This is a great time of year in Iowa, snow, 60 degree day, freezing rain, wind storm. It also is a great time in the wine buying world, post-holiday blahs lead to incredible sales to move product. I scooped up three great wines the last couple weeks that I am happy to offer for $14.99 a bottle. All three are listed on their respective websites for $25 or more. I am offering mix and match cases of the three wines at $144 a case. Intrigued? Head down below and click the links for additional info.
Talbott Logan Chardonnay, 2014
The Talbott family has produced extraordinary estate grown wines for over thirty years, with offerings from the Sleepy Hallow vineyard always leading the pack in terms of value for quality. I love this style of Chardonnay, sleek and crisp, but still letting you know it’s from California with oak elegance from 80% barrel fermentation. This Chard is primed for drinking now, but will hold for a few years.
Talbott Logan Pinot Noir, 2014
The Talbott family has named this line after their son, Logan. Also from the Sleepy Hallow vineyard, this is classic cool climate Pinot. Bursting with bright red fruit built into a framed spice box, the long finish shows just enough oak to complete the lovely fruit compote character. Beautiful wine, and Easter is right around the corner.
L’Ecole Frenchtown Red, 2013/14
L’Ecole’s history mimics much of the Talbott family, forward thinking but in Washington State instead of Monterey. Now in its third generation of family ownership, they continue to produce some of my favorite wines out of Washington State. Frenchtown is a blend of mostly Merlot, Cabernet, Syrah, and a smattering of other Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.
Bright and juicy on the nose, lots of black fruit and spice on the palate. I have two vintages in stock, both are ready to drink.