Wines of the Month - July 2019

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Join us Saturday, July 6th, with Stan from Robins Cellars, to taste through our Wines of the Month! Click here to RSVP (No RSVP Required).

  • Lubanzi Chenin Blanc
  • Lubanzi Red Blend
  • Château Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc
  • Château La Guérinière 2015 Saint-Emilion

About the Vineyards


Located in Cape Town, South Africa, Lubanzi was named for a wandering dog who led two young travelers 6 days & 100 miles hiking across South Africa’s wild coast. This inspired themm not only to share a love for Africa while growing the future of families living and working on South African Farms, but also to make our world more  globally conscious by connecting consumers with the very hands that cultivate the wine. Lubanzi is Fair for Life Fair Trade Certified AND 50% of annual profits are shared with those who grow the wine through The Pebbles Project. PLUS their wines are 100% vegan and meet the highest standards of social and environmental impact.


Chateau Graville-Lacoste

Located in the Bordeaux Region of France, Château Graville-Lacoste is set within a complex terrior with soil made of clay and limestone on fissured rock. In Bordeaux less the 10% of the region’s production is dedicated to producing White Bordeaux’s. These typically consist of a blend of Semillion, a richer, more ample grape than the other white grape grown in the region, Sauvignon Blanc, and Muscadelle. At Chateau Graville-Lacoste each varietal is vinified separately to maintain the full expression of each grape varietal producing an elegant wine.


Château La Guérinière

Located in the Saint-Emillion Region of France, known as the Right Bank of Bordeaux, the vineyard has 15 hectares of vines spanning over two villages. Wineries in the Right Bank of Bourdeaux are known for producing red wines made from mostly Merlot and Cabernet Franc, so staying true that, Château La Guérinière’s 2015 Saint Emillion is a blend of 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. Not only is sustainable farming carried out at the estate but the philosophy that drives the winemaking at Château La Guérinière is one of respecting the grapes and allowing them to express themselves naturally.


Tasting Notes & More Info

Lubanzi Chenin Blanc

100% Chenin Blanc. Deep straw color points towards both ripe freshness & complexity. The nose brings tropical & stone fruits and tangerine & lychee. The palate is round and fleshy, pushing forward lychee again, along with white peach, apricot & green apple, all carried by a touch of elevated acidity. There is brightness & a slight hint of freshly baked bread throughout. The finish is long and soft.

Lubanzi Red Blend

A complex blend of five different varietals. Lush, dark ruby color. The nose suggests equal parts fruit, savor, & spice, eliciting thoughts of plum, liquorice & a touch of ground coffee. The palate reflects on this, showing dark fruits at first, before soon giving way to lighter red fruits, such as strawberry & raspberry, which carry to the end. It finishes with a touch of spice & raw earth. Throughout it is soft with a slight presence of tannins, which is quickly countered by an elevated acidity.

Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc

This Graves is distinguished by its high percentage of Sémillon, sourced from vineyards in the greatest white wine terroir in Bordeaux. With aromas of honey, acacia, peach and almond. It is rich on the palate due to its high percentage of Semillon, but crisp and dry on the finish.

Château La Guérinière 2015 Saint Emilion

The wine is deep purple in color and shows red fruit (strawberry) on the nose. As is typical for right-bank Bordeaux, we have a bold expression of Merlot on the palate, with a mouthfeel that is both fleshy and silky.

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