8.31 - 9.1 Wine Tasting


Join us this weekend for a complimentary wine tasting, hosted by Juliet & Kelly!
This week’s selection begins with a crisp Assyrtiko and spans across an old vine Virginia Chardonnay, two Grenache wines from Elizabeth Spencer, and a biodynamic Cabernet Franc.
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.


Lyrarakis Assyrtiko Voila 2017

Origin: Greece
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $17.95

From a small family winery who discovered the potential of east Crete in the 1970s, this single vineyard Assyritiko will not disappoint. Crisp apple, stone fruits, and hints of ginger welcome you into the glass. The palate provides layers of textures with a rich mouthfeel that is supported by minerality and a natural acidity that leads into a long, fruity, and uplifting finish.



Chartron & Trébuchet Saint Veran 2017

Origin: France
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $18.75

From one vintage to another, Chartron et Trébuchet established its signature and built a solid reputation for quality. The Saint-Véran AOC, which was granted in 1971, lies in the South of the Mâconnais region, forming a belt around the appellation Pouilly-Fuissé. Coming from an average age of 30-year-old vines, this wine has an inviting nose with plenty of citrus and fruit. Racy acidity, crunchy green apple, juicy bitter-lemon, cantaloupe, fleshy pear, and flinty minerality burst from the glass. The palate is round with ample amount of concentration and a spicy, mineral finish.



Pearmund Cellars Old Vine Chardonnay 2016

Origin: Virginia
Retail: $23.95 | Sale: $21.55

Pearmund Cellars is located in the beautiful foothills of eastern Fauquier County, VA. Their estate Chardonnay offers notes of lemon zest with hints of Asian pear and hazelnut on the nose. Flavors of green apple, citrus and vanilla are found in this medium bodied, well-balanced wine with a subtle oak finish.



Elizabeth Spencer Rosé of Grenache 2017

Origin: California
Retail: $20.95 | Sale: $18.85

Established in 1998, Elizabeth Spencer is a winery based in Rutherford, Napa Valley. Their 2017 Rosé of Grenache leaps from the glass with a bountiful nose of crushed raspberry, blood orange zest, lilacs, and grape blossoms. The palate is likewise generous and fruity, redolent of cherry, guava, and grapefruit. The fruity palate is well-supported with a bright and zesty acidity that lingers long into the bold, structured finish.

Grenache | Sustainable


Chateau Yvonne Saumur Champigny Rouge 2015

Origin: France
Retail: $37.95 | Sale $34.15

Located in Parnay, Chateau Yvonne has been surrounded by vineyards since the middle ages, when the monks at the Abbaye de Fontevraud brought their influence to the region. The Chateau dates to the 16th century, but little is known about its history prior to 1813, when a local winemaker moved in and began producing wine on-site. Today Mathieu Vallée is making wines with as little manipulation as possible. Only native yeasts are used, vinification happens without temperature control at the back of the Domaine's cool tuffeau cave, and there are no additions other than sulfur. This beautiful wine possesses a purity to the fruit and a lovely depth in structure.

Cabernet Franc


Elizabeth Spencer Grenache 2017

Origin: California
Retail: $27.95 | Sale: $25.15

This Grenache comes from a southwestern facing slope in Mendocino, just east of Ukiah. On the nose are ripe, crushed raspberries and strawberries, 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.

Grenache | Sustainable


Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2017

Origin: South Africa
Retail: $19.95 | Sale: $18.75

Kanonkop is a fourth generation family estate situated on the lower slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain in the Stellenbosch Region of the Cape. Their Kadette Cape this shows all the traits of a great South African red: plummy cassis, black raspberry, black cherry, and earthy flavors, all wrapped in balanced acidity and ripe tannins. This wine has good length with a dry finish and can be enjoyed for the next 7-8 years.

57 Pinotage | 26 Cabernet Sauvignon | 14 Merlot | 3 Cabernet Franc