Fall Mixed Case
BIG Savings on our Autumnal Sampler
Favorites for Fall - Every Bottle Discounted 20%!
Fall has arrived! It seems like almost overnight shorts, t-shirts, and sandals disappeared and out came the jackets, boots and even scarves. These harbingers of changing leaves and plummeting temperatures reminded us that it was time to get a fall case together.
This mixed case, as they always do, represents the BEST DEAL on these wines: A stellar cast of bottles, discounted 20%. Also, as with previous cases, this assortment is perfectly suited to the cooler weather that is now upon us. Following this spirit, we’ve returned to including a red-only case in addition to a red-white mixed case.
Often our mixed case offers turn out to be a list of what we’re drinking these days. As such, we follow our hearts (and palates) and make no effort to offer up “balanced” cases with a token Chilean wine. Instead, we let quality and what we pine for after a day’s work dictate what gets included.
Having said this, the mixed case unapologetically leans towards France and Italy (with wines from Oregon, Austria and Germany thrown in for good measure.) It seems unfair to single out certain wines. However, a few bear mention because they get to the heart of things. Let’s begin with the dangerously sippable Causse Maurines Marcillac, this time in a more exotically spiced form. Just to keep things lively we included an Italian sparkling red, Saetti Lambrusco.
Many of the whites fall on the crisp and invigorating side of things. One exception is the exotically layered Stadlmann Rotgipfler Tagelsteiner. This is a rich wine, but remains nimble and flab- free. Of the crisper entries, La Soraia Gavi is clean and flat out lovely.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the store (212-980-9463) to take advantage of this opportunity to drink well while ringing in the Fall. Please specify whether you’d prefer a red-only or a red-white mixed case. Check out the website regularly, because as the seasons change, so will our mixed case. In fact, we will *always* have a tailored mixed case available on-line, so when these 12 bottles run out, don't hesitate to reorder.
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RED-ONLY MIXED CASE Was $249.84
RED-WHITE MIXED CASE Was $261.84
Both Cases Include:
2007 Wiemer Cabernet Franc
Wiemer's Cab Franc is not shy in graphite minerality yet you will fine here a more explosive fruit bouquet than even in some of the Loire's top sites.
2007 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills
Belle Pente’s Pinots show a restraint and elegance that makes them amongst our favorites. Their 07 Dundee Hills is a little leaner than the beefier vintages of recent memory. The bright cherry fruit and spice make this a captivating bottle.
2005 La Fleur de Laussac
This polished and suave Bordeaux from the great 05 vintage delivers herb tinged cassis fruits and supple tannins.
2008 Causse Marines Marcillac Rouge
From the forgotten corner of Marcillac in France’s Southwest, comes this immensely gulpable natural wine. Vivid fruits are complicated by notes of paprika, cinnamon, violets, and earth-bound minerality. There’s some serious structure to this prettified country wine as well.
2006 Saetti Lambrusco di Salamino di Santa Croce
This organically grown, dry Lambrusco manages to maintain an easygoing liveliness while remaining quite serious. It's just as easy to gulp as it is to think about. The wine also shines at the table whether it's with take out pizza or Bolognese sauce. The dark cherry fruit and violets are backed by a fresh vibrant acidity.
2008 Vissoux Fleurie “Garants”
Vissoux's Garants is one of the top 08 Beaujolais that we've tasted. Tart red fruits, smoke-infused granite minerality, and a bright energetic structure make this particularly compelling.
2007 Texier Cotes du Rhones
It’s hard to imagine anyone making Cotes du Rhone as pure and balanced as this.
Another 05 Bordeaux entry. Powerful and intense with plenty of herbs, minerals, and rich fruits.
2008 Monasterio de Corias Joven
This is a field blend of indigenous grapes from the slate soils of Asturias, a region in Northern Spain famous for its Cabrales blue cheese. A far cry from the polished fruit forward wines that Spain is associated with these days, this is mineral, rustic, and with a good dose of funk.
2007 Feiler-Artinger Zweigelt
A delicious spicy, dark fruited, smoke inflected entry from Austria.
2007 Roagna Dolcetto
Great Dolcetto. Wonderful bright fruit, proper acidity and outstanding length on the palate.
2008 Primitivo Quiles Cono 4
Powerful and intense with plenty of herbs, minerals, and rich fruits. A great rendition of the Mourvedre grape.
2007 St. Barbe Macon Villages
From one of the masters of natural winemaking comes this sulphur-free Aligote. Pure and uber-expressive with notes of lemon, flowers and intense minerality. This is a brisk, eye opening wine.
2008 La Soraia Gavi di Gavi
Classic Gavi. Crisp, refreshing, lovely.
2007 Stadlmann Rotgipfler Tagelsteiner
Exotic nose of ripe melon fruit and a spice bazaar. Fat, ripe palate with nice clarity and acidity.
2008 Muller-Catoir Trocken
This dry Riesling beautifully shows what the grape is about: tense, transparent, well defined, and vivid. In short: lovely.
2006 Branger Muscadet Gras Mouton
From what many consider Muscadet’s finest vineyard comes this briny and wildly complex wine. The wine’s saline qualities are backed by currents of citrus fruits, peach, wet stone, and flowers.
* Please note that due to the savings offered, we must add a nominal charge for all NYC truck deliveries outside of our local delivery area.