Category Archives: All Posts

Melville Winery | Pinot Noir | Estate – Sta. Santa Rita Hills

Melville Winery | Pinot Noir | Estate – Sta. Santa Rita Hills | 2013 | $34.99

The Burlington Wine & Food festival is here, celebrate deliciously with the ever-so-scrumptious Melville Pinot Noir.

One sip of this craveable wine telegraphs to all of your senses: “Hey this is not just an exquisite vino, this is made with a whole lotta love and expertise – I need more!”

They’re not making more of this stunning 2013 Pinot Noir… so wash your palate with it whilst you can.

“Off-the-charts good… these are some of the greatest values in the world of wine today” – The Wine Advocate

  • Vinous: 92 points – Josh Raynolds
  • Parker: 92 points – Jeb Dunnuck
  • Wine Enthusiast: 93 points – Matt Kettmann

Read more about these incredible wines at: http://melvillewinery.com/

2013 Estate Pinot Noir | Sta. Rita Hills
This is 100% Melville fruit from our Sta. Rita Hills estate, and is a collection of 16 pinot noir clones. 40% of the fruit was fermented as whole-clusters with 60% gently de-stemmed in small (1.5 ton) open-top fermenters. Total skin and stem contact averaged 30 days (7 day cold soak, 2 + weeks of fermentation and 1+ week extended maceration).
From the press, the wine was transferred directly into neutral barrel (10+ year old French oak), where it remained sur lie without sulfur until June, when it was gently racked for the first time and prepared for bottling in August.
Tasting Notes:
Pale ruby in color, spicy aromatics of ginger, black tea and cinnamon stick emerge initially. On the palate, fresh and lifted nuances of candied orange peel, pomegranate and gardenia mingle with hints of toasted marshmallow and dried cherries. The mouthfeel is focused and vibrant, finishing with excellent clarity and precision.
  • AVA: Sta. Rita Hills
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Clones: 667, 777, 828, 113, 114, 115, 459, 943,2A, 9, 16, Pommard, Calera, Mount Eden, Swan & Merry Edwards
  • 40% whole cluster fermented
  • Yield: 3.6 lbs/vine (3.3 tons/acre).
  • Elevage: Aged in neutral barrel (5- 20 year old French oak)
  • Alcohol: 14.0%

 

30 Days of Rosé | #20 | Shelburne Vineyard | Whimsey Meadow Dry Rosé

30 Days of Rosé | #20 | Shelburne Vineyard | Whimsey Meadow Dry Rosé | 15% ABV | $14.99

After a couple of super exciting projects (new wine cave feature, new tags, and more) our 30 Days of Rosé feature continues!

Today, we are delighted to be featuring Whimsey Meadow Dry Rosé by our local friends at Shelburne Vineyard.

From the bottle:
Each winter we spend many snowy afternoons in the winery reaming of summer and crafting the perfect blend for our Whimsey Meadow Dry Rosé.  The result is a harmonious union of several of our Vermont grown grape varieties.  This rosé is a bright addition to a day well spent, any time of year.

 

From  shelburnevineyard.com:

 

Tasting Comments:
Every year, the bend for our Whimsey Meadow Rosé varies. For the 2016 vintage, we’ve combined along with Marquette, some Petite Pearl and Louise Swenson to create a rosé that is juicy and perfectly satisfying. It has a soft aroma of watermelon and ripe berries while the taste bursts with juicy, fresh red fruits and thirst quenching acidity.

 

Fruit Source:

  • 71% Marquette (Shelburne Vineyard)
  • 21% Petite Pearl (Shelburne Vineyard)
  • 8% Louise Swenson (Shelburne Vineyard)

Food Parings:

  • Sweet and smoky barbecue
  • Grilled salmon
  • Double and triple creme cheeses
  • Strawberry salad with balsamic drizzle

Our Company Mission
As one of the early pioneers in Vermont wine making, we strive to make the highest quality wines from locally grown northern varietal grapes. We continuously aim to deliver not only the best products but the most accommodating service so that all of our customers can enjoy their experience at Shelburne Vineyard to the fullest.

Our Sustainable Mission
We have commitment to sustainable practices in all aspects of our business. In our vineyards we follow the Cornell University “Vine Balance” protocol. Our Winery and Tasting Room building is designed to LEED standards, and all products we use are specifically chosen with environmental sustainability in mind.

Our Community Mission
We are dedicated to making a positive impact on our community. By involving ourselves in a number of local networks and hosting monthly fundraising events to benefit non-profit organizations, we aim to support our surrounding citizens and local businesses.
 

 

Buy Lawson’s Bit o’ Balsam IPA | Sip of Sunshine | Super Session – FRI 06/16 & SAT 06/17

 

What a lovely day to sing in the rain and drink beer!

 

For Lawson’s we Pine… for Lawson’s we Balsam… (we’re a bit sappy around here)

Sip of Sunshine & Super Session #2 Stock Status:

Sip of Sunshine IPA 4pk 16oz Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 06/16 – 2 packs per person | Sold out, more tomorrow at 10a! 🙂 
  • Saturday 06/17 – 1 per person | 10a Release 🙂 

Super Session 12oz Cans –

$21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk | In Stock 🙂

Lawson’s Bottles this week – Bit o’ Balsam IPA

  • Friday 06/16 – 1 bottle per person | Sold out, more tomorrow at 10a! 🙂 
  • Saturday 06/17 – 1 per person to the first 24 people in line | 10a Release 🙂 

 

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

sdes-Lawsons Final Banner

Buy Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine | Super Session | FRI 06/09 SAT 06/10

Claim and protect your Lawson’s Finest Liquids!

Sip of Sunshine & Super Session #2 Stock Status:

Sip of Sunshine IPA 4pk 16oz Cans – $13.79/4pk

  • Friday 06/09 – 2 packs per person | 10a release! 🙂 
  • Saturday 06/10 – 1 per person | 10a Release 🙂 

Super Session 12oz Cans –

$21.99/12pk | $10.99/6pk | In Stock 🙂

Lawson’s Bottles this week – None 🙂

 

Limits are per person of consumption age,
prices do not include VT tax/deposit.

sdes-Lawsons Final Banner

Cloud Drop DIPA | Upper Pass | 4pk 16oz Cans

Cloud Drop DIPA / Double IPA | Upper Pass Beer Company | 8% ABV | 60 IBU’s | 4pk 16oz Cans | $13.99

New beer from our friends at Upper Pass dropping… Cloud Drop Double IPA!

We’ve been getting hammered with availability requests, the next batch won’t drop for weeks so claim your while you can.

Also, our friends also dropped off fresh First Drop Pale Ale cans so be sure to get those as well!

Teutonic Wine Jazz Odyssey | The Official Wine of the Winooski Jazz Festival

Jazz Odyssey | Teutonic Wine Company | Willamette Valley White Blend | $13.99

The Official Wine of the Winooski Jazz Festival –

The Winooski Jazz Festival is here which brings along aural delights… be sure to take care of your other senses with the official festival wine… Jazz Odyssey from Teutonic Wine Company!

 

 

From teutonicwines.com:

Jazz Odyssey White Wine |
Willamette Valley

Jazz Odyssey is a field blend of Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay and from the Wasson Vineyard in the Willamette Valley. This zippy refreshing wine is semi-sweet, hits of carmelized green apple, peach nectar and honey comb with refreshing acid.

Experience the Jazz Odyssey and see where it takes you.

12% Alcohol by volume

About Teutonic Wine Company:

It all started in 2002 when Barnaby was the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland’s southeast location. German wine importer Ewald Moseler, showed him 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region. Barnaby bought all 14 and started one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night he told his wife, Olga that he needed to learn how to make wines that are as expressive to terroir (expression of the place the grapes are grown) as these Rieslings.

Without a clue as to how to start or find investors for financial backing, we (Barnaby and Olga) started on a long journey into one of Oregon’s most difficult industries- the wine business. As our luck would have it, a friend of ours offered her fallow farm land in Alsea, Ore., to start a vineyard. So in 2005, along with a handful of good friends, we put 2000 vines into the ground, mostly Pinot Noir and some Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc. As we were learning how to manage the vineyard, Barnaby left his restaurant career and started as a rookie at a shared winery facility in Carlton.

Barnaby and Olga working the 2013 harvest.

We produced our first commercial vintage in 2008 which included our Estate Pinot Noir from the Alsea vineyard and Pinot Meunier made with fruit from a U-pick vineyard called Borgo Pass. From there, we increased our production by purchasing fruit from other vineyards around the Willamette Valley. We always look for colder sites, higher elevation and dry-farmed vines that are ideally 30 years or older. Today, Teutonic Wine Company produces roughly 6,000 cases of wine per year, all varieties that are typical to the Germany’s Mosel region. These include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chasselas, Gewürztramer, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Rosé and a variety of white blends. All the wines we make, with the exception of one blend, are single vineyard wines.


Because we love the wines from the Mosel Valley so much, we began traveling there every summer and met some local producers who make superb Rieslings. Barnaby, being tenacious as he is, asked many questions and was able to learn and emulate many of their techniques for making Riesling. Even though Oregon’s soil type(s) is nothing close to ones in the Mosel Valley, our wines are similar in style. When we pour our wines for our German winemaker friends, they nod their heads and smile. That right there tells us we’re doing something right!

We have a small but dedicated team at Teutonic. Alex Neely (green shirt) is our Assistant Winemaker who not only helps in the cellar, but also works the vineyards and the tasting room several days a week. Gus Wahlstrom (far right) has been with us for more than four years. He started out doing the over-night shift during harvest, pressing off one load of fruit after the other. Now he also works in the tasting room, winery and in the vineyards on a regular basis.