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$180.00
 
SKU: 19GGSAMPLER4

I bundled up a 6-pack our most popular GLUG GLUG wines. The Sampler is the best way to try my wines and a great gift for wine-loving friends. The Sampler always includes FREE SHIPPING.

  • 2018 Monday Club Pét Nat Pinot Noir
  • 2019 Scythians Palomino
  • 2019 Nithya Cabernet Franc + Malbec

This bundle includes complimentary ground shipping on orders. You can plan an entire evening around the 3 wines in this bundle. The Monday Club is a great aperitif wine to welcome your guests and sip while you snack and prepare dinner. Scythians Palomino goes great at the beginning of the meal with seafood or at the end of the meal with a bit of Manchego cheese. Finally, the Nithya Cabernet Franc is just the right red wine for the main event - grilled lamb chops or a simple roast chicken. Grab a sampler and enjoy!

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$30.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RPGG19NTYA
Varietal
Cabernet Franc + Côt
Appellation
Carmel Valley

Nithya is a Sanskrit word that means ‘eternal’. This wine is a blend of equal parts Cabernet Franc and Malbec, also called Côt, sourced from the Massa Vineyard in Carmel Valley. Massa is a certified organic farm and a very unique place. The vineyard seems like it has been there forever. There is an Alpine feel to it, and yet, you are firmly in sunny California. The Carmel Valley’s limestone soils imbue the wine with an energy I find really intriguing.

The Cabernet Franc and Côt were harvested on the same day and co-fermented. The wine was raised in neutral barrel and bottled without filtration or the addition of sulfur. There is a very energetic, coniferous green note that hums along, just below the surface of the aromatics, but the wine is incredibly generous with flavors of black cherry and plum.

NOTE: This wine is as pure as mountain fruit gets and it’s going to be drinking really, really well when it’s young. In fact, I am releasing this wine BEFORE the 2018 Nithya, a 100% Cabernet Franc wine from the Enz Vineyard made in the weightier and more serious style of Right Bank Bordeaux. 

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$28.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RPGG19SCYTH
Varietal
Palomino
Appellation
Madera County

It is time to drink like a SCYTHIAN! This is my first vintage of our newest Glug Glug wine - Scythians, a dry white wine made from the Palomino grape. With the help of dear friends Christina Rasmussen and Abe Schoener, I sourced Palomino grapes from a Demeter certified, biodynamic farm near Fresno, CA.

Palomino is a non-aromatic white grape variety that is indigenous to Spain. If you've had dry Sherry (not the sweet stuff), you've had the Palomino grape. The inspiration for this wine comes from Ramiro Ibañez. I was introduced to his wines through my friend, Jose Pastor, the wine importer. Though Ibañez lives and works in the Sherry triangle of Spain's southwestern Atlantic coast, he makes several unfortified, single-vineyard bottlings of Palomino. Ramiro's 'UBE Miraflores' inspired this wine, the 2019 Scythians Palomino. Both are dry table wines, made from Palomino, and crafted in such a way that they are intended to drink young.

For those of you who know me and know my penchant for high acid wines, Palomino is a famously low acid grape. This wine is all about texture and juiciness. The wine is salty and a bit unctuous with notes of almond skin and yellow apple. Scythians is the perfect accompaniment to almonds, olives, sardines, and all the other salty and briny things we munch on while waiting for Sashi to finish cooking dinner.

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$32.00
/ 750ml
SKU: RPGG18PETNAT
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
San Luis Obispo

"You drink Champagne on Friday and Saturday...on Monday, you drink Pét Nat. That's why we call it MONDAY CLUB!"

As I was walking the rows at our newest estate vineyard, Phelan Farm, in Cambria, California, I could smell the grapes. Beautiful, fresh aromas of watermelon, strawberry, and tomato. I thought, "this would make an amazing pét nat". So we harvested the Pinot Noir a touch earlier than we normally would for still wine. This refreshing, sparkling Pinot Noir was made naturally, with no additives, in our winery here in Lompoc, CA.

As always, when there are bubbles involved, I collaborate with my friend, Michael Cruse. For Monday Club, we made sparkling wine in the méthode ancestral fashion, where primary fermentation finishes in the bottle. Although this technique is often described as less refined than méthode champenoise, we were still able to craft a “pét nat” (Pétillant Naturel) of refinement and delicacy.

An ebullient mousse and a vibrant pink hue are followed by effusive aromatics of watermelon, strawberries, and tomato. Low in alcohol, the wine is light on the palate and finishes with refreshing acidity and length.

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Varietal
Appellation
Sta. Rita Hills

Preuve (French for evidence) has taken years to craft. For me, this wine is 'proof' that we can produce exceptional sparkling wines in the Sta. Rita Hills. Made of equal parts Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, from three of the top vineyards in the appellation (Sanford & Benedict, Rinconada, and Bentrock), the inspiration for this wine came from my visits to the cellar of Anselme Selosse. ⁠

One of the greatest winemakers I have⁠ ever met, it was in his cellar that I tasted the magic of the solera system, the blending of successive vintages to produce a wine that combines the complexity, vibrancy, richness, and charm of both young and mature champagne.⁠ ⁠Preuve includes wine from the 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 vintages. This multi-vintage wine was bottled without any dosage (zero addition of sugar before corking), with less atmospheric pressure (a gentler secondary fermentation to produce less bubbles, and therefore a more vinous mousse) and disgorged after 4⁠ years on the lees.⁠