FALL FAVORITES, NEW AND CLASSIC!
Domaine Dupont Cidre Bouché Brut de Normandie 2015
Country: FRANCE / Region: NORMANDY / Appellation: CIDRE BOUCHE DE NORMANDIE / Varietal(s): BLEND --- Domaine Dupont was one of the first cideries we ever visited, and remains among our favorites! Their estate and orchards are beautiful and extensive, and the Dupont family is as endearing as the incredibly extensive line of ciders, Calvados and Pommeau they produce. One of the top producers in the Pays d’Auge, Normandy’s best region for Calvados, the Duponts have even extended their influence to the Hudson Valley, particularly sharing their knowledge with the producer of Hudson Valley Farmhouse ciders. This is their traditional bottling, cidre bouché simply refers to being under cork. All of their ciders are vintage-dated; just like wines, ciders exhibit different characteristics with each harvest. Indigenous yeast-fermented in stainless steel, this cider is a pleasure, fresh and dry, you’ll detect apples in several forms, off the tree, in a pie, simmered with a touch of caramel. Taste one of the classics, alongside cider-braised chicken, cabbage and apples.
Broadside Merlot Paso Robles Margarita Vineyard 2014
Country: USA / Region: CALIFORNIA / Appellation: PASO ROBLES / Varietal(s): MERLOT --- The first solar-powered winery in Paso Robles, Broadside remains committed to sustainability; acquiring fruit from sustainably managed vineyards, recapturing water used in the cellar for irrigation, and utilizing green packaging. Sourced from the renowned Margarita Vineyard in Paso Robles (in California's Central Coast region, where Bordeaux varietals like this merlot thrive in the coastal climate), this wine is harvested early to preserve freshness, and aged in neutral French oak. Red cherry, pomegranate, and plum aromas pick up notes of vanilla, cloves, and leather on the palate, while fine tannins on the finish make this a versatile match for mushroom burgers or black bean empanadas.