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Puffin & Friends Winter 2017 Newsletter

Hello Wine Club Members!

Your December Puffin & Friends Wine Club shipment is heading your way soon and I’m sure you’ll love the wines. We are including our 2015 Puffin Malbec, our 2014 Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon and Stoller’s 2015 Reserve Chardonnay.
Happiest of Holidays
From The Wine Shack! – Steven Sinkler
Puffin Malbec 2015
We welcome Malbec back to the flock!

The 2015 Puffin Malbec is a beautiful red wine with firm tannins. This full-bodied Malbec delivers aromas of blueberries and toasted coconut. On the palate, this firmly structured wine offers delicious flavors of blueberry, plum, cedar and coconut.

Malbec’s classic food pairing is red meat and I think a grilled ribeye should be on the dinner plate! Enjoy this wine with grilled foods prepared with a sweet barbecue sauce or grilling spices.

All of the fruit for this Malbec comes from Spofford Station Vineyard, located in Walla Walla, WA.

Puffin Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Our best Cab to date!
Made with fruit from the Walla Walla’s Spofford Station Vineyard, this Cabernet is layered with fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry, combined with flavors of mint, sage and cedar.
A beautiful, deep garnet color, Puffin’s 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has pleasing tannins, hints of toasted spice.   The wine’s body structure tells us it’s going to age nicely during the next 10 years.
Stoller Reserve Chardonnay 2015
93 points Wine & Spirits
91 points, Wine Enthusiast
One of our very favorite white wines, Stoller’s Reserve Chardonnay is barrel fermented and aged in French oak for 11 months. Crafted from Stoller’s oldest Dijon vines which were planted in 1995, this wine expresses aromatics of lemon curd and white flower.
The palate meets the aroma and reveals a luxurious mouthfeel due to extended lees contact and balanced use of oak. Enjoy this wine with chicken dishes, cheese platters, creamy dishes and salads.