12 Apr Folded Hills Tasting Sat. 4/14
Saturday, April 14
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We are so excited to welcome Kim and Andy Busch (yes, that Busch family), St. Louis natives and owners of Folded Hills Winery, for a very special appearance! This relatively new winery does incredible work with Rhone varietals and right out of the gates we could tell this was a winery to watch. These gorgeous wines are brand new releases that will be showcased here first, before they arrive anywhere else in the U.S. We’re so lucky that they chose The Wine Merchant as the only stop on their wine tour through their hometown. Taste an exciting lineup (plus a few bonus whites!), ask Kim and Andy where they went to high school, and learn all about what makes this winery so special!
2017 Folded Hills Grenache Rosé Lilly 2017
On Sale $22.99
We are excited to offer you our second vintage of Lilly Rosé, grown from our vineyard on the Folded Hills Estate. The wine is a tribute to six generation of strong, loving women from Lilly Anheuser in 1844, to our beautiful granddaughter. With just a hint more richness than our first vintage, the 2017 Lilly Rosé retains its mouthwatering freshness, and crisp, lingering finish. Opening with delicate aromatics of alpine strawberries with just a hint of cream, the palate showcases notes of zesty mixed berries, and a snap of fresh Bing cherry. Best of all, it is full of vibrancy and palate stimulation.
2015 Folded Hills August Rhone Blend 2015
On Sale $32.99
Pliant and bold, the 2015 Red August is another gorgeous wine from Folded Hills. Dark cherry and plum are pushed forward in this beautifully layered, supple wine. The 2015 is 64% Grenache and 36% Syrah.
92 Points, Antonio Galloni
2015 Folded Hills Grant’s Grenache 2015
On Sale $29.99
The 2015 Grenache Grant is a very pretty wine. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint and rose petal notes give the 2015 lovely brightness and striking purity of expression. Inviting and impeccably balanced, the 2015 is a flat-out delicious wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. A dollop of Syrah rounds out the blend.
92 Points, Antonio Galloni
2015 Folded Hills Grenache Ballard Canyon 2015
On Sale $54.99
Very pale ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Ballard Canyon Grenache opens with fragrant rose petal and dried lavender notes over a core of kirsch and raspberry leaves plus a touch of baking spices. Medium-bodied, elegant, softly structured and oh-so-pretty in the mouth, it has lovely expression and a long, velvet-lined, spicy finish.
92+ Points, The Wine Advocate
Also on sale, not included in tasting:
2016 Folded Hills Estate Grenache 100% Whole Cluster, 100% Carbonic Maceration, Santa Ynez Valley
On Sale $34.99 (quantities limited!!!)
This might one of the more brilliant wines I’ve had this year. Chateauneuf Nouveau…..say what?! So aromatic you’ll want to dab it behind your ears, so silky you can’t put it down! Bravo to Folded Hills!