July 2020 Wine Club and Notes

Not a Nectar wine club member? Join today and get the following benefits:

  • Never Ending Happy Hour
  • 15% off all six packs
  • Half priced Thirsty Thursday Tastings
  • Free delivery for online orders of $50 or more
  • Waived ‘drink it here’ fees (great way to drink cheap)
  • Discounts on various events

July Wine Club Selections

Another round of delicious wines are ready for you to pick up. We will do a tasting of these wines on Thursday, July 16 2020.

FIRST WHITE: Angela’s Estate Chardonnay (OR) $27.99 – After some research it seemed we haven’t done an Oregon wine in the wine club all year! What an offering to present! This is a stellar single vineyard wine from an up and coming Willamette Valley producer. Great depth and texture without being too “fat.” The wine is creamy without being overly viscous. 6 months in 40% new French oak. Retails at the winery for $35.

SECOND WHITE: Eladio Pineiro La Ola Albarino (SP) $22.99 – This is definitely a STAFF FAVORITE. This Albarino from Rias Baixas Spain benefits from the salty seawater air and aging on the yeast (lees). Each sip presents a new layer of minerality, meyer lemons, salinity, and sexy acidity. Trust us, you’ll be back for more. 

FIRST RED: 2013 Gamache Nicolas Red Blend (WA) $29.99 – Another Nectar price exclusive. Searches high and low price this wine between $40 and $50 bottle. The wine is an homage to Bordeaux with 58% Cabernet, 19% Merlot, 13% Malbec and 10% Cab Franc.  Vineyard sources are impressive Gamache, Ciel du Cheval and Champoux.

SECOND RED: Montana Rioja Reserva (SP) $24.99 – Pronounced MonTANYA is 90% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano and 3% Mazuelo. Aged 18 months in new American Oak. Spice and leather complement the deep blackberry fruit and ferrous minerality of Rioja’s red soils. Mouth-filling yet fresh, with the structure for improving in the bottle for a number of years.

THIRD RED Maal Imposible Malbec (AG) $27.99 – This is the big brother to one of Nectar’s best selling Malbec’s, The Biutiful. This is a high elevation Malbec with minimal intervention. 91 PTS Jeb Dunnuk Made from 100% Malbec aged 8 months in a mix of barrel and tank, the 2016 Malbec Imposible offers more purity and freshness, with lots of blackberry, peppery herbs, violets, and smoke. It’s pure, medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, has integrated acidity and a great finish.

PREMIUM WINE: Allegrini Amarone (IT) $79.99 – Amarone involves one of the most unique processes in making wine. The grapes, traditionally Corvina, Molinara and Rondinella are harvested and then dried on racks for up to 120 days. This intensifies the fruit and sugar in the grape. The fermentation process can last up to 50 days at low temperatures. For a decadent but sleek wine, the ripeness level is spot-on here. It opens with glazed cherries, dried berries, vanilla, eucalyptus, caramel and wet earth, before following through to a dusty palate with tons of dried fruit, supported by fine acidity and a sweet-and-sour character. 94 points James Suckling.