Newsletter: Monarch's Thanksgiving 6-Pack 2023

Newsletter: Monarch's Thanksgiving 6-Pack 2023

Thanksgiving has always been a day to feast, give thanks and toast life alongside loved ones. The perfect day to reflect, acknowledge our gratitude, and share memories while making new ones. All the while eating, drinking and eating some more.

With thoughts on the upcoming meal, I've decided to bring back one of my favorite offers of the year, one to help make this Thanksgiving the most memorable and delicious yet. 

After scouring the shelves and hours of debate, I've hand-picked six wines ideal for the holiday. These are perfect wines for a full day of eating and imbibing: light enough to drink all day, yet packed with enough substance to stand up to the table's hearty feast. A diverse and varied selection, each unique, impeccably balanced and deeply flavorful. These are invigorating wines full of exuberance and cheer, and sure to elevate your day of giving thanks.  
Chëpìka, Sparkling Catawba 2021

Chëpìka is a parternship between Nathan Kendall, longtime winemaker in New York's Finger Lakes, and famed sommelier Pascaline Lepeltier. Together they bring much needed attention to America's indigenous grapes. This sparkling Catawba is made from organically grown grapes on the banks of Keuka Lake. It's a fresh, juicy sparkling wine with crisp orchard fruits and refreshing citrus acidity. An all-American aperitif made to kick off your holiday feast!
 Bernard Baudry 'Le Domaine' Chinon Blanc 2022

A shop favorite, Domaine Bernard Baudry needs little introduction. Started in the 80's with a handful of inherited vineyards, the winery today stands at 32 hectares, all farmed organically. The 'Domaine' Chinon Blanc is a rare example of Chenin Blanc from this Cabernet Franc dominated appellation. Bone dry with textbook chenin texture and a refreshing array of citrus, pear and wildflower. As singular as it is delicious.   
Domaine Ozil 'Gourmandise' 2021 

Brothers Jean-Daniel and Thomas Ozil farm 16 hectares of their fifth-generation farm in the Ardèche. Going above and beyond in both the vineyard and the cellar, everything at Domaine Ozil is done with minimal intervention. Mostly Syrah with a third Grenache, this isn't you're average Côtes-du-Rhône. Simultaneously dark-fruited and lifted, with a touch of perfectly balanced pepper and spice. Delicious with a light chill.
Wonderwerk 'Marinara!' Red 2022
Wonderwerk is dynamic duo and best friends Issamu Kamide and Andrew Lard. The pair make wine in downtown Los Angeles and work with a number of farmers, all growing grapes organically and sustainably. 'Marinara!' is an equal blend of Abruzzo's Montepulciano and Petite Syrah grown in Contra Costa County. Don't let the translucent color fool you, there's plenty of body and spice here to match the buoyant dark, plummy fruits and bright, cleansing acidity. 
Emme Wines 'For You, Anything' Carignan 2022
Emme Wines is the brainchild of Rosalind Reynolds. She farms organically and makes wines without any additives. 'For You, Anything' is 100% Carignan sourced from Mendocino county. Fermented for a short 8 days with whole bunches in stainless steel tanks. It's a bright, crunchy wine with brambly red berry and savory pink peppercorn. The palate's juicy fruits are supported by solid tannic backbone. My latest domestic crush. 
Envínate 'Albahra Chingao' 2022
Envínate is a name you've heard me mention before, it's because their wines impress me year after year. This bottling is a perennial favorite, 'Albahra Chingao' is a special, single plot bottling from made from high-altitude Garnacha Tintorera. It's a cornucopia of blackberries, cherries, autumnal spice and graphite, balanced by a concentrated yet refreshing palate. Elegant and robust with deep minerality, this wine is serious and joyful at once. Sure to be the centerpiece of your table, right next to the turkey. 
6-PACK PRICE - $200.94

To order, reply directly to this email or call at 843.576.4845
Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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