July 2, 2010

Great Wine Deals!

Great Wine Deals


Bisol Jeio Prosecco Brut (Italy) Reg. $14.99, Sale $12.99
- This is a tasty sparkling wine and a great value from Italy’s leading Prosecco maker. Fine, soft bubbles. Starts soft and refreshing. With a touch of flowers and almonds as well as subtle acidity. Flavors of apples and pears. A nice, delicate, lingering finish. Food pairing - Great as an aperitivo or with antipasto, seafood or lighter white meat dishes. Goes great with smoked salmon or trout. This will go great with spicy food, especially Thai and Pacific cuisines. Excellent as a sparkling wine for a party!


Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2008 (California) Reg. $14.99, Sale $11.99 - YUM! That’s what we have to say about this wine! Aromas of lemon, orange, pear & pineapple that carry through to the flavors. Clean, crisp, well-balanced and easy-to-drink. This is soft and smooth! Great wine for warm days and a picnic/party! Food pairing - Great choice for shellfish, seafood, pasta salad, chicken and drinking! Perfect with curry dishes. Awesome with oysters! Food & Wine, “Great Bargain – Terrific Wine Under $15;” Wine & Spirits, “Best Buy”

Las Brisas Rueda 2008 (Spain) Reg. $12.99, Sale $9.99 - We absolutely love this wine! Guaranteed hit at a party! Just a wonderful wine to drink! Medium-bodied, crisp, zesty, clean and fresh! Great aromas of citrus, melon, spices, herbs, mint. Flavors of lemon, apple, grapefruit…Unoaked…well-balanced fruit and acidity. Long, pleasing, juicy finish. Blend of Verdejo (50%), Sauvignon Blanc (25%) and Viura (25%). Food pairing - Great with grilled or broiled fish, chicken, cheese and as a quaffing wine for a party! Drinks great with or without food!

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (New Zealand) Reg. $19.99, Sale $16.99 - Truly one of the best New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs made! This is a fresh, lively, fun to drink wine. Great lime, grapefruit, passion fruit, melon, green apple flavors & aromas in this classic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Great depth of fruit. A subtle touch of pepper spice & lemon grass. Stainless steel fermentation. Food pairing - Enjoy with seafood, lobster, grilled tuna, spicy chicken or spicy Asian food. Wine Spectator, 89 points

El Portillo Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (Argentina) Reg. $10.99, Sale $8.99 - Bright, crisp, clean! A tasty wine that is just fun to drink! Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, tropical fruits and passion fruit! Crisp acidity and a long finish. Food pairing – lobster, shellfish, mussels, smoked fish, sushi, etc. The Tasting Panel, 88 points

Edna Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2008 (California) Reg. $15.99, Sale $10.99 - Delicious CA Chardonnay with just subtle notes of oak, butter and cream. Aromas of vanilla, baking spices, peaches, pineapple and citrus notes. This is full and round. Flavors of peaches, citrus, subtle minerality and baking spices. Medium-to-full bodied. Long finish. 100% Chardonnay. Aged 8 months in 33% new oak (66% French, 4% American, 30% Hungarian). Food pairing - creamy pastas, baked sea bass, scallops, roast chicken, lobster and salmon. “Best Value,” Washington Post

Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (CA) Reg. $14.99, Sale $12.99 - This is a tasty, smooth-drinking wine – has a touch of Semillon (5%) that adds a little body and softness to the wine’s texture. Light-to-medium-bodied. Aromas of lemon grass, melons, & minerals ….flavors of citrus and Sauvignon Blanc’s quintessential grassiness (think lemon grass). Food pairing - An excellent Sauvignon Blanc – perfect with lobsters, many oysters, mussels & other seafood; spicy Asian food; rosemary & garlic dishes. Wine Spectator, 88 points


Jean-Luc Colombo Cape Bleue Rosé 2009 (France) $12.99, Sale $11.99 - Delicious! It's strawberry-peach in color, dry, crisp and clean, offering aromas and flavors of strawberry, cherry, peach and citrus. Light/medium in body, it is a nicely balanced, versatile food wine, great for summer! Refreshing! Food pairing - fish chowder, turkey sandwiches, steamers and fruit salads.


Altos las Hormigas Malbec 2009 (Mendoza, Argentina) Reg. $12.99, Sale $9.99 - We just tasted this…it’s marvelous! I had it with 20 people with venison stew – huge hit! Dark, deep purple color. Great aromas of dark & black berries & cherries, a touch of earthiness and spice. Lots of depth in the flavors – dark & red berries, touch of peppery spice, mocha & vanilla. Well-balanced acidity. Nice tannins on the finish. Medium-to-full-bodied. Food pairing - Excellent choice with grilled meats, rich stews, and other flavorful food. Drinks well on its own!

El Portillo Malbec 2008 (Argentina) Reg. $10.99, Sale $8.99 -Excellent wine! Easy drinking and soft…..just a pleasure! Medium-weight, with a slightly jammy core of red cherries & plum backed by baking spices on the soft finish. 100% Malbec. Stainless steel fermentation. Food pairing - Enjoy with grilled steaks, roasts and pasta in richly-flavored sauces.

Redtree Pinot Noir 2009 (California) Reg. $10.99, Sale $8.99 – This is a soft, light bodied Pinot Noir with lots of cherry and strawberries in the aromas and flavors. It has a touch of oak in the aromas. The tannins are soft and smooth. The finish is clean and medium-long. Food pairing – great wine for a party! Grilled meals and lighter foods.

El Portillo Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 (Argentina) Reg. $10.99, Sale $8.99 - Good tasting red at a great price! Fairly dry, moderate fruit. Holds up for 1-2 days after opening. Aromas and flavors of dark berries with a little pepperiness! Smooth. Not too tannic or dry. Food pairing – red meat, lamb dishes, robust vegetarian dishes. Restaurant Week, 4 Stars

Fess Parker Frontier Red Lot 92 (California) Reg. $11.99, Sale $9.99 - This has long been a favorite red around our house! Just a good wine! A “classic” California “Rhone Ranger!” Loads of cheery, dark berry, currant flavors and aromas. Big and rich. Notes of pepper. Nice long finish. Food pairing - Grilled meats & other hearty dishes. Great pizza wine! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, “One of California’s top values…the wine inside is unquestionably a hell of a bargain.”

E. Guigal Côtes du Rhône 2006 (France) Reg. $15.99, Sale $13.99 - Excellent wine! Long a favorite red wine of mine. It’s been a “house red” for years. Deep, dark purple. Loaded with dark berry fruit, herbs & cherries. Supple and rich, medium-bodied, slightly tannic. Excellent wine from one of France’s best winemakers. 60 % Syrah, 30% Grenache and a little Mourvèdre & other grapes (10%). Food pairing - Try it with roasted or grilled meats. Drinks well on its own! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 88 points

Kenwood Russian River Pinot Noir 2008 (CA) Reg. $16.99, Sale $12.99 -
This is a really nice Pinot and an excellent value! Wonderful red berry aromas and flavors. Blueberries, vanilla, red currants and lavender are in the flavors and aromas. A touch of peppery spice. Silky, soft…lots of fruit. Medium-bodied. Long, smooth finish. Food pairing - Goes well with roast chicken, duck, turkey, pork and lamb. Gold Medalist, Los Angeles Wine Competition

Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva 2006 (Sardinia, Italy) Reg. $14.99, Sale $12.99 - We had this wine with dinner & loved it! I took it to a private wine tasting and it was the hit of the night! Rich, complex, enjoyable. Beautiful, pale, translucent color. Rich aromas of violets, red berries and more. Good fruit (cherries, red berries). Good spice. Medium-bodied. Nice long finish. Can’t say enough about this wine! We had a great halibut dish & a rich seafood stew (spicy Italian version of bouillabaisse). Cannonau is Sardinia’s primary red grape – in France it is Grenache. Food pairing - Goes great with rich foods, red meats and flavorful cheeses.

Hob Knob Pinot Noir 2008 (France) Reg. $10.99, Sale $9.99 – Smooth, soft Pinot from the South of France! Aromas and flavors of cherries, violets, cranberries and red berries. NOT earthy. Medium-bodied. Soft tannins. Medium length on the finish. Food pairing – grilled meats, pasta dishes and just sipping on its own! Silver Medal, International Pinot Noir Competition, Switzerland

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