Dear Wine Lover,
Joachim Splichal, chef and founder of the Patina Restaurant Group and winner of the James Beard Award (the food industry's highest honor) is now making wine.
Growing up in his parents' inn in Germany, Joachim has been in the hospitality business since birth. After working at several international hotels, he moved to France to begin his culinary training. With great talent and hard work, he has gone from triumph to triumph.
Five years ago, Joachim became interested in making Rosé. He found a property in the Provence and his story as a winemaker began. Today, we taste his offerings from Domaine de Cala.
And so it goes with this months Classic Series of wines.
What can I say? When you are good at what you do...you just are. Not to toot my own horn, but I think I will. The Vintners Series wines for this month, each in their own right...fantastic.
Here is the deal. When I taste wine...I consider the grape, the vintage and the region. If all those make sense, I make an offer.
Relentless Red Merlot, 2017. Spartan Hills WineryItem #: C0819R1DC
Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017. Gravelly FordItem #: C0819R2DC
Bianco, 2016. VitianoItem #: C0819W2II
Cabernet Franc, 2017. Antoine & Francois JametItem #: V0819R1IF
Merlot, 2016. Flat RockItem #: V0819R2DC
Chardonnay, 2016. TrumpeterItem #: V0819W1IA
Red Blend, 2016. Ten MileItem #: L0819R1DW$22.99
Bordeaux Superieur, 2016. Chateau La Rose BelairItem #: L0819R2IF
Vermentino, 2017. Dom. Terra VecchiaItem #: L0819W3IF
Bianca Famoso, 2017. RambelaItem #: L0819W4II