2013 BETZ FAMILY REDS In 2013, bud break came in early April in Washington State, and flowering was early by anywhere from one to four weeks. Good conditions resulted in a large crop that was thinned to preserve the best clusters. Summer was warm with only a tiny bit of rain in July. A cooling […]
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This Week’s Tasting
Since 1932 Bodegas Muga has been making thoroughly modern wines from vineyards located at the foot of the Montes Obarenses in the area called Rioja Alta. Bodegas Muga owns 620 acres of vineyards, with another 370 acres under their control. The have on-site cooper produce all the barrels they use and all of the winemaking is done in oak—fermentation and aging. Come in and taste these delightful wines on Saturday, September 5th at both shops.
2014 Muga Blanco ‘Barrel-fermented’ Rioja Alta 15.00 12.45VS
2011 Muga Reserva Rioja Alta 25.00 20.75VS
2010 Muga Reserva Selección Especial Rioja Alta 40.00 33.20VS
Deal of the Month
It is the contrast between day and night temperatures that give the 2014 Colterenzio Pinot Grigio its crisp acidity. The vineyards are planted at altitudes between 350 and 400 meters above sea level. The gravel and sand soils are high in calcium carbonate, giving a striking citrus blossom note to this $14 wine. Think of having it with grilled sea bass with fennel and orange, or marinated squid for an outstanding meal.
2014 Colterenzio Pinot Grigio Südtirol Alto Adige 14.00 11.62VS