Welcome to the new P. & E. Bottle Shop Wine Club! It’s the same club you’ve enjoyed, now with an entire retail shop focused completely on wine.
We are so thrilled to continue sharing our favorite wines with you month-to-month! You’ll discover even more varietals, styles and wine regions, and we’ll still showcase great value weeknight favorites along with some real gems to cellar down (if you can resist the urge to open them!).
I don’t know about you, but when March comes along in the Midwest, I crave the arrival of Spring— I often find myself trying to hurry its arrival by sheer force of will, Even when the daffodils haven’t bloomed yet, I’ll refuse to wear a jacket in protest, dreaming of warmer weather. I’ll pour a glass of rosé, close my eyes as I taste the bright, crisp wine, and imagine I’m sitting outside during “the wine hour”.
Having just recently received the necessary permits for P. & E. Bottle Shop, we at the fun stages of researching, tasting and building out our full portfolio…some stellar new wines, and old favorites that are drinking beautifully. Keep an eye out for our grand opening!
Following is your March 2018 Wine Club selection. Remember that we always keep a small stash on hand of these wines, so you can always re-order from your selection.
P. & E. Mullins
PS – Save the date for our sneak peek of the Bottle Shop, we’ll be hosting a Rosé Release Day Party on Saturday March 31st from 12-5pm!
2017 L’Oliveto Rosé of Pinot Noir | Russian River Valley
Vineyard- Sourced from vineyards throughout the western Russian River Valley, this adds a more dynamic spectrum of flavors as each growing region brings its own personality to the wine.
Vintage- The 2017 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter and spring compounded with gentle rainfall contributed to early ripening, low to moderate yields and highly concentrated grapes resulting in exceptional quality.
Fermentation- The juice was briefly cold settled and racked off heavy lees. Initially the wine was cold fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve aromatic intensity. Midway through fermentation, the tank was transferred to neutral barrels to benefit from sur lie aging.
Harvest Date: September 4th –September 26th, 2017
Winemaker: Dan Fitzgerald Assistant Winemaker: Nicole Michael Aging: 100% neutral oak, aged for two months.
Sensory Notes: Pale salmon-pink in color, the nose is reminiscent of tangerine, red berry fruit and cherry blossom. The palate is crisp and bursts with flavors of melon, cucumber and Rainier cherry.
Alc - 13.1%
Retail Price: $19.00 Wine Club Price: $17.00
Food pairings: pan roasted pork tenderloin, arugula with citrus and shaved goat cheese, crab, lobster, salmon, prosciutto, duck tacos with cherry salsa,
2016 Fable Verdelho / Central Coast
Vineyard- Sourced from Evina Vineyard in the Contra Costa County of the Central Coast. Hot days, warm nights and deep alluvial soils make this an ideal site for this Portuguese variety.
Vintage- The 2016 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter and spring compounded with gentle rainfall contributed to early ripening, low to moderate yields and highly concentrated grapes resulting in exceptional quality.
Harvest Dates- September 3rd, 2016
Winemaker- Daniel Fitzgerald
Cooperage and Aging- 40% fermented in neutral French oak. 60% Stainless Steel Fermented
Production- 56 cases
Sensory Notes- Pale yellow colored, the nose is full of guava, passion fruit and melon rind. The palate is rich and structured with tropical fruits, citrus and a dry lemon grass finish.
Retail Price: $25.00 Wine Club Price: $22.50
Food Pairings: Although this wine stands alone and can be enjoyed without a pairing, we love to pair this with seafood and Asian cuisine and it can stand up to a little kick. Shrimp ceviche, fresh Spring rolls or sushi.
2014 Borne Pinot Noir | Anderson Valley
Vineyard- The 2014 Borne Pinot Noir is sourced from two Anderson Valley vineyards within Mendocino County. The unique geography of these vineyards results in a wide diurnal range, with daily high and low temperatures diverging 40-50 degrees on some days. This enables the pinot to keep acid development in line with sugar and flavor formation. Part of the blend comes from the renowned Ferrington Vineyard in Anderson Valley with the remaining portion contributed from Beaujolais Vineyard West of Navarro.
Vintage- The 2014 vintage offered excellent growing conditions. A mild winter and spring compounded with almost no rain contributed to early ripening, low to moderate yields and highly concentrated grapes resulting in exceptional quality. 2014 is one of the earliest vintages we’ve seen in over a decade, but it will also go down as one of the best.
Harvest Date: August 15th and September 24th, 2014
Winemaker: Dan Fitzgerald Assistant Winemaker: Nicole Michael
Aging: 100% French Oak, only 30% new from the Troncais, Vosges and Chatillon forests of central France, aged for 11 months in barrel.
Sensory Notes: This wine showcases a deep plum red tone in the glass. Fragrances of orange peel, red cherries and fresh peppercorn linger on the nose. The palate is bright and dynamic with a sinuous texture and racy acidity. Flavors of cranberry, sassafras and a touch of clove combine for a wine with an incredible spectrum of flavors and subtlety.
Retail Price: $50.00 Wine Club Price: $45.00
Food Pairings: Spring lamb served with fresh peas. A wild mushroom risotto. Grilled flank steak with grilled Spring vegetables.