Capitelles des Fermes $11.00
A beautifully feminine wine from southern France. Notes of cherry, chocolate, spice with a touch of earthy undertones. Soft, smooth tannin, just an easy drinking wine. At this price it's best to grab a couple for reserves.
Mission La Caminade Cahors $15.50
Malbec's home is France, and the difference in elevation and the cooler climate make for a different take on this varietal. With black cherry, blackberry, and black pepper flavors, it's leaner, meaner and enjoys an hour to open up before drinking. If you love Malbec, you owe it to yourself to try a Cahors. With 15% Merlot as well.
A single vineyard where 14 varieties grow. The average age of the vines are 100 years old. Blended together to create a deep concentrated wine with robust aromas of dark brambly fruit, white peppery spice, dried flowers and herbs. Great structure and acidity and overall a fun wine. Grenache is the dominant grape by a slim margin with many local varieties in the blend.
Clos Troteligotte, K Or $26.00
Spicy aromas and flavors of plums, violets, and blackberry with focused mineral notes, rich texture and sturdy tannins. The iron chunks scattered atop this vineyard are so pure you could sell them to a smelter. Emmanuel farms organically with ease (he is above the fog line and therefore has no issues with mildew). Rows are plowed by horse. A remarkable and memorable Malbec.