August 4, 2011

Wine Sale

It’s time for a sale!

At the end of July, some great pricing on many wines was ending – so, I bought a bunch. Quantities are limited.

If you want any of these, please e-mail your hopes, desires and requests to me at 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.



The Wines

White Wines


Dry Creek Dry Chenin Blanc 2010 (California) Reg. $14.99, Sale $10.99 - YUM! This TASTES like summer! A PERFECT SUMMER WINE! 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.” 6 cases.

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.


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.

New Zealand

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.

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.” 10 cases.


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.


Llai Llai Pinot Noir 2010 (Chile) Reg. $14.99, Sale $11.99 - This is a delicious, juicy, ripe Pinot that we really like! This has aromas and flavors of earth, dark cherries, smoke and herbs. Moderate tannins. It’s really at the alcohol level that Pinot should be – 13%. This can easily pass for a good village wine from the Côte de Nuits. Hand-harvested, cold-fermented and partially aged in 1-year old French oak. Llai Llai (“Lie-Lie”) means wind in the indigenous Mapuche language. Food pairing – salmon, duck, roasted chicken. 1 case.


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.


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.

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