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Anne Vawter
 
June 18, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Father's Day - Focus on Alpha Mare Red

Jim Striegel's Father and Mother  


My dad never met a stranger. He was just as comfortable talking to someone for the first time as he was to a family member or close friend. He used his understanding of personality styles to communicate in a way that was always well received. He had an amazing ability to be persuasive when he was sure he had the best path to a goal. He didn't take "no" or "I can't" for an answer. I've patterned myself after my dad and do my best to continue his engaging, out-going demeanor.

My dad shared his love of winemaking with me at an early age. We would drive to St. Louis, Missouri where Dad would physically inspect the grapes from Napa. The process of making wine and enjoying it has always been a labor of love surrounded by family and friends. When I started Red Mare Wines, I wholeheartedly adopted this passion. Today, I raise a glass of our Alpha Mare Red to my dad, Dr. Leon Striegel.

- Jim Striegel, Owner & President

 


 

If you want to give the man in your life the cream of the crop, we suggest our Alpha Mare Red. This wine is Anne’s carte blanche and represents the best of her craft and experience in winemaking. The Cabernet Sauvignon base for our Alpha Mare Red hails from the Blossom Creek Vineyard in the Calistoga Appellation. With a sloping aspect providing consistent airflow and a slight northern exposure, this site is protected from extreme heat and produces exceptional quality grapes.
Barrel fermentation in small 225L oak barrels results in slower, cooler fermentation. The shape and size of the barrel produce a submerged cap. Gentle and consistent, this method of extraction gives mouth-filling, lush, and juicy tannin structure. The use of native yeast adds to the complexity, and a co-fermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon with Malbec creates a round, vibrant, and pleasing wine with intense color and depth every year.

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2015 • Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • Alpha Mare• Red Wine

"Blended of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Malbec, the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Alpha Mare is youthful with black and red currants, underbrush and black pepper notes plus wafts of bay leaves and cedar. Full, muscular, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has appealing freshness and an earthy finish. Give it a couple of years in bottle and drink it over the next 15+ years. 92+ POINTS".

-The Wine Advocate

$168.00/bottle
$151.20/bottle for Triple Crown Club Members

                  

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Time Posted: Jun 18, 2020 at 7:31 AM
Anne Vawter
 
June 15, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Father's Day - Focus On La Vaquera

Terri Striegel's Mother at Father  

In our series to celebrate Father's Day, we turn to our very own Terri Striegel, who will tell us a little about her dad, and how he influenced her life.


"When I was a senior in high school, my dad did research on the best job opportunities for women. Knowing that I enjoyed math, he suggested that I study accounting in college. He knew that I approached situations in a very "black and white, no gray" manner down to the smallest detail. I am proudly the daughter of a Christian, army artilleryman."

-Terri Striegel


Does your dad love big red wines? If so, we encourage you to give him the gift of our La Vaquera.

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2015 • Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • La Vaquera • Red Wine

Ripe blackberries and currants, fruit compote, pie spices, and caramel jump from the glass of this effusive wine. This cowgirl doesn’t hold anything back. It fills your senses with dark fruits layered with more subtle and complex notes of tobacco and fresh bread. In the mouth, this wine has a powerful entry with firm tannins and ripe fruit balanced by a bright acidity that carries this wine to a long and dense finish.

$48.00/bottle
$43.20/bottle for Triple Crown Club Members

                         
 

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Summer shipping can be expensive! But we have your back! We will pay for the PRIORITY OVERNIGHT SHIPPING when your order of a case (12 bottles) is $499 or more! So, mix and match your favorite bottles, use Promo Code SUMMER, and we will pay the PRIORITY OVERNIGHT shipping!

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Time Posted: Jun 15, 2020 at 6:42 AM
Anne Vawter
 
May 15, 2020 | Anne Vawter

The King and Queen

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are often referred to as the King and Queen of varietals. We agree, for so many reasons.
With our Memorial Day Pricing Event going on, this is a great time to stock your cellar with some Royalty...

Our Cabernet Sauvignon always has a beautiful wild cherry core. It shows off its lush red fruits as well as layer upon layer of complex characters underneath. You will always find that bright fruit and lovely acidity inter-twined with silky tannins in Red Mare’s Cabernet Sauvignon. James Suckling - 93 points


2015 Red Mare • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon

Special Memorial Day Pricing $55.00/bottle

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Since 2012, our Dutton Ranch Mill’s Station vineyard has produced a beautiful wine for us - bright and refreshing with forward fruit. This wine also expresses the depth and complexity that is derived from mature vines and traditional techniques.

2016 Red Mare • Dutton Ranch • Russian River • Chardonnay

Special Memorial Day Pricing $38.00/bottle

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Time Posted: May 15, 2020 at 7:07 AM
Anne Vawter
 
April 21, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Get to Know the Alpha Mare

 

We take an exceptional amount of pride in our Alpha Mare wines. That is because we take an extraordinary amount of care while producing them. With super small production levels, we can scrutinize every detail that goes into these wines.

We laboriously barrel-ferment our Alpha Mare Red, a co-fermentation of Cabernet Sauvignon with a bit of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Petite Sirah. This intensifies color, improves oak integration and creates complexity. We make our Alpha Mare White to age, modeled after the white wines of Bordeaux, this wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc clones and aged an extra year in special light-toast barrels from the Bertrange forest in France. This gives the wine exceptional depth and complexity.
 

Listen to what Master of Wine and Editor in Chief of The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perotti-Brown has to say about our 2015 Alpha Mare Red:
"...the deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Alpha Mare is youthful with black and red currants, underbrush and black pepper notes plus wafts of bay leaves and cedar. Full, muscular, firm and chewy in the mouth, it has appealing freshness and an earthy finish. Give it a couple of years in bottle and drink it over the next 15+" (92+ points)


This wine has now had a few years stored in our optimal temperature-controlled cellar, and now it is ready for you.


2016  Alpha • Mare • Red Wine
$168.00/bottle
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2016 • Alpha Mare • White Wine
$38.00/bottle
$34.20/bottle for Allocation Club Members

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If you are in the Dallas Fortworth area, please contact us for preferential shipping options at:

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Time Posted: Apr 21, 2020 at 8:55 AM
Anne Vawter
 
April 14, 2020 | Anne Vawter

#OpenTheCeller

 

After great success and in collaboration with the Napa Valley Vintners, Red Mare Wines is Opening The Cellar on April 14th and 15th only. Don't miss this opportunity to take advantage of this very limited release.

2008 • Red Mare Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon
"The nose is rich with ripe currants and raspberries along with a beautiful bottle bouquet of tobacco leaf, pie spices, and shaved dark chocolate. Very rich in the mouth, with hints of ripe currants and fresh figs. With time, the tannins have softened and the acidity has sustained yielding a surprisingly fresh fruit core and silky texture."

$80.00/bottle - only 7 bottles available
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2010 • Red Mare Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon
"Dark cherry notes dominate the nose. It is still quite full of fresh fruit with bottle bouquet aromas of earth, cedar, and black pepper gathering around the edges. There is an enticing hint of black olive, anise and dried herb. In the mouth, the wine is still quite fruit-forward with a rich structure and full body leading to a seamless and long finish."
$68.00/bottle - only 9 bottles available
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Time Posted: Apr 14, 2020 at 7:22 AM
Anne Vawter
 
April 9, 2020 | Anne Vawter

The Kings & Queens

 

Royalty In The Cellar

 

Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay stand together as the leading varietals produced in California. In 2018 California wineries crushed just over 700,000 tons of Chardonnay grapes and 680,000 tons of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. That is a long way ahead of any other grapes trying to follow up behind; Zinfandel the closest at 400,000 tons and Pinot Noir, just over 300,000.

Why Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are such successes has been the subject of many a commentary. I think the answer is quite simple. These varieties are consistent, and they perform well in a variety of climates. They produce wines of depth, complexity, and interest while expressing their site in many lovely and surprising ways.

They also benefit from beautiful names and market awareness, which is quite recent. Two things happened in the mid 20th century, the market was growing post-WWII, and there was a growing sense of unease about using European region names. Frank Schoonmaker, a leading wine critic at that time, championed varietal labeling, and winemakers took note. They began to name their wines, not by the regions the wines were emulating, but the variety of grapes that produced those wines. These names were virtually unknown in the 1960s, and it must have felt very risky; like an uphill battle. As winemakers began the post WWII planting explosion, they didn’t always know the places that best suited each varietal. Over time and with booms and busts and replants, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay have stood the test, and the numbers show it.

Make sure you have some royalty in your cellar and acquire Red Mare Wines' Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Dutton Ranch Chardonnay today.

2015 • Red Mare • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon

"A bright and rich red with blackberries, burnt orange peel and blackcurrants. Full body, chewy tannins and a juicy, delicious finish. Needs three to four years to soften. 93 points" James Suckling

$68.00/bottle
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2016 • Red Mare • Dutton Ranch • Russian River • Chardonnay

"This wine has a lovely juxtaposition of warm, dry earth along with cold pineapple and fresh pear. As the wine opens, stewed apples and vanilla cream come through. The wine's entry is all freshness. It fills the mouth with its generous volume, after which the aromatics rise up. It finishes cleanly with lovely acidity and comforting warmth."

$48.00/bottle
$43.20/bottle for Allocation Club Members

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Time Posted: Apr 9, 2020 at 7:31 AM
Anne Vawter
 
April 2, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Library Wine Release

Along with many Napa Valley Vintners, we as opening our cellar and finding a few gems to share with our customers. Also, make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where we will be doing regular special pricing events and shipping promotions over the next month.

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own winery in the Napa Valley? Have you thought about tending to your vines in the California sunshine, getting up early to top up your barrels in a cold, damp cellar, popping a cork on a bottle of your own wine, and delighting in the aromas coming from the glass?

Jim Striegel has had a long history with wine and with the Napa Valley. While growing up in Illinois, his father purchased Napa Valley grapes, had them shipped across country, crushed, and fermented them in his basement. Jim grew up smelling the delicious aromas of fermenting wines emanating out of his basement. This began a life long relationship that has born much fruit.
During Anne Vawter’s early years in eastern Washington, she saw the wine industry growing up around her. With a father and uncle who had an appreciation and knowledge of wine, Anne’s interest naturally followed. With an agricultural background, the call of soil, sunshine, and a life producing an artisanal product was heard. This call led Anne to UC Davis, where she would gain the tools to realize her dream.

Jim and Anne’s paths crossed in 2006. A mutual friend introduced them, thinking that their complementary skills might lead to a good blend. In 2007, Anne and Jim began their journey together with the first vintage of Red Mare’s Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. They made less than 200 cases that first vintage, and while they have stayed small, they have slowly and diligently grown their business to include six beautiful wines that they are proud to stand behind.
Red Mare Wines’ focus is to produce unique wines from specific sites using organic or highly sustainable means. We employ traditional techniques to make wines with balance, age-ability, and grace.

Once a year, to celebrate our beginnings, we taste the past.  We dig deep in our cellar and find a small selection of library wines to share with our loyal customers. Purchasing library wines from the winery is always wise as the wines have been aged optimally in our temperature-controlled cellar since bottling. This year, we were particularly fond of our 2010, 2011 and 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.  There is a very limited quantity available, so act quickly and enjoy this unique vertical tasting experience.

Red Mare Wines'  2010 • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ml
Red Mare Wines'  2011 • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ml
Red Mare Wines'  2012 • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ml

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Time Posted: Apr 2, 2020 at 10:47 AM
Anne Vawter
 
March 23, 2020 | Anne Vawter

Spring Wine Release

To our Loyal Customer,

We hope and pray that you are all well, safe and out of harms way.  The weather here in the Napa Valley is beautiful and we have the promise of an exceptional spring with which to begin the 2020 vintage.  We and our friends and family in California are sheltering in place due to the concerns around COVID 19.  Luckily, we are quite used to working from home and necessary winery operations continue without issue.  

We hope to bring you a little joy during this crazy time!  To that end, we are continuing with our Spring Wine Release AND we are offering a little help on the shipping. 

Sharing the wines that we lovingly make with our friends and family is the most satisfying thing that we do.  If you happen to use your time at home to make a delicious meal to go with a newly released Red Mare wine, please share a photo with us on Facebook or Instagram to receive a special promo code for your next order.  

Thank you for your continued support of Red Mare Wines


  2015 Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
    From The Wine Advocate
    "…the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep garnet-purple
    color and opens with fragrant black berries and black cherries
    with hints of chocolate box, lavender and dried herbs.
    Full-bodied, soft and with good expression, it has loads of black fruit
    with earthy notions, finishing with great length."

    $68.00/bottle  
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 2016 Red Mare Wines • Napa Valley • Chardonnay 750ml
  
     From the Winemaker
     "This wine has a lovely juxtaposition of warm, dry earth along
     with cold pineapple and fresh pear. As the wine opens,
     stewed apples and vanilla cream come through. The wine's
     entry is all freshness. It fills the mouth with its generous volume,
     after which the aromatics rise up. It finishes cleanly with
     lovely acidity and comforting warmth."

     $48.00/bottle  
     $36.00/bottle With Your Allocation Membership

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2017 Red Mare Wines  • Napa Valley • Sauvignon Blanc 750ml
      From the Winemaker
      "Summer in a glass. This wine leads with sweet Meyer lemon and the
      aromas  you experience in a warm kitchen herb garden. Pink grapefruit,
      kiwi, and  lychee round out a tropical center complemented by warm tones
      of shortbread, bee propolis, and ginger root…"

     $24.00/bottle
     $21.60/bottle With Your Allocation Membership
                              

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Time Posted: Mar 23, 2020 at 10:26 AM
Red Mare
 
October 17, 2019 | Red Mare

Red Mare Wines Dinner at Bob's in Dallas

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Join us for a specially crafted, five-course menu paired with select wines from Red Mare Wines while proprietor, Jim Striegel guides you through our Artisan quality wines that are shaped to perfection with meticulous detail.

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
Reception ~ 6:30 p.m. | Dinner ~ 7:00 p.m.
$185 per person.*

SPACE IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. 214-652-4804 or Brooke.Little@Bobs-SteakandChop.com

Located at: Omni Dallas Hotel
555 S Lamar St, Dallas, TX 75202

Just look at the spread...

 

Time Posted: Oct 17, 2019 at 7:21 AM
Red Mare
 
September 19, 2019 | Red Mare

What to pair with Cabernet Sauvignon

Got meat? Then Cab wants to come over to play. Full-bodied and rich, Cabernet Sauvignon is assertive and complex, moreso than Merlot (its gentle neighbor in Bordeaux). It has plenty of tannin and acidity and shows off flavors of blackberries, plums, and cassis, along with vanilla, cedar, chocolate, and coffee.

Bottom line, it's a great choice for big, meaty dishes and rich sauces. And it's friendly with all manner of preparations: braised, broiled, roasted, grilled, seared, stewed.

Here are some of our very favorite pairings from AllRecipes.com with Cabernet Sauvignon:

1. Blue Cheese Burgers

Why it works: You can't go wrong with a grilled burger and Cabernet; it's already approaching perfection. But add a little funky blue cheese, and the Cab friendliness goes extreme.

2. Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Why it works: Lamb and Cab, it's kind of a no-brainer. (See also, Grilled Lamb Chops and Roasted Rack of Lamb.) What helps vault this recipe over the top is the rosemary. Cabernet just loves it. Truthfully, rosemary makes almost any dish more red wine friendly.

2. Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Why it works: Lamb and Cab, it's kind of a no-brainer. (See also, Grilled Lamb Chops and Roasted Rack of Lamb.) What helps vault this recipe over the top is the rosemary. Cabernet just loves it. Truthfully, rosemary makes almost any dish more red wine friendly.

Get these amazing recipes here: http://dish.allrecipes.com/best-recipes-pair-cabernet-sauvignon/

Time Posted: Sep 19, 2019 at 7:30 AM
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