June 2023

June 2023

Joé Chandellier Syrah (shown below!)

This Syrah is unlike most other Syrahs you have ever enjoyed. And it’s because of Joé and his approach to winemaking. Joé is a fierce advocate of organic farming and natural winemaking, with an intense focus on creating well-made, delicious wines. Lucky for him, he has access to 90-year-old vines - so rare! The age of these vines enables Joé to take his hand-harvested Syrah fruit to the next level. Costal showcases a deep, dense color that captures the eye with its inky ruby hues. Rich and seductive, it exudes a symphony of dark fruit aromas! You’ve been warned: this is a sexy wine! The blackberry and black cherry notes take center stage, intertwining with hints of blackcurrant and black plums. These opulent fruit characteristics are accompanied by nuances of spices, such as black pepper, cloves, and a touch of dried herbs!

What sets Costal apart is its remarkable depth and complexity, attributed to the vine's age and the terroir of Languedoc. The region's diverse soils, combined with a Mediterranean climate, lend a unique character to the wine. The hot, sun-drenched days and cool nights impart a remarkable balance to the grapes, resulting in wines of great depth, concentration, and elegance.

This old vine Syrah is an exquisite testament to the power and beauty of aged vines. It embodies the mastery of winemakers who have nurtured these vines throughout the years, capturing the essence of the terroir and expressing it in every sip. It is a wine that speaks of history, showcasing the richness and complexity that can only come from vineyards rooted in the land for nearly a century. Serve slightly cooler than room temperature but no need to chill (unless you just really want to!). Enjoy! 

  • Producer: Joé Chandellier
  • Region: St. Côme à Maruéjols (Languedoc, France)
  • Varieties: 100% Syrah
  • Alcohol: 13.5%

Les Vignerons d'Estezargus Carambouille 2022 (shown below!)

    Les Vignerons d'Estézargues is a small cooperative of 12 winemakers/winegrowers in Rhone Valley, Southern France, founded in 1965. Together they have making small, organic batches of natural wine for more than 30 years! Carambouille is a wild, refreshing chillable red that can and SHOULD be enjoyed with an assortment of your favorite soft, mild cheese (like Brie), charcuterie, salted Marcona almonds, pickles and caviar. Make it special! Made from a blend of 53% Cinsault, 43% Grenache and 4% Counoise for a light yet punchy expression of how effortless wine can be. Notes of cherry soda pop and cranberries with a balanced texture that hits the palate just right! Serve chilled (like ice cold!) and enjoy any night of the week!

    • Producer: Les Vignerons d'Estezargus
    • Region: Rhone Valley, France
    • Varieties: 53%  Cinsault, 43% Grenache, 4% Counoise
    • Alcohol: 13.5%

    Kolfok All Universe Together 2021 (shown below!)

    The word "Kolfok" finds its origins in a regional dialect, representing a person who challenges conventional thinking and holds a critical stance. At the helm of winemaking for Kolfok is Stefan Wellanschitz, who was born into a winemaking family in Neckenmarkt, an estate with a rich history dating back to the early 19th century when the region was still Hungarian rather than Austrian.

    His wines are so precise, acid-driven and balanced. This is a new release made from a field blend of Saint Laurent, Pinot Noir, Blaufrankish, Furmint and Rotburger. We knew upon first sip that this wine was special enough to be a GOLD wine club pick! We are so excited to share it with you. Serve chilled and enjoy! xoxo

    • Producer: Kolfok
    • Region: Burgenland, Austria
    • Varieties: Big field blend! Saint Laurent, Pinot Noir, Blaufrankish, Furmint, Rotburger
    • Alcohol: 12%

    Frederic Cossard "Version Sud" Grenache 2021 (shown below!)

    Frederic Cossard is a well-respected winemaker based in Burgundy, France. He is known for his natural and biodynamic winemaking practices, which have gained him recognition among wine enthusiasts seeking authentic and terroir-driven wines! Cossard began his winemaking journey in the late 1990s when he took over his family's vineyards in Burgundy. With a deep respect for nature and a desire to express the true essence of the terroir in his wines, he transitioned to organic and biodynamic farming methods. These practices involve working in harmony with the natural environment, promoting biodiversity, and avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals. This is one of the most delicious Grenaches we've ever tasted! You simply have to taste it to believe it. We will be hoarding cases at home! Serve slightly cooler than room temperature but no need to serve ice cold! Enjoy! xoxo

    • Producer: Frederic Cossard
    • Region: Saint-Romain, Bourgogne, France
    • Varieties: 100% Grenache
    • Alcohol: 13%
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