4.20 Wine Tasting
Join us for a complimentary wine tasting this weekend from 11:30 to 5!
All bottles featured will be available for sale at 10% off.
This weekend’s tasting will only be on Saturday - we are closed this
Sunday for the Easter holiday.
Scroll down for more information on this week’s lineup!
Filipa Pato Sparkling Rose Extra Brut 3B 2017
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.95
Filipa Pato focuses on the country's indigenous grape varieties. This elegant sparkling rosé from the Beira region in Portugal has zero dosage, which, combined with the crisp minerality, results in an incredibly clean finish. Fresh strawberry notes come through on the palate, combined with light yeasty notes that linger even as the effervescence trickles away. This is an extremely versatile wine that can be enjoyed as an aperitif or paired beautifully throughout your entire Easter meal.
Baga | Bical
Menade Rueda Verdejo 2016
Retail: $15.95 | Sale $14.35
The three siblings behind Menade are Marco, the viticulturalist, Richard, the winemaker and Alejandra managing sales and communications. The Sanz siblings agree that organic farming, a high proportion of old vines grown on chalk, and careful harvesting at night are essential to produce vibrant and fresh wines. This Verdejo is as pure as it gets - the grapes are coming from distinct parcels in and around Rueda that grow in pebbly clay, and calcareous soils. On the nose, there is a concentration of varietal and mineral aromas -- notes of fruit mix with more herbaceous aromas of laurel, fennel and thyme. This Verdejo is dry, balanced and round with volume on the palate. There is a certain bitter touch, typical of the varietal and the natural acidity holds a long and elegant finish.
La Spinetta Toscana Vermentino 2018,
Retail: $20.95 | Sale: $18.85
Giorgio Rivetti, owner and winemaker of La Spinetta in Barbaresco, has become one of the leading forces in Piedmont. Giorgio prefers to make wines that are indigenous to Piedmont, characteristic of the terrain in which the grapes are cultivated, reflecting a taste that is indisputably identifiable with their land of origin. Vermentino is the typical white wine of Tuscany so this was a natural varietal for him to work with. The nose is redolent of green apple and white grapefruit along with a light, gravelly mineral note. With a touch of ginger spice and floral notes coming through on the finish, this is a refreshing white.
Mas Redonne Bandol Rosé 2018
Retail: $24.95 | Sale: $22.45
The Tournier family established this estate in 1982, renovating an old farm in La Cadiere-d'Azur. The family farms organically, focusing on mourvèdre, which they blend with a little Cinsault and Grenache for this textbook Bandol rosé. It’s savory, with mourvèdre’s earthy black fruit flavors, a little herbaceous and peppery with a touch of salinity.
This is the perfect rosé to pair with your Easter fare.
55% Mourvèdre | 35% Cinsault | 10% Grenache
Bodega Bal D'Isabena Garnacha 2016
Retail: $17.95 | 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 welcome you into the glass. An elegant expression on the palate with an explosion of flavors, yet velvety with a clean finish. It's perfect with red meat, cheese, or desserts.
Tascante Ghiaia Nera Nerello Mascalese 2016
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
Casanova Di Neri 'Ir Rosso' Toscana 2015
Retail: $23.95 | Sale: $21.55
This wine is born from the grapes of the "Cetine" vineyards to the south of Montalcino on a steep hill with a ridge of Mediterranean woods and unique soil. The 2016 vintage is the perfect balance between elegance, structure and complexity. Hints of maraschino cherry, violets and red fruits welcome you into the glass. Its charming fruit bouquet leads into soft tannins followed by a long and elegant finish. It’s approachable enough to pair with your Easter lamb or lay down to evolve in the bottle for years to come.
75% Sangiovese | 25% Colorino
Lillet Rosé NV
Retail: $23.95 | Sale: $21.15
It is well-established that summer means rosé. But the warm weather is also ideal for an aperitif — a super refreshing, low-proof drink before dinner — and Lillet Rose is our new summer favorite. Like Lillet Blanc, which you may be more familiar with, Lillet Rose is a wine-based aperitif, made from the Grand Cru Bordeaux grapes used for Lillet’s white and red versions, and then combined with herb and fruit liqueurs before ageing in oak. As a result, it is bright and fruit-forward but not overly sweet — a pleasure to sip on its own, or in a fun cocktail.
Sémillon & other Bordeaux varietals