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Delivery!, LeCorti, Verdejo, Tremenda, Picpoul

Wall Street Journal reports that ultrasound signals from widespread electronics,

including your car, are behind headaches and dizziness.

Make one less car trip! 

 

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(Note: We cannot promise driver in picture, deliveries assigned as come in.)

Thieves Plunder Parmesan in Italy! Again!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/who-stole-my-cheese-parmesan-
thefts-grate-on-italian-cheesemakers-1529682856?mod=e2tw

This is a new level of LOW. Support Parmesan Cheese Makers in Italy.
Pick up a hunk. Then stop @MetroWines and shop a bottle to pair.
Le Corti Chianti Classico 2013
Perfectly aged to match you little hunk of heaven and critically acclaimed!

Winemaker Notes:

   Intense ruby red in color, the wine has a brilliant and silky profile, almost thirst-quenching with its traces of raspberry, violet, lavender, and forest roses. The lightly spicy nose is inviting, an anticipation of a lively flavor and texture with a genteel note of rhubarb, its precise tannins marked by the sensation of just-harvested crunchy, red plums, and a finish that pushes through a dynamic progression of savoriness. Food pairings: Ideal with roast pork, mixed boiled meats, wild fowl, grilled white meat, and medium-aged cheeses.
Critical Acclaim

Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points: Smooth and juicy, this opens with aromas of wild berry, blue flower and a whiff of grilled herb. The soft, succulent palate doles out black cherry, chopped mint, cinnamon and a hint of mocha alongside dusty tannins and bright acidity. It's rather straightforward but delicious.
 
James Suckling, 90 Points: Aromas of blueberry, lemon and berry follow through to a medium to full body, tangy acidity and a firm, tannic finish.

VERDEJO
Dry. White. From Spain.

Friend and Farmer and HAND WORK is the dream of three brothers,
Francisco, Javier and Luis Parra. The hope was to celebrate their home of
La Mancha by raising organically and biodynamically grown grapes.
When it comes to the winemaking behind Friend and Farmer, they partnered
with the exceptional Juan Antonio Ponce of Bodegas Ponce.

The Parra Brothers work two vineyards near the town of Las Mesas.
One is Entresendas (between paths) sitting in a dried river bed. These rich,
alluvial soils are perfect for the cultivation of grapes reflecting light and heat
and ensuring drainage. The other vineyard is Olla del Monte is perhaps easily represented by its other name: Cuesta Colorá, the colored slope. This gentle slope
is covered in chalky clay and a fine layer of pebbles on the surface that capture
and radiate the heat of the sun—a key benefit during the desert nights.

Wine Advocate 92 Points $12.99
   "Their entry-level Monastrell is already the 2016 La Tremenda is sourced from the vineyard that names the wine, from their estate El Chaconero in the village of Villena, a plot at 600 meters altitude planted some 25 years ago. It fermented in stainless steel and matured in French barriques for six months. 2016 is a cooler year than 2014 or 2015, and the wines reflect it. It was not an easy year; they had to do a strict selection of grapes, and it paid off. It has the character of the variety, with its elegant rusticity with a fresh, herbal twist and a palate with fine-grained tannins, nicely textured and with a supple, very tasty finish. This is a superb introduction to Monastrell from Alicante at an incredible price." 

   "Bright ruby-red in color, this wine shows expressive notes of fresh black cherries and red berries mingled with hints of sweet spice, toast and cocoa. On the palate, this accessible red shows silky texture, liveliness and long length." ~ Winery notes

 

PICPOUL

 

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