Bella Ridge 2017 Western Australia Tempranillo/Grenache

Though Western Australia is known as one of the hottest regions in the country, the winemakers at Bella Ridge seem to defy the odds by making fresh, balanced wines like this Tempranillo-Grenache blend. By picking early, and using a light hand in the cellar, this wine manages to be perfectly ripe without being jammy. 60% Tempranillo from 60-year-old vines fermented and aged in used American oak for 18 months, then blended with 40% Grenache from 70-year-old vines aged in used French oak barrels for 18 months. It is unfined, very lightly filtered, and bottled with minimal SO2. Notes of ripe and roasted cherry, hibiscus, dried herbs, and crushed stone. This was perfect with just a slight chill, but not too cold! Michelle DeWyngaert

  • red
  • 3 in stock
  • $19.99

  • Organic
  • Low Sulfur

Dandelion Vineyards Legacy of Australia Pedro Ximenez

This is a truly special Pedro Ximenez wine, bottled by Elena Brooks for Dandelion Vineyards, but originating from her neighbor, Carl Lidner, who has the oldest and largest stock of fortified wines in all of Australia. The grapes come from 80-120 year old goblet style vineyards on red clay and limestone soils in Barossa. The solera for this PX was started 35 years ago! This is a delicious dessert wine, with very balanced acidity and freshness considering the 230g/l of residual sugar. Delicious nectar, and truly remarkable for the price!

  • white fortified sweet
  • 9 in stock
  • $24.99