Day 2015 Zinfandel

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Day 2015 Zinfandel

Agreed, the days of wonderful California Zin being an easy find are long gone.

Which is exactly why we say a collective THANK YOU to Ehren Jordan. Remember Ehren? He is the guy who put TURLEY ZIN on the map. Well today we met his new Zin project and immediately bought every six pack we could. This is ZIN; rich, ripe, spicy and so drinkable. A wonderful expression of our uniquely American grape, a wine we must have to kick off grilling season.

The Day Story

Day is the new Zinfandel project of Ehren Jordan, the mastermind behind such amazing labels as Turley, Neyers, and Failla.  When he purchased a St. Helena property back in 2004, he knew he wanted to plant grapes on the hillside that at the time contained an apple orchard.  After a few years of pondering, he decided that the locale was ideal for one of his early loves in the vine world - Zinfandel.  Four acres are currently planted, with the original vines hitting the dirt in 2011.

Zinfandel is, for Ehren, a return to his roots, having been the wines that established his reputation as a talented vigneron. Similar to the approach at Failla, most of the Day Zinfandel wines are sourced from Sonoma County; an area largely unexplored during Ehren's tenure at Turley.

Great sites, old vines, and gentle winemaking remain the production philosophy for Day.  Ehren is more than thrilled to work with some of California's finest Zinfandel vineyards; we hope you are as pleased with the wines as we are.

DAY 2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel

$30 per bottle OR $150 per six pack

15 six packs available

Please e-mail staff@lowerfallswine.com or call 617-332-3000 to place your order.

All orders subject to confirmation.

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Ornellaia 2014

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Ornellaia 2014

The incomparable Super-Tuscan we have enjoyed selling since a rainy Monday lunch at the old Olive's with Lodovico Antinori where he introduced his debut vintage, the 1985. 

THE 2014 BLEND:  

34% Cabernat Sauvignon - 32% Merlot  

20% Petit Verdot - 14% Cabenrnet Franc 

TASTING NOTE:

"2014 was one of the most demanding years in our memory, and has allowed us to produce high quality wines that are offering great delight. The late ripening of the grapes allowed the fruit to fully express its liveliness and freshness. What is particularly striking is the high quality of the tannins on the palate; silky, refined without rough edges. This year represents the heart of the estate, Ornellaia's 'Essence': its natural style, the exceptional quality of its terroir, and the competence of those who work in the vineyards and the cellar." - Axel Heinz, Winemaker 

ORNELLAIA 2014

$189 per bottle

$999 per six pack

15 six packs available

Offer closes March 31st

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Frank Cornelissen

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Frank Cornelissen

Last week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Frank Cornelissen. For those familiar with Frank and his wines you know what a special and unique winemaker he is. His own words say it better than we ever could:

Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature's full complexity and interactions. We therefore choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding and imposing ourselves. Consequently this has taken us to avoiding all possible interventions on the land we cultivate, including any treatments, whether chemical, organic, or biodynamic, as these are all a mere reflection of the inability of man to accept nature as she is and will be. 

The divine ability to understand the 'Whole' was obviously not given to man as we are only a part of this complex and not God himself. 

Our products are the result of this philosophy and our hands and team. Wines and olive oils which reflect ultimate territorial identity and mineral depth carry the name Magma® and MunJebel®. These are single cru and vintage wines and olive oils from various superb terroirs between 600-1.000 metres altitude in the Northern valley of Mount Etna, Sicily. Magma® Rosso is our "Grand Vin", produced from only Nerello Mascalese grapes in contrada Barbabecchi. Magma® Olio di Oliva is pressed from perfectly ripe San Benedetto olives from contrada Borriglione.

Wines on offer:

Contadino

Munjebel 2015

Munjebel PA

Munjebel CS

Munjebel VA

 

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Lower Falls Wine Guide to Thanksgiving - vol. 80

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Lower Falls Wine Guide to Thanksgiving - vol. 80

Our own national food-focused holiday calls out for copious quantities of compelling beverages. After all, some folks could be around your house for a while. Remember, this holiday can last all weekend!

With numerous varying dishes; aromas and flavors, there is are a lot of pairing options. Our preference is to open the chosen bottles at outset and revel in the ensuing gustatory gymnastics. If there was ever a no rules have another glass holiday, Thanksgiving is it!

Yes!  We can pre-assemble
your order for quicker pick-up!
 
WINE LIST
 
Opening Acts
 
Gramona La Cuvee Gran Reserva Brut 2012 - This is serious Cava. Produced using perfectly ripened fruit and precise winemaking, trounces most Prosecco. A must try. $20
 
Le Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut - Impeccable quality from a top co-op in Champagne. Every time we taste this one we can't believe the quality to price ratio. $36*
 
Whites
(light and dry to full and rich)
 
Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris 2015 - We always get great feedback on Oregon Pinot Gris as a Thanksgiving wine - crisp and refreshing fruit with a nice clean finish. $19

Guy Amiot Bourgogne 2014 -  White Burgundy is a perfect match with game birds. Lovely 'cut' and minerality, we are happy to see this Domaine available again. $29*
 
Shea Wine Cellars Chardonnay 2014 - One of Willamette Valley's best Chardonnays, nuanced layered flavors that are round yet elegant. $39
 
Meadowcroft Bonneau Vineyard Chardonnay 2014 - Our old friend and customer favorite returns to the market, classic Sonoma Chardonnay rich and with excellent balance due to judicious use of oak.  $26
 
Teutonic Jazz Odyssey Wasson Vineyard 2015 - The perfect match for the traditional menu, this is a blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. Aromatic with a semi-sweet nose that gives way to medium dry palate. The richness makes for a great foil to turkey. $20
 
Rosé
(not just for the beach anymore)
 
Miraval Côtes de Provence 2015 - Sure, we've been drinking this all this summer, but this may be our last shot at this Jolie-Pitt creation. It might even become a collectable. $25*

Domaine Maby Tavel 2015 - Our favorite Rosé as the temperatures begin to drop. Deeper and darker in color and flavor, perfect with food! $18

Reds
(light and bright to dark and rich)

Pierre Chermette Primeur 2016 - Hands down our favorite 'Nouveau'. This centuries old property produces some of the finest Beaujolais made today. $15*

Dubois Hautes-Cȏtes de Nuits 2014 - Silky smooth Red Burgundy, lovely aromatic notes of cherry and a hint of spice. Guaranteed to please the crowd. $20*

Domaine Agapé Pinot Noir 'B' 2015 - This new Alsatian find blew us away. Earthy, elegant, savory - a perfect food wine! $30

Anthill Farms Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014 - From cooler climate vineyards that ripen late resulting in a pinot of finesse and length. Stylish and elegant.  $40

Calluna CVC 2013 - Bordeaux blend that is half merlot with the balance the classical varietals. A strong nod to the European style, excellent mid-palate structure. A steal at $34.

Bedrock Old Vine Zinfandel 2014 - Produced from vineyards across California averaging eighty+ years. Bold and a tad spicy, perfect with the bird. $30


Sweet Finishers

Carr's Ciderhouse Pommeau - Local cider fortified with apple brandy and oak aged. Just the right amount of sweetness, but not cloying, wakes up your palate. $18.00 / 375ml

Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes 2010 - A lovely 'drinkable' Sauternes to end the meal. Classic richness, perfect with desert, at this price you can be generous! $30.00

For you lingering guests

Eagle Rare 10 Year Bourbon - A classic ten year Bourbon, just right amount of sweetness and a very long finish. $29.99

Lagavulin 8 Year Whisky - One of our favorite Islay Scotch producers has released this limited edition 8 year to commemorate the distillery's two hundredth anniversary. $64.99

Suntory Whisky Toki - Japanese Whiskey continues it's explosive growth. A most welcome introduction to the catagory, slightly sweeter, quite floral aromatics and medium bodied. $39.99
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