3.9 - 3.10 Wine Tasting
Join us this Saturday + Sunday, March 9-10 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!
Rolet Cremant du Jura Brut NV
Retail: $22.95 | Sale $20.65
The family-run Rolet Estate is the second-largest wine growing estate in the Jura region of eastern France, located just north of Switzerland in one of the finest domaines of the region. Rolet is an estate full of character, with soils originating in the Jurassic and Triassic periods and where grape varieties blossom contentedly. This sparkling wine is crafted in the same traditional method as champagne. Aromas of white flowers, soft citrus, and slight yeasty notes dance beneath delicate bubbles. This is the perfect wine for every moment, from an aperitif before dinner to the end of a meal.
70% Chardonnay | 30% mixed Poulsard and Pinot Noir
Durin Liguria Pigato 2017
Retail: $17.95 | Sale $16.15
Pigato is considered the “prince” of Ligurian white wines, a coastal grape that is the natural pair with Mediterranean cuisine and fresh seafood. Originally from Greece, the Pigato grape made its way to Liguria in the 1600s, and is believed to be a cousin of the white grape Vermentino. Today it is almost exclusively associated with and cultivated along the Ligurian Riviera on the northwest coast of Italy, not far from the cliffs and wandering paths of Cinque Terre. Aromas of white peaches, honey, and wildflowers welcome you into the glass. Flavors of citrus and white pepper dominate the palate with hints of fresh almonds and stone fruits. Intensely perfumed, medium-bodied and fresh on the tongue, Pigato-based wines are anobvious pair with local Ligurian seafood dishes.
Early Mountain Quaker Run Chardonnay 2016
Retail: $32.95 | Sale: $29.65
2016 is the second vintage of this wine, made from the oldest Chardonnay vines at Quaker Run vineyard (planted in 1999). The folks over at Early Mountain realized how special this block is and took a completely separate approach, from pruning on through fermentation. This meant precision in the vineyard and patience in the cellar. Because of the reliance on ambient yeast for the fermentation, and the ripeness of the grapes, the wine fermented from September 2016 until July 2017. The wine continued to rest on its lees until January of 2018, when it was bottled. This wine is marked by its long fermentation and extended lees contact with the sort of yeast/bread character you might expect from Champagne and the roundness and texture that you might expect from a full malo Chardonnay, though the wine retains acidity even with full ripeness.
Matakana Estate Pinot Noir Rose 2016
Origin: New Zealand
Retail: $18.95 | Sale $17.05
Grapes are harvested from a single vineyard in the Upper Wairau sub-region, a narrow valley inland from the majority of the Marlborough vineyards, where daytime temperatures tend to be warmer and nights cooler. Lifted aromas of strawberries and cream abound on the nose with hints of rose petal, along with some earthy, savory characters. The strawberry fruit and berry characters explode on the palate, while the finely poised acidity keeps the texture dry, adding a savory finish.
100% Pinot Noir
Bodega Bal D'Isabena Garnacha 2016
Retail: $16.95 | Sale: $15.25
Bal d'Isabena winery is located in Laguarres, the highest area of the DO Somontano. The high plateau in this mountainous area lies at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains. Fresh aromas of black fruits, violets, and soft touches of toasted oak mixed with sweet liquorice welcomes you into the glass. An elegant expression on the palate with an explosion of flavors, velvety with a clean finish. It's perfect with with red meat, roasts, cheese, or desserts.
Tascante Ghiaia Nera Nerello Mascalese 2014
Retail: $22.95 | Sale $20.65
Grapes for this wine were harvested from the Tascante estates on the Etna volcano. Made entirely from Nerello Mascalese grapes cultivated on the north slope of the volcano, this vibrant wine opens with aromas of fresh flowers, red-skinned berries, and thyme. The fresh, juicy palate delivers red cherry, strawberry, cinnamon, and licorice flavors, framed by fine-grained tannins.
100% Nerello Mascalese
91 Points Wine Enthusiast
Early Mountain Eluvium 2016
Retail: $36.95 | Sale: $33.25
The merlot for this blend comes from one of Early Mountains oldest vines in their Quaker Run Vineyard. The age of the vines contribute density and aromatic purity; presence and persistence with fine grain tannin. Petit Verdot contributes structure, depth, and power. On the nose the fruits are dark with plum and blackberry accentuated by sage, cedar and wood spice. The flavors echo the aromas; structured and layered with ample and persistent tannin. With higher proportion of Petit Verdot, there is a ruggedness to the structure, and in its youth the wine leads with this tannic texture. As a result, food pairings lean toward more rustic grilled and smoked red meat.
56% Merlot | 44% Petit Verdot
Catherine and Michel Langlois Creme de Cassis
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.95
Cassis cream is a fresh and natural product made without dye or preservatives.
An essential component in the popular Kir and Kir Royale cocktails, the dark, elegant liqueur is made by infusing a
neutral grain spirit with crushed blackcurrants. As a result, it has tart berry flavors and a rich, earthy profile,
with a hint of spice. Langlois cream is renowned for its purity, unparalleled perfume and richness in fruit.