Thursday, December 16, 2010

Swirl Wine Club - One Month Membership

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the Swirl Wine Club! Below are the 2 wines selected for your Groupon introduction to the Swirl Wine Club. These are fantastic wines from South Africa with a combined value of $45. But don't think that you got a great deal on the wine alone. Wait until you see all of your club member benefits! For all the membership benefits and much more, visit Enjoy!

David Frost Cabernet Sauvignon $24.99
(Paarl, South Africa)

Unlike many athletes or celebrities who lend their name to a brand, professional PGA Champion golfer, David Frost has a true passion and respect for wine and the process of producing world-class wines. Here’s to South African Cab! A little dirty, distintive spice and toasty from it’s 18 month layover in New French Oak. There is nothing soft and subtle about this wine. Good muscle, it brings a certain masculinity to the forefront with a rough mouthfeel and edgy tannin structure with a Cherry fruit profile. Not used to this style of wine? Try with chocolate. Wow! This is a superb and complex wine! The fruit and alcohol content are progressing towards each other in the bottle through it’s Bordeauxesqe maturing process. I’m acutally very surprised and think that cellering this 2003 Cab for another 5 years will be extremely rewarding! I love these unique age worthy wines!!

La Cave Merlot – 19.99
(Wellington, South Africa)

“Yes, I’m drinking Merlot”, he said as an aside. La Cave produces it’s Merlot in limited volume and only when the particular vintage is deemed good enough. This 2003 Merlot is cellarable and certainly not your grand mothers boxed wine. We recommend to decant or otherwise let breathe a bit. Big, round, juicy and suculant, this Merlot shows excelent barrel maturity, fat in the middle with toasty vanilla, oak integration, deep dark fruit and a finish that starts hot, wanes then pops on the side saying…yes, can I try again… more please!

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