2.23 - 2.24 Wine Tasting

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Join us this Saturday + Sunday, Feb. 23-24 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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Pelle Menetou-Salon Morogues Blanc 2017

Origin: France
Retail: $25.95 | Sale $23.35

Domaine Pellé is a fourth generation estate run by the talented and hard-working Paul-Henry Pellé. The winery was officially started in the 1950s, though earlier generations of the Pellé family had produced wine even before then, selling barrels to local Brasseries as far as Brouges in the early 20th century. Coming from the far eastern end of the Loire Valley, this distint mineral-laden Sauvignon Blanc from the under-the-radar-appellation Menetou-Salon is a wonderful alternative to a great Sancerre. The nose is pure with aromas of white flowers and citrus fruits. The palate is racy, followed by a saline/mineral finish that give this wine a beautiful clarity and precision.

100% Sauvignon Blanc
Organic

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Granite Heights Chardonnay 2017

Origin: Virginia
Retail: $19.95 | Sale $17.95

Granite Heights is a small, boutique winery run by husband and wife team, Luke and Toni Kilyk in Warrenton, VA. Luke and Toni do all of the vineyard work themselves, on top of both working full-time jobs. It takes endless passion, drive, and commitment to pull that off and make the quality of wines that they are producing. This estate-grown Chardonnay has just the right amount of oak influence. The result is a pleasing combination of ripe pear and apple, notes of clove and lemon zest with fresh acidity.

100% Chardonnay

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Granite Heights Petit Manseng 2015

Origin: Virginia
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.95

Another offering from Granite Heights, this exotic white variety from southwestern France is grown almost nowhere else in the world. This dry style Petit Manseng expresses tropical fruits and pineapple on the nose with a balanced acid finish. It’s fermented and aged completely in stainless. Pair with a variety of dishes including pork, chicken, turkey, or lamb.

100% Petit Manseng
Silver Metal Winner 2017 Virginia Governor’s Cup

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Granite Heights Barbera 2015

Origin: Virginia
Retail: $24.95 | Sale $22.45

There aren’t many Virginia producers working with this Italian grape varietal and what a great example this is. Granite Heights achieves this medium-bodied and lush wine with just the right amount of oak influence. Flavors of dark cherry, strawberry, and licorice dance across the palate. The subtle tannins and bright acidity make this wine extremely food friendly, especially with Italian fare.

100% Barbera

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Busi Chianti Rufina Riserva 2014

Origin: Italy
Retail: $24.95 | Sale $22.45
Weekend Special: 20% off 3 bottles or more

The winery was founded in the 1700s and has been operated by the Busi family since the 1800s. Grapes have been grown on the property since the 1400s. Spending 20 months in oak, this Chianti Riserva features a balanced profile of black cherry, earth, tar, and bitter almond flavors backed by a firm structure. This authentic taste of Tuscany is the ultimate expression of Italian hospitality, whether shared between friends or paired with special occasion dishes.

100% Sangiovese
Sustainable

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Cru Monplaisir Bordeaux Superieur 2016

Origin: France
Retail: $19.95
| Sale $17.95

Produced by a female winemaker, which is not too common in Bordeaux, this wine strikes a modernist note. It’s round, supple and concentrated, offering a mouthful of flavors; dark fruits, soft tannins and great chocolate notes! Crafted in a polished style, this wine offers classic Bordeaux aromatics of plums, figs, graphite, black currant and a touch of oak. Cabernet adds structure and firmness to otherwise silky tannins, and the wine finishes
moderately long and fresh.

75% Merlot, 20% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet-Franc
Biodynamic

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Rubus Shiraz 2015

Origin: Australia
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.35

This richly concentrated Barossa Shiraz is indicative of the style for which Australia's top wine region is famous. The wine is dark in color, rich and dense. The ample tannins are balanced by the powerful expression of fruit. Hints of blackberries, mint, and eucalyptus dominate the palate. Try this Shiraz with rich dishes like lamb shank, Osso buco, beef steak or roast duck.

98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier

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Warre’s King’s Tawny NV

Retail: $17.95 | Sale: $16.15

Warre’s 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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