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Domaine Treloar ‘Tahi’     BUY THIS WINE

Tahi ( the Maori word for One) is winemaker Jonathan Hesford’s top wine.   Hesford, a British ex-techie in the financial sector reinvented his life after living through September 11 just blocks from the World Trade Center.  The experience prompted  him and his wife, New Zealand born Rachel Treloar, to return to New Zealand to pursue careers in winemaking.  They eventually landed in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France where they established Domaine Treloar.  Each year Hesford chooses the best grapes of his sustainably farmed vineyards.  The usual suspects of the Languedoc-Roussillon are in place – the 2007 blend is 55% Syrah, 27% Mourvèdre, 18% Grenache. Carignane is absent this time around.  The wines are aged separately for nine months in new and used French oak prior to assemblage.

This wine offers up blackberries, spice and cocoa on the nose leading to ripe sweet dark fruit and hints of dried herbs on the palate. It’s supported by very supple tannins and juicy acidity.  The 2007 Tahi is drinking beautifully now and is a great value.  Its a match made in heaven for rich braised dishes such as Coq auVin

Type: Red
Vintage: 2007
Country: France
Region: Languedoc Roussillon
Producer: Domaine Treloar
Varietal: 55% Syrah, 27% Mourvedre, 18% Grenache
Sugg. Retail: $18.99


Vinakoper ‘Rex’ Sparkling Red

Type: Red
Vintage: NV
Country: Slovenia
Region: Istria – Prade, Baredi
Producer: Vinakoper
Varietal: 85% refosco, 15% merlot
Sugg. Retail: $13.99



Tilia – Sunshine Sivi Pinot (pinot gris)

Type: White
Vintage: 2013
Country: Slovenia
Region: Vipava Valley (SW Slovenia)
Producer: Vina Tilia
Varietal: 100% pinot gris
Sugg. Retail: $16.99


Santomas ‘LNG’ Refosk

Type: Red
Vintage: 2011
Country: Slovenia
Region: Istria – Primorje
Producer: Santomas
Varietal: 100% refosco
Sugg. Retail: $13.99