We are excited to announce this month’s collaboration, “Weiss’s Wines”! We partnered with David Weiss of Saugahatchee Country Club in Opelika. David and John Mark worked together at Auburn City Limits back in the day, and have been long time friends. David is the General Manager at Saugahatchee and also manages the club’s wine program. Our “Wino in Charge,” John Mark Davis, sat down with David and put together this bold, red box of wines.
Each case (12 bottles; 3 of each selection) is $200 + tax.
**If you want to just order 1 bottle of each selection (4 total) cost would be $85 + tax. Please indicate in your request if want to go with this option. **
Saugahatchee Club members can also order a case for delivery to the club on April 30th.
3 Bottles of 2018 Vietti Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne
The Vietti family has been making hand-crafted wines in Northern Italy’s Piemontese region now for four generations. This lovely Barbera is ruby purple in color with ripe red cherry aromas with hints of sweet spices. A dry, medium bodied red wine with refreshing acidity, the Barbera d’Asti Tre Vigne is well balanced with good integration of oak, good complexity and a long finish of red cherries.
3 Bottles of 2017 Gaba do Xil Mencia
This bright red hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for gold-mining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello and Mencia grapes. The wine is named for the river Sil that flows through the region (Xil is its ancient name, used by the Celtic people who once inhabited the area). The river’s tributaries are flanked by vineyards, planted in terraces on steep slate hillsides. This is a wonderful expression of the Mencía grape, a wine that is always fresh and expressive. This wine is full of character, complexity, and freshness. It offers notes of black cherry, wild blueberry and raspberry, stoney minerals, anise, smoke, white pepper and baking spices, and elegant touches of potpourri, leather, black tea, and vanilla. The wine has a beautifully integrated, seamless structure, and yet almost high acidity and tannins. The finish is quite long. An assertive yet graceful wine, and it is very satisfying.
3 Bottles of 2019 Boen ‘Tri Appellation’ Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir from Joseph Wagner is comprised of grapes from three different areas is California: 40% from Santa Barbara County, 36% Sonoma County, 24% Monterey County. This wine is bursting with bright fruit flavors of cherry, strawberry, and blackberry. It is very well balanced with hints of cocoa and caramel on the long lasting finish.
3 Bottles of 2018 Parducci ‘Small Lot’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Founded in 1932, Parducci Wine Cellars is the longest running winery in Mendocino County. They pride themselves in using 100% sustainable farming practices. Their Small Lot Cabernet is nicely balanced and sleek in texture. this wine is easy to enjoy, offering a smooth texture, good acidity and well-blended berry and plum flavors.