Dpartment 66 - 2014, Languedoc, France
A blend of 80% Grenache, 12% Syrah and 8% Carignan from mostly 60 plus year-old vines in Cotes Catalanes, Languedoc-Roussillon, France. The wine is aged in 30% new French oak for 18 months and then another 5 months in bottle before release. D66 is of great elegance where the richness of Old-Vine Grenache commands attention. Opaque and dense purple in appearance, the wine brims with spicy blueberry and ripe black currant fruit aromatics. Mighty upon entry, lush red fruits are met with just a hint of creamy, toasty oak. The intensity and concentration of the mid-palate leads to a long finish with hints of wild fennel.
Lecciaia Orvieto Classico - 2018, Umbria, Italy
Taking its name from the fortified town of Orvieto, this wine is made with Grechetto(50%), Malvasia(30%) and Trebbiano(20%) grapes. The "Classico" appellation is given only to Orvieto wine produced in the oldest production zone. It’s color is light straw yellow. On the nose it is fresh with the characteristic delicate and persistent bouquet. On the palate, very elegant, soft, fresh style with typical almond taste to the finish.
Scaia Corvina - 2016, Italy
Plum & rich black cherry, cocoa & five spice, lip-smackin' finish. Corvina (100%), is best known as the perennial headliner grape in the wines of Valpolicella, here it shines in a solo role and layers its famously black fruit with lush autumnal spices, pink peppercorn, and freshly steeped black tea. Sumptuous and bold but consummately affable and easy to drink, this phenomenal value was farmed by the four Castagnedi brothers in the hills of Valpolicella after expanding their father's vineyards to more than twice their original acreage.