Rosé for now and Cabernet Sauvignon for later…
One of the most popular rosés from the 2014 vintage thus far has been the Château d’Esclans Rock Angel, which bears some similarities to the already impressive Whispering Angel, is slightly more refined, yet bolder, but still affordable; pick up a bottle to drink with dinner tonight or this weekend. Still, we’re always thinking ahead, and we’re so pleased to have secured four six-bottle wooden cases of the Grgich Hills Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010. Produced at their estate in Yountville, this wine is rarely available outside the winery, but we are thankful that our relationship with them has allowed us to offer their wines to you. This is one wine well worth picking up now and stashing away for later. Please find more information below!
Château d’Esclans Rock Angel Rosé 2014
$29.99 (per bottle)
Eligible for 10% case discount.
Notes from the winery: “It started with a whisper… And now it’s time to rock! Grapes grown from estate vineyard, consisting primarily of Grenache and Rolle (Vermentino). Harvesting conducted from sunrise to noon, with grapes sorted by optical eye, electronically and manually, three times. Destemming and slight crushing at 7-8° to avoid oxidation. Free run juice and first slight pressing. No maceration.”
James Suckling rated 94 points: “This is a wonderful, subtle and intense roseÌ with sliced peaches, apples, pears, minerals, salt and oyster shell. Full bodied with a fabulous center palate. Great purity. Almost has a volcanic character. Superb length. Almost entirely grenache and rolle. Great ever from here.
Grgich Hills Estate
Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
$194.99 (per bottle)
Eligible for 10% six-bottle case discount.
Notes from the winery: “We relied on indigenous yeast for fermentation and then aged the wine in French oak barrels for 21 months before moving the wine to large oak casks for six months just before bottling to achieve the perfect level of oak. Rich with blackberries, cassis and mocha with a long, elegant finish, this is a full-bodied and well balanced Cabernet Sauvignon. Having the patience to cellar this wine will reward you in the glass years from now. Serve with simply roasted meat dishes or all by itself to fully enjoy the wine’s complex flavors.”