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Marram Wines Introduces Napa Produced Wines to Benefit the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Initiative

Marram Wines is proud to introduce wines produced in Napa, to benefit the Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S. Initiative, in support of Alzheimer's research.  The wines were made by the great winemaker Rudy Zuidema from Rapp Ranch Cellars in Napa Valley, and will be available in the the Calgary market in early April.

The white wine is 100% Napa Chardonnay and the Red is a blend of Napa Merlot, Cab, Malbec and Cab Franc.  Both wines will be exclusively available in the Crowfoot Liquor Store chain.

We urge you to purchase a bottle or two in support of Gordie Howe C.A.R.E.S.  Five dollars from each bottle sold will go to the Gordie Howe Center for Alzheimer's Research and Education Society (C.A.R.E.S.).

Please click here for more details and technical notes.

Steven Tanzer Review – 2014 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 POINTS

On February 7, 2017, former NFL Quarterback Drew Bledsoe's Walla Walla Valley winery released their 2014 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon. Soon to be available through Marram Fine Wines in British Columbia, the 2014 vintage received an impressive 93 points from Steven Tanzer in Vinous.  Tanzer's wine scoring methodology places the wine at "Outstanding".  The winery began with the planting of a single estate vineyard in 2007 and has since expanded to include three estate vineyards. Click here to read more about Steven Tanzer's detailed review and tasting notes...

Soon To Arrive in Western Canada...The Newly Released, Highly Regarded 2013 PlumpJack Oakville Estate Cab

Marram Fine Wines is pleased to share with you the following new releases from PlumpJack!  They'll be arriving in Western Canada soon, so lok for them on the shelves at your local fine wine shop or at your favourite restaurant.  The highly acclaimed 2013 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet from Oakville scored 94 Points at Wine Spectator and was granted 96 points by Robert Parker.   If you're a restaurant, bar or retailer looking to add these wines to your wine selection, please contact us for details.

  • 2013 Oakville Estate Cabernet – NEW RELEASE 
  • 2014 PlumpJack Napa Valley Merlot – NEW RELEASE 
  • 2014 PlumpJack Syrah – NEW RELEASE 
  • 2015 PlumpJack Reserve Chardonnay – NEW RELEASE 

2013 Oakville Estate Cabernet -- Wine Spectator Tasting Notes:

"Charming from the first sip, this is openly rich, dense and fruity,concentrated and focused, built on a core of

gravelly graphite, cedar and blackberry flavors. Turns creamy, with mocha-scented oak adding a tempting dimension.

Drink now through 2030."


The MR de Compostella 2014 - New Release!

June 10th marked the much anticipated release of Bruwer Raats' MR de Compostella 2014 from South Africa.

The MR de Compostella has garnered nothing but top awards since it's first vintage in 2004.  Most recently, the 2013 vintage was awarded 5 stars in the 2016 John Platter, scored 94 points by Neal Martin of the Wine Advocate, and 95 points by Tim Atkin. It was one of the Top 5 SA luxury red wines and rated in the TOP 2 performing investment wines in the Livex SA.  The previous four vintages all scored over 94 points from the Wine Advocate.  

Bruwer’s comments on the vintage: “The 2014 growing season was earmarked by unusually cooler growing conditions and a smaller crop than usual.  Due to the longer ripening period, the wine shows beautiful red and black current fruit with a complex, but extremely elegant structure.  The MR de Compostella 2014 reminds me a lot of the 2007 vintage with great freshness, purity packed in a very elegant manner. The wine has great maturation potential.”

This wine is highly allocated, so if you have an interest in carrying it in your restaurant or retail shop, be sure to reach out to our team at Marram Wines to let them know. We will try our very best to get our hands on some of this incredible vintage for you!!

 

Miner Family Winery Releases "Emily's Cuvee" in March, 2016

In March, 2016, Miner Family Winery announced the release of "Emily’s Cuvee," an eponymous offering made in remembrance and in honour of Emily Miner, co-founder of Miner Family Winery, who lost her battle with lung cancer in 2011. The blend is described by the Miner family website as being "as expressive and elegant as our muse".  The red blend is "decadent and rich", "layered with aromas of black fruit and hints of mocha, espresso and toasted oak." 

As a tribute to Emily Miner, ten percent of sales of Emily’s Cuvee to The V Foundation for Cancer Research.  To read more, please click here or visit the Miner Family Winery website.