Cotes de Provence, France | Arc Valley, where this wine originates, is one of the more chilly areas of Provence. The 2015 vintage was early and intense which ripened the grapes earlier than normal for this area, however with the “Mistral”, a dry and regular wind, cleansing the vineyard and an earlier harvest, this wine still holds true to the characteristic freshness that comes from the Arc Valley. This wine has the perfect balance to compliment an outdoor summer meal and good conversation. It is traditional to plant a rosebush at the top of the vine rows to warn wine growers against the presence of oidium, a mildew that attacks grapes, before it spreads to the vineyard. This winery uses the rose for their label, however, because “what is more beautiful than the rose, is the symbol of love associated with our wine which is characterized by its finesse and elegance in the pure style of white wine from the Provence”
Chateau des Muraires by Bernard Magrez “Seduction” 2016
Cotes de Provence, France
Commanderie de la Bargemone 2016
Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, France
Dunham Cellars Three Legged Red 2014
Columbia Valley, Washington | One sunny day in 1994, Eric Dunham heard the distinct sound of a distressed animal. Moments later he came across a young puppy that had fallen into harms way and was being attacked by another dog. He broke up the fight and took the injured puppy to a veterinarian, and although the puppy ended up losing a leg that day, he gained a home. “With only three legs, and two on the port side, I named him Port, and he was my best friend” -Eric Dunham Every year, Dunham Cellars blends a portion of its grapes into this red table wine. Fruit is used from all of the estates and aged in the same barrels in which the winery’s finest Cabernet, Merlots, and Syrahs are aged.