Two Perfect August Wines
Happy August wine friends!
I started the month the right way: salmon and sweet corn on the grill, tomatoes from the garden, and two perfect wines: the new release of Brick House's top Pinot shared the table with my new Italian obsession from an island off Sicily.
That it's August is important -- in order to help properly launch the new release of Brick House Evelyn's 2015
, we're offering it at
25% off the regular price this month. And despite the obscure nature of the second wine, it has developed a small but rabid following locally (I might be partially responsible) and disappears quickly. So, help me start off your August the right way by adding some of these gems to your stash!
$52.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($69.95 regular)
A beautiful vintage of Evelyn's, epitomizing Brick House's style of class and finesse. Deep, super-inviting aromas lead to layers of silky, bright and sweet fruit. A showstopper already -- I've tasted two bottles this week alone! -- and with more than enough goods to age 8-10 years. A best-of-the-best blend, made only in the finest vintages, Evelyn's is named in honor of Doug's mother. From Brick House's certified biodynamic estate vineyard.
94 points Vinous, Josh Raynolds: "A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, Asian spices and incense, and a hint of candied flowers emerges with aeration. Concentrated raspberry preserve, cherry cola and spicecake flavors show excellent clarity and stretch out and become sweeter and deeper on the back half. Shows outstanding clarity and spicy thrust on the impressively persistent finish, which is shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins that fold quickly into the juicy, lingering fruit."
Lantieri Malvasia Bianco Secco 2017
$18.85 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($20.95 regular)
This wine is its own party. A fascinating, refreshing white that opens by playing a little trick on you -- smelling of sweet things like dried apricots, honey, and fresh figs, then showing its volcanic, island side with amazing salty freshness and minerals. I could drink this all day and at only 11% alcohol, I just might! The term "heroic agriculture" has been used to describe this organically farmed estate, which exists on Vulcano Island, only 8 square miles in size, 16 miles north of Sicily.
I'm looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support and have a great weekend!
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