvignon Blanc
Honig was started in 1964 when Louis Honig purchased a 68-acre ranch in Rutherford, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted with Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, which he sold to neighboring wineries. In 1984 at the age of 22, grandson Michael Honig took over management of the vineyard and winery. In 1989 the family began producing small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon. This wonderful Sauvignon Blanc is primarily sourced from Honig’s Estate Vineyard in Rutherford with a small percentage of fruit being sourced out of Lake County. This wine is bright, and fresh. The flavors and aromas are reminiscent of peaches, lemon curd, white grapefruit, and passion fruit with perfectly balanced notes of citrus and stone fruit. The fullness of the mid-palate is complemented by a crisp, lengthy finish.
3 Bottles of 2019 Perrin Cotes Du Rhone Reserve Rose
Famille Perrin’s involvement in the wine trade can be traced back to 1909 with the purchase of Château de Beaucastel. Today the 5th generation of the family is involved in every aspect of the business. Famille Perrin is the leading organic wine grower of the Southern Rhône Valley, where they occupy the region’s best terroirs. Nature and tradition are key to the Famille Perrin approach, which has continued seamlessly over five generations. This wine has a delicate grapefruit-pink color coming from a blend of Cinsault, Grenache, Mourvèdre, and Syrah. It reveals a delicate and lively nose with floral notes and fresh red fruit. The start on the palate is very juicy and soft and ends with a nice length and acidity.
3 Bottles of 2019 Torremoron Tempranillo
Torremoron, made in the hamlet of Quintanamanvirgo in Ribera del Duero, Spain is an example of how much can be done when you start with beautiful raw material. Walking up the hill to the town square here is a trip back in time; fewer than 90 people live in this tiny village, and 85 of them work at the winery and the other 10 work at the bar. This 100% Tempranillo is made from very old vines that were all planted between 1914 and 1934. This wine starts with fresh black and blue fruit aromas that are lifted and sharpened by a peppery note and a touch of smoke. It is vibrant and focused on the palate, offering intense blue and black fruit flavors that grow with more time in the glass. It finishes seamless and expressive with a long, fruit tannic finish that echoes the blueberry note.
3 Bottles of 2019 Replica ‘Misbehaved’ Pinot Noir
Replica believes that wine should taste the way that Mother Nature intended. They aim to bottle only the flavors found in nature through the natural expression of fruit – allowing them to produce only wine in its purest, most natural form. This wine is rich and plummy with black-fruit aromas that frame slightly smoky flavors of caramel and oak for a ripe, full-bodied classic California Pinot Noir.