Browse

Search

Type

Variety

Country

Vintage

Region

Appellation

Producer

Name

Wine Tastings

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

Signup for our email list to be notified as as our weekly tastings are announced.

April 28th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 St Urbans Hof Bockstein Riesling Kabinett Nik Weis

    (sale price $22.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Weingut St. Urbans-hof was first established in 1947 by Nicolaus Weis, it is now run by his son Hermann and daughter in law Ida carrying forward his winemaking traditions. The vines are planted on the very deep south facing slopes where the water slowly drains and the evening breezes cool down the vines come nightfall. The result is an aromatic wine featuring intense minerality along with flavors of green apple, peach and Bosc pear. This all leads into a steely finish that offers notes of white stone and fresh herbs.

  • 2016 Gunderloch Jean Baptiste Riesling Kabinett

    (sale price $21.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Aromas of juicy peach, pear and a touch of lime first greet you upon the first pour. The wine is well proportioned with flavors of grapefruit and tangerine all leading into a long, mineraly, textured finish. Founded in 1890 by Carl Gunderloch and 5 generations later Agnes Gunderloch married winemaker Fritz Hasselack and now Fritz has bequethed his son Johannes this thriving estate.

  • 2016 Gunderloch Riesling Trocken

    (sale price $21.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The aromas in this dry Riesling show off citrus, herb and smoked nuts. On the palate vivid smoky mineral notes appear along with flavors of peach. This wine is full of yellow fruit, have great structure and fine acidity essential for aging. Founded in 1890 by Carl Gunderloch and 5 generations later Agnes Gunderloch married winemaker Fritz Hasselack and now Fritz has bequethed his son Johannes this thriving estate.

April 21st 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2014 Château de Pez

    (sale price $48.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The vineyard of Chateau De Pez is mostly grown to Cabernet Sauvignon, along with some Merlot and a small amount of Petit Verdot. The nose first greets you with aromas of small dark cherries and candied fruit. The palate is welcomes a nice medium-bodied wine with fine tannins upon entry. This wine shows off classic Saint Estephe characteristics with rich fruit and firm core. Supple and flavorful in the mouth with impressive rich fruit hold well in the mouth and the tannins make a reappearance again at the finish.

April 14th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Abbazia di Novacella Sauvignon Blanc

    (sale price $19.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    This white wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc where the vines grow in the gravelly soil which is found throughout the region of Alto Adige. Fermentation in both Stainless Steel tanks and oak barrels provides you with the tropical fruit aromas that first greet you. Once on the palate the wine doles out ripe flavors of honeydew melon and passion fruit. All this come to a clean finish with a slight note of nectarine.

  • 2014 Seventy Five The Sum

    (sale price $21.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Sum boasts an inky deep purple color accompanied a lovely nose of blueberries, espresso and dark chocolate. Full bodied and multilayered, this wine exhibits what can be achieved through meticulous winemaking and blending. This wine is comprised of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon (75%) with the balance being Syrah and Petite Syrah.

April 7th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Newton Skyside Chardonnay

    (sale price $19.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Newton Skyside Chardonnay (formerly known as Newton Red Label) first greets you with vibrant aromas of peach and honeysuckle as soon as the wine is poured into your glass. The peach aromas follow thru with your first sip and once on the tongue flavors of baked apple along with subtle oak notes become prevalent. As the wine finishes up, one cannot help but notice the nice crispness with notes of minerality as it shows off its posh finish. So whether you are roasting some Cornish hens flavored either boldly with rosemary, or perhaps more subtle and gentle like tarragon or lemon thyme.

  • 2015 Newton Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $19.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Newton Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon (formerly known as Newton Red Label) has a dark aromas of blackberry and cassis are prominent on the nose of this fabulous effort sourced from several vineyards throughout Sonoma. The dark berry aroma continues on to the palate with blueberry and boysenberry notes which are highlighted along with an ample mouthfeel. The supple tannin core and rich finish leaves you dreaming of your next sip. So whether you are pan fry a Ribeye steak in garlic butter or standing out by the grill on a cool evening, this is the wine with which you want to enjoy your steak.

March 31st 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    (sale price $44.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    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.

  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet

    (sale price $59.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    From the heart of the Cote de Beaune comes the Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet. There the chardonnay vines have taken root in the pebbly/limestone soil and produces one of the most delicate wine in appellation. The Joseph Drouhin Puligny Montrachet is a wine of great finesse and elegance. Pure and bright in color, the aroma of this White Burgundy is rife with white peach. On the palate the fresh silkiness is immediately apparent that carries right through into a wealth of floral and fruity flavor in a long and persistent finish. Pairing such as grey or dover sole are definite matches as are many roasted chicken recipes.

  • 2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    (sale price $46.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    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.

  • 2014 Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve Pinot Noir

    (sale price $74.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New 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.

  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Musigny

    (sale price $75.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    With vines as old as 20 years, the Chambolle Musigny from Joseph Drouhin might be younger than other offerings of theirs, but this wine is not to be underestimated. The nose is complex, evoking black cherry, damp earth, and violet along with game and truffle. The palate has a good balance of texture and acidity...lace and silk come to mind. Refined tannins coat the palate as the finish is long and full of cherry and candied fruit.

March 24th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon

    (sale price $18.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    Often overlooked by those focused in on Napa, Paso Robles located 300 miles south of Napa also offers some terrific wines and True Myth Cabernet Sauvignon is one of them. This rich, yet smooth Cabernet Sauvignon from the Niven Family is loaded with elegant aromas of blackberry, blueberry, pepper and cassis. Once on the tongue flavors of dark red fruit with hints if cedar spice, cocoa and caramelized oak are realized. This Cabernet Sauvignon is not only very approachable, but is also an excellent example of how this grape grows to the unique terrain and climate of the Central Coast.

  • 2016 Bailly Lapierre Saint Bris Sauvignon Blanc

    (sale price $14.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - New Stock

    The appellation of Saint-Bris in Northern Burgundy is the only appellation in Burgundy allowed to grow Sauvignon Blanc. Mostly limestone soil this wine is pale gold in color yet brilliant in the glass. The bouquet offers up nuances of white fruit which transitions into citrus upon aeration. Fresh and delicate in the mouth, the touch of minerality trails off nicely in the finish.

  • 2015 Viña Cobos Felino Malbec

    (sale price $18.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    The Viña Cobos Felino Malbec is deep red in color and displays aromas of black fruit with notes of white pepper and cloves. On the palate, flavors of licorice and chocolate coat your taste buds as the wine’s elegance and balance stands firm in your mouth. The bold tannins are at the core of this wine that lead into a long and persistent finish.

March 17th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2003 Croft Vintage Port

    (sale price $72.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Garnering 90 points from Robert Parker as well as Stephen Tanzer, this vintage of Croft Port has a relatively exotic nose with hints of cherry liqueur, peat and dark chocolate. On the tongue, the palate is on the fuller side with succulent flavors of ripe black fruit and finishing big and broad with lingering black cherry fruit. The '03 Croft is a complete effort and a fine example of the vintage, a must purchase for the upcoming holidays. Of course, if you are in need of a gift for collector of port, this is certainly a contender as not only can you drink it now, but you can lay it down for several years to come.

  • 2000 Fonseca

    (sale price $99.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    Vintage port, with its legendary cellaring capacity, makes a fabulous addition to your cellar. Established in 1822, the venerable firm of Fonseca Guimaraens is one of the standard bearers among the world's port houses. Known for specializing in investment grade port preferred by connoisseurs because of its voluptuous style and seductive fruit, their declared 2000 vintage represents a colossal effort. With a magnificently deep purple color, dense structure, and intense concentration--all fortifying the generous flavors of black pepper, cassis, and black fruit--it is a port destined to become a classic. With a reputation that cannot be surpassed, a vintage port from the house of Fonseca Guimaraens makes a superb gift for collectors and will cellar and improve for decades to come.

March 10th 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2016 Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

    (sale price $46.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    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.

  • 2015 Flowers Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

    (sale price $44.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    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 3rd 2018 Wine Tasting

  • 2015 Joseph Drouhin Gevrey Chambertin

    (sale price $58.99)

    buy now add to wishlist

    750ml - Bottle - In Stock

    A wine that needs no introduction, the Gevrey Chambertin offering from Joseph Drouhin is everything one could want in a Gevrey Chambertin and more! The nose is intense with fruits such as black cherry and wild blackberry that blend with licorice and woody characteristics. Mild spice, nutmeg, mushroom, and damp earthy aromas finish the nose and lead into a palate full of the aromas found earlier, with delicate tannins sprinkled throughout.

130 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT | 203.966.9571 | info@francoswine.com
M-F: 8am-8pm Sat: 8am-7pm Sun: 12pm-5pm | Privacy Policy | ©2001-2014 by Francos Wine Merchants