Sunday, September 24
House of Cards Red Wine $14.99 reg ($19.99)
This red blend is very fragrant, opulent and rich on the nose, with layers of red fruit, black fruit, earth and spice, leading with Black cherry, blackberry, red currant, cranberry, strawberry and cigar box. As the wine opens up, it unveils sweet tobacco, dried meat, spice, subtle baker’s chocolate and a very subtle hint of savory dried herbs. Deeply flavorful, juicy and very delicious, with juicy red and black fruit that bursts forth on the palate. Black currant, raspberry, Bing cherry, strawberry and blackberry take the lead. These are followed by cranberry, cocoa powder, tobacco leaf, subtle sweet spice and a slate minerality.
Hook & Ladder Zinfandel $16.99 reg ($25.99)
This dark cherry-magenta Zinfandel displays aromas of ripeberries, currants, red fruit and oak with hints of cinnamon. The bouquet is complemented by a full palate of blackberry, anise, and pomegranate flavors with a long bramble and clove finish. This multilayered and complex wine is rich and full; a fine representation of Zin from the Russian River Valley that wonderfully compliments anything off the grill and has excellent aging potential.
Rombauer Chardonnay $29.99 reg ($36.99)
Enticing aromas of vanilla, melon and mango are layered with apricot, creme brulee, butter and a slight minerality. Those scents are echoed as flavors on the creamy, rich palate, along with peach, pie crust and baking spices. The long, smooth finish is marked by mouthwatering acidity.
Katherine Goldschmidt Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99 reg ($21.99)
A superb vintage for Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Very refined with deep, almost opaque, purple-black color and outstanding flavor development. We were challenged this year by a warm winter, a cool spring, and three summer heat waves, but the gorgeous fruit at harvest released our worries. Yields were down we were blessed with great quality and consistency. Small clusters with some of the smallest berries we’ve ever seen. Very concentrated but marvelously flavorful!
Clayhouse Cabernet Sauvignon $8.99 reg ($12.99)
An extremely good deal, this wine will keep both neophytes and experts entertained, with aromas of black-plum jam, dark strawberries and graphite on the lively nose. The palate brings pungent blueberry and black cherry, along with crushed black-lava rocks and pencil shavings right down the middle.
Roederer Estate Brut $16.99 reg ($19.99)
Roederer Estate Brut, the first California sparkling wine produced by Champagne Louis Roederer, builds upon a 200-year tradition of fine winemaking that has made Roederer champagne among the most sought-after in the world.Roederer's winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year's blend or cuvee. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate. Each year, the winemaker selects a portion of the best wines for aging in Center of France oak casks. Aged from one to three years, wines from this reserve cellar are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvee in the traditional Roederer style, known for its body, finesse and depth of flavor.
Terre Nere Rosso di Montalcino $14.99 reg ($19.99)
Wine DOC is made in the same tradition by the same vineyards used to produce Brunello di Montalcino (Sangiovese 100%). The grapes, after being harvested, are softy pressed; then are placed into steel inox vats. Fermentation is done by a controlled temperature of 28-30° that is helped by regular pumping over, this is permits the pulp to be extracted from its skin, which is an important function in the quality of wine. Aged for a brief period in barrels of Slavonia oak of 30 hl, the wine is then put into bottles from 4 to 6 months. It is a wine structured and balanced with pronounced tannins from its ruby red color . Intense perfume, fruity taste of raspberry and pomegranate to finishing with a light spicy note.
A to Z Pinot Noir $12.99 reg ($15.99)
Clear and vibrant, the 2014 A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir opens with rich primary aromas of strawberries, cherries, blueberries, raspberries, even cranberries, developing to violets, red currants, pipe tobacco, iron and wet stone. The attack is beautifully balanced between richness and brightness with hints of roses, honeysuckle, red and blue fruit flavors. The mid-palate reveals ripe tannins and crisp acidity with a touch of minerality and spice (cinnamon, anise, saffron, sandalwood) lending greater complexity. This wine, succulent and juicy with great concentration, finishes long and rich with classic Oregon freshness. The harmony and depth of the 2014 Oregon vintage are on full display in the 2014 A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir. Built for mid-term aging, this wine has great integrity and should drink well on release and for the next 3-5 years.Certified bio-dynamic.