English Fizz

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English Fizz

Two hundred and forty-one years later, the British have returned to Boston in fine form!  English sparkling wine has arrived in our marketplace.  Now there's an added option when one has a touch of Anglophilia.  Your Ascot-, Henley- or Wimbledon-themed events can now go beyond Pimms !  Leading labels Chapel Down, Digby, Gusbourne and Hattingley Valley are in local distribution.  [ No, Nyetimber isn't on the horizon. ]  

The inevitable price comparison with their French counterparts is a personal matter - or of national pride possibly hinging upon your ancestry.

 

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Special Orders

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Special Orders

Had it with friends or on vacation and we don't stock it? No worries, we special order for clients everyday. We can't stock everything - but that does not mean we can't source it for you. Simply send us an e-mail with the details of what you are after and we will get you a competitive price quickly. The turn around time of these orders is quicker than you think!   

 

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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.

Offer expires one week from posting.

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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

 

This offer expires two weeks from posting.

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