lummi island wine tasting jan 12 ’18

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Bread this week

Sweet Corn & Dried Cranberry – Made with polenta and bread flour, then enriched with milk, butter and honey before being loaded up with dried cranberries. Has great corn flavor but is not a traditional quick cornbread. A delicious bread that makes great toast – $5/loaf

Spelt Levain – Spelt is an ancient grain similar to wheat and has a nutty, slightly sweet flavor. It has gluten but it isn’t as strong as the gluten in traditional wheat. This bread is made with a levain, or sourdough, traditional bread flour and about 1/3 spelt flour, fresh milled whole spelt and fresh milled whole rye. It is a great all around bread – $5/loaf

For pastry this week one of our baker’s favorites:

Rum Raisin Brioche: A delicious brioche dough full of eggs, butter and sugar. Filled with golden raisins and chunks of almond paste and as if that wasn’t enough, topped with a chocolate glaze before baking. Ooh la la, what’s not to like. I can only make a limited number so be sure to get your order in early. – 2/$5.

Hell Freezes Over DESPITE Global Warming

It’s always been The Yardstick of The Unlikely. But here it is in the news: temperatures recently dropped well below freezing in Hell, Michigan. We suspect that upon hearing the news, many young (and not-so-young) men began making phone calls to those ladies they had crushes on all those years ago…“Okay, it Happened! NOW you Have To Go Out with me!!!” And at the same time, Congressional Republicans will no doubt be showing up on the Floor with Snowballs proving there is no such thing as Global Warming.

So let’s take this opportunity to spell out once and for all that the rapid shift in Climate Behavior the World has been experiencing for the last several decades is Way More Complex than “Warming.” If you throw a Stone into a still pond, you will see ripples spreading out over the surface. If you throw an Alligator into a pond where there has never been one, Every Living Thing in the pond knows Immediately and starts changing its behavior. It’s a System, Stupid!

And so it is in Hell. It’s a Zen thing: when it’s Cold, put on your parka; when it’s hot, take it off. Pretty simple, oughta work, right? Well, yes, BUT…Hell being what it is, when you change one thing it changes other things, which change other things, on and on. Hell can freeze over in Michigan while forest fires rage in California followed by rains that dissolve hillsides into Rivers of Mud. The Real Hell of it is that it is Just Beginning, and it’s going to get A Lot Worse. Or to put it another way…sticking your head in a hole is only gonna make it a Lot Worse!

 

Lost and Found

Every year after our Awesome East Coast New Year’s Eve Party, we invariably are left with items our guests forgot to take home with them. Is some cases we know who they are, but in many we do not. Last year someone left a very nice, relatively new down jacket. Since no one ever called or picked it up, I have recently  started wearing it and enjoying it, with gratitude to our anonymous benefactor. But hey, if it’s yours, come by and claim it!

This year we invite your attention to a lovely blue plate left over from someone’s food contribution. It is ceramic, looks hand-painted from Indonesia, the sort of plate one would like to have back.

We also have a lightweight, white Columbia quilted vest, worn enough to be someone’s favorite. Zips like a man’s jacket, but has a feminine feel and a diminutive size…i.e., too small for me!

 



Mar a Lago Update: Our Tax Bill for Your Kool-Aid

It is really quite Breath-taking how after nearly an entire year of Grumbling and Hand-Wringing, Congressional Republicans are now falling all over themselves Rationalizing What a Great Man and Insightful Leader is the Tweetster. If your teenagers came home from the Dance with a values shift like this, you would immediately suspect they had suddenly become opioid-addicted. Or, worse…you can never completely rule out…Zombies!

Yet here they all are in the last week, making the rounds of the Sunday talk shows, waxing eloquent about how they have come to respect and value the Penetrating Insight and Strategic Acumen of their CIC. Most disturbingly notable among them is CIA Director Mike Pompeo, who dissembled all over himself relating the Great Respect he had for his nearly daily conversations with His President on Matters of National Importance.

At this point we would like to interject that Mr. Pompeo graduated First in his class at West Point in 1986, left the service in 1991 and became a Lawyer. He got into politics in Kansas, and with a great deal of help from the Koch brothers, won a House seat in Congress. He is a Very Bright Guy, no doubt, who had Unlimited  Potential to do Good in the world. Our editorial staff has spent some time discussing this, and we find ourselves Deeply Disappointed that someone with Mr. Pompeo’s gifts seems to have learned So Little  about Honor in his years at West Point. He could have been So Much More. But he chose the Dark Side, as did so many of the Tweetster’s Appointees. Playing politics is part and parcel of Cabinet posts; but we aspire to a certain Neutral Objectivity in our Intelligence Agencies, and Mr. Pompeo is obviously Deeply Partisan. And that is Deeply Troubling.

One year down, three to go. Dog help us…!

 

This week’s wine tasting

Folie a Deux Chardonnay ’15    California      $16
Good example of Russian River appellation style; bright acidity and seductive notes of pear, apple, pineapple, apricot, nutmeg and vanilla—all framed by a richly textured palate.

Perazzeta Sara Rosso ’15     Italy   $12
90% Sangiovese, 10% Ciliegiolo from the Tuscan south; bright and full-bodied with cherry, crisp acidity, and tantalizing earth tones make this pretty wine a winner with savory dishes.

O Wines Red Blend ’10     Washington     $9
A Chateau Ste. Michelle project to help send low income, capable young women to college; Rich, dark color with dried herbs, cedar and blackberry with anise. Palate is fruity and has blackberry, anise and black cherry with some black olive.

Ded. Reckoning Cutlass Cabernet ’14      Washington    $18
80% cab sauv, with cab franc and merlot. Appealing aromas of cocoa, mocha, herb, cherry and barrel spice lead to full fruit flavors. Muscular, slightly drying tannins.

Esplugen Priorat ’14   Spain       $17
Garnacha, carinena, cab sauv; Priorat’s famous slate soil and arid climate give this wine great intensity and structure, with deep and complex aromas of rich ripe fruit, toast, and a long pleasing finish .

 

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lummi island wine tasting jan 5 ’18

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Bread this week

Flax Seed Currant Ciabatta – Made with a poolish overnight preferment before blending bread flour and fresh milled whole wheat and rye flours. Loaded up with flax seeds and dried currants for a delicious bread. This bread is mixed with a lot of water that makes for a very slack dough so it can’t be weighed out and shaped like other bread, it is just cut into pieces. A really flavorful artisan loaf – $5/piece

Buckwheat Rye – Fresh milled buckwheat and rye are soaked for 8 hours without any yeast in a method known as an autolyse. As buckwheat and rye don’t have much gluten this allows what little gluten there is to start developing and really gets the enzymes going before the final mix. This soaker is mixed with bread flour, salt and yeast and a bit of honey. Would go well with all sorts of meats and cheese – $5/loaf

and pastry this week…

Bear Claws! – Made with a danish pastry dough rich in cream, eggs, sugar and butter. The dough is rolled out and spread with a filing made with almond paste, powdered sugar, egg whites and just a bit of cinnamon to round out the flavor. Then, because bears love honey, topped with a honey glaze after baking. As always, quantities are limited, be sure to get your order in before you miss out- 2/$5

 

January Hours

We will be around through January, and so will our Baker, but for Abbreviated Hours!

Therefore take Note: our present intention is to be open Fridays from 4-6pm and Saturdays from 3-6 pm through January.

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of Bear Claws…

Ulee had his First Birthday on Christmas Eve. If we Bear in mind that most breeders have to come up with maybe a hundred new puppy names every year, it’s not surprising that these pups all got Holiday names. His was “Yuletide.” When we brought him home we shortened it to Ulee, which is most commonly a nickname for “Ulysses.”

Ulee is officially a Mini-Australian Shepherd, which basically means that his lineage conforms to AKC standards for an “Australian Shepherd,” though they are deliberately bred smaller, around 30 lbs. on average. They are very popular pets, being easier to manage than their 55# progenitors, but still intelligent, industrious, attractive, loyal, and attentive. And as in this photo, unlike many dogs, they will Look you In the Eye. The Mini Aussie is derived from selective breeding of smaller Standard Aussies.

Our dear boy Cooper (Best Dog Ever!) was also a Mini-Aussie, who weighed in at about 32 lbs. Coincidentally, this is the same weight as our older Aussie, Tator, who is a Working Dog from the  somewhat different genetic lineage of Herding Aussies, which conform to ASCA standards. These dogs are longer, lighter-boned, more agile, and a bit, well…over-focused. Though Tator and Cooper weighed the same, Tator was taller, longer, and faster. The point here is that we expected Ulee to be about the same size and weight as Coopie. We haven’t weighed him for a while, but he is taller, longer, wider and heavier than Tator,  probably 45 lbs or so at present. His head is noticeably broader and shorter than most Aussies, and his behavior is boisterous, physical, chewing-fixated, and Enthusiastic.You know…Bear-like!

So, a week or two ago we Realized What had Gone Wrong. Above left is a photo of Tator (left) and Ulee (right– with the “cigar”). Here are a bunch of typical Aussie photos.  Ulee’s coloring is definitely Aussie-like, but his Shape is not. So he has been a Dog of Mystery until our Recent Insight: we are currently convinced by a year of Close Observation that the only Explanation that Makes Sense is that Ulee’s Ancestry has to include some creature like this!

 

Mar a Lago Update: is the Button So Big…or My Hands So Small…?!

First, of course, there isn’t any “Button.” Except maybe in the Satirical View of The Onion. So the Good News is that a Single Madman (you know who I mean) can’t Launch the Whole Arsenal Singlehandedly. It is Less Clear how small a number of Strategically Placed Madmen could launch Enough of the Arsenal to render the question Moot. And to be Frank, there seems to be No Shortage of Madmen in Positions of Power Around the World at the moment. At some point we might want to take a look at that, huh…?

Comfortingly, thanks to Dr. Strangelove, Fail-Safe, Seven Days in May, and their ilk, a Lot of Very Smart People have thought about Accidental Armageddon for a Long Time, and we all hope this is a Case where the Military Philosophy of “Two Backups for Every Alternate System” is In Place, Active, and Foolproof. You know, “more or less,” anyway. All should be Well as long as we avoid basic Economic questions like “um, could you remind me again how we computed the Optimal Number of Nukes to Launch under the Present Scenario…???”

There is not a Lot of Difference between what the Republican-controlled White House, Senate, and House are doing to America and what ISIS has done to Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. Their recent Tax Bill has much in common with ISIS’ wanton destruction of World Heritage Art Collections in the Fertile Crescent…any Brutish Idiot can Destroy things, but it takes Leadership, Commitment, and Vision to Rebuild them…precious qualities in Very Short Supply these days.

 

This week’s wine tasting

Gio Chardonnay ’15   Slovenia    $11
From Slovenian vines on the Italian border, this freshly styled chardonnay shows delightful and expressive notes of  apple, lychee, citrus, warm croissant and sea salt.

Monte Tondo Veneto Corvina ’16     Italy   $12
Ruby red colour; bright lively nose with fresh cherry, black berry and black pepper hints; medium-bodied with moderate acidity and supple, well-integrated tannin – well balanced, dark fruit core with cherry, dark chocolate and spicy notes. moderate length with a smooth, seductive finish and a spicy aftertaste.

 

Marchetti Rosso Conero ’15 Italy $11
Rich and inviting aromas of flowers, plums, brown spices, and hillside brush. On the palate,  round notes of cherries, blackberries, cocoa and spice. Culminates in a satisfying, lengthy finish.

Goose Ridge G3 Cabernet ’15   Washington   $14
Rich, deep aromatic expression of plum and dark cherry intertwined with toasty notes of vanilla and savory spices. The dark fruit flavors continue to resonate on the palate over a supple tannic structure leading to a long, soft finish.

Orowines Bluegray Priorat ’14     Spain     $17
Named for the licorella slate of Priorat, which yields intense, terroir-specific wines from the harsh soils that challenge local varieties like Grenache and Mazuelo to the utmost, yielding tobacco and spice notes to the raspberry jam flavors. Rustic, earthy, spicy, and wildly aromatic.

 

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lummi island wine tasting dec 29 ’17 New Year’s weekend

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New Year’s Breads

Cinnamon Raisin – Made with a nice mix of bread flour, freshly milled whole wheat and rolled oats. Some honey for sweetness, a little milk for a tender crumb and loaded with raisins and a healthy dose of cinnamon. No swirl of cinnamon sugar in the middle…the cinnamon is mixed in and flavors the entire bread for a hearty rustic loaf. Great for breakfast toast, even better for french toast – $5/loaf

Seeded Country Hearth- Also made with a mix of bread flour and some fresh milled whole wheat. Then loaded up with pumpkin, sunflower and poppy seeds. So good and So good For You! A nice rustic bread. – $5/loaf

and for pastry this week…

Brioche au Chocolate – A rich brioche dough made with plenty of butter, eggs and sugar, rolled out and spread with pastry cream before sprinkling with dark chocolate. The dough is folded over all that delicious filling and cut into individual pieces. As with all pastry quantities are limited so if you want these delightful pastries be sure and get your order in early. 2/$5

 

Holiday Wine Shop Schedule

Friday, December 29- open 4-7 for wine tasting and bread pickup
Saturday, December 30- open 2-6 for wine tasting as usual
Sunday, December 31- 12th annual East Coast New Year’s Eve Party 7-9 pm!

As the Fortunate Few well know, our annual “East Coast New Year’s Eve Party” has become a Hallowed Tradition. From 7-9pm on New Year’s Eve we provide the wine, you bring Something Delicious to share, and when the ball drops in Times Square three hours away, we all hoist our glasses and toast the New Year! The Young at Heart move on to their next party, and we Old Timers can get to bed at a decent hour! We welcome this annual opportunity to Thank all of you for your support this year, and to toast ahead to even more fun in aught-eighteen. Arrrr, lads and lassies, ye best mark yer calendars now ‘n’ start plannin’ yer Finger Foods!

Important Note! Speaking of Finger Food, we will again this year have a Secret Operative sampling the dishes and Assigning Points! Yummiest Dish wins a $25 credit, and Yummiest-Looking Dish wins a $15-dollar credit! Let’s see if Competition really does improve Quality!

 

Wine Club Reminder

All Wine Club memberships expire at the end of each calendar year! In order to keep enjoying Membership Savings through 2018 you must renew your membership. Also, we regret that rising costs demand that in order to continue our Generous Pours, we are raising the Wine Club Membership fee for 2018 from $35 to $50 to help close the Gap a bit on our expenses.

The Good News is that to make all of this more Palatable, if you are a current wine club member and buy any mixed case of wine before December 31, you can renew your membership for 2018 for the old rate of $35! Think about it! And while you’re at it, Consider that we have just Replenished our Stock of Theo’s Chocolate, including delicious bars, Almond Butter Cups, and Chocolate Coconut Clusters!

The Good Stuff

Some of you may have noticed a new display in the wine shop the last few weeks. Over the years we find we have built up an eclectic collection of some pretty nice wines. For various reasons most of them have never made it to our shelves: too few bottles or too expensive to pour for a tasting, or got lost in the cellar, any number of reasons.

These are all wines that we consider well above average, including Betz, Long Shadows, Quilceda Creek, Andrew Will, Felsina, Colomé, Ferrand, Osmin, El Nido, and several Brunellos. Since it is the Holiday Season, these are wines are all deserving of a Splurge, Something Special to Accompany a Special Event, or to Be a Special Event. Either way, next time you are in the shop check them out. Tasting notes and critic scores are provided.  Bon appetit!

 

Mar a Lago Update: Opinions are Facts, but Facts are Not Opinion

As 2017 slogs to its Surreal Dystopian Close, Republicans are Giddy with the Final Realization of their Tax Cut Wet Dream Fantasy. They think it’s Step One toward their 80-year Goal of Rolling Back the New Deal and getting back to the Good Old Days of the Great Depression.

It seems to us Wildly Unlikely that any of them actually Believe that Trickle-Down 4.0  will be good for for Anyone but their Über-Rich Overlords and (they hope) Themselves. Over the next year or two we can expect to endure a lot of Self-Congratulatory Chest-Beating and Short Fat Fingers pointing at Piles of Sheeyit and Celebrating it as the Long-Promised Shinola. So this is a good time to start laying out for Them and for Ourselves how to tell One from The Other as the Results come in over the next year.

The First Major Claim of the Plan is that their Drastic lowering of Corporate Taxes will very quickly (this year!) lead to Major New Corporate Investment here in the U.S., increasing wages and employment. Easy to check, huh…? Most economists predict that these Windfalls will instead show up as increases in shareholder dividends, buy-backs of company stock, and yet another round of Executive Bonuses. There is no Quid Pro Quo built in here, no Accountable Requirement that Corporations earn these Gains by Actually Investing in American Infrastructure. It’s just a Giveaway.

So over the next year let’s all keep our eyes on the Facts as they Unfold. “Sheeyit” means middle and lower incomes continue downward while upper incomes continue upward. “Shinola” means corporations invest increasing $$ in the US, and lower and middle class families really do start getting an increasing share of the Economic Pie. No doubt lots of pundits will be following this through the next year. Our prediction: Promised gains for the lowest 90% will continue to remain Around the Next Corner, while riches will pile up even more at the Top. (My, my, how did we get so Skeptical?). Stay tuned; Time and Results will tell. As long as you can tell S…t from S…a you will be able to figure it out. In the meantime, we hope you can drop by this weekend and taste some wine!

 

This week’s wine tasting

Ruffino Sparkling Rose Italy $13
Elegant and stylish, made primarily from the Glera grape, blended with Pinot Noir. Fresh and fragrant, with notes of strawberry and slight hints of rose petals. Alluring flavors of delicate red berries and white fruits linger through the finish.

Rodney Strong Chardonnay ’15     California    $11
60% barrel fermented  and aged on lees in barrel for 6 months; 40% cold fermented in stainless steel for a fresh fruit-forward character. Aromas of baked apple, pear and citrus with white blossom aromas. Flavors of baked fruit and toasty brioche with a creamy, well-balanced finish.

Bocelli Sangiovese ’15       Italy      $14
Bright,, lush, and appealing; deliciously ripe and smoky, with notes of marasca cherry, granite, and rhubarb compote. Finish is long and dry, with admirable acidity that makes the palate taut and pleasing.

Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas ’13    Spain   92pts   $14
Monastrell, Cab, Grenache from high-elevation limestone soils; dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness with lavish fruit.

Gilbert Cellars Left Bank Red ’14      Washington     $18
(Cab, Merlot, Carmenere, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot) Meaty, with notes of tobacco, earth, charcoal and dark fruits,  medium+ body, with a firm, structured feel on the palate. 19 months in 80% French and 20% American oak.

Wine Tasting

lummi island wine tasting december 22 ’17

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Christmas Breads

Cranberry Walnut Braid A yeast bread enriched with buttermilk, eggs, sugar, butter and lemon. Then stuffed full of dried cranberries and toasted walnuts. This bread has a soft, tender crumb and is bursting with flavor, a great addition to your Christmas table -or Christmas morning breakfast as french toast! – $5/loaf

Pain aux Noix- In France all nuts are referred to as Noix, in this case hazelnuts. This is a delicious bread made with bread flour and fresh milled white whole wheat, milk and butter are added for a tender crumb and some honey for sweetness. Then it is loaded up with toasted hazelnuts. It is a traditional celebratory bread -$5/loaf

For pastry this week:

Gibassiers – A traditional french pastry that incorporates the flavors from the southern France region. Made with a delicious sweet dough full of milk, butter, eggs and olive oil. The addition of orange flower water, candied orange peel and anise seed bring great flavor to these pastries. After baking they are brushed with melted butter and sprinkled with more sugar. Ooh La La a delightful pastry with your morning coffee or tea. – 2/$5

 

Holiday Wine Shop Schedule

We wish all of you a Wonderful Christmas Holiday, and look forward to seeing you New Year’s weekend!

12th annual East Coast New Year’s Eve Party!

As the Fortunate Few well know, our annual “East Coast New Year’s Eve Party” is a Hallowed Tradition. From 7-9pm on New Year’s Eve we provide the wine, you bring Something Delicious to share, and when the ball drops in Times Square three hours away, we all hoist our glasses and toast the New Year! The Young at Heart move on to their next party, and we Old Timers can get to bed at a decent hour! We welcome this annual opportunity to Thank all of you for your support this year, and to toast ahead to even more fun in aught-eighteen. Arrrr, lads and lassies, ye best mark yer calendars now ‘n’ start plannin’ yer Finger Foods!

Important Note! Speaking of Finger Food, we will again this year have a Secret Operative sampling the dishes and Assigning Points! Yummiest Dish wins a $25 credit, and Yummiest-Looking Dish wins a $15-dollar credit! Let’s see if Competition really does improve Quality!

 

Wine Club News

These days most of you are Wine Club members, and already buy our wines tax-free (8.7% discount over our Usual Low Prices!), as well as paying only $5 for our five-wine tasting flight (a $20-$30 value in your average restaurant), compared to $10 for non-members. This is a Reminder that all Wine Club memberships expire at the end of each calendar year! In order to keep enjoying Membership Savings through 2018 you must renew your membership. Also, the rising costs of wine demand that in order to continue our Generous Pours, we are raising the wine club membership fee for 2018 from $35 to $50 to close the Gap a bit on our expenses.

The Good News is that to make all of this more Palatable, if you are a current wine club member and buy any mixed case of wine before December 31, you can renew your membership for 2018 for the old rate of $35. Think about it! And while you’re at it, Consider that we have just Replenished our Stock of Theo’s Chocolate, including delicious bars, Almond Butter Cups, and Chocolate Coconut Clusters!

 

Mar a Lago Update: Trickle-Down 4.0

When it comes right down to it, Republicans have only ever had Three Goals: Making the Rich richer; Convincing Themselves that Being Rich is their Birthright; and Convincing the Masses that They are in Danger and Only Republicans can Save Them. But since most people are Not rich, the challenge has always been about selling Point #3 while Dissembling about Points #1 and #2. Back in the 50’s there was a weekly TV series called “Racket Squad,” about Con Men (and Women) who could “Pat you on the Back with one hand while Picking your Pocket with the other” (as the old narrative explained before each episode).

So this week after Years in the Making, Republikaners managed to pass the latest version of the same Trickle-Down, Supply-Side (“Build it in the 3rd World, they will Buy it in America”), Economics that didn’t work for Reagan, didn’t work for Bushes I or II, and will not work now.

Eight years ago these same policies led to what Bush Treasury Secretary Ben Bernanke recently called “the worst financial crisis in global history,” which unfolded on his watch under W, who handed it all off to Obama on his first day in office. I mean, really, can you Imagine stepping into That? As you all recall, unemployment went above 10%, much higher for some communities. Peoples’ savings disappeared by the Trillions. Banks threw millions of people out of their homes to pad their Bottom Lines. The financial industry caused the crisis and then found ways to Skim Profit and Trickle Down Catastrophic Losses to Ordinary People. Bernanke ( then in the Obama Cabinet)  followed the Keynesian wisdom to use government spending and tax cuts to stimulate demand for products and services, which in turn increased the demand for investment and labor. Given the size of the Hole the entire world economy was in, those policies worked slowly but effectively.

However, those are NOT the fiscal policies to use when the economy is already running at close to the nearly full employment we have crawled back to over the last 8 years. In our current situation, most economists predict that stimulating demand with tax cuts to the middle class will only push prices up, that cutting taxes will only increase deficits, and that cutting taxes for corporations will translate only into higher dividends for stockholders and higher executive salaries, not Bold New Investments in American Infrastructure. Time will tell.

 

This week’s wine tasting

Ruffino Prosecco     Italy    $13
Crisp, clean and delicate with fine bubbles; fragrant and intensely fruity with clean notes of apples, pears and citrus with hints of hawthorn, wisteria and elder.  Pleasant aftertaste of apples and peaches.

Ruffino Rose Prosecco     Italy    $13
Elegant and stylish Italian sparkling wine made primarily from the Glera grape, blended with Pinot Noir. The Glera grape gives the wine structure and body, and the Pinot Noir provides the wine with a beautiful rose hue. Its extra-dry style makes it easy to enjoy.

Corte Gordoni La Fontane Bardolino ’12    Italy  $14
60% Corvina for structure, weight and a sour-cherry aroma; 30% Rondinella for fresh, herb flavor in a polished, beautifully scented and silky wine with pure red-berry flavors and a mildly spicy finish.

Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas ’13    Spain   92pts   $14
Monastrell, Cab, Grenache from high-elevation limestone soils; dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness with lavish fruit.

Chateau la Croisille ‘Silice’ Malbec ”15    France   $19
Plots located on the Luzech limestone plateau, more precisely on terroirs made of iron-rich siliceous red clays, aged one year in neutral oak, yielding a wine that is both rustic and polished.

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