Our August wine pick of the month is none other than the delicious 2018 My Favorite Neighbor. It’s a Cabernet that you’ll find mesmerizing with its rich aromas and flavors of blackberries, vanilla, spice, and cassis.
About the Vineyard
The Neighborhood began as a homage from Eric Jensen to Stephan Asseo of L’Aventure Winery. For the first entire year of this homage venture, Stephan would refer to himself as Eric’s “favorite neighbor.” The title was a self-fulfilling prophecy and in 2006 Eric crafted a Cabernet-based wine to honor his friend Stephan and his Bordeaux roots. It has grown to include a handful of other varietals of wine. Stephan remains a close friend and mentor to the Neighborhood friends.
Why we chose this wine
Here at the Coterie, we chose this wine when it was shown to us by our supplier. Our supplier felt that it was a unique wine, with a cool name and needed more presence in the world. When we tried the wine for the first time, we fell in love. With the strong aromatics, earthy tones, and moderately dry taste, we thought to ourselves that this would be great to have in our subscription. Aside from it being very delicious and a great value for the wine, the story really caught our attention. We were also intrigued by their sourcing practices. Their grapes come from organic and some biodynamic vineyards – which is amazing! They source their grapes from wineries around the area, and they refer to those folks as ‘their favorite neighbors’ now. Who doesn’t love a great neighbor?
Where you can find My Favorite Neighbor
The 2018 My Favorite Neighbor will be in our August Reserve Membership along with other award-winning wines. If you’re interested in trying this and many other wines, subscribe to our monthly wine box and discover a world of wine you might never find at the store.