Wine Club Members, this month’s selections are here early and have a few things in common…
- Both are New World
- Both are single varietals originating from France’s Rhône region
- Both carry a 90+ point rating*
- Both are ridiculously delicious
Your red selection, Angel’s Share Shiraz from Two Hands Wines, hails from Southern Australia’s McLaren Vale region. With constant appearances in Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list over the past decade, Robert Parker proclaimed Two Hands as “…the finest negociant operation south of the equator…” Your Angel’s Share Shiraz is one sexy Sheila – bold, spicy and rich, with a dark fruit profile and hints of dark chocolate on the finish. Enjoy it now (we did) or lay it down for a few years.
Your white selection is a Viognier from Zaca Mesa, the first estate to plant Rhône varieties in California”s Santa Ynez Valley nearly 40 years ago. This selection offers clean, crisp, bright-as-an-Arizona-summer deliciousness. Honeysuckle and peach on the nose, with apricot and mellon on the palate. YAY for “vee-ohn-yay”!
Thank you for your early and strong support of the Hidden Track Wine Club. We’re very proud of the selections we’ve brought to you this month, and considering the enthusiasm of the wineries we’ve approached about the club, we’re looking forward to future months with thirst and excitement.
Danielle & Craig
* Wine ratings do not determine selections for our shelves or the wine club. The “hidden track” nature of many of the wines lining our shelves are beautiful examples of under-the-radar high quality. We don’t take offense, however, when big name wine critics hold our favorites in the highest regard. Enjoy!