Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the December, 2008 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
isolated mountain valleys of the Salta region of northern
Argentina were for many years home to the Incas. Today,
they're home to the highest vineyard sites in the world,
lying some 2,000 meters above sea level.
is here that the uniquely clear skies, pure mountain
air and long, cool growing season provide perfect conditions
for the production of quality grapes.
blend of 80% Torrontes (the most prominent white grape
of the region) and 20% Chardonnay is a deliciously
ripe and juicy white wine, with aromas and flavors
of apricot and citrus fruits.
served chilled on its own as an aperitif, or with salads
and Thai or Chinese foods.
Haut-Colombier is an award-winning producer from the up-and-coming
Premières Côtes de Blaye
region of Bordeaux. This
15-hectare estate is owned by the Chety
brothers, who have
experience both in France and Australia.
wine is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Malbec
from 25-year-old vines planted in
the clay and limestone soils on the highest
hill in Blaye. Rigorous pruning, de-leafing,
and green harvesting combine to minimize
yields to 50 HL/hectare, and the grapes are
harvested at night to preserve the freshness
Aged 12 months in 1/3 new French oak, this
wine has an intense purple robe and an elegant
yet fruity nose, with hints of vanilla and
toasty oak. On the palate, it is medium-bodied
and rich, with harmonious fruit from the
ultra-ripe Merlot grapes. Good balance from
the lovely tannins on a long finish.
by Jennifer is also proud to announce our new "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting new Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.