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WINE DEALS 5/25/2024

On sale:

Quilt Fabric of the Land Red Blend 2020, Napa Valley For the Napa Valley Quilt Fabric of the Land Red Wine, the winery works with grapes representing the diversity of varietals cultivated in the Napa Valley AVA. They source Petite Sirah, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petit Verdot grapes from a spectrum of Napa Valley proper; from Oak Knoll in the South to Calistoga in the North. The result of blending these diverse varietals and regions yields wines of extraordinary concentration of flavor, color, and texture. While the majority of the fruit comes from the valley floor, they also relied on grapes grown on the foot-slopes to achieve the texture and grip we desired. 

Regular Price: $34

On sale for a limited time: $28!

On sale:

Venge Vineyards Silencieux Cabernet Sauvignon 2021, Napa Valley
Wonderfully aromatic and expressive, the 2021 vintage opens with scents of sweet cassis, anise, blackberries, roasted coffee, blue herbs and barrel vanillin. On the palate, the tannins are firm, upfront and balanced throughout, with all pockets of the mouth left yearning for another sip. Full-bodied and extracted with ripe black fruit, blueberries, charred caramel and a delightful hint of fresh herbs that concentrate into a lengthy finish. This wine is approachable upon release and cellar worthy in proper aging conditions.  Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot.

!it makes for an all-star apéritif just as much as her iconic blanc.—Anthony
Lynch

Regular Price: $74.99
On sale for a limited time: $53.85!

 

WINE DEALS 5/24/2024

1) Orsa Pinot Noir 2022, Sonoma Coast: $27.99 Vibrant notes of hibiscus, bergamot, and red clay. A well-balanced and restrained palate that highlights the coastal influence of these sites. Elegant notes of cranberry, earl grey, and bergamot. The finish offers a length and texture that comes from the whole cluster.

2) Foxen Pinot Noir Julia’s Vineyard 2019, Santa Maria Valley: $68.99 “The 2019 Pinot Noir Julia’s Vineyard is more elegant and finesse-driven, with a beautiful perfume of framboise, wild strawberries, violets, and sappy flowers. All about red fruits and flowers, it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, a seamless, flawlessly balanced mouthfeel, good acidity, and just a hint of classic Santa Maria salinity on the finish. Aged 16 months in 21% new French oak, this brilliant Pinot Noir is up with the crème de la crème in the vintage.” – Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, 95 Points

3) Metier by Delille Cellars Red Blend 2021, Columbia Valley: $26.99 Bold and plush, the 2021 Métier Red Blend offers generous fruit aromas of blueberries and black cherries. Rich fruit flavors and lush structure combine on the palate with undeniable appeal. Fruit-forward and accessible, lively and full of delicious fruit flavors, this pleasurable, charming wine should offer satisfaction to a wide audience. 55% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot.

4) Umani Ronchi Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2022: $13.99 A young and immediately drinkable wine: ruby red color with violet tints. Delicate aromas of plum and Morello cherry. Robust and full-bodied in the mouth, slightly tannin-rich with a dry and flavorful finish. Pair with pasta with meat sauces, roast white and red meat, chicken and rabbit chasseur, mixed grills.

5) Miner Chardonnay 2022, Napa Valley: $35.99 Sourced from select low-yielding vineyards in Napa Valley, Miner Family Chardonnay is characterized by crisp apple, ripe melon and citrus flavors, gently balanced with toasty French oak. Their winemaker uses malolactic fermentation in moderation to retain the wine’s bright acidity. More than a decade after this Chardonnay put Miner on the map, this wineremains a classic.

6) Domaine Pattes Loup Chablis Vent d’Ange “Mis Tardive” 2021: $53.99 Among the most exciting winemakers in Chablis, Thomas Pico learned from natural-wine superstars Alice and Olivier de Moor and then converted to organic viticulture against his father’s wishes. His ‘Vent d’Ange’ is racy and mineral-driven, with layers of lemon peel, ocean spray, and chalk. Stunning! Food Pairing Roast poultry, sushi & sashimi, mussels.

7) Brigaldara Amarone dells Valpolicella Cavolo 2017, Veneto: $71.99 Garnet red with fruit jam, sour cherry, cherry and vanilla aromas, with hints of dried grapes and spicy notes. It is a wine of great structure. Complex, elegant and velvety. Corvina 59%, Corvinone 21%, Rondinella 17%, others 3% . A lower elevation cru with warmer temperatures.

8) Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre Rose 2022: $32.99 It’s hard to imagine a wine as refreshing and enlivening as Reverdy’s Sancerre, but the domaine’s Sancerre rosé gives their classic white a serious run for its money. Vigneronne Julie Guiard uses direct-press Pinot Noir vinified in stainless steel to create this snappy, saline expression of Sancerre’s stony soils. While its delicate aromas of tart cranberry and white cherry set it apart, it makes for an all-star apéritif just as much as her iconic blanc.-

9) Anthony Lynch St. Supery Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Napa Valley: $53.99 This Estate Cabernet of deep purple hues, presents dark blackberry aromas combined with an elegant toasted oak nuance, threads of boysenberry, rich opulence with subtle notes of jam and graphite. Flavors follow with ripe blackberry jam, a luscious approach of dark fruits, terrific structure supported with elegant moments of oak and a finishing hint of anise. This is a supple yet generous wine with an excellent structure, feel and approach. Blend: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot.

10) Phelan Farm Pet-Nat 2022: $61.99 A small amount of grapes was destemmed and left overnight to macerate. Then pressed to a tank. The Pinot Noir was allowed to go dry and then added to Gamay that still was fermenting, ~20 g/L. The wine went dry in the bottle and riddled by hand.

11) Ciacci Piccolomini d’Aragona Pianrosso Brunello di Montalcino 2017, Tuscany: $88.99 Ruby red verging on garnet. The bouquet is intense, fruit-forward, spicy and floral with hints of red berry fruits enriched by delicate spicy notes. Warm, soft and very well balanced on the palate; well-structured with soft tannins and long aftertaste. Great companion to roasted and stewed game meat. Excellent with mature cheeses and traditional hand-made pasta featuring red meat and game ragout. Wine Enthusiast 97 pts. This delicious, bold red offers inviting aromas of fragrant blue flowers, spiced plum, forest floor and pipe tobacco. Full and enveloping in feel, it delivers a great depth of juicy black cherry, black raspberry, licorice and baking spice flavors framed in velvety tannins. Drink 2025-2032.

12) Caymus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2022, CA: $53.99 Introduced with the 2021 vintage, this wine stems from excitement over California’s diverse vineyard land, often in lesser-known areas, that can produce exceptional Cabernet. We search for sites with climatic conditions, soils and topography ideally suited to Cabernet – places from Paso Robles to lesser-known areas in Lake, San Benito and Monterey Counties. With ripe fruit and luxurious tannins, this wine reveals the Caymus character, and is drinkable upon release or with age.

13) Tyrrell’s Rufus Stone Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Margaret River: $24.99 From a historic producer based in the Hunter Valley, on the other side of Australia, this expresses its origins in the west with a touch of east coast personality. Heady herb-and-spice aromas of green peppercorn, bay leaf, tobacco and eucalypt are bookended by seaweed and graphite notes. Somewhere in between lurks plump plum and currant fruit. There’s a silky succulence and cranberry tang to the mid-weight palate. The fruit flows to the finish where granular tannins creep up slowly.

14) Domaine Bailly-Reverdy Franck & Aurelien Bailly Sancerre 2023: $34.99 A blend of two of Chavignol’s various geological elements – two thirds of the blend is from clay-limestone based soils with the remainder sourced from rocky limestone soils. About 5% of the total blend is aged in neutral barrels, with the rest aged on its lees for 4 to 5 months in stainless steel.

15) Melanie Pfister Breit Blanc de Blancs Extra-Brut, Cremant d’Alsace: $35.99 This elegant, bone dry sparkling wine has fine bubbles lending a creamy texture, notes of fresh green apple, lean acidity, and a long finish. The acronym Breit comes from Hangenbriete, the name of the vineyard. Today, the Pfisters consistently make an unusually elegant, perfumed, top-end crémant. The wine rests on its lees for a minimum of twenty-four months (most French crémant, regardless of origin, ages on its lees for about nine months or so). There are three to four disgorgements of a given year’s production, and what you’re drinking could have aged as long as thirty-six months on its lees. Production averages 800 cases annually; dosage is 3-4 grams per liter, making this an extra brut.