6.15 - 6.16 Wine Tasting
Celebrate Father’s Day with us this weekend and enjoy a complimentary wine tasting hosted by Juliet and Kelly. Tastings run from 11:30 to 5 on Saturday and Sunday, and all wines featured will be available for purchase at a 10% discount.
Find a printable PDF of this week’s tasting notes here.
Sierra Cantabria Rioja Rosado 2018
Retail: $14.95 | Sale $13.45
This rose from Rioja is clean and bright, making it the perfert summer sipper. Red berries and light notes of fresh fruit dance on the nose. The palate is fresh and well balanced, wrapped by the fruit and acidity of pomegranate, blackberry, and raspberry. Nose of red berries, aniseed light notes and nuances of fresh fruit, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, pomegranate. The lively finish will leave you wanting more!
60 % Viura | 30 % Garnacha | 10 % Tempranillo
Burgo Viejo Blanco Organic 2017
Retail: $13.95 | Sale $12.55
Part of an impressive range from an Alfaro-based bodega, this organic white is a delightfully fresh, well-balanced cuvée of Viura and Tempranillo Blanco. Ripe melon, pineapple, and white flowers emerge from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with bright acidity and beautiful purity of fruit that remains fresh on the finish. It’s a smoking value that’s so versatile on the dinner table for summer.
60% Viura | 40% Trempranillo Blanco
92 Points James Suckling
90 Points Jeb Dunnuck
90 Points Tim Atkin
Jean Claude Bachelet Saint-Aubin Blanc Premier Cru 2016
Retail: $65.95 | Sale: $59.35
The Bachelet family has been making wine in Burgundy since the 17th century. Today, Jean-Claude and his sons, Benoît and Jean-Baptiste continue the tradition. They are located in the small village of Gamay, tucked deep into the hills of Saint-Aubin. The family philosophy of respecting the individual character of each terroir and their traditional approach to winemaking carries on today. Long and rigorous work in their biodynamic vineyards, with a strong attention to detail, results in fine fruit reaching the cellar. Once there, a non-interventionist approach is followed, allowing each wine to express its own character. The use of new oak is restricted to just 10%, preventing the gentle subtleties from being overpowered. The white wines of Saint-Aubin have a remarkable ability to age for up to 15 years. In the glass, this Premier Cru Burgundy is shiny gold with green highlights. The nose exudes aromas of white fruit and floral notes with a hint of delicate oak. The palate possesses a beguiling sense of vibrancy with beautifully delineated flavors. The dry finish is infused with citrus and minerals. This is an elegant and harmonious wine that will pair beautifully with white meats, seafood, or strong cheeses.
100% Chardonnay | Biodynamic
Charles Duret Crémant de Bourgogne Rosé NV
Retail: $18.95 | Sale: $17.05
This sparking rosé from Burgundy has delicate, long-lasting bubbles that are proof of its traditional, bottle-fermented quality. Medium pink salmon color in the glass, this crémant offers ripe strawberries on the nose as well as the mouth with lemon and tangy orange-zest flavors. It's lush, balanced, and has a nice rich mousse texture. The perfect wine to served as an aperitif this weekend when celebrating all the fathers in your life!
100% Pinot Noir
Elizabeth Spencer Grenache 2017
Retail $27.95 | Sale $25.15
Established in 1998, Elizabeth Spencer is a winery based in Rutherford, Napa Valley. This Grenache comes from a southwestern facing slope in Mendocino, just east of Ukiah. Ripe, crushed raspberries and strawberries on the nose, with a healthy dose of baked strawberry pie. The wine is fresh and light on the palate, with an acidity that refreshes and supports the fruit flavors from the front to the back. Juicy plum, raspberry, blood orange zest, and ripe, wild strawberries fill the mid-palate. The finish is crisp and light, with a lingering mineral note.
De Martino Legado Carmenere 2017
Retail: $23.95 | Sale: $21.55
The De Martino family has been producing wine in Chile's famous Maipo Valley for almost 70 years. This Carmenere was sourced from stony alluvial soils in Isla de Maipo where the varietiy achieves excellent ripeness. After fermented in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts, the wine is aged in used oak barrels for 19 months. Paprika aromas with a touch of herbs welcome you into the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins.
Hendry Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Retail: $69.95 | Sale: $62.95
George Hendry and his family have grown grapes on the same family farm in Napa Valley since 1939. Dark fruit aromas are well-integrated with a hint of smoky oak on the nose. The wine is no-holds-barred ripe and robust in texture with palate coating tannins which makes it an excellent pairing with rich, braised dishes and grilled meats. The beautiful finesse and balance makes this a go-to wine for the perfect Father’s Day gift!
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Retail: $22.95 | Sale: $20.65
This White Vermouth was created to enjoying in a more refreshing way, like a wine. Avoiding oxidation and sweetness in excess leaves you with a modern Vermouth that is not only great quality but very pleasant.The nose has astriking character of citrus peel accompanied by a hint of mint and lemon balm. The palate is wonderfully balanced with citrus and a sweet and subtle bitterness on the finish.