July 8, 2011

July Wine Deals

It’s July!

It’s warm!

Time for a sale!

We keep finding deals…..and we want to pass them on to you…..

If you want any of these, please e-mail your hopes, desires and requests to me at efullagar@gmail.com. All of these wines will be in-stock LATE Friday afternoon. In-stock quantities are limited (we pay COD for wine and beer per Maine law, so on any given day we have to keep inventory tight); we can get more on Monday/Tuesday…..we just can’t get more today.

· If you want a FULL case (12 bottles) of any of these wines, take 15% off the sale price.

· If you want to put together a mixed case (12 bottles) combining any of these wines, take 10% off the sale price.



The Wines

White Wines


Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2008 (California) Reg. $14.99, Sale $10.99 - YUM! This TASTES like summer! 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”

Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc 2009 (California) Reg. $17.99, Sale $11.99 - Summer is the PERFECT time for Sauvignon Blanc! Lobster. Oysters. Mussels. Warm decks and patios! Salads. This is an outstanding Sauvignon Blanc! Aromas just busting with tropical fruit….lime, lemons, mango, pineapple and more……bright, fresh flavors that are balanced with good acidity to tone down the fruit. Lone finish. Food pairing – Maine seafood, lobster, shellfish, sipping on a warm deck or patio with friends! Fresh goat cheese.


Clean Slate Mosel Riesling 2009 (Germany) Reg. $12.99, Sale $9.99 - Good tasting and a good value! A little sweet with a clean finish! Aromas of peaches, limes, minerals and a little peppery spice. The flavors are similar – zesty lemon/lime acidity, peaches and nice minerality. Starts a little sweet (not dessert sweet) and finishes fresh and clean because of its nice acidity. Food pairing – like most Rieslings, this is food friendly! Asian dishes, spicy foods such as Thai or curry, sushi, fish, poultry, pork and ham! Drinks well on its own!


Las Brisas Rueda 2010 (Spain) Reg. $12.99, Sale $9.99 – Just about THE PERFECT SUMMER WINE! From the taste, refreshing burst, the label and more! 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! Drinks great with or without food! Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 89 points

Red Wines


Ruta 22 Patagonia Malbec 2009 (Argentina) Reg. $14.99, Sale $11.99 - This is wonderful! Aromas of dark fruit – plums, blueberries, blackberries, licorice, mint & black pepper. Smooth feeling in the mouth. Flavors similar to the aromas. Subtle hints of mocha & anise. Soft tannins. Nice, long velvety finish. Fermented in stainless steel. 30% of the wine is aged in oak barrels for 1 year. Hand-harvested grapes. Patagonia is in southern Argentina. Ruta 22 is the major east-west highway in Argentina. Food pairing – roasts, steaks, grilled meats, stews, mushroom dishes, etc. Aged cheeses. Drinks well on its own! Wine & Spirits, 91 points, “Best Buy”


d’Arenberg The Stump Jump Shiraz (Australia) Reg. $11.99, Sale $9.99 - This is ripe, smooth, lush! Australian Shiraz at its best! Rich, soft and tasty. Dark and red berry fruit flavors and aromas. Smoky, earth, and minerally soil also shine through. Peppery spice. Food pairing - Great red wine for a party – as well as with grilled meats, pizza, lasagna, roasts, etc. Drinking well right now; it will cellar well through 2008. Wine Spectator, 90 points


Chalone Vineyard Monterey County Pinot Noir 2008 (CA) Reg. $19.99, Sale $13.99 - This is a delicious, rich Pinot from the Central Coast area! Excellent aromas of ripe black cherries, roses, curing tobacco and a nice earthiness. Soft and silky texture. Juicy! Flavors of raspberries, black cherries and baking spices. Soft tannins. Pleasing finish. 100% Pinot Noir. Food pairing – salmon, chicken, duck, turkey, pork and lamb. Mushroom dishes.


Piazzo Barbera 2009 (Portugal) Reg. $11.99, Sale $8.99 - The RUNAWAY hit at a recent tasting! A smash! This has aromas of roses, blackberries and a hint of oak. The flavors show baking spices and red and dark tannins. This has firm tannins that are not dominating. This Barbera is 50% from Alba and 50% from Asti – so, it is generally a greater value than most Barberas from either area! The winery only produces this wine in better years100% Barbera. Aged 6 months in small oak barrels with another 6 months of bottle aging. 1,500 cases made. Food pairing – hearty dishes, aged cheeses.

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