Saturday Tasting: November 14th

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we don’t want you to be caught without any wine to drink!  The next few weeks we will be focusing on Thanksgiving and holiday wines.  So make sure you make it to our Saturday tastings so that you get what you need.

Grüner Veltliner Hirsch (Heiligenstein) ‘13

I am a huge lover of Austrian wines, and this wine is truly a benchmark.  Johannes Hirsch is considered one of the young leaders in Austrian winemaking.  This wine is his entry level Grüner, but don’t be fooled it is absolutely stunning.  It has loads of minerality, great purity, and exotically floral notes. All of his vineyards are farmed organically and biodynamically.  This is a great wine to pair with your lighter Thanksgiving dishes, or just a great way to kick off a party.

Minervois Château Coupe Roses “La Bastide” (Languedoc) ’14

I have really always liked this wine, but didn’t really take it to seriously until this vintage.  This is one of the best vintages of this wine I have ever had.  This wine is made mostly from the Mourvedre, with Carignan and some Syrah in it as well.  The family of this estate has been buying up some really old vineyards and using the juice for this wine, which has really turned out to be a great idea.  This wine is spicy, with some dried fruit, and really truly complex for what it is.  Big fan of this vintage and the direction that this wine is going in.  Would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving dinner.