August 2021 | 3 Bottle Club
Welcome to the August 3 Bottle Club from MYSA Natural Wine!
A note from our founder:
We're leaning into wines for the hot summer months with a delightful light orange wine from Oregon and a sparkling red from California! We also have a new kid on the block with Sarel's and Nomad Wine's US debut coming directly to our club! These guys have big things coming for them and have such a lovely take on South African wines.
Find out more below and enjoy!
- Holly Berrigan, Founder, MYSA Natural Wine
- Where Ya PJ's At? - Maloof
- Sarel - Nomad Wines
- Dino Fizzy Red - Everything is OK
- Wine Evaluation Sheet
Oregon - USADescription:
Technically an orange wine but you'll see it say "rose-ish" on the back because its fun like a rose, but came from Pinot Gris and Riesling!
Pairings: Summer Salads, Picnics, Asian Food
Serving Temperature: 48°- 52°
A true yin and yang team. One materials engineer grounded in hard science, one restaurant professional with a sensory aligned M.O. Two nerds with a penchant for good hospitality and properly fermented pizza dough.
Ross Maloof broke into the production side of the wine industry initially by traveling to Oregon to visit some friends, and ended up interning during harvest in the Willamette Valley. Prior to getting his first taste for winemaking, he worked for just over a decade in the Philadelphia dining scene, with a huge focus on beverage. Most notably, he worked as the beverage director and general manager for Vedge Restaurant group. Over a few years, Ross became increasingly bi-coastal, spending a little more time each vintage in the Willamette Valley, and producing his first wine in 2015.
Bee (Selman) is the indispensable full partner and co winemaker of Maloof Wines. She has brought an immeasurable amount of hard scientific knowledge and dedication to the project. Prior to playing with grapes, she worked for close to a decade as a materials science engineer within the aerospace industry. As a long-time lover of food and wine, Bee turned her scientific eye from rotorcraft to vinification during the 2016 harvest.
Together, in 2017 Ross & Bee decided to leave their respective careers on the East coast behind to go on a westward journey to be closer to the magic. Who knows what the future may hold!
Maloof Wines are proudly produced at the base of the Dundee Hills inside of Day Camp.
Elgin - South AfricaDescription:
100% Syrah from South Africa! Spends 9 months in old oak French barrels before being blended and bottled. A very structured wine that's perfect for hanging out in your cellar for 5-7 years to experience notes of crisp fruit! Or if you prefer spicy, black pepper notes paired with dark fruits leave this wine in your cellar for 5-7 years! Crisp fruit when young and spicy, peppery, and dark fruits when aged!
Pairings: Burger, Roasted Food, Pork
Serving Instructions: 50°- 55°
About Nomad Wines
Negociant winery based in Elgin, South Africa and Mosel, Germany. Owned by Pieter Kruger and Kosie Van Der Merwe.
California - USADescription:
A zero/zero blend of Petit Syrah, Marsanne, and Granache Blanc. Very yummy and fruit-forward. Notes of herbs and red fruit on the nose with a pleasing fizz on the palate. A great wine to enjoy with close friends!
Pairings: Grilled Meat, Pizza, Tacos
Serving Temperature: 45°- 50°
About Everything is OK
"California has huge potential. We work on vineyards ourselves and have a lot of principles when choosing who to work with, but there are many sites where the people know the land better than we ever could. They need to be rewarded with consistent buyers who treat their fruit with care and let it shine. The Richmond collective is building an ecosystem of farms, wines, and customers that can support these people doing right by their farms." - Booker Riley
Wine Evaluation Sheet
Want to have some fun evaluating and taking note on your wine? Check out our natural wine tasting sheets we made special for the club!