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It's 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!
 

Pierre-Marie Chermette "Griottes" Beaujolais Rosé Primeur 2018 - 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)
 
Pierre Chermette Beaujolais "Griottes" 2018 - The Best Beaujolais Nouveau is Here! Pierre-Marie Chermette's Primeur from Domaine du Vissoux is a Beaujolais enjoyed in France in the finest cafés and bistros - this is not the stuff end-capped at the local grocery or chain store. Sustainably farmed in his low yielding vineyards, hand picked and sorted fruit fermented with indigenous yeasts and bottled unfiltered, this fresh wine is bursting with ripe red berry fruit, spice and gentle tannins. This is Nouveau on a whole different level in terms of quality and taste - at about the same price as the mass produced stuff. We can't imagine a holiday dinner without this wine on the table. Very versatile with food pairing including turkey with all the trimmings, duck, ham, pork tenderloin, prime rib and full flavored fish dishes. ($15.99)
 
Pierre Chermette Beaujolais "Origine" Vieilles Vignes 2018; 1.5 Liter Magnum - This magnum bottle will look (and taste) quite impressive on your holiday table! Every bit the quality level of Pierre-Marie Chermette's Nouveau, and then some, and the first to produce Nouveau from old vines. Hand picked fruit from his 35-85 year old vine sustainably farmed vineyards, aged one month in neutral oak and bottled unfiltered to retain all the fruit and complexity of the grapes. Surprisingly full and ripe with red & black fruit, bright tannins, violet notes and a touch of dark spice. Pairs well with oven roasted birds as well as roasted pork, rib roasts or spicy seared tuna. ($39.99/magnum bottle)
 

Sake!

 

 

Check out our new Sake selections and discover the unique flavors of the different classifications!

 

 


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 dishes.   
 

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 or scallops.
 

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 gruyere. 
 

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 eggplant parmesan.
 

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 grilled meats.

 

 

ITBlessed wine glasses now in stock!

 

 

 

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 www.itbinsider.com.

 

 

 

 

 

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 notes. ($23.99)
 

 

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 Executioner?’

 

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. ($29.99)

  

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This page was updated last on 11/22/18