Inboden’s Wines of the Season
Winter – 2018
This cold winter season, we’re featuring five wines to keep you warm during the chilly days and nights!
Folie a Duex – $8.99
Folie a Deux Chardonnay is shaped by the cooling fog from the Pacific Ocean. The Russian River Valley enjoys a long, even growing season, and Chardonnay thrives in the region’s alluvial (fine grained fertile) soils.
Fermenting the Chardonnay grapes in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak barrels adds complexity to the variety’s rich fruit flavors.
Indicative of its cool-climate origins, Folie a Deux has a bright acidity beneath notes of pear, apple, pineapple, apricot, nutmeg and vanilla—all framed by a richly textured palate.
Illusion – $8.99
Illusion is one of our best sellers over the last 12 months. It is a blend of four grapes—Old Vine Zinfandel, Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon. The fifth generation Peirano family handpicks each varietal of grape and keeps them separate through the entire fermenting and aging process. After aging French and American oak the juices are blended into a plush presentation, with layers of dark fruit and soft supple tannins. Ready to drink, Illusion, is an exceptional wine at an exceptional price.
F2013 Puligny-Montrachet ler Cru La Garenne – $85.00
Puligny-Montrachet from France is a rich buttery Chardonnay. For my Mother’s 90th birthday I handed her a glass of white wine. She responded in her less than pleased tone with, “You know I only drink red wine and whisky. The only time I ever liked a white wine was in 1962 when your Father and I were at the Montrachet vineyard in France.” I showed her the bottle of Montrachet, she tasted it and, “Oh yeah… that’s good.”
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Santa Caterina Chianti DOCG – $6.99
Santa Caterina Chianti DOCG is wine made from 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo nero grapes. Fermented at cotroled temperatures in stainless steel for 12 days with daily pumping over and pressings. Then 50% is aged in concrete vats and 50% in oak barrels with further refinement in the bottle.
This wine is recommended with rich pasta dishes and roasted meats.
Toschi Pinot Noir – $8.99
Toschi Pinot Noir benefits from a long, warm and dry growing season in the Central Valley that fully ripens the Pinot Noir grapes, leading to beautiful balance and concentrated flavors. This wine has a brilliant garnet color with supple body, bright red cherry nose with cherry blossom top notes and a hint of exotic spices like cardamom and star anise. Smooth entry with even texture through to the finish with red cherry and pomegranate flavors. Pinot Noir is well suited to pair with poultry, beef, fish, ham, lamb and pork. It will play well with creamy sauces, spicy seasonings and may just be one of the world’s most versatile food wines.