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1978-06 June Classic Newsletter


June 1978 Selection of California Wine

HACIENDA WINE CELLARS ZINFANDEL 1976

Hacienda Wine Cellars are situated in the west­ern foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, in the southern end of Sonoma County. In 1940 Frank Bar­tholomew bought the old Haraszthy Buena Vista est­ate, which he subsequently resold to Young's Mar­ket Company of Los Angeles. He did however, retain 450 acres, some of which he is developing for Hac­iends Wine Cellars. He also created a new winery with tile roof and outdoor balconies in the early Spanish architectural style.

The Zinfandel grape is of unknown origin and today is found only in California. It is believed to have been brought here originally in the 1850's by Agoston Haraszthy, who planted it in the same vineyards where it is grown today by Hacienda.

The winery produces its reds with extra color and tanin to develop flavor complexities. This Zinfandel is a good example of the complex type of wines which Hacienda produces. It has an expansive bouquet, deep color, and a rich full body with lots of fruitiness. Try it at room temperature with red meats, spicy dishes, or other hearty entrees.

$4.75/fifth $51.30/case

June 1978 Selection of Imported Wine

CORVO SALAPARUTA WHITE 1975

This wine comes to us from the island of Sicily off the southern tip of Italy. The casa Vinicola Duca di Salaparuta was established in 1824, and is one of the renowned producers of Italian table wines. The wine was named Corvo, which means raven, or crow, as these birds were so fond of eating the grape berr­ies during the early days of the vineyards. The Sal­aparuta vineyards which lie near Mt. Etna, in Cast­eldaccia, impart a character which is totally dist­inct to its wines.

Corvo white is produced from the Pinot Blanc grape. Cuttings of this French variety were brought to Sicily by the Duke of Salaparuta over 150 years ago. The wines resemble their French counter­parts, but with a distinctiveness which the volcanic soils of the island impart.

This Corvo white has an intriguing bouquet, a straw yellow color, and a fullness and flavor which are unique. It is crisp and has a delightful lingering finish. It is at its best served chilled with fish, mildly seasoned dishes, or with veal. A very distinctive wine at au attractive price.

$4.19/fifth $45.26/case

Book Sale

From our library of wine books, we find we are overstocked on some. We offer the following titles at 25% off.

THE RED, WHITE & ROSE OF WINES
William E. Massee
reg. $1.25 SALE $ .94
THE HISTORY OF CHAMPAGNE
Andre L. Simon
reg. $10.95 SALE $8.21
THE WINES OF ITALY
Cyril Ray
reg. $2.95 SALE $2.21
THE FRENCH WINES
Georges Ray
reg. $2.98 SALE $2.24
THE WINES OF AMERICA
Leon Adams
reg. $10.95 SALE $8.21
CALIFORNIA WINERIES - NAPA VALLEY
VOL. 1 - Vintage Image
reg. $17.95 SALE $13.46
NORTH OF SAN FRANCISCO
Robert W. Matson
reg. $3.95 SALE $2.96
THE COMMONSENSE OF WINE
Andre L. Simon
reg. $4.98 SALE $3.74
THE WONDERS OF WINE
Edouard Kressman
reg. $6.95 SALE $5.21
THE PENQUIN BOOK OF WINES
Allan Sichel
reg. $2.95 SALE $2.21
BOOK OF WINES & SPIRITS
Robert Lawrence Balzer
reg. $7.95 SALE $5.96
A GUIDE TO GOOD WINE
Abbey Library, London
reg. $1.98 SALE $1.49
THE PLEASURES OF WINE
Myra Waldo
reg. $2.98 SALE $2.24
HOW TO CHOOSE AND ENJOY WINE
Augustus Muir
reg. $2.98 SALE $2.24
WINE AND CHEESE BOOK
Irena Kirshman
reg. $1.50 SALE $1.13


TRADE TASTING

At a recent importers tasting of German wines available in the Southern California market, we selected the seven wines listed below as the best of those offered. We think they are exceptional wines for their classif­ication, and their price.

ODERNHEIMER KLOSTER DISIBODENBERG
1975 Riesling & Traminer Spatlese (NAHE)
A spatlese of Riesling and Ge­wurztraminer grapes. Spicy, yet smooth with characteristic riesling nose and a distinctive gewurztraminer aftertaste. It was awarded a silver medal.
$6.32/fifth $68.26/case

OBERWESELER SCHLOSS SCHONBURG 1976
Riesling Spatlese (MITTEL RHEIN)
Mittelrhein wines are rarely found outside of Germany. This ries­ling spatlese exhibits the flinty tastecharacteristic of the slate soil. It was awarded a bronze medal.
$5.82/fifth $62.86/case

ODERNHEIMER KLOSTER DISIBODENBERG
1974 Riesling QbA. (NAHE)
Characteristic riesling nose and clean taste. It had developed a fine body and could command a much higher price.
$4.39/fifth $47.42/case

HOCHHEIMER HOLLE 1976 Riesling
Spatlese (RHEINGAU)
A pure assertive riesling nose, is full-bodied, with a complex finish. A great 1976 spatlese.
$7.39/fifth $79.82/case

ODERNHEIMER KLOSTER DISIBODENBERG
1975 Riesling Auslese (NAHE)
A fruity aroma and an exception­ally smooth finish. Typical auslese sweetness and shows Nahe region dist­inctiveness.
$8.64/fifth $93.32/case

KAUBER ROSSTEIN 1976 Riesling
Auslese (MITTEL RHEIN)
Unmistakable fruity riesling bou­quet, and a harmonious complex fin­ish reflecting both botritis and the slate of the soil so characteristic for the wines from the Mittelrhein region. A truly great full-bodied auslese; it has earned the silver medal.
$12.45/fifth $134.46/case

GEWURZTRAMINER 1977
This is a mildly spicy wine which will meet you half way to the glass with its beautiful bouquet. Medium straw color, medium body, and a very pronounced varietal character. This is a beautifully balanced wine and I one which you really must try.
$4.50/fifth $48.60/case

CHARDONNAY 1976
For those of you who remember the 1975 Chardonnay this one will be a definite must. This vintage is dry and crisp, with just the right amount of oak. It has just the perfect touch of that oily richness which you find in the best chardonnays. Sup­plies are limited.
$6.00/fifth $64.80/case

JOHANNISBERG RIESLING 1977
This was the first wine from Alexander Valley Vineyards which we featured in the shop, and it was an immediate success. The 1977 edition is light golden in color, medium body good fruit and fine varietal character.
$4.25/fifth $45.90/case

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 1975
This delightful cabernet is the first red wine released by Alexander Valley Vineyards. It has a deep gar­net color, expansive nose, and med­ium body. It is a well balanced wine which has a very pleasant lingering finish. An excellent value.
$5.50/fifth $59.40/case

STEEGER ST. JOST 1976 Riesling
Auslese (MITTEL RHEIN)
In a class by itself; truly an undescribably beautiful auslese. A rare and special treat for that spec­ial evening! The gold medal award is more than well deserved.
$15.17/fifth $163.84/case

Try one, try all, we wager you will be surprised. The supply is limited.

CELLARMASTER "WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB" – for a fun way of discovering new wines each month We select one domestic and one imported wine and feature it in our wine shop. We send you a bottle of each selection monthly. We send you a newsletter describing the wine and its background. We restrict our selections to the popular price range, not to exceed $10.00 for the two bottles of wine each month. We deliver to the Palos Verdes Area at no charge. We ship statewide at nominal charges of whatever our cost is for such shipping. If you are new to wines, it is a good way to learn about them. If you are a seasoned connoisseur, we invite you to test our evaluations and make your recommendations for future selections. Please send me the domestic and imported selection each month. NAME PHONE STREET CITY ZIP □ Charge my regular account at your shop. □ Bank America □ Visa □ Master Charge No._________________________Expiration__________ Date_____________Signature________________________ "WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB" CELLARMASTER SELECTIONS Mail to: Palos Verder Wines & Spirits 77 MALAGA COVE PLAZA PALOS VERDES ESTATES, CALIFORNIA 90274 ------------------------------------------------------------- WINE ORDER FORM Use the form below for ordering any wines or items you wish from this newsletter, or any other wines available. We deliver in Palos Verdes at no charge ($20 minimum). We ship statewide nominal charges of whatever our cost is for such shipping. PLEASE SEND ME THE WINES LISTED BELOW: NO. BOTTLES NO. CASES NUMBER & NAME OF WINE PRICE TOTAL □ Send C.O.D. □ Charge my regular account SUB TOTAL___________ □ BankAmericard □ Mastercharge □ Visa 6% SALES TAX________ No.________________________________________ TOTAL_______________ Expiration Date:______________________________ Signature_____________________________ Name (print)______________________________ Address____________________________City_________Zip_______Phone_______________ Mail to: 77 Malaga Cove Plaza Palos Verder Estates, CA 90274

SPARKLING WINE TASTING FOR JUNE

Welcome the summer in with a midsummer night's tasting of the sparkling wines of the world on Wednesday night, June 21. John Wright, President of Domaine Chandon, the California winery owned by Moet and Chandon, the great French Champagne House, will be the guest expert. How do the Domaine Chandon releases compare with their California and French competition? Come and decide for yourself. The enclosed flyer gives the details.

LADV MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGES

Did you know that your membership in LADV allows you to associate with five of the local chapters? You can receive meeting notices for the five Southern California chapters within your driving range, and participate in all these events at member rates. Not only does each chapter offer a different approach to wine enjoyment, but they feature different wines and comparison tech­niques. If you would like to expand your participation, write the National Office of LADV (address in your LADV magazine) and ask to be included in the other chapters. These are:

Name Chapter Number

Los Angeles (Bel Air) 23
Encino 60
Costa Mesa/Newport 71
Canoga Park/Northridge 87
Arco Plaza 161
Glendale Verdugo 165
West Los Angeles 196

If you are a member of either the Palos Verdes or Manhattan Beach chapters, you are automatically included in our mailings.

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