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Debuting Vega Sicilia’s Outstanding 2014 Valbuena 5º
October 28, 2019
A Note from Sergio

Farmers don't have the luxury of being annoyed by weather. We might find ourselves cheering at a warm winter or an early spring, but while these conditions make us happy, they make farmers really nervous. A warm, dry winter means that the vines weren't adequately rested, that there might not be enough water in reserve for summer, and that the buds may break too early. A hot summer means more than just higher air conditioning bills to a farmer; it means fruit that may ripen too fast, too unevenly, too completely.

In the wet, hot, and stormy 2014 growing season, Spain's premier winemaker Vega-Sicilia did what excellent winemakers do in years of duress: the estate's team kept watch in the vineyards, and, after harvest, they held their breath and waited to be rewarded for all their hard work. I can tell you that Vega Sicilia was rewarded; the 2014 Valbuena 5º is a remarkably smooth, polished, and intense bottling, and I'm very excited to debut it today!

I've always said that any worthy winemaker can make a great wine in a great vintage, but it takes a great winemaker to make a great wine from a challenging vintage--today's '14 Valbuena 5º is outstanding.

Finally, don't miss Maculan's delightful 2018 Chardonnay--it's a wine to enjoy early and often!

Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Must-Have 2014 Valbuena 5º from Iconic Vega Sicilia
2. Time Sensitive Offer: Maculan's Lush, Affordable 2018 Chardonnay
3. Anniversary Event: IWM's 20th Anniversary Celebration!
4. Wine Events: Upcoming November Wine Tasting Events

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Maculan Chardonnay 2018 750ml
Maculan Chardonnay 2018 750ml
Price: $18.99

Lively, juicy, and charming, Maculan’s ’18 Chardonnay spotlights its ripe stone and tropical fruits, which are framed by crushed fresh herbs, exotic spices and white flower petals. This wine feels persistent and energetic as it glides to a lingering, fresh, dry finish--it's a food-friendly, surprising Chardonnay. Deriving from volcanic, limestone-rich soils, grapes ferment with natural yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages on the lees for three months in steel tanks before bottling, where it rests for a few months prior to release. more info