Already looking forward to next Christmas?
Think of this as a grown-up, monthly Advent Calendar.
Okay, so the holidays have peaked and you’re starting to wind down. But did you REALLY get what you wanted? REALLY? C’mon, you can tell us. Statistically speaking, several of you probably had a pretty terrible holiday season. Actually, statistically speaking perhaps one of you died.
Let’s all have a moment of silence.
Okay, anyway. If you didn’t get what you were hoping for, consider indulging yourself with a Suncé Winery & Vineyard Mixed 12 Pack. Think of it: every month this year you could open a bottle in a nod to Christmas-to-come, or just in appreciation of great wines. The only real issue is when to enjoy what.
Between the 2009 Viognier, the 2007 Syrah, the 2006 Merlot, the ‘06 Zinfandel, the ‘06 Malbec, and the ‘05 Cabernet Sauvignon (two bottles of each, naturally) you’ve got plenty of flavors for all four seasons. You could also just increase your personal stash for the occasional impromptu dinner party.
But most importantly, you would finally get to open a package and not have to force a smile while saying, “Oh, gosh. That’s nice. I guess.
Shipping Note: The Wine.Woot elves are taking a short break and will begin shipping these orders right after the new year
2009 Viognier, Suisun Valley, Capp Vineyard
Hand Picked and Crushed: Aug 30, 2009
Brix at Harvest: 25
Pressed: Sept 20, 2009
Aged: 4 months in 50% new 3-year air dried Hybrid French Oak coopered in PA and 50% Hungarian Oak—for the tropical notes this cooperage is known to impart to white varietals
Bottled: Dec 20, 2009
Cellar for: 5+ years
Only 14 barrels made-338 cases
Perfumed aromas of orange blossom, acacia and violets alert the senses that honey coated apricots, mangoes and pineapple tinged with anise and vanilla bean await the palate. The finish lingers with the weight and texture of crème brulee. Barrel fermented and aged. Try it with Holiday Turkey and Gravy, Seared Duck Breasts, Chicken Gumbo and smoked salmon. It can also be quaffed on its own. When sipped room temperature with eyes closed—this is one of the only white wines that can be mistaken for a red wine---with its firm structure and creamy tannins.
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast – W. Strycker Vineyard
Harvest Date: Nov. 10, 2005
Bottling Date: Feb. 16, 2008
Hand Picked and Crushed: November 10th, 2005
Brix at Harvest: 23.5
Pressed: November 28th, 2005
Aged: 28 months in 80% new Tonnellerie Loureiro French Oak, 20% 2-year French Oak
Bottled: Feb 2008
Cellar for: posterity’s sake
Only 18 barrels Made- 450 cases
A full-bodied 100% Cabernet Sauvignon with blackberry, a sort of fuselage inkiness backed with chalky cocoa, and Walt Strycker Vineyard’s famous suck-your-teeth varietal character.
2006 Malbec, St. Olof Vineyard, Lake County
Hand Picked and Crushed: Sept 25, 2006
Brix at Harvest: 25
Pressed: Oct 14, 2006
Aged: 18 months at least in 80% new Tonnellerie Loureiro French Oak
Bottled: July 2009
Cellar for: your grandchildren
Only 18 Barrels Made-450 cases
Sunce’s third voyage with this varietal is the fullest, blackest, thickest, like oil, exuding a typical Malbec nose of fruitcake and anise with some fresh barnyard mixed in. In the mouth this potent inky wine shows balanced fruit from start to finish, with rich black cherries & moist earth.
2006 Zinfandel, Fountain Grove Sonoma County – “Young Buck” Vineyard
Hand Picked and Crushed: Oct 28, 2006
Brix at Harvest: 25
Pressed: Nov 12, 2006
Aged: 18 months at least in 50% 2-year French oak, 50% new American Oak (Kelvin) oak
Bottled: June 2008
Cellar for: 8+ years
Only 16 barrels made-400 cases
A refined Zin…a wine before it’s a Zin. It reminds Janae of a Ridge Zin even though it’s not blended.
2006 Merlot, Reserve, Russian River Valley - Hedin Vineyard
Hand Picked and Crushed: Sept 20, 2006
Brix at Harvest: 25.2
Pressed: Oct 12, 2006
Bottled: September 2008
Cellar for: 12 +years
Only 21 barrels made-520cases
The final offspring from this Westside Road hillside vineyard—spindly new Pinot vines now stand in its place. 100% Merlot. Fragrant mint and black tea pervade the nose leading into wet white truffles laden with mixed berries laced with pepper.
2007 Syrah, Field of Dreams Vineyard, San Francisco Bay
Hand Picked and Crushed: Sep 6th, 2007
Brix at Harvest: 27
Pressed: Sept 18, 2007
Alcohol: 13.9 %
Aged: 15 months in 95% new Tonnellerie Loureiro French Oak
Bottled: Aug 11, 2008
Cellar for: 7+ years
Blueberries abound in this traditional interpretation of a warmer weather-style Rhone.
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