CASE OF THE MONTH

BIN 104 CASE OF THE MONTH
Every month,
Bin 104 carefully select wines from all over the world of particular merit and value.
We call this the “Value Case of the Month”.

The Value Case will consist of wines chosen
for their quality to cost ratio and their immediate enjoyment.
ThIs case is offered at a 15% Discount
Please, no substitutions.
 
BIN 104  JANUARY VALUE CASE OF THE MONTH

2018 Pellehaut Harmonie Rouge
Côtes de Gascogne, Southwest France
25% Merlot - 25% Cabernet Sauvignon - 15% Tannat - 10% Malbec –
10% Pinot Noir - 8% Syrah - 7% Manseng Noir
A soft but assertive red, this wine offers up rich, fruity aromas of strawberry and cassis,
hawthorn blossom and spices (coriander and cloves).
The palate is light with silky tannins. A wine to suit any dish.

2016 Piqueras Castillo De Almansa Reserva - Red
Almansa, Spain
50% Monastrell, 30% Garnacha Tintorera, 20% Tempranillo
Ruby-coloured with a cherry-brick rim,
this finely balanced Reserva red wine offers a complex nose of raspberries,
stewed plums, and spices with vanilla notes.
Rich and delicate on the palate with great depth and a lingering smooth finish.
The Reserva red wine goes well with red meats dishes of all kinds, game birds,
and also grilled fish dishes.

2019 Savian Malbec
Veneto, Italy
Malbec
Rare Italian "Malbech" with a grapey nose and a rustic, austere backbone.
A whiff of pipe tobacco and baking spices with big black cherry, tobacco, blueberry, crabapple,
and prune flavours. Gentle smooth tannins.

2015 La Playa Carmenere
Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
Velvety light purple colour. On the nose, ripe blueberries with a hint of fine smoke.
It has good ripe fruit presence with rounded tannins.

2017 Spier Seaward Pinotage
South Africa
Seaward comes in a tall heavy deeply punted bottle.
A light bodied wine with lovely red cherry flavours and spiciness
with a scent of cedar wood on the nose.
Seaward grapes are selected from South Africa’s top coastal areas,
growing in a narrow band close to the cold Atlantic ocean and the temperate waters of False Bay.
Such terroir provides what you might call a perfect storm -
with barely any human intervention needed to produce outstanding harvests for our winemakers, every year.

2014 Water Wheel Cabernet Sauvignon
Australia
Water Wheel Bendigo Cabernet Sauvignon is a beautiful red wine
 with rich aromas of dark berries backed by hints of mint.
The wine enjoys a full-bodied palate with interesting blueberry and blackberry flavours,
along with subtle hints of minty oak. It exhibits good balance and texture,
and enjoys a long finish.
Rich tomato sauce based pastas, simple meatballs, barbeques
and braised short ribs would go amazingly well with this wine.

2017 Chapoutier Les Vignes De Bila Haut Red
France
Appearance: Deep garnet red. 2017 Les Vignes de Bila Haut is lush, creamy and generous.
It's loaded with vibrant cherry fruit, framed by supple tannins and just downright delicious.

2018 Don Rodolfo Tannant 
Mendoza, Argentina
The soils of Lujan de Cuyo are composed predominantly of loose sand over clay and rock
which provide excellent free-draining qualities allowing our vines to be stressed.
With natural irrigation from the pure water source of the snow melt of the Andes Mountains,
our vines produce premium red wines with rich color, full body and true varietal character.
Tasting Notes:  This handcrafted Tannat reveals ripe blackberry and blueberry
with a full-bodied, yet supple finish.
Tannat is a great match with any type of strong cheese such as Burrata,
or grilled meat dish with bold sauce.

2018 El Coto Blanco
Rioja, Spain
Viura grape
This vintage, rated as "Very Good", was characterized by the hard frost that occurred
when the vegetative cycle was beginning in mid-April, and by the subsequent drought.
Except for these two weather events, the year passed normally,
with the vintage displaying a perfect health status in the last phase of the cycle.
The wines of this vintage are characterized by having a somewhat higher average graduation than 2016,
with a very good aging capacity and a high percentage of fine and very identifiable wines.

2019 Colterenzio Lumo Pinot Grigio
Alto Adige, Italy
Pale yellow with green nuances;
a seducing bouquet reminiscent of citrus fruit and white peach;
medium rich on the palate, with a nice fruity note and a refreshing tangy acidity on the finish.

2017 Nugan Estate Alfredo Sencond Pass Shiraz
New South Wales, Australia
Deep ruby with a purple hue; the nose suggests aromas of kirsch,
black pepper and mint; on the palate it is dry and medium-full bodied
with flavours of dried red berry, pepper, smoke and new leather.

2018 Mark West Pinot Noir
Sonoma, California
In the glass this wine was a little light colored.  Similar to a light garnet. 
However, in the glass the wine presented thick legs.
The nose of the Mark West Pinot Noir gave forth aromas of young plum, vanilla, raw raspberry and a little bit of black cherry. 
Very little alcohol aroma was observed.
REGULAR PRICE:  $234.20
VALUE CASE OF THE MONTH PRICE: $199.95