Mile High's "Wine of the Week": July 21st
Lavau Rasteau Cotes du Rhone Villages 2013
The wines from the Southern Rhone village of Rasteau deserve to be mentioned in the same sentence as those of Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape. They offer wonderful purity of fruit, striking old vine minerality, and brilliant peppery spice. This week we have an textbook Rasteau bottling from the folks at Laveau. This lush and inviting 2013 is drinking so well right now with layers of brandy soaked cherries, kirsch liqueur, and blueberry pie filling highlighting the entry. Smooth and medium bodied on the palate, it will work perfectly as a cocktail before dinner or as a pairing for a classic plate of charcuterie. Consi...
Bomber of the Month: July
Crux Fermentation Project - Half Hitch - Imperial Mosaic IPA 500ml
Crux brewmaster Larry Sidor and their brewery team are always in pursuit of the next great beer – beer that defies taste profiles with its complexity and creativity. They’ve designed the brewery to allow for non-traditional brewing methods like decoction mashing, open fermentation, oak barrel aging, wild yeast strains, and experimental hops. Hops climb up twine that’s just loosely tied to the trellis with a half hitch knot— and this Imperial IPA is just loosely tied to tradition.