Join us this weekend for a complimentary wine tasting!
Starting at 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday, all wines will also be available for purchase at 10% off retail price. Scroll down to read more, or print out a PDF of the tasting notes via the link below!
Find a printable PDF of this week’s tasting notes here.
Kobal Furmint 2018
Retail: $20.95 | Sale: $18.85
Located in Posavje, Slovenia, the vineyards of Kobal are spread out over some of the finest winegrowing sites on the hills and slopes of the Bizeljsko-Sremic wine region. This area is a narrow strip along the northern bank of the Sava River, protected by the mountains from the harsh north winds and home to perhaps the best winegrowing conditions in the region. Kobal wines are produced from local grape varietals which are farmed in an environmentally-friendly manner. Aromas of citrus zest, white flowers and fresh apricot jump from the glass. The palate features an electric acidity and saline mineral profile highlighted by stone fruit, nuts and herbs. Enjoy with Locke cured meats or pork.
Mayu Pedro Ximénez 2017
Retail: $16.95 | Sale: $15.25
The Olivier family started Viña Mayu in 2005 and were the first to bring winemaking to the Elqui Valley. This desert of Chile is known for some of the best stargazing in the world, as well as a perfect place to grow grapes with its warm days, cool nights and a touch of the salty ocean breeze. This single-vineyard, old vine, dry PX from one of Chile’s highest elevation vineyards is a must-have for the summer. It’s a stylish white wine that offers appealing floral and fruit aromas, with flavors balanced by fresh acidity, minerality and a long finish. It is best served with a range of foods, especially shellfish and other seafood.
Les Équilibristes PicPoul de Pinet 2018
Retail: $20.95 | Sale: $18.85
Francois de Monval and Florent Girou aim to produce one of a kind, quirky cuvees from small estates all across France. They produce terroir-driven, organic cuvees that express a clear identity and sense of place. The results are simply stunning, as Florent (the winemaker) uses little to no added sulphites and other minimal intervention techniques to allow the grapes to truly speak for themselves. Their Picpoul is an alternative take on the ever-popular grape variety. An energetic palate displays a rich texture and bright citrus notes before a mineral-laden finish.
Domaine Rolet Père et Fils Arbois Rouge Tradition 2012
Retail: $21.95 | Sale: $19.75
Established in the early 40’s, Domaine Rolet Pere et Fils is a second-generation family owned and operated winery. Located between Burgundy and Switzerland, Jura is known for producing wine with longevity. This 2012 red blend is delicate with floral notes on the nose. The palate has a balance of freshness and complexity with soft red berry fruit, cranberry, cherry, and orange peel. It's a beautiful summer red that can be served slightly chilled.
40% Poulsard | 30% Trousseau | 30% Pinot Noir
Le Clos des Cazaux “Cuvée des Templiers” Vacqueyras 2013
Retail: $25.95 | Sale $23.35
The Archimbaud-Vache family - owners of Clos des Cazaux - is one of the oldest families in Vacqueyras, with roots dating back to 1791.From vines planted in 1934, this is an atypically spicy blend with peppery, blackberry fruit, and garrigue notes. Deeply pitched black and blue fruit are enlivened by smokey mineral and peppery spice accents. The balanced and lasting tannins of this wine make an excellent accompaniment to grilled meats and vegetables.
50% Syrah | 50% Grenache
Quinta de La Quietud Toro “Le Quietud” 2013
Retail: $34.95 | Sale: $31.45
Coming from older vines, this wine spends two years in French Oak barrels before being bottled. The nose is powerful with complex aromas of fruit jam, licorice, and touches of graphite. The palate is full with velvety soft tannins. This is beautiful wine with lots of personality.
White Hall Soliterre 2017
Retail: $24.95 | Sale: $22.45
White Hall Vineyards is a farm winery located just 13 miles from historic Charlottesville, Virginia. This lush and balanced dessert wine maintains its acidity beautifully. Like drinking liquid honey, this wine will pair wonderfully with fruit desserts or foie gras.
100% Petit Manseng