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Marco Felluga Just Molamatta Collio Bianco 2015 - $17.99/bottle
A three-way blend of Ribolla Gialla, Friulano and Pinot Bianco. Though these grapes offer good structure and mouthfeel, Just Molamatta (Just the Best) never feels dense or heavy. Just the Pinot Blanc components sees judicious oak; the others none, to preserve their aromatic freshness. The overall impression is of creaminess, fresh apricot, citrus and crushed stone.
Beringer Chardonnay Luminus Oak Knoll District 2015 – List Price $24.99, Sale $19.99/bottle
“Heady Oak aromas lead the nose of this silky, rich wine sourced from a cool site on the producer’s own Big Ranch Vineyard at the southern end of the valley. Golden honey notes add to its luxurious nature, contrasting the linear infusion of tart lemon zest, orange peel and nutty spice flavors.” Rated 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast.
Venica e Venica Sauvignon Blanc Collio 2016 - $25.99/bottle
Typical fruity and floral aromas. This wine also offers notes of goose berries passion fruit and white grapefruit on the nose, all wrapped in harmony with honey suckle, jasmine and fresh spicy aromas of boxwood, sage, anisette, sambuca. Complete and complex on the palate. Try pairing with pasta with clams, salami, frico (fried Montasio cheese), grilled prawns
Umani Ronchi CaSal di Serra Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore 2015 - $17.99/bottle
91 Points Wine Enthusiast “Aromas that recall jasmine, green apple and honeydew melon lead the nose. The juicy, medium-bodied palate has good weight and concentration, offering tangerine, ripe pear, bitter almond and a hint of banana. Bright acidity offsets the rich flavors while a ginger note closes the finish.”
Menhir Quota 31 Primitivo IGT Salento 2013 - $13.99/bottle
Primitivo is the Italian name for Zinfandel. This one is playful and elegant. Dark, dense fruit, raspberries and black berries make up the fruit profile, with round tannins and good balance. Very enjoyable! Try it with your favorite rustic Italian fare . . . pizza, spaghetti with meatballs, spicy sausages hot off the grill, hard cheeses, cold cuts.
Matassa Rouge Cotes Catalanes 2013 - $33.99
100% Carignan grown on marne and granite slopes surrounded by garrigue. Yeilds here are 15 hectoliters per hectare (low), and vinification is fermentation only with indigenous yeasts in 500 liter barrels. Light foot treading, pigéage of grapes, 8 days on skins. The wine is then filtered lightly but not fined, after 20 months elevage.
Jean-Paul Brun (Terres Dorees) Moulin-A-Vent 2015 - $25.99/bottle
Rated 92 Points, James Suckling – “Very floral and pretty with a sweet strawberry and cherry undertone. Full to medium body, dense and chewy tannins and a medium, fruity finish. Needs two or three years to soften.”
Tosalet (Hammeken Cellars) Priorat Vinyes Velles 2014 - $19.99
Clear deep dark purple color. Pure and very intense aromas reminiscent of red berry fruit such as cranberries, red cherries and raspberries combined with mineral notes of flint and hints of eucalyptus. The palate is dry, full bodied with rich concentrated juicy fruit, firm but ripe tannins and a refreshing acidity making this a great food wine that will age very well for 4-6 years.
Biggio Hamina Gewurztraminer Andreas Vineyard Willamette Valley 2015 - $19.99/bottle
Orange wines is a style (usually dry) derived from the juice of white grapes having spent time macerating with grape skins, giving the resultant wine an orange color. In this case, however, Gewurtz’s naturally pink skins transform the finished wine’s tone to a healthy ‘pink’ rather than ‘orange’. This Gewurztraminer offers plenty of complexity and sophistication, but not in the traditional spicy-Gewurzty way. Completely dry, here the fruit tends more toward floral Muscat freshness, and there is actual tannic-grip, good supporting acidity, and mineral sapidity. It’s darned good.
Calder Wine Compnay Chenin Blanc Rutherford Napa Valley 2016- $24.99/bottle
"Bright and lemony in its youth. Rapidly developing beeswax and mineral aromas that I love so much in Chenin Blanc. A small amount of skin contact and lees aging adds a significant amount of texture, while a strong acid profile ensures a bright, savory palate and finish." Rory Calder Wiiliams, Winemaker
Arnot-Roberts Trusseau North Coast 2015 - $32.99/bottle
Light in color, with delicate aromas of spice and red fruit. A blend of three vineyards: Luchsinger Vineyard in Clear Lake, Bartolomei Vineyard in Green Valley and Bohan Ranch on the Sonoma Coast. These sites were picked separately and the fruit was whole cluster fermented with native yeast. Upon completion of primary the wine was transferred to a mix of barrels and stainless steel and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Arnot-Roberts Gamay Noir El Dorado Sierra Foothills 2016 - $32.99/bottle
The 2016 Gamay Noir comes from the Witters and Barsotti vineyards above the town of Placerville in the El Dorado Appellation of the Sierra Foothills. Both vineyards were planted in granitic soils between 2,500 and 3,200 feet elevation. The grapes were harvested between mid-August and early September and handled gently upon arrival at the winery. Carbonic maceration was employed and the juice was pressed off the skins at about 10 brix to allow the wine to finish fermenting in tank before being transferred to neutral puncheons and barrels for aging.
2012 Domaine de Majas Syrah “Ravin des Sieurs” Côtes Catalanes - $16.99/bottle
Subtle, high-toned and smooth biodynamic Syrah from old vines fermented on natural yeasts, aged in concrete. Intense dark red color, notes of red and black fruits, long fruity and spicy finish. Fresh and light with touch of bitterness and drying tannins, medium body and lively acidity. Good with light food, even better on its own. Good QPR.
Bichi No Sapiens Baja California, Mexico 2016- $26.99/bottle
STAFF SELECTION - No Sapiens comes from a single, dry-farmed, 69-year-old vineyard comprised of a mysterious grape variety that remains unidentified. The farmer says it could be Dolcetto, Luyt thinks maybe Cariñena due to it's sharp acidity, no one is quite sure and perhaps it doesn't really matter as this wine shows it's place beautifully. The head-pruned, own-rooted vines are planted close to the Pacific Ocean at 1,066 ft above sea level on sandy loam and granite soils in the area of San Antonio de las Minas in Ensenada, Baja California. The grapes were harvested by hand towards the end of August, de-stemmed, and then fermented in concrete tinajas. The wine was raised for 3 months in equal parts steel vat and older oak and bottled without fining or filtration and only 10 ppm’s of added SO2. This is the most linear of the Bichi wines, with crunchy dark fruit, ample vibrancy and structure. A wine that will get better with time in the bottle. Decant before serving. 666 cases produced.
Bedrock Wine Co. Zinfandel Old Vine California 2014 - $27.99/bottle
“The 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel is deep, rich and luscious, with plenty of up-front fruit and tons of appeal. More Zinfandel, the 2014 is soft and forward, with expressive red-fleshed fruit, bright acidity and terrific overall balance. The Old Vine is 77% Zinfandel and a generous 23% mixed blacks. Best of all, the Old Vine Zinfandel is a fabulous value.” Rated 91 Points, Vinous/Galloni.
2015 Dr. Konstantin Frank Cabernet Franc Finger Lakes, New York - $24.99/bottle
“While whiffs of bramble, white mushroom and earth are savory on the nose, the palate of this full-bodied Cabernet Franc is bright and fruity. Juicy black-cherry and berry flavors are forward and fresh, marked by crisp acidity and ripe persistent tannins.” WineMag.com
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