4.6 - 4.7 Wine Tasting
Join us for a complimentary wine feature this weekend from 11:30 to 5!
All bottles featured will be available for sale at 10% off.
Scroll down for more information on this week’s lineup!
Saint Cosme Little James Basket Press Blanc 2017
Retail: $16.95 | Sale $14.35
Château de Saint Cosme is the leading estate of Gigondas and produces the benchmark wines of this appellation. The property has been in the hands of the Barruol family since 1570. This unconventional blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier can be used at the table like a crisp Pinot Grigio or a zippy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauvignon Blanc brings acidity to the blend while Viognier provides fleshiness and attractive notes of stone fruit and flowers. Blending the two varieties results in an aromatic and fresh-tasting wine with aromas and flavors of peach blossoms, fennel, apricots, grapefruit, lychee fruit, and mangos. Try this wine with garden salads, ceviche, and grilled fish.
50% Viognier, 50% Sauvignon Blanc
Stift Klosterneuberg Weiner Germischischter Satz 2017
Retail: $22.95 | Sale $20.65
Since its foundation in 1114, Klosterneuburg monastery has been growing wine and therefore is the oldest wine estate of Austria. This Viennese field blend is youthful and fresh. Notes of green apple, flowers, and stone-fruit welcome you into the glass. The fresh, brightly-toned palate sings with zesty citrus and juicy yellow pear. A phenolic, spicy edge gives it depth and appeal.
Grüner Veltliner | Chardonnay | Weissburgunder (Pinot blanc)
Hendry Napa Valley Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2016
Retail: $39.95 | Sale: $35.95
The Hendry Vineyard is located on benchlands just west of the town of Napa. The Chardonnay vines grow on thin, stony soils between 200 and 300 feet above sea level. Morning fog and afternoon breezes from the San Pablo Bay moderate the climate, giving long, warm summer days and cooler nights.This barrel-fermented Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed and aged in French oak barrels for 11 months. It’s a beautiful golden yellow color in the glass with golden apple and spice aromas. The palate is soft, medium-weight, with layers of tangy fruit, spicy oak, and apple peel on the finish. An ideal pairing with salmon, Manchego cheese, or white pizzas. This wine’s food pairing versatility and acidic brightness make friends for it on both sides of the Chardonnay divide.
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 hints of rose petal lead in berry characters on the palate. Finely poised acidity keeps the texture dry while adding a savory finish.
100% Pinot Noir
Dear Mom Canned Red Wine
Retail, 4-pack: $16.95 | Sale: $15.25
Retail, Single: $4.95 | Sale: $4.45
This Côte-Rôtie style wine is the perfect red for drinking outside. BBQs, picnics, kayaking, hiking, biking, you name it! This canned wine needs to be there. It will surprise you with a savory, almost smoky nose and nice dark fruits on the palate that come through with a bit of structure. These adorable cans are 187ml servings, which is essentially a standard pour at your local watering hole.
A 4-pack of Dear Mom is equal to approximately 1 standard 750ml sized bottle of wine.
90% Syrah | 10% Viognier
Casanova di Neri Irrosso Toscana 2015
Retail: $23.95 | Sale $21.55
Casanova di Neri was established in 1971 when Giovanni Neri acquired a large estate within Montalcino. In 1991, his son Giacomo took over direction of the estate and winemaking.This is a wine with character and personality that can be called a ”young Brunello” with fruit sourced from the estate's oldest vineyards. All the fruit was hand harvest followed by a spontaneus fermentation without the addition of artificial yeast and aged in oak for one year. This wine is intense ruby red in the glass with aromas of wild cherry and violets. The palate expresses the perfect balance of fruit and structure. It can be enjoyed now or aged in the bottle to develop for many years to come. Enjoy with veal, pasta, osso buco, or aged cheeses.
85% Sangiovese | 15% Colorino
Volver Single Vineyard Tempranillo 2016
Retail: $18.95 | Sale: $17.05
From a site planted in 1957 and made from 100% Tempranillo, this wine is an exceptional value. A strikingly aromatic nose offers an array of fruit, floral and herbal scents. Sweet cherry-vanilla and cola flavors coat the palate and are enlivened by juicy acidity. Supple tannins gain strength on the finish, which strongly repeats the cola and floral qualities.
92 Points James Suckling | 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Casa Dumetz The Feminist Party 2016
Retail: $34.95 | Sale: $31.45
Owner and winemaker Sonja Magdevski created this GSM blend in honor of the fabulous women who have graced her life as well as the wonderful men who have supported her along the way. It is a blend of 4 single vineyards, showcasing Santa Barbara County’s premiere and distinct growing regions. With less than 300 cases produced, this traditional Rhône blend is produced in an American style. Very bright, cheery aromas translate to the palate and fill your mouth with fresh fruity flavors. This red blend’s soft tannins and beautiful acid finish make it an ideal food wine.
40% Grenache | 20% Syrah | 20% Mourvèdre | 20% Graciano
Tenute Cisa Asinari Dei Marchesi di Gresy La Serra Moscato D'Asti 2015
Retail: $17.95 | Sale: $16.15
This single vineyard Moscato is straw yellow with greenish reflections in the glass. The nose is fresh and fruity with notes of peach and sage. The palate is harmonious with a balance of acidity and residual sugar that give this wine a very pleasant drinkability.