August Wine Club
Updated: Aug 9, 2021
An absolute gem from Aragon, Spain. This wine is full of overripe fruit and spices - cherry, raspberry, and acid all play out of the glass. White pepper and lush tannin bring balance to its core. Smooth and a delicate finish make for a great summer to fall transitional wine. Throw it in the fridge for 15 minutes, grab your favorite book, and relax.
Pairing - Thai Food. Cast Iron Salmon. Spaghetti and Meatballs.
Mary Taylor Gascogne Gascogny, the mythical land of D’Artagnan that was once the epicenter of western Roman Gaul (2nd century), and later English held, is a beautiful part of the French Southwest – speckled with medieval hilltop towns - that brings this wonderful pour your way! This wine is made up of Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Manseng, and Sauvignon. Colombard is the offspring of Chenin blanc and Gouais blanc. This makes the grape the sibling of the Armagnac Meslier- Saint-François and the nearly extinct Cognac grape Balzac blanc. Tart and fruity Ugni Blanc is also known as Trebbiano. Gros Manseng is a dry varietal found in Jurançon wines. Ok - wine nerd soapbox over! This wine shows fresh cut flowers, tart lemons, lime sorbet, and rose petals. - it is bright and crisp at its core. Pairing - Sushi. Fish Tacos. Life. J Bouchon Block Series Cab Sauv Chile is producing wines of power and grace, and this Block Series represents that well. Intense bright red in the glass, with currants and cherries dancing on the rim. The palate is soft and elegant, with well integrated tannins, great balance, and a full finish. 100 percent Cab Sauv made with care and intention. Pairing - Flank Steak. BBQ Beef. Creamy Cheeses.
Louisville Le Mistral Tier
A beautiful and quintessential Cotes de Provence style summer sipper comprised of Grenache, Cinsault, and Syrah. This wine shows wonderful aromatics of orange peel, bright raspberry, and red current out of the glass. In the mouth it has a backbone of crisp acidity, ripe peach, and candied orange. Buy. Crush. Enjoy.
Pairing - Raw Veggies. Grilled Prawn Skewers. Apricot Tarts.
Jonata Red Blend
Pure joy in a glass. This wine is a blend of the kitchen sink; Syrah, Cab Sauv, Petit Verdot, Cab Franc, Merlot, Sangiovese, and Viognier this red blend offers a deep garnet color in the glass, while aromatics of blackberries and blueberry pie fill the air. Warm baking spice, black pepper, and lavender compliment the nose with a long and lingering finish in the mouth. A great drinker today, but one that will sit well until 2026.
Pairing - Beef Stew. Thick-cut Ribeye. Charred BBQ.
Robert Mondavi Maestro
A joyful blend of all five Bordeaux varietals create a lush and powerful wine that is in a beautiful spot. Dark plum, luxardo cherry, and cassis intermingle with an Earthy core of cinnamon, nutmeg, and graphite. This is a round and full wine with a long and pleasing finish. A great representation of the To Kalon structure at its core. Drinking well now, will show its best in a few years.
Pairing - NY Strip. Charred Chicken Wings. Hearty Pasta.
Lexington Le Mistral Tier
Inglenook Cab Sauv
This gem is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot, and 1% Malbec sourced all from Rutherford. It has a classic, Saint Julien-like bouquet of crème de cassis, tobacco, lead, damp earth, and spice that gives way to a full-bodied, concentrated, textured Cabernet that hits all the right marks. Drink this stunner any time over the coming 20 years or more.
Pairing - NY Strip topped with gorgonzola and charred grilled carrots. Pasta Bolognese. A special weekend.
A beautiful wine with finesse and grace. This is a perfect summer sipper to enjoy thru Thanksgiving! Comprised of Cinsault and Grenache, this rose has delicate aromatics of tangerine, peach, and red currant. In the mouth, candied orange, bright raspberry and a crisp acidity make this wine a show stopper.
Pairing - Pistou Soup, Grilled Prawns, Fresh Oysters.
This wine is an absolute gem that drinks way above its price point. Named #35 of the top 100 best buys, it has a beautiful Red-violet color, offering aromas of blackberry, bacon and black pepper. Flavors of raspberry, pomegranate, cured meat, and vanilla shine thru the glass and into your soul. One of the best everyday drinkers out there, and a true winner from India - not often thought of as a wine mecca. Grab one, text a friend, and chill.
Pairing - Spiced rubbed ribs. Lamb & roasted potatoes. 2 hours and good company.