BOTTLEMIXX WINE PICKS FOR AUGUST
Save Big on these featured wines!
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1-5 bottles = 10% discount all month long
6-11 bottles = 15% discount all month long
12+ bottles = 20% discount all month long
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The golden-amber days of August are a prime time for enjoying the fruits of the world’s wine harvests. We’ve picked some delicious examples with some tremendous prices! to explore this month as we wrap up vacations and soak up the last of these super warm days - toasting all along the way with family and friends!
2016 Cantina Tramin Suditrol, Alto Adige - Italy $15.99
Winemaker Willi Stürz oversees the construction of this brilliant and poised cool-climate Pinot Grigio. It takes 300 growers, working 600 acres in the mountain vineyards of Italy’s Alto Adige region (Montagna, Egna, Tramin) to produce this wonderfully crisp, smooth, medium-bodied wine of zippy and distinct character. Cool fermentation of the grapes in steel tanks and no malolactic fermentation, yet there remains a charming bit of medium richness, nut and honey kiss to balance out the clean mineral and apple skin components.
2013 Molly Dooker The Violinist Verdelho McLaren Vale - Australia $14.99
Long known for their big, bold, high alcohol high jinx with Shiraz and other red varietals, Sparky and Sarah Marquis with Molly Dooker have a pleasant surprise for us! Verdelho, a native Spanish grape grown so far from home it’s on the other side of the world! The grapes are from the 2013 vintage on the Gemtree vineyard in McLaren Vale, Australia. 1/3 of the Violinist was barrel fermented in new oak barrels. The wine coats the palate (Molly Dooker’s signature) and grips the taste buds with lemon zest and spice. The Violinist is round and full with a tremendously unctuous mouth-feel holding rich pineapple, green fig, mineral and stone fruit flavors suspended.
2015 Kuhling-Gillot Qvinterra Riesling TrockenRheinhessen - Germany $18.99
In 2015 Carolin Spanier Gillot became the first female winemaker to win the Falstaff trophy, awarded to Germany’s vintner of the year for her outstanding Rhine Riesling. This wine is an ideal entry point into Carolin’s Rieslings, made from 27 biodynamic acres with 200 years of family history in the soil. The Red Hang is unique in the world of wine. A red rock slope characterized by extreme steep gradients, extensive south orientation opening to a large valley. Red Slope fruit is characterized by the chiseled fruit working in combination with lively mild acid. Dynamic flint flavors, slate, green citrus, kerosene, honey, pear fruit, white flowers - Amazingly dry and refreshing Riesling!
2013 Dusted Valley Cabernet SauvignonColumbia Valley - Washington$29.99
Chad Johnson and his brother are Wisconsinite dairy farmers who moved to Washington State to grow grapes. This sublime juice is coming from the vineyards Southwind, Dionysus, Stone Tree, Olsen, and Elephant Mountain in Columbia valley. This is a hot, dry area with diverse and well drained soils. This medium-rich 80% Cabernet Sauvignon is all smooth plump dried dark cherries rolling down a hill with savory herbs. A 40% new oak regimen gives some nice vanilla and cocoa accents and tames the tannins, the Petit Verdot gives dark, saucy energy and aromatics, a touch of Merlot and Cabernet Franc round out the edges with a touch of mint and spice.
2011 Podere Il Palazzino Grosso Sanese Chianti Classico RiservaChianti, Tuscany - Italy$32.99
Located in Monti, Chianti – 12 miles northeast of Siena. The estate is part of a network of farms and country residences restored in the eighteenth century. Sometimes “Wow” is all one can seem to conjure up when tasting a wine like this. Taj Mahal ruby red color with ample, intense, ripe red fruit, sweet spices, and toast. It is an embraceable wine - smooth, deep and resonant with superbly integrated tannins making for a pleasingly persistent experience. A whole host of sweet red cherry aromatics including: plum, rose petal and leather. The wine sees 18 months in oak. Ripe and powerful – all while retaining a cool freshness for its size and vintage. Great care is taken - Native yeast, organic practices used, and minimal sulfur addition. It is truly one of Italy's off the radar gems.