Dan Updike

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Senior Wine Associate, Prestige Wine & Spirits

Originally from Cortland, NY, Dan is a Fredonia State graduate who relocated to Western New York in 2001 after a career in the radio industry. Since joining Premier in 2002 he has traveled abroad to many of the wine regions of Italy and Spain. Dan’s favorite wines are those that are well-balanced, and he has a special interest in those from Spain, Southern France, Bordeaux, California field blends and Zinfandels, dry rosé and Finger Lakes Riesling. He is also a champion of many obscure grape varietals. In the spirit world, he counts Bourbon and Armagnac among his favorites.

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  1. Flotsam & Jetsam Stalward Cinsault

    2017 / 750 ml. | Item#47975

    VN8888 pts. - Vinous - Aug 2018
    The Heirloom Cinsault is whole-cluster-fermented. It has a lovely pimiento and white pepper bouquet that springs out of the glass. The palate is vibrant on the entry — in fact, Chris mentioned there was a bit of CO2 in the bottle when the screwcap was put on, so you might notice a bit of fizz, though there is no refermenting! Cranberry and crushed strawberry make a fun Cinsault that should be consumed over the next couple of years.
    Wine Grapes

    Primary Grape: Cinsault | All Grapes: Cinsault

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    Only $21.59 each when you buy a solid or mixed case

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