November Wine Club Selections
Oconee Wine Club
This month we chose two wines from Chateau Clinet, one of the best Chateaus in all of Bordeaux. Their Ronan line is meant for everyday drinking. Ronan by Clinet is an approachable wine that reflects the style and savoir-faire of a prestigious Pomerol winery. It is a fresh, fruit-forward and delicately spiced wine, ready to drink now or age for several years. It also comes in these great wooden boxes!
The red is a 100% Merlot from Bordeaux France. The nose, very aromatic, has aromas of cherries, raspberries and black currants, decorated with pepper. Of great fruity freshness, bouquet also complemented by floral notes (blueberry flowers). Retail $13.99
The white is a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Semillon. This is a friendly wine with a pale golden color and bright reflections. On the nose, fresh scents, elderflower, lemon and white fruit are delicately coated. Its delicious texture reveals flavors of ripe pears and citrus, embellished with spices such as cardamom and saffron. Retail $13.99
The Connoisuer Club
We chose two Italian wines for this month. The red wine is called Il Bruciato from Tenuta Guado al Tasso. This blend of 65% Cabernet, 20% Merlot, and 15% Syrah comes from the village of Bolgheri near the Tuscan coastline. The Guado al Tasso estate, owned by Antinori, is located approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of Florence near the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri. The property, approximately 2500 acres (1000 hectares) in size, extends from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the inland hills and includes, in addition to 750 acres (300 hectares) of vineyards, wheat, barley, and oat fields and olive groves in addition to woods which are utilized to raise Cinta Senese pigs, a prized local breed. A rich and pleasurable wine on the nose with notes of sweet spices, toasted coffee, and ripe red berry fruit. The wine is elegant and balanced on the palate with good length and a highly pleasurable fruity finish and aftertaste. Retail $31.99
The white is a Pinot Grigio made by Terlato in the famous Friuli region of Northern Italy. This delicious white is a light gold color with aromas of ripe peach, apricot, citrus fruits and honeysuckle. The palate is lively and fresh with flavors of granny smith apple, stone fruits, and a core of minerality. It displays a mouthfilling texture and a mouthwatering crisp, clean finish. This is our newest favorite Pinot Grigio and is the house PG for the Augusta National! Retail $19.99