Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the April, 2009 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
Clayhouse Sauvignon Blanc
Wines are created from the earth, cultivated by hand,
nurtured by family traditions, making the 150-year old
adobe on the
property the perfect symbol for the business. Today,
Clayhouse Wines extend that proud family legacy with
a selection of exceptional wines, all crafted by hand
in a refined, elegant style that reflects the unique
character of Paso Robles and the depth of flavor that
the Central Coast imparts.
in a refreshing aperitif style, the Clayhouse Sauvignon
Blanc exhibits a bouquet of orange blossom, pineapple,
lemon grass, peach and hints of guava. Thereís a
touch of minerality that enhances the slightly floral
contributed by the Musque clone.
blend includes 7% Chenin Blanc to boost floral character,
and 2% Roussanne to provide body and spice.
87 Points and "Top Value" by Wine
Spectator - August, 2008
comes from the hillside vineyards of Mendoza,
sites that rise to 1,200 feet
above sea levelóan altitude that helps temper the
regionís warm sun, yielding grapes of exceptional
balance and structure. Itís a challenging area to
cultivate, with desert-like conditions and frequent
hail threatening crops, but the resulting wine is
worth the myriad risks.
founded by the Portet family, a family boasting an
impressive winemaking heritage. Bernard Portet was
raised in Bordeaux where
he spent many
years working with his dad, a régisseur (technical
director) at Château Lafite. Bernard left to
Nizas in France, then, recognizing the potential
in Napa Valley's Stag Leap District before it was even
known as such, co-founded
Clos du Val on the Silverado Trail south of Yountville
the large, flightless bird native to Mendoza, this
brilliant and very intense wine also contains 9%
Cabernet Sauvignon. Its aromas
expressive of red fruit (strawberry, raspberry,
red currant), with a hint of black fruit
(blackberry) and spice. Full, round,
fleshy, and very well balanced, the wine also features
a velvety texture that carries into a long, smooth
best when opened 15-30 minutes prior to drinking.
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.