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Wine Tastings

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

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January 25th 2020 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 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.

January 18th 2020 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Tascante Ghiaia Nera

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The highest peak in Sicily is Mount Etna, an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily. It is on the northern side of this mountain that we find the vineyards that produce the Tascante Ghiaia Nera. Here the vines of the Nerello Mascalese grape grown in the volcanic soil in the Piano district of Catania. The grapes grown here flourish and ripen in the hot Sicilian summer before being picked in mid to late October. It is these warm days that gives this wines its fresh and ripe flavor and showcases the true personality of this native grape of Sicily. Upon pouring this wine you will first notice its cherry red color in the glass and in the mouth you are treated to a bright, fresh taste and soft tannins. It is the easy drinkability of this wine which makes it fine on its own, but also makes it very food friendly. Our suggestion would be to dig out a traditional Sicilian recipe of Pasta alla Norma, Braciole di Manzo or a basic Ragu and you will instantly transported to Italy's most famous island.

  • 2016 Valerie Forgues Gamay

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Valerie Forgues and her Domaine de la Mechiniere are located in the Loire Valley’s Touraine. The 2016 Valerie Forgues Gamay is made from 100% Gamay and in a natural fashion and is soon to be certified organic. She harvests by hand, uses indigenous yeasts and bottles without fining or filtering.

January 11th 2020 Wine Tasting

  • 2018 Les Hérétiques

    (sale price $9.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Low Stock

    André Iché, who passed away in 2007, was an ardent disciple of natural wines and a pioneer of great wine in the Languedoc. Fortunately for the natural wine movement his family continues his passion. André personified the region and was a leader in elevating it from a producer of bulk wines to a region of wines reflective of its ancient vines and wonderful terroir. Les Hérétiques is 100% Carignan grape and a thoughtful choice for those looking to expand their palate. It has a very floral personality and works perfectly with casual warm weather menus including any fare off the grill.

  • 2018 Muga Rioja Blanco

    (sale price $15.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This Spanish wine offers a lemon-yellow color that is a blend of 90% viura, 10% malvasía and white garnacha with a clean, floral nose of almond blossom and citrus notes with faint underlying toasted nuances. On the palate the wine is fresh with very good acidity and a long, clean finish. A perfect match for fish, shellfish and tapas

December 21st 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Mount Eden Estate Pinot Noir

    (sale price $59.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Dense and full of flavor this Pinot Noir is a bit shy to show off all its cards at once. This wine opens up to one that is ample and on a large scale when it comes to flavors and intensity. Whether you open it now or leave it in the cellar, this wine will not disappoint.

  • 2016 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $108.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    The Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is simply a stunning bottle of wine. Poured into the glass, the wine immediately shows off its dark, ruby color. Soon after the aromas of bright red berries fill the nose with softer scents of rose petals, mint and anise. The full- bodied flavors and firm tannins accompany the lush, opulent mouthfeel. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot had done a wonderful job with this effort and this beautiful wine will drink easily over the next 15 years

  • 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

    (sale price $23.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux is impressively precise, delivering a nose of minerals and green apples, and flinty flavors of wet stone in the mid-palate and a beautifully clean finish. A perfect selection for shellfish menus, especially those with a briny quality - but would also work well with many roast chicken recipes that are seasoned with fresh herbs such as thyme or tarragon.

  • 2015 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

    (price $55.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    A soft and elegant expression with marked freshness and delineated fruit. Indeed, this wine flaunts that much-needed inner crispness. It adds focus and sharpness to the layers of dark, succulent fruit that appear on first nose. Plenty of perfume here as well, with abundant roses, violets, spice- dusted red cherries, and hints of orange rind. The palate has depth and density with a sense of power and detail to the tannins. Long, dense and fresh. We recommend pairing with hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin Vosne Romanée

    (sale price $89.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This effort from Joseph Drouhin is full of supple, round and delicious flavors of wild cherry and spice. This wine no only possesses good volume and punch, but the mature tannins are well-integrated on the balanced and lead into an impressive vibrant finish.

  • 2016 Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc

    (sale price $51.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Limited

    Le Petit Haut Lafitte Blanc is a blend of 20% Sémillon and 80% Sauvignon Blanc. This wine greets you with an attractive bouquet along with hints of praline infusing the citrus fruit, a background scent of tangerine. The palate is fresh on the entry with crisp acidity, lively with a keen thread of acidity, perhaps just dipping a little early towards the finish.

December 14th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • Champagne Bollinger Special Cuvée

    (sale price $59.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    With 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay, and 15% Meunier, this Bollinger Special Cuvée is the result of the delicate blending between harvest grapes and a majority of reserve wines. The result is readily apparent: the Bollinger Special Cuvée has "a beautiful aromatic complexity & ripe fruit and spicy aromas & hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches...a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity & bubbles like velvet& pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut.

  • Pol Roger Reserve Brut Champagne

    (sale price $48.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Pol Roger is a blend of equal parts Pinot Noir – which accounts for the wine’s body and depth, Pinot Meunier – which add the freshness and vigorous fruit to the favor, and Chardonnay – which give the champagne its elegance and finesse. The Pol Roger Reserve is a beautifully gold straw yellow hue, fine bubbles, a bouquet of floral and fruity aromas, ripe and thirst-quenching on the palate, with a superb taste of brioche.

  • 2008 Louis Roederer Cristal

    (sale price $279.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Created in 1876 for Tsar Alexander II, this rare champagne is the jewel in the Louis Roederer crown. This vintage of Cristal is perhaps the finest ever crafted - even more so then the legendary 2002. Produced from Roederer's own vineyards which are mainly biodynamic, the wine has its own intense purity and crispness. Not only does this champagne have an amazing potential but it will likely age for many years.

Holiday Stroll 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $42.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In stock

    The Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious red wine from the land Mount Eden Vineyards has located in the Saratoga Foothills. Inky dark fruit with spice and licorice on the palate, this exuberant Cabernet is not shy about showing off its racy personality. This wine is comprised of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon along with a little Merlot and the balance being Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fermentation is with native yeasts and after two years of aging in both French and American Oak, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

  • 2018 Caymus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $79.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    Caymus has a classic signature style that is dark in color, with rich fruit and ripe, velvety tannins – as approachable in youth as in maturity. Cabernet offers layered, lush aromas and flavors, including cocoa, cassis and ripe dark berries.

  • 2018 Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre

    (sale price $27.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    In the small village of Verdigny, a commune of Sancerre in the eastern Loire the Hippolyte Reverdy’s family has been making wine for generations. In 1971 Michel Hippolyte joined his father and soon after in 1983 he started working with Kermit Lynch Imports. In true Kermit Lynch fashion the vineyards of Hippolyte Reverdy see no pesticides, the yeasts are of indigenous nature and no extra sulfites added. Very pure and fresh, this wine broadens itself once on the palate and you literally taste it from the moment it hits your lips until if trails off the back of your tongue. Oysters, clams or lobster create singular harmony with this fabulous effort.

  • Bohigas Cava Reserva

    (sale price $14.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    Greeting from Catalonia Spain where we find the Bohigas Cava Reserva. The Brut Reserva Cava is made from a classic blend of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils native to the region. For those of you looking for alternatives to usual sparkling wines and prosecco that are out there, this Cava will fill that void. Not only is this Cava crisp and elegant, but the refreshing zesty and dry flavor of this wine enables you to use it for a wide spectrum of pairings from simple shrimp appetizer to other seafood dishes such as paella or seafood risotto.

November 30th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Château de Parenchère

    (sale price $14.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    Château de Parenchère is an excellent Bordeaux Superieur that is a crowd pleaser. Full-bodied and flavorful, it balances the classic earthy flavors of the region with rich and lively fruit notes. Whether you are in the mood for an easy drinking wine or need a wine to satisfy a crowd, look no further than the Château de Parenchère

November 23rd 2019 Thanksgiving Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $42.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In stock

    The Domaine Eden Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious red wine from the land Mount Eden Vineyards has located in the Saratoga Foothills. Inky dark fruit with spice and licorice on the palate, this exuberant Cabernet is not shy about showing off its racy personality. This wine is comprised of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon along with a little Merlot and the balance being Petit Verdot and Malbec. Fermentation is with native yeasts and after two years of aging in both French and American Oak, it is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

  • 2016 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir

    (sale price $74.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Showing provocative notes of black current and dark cherry, this wine draws you in immediately. On the palate flavors of blueberry come to light along with velvet tannins, depth and concentration all leading into a long weighted finish. One taste and you will see what this is the flagship wine of Domaine Serene.

  • 2017 Tascante Ghiaia Nera

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The highest peak in Sicily is Mount Etna, an active volcano on the east coast of Sicily. It is on the northern side of this mountain that we find the vineyards that produce the Tascante Ghiaia Nera. Here the vines of the Nerello Mascalese grape grown in the volcanic soil in the Piano district of Catania. The grapes grown here flourish and ripen in the hot Sicilian summer before being picked in mid to late October. It is these warm days that gives this wines its fresh and ripe flavor and showcases the true personality of this native grape of Sicily. Upon pouring this wine you will first notice its cherry red color in the glass and in the mouth you are treated to a bright, fresh taste and soft tannins. It is the easy drinkability of this wine which makes it fine on its own, but also makes it very food friendly. Our suggestion would be to dig out a traditional Sicilian recipe of Pasta alla Norma, Braciole di Manzo or a basic Ragu and you will instantly transported to Italy's most famous island.

  • 2015 Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    (sale price $36.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    From their Charles Ranch Vineyard site in Sonoma, the fruit for this wine is pressed in whole clusters which helps produce this solid, yet refined wine. Using only native yeast and bottled without filtration helps produce a wine that shows great depth of flavor and length of finish. The nose of warm apples and spiced pear run seamlessly into a satiny texture in the mouth and a long, lively finish.

  • 2016 Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $108.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Inactive

    The Cade Estate Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is simply a stunning bottle of wine. Poured into the glass, the wine immediately shows off its dark, ruby color. Soon after the aromas of bright red berries fill the nose with softer scents of rose petals, mint and anise. The full- bodied flavors and firm tannins accompany the lush, opulent mouthfeel. Winemaker Danielle Cyrot had done a wonderful job with this effort and this beautiful wine will drink easily over the next 15 years

  • 2016 Clemens Busch Vom Roten Schiefer Riesling

    (price $31.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - Low Stock

    From red slate soil of the Clemens Busch vineyard, the red slate truly works its magic here, this wine is more expansive flavor, perfumed and glossier with more rounded edges.

  • 2016 Valerie Forgues Gamay

    (sale price $19.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Valerie Forgues and her Domaine de la Mechiniere are located in the Loire Valley’s Touraine. The 2016 Valerie Forgues Gamay is made from 100% Gamay and in a natural fashion and is soon to be certified organic. She harvests by hand, uses indigenous yeasts and bottles without fining or filtering.

  • 2015 Vietti Barolo Castiglione

    (price $55.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    A soft and elegant expression with marked freshness and delineated fruit. Indeed, this wine flaunts that much-needed inner crispness. It adds focus and sharpness to the layers of dark, succulent fruit that appear on first nose. Plenty of perfume here as well, with abundant roses, violets, spice- dusted red cherries, and hints of orange rind. The palate has depth and density with a sense of power and detail to the tannins. Long, dense and fresh. We recommend pairing with hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and cheeses.

  • 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux

    (sale price $23.99)

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    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The 2018 William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux is impressively precise, delivering a nose of minerals and green apples, and flinty flavors of wet stone in the mid-palate and a beautifully clean finish. A perfect selection for shellfish menus, especially those with a briny quality - but would also work well with many roast chicken recipes that are seasoned with fresh herbs such as thyme or tarragon.

November 16th 2019 Wine Tasting

  • 2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    (sale price $44.99)

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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.

  • 2017 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    (sale price $41.99)

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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.

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