One of our favorite guests, Tim Bockhold from Euro Fine Wine will be here to talk about a few of his wines. EFW is most well known as one of our biggest suppliers of Spanish and Portugese wines. From Portada, Lab, and Paxis from Portugal to the amazing wines from Ego Bodegas like Infinito from Spain you can find many of their wines among our stores best sellers. This week with Tim we wanted to showcase the other side of their portfolio with a couple of wines from New Zealand, Australia and Washington.
Stop by to try the flight for only $5!
2018 Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand; $9.99
Named after the crustaceans that have made the Marlborough coastline home. This is produced from their 200 acre vineyard located in the Blind River Valley of Marlborough right along the coast. Produced in all stainless steel and delivers an explosive freshness of flavors.
“...boasts ripe pineapple, melon, guava and fresh green-leaf flavors accompanied by flinty acidity, a slightly creamy texture and long, tingly finish.” - Wine Enthusiast Best Buy - $1.00 Sample
2018 Bookwalter “Readers” Chardonnay – Columbia Valley, Washington; $14.99
This wine also contains 24% Viognier that is co-fermented in stainless steel with the Chardonnay. Most of the fruit comes from the Conner-Lee Vineyard which is a historic Washington vineyard now owned and managed by Josh Lawrence (Lawrence Vineyards and Gard Vintners) and Tom Merkle (Wautoma Springs Vineyard and Wines.) Though this is legally enough Chardonnay to just call it Chardonnay the Viognier plays a big role in the final wine by adding a richness in texture. It has lots of stone fruit, citrus and florals of honeysuckle and chamomile. - $1.25 Sample
2016 Ten Mile Red Blend – Columbia Valley, Washington; $14.99
This is produced by the Maritime Wine Trading Company. Partners Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister started the company as an importer and distributor and decided to dip their toe into making their own wines. The relationships they built working with other wineries gave them an amazing opportunity to purchase grapes from premiere locations and great quality at excellent prices. The grapes here are sourced from Horse Heaven Hills and the Yakima Valley in Washington. It is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot and 4% Syrah. Aged 6 months in neutral French and American oak. It shows lots of ripe red fruit with a backdrop of chocolate and a little vanilla from the oak. - $1.25 Sample
2015 Thorn-Clarke “Shotfire” Shiraz – Barossa, Australia; $17.99 Was $21.99 Save $4!
I was so excited to see this one drop $4 after carrying it for so long at $21.99. It is a super dense in your face style coming from a family owned winery. The Clarke family farm is 670 acres of vineyards in the Barossa and Eden valleys of Southern Australia. “Shotfire” is a blend of three separate vineyard sites in St. Kitts, Milton Park and Kabininge all in Barossa. The wine undergoes a long, slow and cool fermentation to increase extraction while retaining good aromatics. Aged in American hogshead barrels (300L) for 14 months. The wine is intense, with lots of concentrated dark fruits, with some great smoky oak and lots of baking spices. - $1.50 Sample