Sunday, July 23
Montes Cabernet Sauvignon $8.99 (reg. $11.99)
"There's minerally freshness to the ripe dark plum, blackberry and cherry flavors, with peppery hints. Well-structured and crisp midpalate, featuring Asian spice and black fig notes on the finish. Drink now through 2020. 50,000 cases imported."
90 Points Wine Spectator #42 top 100 of the World 2016
R Collection Merlot Lot No. 2 $9.99 (reg. $13.99)
This R Collection Merlot opens with alluring aromas of baked plums and delicate floral notes of Violet. In the glass, this plush Merlot offers flavors of Bing cherries and hints of earthiness with well-structured tannins and a long, satisfying finish.
"RR" Rare Red Red Blend $9.99 (reg. $13.99)
The Rare Red 4 Grape Blend is 43% Syrah, 37% Barbera, 11% Zinfandel and 9% Sangiovese. The color is clear raspberry jelly. The nose is a mix of red berries and a slightly medicinal scent. This wine has an uncommon flavor profile, it starts smooth and then builds to a nice rough edge. It tastes of tart cranberry, milk chocolate and plum. The mid palate shows Altoids spice, orange zest, softer black cherry and POM Wonderful. The tannins are soft, the acidity is subdued and the finish lasts a respectable length of time.
Concannon Pinot Noir $6.99 (reg. $9.99)
This pinot noir is spicy on the nose with nutmeg, cherry and tree bark aromas. The palate brings really crisp acidity and a soft-textured mouth feel. This wine is loaded with fruit flavors like strawberry, cherry and plum. And while it is fruit-forward, I wouldn’t call it a fruit bomb. It’s still balanced and structured. The mid-palate brings a lively burst of strawberry flavors, that just sing. The finish adds some tea-like tannins to the fruit flavors and is relatively long.
Chalk Hill Sonoma Coast Chardonnay $12.99 (reg. $17.99)
The 2015 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is golden in color. Aromas of yellow apple, melon, citrus zest and mango meld beautifully with notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla custard from the oak aging. Pure and rich with an elegant palate, it displays fruit-forward flavors of golden apple, nectarine, and guava with subtle hints of butterscotch. With its cool-climate influences, this Chardonnay has remarkable varietal intensity, balanced acidity and mineral notes that complement the rich and full flavors of baked apples, and vanilla cream.
Boneshaker Zinfandel $14.99 (reg. $19.99)
Brick red and deep purple in the glass, with enticing aromatics of dried plums, black cherry jam and a hint of vanilla incense. One sip unveils flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice. Smooth on the finish with bracing tannins and lingering notes of blueberry and spice.
Klinker Brick Cabernet Sauvignon $14.99 (reg. $19.99)
Sixteen months on French oak encouraged extraordinary dry and complex structure layered with aromas of blackberry, cassis and clove. Flavors of cherry, currant, leather and a hint of black tea couple well with the traditional and pronounced French oak.