JANUARY WINE CLUB 2017
Scotto Family Vineyards 2013
78% Cabernet, 18% Barbera, 4% Petite Verdot
The first impression is juicy blackberry with a little earth, but intriguing spice notes, nutmeg wrapped in milk chocolate woven with whispers of smoke, creep in to set this wine apart. On the palate, there is plenty of flavor though not excessively ripe. It is medium-bodied, svelte, graceful, and lively, with very refreshing acidity, especially on the finish which shows lingering after-flavors of tart cranberry and slightly charred wood, supported by tannins that have some grain but don’t grip. More spice-driven than fruity, more elegant than bold, great clarity and complexity.
Cabirol Tinto 2012
50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo
Produced from a blend, this juicy red is all red cherries and red plums. Supple, fresh, and very drinkable, this is further proof of a very successful vintage on Spain's Mediterranean coast, a year that resulted in delicious, terroir driven, fun to drink wines.
100% Glera (prosecco)
A fresh mix of white peach, acacia blossom and minerals all work together nicely in this clean, refreshing sparkler. Pale straw color, lovely complex bouquet of cantaloupe melon with floral notes. On palate very much typical of the Glera grape variety with hint of pears, and classical apple cider and almonds; leaving a dry slightly yeasty persistent fresh aftertaste on the palate.