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.
G.D. Vajra Luigi Baudana Dragon Langhe Bianco 2017
Retail: $22.95 | Sale: $20.66
This small estate is just four hectares of vineyard, located in Serralunge d’Alba, a commune in Piedmont. Their tiny cellar is situated in the village, while their vineyards are primarily in the 'crus' of Baudana and the highly regarded Cerretta. After 30 years running the winery, Luigi Baudana visited the Vajra winery incognito one day and was so impressed with the way they dealt with people and communicated their philosophy that he rang Aldo Vajra soon afterwards to ask if he would be interested in buying his estate. A deal was soon done, and the Vajra family have run this estate alongside Luigi and his wife Fiorina ever since. In the glass this white field blend shows a beautiful straw yellow color, very intense and luminous. The nose is full of floral sensations, enriched with nuances of peach, apple, lemon, and a touch of fresh grass. On the palate it is light-bodied and savory with a pleasant freshness.
Chardonnay | Sauvignon Blanc | Riesling | Nascetta
Hermann Moser Per Due Grüner Veltliner 2017
Retail: $15.95 | Sale: $14.35
Weingut Hermann Moser is run by Martin and his wife Carmen Moser. The estate is 300 years old and is located in the village of Rohrendorf in the Kremstal wine-growing region in Lower Austria. The nose on this wine is shy, suggesting notes of fig leaf and citrus. The palate is dominated with herbal notes and lime fruit leading through the light-bodied palate. It's slender yet creamy with a dry and refreshing finish.
100% Grüner Veltliner
Gone Rogue Mish Mash White 2018
Retail: $21.95 | Sale: $19.75
Not necessarily known for being the go to place for riesling, pinot gris or viognier in Australia, nevertheless this wine will surprise you. This highly aromatic wine is full of zesty citrus on the nose. The palate is floral with hints of spice and finishes with lovely acidity. The juicy mid-palate and textural minerality will leave you wanting more.
68% Riesling | 29% Pinot Gris | 3% Viognier
Grand Veneur Côtes du Rhône Rosé 2018
Retail: $13.95 | Sale: $12.55
Established in the northern part of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, the Jaume family has been making wine since 1826 when Mathieu Jaume started harvesting grapes. This beautiful and delicate rosé is a great example from the Rhone with a nose riddled with wild strawberry and fine Provençal spices. The palate is well-balanced with a long, fresh finish. As you sip, feel as though you’re strolling through a Provençal town on market day, drinking in the sights and smells of fresh strawberries, raspberries and wildflowers.
Grenache | Syrah | Mourvèdre
Clos de Gilroy Monterey County 2017
Retail: $19.95 | Sale $17.95
Produced and bottled by Bonny Doon, this Grenache’s exceptionally lovely strawberry-rhubarb profile is complemented by delicate notes of raspberry, red currant, and white pepper. This wine is spicy, peppery, and perfumed. Best served with a slight chill.
88% Grenache | 12% Mourvedre
Xiloca Garnacha 2017
Retail: $14.95 | Sale: $13.45
Intense blackberry color and aroma jump from the glass. The freshness of the integrated tannins invite you in for a second sip. The intensity continues in a mouth-filling palate and a lingering fruit and mineral finish. Calatayud is a region a short distance from Spain's most famous region, Rioja. This garnacha is produced from 40-100 year old organically farmed vines. Its fresh on the palette with black cherry, leafy, and licorice flavors.
Tamarack Cellars Firehouse Red 2015
Retail: $21.95 | Sale: $19.75
Founded in 1998 by Ron and Jamie Coleman, Tamarack Cellars is dedicated to the production of small lot, hand-crafted wines from select vineyards in the Walla Walla Valley, Yakima Valley, Red Mountain and Columbia Valley appellations. A tribute to the art of blending, this wine is a mix of 11 different varieties with none of them making up more than a third of the blend. It leads with aromas of plummy blue fruit, smoke, vanilla and herbs followed by plump fruit flavors and lightly grippy tannins.
25% Cabernet Sauvignon | 24% Syrah | 22% Merlot | 12% Cabernet Franc | 7% Sangiovese | 3% Petit Verdot
1% Grenache | 1% Mourvedre | 1% Malbec | 1% Cinsault | 1% Counoise
Rubus Shiraz Barossa 2015
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.95
This richly concentrated Barossa Shiraz is indicative of the style for which Australia's top production region is famous. The wine is dark in color, rich and dense. There are ample tannins balanced by the powerful fruit. You will note the hints of blackberries, mint, and eucalyptus flavors upfront and on the finish.
98% Shiraz | 2% Viognier