1.26-1.27 Wine Tasting

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Join us this Saturday + Sunday, Jan. 26-27, for a complimentary wine tasting!
Tastings run from 11:30am to 5pm, and all bottles featured are 10% off.
Scroll down for tasting notes on this week’s lineup.

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Alexandre Monmousseau Vigneau Brut NV

Retail: 20.95 | Sale $18.85

Clos le Vigneau is owned by fifth generation winemaker Alexandre Monmousseau. This beautiful sparkling is produced from 100% Chenin Blanc vines planted on clay and flint stones based soils. The resulting wine has fresh acidity that lifts the peppered pear flavors. Its rich and easy to drink while keeping its mineral and chalky texture. Its quality makes it a great alternative to Champagne or a wonderful aperitif.

100% Chenin Blanc

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Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves 2016

Retail: $22.95 | Sale $20.65

This somewhat atypical Graves is distinguished by its high percentage of Sémillon, sourced from vineyards in the greatest white wine terroir in all of Bordeaux — the Haut-Barsac. The average age of vines used to make this wine is between 45-48 years old, creating a rich, full, aromatic mid-palate to complement the clean finish. There is no better way to enjoy this crisp, invigorating wine than with a platter of fresh seafood. Raw oysters, fresh shrimp, clams, scallops, crab, langoustines...the more the merrier!

75% Sémillon | 20% Sauvignon Blanc | 5% Muscadelle

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Remhoogte First Light Chenin Blanc 2017

Retail: $13.95 | Sale: $12.55

Light gold color in the glass, the grapes for this chenin blanc are coming from 30-50 year old vines. Aromas of fresh peaches and apricots are complemented by tropical notes of oranges and limes. A slight almond undertone lends a savory element. The palate is full, with creamy acidity and a light spice, and the finish is long. This wine will gain complexity for up to 5 years, so drink now or lay a few down for later.

100% Chenin Blanc

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Commando G “La Bruja de Rozas” Garnacha 2016

Retail: $29.95 | Sale $26.95

Comando G’s “village” wine, La Bruja de Rozas is sourced from several vineyards in the vicinity of Las Rozas de Puerto Real. Pure Garnacha from granitic sand, La Bruja is perfumed and lively with plenty of fruit, backbone of acidity, and fine tannin. Hand harvested, natural yeast fermentation and a long maceration followed by five months in 500 liter foudre – essentially the same practices used in their single vineyard wines.

100% Garnacha
Organic
93 Points James Suckling
91 Points Wine & Spirits

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Begali Valpolicella Ripasso 2016

Retail: $17.95 | Sale $16.15

This “baby Amarone” is complex and full bodied. Aromas of juicy plums, blackberries, black cherries, and sweet figs intertwine with flavors of espresso, kitchen spice, and cassis notes. There is good amount of acidity, smooth texture, and just a hint of tannin on an elegant finish.

65% Corvina | 30%
Rondinella | 5% Molinara

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Bodegas Riojanas Monte Real de Familia Crianza 2015

Retail: $16.95 | Sale $15.25

Bodegas Riojanas was founded in 1890 through the union of the Artacho family, long winemaking tradition, and Rafael Carreras. In the glass, ripe aromas border on raisin and hoisin sauce, with savory, baked berry notes. This is decidedly plump and chunky on the palate, with a jammy mouthfeel. Blackberry, chocolate and peppery spice flavors finish oaky in a traditional Rioja way.

100% Tempranillo

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Warre’s King’s Tawny NV

Retail: $17.95 | Sale $16.15

Warres Kings Tawny is aged in oak casks for an average of 3 years, and then bottled when ready to drink. In the glass it greets you with a beautiful amber color and a slightly nutty character on the nose. Flavors of cocoa powder, plum tart, and dark coffee smooth out onto the palate. It drinks pure and fresh with a luscious, long finish.

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