Somm’s Picks for August 2015

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Enjoy these wines to help you close out the summer. Top recommendation – Orin Swift’s Abstract. Made by one of the world’s best winemakers, this California blend is deliciously layered with a blissful balance of red fruit and chocolate mocha.

Pick 1: OLD WORLD WINE PICKEl Carajo Ch Gloria St Julien 2008

Ch. Gloria St. Julien 2008

Ch. Gloria is THE value for St. Julien. Wines of tremendous concentration with pure fruit, rich creamy body, with Bordeaux’s typical elegance. This vintage has just started to be ready to drink, but hurry this wine only has 15 to 20 more years left in the tank!

– 93pts Robert Parker –


Pick 2: CROWD PLEASING WINESEl Carajo Orin Swift Abstract 2013
Orin Swift Abstract 2013

This bold Orin Swift blend excites with notes of mocha, white chocolate, and red fruit on the nose. It follows through with silky body and added dark fruit undertones. This wine is a perfect drinking wine but still has enough acidity and tannin to match up a nice meal.

– 89pts Cellar Tracker –


Pick 3: THE GREAT ONESEl Carajo Ferrari Carano Reserve Cabernet 2010
Ferrari Carano Reserve Cabernet 2010

A great example of the balance of the 2010 vintage, the Ferrari Carano Reserve shows full body with luscious dark fruits and a creamy texture. This wine goes down smooth yet handles a heavy meal perfectly. A great addition to your cellar, or your dinner table!

– 92pts Rober Parker –


Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2013El Carajo Groth Sauvignon Blanc 2013

This classic Sauv Blanc shows juicy citrus notes and lively acidity with the added elegance of lees aging. The wine exemplifies the balance of California Sauv blanc with ripe fruit similar to New Zealand, and lively acidity like Sancerre.

– 90pts Tasting Panel (2012) –


All of these wines were hand selected by our Somms Richard and Carlos Fonseca. For more information on any of these wines reach out to us on Facebook, or see us in the store.

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!