10.5 - 10.6 Wine Tasting


Join us this weekend for a complimentary wine tasting, hosted by Hugues Beaulieu of Elite Wines Imports!
We start the tasting with a crisp & harmonious Italian Sauvignon Blanc, dabble in a biodynamic Pinot Blanc, a Rioja given 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, Robert Parker and Wine Spectator, and end with medium-dry Maderia that is great with cheeses as an aperitif!
Starting at 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday, all wines will also be available for purchase at 10% off retail price. Click through the link below to view tasting notes on each bottle.

Find a printable PDF of this week’s tasting notes here.


Azienda Agricola Gradis'Ciutta Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Origin: Italy
Retail: $26.95 | Sale: $24.25

The Collio region is known as one of the best white wine regions in Italy. Coming from vines planted in 1985, this Sauvignon Blanc has an attractive nose of ripe pear and pineapple with hints of savory herbs. The palate is harmonious, layering mouthwatering acidity and a mineral undertone of grapefruit zest with white pepper.

Sauvignon Blanc
90 Points Wine Spectator


Doelas Rias Baixas Albariño 2018

Origin: Spain
Retail: $16.95 | Sale: $15.25

This lovely albariño comes from a small family-run estate who own a 60-year-old vineyard in Rías Baixas in north-west Spain. The nose is powerful and focused, with notes of peach, honeydew melon, and green apple. The palate is deliciously crisp yet soft with a refreshing mineral finish that is perfect for seafood of all sorts.



Mader Pinot Blanc 2018

Origin: Alsace
Retail: $18.95 | Sale: $17.05

The Mader domaine is a very small family-owned and operated estate in the village of Hunawihr. After their son earned a degree in Oenology he returned to the family estate and converted all of their vineyards to bio-dynamic viticulture in 2005. For so long Pinot Blanc has been considered as an aperitif wine to start the meal, but a wine of this particular intensity and character is much more than a simple aperitif – it is remarkably complex with wonderful intensity and personality. Classic white flower and citrus aromas lead to a crisp and refreshing palate. It’s totally dry but reveals an unusual richness for a Pinot Blanc and the finish is refreshing, thanks to the acidity.

Pinot Blanc


CVNE Cune Crianza 2016

Origin: Spain
Retail: $15.95 | Sale: $14.35

Founded in 1879 by the Real de Asúa brothers, CVNE has been an integral part of the Rioja. The nose is full of berries, spices and tobacco aromas that work in unison to give this Crianza a nice start. A firm palate of dark plum, raspberry, and spice flavors holds through on a grippy finish. For everyday Rioja, there isn't much better than this.

Tempranillo | Garnacha | Mazuelo

90 Points Wine Enthusiast
90 Points Robert Parker
90 Points Wine Spectator


Umani Ronchi Rosso Conero 2016

Origin: Italy
Retail: $22.95 | Sale $20.65

Umani Ronchi is a historic winery that has been kept alive by the Bianchi-Bernetti family for nearly fifty years. Their Rosso Conero has beautiful ripe black currant fruit on the palate that is laced with star anise and Earl Grey tea leaf accents. This elegant and balanced, medium-bodied red is fresh with taut tannins firming the finish.



Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz 2017

Origin: Australia
Retail: $28.95 | Sale: $26.05

Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994 when he was inspired to create his own label after discovering an abandoned section of old-vines in the Barossa Valley. Aromatic and stylish, it opens with violet and white pepper. The core gushes with wild blueberry, revealing shades of rosemary and apricot. The tannins are smooth and plush on the finish.



Miles Rainwater Medium Dry Madeira NV

Origin: Portugal
Retail: $18.95 | Sale: $17.05

Miles Madeira was originally known as Rutherford & Grant, established on the Island of Madeira, in 1814. Today it is one of the best known and most respected brands on the island. This Rainwater Maderia is a soft pale wine, medium-dry in style with light fruit. Best served chilled as an aperitif or paired with cheeses.

Tinta Negra