Kermit Lynch Wines to Match the Weather….HOT!!!!
|Bouvier Marsannay Rose||Just because it is 105 degress out and this Rose Rocks|
|Ch. Bellevue Lussac St. Emillion||87 points / Wine Spectator|
|Dupeuble Beaujolais||86 points / Robert Parker|
|Faury St Joseph Rouge 2009||89 points / Wine Spectator|
|Foillard Fleurie||89 points / Robert Parker|
|Fontsiante Corbieres Rouge||88 points / Robert Parker|
|Kermit Lynch Sunflower||87 points / Robert Parker|
|Lapierre Raisin Gaulois 2010||88 points / Robert Parker|
|Lascaux Pic st. Loup|
|Lascaux Rouge||87 points / Robert Parker|
|Olivier Savary Chablis||89 points / Wine Spectator|
|Olivier Savary Chablis Fourchaume||92 points / Wine Spectator|
|Pallieres Racine 2010||91-93 points / Robert Parker|
|Pallieres Racine 2009||91 points / Wine Spectator|
|St. Martin Bronxinelle||89 points / Robert Parker|
|Traverses de Fontanes Cab||A Great Value!|
This allows us to create a wine that features a smooth character, with layered and integrated flavors. We age our Pinot Gris for a minimum of six months on fermentation lees (for a rich yet bright body) and use no oak or malolactic fermentation. The final wine is bone dry and very refreshing. Our Pinot Gris portrays aromas of crisp pear and honey blossom and flavors of mango with fresh acidity.
We harvest our Pinot Noir grapes at about 22.5 Brix and then gently destem them before the maceration phase. Our macerations – that’s when the skin comes in contact with the juice and when we extract color and tannins – are brief (usually about a week, to avoid harsh tannic flavors). The maceration ends with pressing and a full malolactic fermentation. After a rough filtration, the wine is put in contact with oak for at least 12 months. The resulting wine is fruit-forward, soft and elegant with rosehip aromas and flavors of bright cherry and pomegranate.
In 2002, Michel Laroche and his partners decided to create a vineyard in Chile, Viña Punto Alto. Three years later, Michel Laroche bought 53 hectares (130.97 acres) of slopes ideally situated in Casablanca Valley, to the west of Santiago, towards Valparaiso, at the foot of the mountain El Mahuco which separates the valleys of Casablanca and Maïpo. In 2006 he acquired a 23-hectare (56.8-acre) estate and a well-appointed cellar in the Casablanca Valley, with vineyards planted to Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.
In 2011, Laroche created a joint venture with Carolina Wine Brands, an influential force in Chilean wine production in Casablanca Valley. With 150 hectares (370.66 acres) of vineyards — planted mostly to Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc — Viña Casablanca, the new company, produces world-class wines with a strong sense of origin, thanks to a high-quality grape supply and technologically advanced equipment.
The French side of Michel Laroche’s portfolio consists of 4 wines from his value line; La Chevaliere, which he started in the early ‘80’s in the Languedoc. His commitment to the area was cemented when he acquired Mas La Chevalière, a state-of-the-art winery on the grounds of a splendid 18th-century guesthouse and he began to produce wines using Southern French varieties. Similar to their siblings from Michel’s other properties, including Laroche in Chablis, the wines from Mas La Chevalière express a pureness and flavor profile that leads with fruit followed by a small amount of oak beautifully balanced by the perfect amount of acidity.
Lastly, we will be working with Michel’s Chablis project and a stellar wine: Laroche Chablis Saint Martin. Cuvée Saint Martin is a blend of the best plots of Domaine Laroche in the Chablis appellation. All plots are located on Kimmeridgian soil with a west to northwest orientation. Thanks to the diverse nuances of these sources, they bring richness and complexity to the final cuvée. Exceptional Chablis from estate grown fruit at a great price.
DOGFISH HEAD PUNKIN
A full-bodied brown ale with smooth hints of pumpkin and brown sugar. We brew our Punkin Ale with pumpkin meat, organic brown sugar and spices. As the season cools, this is the perfect beer to warm up with.
Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. A rewarding complement to many dishes, Ichabod pairs well with autumnal foods such as poultry and root vegetables. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert!