SUNDAY and MONDAY SPECIALS
March 17 and 18
Boen Russian River Valley Pinot Noir $18.99 (reg. $23.99)
The fog-draped dawns give way to cool mornings and clear, sunny days. The chalky soil gently shifts and crunches underfoot. This cool-climate wine-growing region is where Joe Wagner farms. This land and these vines are in Joe’s blood. Born and raised in California’s wine country, he has devoted his life to the vineyard. And BÖEN, with its ripe fruit flavors, bright acidity and hints of toasty oak, is the purest expression of his signature style.
Bonanza by Chuck Wagner (Caymus) Cabernet Sauvignon
$18.99 (reg. $23.99)
Medium ruby-red, this wine opens with scents of currants and dried roses, grape pomace, and freshly tilled soil. The nose is nuanced with toasty oak imparting a subtle smoked meat character. Flavors of blueberries and blackberries mix with the warmth of vanilla and toasted bread. Silky tannins and striking smoothness. Mouthwatering, lengthy finish trails off with the taste of unsweetened chocolate and cassis.
Terre Nere Rosso di Montalcino $18.99 (reg. $23.99)
Rosso di Montalcino Terre Nere DOC which has a ruby red color with garnet reflections, expresses hints of maraschino and violet. Great fineness in the mouth with young tannins but is still of excellent quality and freshness and leaves a delight fully fruity aftertaste.
Luciana Cordioli Amarone $27.99 (reg. $33.99)
This luscious Amarone opens with well-defined aromas of black licorice, cola and cherry liqueur. This interesting aromatic combination gives the wine personality and staying power that is further enhanced by the smooth, velvety nature of the mouthfeel.
Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc $12.99 (reg. $15.99)
The Sterling Vineyards Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc is a brilliant, light gold color in the glass and offers bright aromas of stone fruit, pear, fresh grapefruit and lemon citrus. The inviting nose leads to a quenching palate with flavors of citrus and white peach. There is good tension in the wine balanced between a core of acidity and the creamy roundness on the palate, leading to a persistent and flavorful finish. This is a classic expression of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc.
Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon $25.99 (reg. $29.99)
Deep ruby color. Intense dark fruit aroma of black currant, followed by wet earth, mushroom, and caramelized sugar. Hints of dried herb and the classic California bay that is a signature of Mt. Veeder round out the nose. Earthy flavors that evoke the mountain, along with dark chocolate, black olive, and sweet bay leaf. The palate is long and rich with classic cassis flavors that linger. The soaring structure and acidity ensure its ageability for years to come.
Campus Oaks Zinfandel $13.99 (reg. $16.99)
Aromas of licorice and bright blackberry. The jammy big bodied wine is ripe with dried plum, black pepper and grilled anise. The juicy finish has dusty notes.