Wine Club

Brookhaven Wines Half Case Club

Great Wines, Great Deal…

For $100 a month plus tax, we’ll hand pick 6 wines and have them ready for pick-up the first Sunday of every month ($120-140 retail value). The wines will come with full descriptions, as well as food pairings suggestions and recipes. You can select all red, all white, or do a mixed half case consisting of three whites and three reds. This is a great way to taste wines from around the world, and our goal with the program is to introduce people to wonderful world of wine – there’s a LOT of stuff out there that simply gets lost in the shuffle, so our goal is not only to bring you great examples of things you’re familiar with, but also to introduce you to some of the tasty and unique things out there that you may not be as familiar with. There’s no contract or obligation, simply cancel at any time. This is a great way to taste some great wine and learn a little in the process!

Half-Case Red

2010 Edoardo Sobrino Dolcetto Vigna Cristina Diano D’Alba 14.99- Only 350 cases of this beautiful Italian were made. Coming from a vineyard that’s over 1000 feet in elevation it yields an almost microscopic 1.7 tons per acre! It is made in a very polished styled with very sleek but texture enhancing tannins. Classic dark berry along with black cherry and spice flavors are complimented by notes of tea and black coffee. It is made to be consumed over the next 3-5 years. Besides the obvious match of a loaded pizza it worked very well with classic beef carpaccio.

2007 Conde de Altava Reserva Rioja 22.99- It is great fun to be able to offer a red that is mature and ready to drink. This Reserva is at its peak for about 2-3 years. On the nose it offers blackberry, dried herbs and sweet spice. That is followed by nicely complex flavors of cola, baking spices, white pepper and black fruits. It retains a wonderful soft and clean acidity that allow it to work perfectly with a variety of dishes. This one is perfect for a late summer grilled brisket!

2012 Clayhouse Estate Old Vines Petite Sirah Paso Robles 23.99- 2012 was a fantastic vintage in Paso Robles and this wine is a great example. Clayhouse was even able to keep the alcohol under 14% and make it balanced as well as age worthy up to about 10-12 years. It has aromas of rich chocolate, mure(blackberry liqueur), russian tea, ripe plum and light pepper. Full-bodied, it has a very long finish. The Old Vines is an exceptional pairing for chocolate but more practically it was great with grilled hangar steak.

2010 Cent’Anni Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 34.99- Made from a blend of Corvina, Rodinella and Molinara, this Amarone della Valpolicella Classico is flat-out gorgeous. It is superb, elegant Amarone with expressive dark red fruit, figs, flowers, tobacco and spices, all supported by finessed, silky tannins. Sweet roses, tar and licorice are woven into the layered and complex finish. Although it is rich it has no heaviness. It is built to age and will easily evolve over 20-25 years. I am dying to try it again with roast duck with an Amarone reduction!

2011 Calcu Cabernet Franc Colchagua Valley Chile16.99- The folks at Calcu think that Cab Franc will be the next big thing coming out of Chile and if this little beauty is any indication they might be right! It tastes like a ripe version of Bordeaux mixed with Loire Cab Franc. Medium-bodied, it is a super tasty red that shows savory, spicy black cherry, licorice and vanilla-coke type flavors. You will love the sleekly smooth dry finish. It is just flat out fun to drink. It goes especially well with wild fowl, especially quail.

2008 Edoardo Sobrino Barbera Vigna Carzello D’Alba 14.99- Like a Grand Cru, this Barbera is planted at 3200 vines per acre! The result is a wine of uncommon depth for a Barbera. Quite floral with uncommon grace and finesse in its soft, caressing expression of plums, dark cherries and well-integrated oak. Sweet, silky tannins provide a lovely structure that gives the wine its compelling balance and sense of harmony. We tried it with slow roasted pork with fennel. A side of mushroom risotto made the meal perfect!

 

 

Half-Case Mixed

2010 Edoardo Sobrino Dolcetto Vigna Cristina Diano D’Alba 14.99- Only 350 cases of this beautiful Italian were made. Coming from a vineyard that’s over 1000 feet in elevation it yields an almost microscopic 1.7 tons per acre! It is made in a very polished styled with very sleek but texture enhancing tannins. Classic dark berry along with black cherry and spice flavors are complimented by notes of tea and black coffee. It is made to be consumed over the next 3-5 years. Besides the obvious match of a loaded pizza it worked very well with classic beef carpaccio.

2007 Conde de Altava Reserva Rioja 22.99- It is great fun to be able to offer a red that is mature and ready to drink. This Reserva is at its peak for about 2-3 years. On the nose it offers blackberry, dried herbs and sweet spice. That is followed by nicely complex flavors of cola, baking spices, white pepper and black fruits. It retains a wonderful soft and clean acidity that allow it to work perfectly with a variety of dishes. This one is perfect for a late summer grilled brisket!

2012 Clayhouse Estate Old Vines Petite Sirah Paso Robles 23.99- 2012 was a fantastic vintage in Paso Robles and this wine is a great example. Clayhouse was even able to keep the alcohol under 14% and make it balanced as well as age worthy up to about 10-12 years. It has aromas of rich chocolate, mure(blackberry liqueur), russian tea, ripe plum and light pepper. Full-bodied, it has a very long finish. The Old Vines is an exceptional pairing for chocolate but more practically it was great with grilled hangar steak.

2011 Clayhouse Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Paso Robles 16.99- Made in a refreshing aperitif style, Clayhouse Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a nose of orange blossom, pineapple, lemon grass, peach and hints of guava. There’s a touch of minerality that enhances the slightly floral notes contributed by the Musque clone. This is the same Musque clone as found in the Quintessa Illumination. Nicely clean and refreshing, we loved it with a grilled shrimp appetizer!

2012 Henry Fessy Pouilly-Fuisse “Sous La Roche” 22.99- One whiff is all it takes for me to predict that you’ll like this wine. Stony, like good Pouilly Fuissé should be, Fessy’s 2012 Sous La Roche has a complementary dollop of creaminess. Uplifting acidity in the finish keeps it fresh and you coming back for more. Easy to enjoy by itself, it’s substantial enough for a roast chicken.” I had it with gilled swordfish and it was perfect!

2011 Garnier & Fils Bourgogne Blanc Chadonnay Burgundy 19.99- The first thing you will notice is that the Garnier has the nose and minerality of a Chablis due to the soils in its vineyards near Saint Bris and Cote de Auxerre. The fruit is balanced with seductive acidity as a result of the vines being in their prime at 24 years of age. Flavors of pear, geen apple, hazelnut and citrus make it work with a variety of foods. We had the restaurant special of baked halibut. That was a great match!

 

Half-Case White

2011 Clayhouse Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Paso Robles 16.99- Made in a refreshing aperitif style, Clayhouse Sauvignon Blanc exhibits a nose of orange blossom, pineapple, lemon grass, peach and hints of guava. There’s a touch of minerality that enhances the slightly floral notes contributed by the Musque clone. This is the same Musque clone as found in the Quintessa Illumination. Nicely clean and refreshing, we loved it with a grilled shrimp appetizer!

2012 Henry Fessy Pouilly-Fuisse “Sous La Roche” 22.99- One whiff is all it takes for me to predict that you’ll like this wine. Stony, like good Pouilly Fuissé should be, Fessy’s 2012 Sous La Roche has a complementary dollop of creaminess. Uplifting acidity in the finish keeps it fresh and you coming back for more. Easy to enjoy by itself, it’s substantial enough for a roast chicken.” I had it with gilled swordfish and it was perfect!

22011 Garnier & Fils Bourgogne Blanc Chadonnay Burgundy 19.99- The first thing you will notice is that the Garnier has the nose and minerality of a Chablis due to the soils in its vineyards near Saint Bris and Cote de Auxerre. The fruit is balanced with seductive acidity as a result of the vines being in their prime at 24 years of age. Flavors of pear, geen apple, hazelnut and citrus make it work with a variety of foods. We had the restaurant special of baked halibut. That was a great match!

2012 Pennywise Chardonnay California 14.99- There is a lot going on here! By blending 4% Viognier the winemaker creates intrigue and complexity. You get a wonderfully aromatic nose of white peach, caramel, flowers and tropical fruit. With miniscule amounts of residual sugar it is extremely dry but the ripe fruit softens the mouthfeel. You get flavors from all over the spectrum including mango, kiwi, apple, lychee and hints of banana. We tried it at Harry & Sons Asian cuisine. It was perfect with their salmon dish!

2012 Caderetta SBS Columbia Valley Washington 24.99- Fashioned after great white Bordeaux, the SBS is a blend of 70% Sauvignon Blanc and 30% Semillon. Beautifully layered with both tropical and citrus fruit flavors with at least a 30+ second finish, this will bring great drinking pleasure for at least 3-5 years and maybe more. The Connoisseurs’ Guidegave it a solid 91 Points. Due to the complexity and contrasts it presents it has very broad food pairing options. Grilled Scallops with a sweet ginger sauce worked extremely well!   2013 Sans Liege Groundwork Grenache Blanc Paso Robles 20.99- Medium yellow straw colored with aromas of stone fruit, dried flowers and wild herbs. Sexy and seductive on the palate with minerals and notes of dried mango, honeycomb and earth the Groundwork has a long rich finish. It is quite the mouthful so it needs to be paired with substantial foods. Last winter we tried it with classic pork schnitzel and thatwas a great match!

 

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