MARCH 15 & 16, 2020
Wine Club Library Tasting
EARLY ESTATE WINES
WHEN: 11 am - 5 pm
COST: FREE for current Wine Club members;
General public: $15 ($10 if you come with a club member)
You are invited to join us for a rare opportunity to taste some extremely limited wines from our cellar, paired with delicious appetizers.
2008 GRENACHE-SYRAH, LIBRARY WINE
Brix at harvest: 25.8 TA: 5.5 g/L pH: 3.6 Alc: 14.5% ML: Possible partial RS: 0.0%
Barrel age: 3 years Cases produced: 92
2008 was the first year we made a Grenache from our vineyard, and we opted to create a blend. The resulting wine is a Rhone-style blend--dry, full-bodied and smooth with berries and smoke. It was open-fermented, hand-punched and aged for 3 years in mostly neutral European oak barrels. At 11 years of age, it has softened somewhat and developed a lot of complexity. This versatile wine is excellent with French cuisine, duck, smoked meats, and wild rice pilaf.
2009 PETITE SIRAH, LIBRARY WINE
Harvest Brix: 25.9 TA: 5.8 pH: 3.60 Alc: 14.9% ML: 0% RS: 0.0%
Barrel age: 3 years Cases produced: 229
This is not the first vintage of our Estate Petite Sirah; however, earlier examples are too limited to open. This wonderful offering is dry, rich and full-bodied with blackberry, currant and spice. Even after a decade of aging, this is still a big wine and can continue to age. It is wonderful with mushroom dishes, BBQ, hearty stews, and with rich red meats, particularly wild game.
2011 SEMILLON, LIBRARY WINE
Harvest Brix: 24.5 pH: 3.60 TA: 5.9 Alc: 14.5% ML: 0% RS: 0.0%
Barrel age: 1.5 years Cases produced: 168
Our Estate Semillon has proven to be more cellar-worthy than we originally anticipated. This refreshingly unique wine is dry and floral with medium body and delicate apricot fruit. It was cold fermented slowly, for almost two months, to preserve the fruit flavors and aromas, then aged in a combination of stainless steel and neutral oak. It has held up very well in the cellar, although time has made it softer and rounder. The delicate apricot characteristics are quite pronounced. We like to enjoy this wine with white fish, calamari and mild shellfish, poultry, tomato linguini, lemon and garlic.
For this event only, a limited quantity of the wines being tasted will be available for purchase to our Merry Monks Wine Club members.
MAY 30, 2020
Wine Club Dinner
20th Anniversary Party & Rare Wine Auction
SAVE THE DATE--DETAILS COMING SOON!