Broc "Le Clairet" Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Broc "Le Clairet" Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

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There's no better wine that encompasses the idea of 'new wave' California quite like Broc's 'Clairet' Cabernet. It's inspired by the idea that Bordeaux used to be a light, clear wine —  from 'clair,' the French for 'light'. It's a far cry from the gobs of fruit good Cabernet Sauvignon was measured by in the past. However, it's not a thin, acrid wine or anything. It's medium-bodied, bright and brambly, with tart cherry, juicy blueberry, stewed tomato, sage, and a snappy crunch. It's an energetic, lip-smackingly delicious wine that is just as good with pizza and stir-fried veggies as it is with burgers or richer poultry dishes. The wine is kept lighter by picking the grapes earlier, but also because they made a rosé from the same grapes that is added into the red, so it's 90% red and 10% rosé.

Chris Brockway, originally from Omaha, learned winemaking at UC Davis and Cal State Fresno, where he learned how to add all the things to wine that he insists on not adding to his own wines at Broc Cellars in Berkeley. He sources organic grapes from around California. The 'Clairet' comes from the organically-farmed Wirth Ranch in Solano County. [Jonathan Kemp, December 2021]

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Local delivery:

We offer delivery 7 days a week within .5 mile radius of the shop (defined by Eastern Parkway, Lafayette Ave, 5th Ave, and Franklin Ave) free of charge for orders over $75. Same-day delivery is available for orders placed before 3pm, with final deliveries being made at 7pm daily. A gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged for all local deliveries.

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We offer delivery anywhere in NYC for $15. Orders must be placed before 1pm to ensure same-day delivery, otherwise they will go out the following day. As with local deliveries, a gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged.

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For delivery outside of New York we ship via common carrier. We currently do not ship to the following states: AL, AR, CO, DE, GA, HI, IA, KS, KY, NC, MD, MS, MT, OK, PA, SD, UT, VT, WI. As statutory laws are constantly changing, please note that this list is updated frequently, and acceptance of an order does not guarantee that we will ultimately be able to ship wine to you. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship spirits anywhere outside of New York State. 

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You must be 21 years or older to purchase and receive products from Vanderbilt Wine Merchants. If you request shipping you authorize Vanderbilt Wine Merchants to engage a common carrier to deliver your order. All shipments require an adult signature at the time of delivery. Therefore, either you or an authorized adult must be present at the time of delivery with proof of identification. 
If you wish to ship to a location outside of New York State, you assume all responsibility for shipment. We will notify you before processing your order if we are unable to ship wine to the state you request. For the protection of your wines, we will not ship during warmer months without your express request. All orders are packed immediately upon purchase but we may wait for optimal conditions to send. Since we cannot control the temperature of any common carrier, we do our best to send shipments out at the beginning of each week. We will always confirm any delays in shipment, and the choice is ultimately up to you.
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