Join us this weekend for a complimentary wine tasting, hosted by Juliet & Kelly!
We start with a favorite white Bordeaux and end with a silky, rich Cabernet Sauvignon from the Sonoma Coast.
Tastings begin at 11:30am on Saturday and Sunday, and all wines are available for purchase at 10% off retail price.
Find a printable PDF of this week’s tasting notes here.
Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves 2017
Retail: $22.95 | Sale: $20.65
This somewhat atypical Graves is distinguished by its high percentage of Sémillon, sourced from vineyards in the greatest white wine terroir in all of Bordeaux — the Haut-Barsac. The average age of vines used to make this wine is between 45-48 years old, creating a rich, full, aromatic mid-palate to complement the clean finish. There is no better way to enjoy this crisp, invigorating wine than with a platter of fresh seafood. Raw oysters, fresh shrimp, clams, scallops, crab, langoustines...the more the merrier!
75 Sémillon | 20 Sauvignon Blanc | 5 Muscadelle
Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes Albariño 2018
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.25
This is the flagship of Palacio de Fefiñanes, first produced in 1928. Vivid notes of lime, citrus, crushed rocks, and an almost Riesling-like petrol character all soar from the glass. Medium-bodied, seamless, and incredibly elegant on the palate, it has remarkable purity of fruit and flawless balance.
Argyle Vintage Brut Growers Series 2015
Retail: $31.95 | Sale: $28.75
This Pinot-Noir dominated sparkling vintage blend provides impressive red-fruited dimension with white peach, wild honey and toasted brioche on the nose. The palate is invigorated with a dynamic acid backbone and edgy minerality, bringing balance and concentration to the long finish.
70 Pinot Noir | 20 Chardonnay | 10 Pinot Meunier
Alain Jaume Tavel Le Crétacé 2016
Retail: $17.95 | Sale: $16.15
This primarily Grenache beauty offers notes of black cherries, wild strawberries, and hints of minerals. On the palate, it is zingy with great lift, but maintains the elegant style we look for from Tavel. Red currant and cherry flavors cover the palate with hints of aniseed. The perfect level of acidity makes this a great, food-friendly rosé.
60 Grenache Noir | 30 Syrah | 10 Mourvedre
92 Points Wine Enthusiast | 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck
Francesco Scala Ciro Rosso 2016
Retail: $18.95 | Sale $17.05
In the Scala family since 1949, the domaine is now run by Luigi Scala, who leads the production of Cirò wines following family traditions. Scala’s vineyards are planted almost entirely to native varieties, including Greco, Maglioppo, Gaglioppo, Nerello, and Mantonico. All the vineyards, which are located on the hinterland plains and hills, are farmed organically, and the winery has been certified organic starting with the 2016 vintage. This red is made 100% from the region’s star grape, Gaglioppo, from 20-year-old vines. Aromas of red fruits and spice complement undertones of cranberries, wild berries, and plums. The palate is well-balanced and harmonious with moderate tannins which make this a perfect food wine.
Cantina Colosi Nero d’Avola 2017
Retail: $17.95 | Sale: $16.15
Run by a father and son team, Cantina Colosi is one of Sicily`s most quality-conscious producers with vineyards planted on the volcanic soils of Northern Sicily and on the island of Salina. The varietal `Nero d`Avola` is one of the most renowned red grape varieties grown indigenously in Sicily. Juicy black cherry with white pepper notes alongside smooth tannins finish with beautiful acidity. This is a perfect pairing with you red meats, pasta with tomato sauce, and aged cheeses.
Valravn Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Retail: $25.95 | Sale: $23.35
This Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from vineyards in Alexander Valley, Moon Mountain and Russian River Valley. Reminiscent of classic ripe-vintage Bordeaux, it is refined and well-defined with a lovely play of savory and sweet. Cassis, black cherry, and blackberry fruit is accompanied by notes of dark chocolate, espresso roast, and graphite on the palate. Silky tannins with amazing richness finish with beautifully balanced acidity.