Enoteca – Fine Wine & Beer

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Gobble gobble, Turkey Wines!

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Nov - 15 - 2012

Dear Enotecans,

We hope this email finds you well this chilly day.  The Thanksgiving preparations have begun, and we’re stocked up on fantastic wines for the holidays.  We have several to talk about today, if something looks good you can click through and place an order.  It will be waiting for you here to pick up at your convenience.

Wine of the Month Club members get 10% off starting with bottle 1, and if you put together a case of 12 you get 15% off.  Not a wine club member yet?  Now is a great time to enroll, we’re getting ready for our December Club delivery!  More info at the end of this message.

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Thanksgiving Wine Suggestions

Thanksgiving dinner deserves a wine with enough fruit or acidity to stand up to all those side dishes.  The turkey is only part of the plate, it’s the buttery yams, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole that the wine has to cut through.  Don’t overlook the nice cold weather treat of warm Gluhwein and the pretty and tasty Cranberry wine.

J. Lohr Wildflower Valdigue

(Monterey, California)

This wine is vibrant and red-purple in color with bright aromas of boysenberry, Bing cherry, raspberry and pomegranate. The fruit complexion on the palate is equally bright, dominated by pomegranate and raspberry. Drink your last bottle just in time for the release of the new vintage! Serve chilled

The grapes are grown on Chualar loam soil in the cold, windy Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. They were originally thought to be the Gamay Noir grape (Beaujolais), but UC Davis scientists have since identified it as the grape Valdiguié, probably from an area in the southwest of France. Only the wine gods know how it got there, or when.

Member: $8.09 / Retail: $8.99 / Member Case Each: $7.64 – Order here.


Joseph Drouhin Beaujolais Nouveau 2012

(Beaujolais, France)

Every year in France there is a Wine Holiday, Beaujolais Nouveau day!  It roughly corresponds to the Thursday before Thanksgiving, and this bright, fresh, new wine has the fresh acidity and abundant fruitiness to compliment the Turkey day menu.  Join the party!

“The harvest began a week ago in the Beaujolais. Weather has been quite nice and the forecast is also good for the next days. Halas there is no good surprise, the yields are historically low.  The fermentation is now over for the grapes which have been harvested early. We can have first an idea of the style of the Primeurs.  The colours are red and light with a good malic acidity level, this could lead to supple and charming Beaujolais Primeurs nevertheless we have to wait another week to have an exhaustive vision of the Primeur Beaujolais style.”

~Frédéric J. Drouhin

Drouhin’s Beaujolais Nouveau is a very nice version of the quick style.  The artwork changes every year and the quality is as good as it gets.

Member: $14.39 / Retail: $15.99 / Member Case Each: $13.59 – Order here.


Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau 2012

(Beaujolais, France)

This year’s 2012 Beaujolais Nouveau is even more special because it celebrates Duboeuf’s 30th Anniversary of sending Nouveau to the United States.

Monsieur Duboeuf reports:

“The 2012 Nouveau is a well-structured, serious, solid and delightfully fruity vintage. It is a happy combination of liveliness born of delicious freshness and subtle fullness, and the guarantee of a good structure. The 2012 will contain expression, reliability and know how.”

Member: $8.99 / Retail: $9.99 / Member Case Each: $8.49


A few other great wine selections

It’s OK to go off road and away from the traditional selections.  We’re fully stocked on such popular favorites as Cryptic, and the fruity and deliciously hard to pronounce Haraszthy Zinfandel from November Wine Club.  Another great crowd pleaser is the full bodied, full flavored and smooth Napa Cab from Thomas Halby.  For a good white wine to go with the fixin’s check out the on sale Lone Canary Sauv Blanc.


Wine of the Month Club

If you’re not a Club Member yet, learn about the Wine & Beer Club? It’s a great way to learn more about wine and craft beer, and have your experience expanded. If you’re a novice to wine, the Wine of the Month Club will expose you to all sorts of tasty bottles and you’ll be an expert in no time! If you’re more of a wine connoisseur, try the higher end club selections to automatically own highly recommended bottles.

Categories: Fine Wine


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