September 22-28, 2014
2011 Château Moulin Riche Saint-Julien
It’s far too often that price does not reflect quality when it comes to kosher wine. At Elie Wine Company we’re not going to bring in inferior wines for the sole purpose of filling a market segment. Our wines, kosher or otherwise, are always selected for their excellence. We are deliberately building an inventory of high quality kosher wines not only for the Jewish community but wine lovers in general, and one of the wines we are presently enjoying is Château Moulin Riche from the Bordeaux region.
Château Moulin Riche is from a Saint-Julien estate that has been part of the Cuvelier family’s vineyards since 1920. For many years this was effectively the second wine of its classed-growth property, Château Léoville Poyferré. It has been officially independent since 2009, yet the wine is still made with the same great care as its older brother. The blend is 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Merlot for a wine that is rich and velvety, suitable for earlier drinking but can be enjoyed for five to 10 years after the vintage.
We’re also pleased to announce a permanent program we’ve begun. Any time you purchase any kosher wine from Elie Wine Co. 10% of proceeds will be donated to Yad Ezra. Yad Ezra opened its doors in 1990 with the purpose of providing supplemental kosher food, necessities and enhancements of holidays and lifecycle events to those in need in the Jewish community of Southeastern Michigan.
If rosé wine is a little more your speed, or if you just want a few bottles in the fridge for when the moment calls, we’re extending last week’s Selection of the Week for a while longer.