Wines for the March 4th Zoom Tasting

Wines for the March 4th Zoom Tasting

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Their enduring philosophy of nurturing a culture of patience in the cellaring and enjoyment of their wine is honored and facilitated by the terroir of their site – the artistry to create wines of elegant complexity, structure, and longevity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJoin us for the tasting here: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/98042968698?pwd=eTNsSlM3am41WHpFMzc5YUY4RHNVZz09\"\u003ehttps:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/98042968698?pwd=eTNsSlM3am41WHpFMzc5YUY4RHNVZz09 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThursday's tasting will include, in this order:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2017 Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt, $37.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA blend of 37% Malbec, 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Seriously Old Dirt has an expressive, lively nose with dusty dark fruit and dark chocolate plus hints of oak. An honest wine, the mouthfeel is open and has an approachable core of fruit. The mid-palate is rich and delivers pleasure while the finish is still tight and has a firm grip with a long lingering finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Seriously Old Dirt here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriouslyolddirt2017\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriouslyolddirt2017 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2014 Vilafonté Series M, $69.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 2014 Series M comes from 17 different blocks each vinified separately. It is a blend of 39% Merlot, 36% Malbec, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is matured in French oak for 20 months, just 3% new oak mainly, as it turned out to be a larger vintage than expected according to winemaker Zelma Long. It has a rich bouquet, ripe and generous with kirsch, crushed strawberry and blueberry, later just a smear of creme de cassis. 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Vilafonté is the coming together of great wine experience from California (legendary winemaker Zelma Long) and South Africa (Mike Radcliffe, the proprietor of Warwick Estates and Vilafonté). Their dream is an uncompromising determination to produce wines which stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the great wines of the world. Their enduring philosophy of nurturing a culture of patience in the cellaring and enjoyment of their wine is honored and facilitated by the terroir of their site – the artistry to create wines of elegant complexity, structure, and longevity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eJoin us for the tasting here: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/98042968698?pwd=eTNsSlM3am41WHpFMzc5YUY4RHNVZz09\"\u003ehttps:\/\/zoom.us\/j\/98042968698?pwd=eTNsSlM3am41WHpFMzc5YUY4RHNVZz09 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThursday's tasting will include, in this order:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2017 Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt, $37.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA blend of 37% Malbec, 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Seriously Old Dirt has an expressive, lively nose with dusty dark fruit and dark chocolate plus hints of oak. An honest wine, the mouthfeel is open and has an approachable core of fruit. The mid-palate is rich and delivers pleasure while the finish is still tight and has a firm grip with a long lingering finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Seriously Old Dirt here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriouslyolddirt2017\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriouslyolddirt2017 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2014 Vilafonté Series M, $69.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe 2014 Series M comes from 17 different blocks each vinified separately. It is a blend of 39% Merlot, 36% Malbec, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is matured in French oak for 20 months, just 3% new oak mainly, as it turned out to be a larger vintage than expected according to winemaker Zelma Long. It has a rich bouquet, ripe and generous with kirsch, crushed strawberry and blueberry, later just a smear of creme de cassis. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry, a little smudged perhaps, yet still nicely balanced with a sprinkle of white pepper towards the finish.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Series M here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriesm2014\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriesm2014 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e2015 Vilafonté Series C, $84.99 \u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eA rich nose of plums, eucalyptus, cassis, dark-jet licorice, baking spices, cedar, and vanilla. Full-bodied and plush but it has the acidity and ripe tannins that provide structure and form. A long, fruit-forward finish. A blend of 57% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 9% malbec.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003ePurchase the Series C here:\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriescred2015\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/products\/vilafonteseriescred2015 \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eYou can see our schedule of tastings here: \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/collections\/upcoming-tastings\"\u003ehttps:\/\/sunfishcellars.com\/collections\/upcoming-tastings \u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you'd like to schedule a private tasting for a group of friends or business associates, email Hoyt at \u003ca href=\"mailto:hoyt@sunfishcellars.com\"\u003ehoyt@sunfishcellars.com\u003c\/a\u003e and he will help you plan something very special!\u003c\/p\u003e"}
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We hope you will join us at 6:30 on Thursday, March 4th, for a tasting of Vilafonté wines from Stellenbosch, South Africa, with co-owners Mike Radcliffe and Zelma Long. Vilafonté is the coming together of great wine experience from California (legendary winemaker Zelma Long) and South Africa (Mike Radcliffe, the proprietor of Warwick Estates and Vilafonté). Their dream is an uncompromising determination to produce wines which stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the great wines of the world. Their enduring philosophy of nurturing a culture of patience in the cellaring and enjoyment of their wine is honored and facilitated by the terroir of their site – the artistry to create wines of elegant complexity, structure, and longevity.

Join us for the tasting here: https://zoom.us/j/98042968698?pwd=eTNsSlM3am41WHpFMzc5YUY4RHNVZz09

Thursday's tasting will include, in this order:

2017 Vilafonté Seriously Old Dirt, $37.99

A blend of 37% Malbec, 36% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Cabernet Franc, the 2017 Seriously Old Dirt has an expressive, lively nose with dusty dark fruit and dark chocolate plus hints of oak. An honest wine, the mouthfeel is open and has an approachable core of fruit. The mid-palate is rich and delivers pleasure while the finish is still tight and has a firm grip with a long lingering finish.

Purchase the Seriously Old Dirt here:

https://sunfishcellars.com/products/vilafonteseriouslyolddirt2017

2014 Vilafonté Series M, $69.99

The 2014 Series M comes from 17 different blocks each vinified separately. It is a blend of 39% Merlot, 36% Malbec, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is matured in French oak for 20 months, just 3% new oak mainly, as it turned out to be a larger vintage than expected according to winemaker Zelma Long. It has a rich bouquet, ripe and generous with kirsch, crushed strawberry and blueberry, later just a smear of creme de cassis. The palate is soft and rounded on the entry, a little smudged perhaps, yet still nicely balanced with a sprinkle of white pepper towards the finish.

Purchase the Series M here:

https://sunfishcellars.com/products/vilafonteseriesm2014

2015 Vilafonté Series C, $84.99

A rich nose of plums, eucalyptus, cassis, dark-jet licorice, baking spices, cedar, and vanilla. Full-bodied and plush but it has the acidity and ripe tannins that provide structure and form. A long, fruit-forward finish. A blend of 57% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 15% cabernet franc, and 9% malbec.

Purchase the Series C here:

https://sunfishcellars.com/products/vilafonteseriescred2015

You can see our schedule of tastings here: https://sunfishcellars.com/collections/upcoming-tastings

If you'd like to schedule a private tasting for a group of friends or business associates, email Hoyt at hoyt@sunfishcellars.com and he will help you plan something very special!