Renegade Wines April 2020 Newsletter


New Grab and Go:
World Pinot Noir 6-Pack & Tour of Italy 6-Pack

What better way to explore the Pinot Noir grape than these six wines from around the world.
From left to right:

2015 JCR Vineyards Pinot Noir Estate
Gorgeous, clean, red berry fruit, teases of forest floor and Mediterranean spice, with a long memorable finish.
2018 Drew Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Mid-Elevation
Jason Drew began his wine career here in Santa Barbara creating terrific local Pinots.
Now he is based in Mendocino and is still producing epic wines.
This one is gorgeous, wonderfully translucent and all class.
2017 Ken Wright Pinot Noir
From one of Willamette Valley's best: Ripe cherry, red plum and blackberry are nestled between notes of rose petal, cedar and turned earth. The wine is vibrant and lively on the palate with a generous finish.
2017 Mongeard-Mugneret Bourgogne Rouge
We keep reading from wine critics that this estate is one of the most overlooked (and affordabe) in Burgundy.
We wish they'd keep their mouths closed before prices skyrocket and their wines disappear.
For now, we are lucky to carry this beauty and happy to share it with you.
2016 Giulia Negri Pinot Noir 'La Tartufaia'
In Piedmont, Italy the name is Pinot Nero but don't be fooled. This is Permier Cru quality Pinot Noir from Giulia Negri who works magic with this grape (her Barolos are a force too).
Bright and chiseled, it offers lovely wild berry fruit and fresh, earthy notes. It needs a bit of air to get going but then watch out!
2017 Burn Cottage 'Cashburn' Pinot Noir
From Ted Lemon of Littorai fame, this Central Otago Pinot from New Zealand is a sensation.
Ripe dark cherry, redcurrant and chocolate notes precede savory notes of wild thyme, briar and earth. Supple mouthfilling tannins give depth to the palate, while the freshness and red-berry acidity retain lovely length, focus and balance.
These six great wines retail for $230 but through the weekend
are available for $199 while in stock.
Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve yours and we'll have it ready ASAP for curbside pickup.

We cannot travel to Italy at the moment so we thought we'd bring Italy to you with these six wines
and recipes for the food that pairs with them.
Each bottle represents a varietal indigenous to its appellation.
Three white wines & three reds. What a tour!
From left to right:

2018 I Clivi Friulano San Pietro (Colli Orientali del Friuli)
I Clivi is a remarkable winery producing some of the best white wines Italy has to offer all from old and older vines (50-80+ years). We love the bright, fresh aromas of this wine. The grape, Friulano, is a versatile one and pairs well with nutty-tasting San Daniele prosciutto, with seasonal asparagus, white and green (one of the few wines that can pair with this vegetable), and with cheeses like Montasio. It's great with pasta and clams and roasted chicken.
2018 La Staffa Verdicchio (Marche)
You may have met Riccardo Baldi here at Renegade and fell in love with his wines. If not, this bottle of Verdicchio is a great introduction.
Aromas of fresh stone fruits, citrus zest, a core of focused minerality, pleasing finish. You may have tried this at Bettina with their leafy green salad. The wine also pairs well with fish (this Halibut recipe is easy and sublime). Seafood risotto and seafood paella go well too. Not a seafood fan? It's also perfect with pasta and homemade pesto.
2018 Piero Mancini Vermentino (Sardinia, Vermentino di Gallura DOCG)
The white wines of Sardinia are well-known for their refreshing and food-friendly qualities, but Piero Mancini's Vermentino di Gallura takes it to a whole other level. This 100% Vermentino pours a light lemon shade in the glass. On the nose, intense aromas of fennel, sage and melon fruit explode from the glass. Smelling the wine is like walking through a field filled with Mediterranean wild herbs. There is nowhere else in the world where you will find Vermentino this aromatically intense. Grilled oysters is a nice complement to the wine as is lobster pasta.
The Three Reds:
2018 Elena Walch Schiava (Alto Adige)
Schiava (“Ski-ah-vah”) is a native varietal in the Northeast corner of Italy right below Austria.
Elena Walch produces a light, fresh, minerally red with elegant notes of cherry, hints of earth, and a delicate spice.
An impressive, complex wine that keeps getting better on day 2 and 3.
If you have not visited the winery it is well worth your time.
2016 Boccella Aglianico 'Rasott' (Campania, Irpinia Campi Taurasini)
Aglianico is considered the 'Nebbiolo' of the South. Of course winemakers from Basilicata and Campania say Nebbiolo is the 'Aglianico' of the North. Let's just say that this varietal from Southern Italy can produce powerful, long-lived wines.
There's tons of press on the varietal from Eric Asimov of the NY Times to Jancis Robinson who's article begins:
"There are some grape varieties that, like Cary Grant and Catherine Deneuve, exude class. Aglianico, a speciality of Campania and Basilicata in the hinterland of Naples, is one of these."
This bottle is a great example. It's ready to drink now (rather than 10 years hence). It's a full bodied, wonderfully balanced wine.
This is the wine for Osso Bucco or Lamb Shanks.
2018 Li Veli Susumaniello (Puglia, Salento IGT)
Grown almost exclusively in the Salice Salento area, it ranks among the world's rarest wine grapes. Not only is it rare but it makes an incredible wine! Amazing balance of dark black and red fruit, dried herbs with silky tannins and a long finish. Sort of like a Grenache and a Sangiovese had a love child. Highest Recommendation.
Try it with the classic street food of Puglia: La Bombetta Pugliese or whatever is cooking on your grill.
These six great wines retail for $125 but through the weekend
are available for $99 while in stock.

2018 Paul Buisse Sauvignon Blanc(France, Loire Valley, Touraine)
$12.95 (reg 16)
A great value in Sauvignon. It actually needs a moment to open up. Very enjoyable, and a new 'house' wine for us.
2019 Moulin de Gassac Rose (France, Langeudoc)
Our best selling Rose every Summer.
It's $10 and discounts on 6 or more bottles.
2015 Rene Noel Legrand Cabernet Franc
(France, Loire Valley, Saumur-Champigny)
Our go to Cab Franc whether its Tuesday with lamb sliders or Friday with roasted chicken. Everyday goodness is in this bottle.

Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve yours and we'll have it ready ASAP for curbside pickup.

Thank you for your support.
Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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