To be considered for one of our wine clubs, a wine has to both taste great and be a great value. I also try to pick wines that are great representatives of their varietal and/or region. Every wine club includes tasting notes describing the selections for that month. This months tasting notes are at the bottom of this page. Our SImply Wine Clubs are simply the best value in Billings! Always a 30-50% savings from retail!
|The Simply Wine Club||Each month we will bring you three great value, great tasting wines! Most often two reds and a white for only $29.95|
|The Adventurer's Club||This club offers two exciting wines to tempt your palette and boost your wine expertise. $26.95|
|The Platinum Club||Every month we will bring you one absolutely superb bottle to add to your collection. The monthly price for this club varies, but does not exceed $49.9|
The Simply Wine Club - October 2011
Don Cano Cabernet - This is one of the best southern hemisphere wines I have tasted in a long time. Deep ruby with purplish hues. Red berries, black berries and pepper aromas and wild personality. Solid, full and fleshy wine. Hudson Shah Red Blend La Vie En Rouge The deep garnet color leads to aromas of plum and mulberry fruit with smooth tannins giving body to spice and oak flavors and an espresso bean finish. Surprisingly complex. 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Cabernet Franc, 10% Malbec, 9% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot.
Anselmi - This wine hails from Veneto, Italy. It is very pure and fresh. Citrus, nutty and a bit toasty. The palate has lovely freshness and richness, and is almost spicy with lovely freshness and savoury, herby, citrus fruit. Very stylish. 91pts
The Adventurer’s Club:
Giusti Lacrima di Morro d’Alba - Lacrima is actually the grape varietal It is so ancient, I can’t find any history other than it has been grown in the Marches of Italy for centuries. Taking a whiff of this wine is like walking through a field of lavender, roses and violets. Super dry, with earth and acidity, this wine pairs perfectly with roast pork.
Forgeron Merlot - I have to admit it, I am in love with Washington State Merlot! This one is full bodied, full of those masculine flavors like tobacco, clove and leather. Just a touch of Petit Verdot gives it a backbone of rich tannin. Ready to drink now, but if you put it in the cellar and forgot about it for a while, it would only get better!
The Platinum Club:
Barroul Croze Hermitage - “This rich wine has mocha and fig cake notes, but also shows great cut, with crushed plum, macerated blackberry and raspberry fruit all melding into the tar-, black tea- and spice box-filled finish.” 92 points Wine Spectator