There is a wine company that strives to give something back to the health care community, the people we all depend on to get us through the pandemic.
Ripe Life Wines has a special going on concerning their line called The Clambake. For every case of wine purchased (12 bottles), the company will send two complimentary bottles of wine to the customer's health care worker of choice to thank them for their service. They are also offering free shipping to everyone. Ripe Life founder Mary McAuley says the thrust of the special offer is to keep people home and out of the stores to help flatten the COVID-19 curve.
The 2017 Clambake Unoaked Chardonnay is labeled as Batch No. 5. It was made from 100% Chardonnay grapes, grown in Potter Valley, Mendocino - the Paulin Red Post Ranch Vineyard.
This Chardonnay saw no oak while being made, so it's as clean and as bright as you like. The nose offers a beautiful lemon aroma with a salinity that reminds of an ocean spray. Lemons, apples and a fantastic acidity are on the palate. It was made for a clambake, but it will be just as much at home with crabs or lobsters.
This rosé shows off a deep, rich color for a pink shade - it looks almost like bourbon in the glass. The nose is complex, with vibrant cherry leading the way, some strawberry coming along and a distinct earthy element that is quite enticing. It smells like it was made for the outdoors. The palate is generously fruity, with some peppery notes. Also, there is a racy acidity that calls for the lobsters, crabs, clams, and whatever else you have in the pot.
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