Entries by theoconeecellar

January Wine Club Selections 2016

January 2016 Oconee Wine Club Tournon Winery by Michel Chapoutier In 1997, true to his pioneering spirit, Michel Chapoutier set out to explore the terroirs of the oldest continent. He wanted to meet people, people like him with a passionate interest in bringing out the true character of vines. A matter of convictions, too, prompting […]

December 2015 Wine Club Selections

December 2015 The Federalist Lodi Cabernet 2014  $14.99 As a leading author, printer, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor and diplomat, Ben Franklin was a true polymath. But perhaps most importantly (we flatter ourselves), he was a lover of wine. Naturally, the best way we could honor this inimitable founding father is with The Federalist Cabernet Sauvignon. […]

October 2015 Wine Club Selections

October 2015 Bastide Miraflors 2013  Syrah/Grenache $ 16.99 For well over a decade we have worked with Jean-Marc Lafage at his estate in the Roussillon, and across the border in Spain where he consults on several projects. As good as his wines were, when we first met him, they only get better with each vintage. […]

September 2015 Wine Club Selections

September 2015 The La Compuertas vineyard is located a stone’s throw from the northern end of the Mendoza river. The property has very deep soil, down to nearly 1.8 metres in places, though part of the property is close to a hilly area where the soil is shallower and somewhat rocky. Ungrafted Malbec vines planted in […]

July 2015 Wine Club Selections

July 2015 Dry Creek Vineyards The history of Dry Creek Vineyard is a long and colorful one. Founded in 1972 by David S. Stare, Dry Creek Vineyard paved the way for a renaissance of winemaking and viticulture in the Dry Creek Valley. Before his arrival, the Dry Creek Valley was little more than a few […]

June 2015 Wine Club Selections

June 2015        Oconee Wine Club Selections Situated between the mountain ranges of Sierra de Salinas, Sierra de L’Altet, and Sierra de la Sima, the vineyards for Tarima Hill grow at an elevation ranging between 1,970 and 2,460 feet. Sierra de Salinas runs NE to SW similar to the ranges of Jumilla to the west; the […]

April 2015 Wine Club Selections

April 2015     Wine Club Selections We chose two wines from the Australian award winning Jacob’s Creek Winery.  As an award winning Californian winemaker, Ehren Jordan’s boutique winemaking style embraces innovative techniques including late harvesting and wild yeast fermentation, offering a complexity of flavor and silky texture. Working together with Bernard Hickin, Jacob’s Creek’s Chief Winemaker […]

March 2015 Wine Club Selections

March 2015                                                  Wine Club Selections Both the red and white wine come from the Minervois region of France.  This Domaine has been family owned since 1826.  They consistently make great wines year after year.  If you have never had wines from this area, you are in for a treat! Domaine Tour Boisee Minervois Red 2011  […]

February 2015 Wine Club Selections

February 2015                 Wine Club Selections Finca Sophenia Reserve Malbec 2012  $ 16.99 Finca SOPHENIA is an argentine winery recognized as one of the top quality wine producers from Argentina.  To achieve its goals, Roberto Luka, its founder and conductor, chose Gualtallary, Tupungato, Mendoza, one of the most prestigious regions to produce high quality wines. The result was quite […]