Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Wine(s) of the Week - A Trio from Drew Family Wines

With what is perhaps the biggest meal of the year quickly approaching, we have taken the cue to supersize our Wine of the Week selections as well. For a quintessentially American holiday, we are featuring three wines from one of our domestic producers, Drew Family Wines out of Mendocino, California. Start your celebration with the delightfully dry Brut Cider, a festive-feeling bubbly that is perfect for a toast. Then, when the Thanksgiving meal hits the table, transition into a pair of reds that will not only complement the food, but are also different enough stylistically to please even the pickiest of palates. On the lighter side, the "Mid-Elevation" Pinot Noir shows notes of fragrant red fruit and earth, while the meatier Syrah-led blend "The Ornbaun" conjures dark fruit, olives, and silky structure.

With over 25 years in the wine business in Central and Northern California, Jason Drew brings a vast depth of knowledge and a holistic perspective to his winemaking. Drew focuses on small lot coastal Pinot Noir and Syrah from Anderson Valley and the Mendocino Ridge. For his sourced fruit, he has long standing partnerships with several local vineyard growers who share his passion for sustainable and meticulous farming practices. Single vineyard sources are chosen for their climate, clonal selection and complexity of soil type. Winemaking practices remain focused on traditional methods that include whole cluster and native yeast fermentations, hand punchdowns and no fining or filtering.

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