What to Look For This Summer

mischief_maker_2010The International Wine of the Month Club™’s Premier Series has a great line-up of summertime wines, including the Bodegas Angel Rodriguez Martinsancho Rueda Verdejo 2013, Spain’s quintessential Verdejo, from the legendary Angel Rodriguez, and the Black Pearl Vineyards Mischief Maker Paarl Shiraz 2013 from South Africa’s leading lady of wine, Mary-Lou Nash.  Past vintages have received high member praise and enjoy limited distribution.

In August, the highly allocated 2014 Joseph Chromy Tasmania Chardonnay makes its debut with us in the Collector Series, as does the 2013 Nugan Alfredo Dried Grape Shiraz, a special wine akin the great Amarone wines of Italy’s Veneto.  Yardstick’s 2012 Ruth’s Reach Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will also be an August feature.  The wine’s seductive scents of blackberry, cassis and currant mixed with touches of cedar and smooth vanilla oak have just earned it a 90-point rating score and Gold Medal from The Tasting Panel magazine (Anthony Diaz Blue).