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Twelve Bottle Club
For the September Wine Club release, we are excited to share two extremely special three bottle verticals. Each wine in their respective verticals are made from the same grape varietal and from the same vineyard, but harvested in three consecutive years. Tasting them side-by-side enables you to experience the evolution of a specific wine over time, as well as better understand the effects of other influences such as weather, technique, and blending. It is rare to be able to offer a three-vintage vertical and we are very excited to share it with you.
IN YOUR SHIPMENT
95% Syrah, 5% Petite Sirah
Rich and full-bodied with flavors of juicy strawberries, spice, and smoky notes. It has medium tannins and a long finish.
The oldest of the three vintages, the 2014 Syrah has a more mature profile with lighter fruit and hints of smoke and must. The tannins have softened, creating a well-rounded, complex wine.
96.5% Syrah, 1.5% Dolcetto, 1.5% Grenache, 0.5% Mourvèdre
Full-bodied with medium tannins and flavors of blackberries, black pepper, and a hint of smoke.
The 2015 is a balance of age and youth. The flavor profile is expressive with moderate tannins.
99.5% Syrah, 0.5% Tempranillo
Full-bodied and fruit-forward with firm tannins and flavors of dark berries and spice.
The youngest of the three vintages, the 2016 Syrah has bold fruit flavors and youthful tannin expression.
2014 Petite Sirah
93% Petite Sirah, 5% Zinfandel, 2% Mourvèdre
This wine has rich aromas of black plum, blackberry, and black licorice. It lingers on the palate with a floral note and a hint of toasted oak. The finish is smooth and balanced.
The oldest of the three vintages, the 2014 has a more mature fruit flavor. This wine has aged gracefully and now fully expresses its depth and complexity.
2015 Petite Sirah
85% Petite Sirah, 15% Syrah
Full-bodied with moderate tannins and rich, layered flavors of blackberry and mocha.
In-between the two other vintages, the 2015 Petite Sirah has a balanced representation of fruit and tannin.
2016 Petite Sirah
95.5% Petite Sirah, 3% Zinfandel, 1% Grenache, 0.5% Petite Verdot
Full-bodied with firm structure, flavors of black currant and tobacco, and a long succulent finish.
The youngest of the three vintages, the 2016 has robust fruit, but also a strong presence of tanning.
North Coast Brut
This sparkling wine is rich and aromatic. It opens on the nose with zingy citrus fruits, pear, floral notes, and a hint of yeast. The fine mousse offers supple texture on the palate and brings forth the citrus flavors. It is smooth and round in the mouth with a note of grapefruit on the finish.
2018 Sauvignon Blanc
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc has a clean, bright straw hue. It has enticing aromas of green apple and pear. The palate is lively and crisp with fresh white peach and lime combined with a touch of minerality. The finish offers lovely acidity with long, lingering flavors and a creamy texture on the close.
This wine is dry and medium bodied with perfect acidity. The nose effortlessly balances fresh fruits like crisp pear and ripe peach with the rich and creamy components of honey and butter. The palate reflects that balance with a beautiful integration of both.
2019 Fumé Blanc
The 2019 Fumé Blanc is aromatic with notes of citrus, honey, pear, toasted oak, and minerality. The palate is smooth and silky with beautifully integrated acidity, creating a long, lingering finish with depth and complexity.
2018 Reserve Chardonnay
The 2018 Reserve Chardonnay is a golden yellow hue. The nose showcases vibrant peach and vanilla aromas. The palate is medium-bodied and transitions seamlessly from baked apple to crème brûlée, yellow stone fruit and toasted oak. The finish is complex with an enjoyable expression of depth and rich oak texture.
2018 Tempranillo Rosé
The 2018 Tempranillo Rosé showcases a clean, bright, salmon hue with aromas of sweet ripe raspberries, cherries, and rose petals. It has moderately high acidity balanced with a bit of sweetness on the tip of the tongue. The palate offers an enjoyable amount of ripe red berry fruit combined with a hint of minerality.
ABOUT VERTICAL TASTINGS
Vertical tastings are a wonderful way to spend time with family and friends while learning something new about wine.
Vertical wines are typically served in chronological order, from youngest to oldest. By tasting in chronological order, the progression allows the wine-taster’s palate to build throughout the tasting.
Add a twist to the vertical tasting and do it “blind.” Conceal the bottles by wrapping in foil or placing in brown bags. The objective could be to determine which wine is the younger and which is the older of the three.
Whether you are a connoisseur or a novice, there is always something new to discover about wine. We here at Nevada City winery are excited about this vertical and thrilled to be able to share it with our members.
Pair Syrah with grilled meats, vegetables, wild game, and beef stew.
Petite Sirah food pairings should be as big and bold as the wine. Stick with red meats, stews, short ribs, hamburgers and barbecue of all types. It also pairs well with ethnic foods with lots of spices and herbs.
Enjoy with cheese (especially goat cheese), green vegetables, oysters, delicate fish, mild vinaigrettes, and dishes with tangy dairy, herbal or briny sauces.
Enjoy this Chardonnay on its own, with cheese, or alongside baked fish or herbed poultry made with mild buttery or creamy sauces.
This slightly oaked white wine will complement lighter meals. Pair it with roasted chicken or pork tenderloin as well as anything involving seafood. Experiment with grilled salmon, smoked trout, sautéed scallops, crab cakes, fish tacos, or cioppino.
Serve with mild, buttery or creamy dishes, meaty fish (halibut, cod) and shellfish (lobster, shrimp, crab, scallops). Also pairs nicely with simply seasoned poultry and pork.
Perfect for a summer picnic or backyard barbecue. Pair with lighter dishes like prosciutto wrapped melon, salads, olives, hummus, shrimp, and fish.
During the month of September
2014, 2015, & 2016
$58.80 Sale Price
2014, 2015, & 2016
$58.80 Sale Price
You must purchase all three bottles in the vertical for the 30% discount to apply. This discount is exclusive to our Wine Club members.
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