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Ancient Peaks Sauvignon Blanc Paso Robles “Santa Margarita Ranch” 2016 – Price $17.99
The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc opens with bright aromas of peach, guava, citrus and wet stone. A round, soft texture envelopes the palate with luscious flavors of pear and tropical fruit, all underlain by a subtle minerality. The roundness yields to raciness on the finish, with pitch-perfect acidity and lingering notes of lime zest. The 2016 Sauvignon Blanc’s balance of full fruit flavors and snappy acidity makes a fine match for fresh oysters, pan-seared scallops, lemon-herb chicken and citrus shrimp tacos.
Stolpman Vineyards Roussanne Estate Bottled Ballard Canyon 2016 – List Price $24.99, Sale Price $19.99
A combination of neon yellow and peachy cream in appearance (do not fear the cloudiness -- it is intentional). Tangerine orange blossom, honey and a continuum of lemon sing all the way through the palate. The toasty oak framework lies underneath the fruit profile, lifting and supporting it. The creamy, zesty texture goes on forever, well beyond a typical white wine finish. Secondary notes of jasmine, tropical guava, green apple, pear, apricot, and Marzipan all emerge in this vivacious, high toned, silky beauty. Blend: 88% Roussanne, 12% Chardonnay.
Señorío de Astobiza Txakoli D.O. Arabako Txakolina Spain 2015 – List Price $23.99, Sale Price $19.99
A delicious fresh vintage of Txakoli from the region of Alava ('Araba' in Basque). This is a blend of the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia (HZZ for short, also known as Petit Courbu in France). Fresh and fizzy, though slightly less so than many other Txakolis. While zippy and bracing, this Txakoli does show a slightly richer texture and rounder, more intense fruit quality, owing as much to its production as to the vineyards' location further inland from the sea.
Gradis’Ciutta Collio Pinot Grigio 2015 – List Price $20.99, Sale Price $18.99
Brilliant straw yellow with reflections tending to a copper color. Delicate and elegant, calling to mind flavors of vegetables, such as tomato leaf; peach and ripe apples. Savoury and gentle, it has balance amidst its power, leaving a pleasing, friendly aftertaste that invites another sip.
Stolpman Vineyards Syrah Estate Grown Ballard Canyon 2016 – List Price $29.99, Sale Price $24.99
Rated 90-92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck – “Made with 50% whole clusters, the 2016 Syrah Estate Grown sports a deep purple/opaque color as well youthful notes of black raspberries, plums, peppery herbs and smoked earth. Ripe, sexy and polished, with terrific tannin quality, it's going to be a charmer to drink in its youth.”
Ridge Geyserville Alexander Valley 2016 – List Price $49.99, Sale Price $39.99
One of California’s all time classic wines. Saturated ruby color. Intense dark berry fruits, gravel earth, black licorice, mint, and exotic spices. Powerful bramble fruit entry, sensuous, well-defined tannins, great depth of flavor, enjoyable lengthy finish.
Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Monte Bello 2015 – List Price $69.99, Sale Price $55.99
Opaque purple in color. Aromas of cassis, anise, and clove spice from barrel aging. Blackberry fruit on entry, fine grain tannins, black olive, and forest floor. A long finish. 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Cabernet Franc.
Indwe Pinotage Coastal Region, South Africa 2015 – List Price $9.99, Sale Price $7.99
Pinotage is a true South African grape variety. Indwe Pinotage is layered with sweet cherry notes, and subtle hints of mocha and vanilla flavors.
Di Giovanna Vurria Nerello Mascalese Rosato Terre Siciliane IGP 2017 – List Price $16.99, Sale Price $14.99
This savory Rosato is made from the native Sicilian Nerello Mascalese grape known for its expressive aromatics and spice. The grapes are hand-picked, destemmed and direct pressed for about 2 hours. Vinification in stainless steel tank, temperature controlled, on the fine lees for 4 months. The Rosato di Nerello Mascalese is pale strawberry in color with fragrant notes of violet, pomegranate and strawberry. It is round and soft in texture, with a mineral and savory finish. This wine pairs wonderfully with shellfish, grilled white fish and pork. Try with sushi or Asian cuisine.
Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu Old Vine Rosé 2017 – List Price $27.99, Sale Price $23.99
Made from old vine Mataro/Mourvedre (75%) and Grenache, this wine extracts the limpid essence of beautiful old fruit and lets it show through nervy and delicious rosé. All lots for the wine were picked at low potential alcohol and whole-cluster pressed, leaving behind the signature faint salmon color. Despite the light color, this feels perhaps the most “Bandol-esque” iteration of this wine we have made – capturing the mix of savory Mataro and spicy and racy Grenache we love so much. This is dangerously drinkable stuff!
Aivalis Winery Agiorgitiko Peloponnese Rosé 2016 – List Price $13.99, Sale Price $10.99
Deep rosé color, with aromas of strawberry, raspberry, melon and mango. Richly fruity with flavors of ripe red fruits accompanied by an invigorating pithy note. Delicious.
Le Rozé de Zaza Côtes du Rhône 2017 – List Price $15.99, Sale Price $12.99
Produced by one of the Rhône Valley’s leading producers, Bosquet des Papes. 60% Cinsault, 20% Grenache, 10% Syrah, 10% Carignan. Intense pink colour with hints of Chinese pearls. Elegant notes of crushed strawberries, gooseberries and blueberries. Round and silky. Aromas of raspberry sauce, strawberry sauce garrigue and red fruit flavors associated with sugar cane. Nice length.
Bichi No Sapiens Baja California, Mexico 2016 – List $26.99, Sale Price $22.99
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.
Folk Machine Valdiguié Redwood Valley 2016 – List Price $23.99, Sale Price $19.99
2016 is markedly better than 2015 in terms of yield. This is also the first year that Folk Machine started to blend some of the younger (10 years old) vines with the old vines. The wine in the bottle is slightly more fleshed out than the 2015 or 2014, but still lean and bright with lots of acid driven tart fruit.
Chateau des Laurets (Puisseguin St.-Emilion) 2015 – List Price $32.99, Sale Price $26.99
A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Ripe, fruity nose, full-bodied with a long, intense finish. The 2015 Les Laurets, Baron Edmond de Rothschild's top Puisseguin St.-Émilion, is terrific. Although it is made in a decidedly jammy, super-ripe style, the Laurets has maintained terrific freshness that gives the wine much of its energy. Crème de cassis, licorice and sweet spices are all pushed forward in this succulent, engaging red.
Love You Bunches Carbonic Sangiovese Santa Barbara County 2016 – List Price $26.99, Sale Price $23.99
A light-bodied wine is meant to be drunk fresh. Enjoy “Love You Bunches” Carbonic Sangiovese right out of the fridge! The nose somehow combines bright and fresh cran-raspberry tartness with inviting lushness and depth. Boysenberry and red currants explode in the mouth. Dry with racy acidity, to the point even a hint of lemon-lime shows up on the finish – the wine is serious enough to be pondered, yet utterly gulpable!
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