Sophisticated Summer Sippers!
Jon Goenaga Ecological Txakoli G. 1200 DO, Getariako Txakolina, Spain 2019 $25.99
Let us first state that this is not a conventional effervescent/fresh Txakoli being poured out of a porron at an okay tapas bar; this is a SERIOUS example with some bottle age that contributes to its great complexity and weight. Jon Goenaga is a young voice committed to organic farming. “G” stands for Goenaga and “1200” stands for the amount of bottles made.
This 100% Carignan comes from part of the Bartolomei vineyard that was planted in the mid-century. LIOCO is a major champion of minimal-intervention Northern California winemaking and is practicing organic farming. This new release is a stunner with hints of guava, prickly pear, and crushed minerals.
We are getting some great summertime Mexican market vibes with this wine!
Sip this freshness alongside Camarones a la Diabla or Pollo Asado.
Vending Machine Wines “Double Shotgun,” Napa Valley 2018 $26.99
This 75% Petit Verdot and 25% Cabernet Franc was hand-harvested from southwest-facing slopes and saw elevage in 50% new French oak. A great alternative to just snagging an easy Cab Sauv, this wine certainly has the finesse & gravitas you crave with food cooked over a fire.
Summer. Burger. Wine.