Club Mondo Main Red:
Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise Red 2014
- Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
- McLaren Vale, Australia
Located in South Australia’s McLaren Vale GI, Wirra Wirra crafts a wide range of wines through sustainable and biodynamic practices. Their Scrubby Rise Red comes from estate vineyards and captures the essence of the winery, focused on creating delicious wines that bring joy to any occasion. This blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon is upfront and juicy, packed with flavors ripe plums, blackberries, and spice notes. The soft acidity and mild tannin profile make for a delicious quaffer or can accompany a wide range of foods but simple eats off the grill would be a perfect pairing.
Club Mondo Second Red:
Woop Woop Shiraz 2014
- South Australia
The 2014 Woop Woop Shiraz comes from grapes sourced from the McLaren Vale and Langhorne Creek growing areas of South Australia. Made in a fresh and easy drinking style, this wines is de-stemmed and vinified with low oak to allow Shiraz’s natural personality to shine through. It has a rich texture and packed with classic Shiraz character: Ripe black and blue berries, plummy spice, and hints of violet. Another great summer sipper, this wine will make an excellent accompaniment to the sweet/sour/spicy flavors of American BBQ.
Club Mondo White:
Wirra Wirra Scrubby Rise White 2015
- Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
- Adelaide Hills, Australia
The Adelaide Hills of South Australia have recently been enjoying a surge of quality winemaking. The regions cool-maritime climate create a perfect environment for cooler climate varietals. A take on the classic Bordeaux blend, this Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend might be your new favorite summer wine. It is shockingly crisp and refreshing, bursting with notes of citrus zest, peach, and melon undertones. The natural herbaceous side of Sauvignon Blanc make this an excellent pairing for many springtime dishes incorporating fresh herbs or legumes.
Club Lux Main Red:
Domaine Terlato and Chapoutier
- Shiraz-Viognier 2015
- Victoria, Australia
Victoria is one of Australia’s coolest winegrowing regions. Cold ocean breezes coming up from Antarctica have a moderating effect on the vines on the coast, and a more continental climate begins as one moves inland. This blend is the brainchild of the Chapoutier family of the Northern Rhone valley and Terlato, a luxury import brand that also produces wine. It is a take on the classic Cote Rotie blend, incorporating about 5% Viognier. The resulting wine is deeply colored and aromatic with notes of black plum, savory spices, fresh flowers, and smoke.
Club Lux Second Red:
Ponga Pinot Noir 2013
- New Zealand
The 2014 Ponga Pinot Noir has always been a go-to favorite of ours. With its deep black cherry fruits, cool mineral notes, and fresh acidity it makes for an easy drinking wine that has the stuffing to pair with a wide variety of foods. Enjoy this with roast chicken, grilled salmon, or use an aperitif wine for your next get together.
Club Lux White:
Vasse Felix Chardonnay 2015
- Margaret River, Australia
The Margaret River is considered to be one of the most unique wine-growing regions in the world. A peninsula surrounded by oceans on all side, this climate creates a prolonged growing season moderated by cool ocean breezes. Vasse Felix was the founding producer of this area, and has been crafting world-class Cabernet, Chardonnay, and many other varietals since. The 2016 Vasse Felix Chardonnay is a great introduction to the region and this producer, as well as being an excellent example of balanced Chardonnay that has seen some influence from oak. The wine has great aromatic complexity and a richness on the palate balanced by focused and crisp acidity. This is a Chardonnay for those who don’t like Chardonnay and will play well with anything that calls for a richer white wine.