Spring is finally here…
Celebrate with our Wine of the Month Club selections!
Join Gnarly Vines’ Wine Club for a hand-picked selection of our favorite seasonal wines each month at an exceptional price.
Six-pack Membership - six wines for $120 (tax included)
Two-pack Membership – two wines for $40 (tax included)
Check out our April selections below for a taste of what’s currently on offer
(***** denotes two-pack selection):
2011 Forstreiter ‘Grooner’ Gruner Veltliner – Niederosterreich, Austria – $12
Crunchy and appley, with notes of white pepper and gooseberry. Light, smoky finish features caramelized onion flavors. Great with almost anything – try with chicken, salads, seafood, pork, veggies or veal!
*****2011 Simi Chardonnay – Sonoma Cty, CA – $18
Simi produces a wonderfully defined expression of Chardonnay. This is classic California, with ripe tropical fruits on the nose, rich body, and a soft finish. Look for notes of vanilla, almond and baking spices that have been imparted by time spent in American oak barrels.
NV Cantina di Sorbara ‘Nicchia’ Lambrusco – Emilia Romagna, Italy – $13
This ‘Nicchia’ Lambrusco is the type that will blow all previous sticky-kid-stuff notions of Lambrusco into nothing more than an amusing memory. Alert and spritzy, with notes of black plums, black cherries, and curants, its zingy acidity and slightly spicy dance on the finish call out for nibbles of the dried meaty kind.
*****2010 Hitching Post ‘Hometown’ Pinot Noir – Santa Barbara, CA – $25
The Hometown is a gorgeous (and limited) bottling from Hitching Post winery. Made famous by the movie Sideways, Hitching Post produces some of the best Pinot Noir in California. Enticing aromas of black tea and autumn leaves give way to rich wild raspberry and black cherry notes that linger throughout the long finish. This wine is quite delicious on its own, but would be a great companion for a duck breast.
2010 Agricultura Alentejano – Portugal – $16
Got some lamb sausage? Good start – look no further than this savory, sippable bottle from Portugal’s warm, dry Alentejo region. A blend of 30% Touriga Nacional, 40% Trincadeira, and 30% Aragonez (that’s Portuguese patter for Tempranillo), we love how meaty and mighty this dense-yet-balanced red is in your mouth. Great aromas and flavors of plum and pepper hang on for a spectacularly lip-smacking finish.
2007 Mocali, Brunello di Montalcino – Tuscany, Italy – $44
Brunello is hallowed ground for Sangiovese and the Mocali is excellent proof. This is a classic old-world style wine with aromas of wet wood, bark, and forest floor. After opening up a little the black fruit flavors become very apparent. This is really a gorgeous wine. Try with some pork loin, or braised beef ribs. It’s also great with a bowl of olives and some salumi.
In addition, the two-pack subscription ($40/month) gives you a 5% discount on all your future wine purchases at Gnarly Vines, while the six-pack subscription ($120/month) gets you a 10% discount on wine and 5% on spirits.