2013 Castillo de Monseran Garnacha

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

Dear Oenophile
Here it is! Your next house wine! A bold robust Grenache from Spain. Big flavors, big fruits, dry, a touch rustic and the price, wow! It comes in wood boxes with no up charge. Frankly, I can’t see how they ship this up here for the money. Wait till you taste it!
Castillo de Monseran is located in the DO of Carinena in the old Kingship of Aragon. A modern co-op, San Valero, is the state of the art wine making facility. There are 700 grower members. So, yea, it’s a big place, but, these are 50 to 80 year old, head pruned, Grenache vines, hand harvested from the birthplace of Grenache. This is top quality fruit. They make two wines the Castillo de Monseran Garnacha and the Costillo de Monseran Garnecha Vieja.
Spain is one of the most heavily planted wine regions in the world. They have tons of old vine material. Their vineyards date back centuries and have true terrior. We just don’t have these kinds of grapes over here. Plus this wine will age a bit. Should hit it’s stride in 2-3 years but might go longer.
We’ve been working on this for months now. We purchased so you could buy by the case wood box and all for under 10 bucks a bottle.
The wine is available at all three locations Dimond Huffman and Jewel Lake. To order call Mike at 907 677 9050 or email mike@anchoragewinehouse.com.

List Price $12.99
Bottle One Price $9.99
Case Price 12/750ml in Wood Box $99.99 Works out to $8.33 a bottle!

Thank You
Mike McVittie CSW, Court of Master Sommeliers L1
Wine Manager
Anchorage Wine House002

Ridge Vineyards Spring Releases

Author: Mike  //  Category: Wine

Dear Oenophile
Ridge Vineyards is an American Gran Cru. They own their own vineyards and practice organic farming. In fact all of their vineyards should be organic by 2017. The vineyards are carefully tended by hand. Much of their vines are head pruned and dry farmed. Many of their vineyard sites date to the 1840’s and new plantings utilize bud wood from the old vines.
This is true non industrialized wine making. It is as simple and non invasive as you can get. You will not see centrifuges and millipore filters here. Barrel work is simple and wines are allowed to fall bright. Selection is heavy for each wine produced. You can’t get finer more pure wine anywhere. Ridge is the only winery I know of that put their ingredients on the label. Did you know that there are 60 allowable legal additives around the globe? Check out this link HERE and HERE!
The good news is we get some. The bad news is it’s a trifle. Hi ho, sign up quick I have a case of each at Huffman. Well worth the investment. The wines will live and live and live!
To order phone 907 677 9050 (Huffman) or email mike@anchoragewinehouse.com

Cheers
Mike McVittie, C.S.W., Court of Master Sommeliers L1
Wine Manager Anchorage Wine House

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