1st bottle red:  Domaine Cheveau 2014 Beaujolais Villages, En Chantenay AOC

For the wine snob:

This 100% Gamay originates from the Beaujolais Region of France.  Morse specifically, it comes from the town of Saint Vérand. The vines average 50 years old.  This wine is hand harvested and destemmed before fermentation. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats.  Aging occurs for 8 months. This wine is 13% alcohol by volume.

 

For the rest of us:   

Ok you Pinot Noir lovers out there…Have I got a wine for you!  Gamay is a cousin of Pinot Noir, and this old world wine will not disappoint.  This is a light bodied wine with lots of fruit. You will get cherry, raspberry with some earth tones as well.  This wine is incredibly versatile due to its high natural acidity and low tannin. This wine is best served with basically any food.  But if you have to pick, try it with you family at Thanksgiving dinner.

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1st bottle white:  Summer Water Rose 2017

For the wine snob:

This Rose originates from the Central Coast of California made from a blend of Grenache and Syrah grapes.  A direct press method was used to ensure that only the slightest bit of skin was derived from the grapes. Harvesting occured early in the season to ensure natural acidity.  Alcohol content 12.5%.

 

For the rest of us:

It’s time for a wine like this.  The weather is warming up and summer is just around the corner.  You will absolutely love this wine for its dryness and sharp acidity.  Pink grapefruit persists with strawberry and white peach as well. This wine is best served ice cold with your best group of friends.  Open this bottle and your summer vacation begins now.


2nd bottle red:  Sweet Spot 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley

 

For the wine snob:

This Cabernet Sauvignon (89%) and Merlot (11%) originates from the Alexander Valley of Sonoma California.  More Specifically, it is sourced from both Warnecke Vineyard and Adams Knoll Vineyard. This wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for 16 months.  Case production is 2,240. Alcohol content is 13.9%.

 

For the rest of us:

This is what we would call a “solid Cab.”  It is fruit driven with a long and smooth finish.  You will get blueberry and mulberries among other dark fruit.  This is the wine you pull out when you are not sure what you should have.  It is a people pleaser, everyone will like it. Your friends and family will agree.  At this price point, you may as well get a case to make sure a bottle is ready for any occasion.  This wine is best served with burgers on the grill and your friends and family.


1st bottle reserve red:  Tamarack Cabernet Franc 2015

For the wine snob:

This 100% Cabernet Franc originates from three vineyards in the Wahluke Slope and Red Mountain appellations of Walla Walla, Washington.  This vineyards include Weinbau (86%), Ciel du Cheval (9%), and Tapteil (5%). Cooperage occurs in 20% new French oak with 80% in older French oak.  Production is limited to 1200 cases. Alcohol content of 14.2%.

 

For the rest of us:

A bad Cab Franc tastes like Robitussin.  This is NOT a bad Cab Franc. In fact, it is the best new world Cab Franc Nirvana has to offer.  This wine is bright with tart fruit of raspberry, cranberry, and currant. This wine transitions after opening to reveal notes of leather and smoke.  This is a wine you show off to your friends. This is a what?! It’s a Cab Franc, and an incredible one at that! This wine is best served when your “Cab Sauv” friends aren’t looking.


1st bottle reserve white:  Lucien Crochet Le Chene AOC Sancerre 2015

 

For the wine Snob:

This 100% Sauvignon Blanc originates from the Loire Valley of France which is known for producing white wines using Sauvignon Blanc, Chenin Blanc, and Melon de Bourgogne.  More specifically, this wine comes from the Central Vineyards of the Loire Valley. This sub-region of the AOC Sancerre is noted for soils that are principally Kimmeridgian clay with some limestone and flint as well.   Alcohol content 13.0%.

 

For the rest of us:

This is high end Sancerre at its best.  You will get an explosion of white flowers on the nose, white peach on your palate followed by an incredible minal finish.  Let us put it to you this way, Lucien is the best Sancerre Nirvana has ever carried. Further, we have be waiting for the Le Chene to become available.  This wine is best served with your favorite white fish and perhaps a goat cheese appetizer as well. This wine is special. Enjoy!


2nd bottle reserve red:  Villa Creek 2015 Avenger Red Rhone Blend, Paso Robles

 

For the wine Snob:

This blend of Syrah (70%), Petite Sirah (10%), Grenache (10%), and Mourvedre (10%) originates from the Paso Robles appellation of California.  Fruit was sorted by hand, half of which were fermented whole cluster while the other half was berry sorted.  This was followed by anaerobic cold soak and fermentation using 100% native yeast. Aging took place in French and Hungarian puncheons, 25% of which were new.

For the rest of us:      

This is a super high end wine that should be illegal it is so good!  You will get smooth blackberry all day. Put simply, this wine is “melt in your mouth goodness.”  You can read up on the reviews if you want. This wine consistently scores in the mid to high 90s.  Or, you can just crack open this wondrous creation, decant it for about 30-45 mins, and impress your most sceptical wine drinking friends.  This wine is a treasure and it is all yours. This wine is best served with only your favorite people. J/K, just open it already.