Troglodyte Rosso – Mari Vineyards / 2017 / Old Mission Peninsula, MI – 13 gls / 51 btl
Medium to full bodied with medium acidity. A blend of 50% Pinot Noir, 35%Teroldego and 15% Merlot. Tannins present but never overpowering. Pinot noir adds a juicy berry taste and Merlot brings an herbal feel. An excellent Midwestern wine.
Firelands – Cabernet Franc / 2015 / Isle St. George, OH – 10 gls / 39 btl
Juicy, herbaceous, & full of spice. Very drinkable, & to many of us, it has some kind of camp-fiery feel to it.
Pinot Noir – Presqu’île / 2017 / Santa Maria Valley, CA – 14 gls / 55 btl
Medium-light bodied, very smooth with flavors of raspberry, cherry with a hint of pepper. Good acidity and silky mouthfeel. A nice summer Pinot Noir.
Gamay Noir – Ayres / 2017 / Newberg, OR – 13 gls / 51 btl
A small production winery located in Newberg, Oregon. Elegant, medium acidity. A very juicy wine with flavors of raspberry, cherry, anise and a warm peppery finished. Very well balanced wine.
Valravn – Zinfandel / 2017 / Sonoma County, CA – 12 gls / 47 btl
A very lifted aroma of simmering berry sauce emanates from the glass. In the mouth there is a cascade of blue & red fruits alike, comprised of copious amounts of blueberry, cassis & blackberry compote with the faintest hint of blood orange lingering around the perimeter of the core. It is framed in a mocha bean & chocolate ganache flavor. The energetic & long finish presents a sense of freshness that invites further drinking
Mari Vineyards – Troglodyte Bianco / 2016 / Old Mission Peninsula, MI – 12 gls / 47 btl
A blend of Pinot Bianco (60%), Gruner Veltliner (25%), and Sauvignon Blanc (15%). The Pinot Bianco carries the wine with its fruit character; the Gruner Veltliner adds spicy pepper and herbal qualities; and the Sauvignon Blanc ties everything together with texture and hints of exotic fruit.
Viognier (vee-aa-nyei) – Illahe Vineyards / 2018 / Willamette Valley, OR – 12 gls / 47 btl
Medium body, dry, with aromas of apricot, nectarine and spring flowers. Mouth watering acidity and minerality.
Pinot Gris – Eola Hills / 2017 / Rickreall, OR – 10 gls / 39 btl
This is a great option for people that love a bright and high acidity wine. Bright, crisp and citrusy. Grapefruit and lemons are present. Minerality on the finish.
Chardonnay – Disruption / 2015 / Columbia Valley, WA – 10 gls / 39 btl
A beautiful balance on this chardonnay. Aromas of fresh apples, pears, lemons with a light creamy feel. The balance of creamy and citrusy reminds you of a lemon meringue.
Honig – Sauvignon Blanc / 2018 / Napa Valley, CA – 13 gls / 51 btl
Smells strongly of freshly cut grass & tastes of peaches, passion fruit, & citrus. The finish is crisp, but lengthy.
Gruet – Brut / NV / New Mexico – 9 gls / 41 btl
75% Chardonnay & 25% Pinot Noir with aromas of green apple & citrus mineral notes. It has bright, crisp acidity complimented by a touch of biscuit on the delightfully long finish.
Steorra – Brut / NV / Russian River Valley, CA – 12 gls / 47 btl
Non-vintage Pinot Noir Chardonnay Brut style sparkling from the Russian River Valley made in an elegant soft style with a fine bead & flavors of lemon sherbet, luscious cream, subtle toastiness & a fresh finish.
Grenache “Les Rascasses” – Railsback Freres / 2018 / Santa Ynez, CA – 13 gls / 51 btl
Railsback Frères began as a rosé project in 2014 by brothers Lyle and Eric Railsback, who call their rosé “Les Rascasses” (the scorpion fish in French) as an homage to Lulu Peyraud, the 102-year-old proprietress of Domaine Tempier in Bandol, maker of their favorite rosé from France. Blend of 50% Grenache, 25% Carignane and 25% Cinsault. Bright, nice minerality, light, refreshing with flavors of strawberry and lemon. Good with or without food.
Valdiguie – Gros Ventre / 2018 / Winsor, CA – 12 gls / 47 btl
Compared to “Les Rascasses” this wine is a lot more floral with flavors of watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberry, a soft mouthfeel and refreshing finish. Perfect choice on a hot summer day.