Awesome Spring DealsPine State Distributors has some great sale prices going on many wines and we are passing along the prices to you!
Here is the entire list…..it is also on my website.
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Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (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). Sustainable Farming. Food pairing - An excellent Sauvignon Blanc – perfect with lobsters, many oysters, mussels & other seafood; spicy Asian food; rosemary & garlic dishes. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 88 points; Wine Spectator, 88 points
Tortoise Creek Chardonnay 2008 (California) Reg. $11.99, Sale $8.99 – The man who makes the Tortoise Creek wines was here on Tuesday and we tasted the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir with him and we really enjoyed the wines. He’s had Pine State put them on sale because he wants to move through the current inventory so that Pine State can bring in the bottles with the new label on them. This is a delicious Chardonnay – and at this price you can’t pass this up! It’s unoaked so it is really clean and fresh. Aromas and flavors of citrus, pears, apples and white flowers. It has a creamy texture (40% of the wine goes through malolactic fermentation). Food pairing – softer cheeses, cream-based pastas, poultry and salads.
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
Altos las Hormigas Mendoza Malbec 2009 (Argentina) Reg. $13.99, Sale $10.99 - 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! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 88 points; Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, 88 pointsSalentein Reserve Malbec 2009 (Argentina) Reg. $19.99, Sale $15.99 – Big, rich mouthful of wine! Aromas of plums, cherries and spices with just a touch of cured tobacco. Flavors of red berries, smoked meat, vanilla & licorice. The tannins are well-integrated. Long, smooth finish. 100% Malbec. Hand-harvested grapes. Aged 12-14 months in 1st use, 2nd use and 3rd use French oak barrels. Bottle aged for 6 months. Food pairing – great with steak, lamb, beef, stews.
Sebastiani Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2007 (CA) Reg. $19.99, Sale $13.99 – We just tasted this again on Thursday and it reminded me just how well made this is! This is a wonderful wine and a GREAT value in a California Cabernet! Tasty. Well-balanced. Ripe, bright Cabernet fruit aromas and flavors (plums, currants and black cherries with notes of cedar, coffee and oak. This is a real pleasure to drink right now & will drink well through 2012. Blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 5% Petite Sirah, 3% Syrah, 1% Malbec and 1% Petite Verdot. Aged 15 ½ months in French and American oak (25% new). Food pairing - Great choice for a steak, lamb, stews & roasted meats. Drinks great by itself.
Joel Gott “815” Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 (California) Reg. $17.99, Sale $14.99 - This is a delicious, beautifully smooth Cab from California! Aromas pop with blueberries, cola, cherries, dark chocolate and vanilla. Flavors of violets, cherries, currants, baking spices, dark chocolate and cedar. Soft, ripe tannins with a long, velvety finish. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged in American oak (25% new). “815” is the birthdate of Joel Gott’s daughter. Food pairing – Goes well with grilled meats, flavorful cheese, traditional Latin American dishes.
Chateau de Paraza Cuvée Spéciale Minervois 2008 (France) Reg. $11.99, Sale $10.99 - This is a good little red wine – drinks well! Aromatic, soft, touch of peppery spice. Aromas and flavors of blueberries, blacberries, cherries, spices and pepper. Soft tannins. Blend of 45% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 20% Mourvèdre. 3,000 cases imported. Drink now – 2014. Food pairing - Goes well with roast duck, grilled or roast pork, and flavorful cheeses. Wine Spectator, 88 points
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir 2008 (France) Reg. $11.99, Sale $9.99 - The man who makes the Tortoise Creek wines was here on Tuesday and we tasted the Chardonnay and the Pinot Noir with him and we really enjoyed the wines. He’s had Pine State put them on sale because he wants to move through the current inventory so that Pine State can bring in the bottles with the new label on them. The Pinot Noir is soft, has great cherry fruit and is a real gem! It’s rare to find Pinot that tastes like Pinot in this price range. This has nice earth and cherry fruit in the aromas and flavors. About 30% of the wine spends 3-4 months in oak barrels, so this just has subtle hints of oak. Nice wine!
Sella & Mosca Cannonau di Sardegna DOC Riserva 2006 (Sardinia, Italy) Reg. $14.99, Sale $11.99 - Huge hit at several recent tastings! One of our favorite red wines! 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. Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 89 points
Finca Luzon Mourvèdre/Syrah 2008 (Spain) Reg $9.99, Sale $8.99 - We first had this with family friends from North Carolina and a huge plate of baby-back ribs! Hmmmm....GOOD! This is awesome! It’s hard to imagine more bang for the buck. Deep ruby/purple color. Aromas of dark berries, black currants, spice, leather & earth. Big flavors of dark berries with hints of spice & earth. Well-balanced acidity. Blend of 70% Mourvèdre & 30% Syrah. While Jumilla is in a hot part of Spain, the vineyards are at 2,000+ feet - this climate adds to the wine's freshness. Food pairing - grilled pork, grilled chicken, grilled veggies and more. Drinks well on its own! Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, 89 points
Anciano Tempranillo Riserva 2004 (Spain) Reg $11.99, Sale $8.99 – This is a great, great value and it tastes awesome! Aromas of balsamic, mocha, wet earth, licorice with cooked dark fruit. Flavors that are easy-going and smooth. Lots of dark fruit that leads to a long, smooth finish. This is aged at least 5 years before it is released. 100% Tempranillo. Aged at least 1 year in French and American oak barriques (small barrels) and then aged at least 4 years in the bottle before the winery releases it. This will drink well through 2016. 30-year-old vines. Food pairing - grilled pork, grilled chicken, grilled veggies and more. Drinks well on its own! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 88 pointsGarnacha de Fuego 2009 (Spain) Reg. $9.99, Sale $7.99 - This is an unbelievably good wine and a GREAT value at this price! Aromas of raspberry, red cherry, baking spices and earth. Rich flavors of red berries and wild cherries. Soft tannins. Unoaked. 100% Grenache from 60-80 year-old high altitude vines. This will drink well for 2-3 years, but why wait!!! Food pairing - grilled meats, salmon, roasted meats, lasagna, etc. Drinks well on its own! Stephen Tanzer, International Wine Cellar, 91 points