June 12, 2018

The Cottage is a Sacred Place

You probably need to have wine on hand for friends & family, for casual meals as well as big blowouts, for evenings by the fire (with or without s'mores) and for long afternoons on the dock.
Herewith, our suggestions to help get you through the season...

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Cottage Wines – from Sublime to Ridiculously Good


Stoller Pinot Noir Rosé, Willamette Valley
Retail:  $93.95/btl  (6 x 1500 mL /cs)

Limited Edition Bottling, only 12 cases of Magnums available.

Pinot Noir Rosé has been a cornerstone of production at Stoller for more than a decade. Multiple clones of Pinot Noir are harvested intentionally for the Rosé to achieve a style that is balanced and bright. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, wine shows alluring aromatics of watermelon, strawberry and red fruit, and the palate displays tropical fruits with mouthwatering acidity. 


Oak-free, quaffable

Loveblock 2016 Pinot Gris ‘Estate’, Marlborough
Retail:  $22.95/btl  (12 btl/cs)

90 Points – David Lawrason, WineAlign.com
“From the cooler Awatere Valley, this is a very bright, super-scrubbed pinot gris made in a drier, leaner style (whereas many NZ examples are peachy, plump and vaguely sweet). It is mid-weight, lively and fresh with green peach, lemon and herbs on the nose and palate. Very good to excellent length. Great summer white.”

90 Points – John Szabo, WineAlign.com
“Open and classically styled, (Erica &) Kim Crawford’s Loveblock Pinot Gris offers a good dose of ripe citrus and orchard fruit in a lightly honeyed style, with additional creaminess imparted by the lees. The palate is mid-weight, round and creamy but with sharp underlying acids and a windswept salinity that draws saliva and makes this particularly appealing. Length and depth are excellent.”


Perfect aperitif (and awesome with Asian-flavoured fish & shrimp)

Cave Spring 2016 ‘Adam Steps’ Riesling, Beamsville Bench
Retail:  $24.75/btl  (12 btl/cs)

92 Points – Louise Boutin, WineCurrent.com
“Crafted from 39-year-old riesling vines from the ‘Adam Steps’ limestone-rich soil on the Niagara escarpment, this medium-low alcohol gem offers a bountiful nose —ripe pear, yellow apple, Mirabelle plum, fresh savory herbs and typical petrol notes. The palate is rich and round with a repeat of orchard fruits nicely balanced with pink-grapefruit acidity. This has ageing potential and is perfect to sip now or pair with sausage and yellow-apple sauerkraut.”


Simple, satisfying pleasure

Château Pesquié 2016 ‘Les Terrasses’ Rouge, Ventoux
Retail:  $21.95/btl  (12 btl/cs)

90 points – Joe Czerwinski, RobertParker.com
“A bit more "serious" than the Edition 1912M, the 2016 Ventoux Terrasses delivers what longtime admirers have come to expect from the estate: ample fruit, complexity, weight and charm. Peppered raspberries and hints of garrigue drive the wine from start to finish, bolstered by fine, silky tannins and balanced acids. This solid value blend of Grenache and Syrah should drink well for 4-5 years from vintage.”


BBQ Chicken, Sausages, Salmon or Tuna

Il Colle 2015 Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany
Retail:  $46.95/btl  (6 btl/cs)

92 Points – Christelle Guibert, Decanter
“A rustic nose, with vibrant fruit, macerated black cherry, black olives, a hint of mocha and sweet spice. A little sparkle on the palate at first, but decant the bottle and this will dissipate, leaving bright cherry fruit, smooth tannins and vivid acidity. A very characterful wine, this will benefit from being opened a few hours in advance, and will really come alive over the course of dinner.”


Impress yourself

Philip Togni Vineyard 2015 ‘Tanbark Hill’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Spring Mountain, Napa
Retail:  $114.95/btl  (12 btl/cs)

92 Points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com
“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill is soft, succulent and inviting, all of which make it a super-appealing wine to drink now and over the next decade or so. The radiance and fruit intensity of the year comes through nicely, and yet the wine retains its classic, mid-weight sense of structure and overall feel. Crushed flowers and sweet spice add lift in this gracious, pretty wine from Togni.”


Impress your friends

Quilceda Creek 2015 ‘CVR’ Columbia Valley
Retail:  $125.95/btl  (12 btl/cs)

93 Points – Jeb Dunnuck, jebdunnuck.com
"The 2015 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine checks in as a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It's a great introduction to the estate and offers a creamy, full-bodied, elegant, seamless style that just begs to be drunk. Crème de cassis, kirsch, violets, and incense notes all emerge from the sweetly fruited, pretty, elegant red that has incredibly sweet tannin.”

From Champoux, Galitzine, Palengat and Wallula Gap Vineyards. Decant for a couple of hours before serving.