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Beaujolais Nouveau Season!
Both the 'Griottes'
Nouveau and Rosé
are available at the bar by the glass
Fresh, fruity and food friendly - always
one of our favorite wines for Thanksgiving!
- Most of our Rosé wines are sold out until next vintage,
so this beautiful Beaujolais arrived just in time for the holidays!
Chermette was among the first in the region to practice sustainable farming
techniques and the extra labor and expense show in every bottle. This is a
delightful Rosé with light floral and red berry aromas, ripe round
strawberry and cherry fruit with a touch of spice and crisp acidity on the
long finish. An excellent selection for your Thanksgiving table, and will
pair nicely with everything from fish to fowl; but alas, only a few cases
are left to be had. We will also pour it at the bar while it lasts. ($15.99)
Check out our new Sake selections and discover
the unique flavors of the different
New From Italy!
Massone “Masera” Gavi 2016; Gavi, Piedmont, Italy ($15.99) - This
beautiful property stands within the township of Capriata d'Orba,
near the township of Gavi. It's small 10 hectares of vineyards
are planted exclusively with Cortese for the production of Gavi.
This delicious white is both soft and crisp with a pleasant
stony minerality, notes of apple and pear and a lovely,
lingering, refreshing finish. Great with pesto pasta or seafood
Pievalta Verdicchio Classico Superiore 2015; Castelli di Jesti,
Marches, Italy ($16.99) - Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi
boasts a microclimate well suited for lighter and fresher
Verdicchio expression. Clay and limestone amplify minerality and
freshness of fruit character. This wine is fresh and bright,
with citrus and mineral notes, yet with a much rounder,
weightier mouthfeel. It would be the perfect pairing to ceviche
San Lorenzo Pecorino 2017; Colli Aprutini, Abruzzo, Italy ($16.99)
- According to local legend, Pecorino gets its name from the
sheep (pecora) who would snack on the grapes in the vineyards.
This wine has a nose with hints of green apple, pear and honey.
On the palate, it’s bright and lemony with nervy mineral
background due to clay/limestone soils. Fish with lemon and
butter will make this wine sing!
G.D. Vajra “Rosabella” Rosato 2017; Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
($21.99) - GD Vajra's estate is currently in their 4th
generation, and have a knack for making delicious, affordable
wines from the Barolo region. Rosabella is comprised of
Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera. Their rosé is softly pressed, with
just a few hours of skin contact. The palate is savoury and
tannic, with bright red fruit, pomegranate, and orange peel.
This is serious rosé and can easily be paired with ham and
Sterparo Primitivo 2016; Basilicata, Italy ($14.99) - Primitivo
takes on a different personality coming from Basilicata, where
volcanic soils lead to a softer tannin and higher acidity than
those from Puglia. This Primitivo is bright and spicy, with
touches of sweet fruit at first but finishing dry and peppery.
Perfect for steak off the grill or rich red sauces.
Valerio Piemonte Rosso 2014; Piedmont, Italy ($11.99) - The
Piedmont is known for their Nebbiolo based blends, and Valerio
hits it out of the park. It is a blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera,
Freisa and Syrah. It has a fairly meaty nose, with hints of
black fruit and earth. The palate is fleshy yet bright, with a
nice structure and balanced acidity. Perfect for pizza or
Raína Montefalco Sangrantino 2013; Umbria, Italy ($34.99) - As
most Sagrantino di Montefalcos are deep, dark, dense and
extracted, this beast of a wine spends one year in barrique, one
in stainless and one in bottle. It shows dark cherry fruit with
bits of salty leather. It is dense and dusty with puckery
tannins, robust but elegant. Think aged hard cheeses and gamy
ITBlessed wine glasses now in
Seaboard Wine is ITB's exclusive retailer for
the soon to be famous ITBlessed wine glasses! $15/glass or 2 for
$25. More stylish ITB keepsakes available at
The Ultimate Attorney
Gift from Shinas Estate!
Shinas Estate is situated in the
northwest region of Victoria. This region is known for
its Mediterranean-like climate, classic wines and great
food. The first vines were planted in the region in 1886
and by 1898 vine planting commenced on the estate. With
eight generations of grape growing and wine producing
experience, as well as George Shinas' passion for
perfection, he draws on time honored traditions to
produce premium hand crafted wine.
Who is this George Shinas character? None
other than your standard night court judge by evening
and winemaker turned partying rockstar by day/weekend.
The honorable George Shinas is truly the international
man of mystery especially when partnered with his
dynamic duo brethren and de facto winemaker, Stephen
Black of Small Gully.
The wines are available separately or
all three together in a black 3
bottle gift tote for $74.99!
Shinas Estate "The Guilty" Shiraz 2016
- This estate bottled Shiraz started from a single
vineyard that's first plantings date back to 1898 and it
has the concentration and power to prove it. The Guilty
is a monstrous, intense Shiraz that will fool nobody for
Hermitage. That said, it has quickly developed a cult
following across the country that even Chave would be
jealous of. Average vine age 55 years; aged 20 months in
neutral French barrique. - Winemaker notes. ($23.99)
Shinas Estate "The Verdict" Cabernet
2014 - This has a dark plum color with a
slight crimson hue. It showcases aromas of ripe
blackberries, vanilla and dark chocolate leading into a
palate packed with riveting flavors of black cherry, red
plums, and ripe strawberries. With a solid-built frame
of tannin and crisp acid, the wine manages to find
balance with the equitable amount of plush texture. Aged
24 months in French and American barrique. - Winemaker
Shinas Estate "The Executioner"
Shiraz/Cabernet/Viognier 2015 - ‘Executioner’ is the
Judge’s take on a ‘reserve’ wine. This is the fourth
release of this hedonistic concoction. Made up of the
oldest Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon plantings on the
estate vineyard with a splash of Viognier. This is
power, pure power. A wine of awesome splendor that is
sure to please the palates of even the most discerning
consumer. As the Judge has said, “it’s not for the
fainthearted and if you drink a bottle of the
Executioner and drive, you will surely come before the
Judge.” Who needs ‘The Prisoner’ when you have ‘The
The color is opaque and burgundy to brick
red, suggesting a lot of extraction and a little
maturity in barrel. The nose suggests softness and
richness, with a loamy herbal aromas that developed into
dark berries and mocha. The palate shows red
cherry/berry fruit and a nice hit of spice. The weight
of the wine is thick without being heavy. 55% Shiraz -
43% Cabernet Sauvignon - 2% Viognier; aged 33 months in
seasoned French & American barriques. - Winemaker notes.