Wines 1/3-10/17 Specials!

WINE From Chris & Tony : 3 Sets Of 3 :
          Three ' Value ' Dry Wines :
     1) SLENT Chenin Blanc/ Sauvignon Blanc from Ayama, South Africa , $11.99 a bottle, 77% Chenin, 33% Sauvignon Blanc, this wine has body, character, freshness, brightness, zip and is ' a steal ' for this price, try some with and without food, lovely. Screw cap , easy to open and to seal.
     2) Zweigelt fruit-forward, unoaked dry red indigenous grape variety from Austria, made and bottled by HUGL Weine, $13.49 a bottle, , for a full liter, chill it slightly for thirty-forty minutes and enjoy the youthful brimming gustatory quality here within, Also a screw cap, so easy to open, serve and seal later.
     3) " All In " Claret from Alexander Valley, from MURPHY-GOODE in Sonoma, On Special for $14.99 a bottle, a blend of the Bordeaux French grapes : 42% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 27% Petit Verdot, and 1% Cabernet Franc. From Santa Rosa, it is ALL about the Cabernet Franc, it takes very little added to taste it!
     What a great value, too, from Alexander Valley to get this quality?!? And it comes from a very challenging year, too. Some of the best California reds I have had recently, that are ready to drink and enjoy now, with character, grip, grit, flavor and honest taste have come from the 2011 vintage.
     Come get some of this ' All In " and see what your tastebuds taste?!? Tasty indeed.
     THREE Fruity / Off-Dry Wines Of Value :
     1) Weinkeller Erbach 2014 liters of floral, off-dry, bright, no bite, just pure delight to sip on it's own, or combine with food, too. Great value at $11.99 for a full liter of wine, from Germany's Rheingau region, with 10.5% alcohol by volume.
     2) ' New Age ' off-dry red from VALENTIN-BIANCHI in Argentina, San Rafael, Mendoza, ... with onlt 6% alcohol by volume, this at $10.99 is wonderfully off-dry, a real treat to those that want all-fruit, no tannins, no bite, no astringency in the taste.
     3) Brauneberger Juffer Riesling- Kabinett, 2013, from Germany's Mosel region, On Special for $16.99 a bottle, this a sumptuous, delightful, rich and bright, ebulent, right, cascading, lulling, rocking, rauchous trip to please the palate, all six senses, yes, prost!
     THREE ' Splurge- Value ' Wines -
     1) 2012 Pinot Noir ' Champ de Reves ' from California's Anderson Valley, On Special for $28.99 a bottle, regularly $32.99, a more earthy, rustic, gutsy, raw and radiant ruby-clear-clairvoyant-too Pinot?!? The sixties, hippies, flower children, dreams and living free and easy, making dreams come tru, a tasty Pinot Noir to enjoy now with a meal! Come see what your taste buds taste?!?
     2) 2011 Barolo 100% Nebbiolo from Italy's Piemonte region, from the CASA E. di MIRAFIORI, $45.99 a bottle. Wow, I tasted this awhile back with our local rep Ronnie Miller and I loved it, A DOCG wine, imported by @DSWE @DomaineSelectWineEstates ... check them out. I remember doing a bang-up job with the 2005 vintage, what a wine, what a steal, just like this 2011! A special treat, old-world style.
     3) ' Clos Apalta ' Estate-Bottled 2009 , a limited release, too from LAPOSTOLLE in Chile's Colchagua Valley, from the Apalta vineyard, with vines 60 years of age, non-irrigated vineyard,, Rappel Valley, Michel Rolland is the oenologue from Bordeaux, France, a wine to age slowly, gracefully, with finesse, breed.
On Special for $94.99, regularly $110.99, we have worked well now with this fine splurge of a Bordeaux-style red since the 2006 vintage, following with the 2008, and now well into the 2009 that is aging gracefully, slowly as it should.
No need to rush this, buy some, save it for a really special moment - NOW !!!!!! D+Serve with food, have the two, the wine and the food ' flesh one another ' fully out of their skins and onto your tongues and palate!
I WANT TO THANK all our reps that came in and supported us in these last holiday times. Your help and time and efforts spent here with us and our customers was greatly appreciated and will not go unnoticed. Thank you very much.
WEEK'S TASTINGS : Looks like so far Santos, Chris and I will have to conduct any tastings this week. So stay-tuned for more updates as we pull ourselves together.