Happy New Year!
We are preparing for a busy and exciting 2016 here at Kysela. Our annual Mondovino trade tastings are coming up next month, and we are going all out. A team just returned from France, where they previewed a phenomenal new vintage & discovered some great additions for our portfolio. Our wines and wineries are earning 90+ point ratings from top publications & winning international championships. The new year is off to a great start, and plan to keep this momentum going all year long.
So, do any of your resolutions involve wine? Are you planning to drink BETTER wine this year? Try varietals and regions that you've never heard of? Maybe you're going to drink a new craft beer everyday? Here's a list of some products we think you should try....you know, when you get back from the gym.
Albada Blanco Macabeo - from a 70 year old vineyard site. Cold fermented, which yields a peachy, Roussanne-like character. Fragrant, refreshing and clean.
Albada Garnacha - a field blend of Old Vine Garnacha (40-80 year old vines) with flavor components of black pepper, Rhone Valley spice, perfume and fruit. The Garnacha is reminiscent of Chateauneuf du Pape!
*These Albada wines are our top values right now!
Kloof Street Chenin Blanc - made by Mullineux Winery, Platter's 2016 Winery of the Year! A blend from three parcels of old vines, this lush, lemony value is seriously dense and complex.
Dogfather Imperial Stout - the brew you can't refuse! Brewed with seven malts and four hops, and aged for 3-4 months in Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrels. Rich & chocolatey with subtle hop bitterness.
Leyenda Cream Sherry - perfect for staying warm. Dark mahogany color; dry fruits & hint of raisin on the nose; smooth and well rounded. This Cream sherry is a blend of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez.
Burgo Viejo Rioja Crianza - classic old style Rioja. Red berry, juicy cherry, vanilla flavors. Structured and complex.