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Wine Tastings

Wine tastings are hosted in the store weekly on Saturdays from 1-5 PM

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April 20th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Sokol Blosser Evolution Pinot Noir

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This fabulous Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley is bright and fruit driven with hints of pomegranate, cherry and cranberry. Well-structured yet light on the palate with a solid fruit core and a silky finish this food friendly wine shows off good tannins and balanced acidity with a hint of toasty oak. Whether you are grilling some salmon with some fresh dill from the garden, searing a pork chop with a side of wild mushroom risotto, or simply looking for a wonderful food/wine experience, you need to look no further.

  • 2017 Jean Paul Thevenet Morgon "Vieilles Vignes"

    (sale price $35.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Jean-Paul Thévenet is the third generation to produce wine at his family estate in Morgon and his Morgon “Vieilles Vignes” is made from two parceles of vines, one 45 years old and the other 110 years old. Biodynamic and manually harvested, this wine which is made from 100% Gamay grape is harvested as late as possible in the season to achieve maximum ripeness. The result is a wine with a beautiful nose of cherry, pomegranates and slight floral nuance.

April 13th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel

    (sale price $16.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    This wine has a great flavor full of fresh fruit, and has pleasant hints of mineralization as well. Distinct tastes of green apple, as well as white pepper, and nuances of mango are all in balance to create a crisp finish, with a light spice to round out the palate. For those of you looking for white wine that is different, the Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel is a great alternative to serve with various seafood dishes, or a variety of poultry menus. Although, if you are so inclined to dig out a traditional ‘weiner schnitzel’ recipe that would be a classic match for this wine.

  • 2017 DAOU Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $24.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The DAOU style of Cabernet Sauvignon is full bodied, intense, and can certainly stand up to its more famous cousins from the Napa Valley. Hold this wine up to the light and see the dark ruby color illuminate the glass as a bouquet of distinctive black currant and cedar notes rise to your nose. This wine is full bodied, balanced, and intense. Note the mocha-espresso flavors and well integrated tannins which lead to a long finish that keeps going.

April 6th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    (sale price $48.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    As one of Sonoma's highest profile Pinot Noirs, the Flowers Sonoma Coast is a stunning match for braised lamb, Cornish hen, magret of duck, or wild salmon. Boasting a deep garnet color and floral aromas of cherry and spice it carries a heady presence to the table. Bright flavors of crushed fruit mingle with a gentle earthiness, extending into a lengthy finish.

  • 2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    (sale price $46.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay enjoys bright sunny days, cool evening breezes off the Pacific and chilly evening fog for which this region is known. Flowers Vineyard & Winery has used organic and sustainable farming practices since it was founded in 1989 by Walt and Joan Flowers. All these factors ensure proper ripening, lively acidity and freshness that is found in every bottle. The wine itself shows off a light straw hue along with expressive aromas of citrus zest and honeysuckle. On the palate the aromas are heightened by well-balanced minerality and textural salinity very much influenced by the Pacific. So if you are looking for full-flavored Chardonnay for your evening meals then your search begins and ends with the Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay.

March 30th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2013 Cyrus - Alexander Valley Vineyards

    (sale price $54.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Though the Alexander Valley Cyrus is mostly made of the Cabernet Sauvignon grape, there are other grapes blended into this lively red, as it also has 20% Cabernet Franc as well as 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec, and finally 4% Petit Verdot. This wine is a Bordeaux Style blend of full bodied richness and firm structure. The first greeting you get from this wine upon pouring it into your glass is the dark purple color. This is immediately followed by intense earthy aromas of cassis and black cherry. In the mouth, flavors of dark chocolate, cherry and other dark fruit are encompassed by a smooth, silky texture. The superb balance of this wine leads seamlessly into a long and structured finish.

March 23rd 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Paul Hobbs Crossbarn Pinot Noir Sonoma

    (sale price $29.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Crossbarn Pinot Noir has a vibrant ruby red color in the glass and on the nose dark cherry and perfumed violet nuances are powerful, yet elegant. This is a balanced and refined red, which has a long and exciting finish. The Crossbarn label is produced by California Winemaking legend, Paul Hobbs. Hobbs grew up on his family's farm, and from a young age learned to distinguish fruits that were grown in different locations and climates as well as the benefits of a very "hands on" approach to growing. All this eventually led to his ability to create the variety of wines he produces today.

  • 2016 Au Bon Climat Chardonnay

    (sale price $24.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The Au Bon Climat is a wine which has truly developed an identity of its very own over the past few years. One reason this Chardonnay is so unique is that it is a blend from four different vineyard sites: Bien Nacido, Sierra Madre, Los Alamos, and Rancho Vinedo. A fine example of the Au Bon Climat style, this wine has a subtle, yet very refined taste. On the palate, you will taste notes of lemon-lime, as well as soft vanilla. It is balanced and lively, certainly the type of wine which makes you want to pour yourself a second glass. A great pairing for poultry or shellfish, this is a wine that complements a variety of foods.

March 16th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Tascante Ghiaia Nera

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The Ghiaia Nera Toscana has a very bright red fruit scent on the nose, as well as the pallet. Afterwords, it has a satisfyingly dry finish, making it an excellent pairing with several foods. A great pairing for large plates of red meat, such as braised or roasted beef.

March 9th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Fongoli Rossofongoli Umbria Rosso

    (sale price $15.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    This is a well-structured wine, with bright, ruby red color comprised of 60% Sangiovese grapes, and 40% Montepulciano grapes. The Fongoli Umbria Rosso Rossofongoli has a fruity taste that pairs delightfully with pasta dishes, especially traditional ones from the area such as Rigatoni All’Amatriciana.

  • 2017 Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel

    (sale price $16.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    This wine has a great flavor full of fresh fruit, and has pleasant hints of mineralization as well. Distinct tastes of green apple, as well as white pepper, and nuances of mango are all in balance to create a crisp finish, with a light spice to round out the palate. For those of you looking for white wine that is different, the Domane Wachau Gruner Veltliner Federspiel is a great alternative to serve with various seafood dishes, or a variety of poultry menus. Although, if you are so inclined to dig out a traditional ‘weiner schnitzel’ recipe that would be a classic match for this wine.

  • 2015 Fongoli Montefalco Rosso

    (sale price $17.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    This wine is full of flavors coming from the blend 60% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot and 10% Montepulciano. Carrying a bit more bite to it, this wine has a spicy yet fruity taste in the mouth which opens up beautifully in the glass and would flourish with some decanting. A great wine to have with cheeses, but it’s true culinary home would be a pairing with some traditional Umbrian dishes such as Pork with Juniper berries or Spring Rack of Lamb with Saffron.

March 2nd 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Domaine Bernard Baudry

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    From the appellation of Chinon in the Loire, we bring you the Domaine Bernard Baudry. This wine made from 100% Cabernet Franc from vines with an average age of 30-35 years old. Practicing organic farming methods and wild- yeast fermentation, this wine shows a deep red/black color and beautiful aromas of ripe red and black fruits with hints of earth, roast meat, black pepper and violet. The palate is dense and sapid with supple strawberry and blackberry liqueur and mineral flavors lifted by bright acidity. The fruit is quite ripe but the wine is well balanced at 12.5% alcohol.

  • 2017 Château de Combel-la-Serre 'Le Pur Fruit du Causse'

    (sale price $14.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    We are always on the lookout for a killer red that offers something a little different – we have found just that in Winemaker Julian Ilbert's certifiably organic Malbec. Julien Ilbert toils among the vines that have been in the Ilbert family for generations to bring us this Superstar. This 100% Malbec has been produced using natural farming methods for years. A beautiful deep color in the glass, this wine has flavors of raspberry and currant along with a fresh and easy flavor. Unlike its beefier Chiliean cousins, this Malbec is lighter in style but still big in flavor and would be a perfect pairing for any grilled flank, ribeye or NY strip.

February 23rd 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Masseria Li Veli Verdeca

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    Verdeca is an ancient Apulian grape variety that has a terrific bright yellow color with subtle green shades. Intense fruity on the nose, with scent of tropical fruit, citrus, pear and fresh spices. On the palate it is full, well balanced with a good acidity. Fruity, mineral and mildly spicy aftertaste.

  • 2017 Masseria Li Veli Passamante

    (sale price $14.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Hailing from Apulia, Masseria Li Veli is located between the Ionic and Adriatic sea. Passamante Salice Salentino – made from 100% Negroamaro grape - has a dense ruby red which is immediately intense on the nose with marked aromas of ripe and fleshy red fruits, notably cherries followed by spicy notes of cinnamon and nutmeg& in the mouth it is full, powerful, smooth and very long, with a well defined acid streak which makes it fresh and pleasing.

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