May Wine Club Wines
This month we have chosen a nice variety of reds and whites to get you excited for Summer! Our wines this month are from California, Oregon, France, and Italy.
May Wine Group

Platinum Club

Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon, 2003
This is a full bodied wine with a rich and creamy texture structured tannins and the aroma is ripe with blackberry and raspberry followed by sweet notes of caramel, vanilla, and hint of spice. Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.

Gold Club
White/White MembersForis Gewurztraminer 2011, Oregon
Located in Oregon’s Illinois Valley, Foris tends to to be the state’s oldest Gewürtzraminer. The grape comes from Tramin in Northern Italy, which was originally Austria but ceded to Italy after WWI. Although most examples are off-dry, Foris prefers a dry style. Showing a medium pale yellow in color, the wine offers classic lychee aromas (lychee nuts and Gewürtzraminer share some common aroma compounds) Orange Zest with some suggestions of floral notes, more like orange blossom, with exotic spice such as nutmeg and cardamum.

Decoy Chardonnay, 2012
The Decoy Chardonnay is quite harmonious and elegant, with bright citrus fruit character, hints of stoney minerality, and crisp acidity. On the palate the wine is round and pleasant, with delicate melon and peach notes.

White/Red Members
Decoy Chardonnay, 2012
The Decoy Chardonnay is quite harmonious and elegant, with bright citrus fruit character, hints of stoney minerality, and crisp acidity. On the palate the wine is round and pleasant, with delicate melon and peach notes.

Orin Swift Locations “I”, Italy
Revealing an attractive color spectrum of scarlet and crimson with a slight magenta
band on the rim, the wine explodes with aromas of macerated raspberry, dried lavender, plus tart and toasty accents. The palate is immediately hit with the super lush flavors of ripe berries and spice, supported with a dense core that has just the right amount of characteristic acidity. The tannins are already velvety and soft which provide a lingering finish with hints of minerality and some herbal notes.

Red/Red Members
Orin Swift Locations “I”, ItalyRevealing an attractive color spectrum of scarlet and crimson with a slight magenta band on the rim, the wine explodes with aromas of macerated raspberry, dried lavender, plus tart and toasty accents. The palate is immediately hit with the super lush flavors of ripe berries and spice, supported with a dense core that has just the right amount of characteristic acidity. The tannins are already velvety and soft which provide a lingering finish with hints of minerality and some herbal notes.

Austin Hope “Troublemaker” Paso Robles, CA
Inspired by varieties that flourish in Paso Robles and The Central Coast, Troublemaker is truly distinct Paso blend consisting of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, Petite Syrah, and Zinfandel. By using a multi-vintage approach, the wine shows uncanny
complexity in its youth, yet rich and fruit-forward characteristics that make it ready upon release. With rich aromatics that display hints of smoke and violets, bright fruit on the palate and along finish, Troublemaker shows amazing depth and structure.

March Wine Club Wines—Our Wine Club Members can enjoy the following wines hand picked for our March Wines of the Month.
march wines group

Platinum Wine Club:
2011 MollyDooker Two Left Feet, Southern Australia

Deep crimson-purple, this wine brings together the best ofthese varieties – a big fruit impact, fine tannin structure, fresh acidity and silky texture this is a seamless wine showing
incredible depth and amazing length. With an array of fruit, blackcurrant, berries and plum accompanied by lifted oak, vanilla and warm spice this wine is a journey not to be missed.
Two Left Feet is rich and generous, a harmonious blend with a persistent finish.
2010 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, California
The 2010 is a blend of all five Bordeaux varietals. The wine was barrel aged for 14 months in French and American oak. This Cabernet Sauvignon shows a bit more restraint than prior vintages. To balance that elegant restraint, Winemaker Kevin Hall added 7% Merlot for structure, as well as 1% each Malbec and Petite Verdot for color and 2% Cabernet Franc.

Accompanied by Wine Lover’s Chocolate “Chocolate Drops” and Chocolate Truffle
Fudge Bites.

Gold Wine Club: WHITE/WHITE
2011 Laurenz V Singing Gruner Veltliner,  Austria
A very attractive fruit bouquet yields apple, peach and citrus aromas along with a typical Veltliner spiciness and a touch of white pepper. The soft and juicy palate is supported by fine acidity. It sings on the palate! The ripening period and harvest was sun-blessed.This enabled our Gruner Veltliner grapes to reach optimal physiological maturity.
2011 Evolucio Furmint, Tokaj, Hungary
Evolucio Furmint is a delightful white wine gem from the Tokaj region of Hungary,
renowned for its dessert wines. Evolucio is 100% Furmint, unoaked. Aromatic and richly flavorful, this crisp white is bursting with citrus, green apples, apricots, floral and mineral notes. The palate is slightly off-dry, ripe with rich flavors of stone fruits and citrus.

Gold Wine Club: RED/RED
2008 Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet, Argentina
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that can compete with the best from around the world, this wine has an intense red/purple color and an enjoyable, complex nose that is reminiscent of
berries, spice, cedar, chocolate and much more. The nose carries through to the palate,
delivering rich, full texture and berry-spicy-cedar flavors. It is a well-balanced
wine with a lingering, pleasing finish.
Location F, France
Opaque with ruby accents, the wine is intensely perfumed with aromas of vivid wild berry,
warm spice, plum, kirsch, lavender and subtle oak nuances. Easy drinking, the finish is long and clean with just the right amount of polished tannins to keep the fruit in focus.

Gold Wine Club: RED/WHITE
2008 Famiglia Bianchi Cabernet, Argentina
A classic Cabernet Sauvignon that can compete with the best from around the world, this wine has an intense red/purple color and an enjoyable, complex nose that is reminiscent of
berries, spice, cedar, chocolate and much more. The nose carries through to the palate,
delivering rich, full texture and berry-spicy-cedar flavors. It is a well-balanced wine with a lingering, pleasing finish.
2011 Evolucio Furmint, Tokaj, Hungary
Evolucio Furmint is a delightful white wine gem from the Tokaj region of Hungary,
renowned for its dessert wines. Evolucio is 100% Furmint, unoaked. Aromatic and richly
flavorful, this crisp white is bursting with citrus, green apples, apricots, floral and mineral notes. The palate is slightly off-dry, ripe with rich flavors of stone fruits and citrus.