Mount Palomar Winery has a wine club, in case you didn't know, and one of the perks of the club is receiving a shipment of discounted wine every other month for as long as you're a member. Members can have the wine shipped to their homes, or come and pick them up - we have a fantastic pick up party during shipment months for members to come by and have a good time, but they can pick up their wines whenever it's convenient. This month on the 4th and the 11th we had our annual Wine Club appreciation dinner and the pick up party for club members. Here are the wines those members received:
Riesling - The 2013 Riesling is well balanced, medium sweet and is a small scale ultra premium production of this type of wine. The fruit was allowed to ripen to perfection and emphasize floral and tropical character. The nose is bright with soft scents of jasmine and papaya. Tropical tastes of lychee, papaya and star fruit compliment apricot, peach and honey. Serve chilled with soft cheeses, fresh fruit, Asian cuisine, white fish and poultry.
Sangiovese Rose - Our Sangiovese Rose is fragrant with scents of melon, strawberry and hints of rose. This is an ‘off dry’ wine so it is finished with a hint of sweetness that is balances and plays well with the natural acid level making. It is smooth and approachable. With a velvety mouth feel it has tastes of rose, tangerine, apple, and buttered pear. Pair this wine with seafood, pork and poultry and soft cheeses.
2010 Charbono - Charbono came to California in the 1800s while Savoie was part of the Italian Kingdom of Piedmont and today this challenging vine is rarely found in the state. This unusual varietal has rich floral scents of daisy and jasmine complimented by plum. It has a smooth velvety feel in the mouth with tastes of dark fruit, cassis and hints of boysen berry. The wine pairs well with poultry and pork, but is just as pleasant enjoyed by itself. Aged for 32 months in American and French oak barrels.
2010 Quartet - The 2010 Quartet is a Rhone Style blend using our estate grown Rhone varietals. Quartet is fragrant with earthy scents of leather, cherry, violets and licorice. The flavors are complex with peppery tastes of plum, cherry mint, tobacco, and rose hip. This is a medium bodied red wine that pairs well with beef, lamb and spicy BBQ.
Our new Sweet Wine Club is so new that it launched after this shipment went out - the next wine club shipments will be the first one to include the sweets!
If you are not a wine club member, you can still buy these wines through our online store. If you'd like to buy these wines at the discounted member price, you can join the wine club online or buy calling (951) 676-5047 ext. 12, and you'll be signed up for the next set of wine club wines.