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|R. Dumont Brut Tradition NV; Champignol-Les-Mondeville, Champagne, France - This great value grower Champagne is built from a blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay. Boasts a voluptuous, mouth-filling texture and aromas of Kiwi, green apple, biscuit and hazelnuts. Finishes clean and fresh with notes of citrus and green apple with fine, persistent bubbles. A pleasant surprise in a market flooded with overpriced “brand name” Champagnes.||$38.99||$29.24|
|Charles Orban Blanc de Noirs Brut NV; Troissy, Champagne, France - This Champagne is composed of half each Meunier and Pinot Noir from vineyards in and around Troissy in the western Valley of the Marne. The Orban has a straw gold color and a generous nose of fresh baked baguette and classy black cherry fruit. The wine has a very fine mousse and supple texture and a big flavorful impression on the palate.||$45.99||$34.49|
|Rondeau Bugey-Cerdon Rosé NV ; Bugey, France - Bugey, one of the most obscure wine regions in France, uses a technique appropriately named “methode ancestrale.” Similar to the champagne method, this produces fruit-driven grapey wines with alcohol hovering around 8%, and with a fair amount of residual sugar. This berry-scented bubbly is very refreshing and is great as an aperitif!||$25.99||$19.49|
|Antech Cuvée Francoise Crémant de Limoux Brut NV; Limoux, France - It is composed of 90% Mauzac, 5% Chenin Blanc and 5% Chardonnay. All harvesting is done by hand, fermentation takes place in stainless steel, and the wine undergoes a 12 month elevage on the lees a la méthode traditionelle for 12 months before being disgorged. This fresh bubbly is the perfect way to start off the evening's festivities.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Mirabello Prosecco Brut; Veneto, Italy - This prosecco is a classic bubbly hailing from Veneto, with light aromas of citrus, stone fruit, and apple skin. On the palate, the bubble is rather frothy, finishing with a refreshing level of acidity. Delicate and lively, the finish is fresh and bright, making it the perfect aperitif to light hors d'oeuvres.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Garuti 'Malandrino' Lambrusco di Modena Secco; Emilia-Romagna, Italy - A equal blend of Sorbara and Salamino- this is classic dry Lambrusco with an intense ruby red color and purple foam. Notes of cherry, cocoa and tea on the nose lead into a mouthful of dark fruit backed by acidity and salinity. The perfect mate for holiday dinners or give it a try with charcuterie.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Enza Prosecco; Treviso, Italy - The Enza Prosecco Extra Dry drinks much drier than one would expect. The nose shows plenty of both apple and pear backed by just a touch of honeysuckle. It is fruity without being sweet, perfect for quaffing, but would also work with an array of finger foods. Hint: this is PARTY wine and exceptional value for quality Prosecco.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Mirabello Pinot Grigio Brut Rosé; Italy - A lovely affordable option for sparkling rosé. Extended skin contact gives this sparkling wine it's light salmon color. A lively rosé fizz with delicate aromas of red berries and a palate of lush, summer fruits. Complex yet elegant, this wine is the perfect sipper on its own or with light hors d'oeuvres.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Cornalè Lambrusco IGT; Lombardy, Italy - The province of Mantova is located in Lombardy and the only region outside of Emilia-Romagna that produces Lambrusco. If you are looking for something with a hint of residual sugar, but would complement salty snacks- Stop here! Buy me! Drink me! You'll love me!||$9.99||$7.49|
|Dibon Cava Brut Rosé; Penedès, Spain - Strawberry fruits and a heavenly round finish make this a tremendous value, and wonderful introduction to the beauty a brut rosé can express. Great WITH appetizers or AS the appetizer.||$13.99||$10.49|
Dibon Cava Brut Reserva; Penedes, Spain -
This classic blend of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada is
fresh and lively with persistent bubbles, and it's one of the best values in Cava on the
market. Very aromatic with bread dough, minerals, spice & apple
notes, it shows the complexity of more expensive Cava without
sacrificing quality. A great alternative when you want the weight and
flavors of Champagne at a modest price.
Light and Crisp Whites
|Vetriccie Île de Beauté Blanc; Corsica, France - A blend of 50% Vermentino and 50% Chardonnay. It has a bright, fruity nose of lemon and candied orange peel, with pleasant acidity and a nice, mellow finish. This wine would be lovely as an aperitif for the holidays or would pair well with a cranberry and goat cheese topped salad.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Réserve des Vignerons Saumur; Loire Valley, France - This Chenin Blanc comes from the region of Saumur in the Loire Valley of France. The rolling hills of Saumur yield fruit which crafts wonderfully balanced wines filled with peach and citrus flavors accented with a kiss of zesty minerals and ripe melons. A very versatile wine. A crowd pleasing wine that pairs well with salads, seafood or chicken dishes.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Domaine Houchart Blanc; Côtes de Provence, France - The Quiot family has brought another gem with this blend of Clairette and Vermentino, which refreshes the palate with flavors and aromas of white peach and citrus. Hints of tropical fruit linger on the finish, which shows considerable weight and depth balanced by fresh citrus acidity.||$13.99||$10.49|
A blend of 100% Sauvignon Blanc from vineyards in Sancerre, Pouilly Fumé and Menetou Salon, this white shows piercing lime and mineral fruit aromas with crisp pink grapefruit and delicate herbal notes. An elegant party wine to enjoy with light hors d’oeuvres, cheeses and finger foods!
|Laurent Miquel Chardonnay; Languedoc, France - We have been really impressed with the quality of 8th generation winemaker, Laurent Miquel's varietal line. For an everyday unoaked chardonnay, it is varietally correct showing bright orchard fruits while displaying plenty of lip-smacking acidity. Simple dishes of roasted poultry or even a cool salad of roasted vegetables dressed in a simple vinaigrette.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Balnea Verdejo; Rueda, Spain - This lovely white comes from 25 year old vines in the high altitude town of La Seca.Pretty and floral in the nose with high-tones of lemon and lime in the mouth. Quite dry and firm in the finish with a good cut of acid.Enjoy this with spicy shrimp, fish tacos, or anything featuring a good dose of extra virgin olive oil and garlic!||$13.99||$10.49|
|Messias 'Santola' Vinho Verde ; Minho, Portugal - This is the best selling Vinho Verde the shop has ever carried, and for good reason. It's harmonious and pure with a lively spritz. Refreshing and clean, it's great by itself or paired with shellfish, lighter pastas, paella, or sauteed trout.||$8.99||$6.74|
|Forchir "Lamis" Pinot Grigio; Friuli, Italy - Gianfranco Bianchini and Enzo Deana, the owners of Forchir, make terroir-driven wines, and this Pinot Grigio shows off Friuli’s terroir quite well. The grapes used in ‘Lamis’ grow in chalky, alluvial soil, producing a crisp, lean and minerally wine. The wine is fairly full-bodied but dry, with an almond-filled finish. Try with hors d’oeuvres or fish dishes.||$17.99||$13.49|
Massone “Masera” Gavi; Gavi, Piedmont, Italy - 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.
|Fornas Pinot Grigio; Venice, Italy - A wine that offers a little more than your average Pinot Grigio. Made by the Bidoli family, it offers an exceptional price to quality ratio. It shows plenty of ripe apple and melon- mouth filling without being heavy. A great party wine to work with many foods, including hot crab dip (think creamy) or hummus (think citrus).||$11.99||$8.99|
|Mannara Pinot Grigio / Grillo Blend; Sicily, Italy - Mannara Pinot Grigio from the island of Sicily is produced with the mix of the local Grillo variety, which makes this white richer and fuller than most Pinot Grigio. A wonderfully aromatic nose leeps from the glass with hints of tropical fruit, while the palate retains the intense fruit notes with a background of citrus acidity in this unique and enjoyable white.||$9.99||$7.49|
|Traviata Pinot Grigio; Primorska, Slovenia - Traviata hails from the Collio region of Slovenia. Fermented totally in stainless steel, this Pinot Grigio offers an aromatic bouquet of pear, grapefruit, cinnamon and pineapple. With a heavier mouthfeel on the mid palate, the wine retains a crisp, clean, high acid finish. An ideal pairing to grilled fish with garlic and thyme.||$9.99||$7.49|
|Dr. Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling 2015; Finger Lakes, NY - Dr. Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution,” a movement that forever changed the course of winegrowing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Passed down to the third generation of Frank's, Fredrick has made a wonderful dry. Ripe with citrusy fruit and balanced acidity, this wine will clue you in to how great New York wines can and will be.||$18.99||$14.24|
|Sean Minor Sauvignon Blanc; California - A classic example of domestic Sauvignon with bright citrus fruit, a round mid-palate and a clean fresh finish. Shows some nice weight and complexity; very food friendly.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Douglass Hill Sauvignon Blanc; California - Douglass Hill's Sauvignon Blanc features fresh citrus aromas and flavors, with moderate acidity to make for an easy drinking wine. This simple and delicious wine should be drunk with lighter seafood, salads or on its own.||$6.99||$5.24|
|Santa Alba Sauvignon Blanc; Curicó Valley, Chile - For an entry level sauvignon blanc, this stuff rocks! It shows plenty of citrus fruit both grapefruit and lemon with none of the greenness that one would expect at this price point. It's clean and simple, great on its own or it would be great with fried seafood or grilled shrimp with mango salsa.||$7.99||$5.99|
|Santa Alba Chardonnay; Curicó Valley, Chile - This inexpensive chardonnay has some sturdy bones. It see no oak, but shows plenty of fruit, pear and baked apple with a touch of marzipan. It is balanced with acid with out being overly zesty. A great choice if your looking for wine with a little weight without being oaked.||$7.99||$5.99|
|Sombras de Sol Sauvignon Blanc; Colchagua Valley, Chile - As long as these great values keep coming out of South America, we'll keep on bringing them to you. In this fresh Sauvignon Blanc bracing citrus aromas fraternize with notes of pineapple and fresh cut grass. The palate is dry, zesty and fresh with a mouth-watering bite of citrusy grapefruit on the finish. Ideal for everyday sipping or pair with light seafood or salads.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Ponga Sauvignon Blanc; Marlborough, New Zealand - Made by the Scott family, this is a classically styled New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc generous with fresh aromas of orange blossom, tangerine, and pink grapefruit lead to a zippy, crisp, mouthful of melon and citrus fruit with just a touch of fresh cut grass. Cheerful indeed!||$13.99||$10.49|
|Beyond Sauvignon Blanc; Western Cape, South Africa - This winery has a knack for developing very focused, cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc. Their "Beyond" offering shows great promise with bold citrus notes and juicy flavors covering the range from citrus to tropical. It's impeccably balanced and wonderfully pure with a restrained finish. Pair this knock-out with sauteed trout, shellfish, or spicy Asian cuisine.||$12.99||$9.74|
Sauvignon Blanc; Western Cape, South Africa - "A crowd pleaser,
this easy drinking Sauvignon Blanc displays appealing citrus and tropical fruit
aromas that lead to a fresh, invigorating palate of pineapple, lemon-lime, mango
and green fig. Backed by a solid acidity, herbal undertones shine through on the
mineral-tinged finish." - Winemaker notes
Alternative Whites and Blends
|Montalegre Classico Branco; Tras-Os-Montes, Portugal - Tras-Os-Montes is a DOC region in the NE corner of Portugal, incidentally also the driest region in Portugal. This white blend from Montalegre is both fruity and floral at the same time, with notes of gardenia, melon and citrus. The palate is juicy with pure, succinct fruit, and finishes dry and weighty, with slight notes of lemon and lime. Try with traditional Portuguese bacalhau.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Pássaros Alvarinho/Loureiro; Vinho Verde, Portugal - This is a blend of Alvarinho (also known as Albarino) and Loureiro, which characteristically adds weight and plushness. A pretty nose amplified by Chamomile, white flowers and tangerine, rolling into a mouthful of tree fruit and crisp acidity. A fantastic first course wine - imagine a salad with goat cheese and pumpkins seeds.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Aromas das Castas; Vinho Verde, Portugal - Aromas of tangerine, orange blossom and apricot, with fruitiness matched by crisp acidity and a slight effervescence. On the palate the wine shows elegance, a round mouthfeel and thirst quenching finish.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Quinta do Vale Branco; Dão, Portugal - This white blend is compromised of 40% malvasia Fina, 40% Bical and 20% Encruzado. Bright on the nose, it appears much weightier in the mouth. Apricot, peach meets balanced by a squirt of lemon. Another steal from Portugal!||$9.99||$7.49|
|Pouco-Comum Alvarinho; Minho, Portugal - A richer, riper style of Alvarhino showing even a slightly darker hue in the glass. Loaded with apricot, peach and tangerine with the faintest bit of white flower- the palate explodes into weighty tree fruit backed by touches of lemon. This seems to have the weight and acid to work with tuna, fatty tuna or even oily fish like salmon.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Altos de Torona Albariño; Rias Baixas, Spain - Rias Baixas, located North of the border with Spain, is the most prestigious home for the unique Albariño varietal. This wine has almost a straw yellow/green color, with the primary aromas of apple and stone. It is fairly rich on the palate, yet with a firm backbone of acidity, making it an ideal pairing to seafood.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Mi Villa Blanco; Rioja, Spain - One of our best values in Spanish whites, the Mi Villa blanco is a crisp, fresh blend of Viura, Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo from Rioja. Its refreshing palate offers hints of lime and melon fruit. A wonderful wine to enjoy with light seafood dishes, soft cheeses or simply as an aperitif.||$12.99||$9.74|
Tondi Zibibbo Secco 2017; Sicily, Italy
What a refreshing and pretty wine with notes of orange peel, tangerine and rose water. The varietal Zibibbo is also known as Muscat of Alexandria in France, highly perfumed and earning fame within dessert wines of Sicily. This is quite dry but still expressive. It would partner well with fusion cuisine or spicy shellfish dishes.
|Ferreri & Bianco Catarratto 2017; Sicily, Italy - Catarratto is a white Italian grape varietal native to Sicily. This lovely white shows a mineral driven nose with lemon, flint, and apple skins. There are hints of white pepper on the palate, with a bit of salinity on the finish. This wine would be fantastic with baked trout with thyme and veggie cous cous.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Fratelli Povero Roero Arneis 2017; Piedmont, Italy - From a single vineyard called 'Terre del Conte', this Arneis is fresh and persistent with hints of green apple and apricot that finish with the classic element of almonds. A great wine as an aperitif but would work well with cream based sauces and soups.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Le Calcinaie Vernaccia di San Gimignano 2017; Tuscany, Italy - This famous white wine is produced in and around the Italian hill town of San Gimignano in Tuscany. Since the Renaissance it has been considered one of Italy's finest white wines. It has intense aromas of green apple and white flowers followed by a fresh and quite soft mouth-feel. A great pairing with lighter vegetable dishes or white fishes.||$18.99||$14.24|
|Parpinello Ala Blanca Vermentino; Sardinia, Italy - A gorgeous expression of Vermentino, a grape that the Italians have grown quite fond of, particularly in Sardinia. The aromatics are floral with whtie peach. Broad across the palate with plenty of acid- white meats and fatty fishes.||$16.99||$12.74|
|Tintero Arneis; Langhe, Piedmont, Italy - Arneis in the local dialect means "little rascal". Pretty floral aromatics, ripe pear, mineral/limestone notes and a hint of almond on the finish. Fresh, lively and crisp. Pairs well with light cream sauces, soft cheeses and fish dishes.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Routas Viognier; Vin du Pays du Var, France - Viognier is one of France's most unique varietals offering a medium bodied wine with a lovely floral nose and flavors of stonefruit and honey.Routas' Viognier is blended with a touch of Chardonnay and is fermented in stainless steel with no malolactic fermentation. We love the weight and acid in this wine for cool fall nights with heavier meals. Pair with brie and mixed nuts as an aperitif, and follow with roasted chicken and vegetables for dinner.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Chapelle du Bastion Picpoul de Pinet 2017; Languedoc, France - Picpoul, the preferred white wine of the otherwise red-dominated Languedoc region, is the bottle you reach for when you want something simple, satisfying, and refreshing. It offers charm without being fussy. Think cold green apple slices, melon, and peach with a ting of sea breeze. Chill and drink as an aperitif or with raw oysters.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc; Bordeaux, France - Dubourdieu’s white Graves is made primarily from Semillon, a more ample grape that the other staple of the region, Sauvignon Blanc. The château’s gravelly soil produces an elegant, clean wine with aromas of honey and peaches accented with delicate almond notes. Rich on the palate , yet crisp and dry on the finish. Try with poached salmon.||$22.99||$17.24|
|Domaine Paul Blanck Pinot Blanc; Alsace, France - Paul Blanck's Pinot Blanc shows lovely aromas of peach and nectarine. The wine's natural acidity gives the slightest hint of effervesence on the palate, with accents of honeycomb and beeswax. A pop of lemony citrus on the finish is balanced with a stony minerality. Try with a chicken tandoori.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Vansha White; Western Cape, South Africa - This blend of 48% Sauvignon Blanc, 32% Chenin Blanc and 20% Viognier (which is barrel fermented) is bright but also soft and round in the mouth. An upfront, tropical array of pineapple, pear and grapefruit rind with hints of lavender spice is complimented by a creamy midpalate with notes of white peach lingering on the finish. A great party/front porch wine!||$13.99||$10.49|
|Boekenhoutskloof 'Wolf Trap White' ; South Africa -||$11.99||$8.24|
|Indaba Chenin Blanc; South Africa - Chenin Blanc, also referred to as Steen in the local South African dialect, combines rich, pure fruit with elegant structure and succinct mineral tones. This particular Chenin is a juicy offering with supple orchard fruit, refreshing citrus, and delicate spice. Pair with salads or sautéed fish.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Villa Wolf Pinot Gris; Pfalz, Germany - Crisp and refreshing with just a hint of ripe pear and white peach on the round finish. Nice spice notes and just enough acidity make this a refreshing warm weather sipper.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Selbach Incline Riesling Qba; Mosel, Germany - "Vinified in stainless steel, with just a hint of residual sugar, this wine vividly represents all that Mosel wine should be -- Fruity with vibrant acidity, clarity, and precision; all highlighted by intense slate-driven minerality. As an introduction to what one can glean from great Mosel wine, Selbach's 'Incline' is incredible." -Importer's Notes||$12.99||$9.74|
|Tikveš Rkaciteli; Macedonia - Macedonia is a mountainous, landlocked country in southeast Europe with a long history of wine production. Rkaciteli, also known as Rkastelli dates back to 3000 BC. A complex nose of orange blossom, jasmine, white peach and apples.leads into a palate of pineapple, fennel, papaya, marzipan and apricot. With wonderfully zingy acidity, it would be an ideal pair for any sort of Asian cuisine.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Evolúció Furmint Tokaj; Hungary - We normally think of Tokay Furmint as the base of the famous sweet wines of Hungary. This is fermented completely dry leaving lovely notes of apricot, green apple and touch of citrus. It shows wonderful minerality and succinct acidity. This would do well the light salads with seafood or roasted chicken.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Steininger Grünschnabel Grüner Veltliner; Kamptal, Austria - We liked this wine so much we bought the entire U.S. allocation, so the only other place you can find it is in Langenlois, Austria. Very spicy, floral aromas with white peppery spice, juicy lime/citrus fruit and a firm prickly finish. This is a classic style Grüner that will complement fleshy grilled fish, briny shellfish, fried chicken and of course, schnitzel! It's so good, I named my dog after it!||$14.99||$11.24|
|Trivento Reserve Torrontes; Mendoza, Argentina - This is a classic representaion of Torrontes, Argentina's famous white wine grape. It shows perfumed white flower, both gardenia and jasmine on the nose but is deceivingly drier on the palate than the nose indicates. It is crisp and citrusy on the finish making it an ideal pair with spicier fusion cuisines, even garlic laden dishes.||$13.99||$10.49|
For a varietal that can be tricky, this wine is beautifully balanced with penetrating honeysuckle/floral aromas lush tropical fruit and a soft round finish. Try it with mild creamy cheeses and fresh salads.
Rich and Elegant Whites
|Collovray Terrier "Deux Roches" Saint-Veran Tradition; Burgundy, France - Childhood friends, Jean Luc Terrier and Christian Collovray split the responsibilities of running Deux Roches, one tends the vines, the other works in the cellar. Stainless steel fermented and then raised in a mix of stainless and older oak barrels. Malolactic fermentation and lees stirring add richness and complexity. Pretty floral aromas with ripe pear, apple and peach notes, balanced with round oak fresh acidity and a long floral finish. Pairs well with poultry, firm fishes and goat cheeses.||$22.99||$17.24|
|Collovray Terrier "Deux Roches" Pouilly Fuisse Vieilles Vignes; Burgundy, France||$32.99||$24.74|
|Vins Auvigue Saint-Véran; Burgundy, France - This Chardonnay hails from Saint-Veran, one of the newer appellations in Burgundy. The Auvigue family has been making wine in Burgundy for generations, and sources their fruit from top growers in the Saint-Véran region. This wine is succinct, with a chalky, mineral nose and hints of pear. The palate is rounder, yet has lemony acidity on the finish. Perfect for a chicken and white bean soup.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Chateau de Pizay Beaujolais Blanc, Burgundy, France - Beaujolais may be better known for fruity Gamay-based reds, but whites from the area offer one of the cleanest expression of Chardonnay around. This gem from Chateau de Pizay shows a clean, plump nose of apple and pear and plenty of citrus flavors. Zesty acidity makes the crisp finish even more impressionable. Delicious with mild cheeses, quiche, roasted chicken and sautéed fish dishes.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Terre Brûlée Chenin Blanc; Swartland, South Africa - This wine gets its name from the French translation of "Swartland.” And just like the name, the wine itself is a wonderfully French-style expression of South African terrior. Intense floral aromas accompanied with tropical mango and fresh-baked pie and a rich round palate.||$17.99||$13.49|
|DMZ Chardonnay; Stellenbosch, South Africa - This medium-bodied Chardonnay revives your mouth with almond and vanilla on the nose and a crisp palate. Tropical fruits skip across the tongue while a light oak treatment lends the wine character. While this wine would be fantastic accompanying lemony chicken for dinner tonight, it will also evolve wonderfully over the next few years.||$16.99||$12.74|
|Pedra Cancela Branco; Portugal - This is blend of Cercial and Encruzado from the Dão region of Portugal. Medium to full bodied white with a tropical nose with underlying notes of peach and melon. It is rich and slightly reminiscent of white wine from the southern Rhone in France. Pork loin with roasted root vegetables would be a wonderful compliment.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Santa Alba Reserve Chardonnay; Maule Valley, Chile - A real steal for those looking for the "classic" Chardonnay profile. It has a ripe tropical nose that carries plenty of fruit onto the palate, rolled into a round mouth feel with buttery and oaked notes. Very drinkable with or without food. Try with bbq chicken, sweet peas and rice pilaf.||$11.99||$8.99|
|St. Kilda Chardonnay; Australia - Talk about bang for the buck, St. Kilda offers a roller coaster ride of fresh melon, ripe peach, and lemony citrus flavors. A great example of a no-nonsense wine, this easy-drinking white is delicious on a warm summer day, but pairs well with creamy pasta dishes and roasted chicken.||$9.99||$7.49|
|L'Oliveto Chardonnay; Russian River Valley, CA - Sourced primarily from Bazzano Vineyards in the Russian River Valley, along with one of the valley's oldest vineyards just off Olivet Road. 100% barrel fermented in new and neutral oak with extended lees stirring, it offers up rich complexity and balance with surprising elegance for the price.||$19.99||$14.99|
|Willowbrook Chardonnay; Carneros, CA - Toasted oak, creamy butterscotch, apple fritters, and even some subtle tropical fruits and long lingering finish. A blend from different top growers across the varied microclimates of the region to create a comprehensive expression of Carneros. And at a great value! Drinks just like their big name competitors that cost double the price.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Broadside 'Wild Ferment' Chardonnay; Central Coast, CA - A refreshing take on California Chardonnay! Native yeast fermentation and aged on the lees, it shows a highly aromatic, perfumed side of Central Coast Chard. It sees a natural malolactic fermentation- just slightly round in the mouth. It's like a beautiful girl, no make up but a touch of lip gloss. Just pretty, unoaked and simply refreshing.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay; Sonoma County, CA - The Overlook Chardonnay has been fermented with native yeast and aged 10 month in French oak. It has a golden hue with complex aromas of toast, honeydew and citrus. It is texturally rich from lees stirring. It would pair well with whole roasted chicken rubbed with rosemary and lemon zest or butternut squash ravioli.||$21.99||$16.49|
|Grayson Cellars Chardonnay; California - Grayson Chardonnay is classic California Chardonnay without being too overdone. It shows a nose of vanilla, apple, and toasty biscuit. It shows balanced acidity, with a medium bodied palette, showing hints of crème brulée. Try this Chardonnay with veggie couscous and swordfish||$12.99||$9.74|
|Carson Scott Chardonnay; California - Carson Scott's Chardonnay boasts a rich nose of toasted oak, butterscotch, vanilla with a hint of buttery popcorn. It is a full bodied wine, soft and smooth, with tropical fruit on the palette. There is enough acid on the finish to ensure that it is dry. This wine would be a fantastic pairing to herb roasted chicken.||$11.99||$8.99|
|Joseph Carr 'Josh' Chardonnay; California - Ripe Citrus summer fruit, peach, pear, aligned with a touch of vanilla and smoke, partially barrel fermented. This classic North Coast Vineyards Chardonnay offers inviting stone fruit aromas, accented by notes of tropical fruit. This is a winner for anyone looking a buttery, oaky chardonnay.||$13.99||$10.49|
Douglass Hill Chardonnay; California - Fresh and lively with ripe orchard fruit flavors accented by tropical notes and a hint of creaminess on the palate, this great value is nicely offset by a touch of minerality on the crisp finish, a characteristic usually reserved for more expensive wines.
Montpellier Chardonnay; California - Here's an excellent wine perfect for parties, barbecues and everyday enjoyment. Lush and full with nice tropical notes, a hint of oak and a clean finish. A solid value from California!
|Laurent Miquel Rosé 2017; Languedoc, France - Made from 80% Cinsault and 20% Syrah, it epitomizes classic southern French rosé. Strawberry leads into blueberry, it persists with a brightness on the palate. Hints of mineral and stone on the finish make this the perfect quaffer for the deck in summer.||$12.99||$9.74|
“île de Beauté” Rosé 2017; Corsica, France -
Nielluccio (thought to be a clone of Sangiovese), Sciaccarellu (indigenous to Corsica), Grenache and Merlot make up the blend on this zesty Corsican Rose. Aromas of white flower and candied ginger and orange match the wine's bright acidity and clean, dry finish. With a touch of strawberry on the finish, this is an absolute must for a summer porch sipper.
|Sierra Cantabria Rose 2017; Rioja, Spain - This “Rosé” is made in the Clairette style, where fermentation occurs with the grape skins rather than removing them, and while Rosés are usually all red grapes, Clairettes have a large percentage of white grapes. In this case Viura, Garnacha and Tempranillo make a Rosé with aromas of red berries & a hint of anise with a persistent finish. Delicious with cheese and charcuterie or steamed shellfish.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Pedra Cancela Rose 2017; Dão, Portugal - This refreshing, dry rosé is from one of our favorite Portuguese producers, Pedra Cancela. Aromas of watermelon, fresh strawberry and raspberry pop out of the glass yet is balanced by a minerally dry finish. With extended skin contact, this rosé is rich and unctuous, with a touch of soft tannins and a bright, acidic finish. Enjoy on its own or with swordfish off the grill.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Vallevo Rosato 2017; Terre do Chieti, Italy - Vallevo's rosato is made from 100% Merlot and offers a fantastic value rose for the summer. It has aromas of black plum, fresh figs and macerated strawberries, while the palate is soft and rich. The long finish on this would make it a great pairing for lamb meatballs with a hint of spice.||$9.99||$7.49|
|DMZ Cabernet Rose 2017; Stellenbosch, South Africa - DMZ is De Morgenzon’s value label, where the objective is to produce classic, elegant, well-balanced wines which over-deliver in terms of quality for price. This crowd-pleasing rosé displays alluring aromas and juicy flavors of pomegranate, watermelon and strawberries, accented with delicate floral and spice hints.||$10.99||$8.24|
Light and Fresh Reds
|Bouchard Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir; Côte-d’Or, Burgundy, France - Bouchard is one of the oldest estates in Burgundy, dating back to 1731. Bright red fruits, cherry and raspberry jump out of the glass, but unlike many of the fruit forward 2015s, the fruit is tame on the palate. This is an acid lover's wine with super soft tannins and a hint of earthiness. Try with herb roasted chicken or pork tenderloin||$24.99||$18.74|
Prieuré Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir 2017; Savigny-les-Beaune, France
Clives Coates once said that if Burgundy doesn't smell like barnyard, then it's not Burgundy. The nose shows plenty of barnyard balanced by cranberry and sour cherry. On the palate, it is high acid with cranberry and pomegranate with a finish reminiscent of lead pencil/gravel. We haven't come across a Bourgogne Rouge this fairly priced in several years.
|Cave de Saumur 'Les Pouches'; Saumur, Loire Valley, France - The Cave de Saumur was the first cooperative launched in the Loire Valley. This wine is 100% Cabernet Franc and is from the small DO of Saumur. With aromas of violet and red fruit, there is a touch of earth on the palate followed by soft tannins. This would be perfect with a pork rillettes or a rustic country paté.||$16.99||$12.74|
|Quinta do Vale Tinto; Dão, Portugal - This is a new staff favorite and the lightest red in our Portuguese section. A blend of Tinta Roriz, Alfrocheiro and Jaen- the latter also known as Mencia is a lighter style red grape. The nose is bright and fresh while the palate is plummy and round and ever so light in the mouth. IF you are looking for Beaujolais-esque red- this is it and so affordable!||$9.99||$7.49|
|Elegido Merlot/Tempranillo 1 Liter; Tarragona, Spain - So, this is one of our new favorite "cheap and cheerful" picks. Its aromas are fruity and simple, but on the palate it shows plenty of fruity with a wonderfully peppery finish. Medium bodied, it is a great value as it is a liter, 1/3 more than a regular bottle of wine. Perfect for everyday fare, roasted chicken or a real spanish tortilla (omelette with fried potatoes).||$10.99||$8.24|
|Viña Herminia Tempranillo; Rioja, Spain - This is the entry level from Vina Herminia, who are located in Rioja Baja. Made from 100% Tempranillo, it spends three months in oak. It definitely shows the fresh side of Tempranillo, fresh red and black berry fruits with the slightest bit of earthiness we expect from Tempranillo. This is a great "Tuesday" night wine- it won't break the bank but tastes fantastic!||$10.99||$8.24|
Franco Serra Dolcetto d’Alba; Piedmont, Italy - Dolcetto is one of those classic Italian grape varietals that offer balanced acidity, bright red fruit flavors with hints of cranberry and tobacco. Franco Serra's does not disappoint. This wine is light and pretty, yet complex with a long, dry finish. Perfect for duck breast or braised turkey thighs.
|Raína Rosso della Gobba; Umbria, Italy - The Rosso della Gobba (Red of the Hunchback) is a blend of Sangiovese and Sagrantino from the biodynamic house of Raina. Aged for 18 months in stainless steel, the wine shows a full bodied character while still remaining light on the palate. Lots of warm blue fruits and spice- try with grilled herbed pork loin.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Sant' Evasio Grignolino d'Asti; Piedmont, Italy - A very approachable light bodied wine with a delicate floral, lavendar nose, ripe red berries and a fresh lively finish. Slightly grippy tannins make it a good pairing with roasted birds.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Fuso Vino Rosso Barbera; Piedmont, Italy - This 100% estate grown Barbera hails from the town of Monleale in the Piedmont, and produced by the esteemed Walter Massa. Fermented using native yeasts and using only concrete tanks, it shows black fruit aromas with hints of earth. An enexpected roundness makes this Barbera slightly richer, yet with soft tannins and a meaty finish. PIZZA!||$15.99||$11.99|
|La MaiaLina Chianti DOCG; Tuscany, Italy - Maialina's Chianti is both sensual and serious, with generous fruit and playful floral aromatics. Dark red berries intertwine with a thread of minerality that add the final notes of complexity on the impressive finish.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Evolucio Blaufrankisch; Burgenland, Austria - Blaufrankisch is a grape varietal which normally produces wines that are full, spicy and rich in tannin. While the nose of this wine shows elements of sweet spice, purple flower and meaty tomato, the palate is fairly light, with balanced acidity and hints of tannic grip. Awesome pairing idea: tomato based meat sauce ragu over cous cous and squash, or traditional goulash.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Mt. Difficulty ‘Roaring Meg’ Pinot Noir 2014; Central Otago, New Zealand - Named after a colorful courtesan from the 1800's, this spicy Pinot has savory ripe black cherry/raspberry fruit, firm tannins and fresh acidity on the lively briary finish. Enjoy with tuna au poivre or spicy grilled sausages. One of our favorite NZ Pinots!||$26.99||$20.24|
|Tercos Sangiovese; Mendoza, Argentina - This is not your Nonna's Chianti. Italian immigrants introduced Sangiovese to Argentina and these grapes are grown at the foot of the Andes in Maipu, Mendoza. Dark ruby in the glass, this wine shows bright red fruit and a touch of spice and no oak. Soft and plush with good acidity make this a great weeknight wine for cooler months.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Santa Alba Pinot Noir; Curicó Valley, Chile - Looking for light red that is totally drinkable for parties and the like? This Pinot Noir has bright fresh cherry fruit with a touch of gravelly earth. It had soft tannins and a pleasant clean finish. Great for picnics in the warmer weather, throw it in the cooler with a slight chill.||$7.99||$5.99|
|Santa Alba Merlot; Curicó Valley, Chile - This merlot has a pretty plum color. Soft and round loaded with dark fruits, blueberry, plum and blackberry, with the tiniest touch of earth. Soft and approachable, this is a great "Tuesday" night wine that will keep your budget in line and your palate happy.||$7.99||$5.99|
|Montinore Estate Pinot Noir; Willamette Valley, Oregon - This Pinot Noir is the reason we love Oregon wines. 100% Organic Estate Grown fruit and native yeast fermentation make for a delicate, finessed Pinot, with aromas of sour cherry, blackberry and violets. The palate has bright acidity, yet finishes with a savory, slightly smoky finish. This is the perfect pairing to pork tenderloins and a wild rice, kale salad.||$21.99||$16.49|
|Broc Cellars “Love Red” 2016; North Coast, CA - A blend of Carignan, Syrah and the lesser known varietal Valdiguié. Fermented in stainless steel, this light bodied blendlends itself to juicy black fruit and violet aromas, and the Syrah adds a more grippy, full bodied texture. Delicious with mushroom dishes, seared fleshy fishes and roasted fall vegetables.||$23.99||$17.99|
|Nielson Pinot Noir; Santa Barbara County, CA - This Pinot Noir exhibits intriguing aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, and hints of earth. The wine does see 16 months of oak barrel ageing, leading to a firmer structure, richer tannins and a long finish. Perfect on its own or paired with a turkey and sage dressing.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Varner Los Alamos Pinot Noir - Varner has been on a roll since their inception, producing some of the California's most consistently enjoyable Pinot Noirs each year. This Pinot shows lovely black Morello cherry fruit on the nose, with hints of earth and blackberry on the palate. Definitely a serious Pinot, complex yet elegant and perfect for a roast turkey breast.||$24.99||$18.74|
|Aquinas Pinot Noir; Napa & Sonoma, CA - The Aquinas Pinot Noir shows a perfumed yet earthy nose of cherry, raspberry and vanilla bean, with a hint of orange peel. With a smoother mouthfeel and elegant tannins, this wine does have pleasant acidity on the finish. This wine reminds us of crème brulée with a raspberry swirl, yet has enough acid and tannin to not be cloyingly sweet. Try this with cherry glazed pork.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Michael Pozzan Russian River Pinot Noir; California - The Pozzans select the fruit for their Pinot Noir from premium growing areas within the cooler climate of the Russian River Valley. Ripe black cherry and plums merge with a subtle earthiness on the palate. A cinnamon spice-filled finish makes this a perfect match with five-spice pork.||$21.99||$16.49|
Montpellier Pinot Noir; California - A crowd friendly Pinot Noir that’s light on the wallet but big on taste, this wine delivers a fruit forward style which makes it a great wine on its own or for parties. It also lends itself well to light appetizers, grilled salmon, or pork tenderloin.
Rich and Velvety Reds
Rich and Velvety Reds
|Montalegre Classico Tinto; Trás-Os-Montes, Portugal - This wine hails from Tras-Os-Montes, a DOC region in the NE region of Portugal. The blend of native Portuguese varietals shows baked fruit aromas, with hints of cinnamon and sweet spice. With notes of black cherry on the palate, this wine is rich and voluptuous, with notes of tobacco on the finish. Try with braised lamb or glazed short ribs.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Veedha Douro Tinto; Duoro, Portugal - Classic varietals of Douro, Tinta Roriz, which provides some nice red fruit and tannins; Touriga Franca, which adds sexy floral notes and a velvety texture; and finally, Touriga Nacional, which contributes to its rich color. This makes for a wine with finesse, elegance and loads of chocolate balanced with floral notes on top of wood and berries.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Paulo Laureano 'Classico' Tinto; Alentejo, Portugal - Paulo Laureano's entry level wine is a blend of Trincadeira, Aragonez and Alfrocheiro from the hot plains of Aletejo. Intense in color, the nose shows plum confit, blackberries, black olive and spice. It is soft on the palate with silky tannins and a lenghty finish. Try with spice rubbed grilled chicken or marinated veggie kabobs.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Pedra Cancela Tinto; Dão, Portugal - Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz (tempranillo) and Alfrocheiro comprise the blend of this spicy red wine. A pretty nose of dark berry and hint of violet leads into a fairly complex wine with good tannic structure. It finishes clean and bright. Try with flank steak and sauteed mushrooms.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Vetriccie Île de Beauté Rouge; Corsica, France - This Corsican red is a blend of Nielluccio (thought to be a clone of Sangiovese), Sciaccarellu (indigenous to Corsica), Merlot and Syrah. It has a deeply aromatic nose, filled with black plums, cocoa and blackberries. A silkily textured palate melds with dusty tannins and balanced acidity. This wine would be an excellent pairing to a meaty bean stew.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Domaine Houchart Rouge; Côtes de Provence, France - Cabernet Sauvignon, Carignan, Grenache, Syrah. The nose is loaded with red fruits, cherries & berries backed by a hint of pepper. It follows through with a healthy amount of bright red fresh fruit—tannins are soft. This would be even better with a slight chill. Thinking BBQ here...||$13.99||$10.49|
|La Grange de Piaugier Cotes-du-Rhone; Rhone Valley, France - This crowd-pleasing, medium-bodied Grenache/syrah/cinsault/carignan blend represents all of the mixed berries and white pepper spice one expects from a classic Southern Rhone red wine, and at an incredible value. Bring it to the next BBQ you attend; pairs wonderfully with good friends and grilled anything.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Chantepierre Cotes -du-Rhone; Rhone Valley, France - A beautiful dark ruby color. The aromas open up with notes of fresh red fruits and spices. Pleasant to taste, this wine has a round and fruity feel before revealing its fine and silky tannins. This well-balanced wine with long-lasting aromas will be appreciated by knowledgeable wine lovers and will seduce novices as well.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Courtois Cotes du Rhone; Rhone Valley, France - An excellent value for Rhone! With a blend of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah, this wine shows the full black fruit, black currant and earthy notes without seeing any oak. Barreled in stainless steel, this wine is full bodied with soft, velvety tannins. Showing a bit of earth and clove on the palette, the fruit still shines and makes for a very pleasant finish.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Trignon Cotes-du-Rhone; Rhone Valley, France - The estate of Château du Trignon is located in the heart of the renowned southern Rhône village of Gigondas. Their Côtes du Rhône blend uses a larger percentage of Mourvedre than many others', which gives the wine a satisfying richness and touch of rusticity. Enjoy with roasted pork loin, spicy grilled sausages or braised lamb shanks.||$14.99||$11.24|
|Laurent Miquel Syrah/Grenache; Languedoc, France - “Typical Southern French blend with dominant spicy Syrah and juicy full Grenache. This wine offers a ripe nose of red fruit, with delicious mocha, herbs, and spices. The palate is mellow with intense berry flavor and characteristic rosemary, thyme, and floral notes.” -Importer’s Notes||$12.99||$9.74|
|Malacari "Rocca" Rosso; Marche, Italy - For a totally different and but super elegant version of Montepulciano, try this. It has notes of cigar box, sweet cured tobacco and cedar, plum and licorice, dense on the palate but not overly weighted. Tannins are integrated. It's a wine you know is definitely Italian. Great on its own but take it a level up with a flank steak.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Rubinelli Vajol Valpolicella Classico 2016; Veneto, Italy - A tiny family owned estate produces this very traditional valpolicella classico. The wine is light and bright on the nose, with soft aromas of strawberry, black cherry, orange peel and tea. On the palate, the wine is elegant, yet juicy, with light tannins and balanced acidity. Try this wine with veal saltimbocca.||$19.99||$14.99|
|Le Calcinaie ‘UVA’ Sangiovese 2017; Tuscany, Italy - This wine is so natural that even in the ideal environment in Tuscany it's still impossible to produce every year. The label says it all : nothing but grapes. No added sulfites, yeasts, or anything else. That said, this wine is fresh, classic and approachable with red berry fruits, cherries, bit of leather. No need for ageing. Great with tomato sauces. Bam!||$23.99||$17.99|
|Vino Vitae Cabernet Franc 2016; Veneto, Italy - Incredibly aromatic and expressive as one would expect from Cabernet Franc. Notes of black olive, leather, oregano, cranberry, red apple, tobacco leaf and bell pepper lead into a palate that shows surprising density and fruit. Try with pasta tossed with wild mushrooms and sausage. Yum.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Fazio Montelimo 2015; Sicily, Italy - This Sicilian blend of 70% Nero d’Avola and 30% Merlot is your everyday wine that is crowd pleasing and won’t break the bank. It offers soft and savory red fruits with a subtle and inviting herbal note. This easy-drinking red blend can handle a slight chill. Drink it on its own, with a burger, or mushroom risotto.||$11.99||$8.99|
Primitivo 2017 ; Puglia, Italy
Primitivo and Zinfandel are closely related, though the Italian varietal tends to be more rustic than its American cousin. Loads of very ripe blackberry, plump in the mouth with soft tannins. This would be ideal with burgers off the grill- maybe with spicy aioli.
|Morisfarms Mandriolo Rosso; Maremma, Tuscany, Italy - This family has been making wine in Tuscany for generations, but their Mediterranean-spanning mixed ancestry really comes out in this 80/20 blend of Sangiovese and Petit Verdot. Perfumey cherry bubble gum on the nose joins dark berries, eucalyptus, and grippy tannins on the palate. This is great for strong cheeses, richer salami, or chicken parmesan.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Casabianca 'Sussingo' Rosso; Tuscany, Italy - This red blend from Italy is a Super Tuscan without having the price tag of a Super Tuscan. It is a 50/50 blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, showing bright red cherry and wild berry fruit with a hint of savoury meatiness. There is just a touch of fine, integrated tannins, yet plenty of acidity to make it the perfect pairing for charcuterie.||$11.99||$8.99|
|L'Armangia Piemonte Rosso; Piedmont, Italy - This blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Syrah shows the grippy side of Nebbiolo, much more masculine than feminine. A nose of soft red currant leads into palate of dark cherry and tobacco. The wine is fairly complex with notes of red licorice on the finish, and sturdy with young tannins and acid. Try with grilled Portabello mushrooms, or roasted duck.||$13.99||$10.49|
|San Lorenzo Montepulciano; Abruzzo, Italy - Rich and concentrated, this Montepuliciano sees one year in barrel. Hints of licorice and dark berry fruit lead into a full bodied wine with structured tannins. It is pure fruit, dense and compact. Try with grilled meat, perhaps with a slight touch of rosemary.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Sirio Montepulciano; Abruzzo, Italy - This is Tuesday night wine—absolutely pleasant, perfectly drinkable and also affordable. It is a fresh styled Montepulciano with plenty of accessible black cherry and blackberry that lead into a mouth of dark, juicy fruit. It is meaty, rich but not too heavy. A perfect mate to simple Italian dishes with herbs, roasted garlic and olive oil.||$10.99||$8.24|
Farnese "Fantini" Montepulciano;
Abruzzo, Italy - Farnese's wines offer
exceptional quality for the money. The wines are clean, well-made and
delicious. This vibrant red is packed with spiced dark cherry, and it
offers excellent length and terrific balance. It is arguably the best
Montepulciano for the money we have had in some time. Pair it with
grilled pork, spicy sausages and hearty pastas.
|Inurrieta Cuatrocientos Crianza; Navarra, Spain - A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon raised for 14 months in French and American oak represents a spectacular price to quality ratio. The nose is plummy and dark with hints of pumpkin spiced dried fruits. The texture is sumptuous, the tannins are soft while remaining medium bodied. Try with grilled pork chops marinated in cumin and garlic.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Terrai “OVG”; Cariñena, Spain - This is Old Vine Garnacha from Cariñena, and the vineyards average 45 years. It has soft plummy fruit with a hint of lavender juxtaposed with a meatiness and white pepper. It's bright on the palate with red fruits, medium bodied with velvety tannins. No food required.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Viña Coterro Tempranillo Crianza - Rioja, Spain - This wine from Vina Coterro is a crianza from Rioja, essentially meaning it sees 18 months ageing in French and American oak. It has an incredibly intense nose of dark fruit, with hints of olive and spice. The wine is quite meaty, with subtle notes of vanilla and plenty of acid on the finish. Perfect for a classic paella dish.||$18.99||$14.24|
|Lan Rioja Crianza; Rioja, Spain - "Herbal and smoke notes frame tart black cherry fruit and licorice flavors in this lively red. Crisp acidity leads the light, grippy tannins, giving way to the briary finish. This is a good food wine. Drink now through 2018." Wine Spectator||$14.99||$11.24|
|Legado Muñoz Garnacha; Tierra de Castilla, Spain - Legado Muñoz is a third generation family business located in Central Spain. This garnacha has intense aromasof both strawberry and raspberry, with a hint of spice. Meaty on the palate, well fused with fruit and oak finishing with refined tannins. A much more serious wine than the price tag conveys.||$10.99||25% off by the case|
|Tozara Tempranillo; La Tierra de Castilla, Spain - One of our best deals in Spanish wine. 100% Tempranillo aged just 2 months in French and American oak. Beautiful Bordeaux-like aromas with multilayered flavors of red currants, pomegranate, and a touch of mineral earth. Mouthfilling yet restrained, this drinks like a wine twice the price. Enjoy with your favorite comfort foods like meatloaf, kabobs, stews and roasted vegetables.||$9.99||$7.49|
|Visconde de Borba Vinho Tinto; Alentejo, Portugal - Another stunning value from Portugal, this well structured blend is Aragonez (aka Tempranillo), Trincadeira and Alicante Bouschet. Black cherry and raspberry notes, untouched by any oak, evolve into a richly textured, yet smooth wine. This would be delicious with a chorizo and bean soup, loaded with thyme and bay leaves.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Revolution Malbec; Mendoza, Argentina - There seems to be a glut of wine coming out of Argentina these days and the variety of styles of Malbec is like watching 50 years of fashion. The Revolution Malbec shows the style we've been missing, fruit driven with nicely structured tannins. It is about pure expression of fruit with no underripe or vegetal undertones. A pleasant, satisfying food friendly red.||$12.99||$9.74|
|El Libre Cabernet; Mendoza, Argentina - The dry, hot climate of Mendoza provides the perfect area for fully ripening Cabernet Sauvignons. This one from El Libre has a nose loaded with blackberries, raspberries with a hint of toasted vanilla. It is balanced, with a velvety texture and slightly grippy tannins. This is a fantastic party wine, easy to pair with a steak or charcuterie & cheese plate.||$10.99||$8.24|
|2 Copas Red Blend; Mendoza, Argentina - This blend of 80% Tempranillo and 20% Malbec blends the signature red grapes of Rioja and Mendoza to create an easy-drinking red. A somewhat floral nose belies a firm backbone of red fruits balanced by earthier notes, ending in a pleasingly tart finish. A great pair for a mid-week take out pizza.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Zolo Signature Red; Mendoza, Argentina - The Signature Red from Zolo is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Bonarda, Merlot and Malec which are estate grown and sustainably farmed. The nose shows candied black cherry with a touch of spice. It's a round, luscious wine that fills your mouth. Try with slow roasted pork and a side of grilled cabbage.||$13.99||$10.49|
|Santa Alba Carménère Reserve; Curicó Valley, Chile - Chilean Carmenere has become a favorite for the American palate, partially because it delivers a lot of gusto for the money. This wine shows plenty of dark fruit, blue/blackberry with spice, coffee bean and a touch of earth. Well structured, this would be fantastic with coffee rubbed pork slow roasted.||$11.99||$8.99|
|Sombras del Sol Carmenere, Chile - Carménère is a varietal brought over from France that has since become one of South America’s most celebrated grapes. Boasting the rich and succulent dark fruit aromas and flavors of Cabernet yet accented with beautiful herbal and spice notes and a supple finish. A great ‘bistro-styled’ wine.||$10.99||$8.24|
Backsberg Pinotage; Paarl, South
This Pinotage from Backsberg is, in fact, a Kosher wine, made under the
auspices of the Cape Town Beth Din and the OU of the United States. The wines
are Mevushal and Kosher for Passover. It is a classic style of Pinotage, with
aromas of espresso bean, mulberry, cocoa, spice and earth. It has a slight
tannic grip on the finish, making it a wonderful pairing to beef stew or grilled
meats. An excellent example of this finicky grape.
|DMZ Syrah; Stellenbosch, South Africa - “Rich berry fruit nose with lots of ripe red plum. Some floral herbaceous notes in the background, including violets, lavender, and spring blossoms. Rich and full in the mouth with tremendous youthful vigor. Layers of berry fruit with pepper spice, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla.” -Winemaker’s Notes||$16.99||$12.74|
|Vansha Red; Paarl, South Africa - The second label for Ridgeback is Vansha. This is a grippy little red made from 35% Shiraz, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot and 6% Petit Verdot. On the palate, it shows a touch of smokiness with mulberry and dark cherries as the fruit. It definitely shows Cabernet characteristics. A pretty serious wine for a not so serious price!||$13.99||$10.49|
Backsberg “Tread Lightly” Merlot 1 Liter PET bottle; Paarl,
South Africa -
Tread Lightly is a project created by Backsberg Winery to create less of
a global footprint in the wine industry, with lightweight PET bottles
and only one of three carbon neutral wineries in the world. This Merlot
is varietally correct showing plump figs, black plum and cocoa on the
nose. The wine is soft, with slightly grippy tannins and a fairly dry
finish. Perfect for a barbeque or bring anywhere where glass is not
|Indaba Merlot; Western Cape, South Africa - This Merlot from Indaba is full of plummy fruit, with hints of mocha and fig. It is pretty textbook with regards to structure, acidity and balance. It is soft and fairly low in tannin, making it a smooth and round wine. Chill this wine down and it is perfect for a party.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Laetitia Pinot Noir; Arroyo Grande Valley, California - Laetitia is an estate originally planted in 1982 which is dedicated to sustainable farming and renewable energy practices. A lovely rendition of Central Coast Pinot Noir that shows black raspberry with floral nuances and the slightest hint of smoky herbs. It is supple and broad showing the brighter yet brooding side of Pinot Noir. A great match to grilled pork, grilled mushrooms or roasted chicken.||$24.99||$18.74|
|Belle Glos ''Meiomi'' Pinot Noir, California - Belle Glos' 'Meiomi' blends grapes from three of the producers coastal vineyards in top California wine-producing areas, allowing the flavors of their different origins mingle for 9 months in French oak. This dark ruby wine lends aromas of plum and cherry with a hint of cedar. Flavors of currant and black cherry are balanced with pleasing minerality, a silky palate ends in a lengthy finish.||$19.99||25% off by the case|
|3 Ball Zinfandel; Paso Robles, Sonoma, Amador CA - The latest project by the charismatic Christian Tietje—the original owner and winemaker of Four Vines which he sold 4 years ago, and much like other brands that have sold, the brand buys the name but not necessarily the fruit sources. This is classic Zin, soft blackberry fruit with hints of white pepper, a hallmark of Tietje's style.||$11.99||$8.99|
Bold and Robust Reds
Bold and Robust Reds
|Skyfall Vineyard Cabernet; Columbia Valley, WA State - Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that drinks like real deal Cabernet, in fact we tasted this against an expensive Napa Cab and preferred this one. The nose shows plush fruit components of boysenberry and black currant which roll into a well-structured mouthful of wine that is drinking well now. Soft enough to work with lighter meats, enough stuffing to handle a grilled steak.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Goose Ridge Vineyards 'StoneCap' Syrah; Columbia Valley, WA State - "The StoneCap Syrah opens with vibrant floral and smoky notes with hints of butterscotch and caramel. A soft, full-bodied mouthfeel highlighted by bright flavors of raspberry, red plum, and hints of juicy citrus is supported by polished tannins. Elements of dark cherry and mocha carry this wine through a pleasant finish." Winemaker's Notes||$11.99||$8.99|
Christopher Michael Red;
Washington State -
This WA state blend is abound with the flavors and intricacies of west
coast red blends. With 54% Syrah, 20% Barbera, 10% Cabernet Franc,
rounded out by Petit Verdot and Merlot, this wine is soft, velvety and
shows luscious black fruit. Waves of cinnamon, cola and cherry hit the
nose, while the palate is round, with soft tannins and just enough
acidity to keep you going back to the glass.
"Tradition" Red Wine; Napa Valley, CA - Amizetta Winery
is located in the heart of Napa, situated at the base of Howell
Mountain. Their 'Tradition' blend uses the classic varietals : Merlot,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petite Syrah, to make a full bodied,
velvety wine. Flavors of dark black fruit and mocha are combined with
refined tannins and soft acidity. Rich texture yet balanced and suave,
this is great wine to serve with your favorite steak or lamb dish.
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|End of the Vine “Mary & Josephine” Red; Napa Valley, CA - This Napa Red Blend is big and bold, yet refined and classic at the same time. A blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Zinfandel, with touches of Petit Verdot and Malbec, it is a powerful wine, with refined tannins and balanced acidity. Smooth and supple, this wine is the perfect accompaniment to a cold, winter night.||$29.99||25% off by the case|
|Four Vines ‘The Biker’ Zinfandel 2016; Paso Robles, CA - Rocky, calcareous soils reduce the yields for 'The Biker,' resulting in intensely concentrated fruit. A dash of Mourvedre is added to lend an extra kick to the mid-palate and to balance the blackberry, anise spice, and vanilla flavors. While still an in-your-face Zin, it still pairs beautifully with grilled meats and spicy casseroles.||$21.99||$16.49|
|End of the Vine “The Revision” Red; Central Coast, CA - End of the Vine has one goal - to get you the best wine at the best price. By buying juice from top producers and bottling it under the EOV label without disclosing the wineries , a stellar bottle is possible without the "big name" price tag. This Cali blend is elegant with ripe red and black berry fruit and dusty well integrated tannins. Great with steaks and roasts.||$18.99||25% off by the case|
|Gundlach Bundschu Mountain Cuvée; Sonoma County, CA - Gundlach Bundschu's vineyards, established in 1858, are located at the southernmost point in Sonoma. Their red blend is comprised of Bordeaux varietals, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. With 18 months of French oak ageing, this wine is concentrated, with rich tannins and a firm structure. It shows plump fruit on the mid palate, with a dry, smooth finish.||$21.99||$16.49|
|Broadside Cabernet; Paso Robles, CA - Broadside's Cabernet is varietally correct and a lovely rendition of our favorite California grape. Using only neutral oak barrels during fermentation, the wine has a perfumed nose of black, ripe fruit. It has soft tannins and balanced, bright acidity. It's a lovely wine to pair with beef carpaccio and arugula salad.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Annabella 5 Red, California - Annabella 5 is Michael Pozzan's proprietary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Zinfandel, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc. There is plenty of dark fruit, blackberry and boysenberry with just enough oak to add interest. In the mouth, it is round and velvety, not heavy, but simply drinkable. Try with a blue cheese burger or grilled pork loin.||$19.99||$14.99|
|Concannon Petite Sirah; California - Concannon is a fourth generation wine making family and the first to produce and sell a single varietal Petite Sirah. Petite Sirah is a small berry which leads to a high skin to pulp ratio, making inky darky rich wines. Bursting with blackberry and darker fruits, it is absolutely mouth filling with a finish of tarry tannins.||$14.99||$11.24|
This ripe and fruit forward Cabernet is abounding with plush red cherry and blackberry fruits. The smooth finish features soft and rounded tannins lending this wine the versatility to pair with foods or be readily enjoyed on its own.
|Terrai “OVT”; Cariñena, Spain - This is Old Vine Tempranillo from Cariñena. Grown on 30+ year old vines, it's a fantastic expression of Tempranillo. Fleshy black fruit with a deep purple core, aromas of blackberry and black pepper pop from the glass. The palate is full bodied, with touches of cocoa and spice on the finish. A bold red, perfect for burgers or steak off the grill.||$12.99||$9.74|
|Bodegas Carchelo; Jumilla, Spain - This richly textured blend of Monastrell, Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon has intense dark fruit aromas with a hint of oak and a spicy edge. Concentrated, assertive and inky, this is no shy wine. Sip it on a chilly night, or pair with a thick cut steak, grilled lamb or oven roasted root vegetables.||$16.99||$12.74|
|Cellars Can Blau; Montsant, Spain - This blend of Mazuelo (Carignan), Syrah and Garnacha comes from the D.O. of Montsant, a sub-region of Catalonia in the northeastern corner of Spain. Year in and year out, this crowd favorite offers up hedonistic aromas and flavors of ripe dark cherries, blueberries and a well-integrated dose of spicy oak. Enjoy this on its own or with burgers, grilled pork or lamb kebabs.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Alovini Monteserico; Puglia, Italy - This blend features two of the stalwart grape varietals of Italian reds - Sangiovese and Montepulciano. Alovini's Montesèrico offers up super-smooth, bright and pure red fruits on the palate, which are followed by elegant, soft tannins that help to make this a joy to drink on it's own. Even being incredibly quaffable, this red will pair nicely with roasted game hen, pan seared duck breast and the obligatory pizza and pasta.||$11.99||$8.99|
|QP. Touriga Nacional; Alentejano, Portugal - This 100% Touriga Nacional has an intense deep rich violet color. It spends six months in new French oak resulting in fairly robust wine, packed with juicy ripe fruit, blueberry and black cherry. An intense but integrated wine that would work best with fatty, grilled meats.||$22.99||$17.24|
Terra Boa Tinto; Transmontano,
Portugal - Terra Boa uses native varietals (Tinta Barroca, Tinta Roriz
and Touriga Franca) in this old vine blend from the small mountainous region
of Transmontano. This juicy red shows a floral nose of cherry and cassis
that lead to a rich, soft red fruit palate. Hints of spice and earth accent
this drinkable red, which is a great wine with roasts, stews and burgers.
|Braai Cabernet; Western Cape, South Africa - Braai means Barbeque in South African dialect and this wine is the epitome of barbeque, with an actual match striker on the side of the front label. This Cabernet Sauvignon, made by Bruwer Raats, known for his stellar wines and gregarious personality is outstanding. A juicy nose of red cassis and cherry pie are greeted by smooth tannins and a long finish. Enjoy with anything off the grill this summer.||$15.99||$11.99|
|Glenelly Grand Vin Red Blend; Stellenbosch, South Africa - “42% Shiraz, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot, it has an intense bouquet with licorice-tinged black fruit, incense and touch of marmalade. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well judged acidity, and clove-tinged black fruit with a sedate and harmonious finish. This feels very accomplished.” -Wine Advocate Nov 2015||$25.99||$19.49|
|Ridgeback SGMV; Paarl, South Africa - Ridgeback is making some exceptional wines, refined and elegant, the antithesis of what one once expected from South Africa. With a touch of bottle age, this Shiraz-dominated blend with Grenache, Mourvedre and Viognier has upfront juicy dark cherriesand black pepper with hints of violets and mineral. Exceptionally smooth tannins amke this an ideal pair with roasted red meats.||$18.99||$14.24|
|Boekenhoutskloof 'Wolftrap' Red; Western Cape, South Africa - This hearty, satisfying blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, and Viognier has spicy Rhone-like qualities with juicy flavors and a brisk, clean finish. The Viognier has been blended in to soften the tannins and to allow for more refined aromatics to prevail. Richly elegant and smooth, it would pair beautifully with blackened tuna or braised short ribs.||$11.99||$8.99|
|Indaba 'Mosaic' Red Blend; Western Cape, South Africa - Indaba supports a scholarship program for South Africans interested in wine-related careers. The assistant winemaker Mzokhona Mvemve graduated as the first Indaba scholar. The 'Mosaic' is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot from a sustainably farmed vineyards. Ripe, juicy dark fruit balanced by sweet earth and spice. A real deal for the price.||$10.99||$8.24|
|Decero ‘Remolinos Vineyard’ Malbec; Mendoza, Argentina - The nose on Decero's Malbec offers up smoke, spice box, violet, blueberry, and black cherry leading to a smooth-textured wine with excellent concentration and an elegant mouthfeel. It has plenty of spicy, savory fruit, excellent balance, and a pure finish. Consulting winemaker Paul Hobbs has crafted a sensational wine that will pair nicely with pork or pretty much any red meat.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Decero ‘Remolinos Vineyard’ Cabernet; Mendoza, Argentina - "Decero" meaning "from scratch" accurately describes this winery's humble beginnings. The balance, elegance, and refined texture from 14 months in french oak (30% new) bring to mind much Left Bank Bordeaux's. The notes of black cherry, tobacco, cassis, and dusty spice on a medium-bodied palate will please any diverse crowd. Light for a new world cab- it won't overpower salmon, but go ahead and pair with your favorite cut of steak as well.||$17.99||$13.49|
|Staccato Organic Red Blend; Mendoza, Argentina - This wine totally overdelivers for the money. A blend of all organic fruit, this wine hails from Mendoza, where the warm, sunny weather and cool breezes leads to a longer ripening period. 60% Malbec and 40% Cabernet Sauvignon makes this a plummy, black fruited wine with plenty of grippy tannins.||$11.99||$8.99|
|Susana Balbo Signature Malbec; Valle de Uco, Mendoza, Argentina - Beautiful deep violet color with exploding aromas of blackberry, black cherry and violets framed by nuances of toasty oak and mint. The wonderful aromas are mirrored on the palate, and they are joined by ripe plum fruit and a hint of toasty vanilla, bittersweet chocolate a continuation of mint on the finish. This shows the power and complexity of Malbec!||$24.99||$18.24|
St. Kilda’s Shiraz packs plenty of jammy fruit, toasty oak and soft spice for such a reasonable price. A fun wine to enjoy on its own, or serve with ribs, grilled meats or pork.
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