July 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 8

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
Kimberly River is made by Plata wine
partners. The brains of the operation is
marketing whiz Stew Leonard. Stew does
what we wish everybody would do. Once
the wine is finished, he figures out what
price it should sell for to be successful. Then
he figures out what he has to do to sell it
at that price and make a profit. It sounds
simple, but most of the other guys make it
complicated.
Stew also knows quality. He has access to
over 25,000 acres of grapes, so no matter
what the vintage gives him, he can source
the best grapes - regardless of what Mother
Nature does.
He also hedged his bets by hiring Alison
Crowe as Director of Winemaking. Alison
has been making wine for over 15 years in
the Monterey area for Chalone and Bonny
Doon, as well as in Mendoza, Argentina. Her
broad-based experience is what accounts
for the superb wines she crafts. In other
words, there’s a good chance that no matter
what happens in the vineyard, Alison can
make the best possible wine. And with the
access to so many acres, she always brings
in a thumbs-up.
Our selection is no exception. Here is where
it all comes together. A perfect harvest
combined with perfect handling, and you
have nothing less than a perfect wine.
Lovely hints of blueberry and pomegranate
in the nose signal the soft, lovely, fruit-laden
wine to come.
Region: Central Coast, California • Alcohol: 13.8%
KIMBERLY RIVER
Merlot, 2012
Blueberry and Cocoa
Rich Blueberry
and Cherry
Now through 2020
Red Meats and Game
Medium Magenta
Rich Cherry, Soft
Tannin
ITEM #: V0717R2DC
Retail Price:
Member Price:
Reorder Price:
$18.99/each
$16.98/each
$12.99/each
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