Following on from the wonderful post by @strawpig that was inspired by @Jonathan8’s question I thought this would be a nice thread to start.
If you had to mix a case of 6 bottles for other members to try what would you recommend and are there any stories/reasons behind it? They need to be wines available from the society or wines that are usually stocked but they may be out of the current vintages due to one thing and another.
- My first selection would be Vina Ardanza 2010
La Rioja Alta was the first bodegas Mrs @Winestwit and I visited on our Spanish Holiday in 2014, I had planned to propose to her at some point during the holiday. During the tour we got to taste the 904 and 890, the tour guide spoke at great length how the 890 was amazing and their best wine, suddenly the room fell silent as my wife, thinking she was whispering, turned to me and said “I don’t like it, the 904 is much better”. Everyone turned around to look and smiled, our tour guide wasn’t too impressed. I knew we were kindred spirits! I’ve chosen the Ardanza because I think the 904 and 890 are cost prohibitive and the 2010 is spectacular.
- Next up would be a bottle of Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, Guigal 2016
Main reason is because of @Taffy-on-Tour’s passion for Rhône! My eyes have been opened to some great wines from Rhône thanks to the Rhône Rangers thread, this wine probably best sums up the beauty of the community; passion for a region, sharing ideas and knowledge to allow others to enjoy the wine too. And here is the link to the post the led me to the wine earlier this year
- Next up…McManis Family Lodi Petite Sirah
Tried this on a whim and now can’t get enough. Very full bodied and rich, a deliciously warming red that I keep going back to, it’s also encouraged me to explore other wines made from Durif/Petite Syrah.
- Another community inspired selection…Musar
I’d never heard of Musar until I joined the community and even after I did I couldn’t understand the fascination with a Lebanese wine…then obviously I tried it! Amazing. Another example of a great zoom event held this year as well.
- I’m not a big white wine fan (can you tell?) but trying to broaden my experiences with the help of the society. This a fruity white that hits the spot for me, I can’t believe the price!
- And finally something sparkling…the Society Cava
Another great value for money purchase from the society. The perfect mid/late afternoon drink when the suns out and I can relax in the garden.
Would be great to read about other member’s suggested mixed 6 cases.