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Amador Foothill Katie's Cote. Rhone Blend 2007

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Katie Quinn's job as winemaker is to transform what nature provides: "I want to make wines with an Amador sense of place, unique wines that reflect their origin the red granitic soils of our Shenandoah Valley Appellation." Katie's winemaking vision is that wines should be varietally true, tasting of their grape origins with a discrete use of oak for texture and complexity. Katie's red wines have concentrated fruit flavors backed with refined tannins. Inspired by Katie's love of cooking, this wine is food friendly. A blend of 51% Syrah and 49% Grenache, Katie's Cote comes to us from The Shenandoah Valley in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Plymouth California. full bodied but flexible, you will be intrigued by the lush blackberry fruit and exotic spices hit the nose and palate at once. 

Lumos Pinot Gris

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Julia Cattrall, the 20 something rising star cellarmaster, adds the magic touch to this wine. A student of Anthropology at Reed University, Julia learned the art of winemaking at the Lumos family vineyard, dating back to 1972, in Eola Hills, Oregon. This Pinot Gris was named Best Buy in Wine and Spirits Magazine and was the Gold Medal Winner at The Oregon Awards scoring a 92.

Light straw in color, ripe grapefruit on the nose and soft nectarines and peach with citrus and a tart zestiness on the palate, this wine is a warm weather classic but can stand up to a Thanksgiving Dinner.

Cheverny, Domaine de Montcy Red 2010

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Domaine de Montcy was born from the agricultural background of Laura Semeria who grew up in Italy amidst the olive groves. After moving with her husband to his home country of France, Laura was drawn to the grapes. In the far corner of the Upper Loire, she found a vineyard. Some of the vines still bearing fruit were over 100 years old. Laura is striving for total biodynamic production. Grown in the sandy-limestone, the grapes express this mineral foundation. This rustic red table wine is a blend of Gamay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Only native yeasts are used and temperatures are kept low to insure freshness remains inherent in the wine. With aromas of cherry and cranberry on the nose leading to raspberry and strawberry on the palate, this wine is simple, straightforward and, while it can stand alone, is abundantly food friendly.

 

French. Red. Loire.
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