Sale!The one good aspect of the slow economy is the wine distributors keep offering deals! Quantities are limited.
If you want any of these, please e-mail your hopes, desires and requests to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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). When these are gone, these wines go back to regular prices.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.
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. 3 cases.
DeLoach Chardonnay Russian River Valley 2008 (California) Reg. $14.99, Sale $7.99 – Aromas of apple pie, citrus fruit and a touch of oak. This has bright acidity and flavors of cinnamon and baking spices, pears and a refreshing note of orange and tangerine. It’s medium-bodied. Food pairing – grilled or roasted chicken, grilled salmon. Lobster and artichokes with butter. 19 bottles.
Hugel Pinot Blanc “Cuvee Les Amours” 2007 (Alsace, France) Reg. $16.99, Sale $8.99 – This is a delicious Pinot Blanc from one of Alsace’s foremost producers. It has a slightly creamy feel to the wine with nice aromas of apples and orange. The wine has flavors of anise, lemons, orange, smoke and minerals. It has a nice acidity to it that lends a crispness to the finish. Pinot Blancs are quite food friendly. Food pairing – smoked fish, salads, asparagus, ham, pork dishes, seafood, roasted chicken. 36 bottles.
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! 3 cases.
Perazzeta Sara White DOC 2010 (Tuscany, Italy) Reg. $15.99, Sale $13.99 - This is a delicious, crisp white from Central Italy. It has aromas of freshy mown grass, Tuscan herbs and lemons. Clean flavors of lemons and limes with a little spice. Blend of 85% Trebbiano and 15% Grechetto. This winery is in Torgiano, a small hill town in the heart of Umbria, which is to the south of Tuscany. Food pairing - poultry, soups, lighter pastas, creamy pasta dishes. Less than 3 cases left.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (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. 3 cases.
Les Valles Viura - Chardonnay 2009 (Spain) Reg. $11.99, Sale $6.99 – This is a delicious white from Carinena in Spain. We tasted this and its red sibling on the same day and just loved both. We really loved the price. A couple of days later we learned the real price and decided to buy more. This has nice aromas of citrus fruit, tropical fruit such as pineapple and wild flowers. It’s dry and refreshing. Crisp. A steal at this price! Blend of 90% Viura and 10% Chardonnay. Stainless steel fermentation and aging. This area is just south and west of the Pyrenees before you reach the Ibericos Mountains. It’s in the Ebro River Valley. The vineyards are high-altitude (2,500 feet) which provides the vines with the needed temperature swings from day to night to help the grapes develop best. Food pairing – great as a cocktail wine and with light dishes, particularly seafood and white meat poultry.
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.” 10 cases.
Georges DuBœuf Beaujolais-Villages 2009 (France) Reg. $10.99 Sale $8.99 - This is a really good wine…easy-to-drink…food-friendly…fun quaffing! Aromas and flavors of fresh cherries, cranberries, black pepper and a touch of white pepper. Deeply colored. Soft mouth-feel. Soft tannins. Lots of fruit! 100% Gamay. Hand-harvested grapes. Food pairing - Goes well with lots of foods – roasted or grilled chicken or pork, salmon, pizza, lasagna, etc. 4 cases.
Hob Nob Pinot Noir 2009 (France) Reg. $11.99, Sale $8.99 - Think CHERRIES! Nice, medium-bodied fruity Pinot with a little hint of baking spices, soft and smooth and a hint of oak. Fruity, bright, lingering finish… classic European-style. Excellent to sip on its own, or with friends! This is a great ready-to-drink Pinot Noir that won’t kill your budget either! Food pairing - Light enough for the summer berry desserts or rich enough for a crispy Long Island duck breast. 5 cases.
Palamà "Arcangelo" Primitivo IGT 2009 (Puglia, Italy) Reg. $17.99, Sale $14.99 - Named for the winemaker's father, Arcangelo. The grape is Primitivo. In the USA, we know the grape as Zinfandel. Primitivo and Zinfandel are NOT the same style of wine. This estate is on a tiny speck of land in Puglia. The winery's goal is to make great everyday wines.....bright, fresh fruit.....power....fun....taste! They are succeeding! Food pairing - crostini with olive tepenade, steak, venison. Less than 3 cases.
Piazzo Barbera 2009 (Italy) 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. 6 cases.
SpainLes Valles Tempranillo – Garnacha - Syrah 2009 (Spain) Reg. $11.99, Sale $6.99 – Wonderful red from Carinena in Spain. We tasted this and its white sibling on the same day and just loved both. We really loved the price. A couple of days later we learned the real price and decided to buy more. Aromas and flavors of blackberries, blueberries and currants. This has a slightly peppery finish and really bright fresh fruit in the flavors. A steal at this price! Blend of 50% Tempranillo, 40% Garnacha and 10% Syrah. Stainless steel fermentation and aging. This area is just south and west of the Pyrenees before you reach the Ibericos Mountains. It’s in the Ebro River Valley. The vineyards are high-altitude (2,500 feet) which provides the vines with the needed temperature swings from day to night to help the grapes develop best. Food pairing – milder cheeses, a simple pizza, pasta or red/white meat dish and more
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