Can you believe that it's been 50 years since The Beatles hit the shores of the USA to the sound of the screams of their frenzied fans?!? February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's chock full of days to get excited about: President's Day and Valentine's Day being the two most important. So, when the time comes to toast your favorite Prez or that special someone, we suggest you stop by TWH and pick up a February DD!
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2011 Sauvignon Blanc Le Bouquet, Laporte $15.98 net price, $14.38 reorder
The Laporte family has been making wine in world-famous Sancerre for over 150 years! The Le Bouquet is 100% Sauvignon Blanc grown on the chalky clay slopes of the Loire Valley. All tank fermented, fresh, zippy and incredibly aromatic, this white is a superb match for ceviche tostadas, oven-roasted halibut or a spring greens frittata.
2011 Veritable Quandary White Blend, Odisea $12.98 net, $11.68 reorder
A distinctive blend of 7 different exotic varietals from 5 vineyards, this dry white is aromatic, smoothly textured and exhibits flavors of green papaya, under-ripe pineapple and citrus. Super versatile, try with pan-roasted chicken breasts with tropical fruit salsa, pork tenderloin in a ginger marmalade sauce, or your favorite Pad Thai take-out.
2011 Sauvignon/Semillon Hors Saison, Domaine de la Hitaire $12.59, $10.07 reorder
Down in southwestern France, south of Bordeaux lies Gascony. Brothers Rémy and Armin Grassa team up to produce a fresh, zesty blend reminiscent of white Bordeaux. The (85%) Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and redolent of citrus blossoms, and the (15%) Sémillon gives the wine a round, plump mouth feel. A good wine to pour with a casual salad with goat cheese.
2012 Côtes de Gascogne, Domaine Saint-Lannes $9.98 net, $8.98 reorder
Gascony is famous for its Armagnacs, usually made from French Colombard, Ugni Blanc, and Gros Manseng. This easy to quaff white is made from chiefly Colombard with a little Gros Manseng blended in to give it a little flesh. It's light and lean, with hints of lemon/lime that wakes your palate with its bright acidity. Oysters? Scallops? A lay-up with either.
2012 Chenin Blanc, Winery of Good Hope $13.49, $10.79 reorder
For his line of wines under the "Winery of Good Hope" label, British born Alex Dale minimizes costs by eliminating fancy packaging, not using new barrels, or storing his wines before releasing them. That savings gets passed along to the consumer, and this Chenin Blanc is teeming with snappy Granny Smith apples, dusty mineral, and a kiss of lime.
2011 Mâcon Villages, Domaine Mathias $15.29, $12.23 reorder
It's white Burgundy! Entry level, yes, but thanks to direct importation, the price is more in the neighborhood of vins du table. Again no new barrel is employed, so the aromas are fresh and lively, the Chardonnay is pure and harmonious with the zippy acidity. While it's still crab season, this will pair well there; or you could pour it with your roast chicken.
2011 Rosso Piceno, De Angelis $11.98 net, $10.78 reorder
Hailing from Italy's Marche region, nestled between the Adriatic and the rolling mountains, Alighiero De Angelis founded the winery in the 1950's. Represented by the third generation of the family, they bottle this traditional blend of 70% Montepuliciano and 30% Sangiovese and does it ever deliver! Do you like pizza with black olives and sausage? Pour this.
22012 The Grass Cutter, Cambridge & Sunset $11.98 net, $10.78 reorder
A slightly unusual blend of (mostly) Merlot with 20% Zinfandel and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, the Grass Cutter has zoomed to the forefront of our domestic bargain section. Combining aromas of cracked pepper, succulent red fruit, and spice, it shows depth and concentration, yet all in balance. This is great on its own, with a bowl of olives and a baguette.
2011 Syrah-Grenache, Laurent Miquel $10.98 net, $9.88 reorder
Notice the billing: Syrah-Grenache. That's because Syrah is the main player here representing 70% of the blend. The result is a sturdy, complex red wine with a soft, fruity core. Easy going comfort food works here ... like meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy.
2008 Côtes de Ventoux Fayard, Domaine Fondrèche $15.99, $12.79 reorder
The youthful Sébastien Vincenti blends a little Mourvèdre with his Grenache and Syrah grown just below Mont Ventoux. In 2008, Sébastien did not bottle his Nadal cuvée, therefore some of the fruit intended for the more prestigious wine made its way into the Fayard. With a little bottle age, this is great with a pot roast or braised beef shanks.
2009 Carmignano, Tenuta Le Farnete $18.99, $15.19 reorder
One of our long-time Tuscan producers, Enrico Pierazzuoli has been turning out some sensational values for us for over a decade and a half! Cabernet Sauvignon has been grown alongside Sangiovese in Carmignano since Medici times, and this 80/20 blend of both is special indeed. Serve it as you would a bold super Tuscan, maybe Bistecca alla Fiorentina?
2009 Côtes du Rhône Mataró, Vignobles Boudinaud $18.99, $15.19 reorder
Imagine a Côtes du Rhône made entirely from Mourvèdre; that's what Thierry and Véronique Boudinaud have in their 2009 Mataró! Think smoky, gamey, meaty aromas with earthy mineral and dark berry fruit. More medium than full-bodied, the Boudinauds have a huge winner on their hands with this wine. Drink it with smoky baby back ribs.
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