August – Wines of the Month

2019 La Zorra Teso Rufete, Sierra de la Salamanca, Spain $28.99
This little gem of a wine is made from the very rare grape Rufete which is exclusive to the Sierra de Salamanca appellation west of Madrid close to the border of Portugal. It hails from the single vineyard El Tesoro that is farmed organically. La Zorra performs gorgeously and the oak treatment is brief yet balanced. Herbaceous and plummy with a hint of espresso, it will complement Texas style bbq brisket, fried eggplant, or a spread of Spanish hard cheeses and chorizo.
230 cases produced.
2019 Sam Vinciullo Red, Cowaramup-Margaret River, Australia $41.99
Forget Beaujolais! This is the wine you want to pick up now for your Fall festivities! Fresh & versatile, this 60% Shiraz / 40% Cabernet Sauvignon from western Australia is purely elegant and fresh. Peppery, sharp, and crunchy, this is a zero-zero wine with no additives, no manipulation, just beautiful & natural fermented grapes. Pair with Korean chicken wings, falafel, or a traditional Thanksgiving feast.
2020 Volpe Pasini Ribolla Gialla, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy $17.99
Ribolla Gialla is a grape that is indigenous to the Friuli area in northeastern Italy along the Slovenian border. Volpe Pasini is one of the oldest still existing wineries in all of Italy with records dating back to 1596! This expression of Ribolla Gialla is extremely pure, crisp, and bright and demonstrates ethereal minerality coupled with demure citrus and apple blossoms. Refreshing and easy, it will go with an amalgam of foods from artichokes with bagna cauda to veggie risotto.