Sunday, November 19
Mer Soleil Santa Barbara Chardonnay $18.99 (reg. $22.99)
Even subtle differences in growing conditions can strongly influence a wine's character. As the second site where we have planted Chardonnay vineyards, beautiful Santa Barbara County is slightly warmer than the Santa Lucia Highlands. At harvest we pick the grapes a little earlier, creating a wine with natural acidity and crispness. This wine offers the lush flavor of apricots and has a luxurious round mouth feel.
Columbia Crest H3 Cabernet Sauvignon $12.99 (reg. $15.99)
The wine begins with tons of ripe, dark fruit and perfumed floral notes along with touches of chocolate and vanilla. The wine tastes juicy, sweet and delicious and is bursting with sweet plum, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Secondary notes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee and tobacco slowly take over mid-palate and lead into the long, dusty finish.
Kenwood Jack London Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99 (reg. $26.99)
"Since our first vintage from the Jack London Ranch in 1976 it has proven itself as an outstanding producer of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon. Located midway up the Eastern flanks of Sonoma Mountain it has a long mild growing season that creates fruit with complexity and balance. The influence of the vineyard’s red volcanic soil and the fruity characteristics of the grapes combine to produce an outstanding, very distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon."
Columbia Winery Merlot $10.99 (reg. $13.99)
"Our rich, full-bodied Columbia Valley Merlot opens with hallmark dark purple color and enticing aromas of plum, clove and baking spice. On the fruit-forward palate, dark fruit flavors of black cherry, wild blackberry and juicy plum are met with pronounced notes of sweet oak, vanilla and hints of mocha for a silky, textured mouthfeel. Notes of ripe raspberry and caramel linger on the generous finish."
Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel $12.99 (reg. $16.99)
Wonderful, fat strawberry, with coffee and chocolate characters. Ripe fruit and soft tannins make this a mouth-coating rich vintage.
Landmark Vineyards "Overlook" Pinot Noir $15.99 (reg. $19.99)
On the nose, the wine is rich with molasses, cherry, spearmint, black tea, cranberry, and plum. The palate features notes of gingerbread spice, red raspberry, and grilled mushroom with a lengthy finish of mocha, black tea, and forest floor.
Marietta "OVR" Red Blend Lot #66 $10.99 (reg. $13.99)
The NV Old Vine Red Lot 66 is a multi-vintage red blend from a combination of four vintages: 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. A blend of predominately Zinfandel with some Syrah, Petite Sirah and Carignane plus a small amount of Italian varieties. 60% was barrel aged and 40% was aged in tank. Deep garnet-purple colored, it has quite a meaty / gamey nose over a core of warm blackberries, roses, tar and bacon fat plus suggestions of black pepper and anise. Medium-bodied with a good concentration of fruit supported by rounded tannins and lively backbone, it finishes long and earthy. Great value!