September 16, 2007

September 2007 6-pack/12-pack DEAL!

Several distributors have some great deals going on some wonderful wines they are trying to move to make room for new wines for the Fall!

So, I bought a bunch and have put together one of our great 6-pack/12-pack offers! I also included a few new wines I just tried that aren't at "clearance" prices - but, they taste GREAT and are excellent values as well.

Remember, you can buy just a bottle or 2!

Or, you can buy the 6-pack or 12-pack!

Or, you can mix-and-match as you want!

Just let me know via phone (865-3993) or e-mail!

The 6-pack

Reg. $80.94
Sale $61.94

That's over 23% off the regular price!

Belle Mare Vin de Pays des Collines de la Moure Picpoul-de-Pinet 2006 (France) Reg. $11.99 Sale $8.99 - This is a rocking good Picpoul-de-Pinet (that's the grape) from Southern France! Nice tropical fruit aromas. One of the cool things about Picpoul is that it has tons of tropical fruit in the flavors and a dry finish. This also has nice minerality on the finish. It's one of the outstanding values one of our favorite importers, Steven Berardi, ferrets out from the most obscure places! Food pairing - Picpoul is often referred to as Southern France's Muscadet - yes, this is an awesome wine with shellfish and seafood (especially mussels and oysters).

Belle Mare Vin de Pays des Collines de la Moure Rosé 2006 (France) Reg. $11.99 Sale $8.99 - It's still warm enough for a great tasting rosé! This has great minerality and subtle raspberry and strawberry aromas. Flavors of minerals, flowers, raspberries and strawberries. Nice length on the finish. 100% Grenache. Stainless steel fermentation. Another great find from importer Steven Berardi! Food pairing - grilled chicken, grilled pork, salads. Sitting outside and sipping on a nice Indian summer's day!

Grange des Rouquette Marsanne Viognier Vin de Pays d'Oc 2005 (France) Reg. $13.99 Sale $9.99 - Wonderful classic blend from the South of France! Aromas of white peaches, green apples, baking spices & flowers. Flavors of white peaches, apples, melons and nuts. This is juicy and smooth! Nice acidity and crisp, clean finish. Mostly Marsanne (about 70% and the rest is Viognier). Food pairing - veal, tuna, chicken, salads, wonderful with lots of appetizers. Drinks well as a cocktail wine. Jane MacQuitty, Top 100 Summer Wines, "The Times," June 2007

Vinha da Tapada Coelheiros Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 (Portugal) Reg. $14.99 Sale $11.99 - This is a beautiful "old world" red! This has good, soft rich fruit in the aromas and flavors. Aromas and flavors of red berries, green peppers, vanilla, earth, minerals and herbs. This has a nice back-end to it that is driven by an earthy, soft fruit quality. Long finish. Soft tannins. Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Castelão (also known as Periquita). Aged 6 months in 2nd year French oak barrels. Bottle aged before released from the winery. From the Alentejo region of Portugal. Food pairing - steak, lamb, beef, roasted and grilled chicken, pork tenderloin, "pork and clams" (a national dish in Portugal), mushroom dishes, etc.

Step Road Black Wing Shiraz 2005 (Australia) Reg. $13.99 Sale $11.99 - Wonderful Shiraz and a great value! Medium-bodied. Aromas of ripe berries, pepper & spice. Soft, supple, lush feel in the mouth. Flavors of dark berries and black cherries, chocolate and earth. Good balance b/t fruit, acidity and tannins. Rich and soft in the middle. Long finish. Aged 12-18 months in French & American oak. The winery attracts hawks to the area to deter the little birds that would eat all the grapes! Food Pairing - roasted and grilled meats. Drinks well on its own! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 90 points

Loma Gorda Old Vine Garnacha Syrah 2005 (Almansa, Spain) Reg. 13.99 Sale $9.99 - At the regular price, this is a great value from Spain! Aromas of ripe red berries, cherries, plums, blackberries, herbs, vanilla and a little smoke. Nice ripe fruit flavors. Notes of peppery and baking spices. Nicely integrated tannins and acidity. Hints of toasty oak. Nice length on the finish. High altitude old vine Grenache (65%) and Syrah (35%) vineyards. From the little-known area of Almansa, southwest of Valencia, not far from the Mediterranean. From Aurelio Caestrero, owner of importer "Grapes of Spain" - one of my favorite Spanish importers. Aged 6 months in French and American oak barrels. Food pairing - drinks well withouth food! Great with grilled meats, pasta, lasagna, etc. Michael Franz, Wine Review Online, 88 points

The 12-pack

Reg. $182.88
Sale $145.88
10% Case Discount = $131.29

That's a 28% savings off the regular price!

Javier Sanz Rueda Villa Narcisa Verdejo 2006 (Spain) $13.99 - This wine is an absolute blast to drink - Verdejos are just tasty and fun! Rich, aromatic tropical fruit nose with citrus and mineral aromas. Crisp and intensely flavorful. Green apple, white peaches and melon fruit flavors. You might notice a bubble or two on your tongue. Nice acidity. Soft, rich feel. 100% Verdejo - "THE" white wine grape in Rueda. Stainless steel fermentation. Food pairing - Try with seafood, paella and lighter foods.

Bremerton Tamblyn Cabernet Sauvignon/Shiraz/Malbec/Merlot 2004 (Australia) $19.99 - A small, family-run winery that makes AWESOME wines in Langhore Creek! Rich, dark and red berry aromas and flavors. Distinctive Aussie pepper notes in the nose and flavors. Elegant, with deep rich flavors. An awesome Aussie blend - Cabernet (52%), Shiraz (30%), Malbec (12% and Merlot (6%). The grapes are 100% estate-grown. Deep, vibrant color. Food pairing - grilled and roasted meats, rich meals. Tastes great alone! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 90 points

Giuseppe Lonardi Valpolicella Classico 2004 (Italy) $14.99 - The classic red wine for everyday drinking in the Veneto. Aromas and flavors of red berries, dark berries, cherries, plums, herbs and spice. Moderately tannic with nice acidity. Has a little of that quintessential Italian "dustiness." This is fresh and bright. Nice length on the finish! 75% Corvina, 20% Rondinella and 5% Molinara. No barrel aging or fermentation. 1,100 cases made (the winery only makes 4,000 cases). Food pairing - Wonderful with chicken, duck, pork, spicy foods, tuna, salmon and more!

Vinansar Cabernet Sauvignon Tempranillo 2005 (Spain) Reg. $12.99 Sale $9.99 - Excellent red blend from Castille. Aromas and flavors of raspberries, red currants, strawberries and spices. Lots of spicy red fruits in the flavors. This is a fresh mouthful of wine that drinks easily. Soft, subtle tannins. Blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon & 50% Tempranillo. Estate-grown grapes. Stainless-steel fermentation and aged 4 months without oak. Cabernet and Tempranillo are fermented separately and blended after vinification. Food pairing - grilled chicken, hamburgers, pork tenderloin, lasagna, etc. Drinks well without food!

Petit Grealo Sero Costers del Segre Subzona Artesa 2002 (Spain) Reg. $17.99 Sale $9.99 - In many ways this reminds me of a Priorat - it's just not at a Priorat price! Wonderful wine that benefits from the bottle aging it has! Lots of dark berry and raspberry fruit aromas and flavors. Nice minerality in the flavors. Well-balanced acidity and tannins. Blend of 40% Syrah, 30% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermented in stainless steal. Aged 12 months in stainless steel before bottling. Bottled unfiltered. Single Vineyard. Food pairing - great with steaks, burgers, lamb, grilled and roasted meats, mushroom dishes, etc.

Shannon Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 (California) Reg. $21.99 Sale $15.99 - This is a wonderful California Cabernet! Aromas of dark berries, ripe black plums, hints of toasty oak, vanilla and baking spices. Flavors of blackberries, cassis, blueberries, baking spices, vanilla and herbs. Medium-bodied. Smooth. Nice wine. Long, pleasing finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged 9 months in French oak (20% new). Bottled Sept. 28th, 2006. 687 cases made. Food pairing - Drink with steak, beef, duck, rich mushroom dishes, etc.! Drinks great on its own!