SUNDAY and MONDAY SPECIALS
September 15 and 16
Belle Glos Balade Pinot Noir $25.99 (reg. $29.99)
Bright cherry red with bold, vibrant aromas of blackberry jam, raspberry tart and toasted oak accented by subtle notes of rose petal, violets and cherry cola. This wine is juicy and generous on the palate with baked cherry, fresh strawberry, cranberry and baking spices. Perfectly balanced with bright acidity and a supple mouthfeel. Fine grained tannins provide an authentic textural distinction and structural depth.
Hook & Ladder "The Tillerman" $13.99 (reg. $17.99)
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese, and Merlot exhibits a deep purple and beet red hue, and notes of ripe berries, black cherry, and baking spices on the nose. Layered flavors of black currant and raspberry lead to a long finish of spice and dusty cocoa.
Kuleto "India Ink" Red Blend $14.99 (reg. $19.99)
Depending on where and how grape varieties are grown, they can express themselves in a myriad of ways. In the case of Kuleto Estate’s India Ink Red Blend, the winemaker looks for Bordeaux varieties from their many estate vineyard blocks that already lean toward the blue-black varieties (Petite Sirah and Syrah) with their deep fruit flavors and meaty texture. In some cases, varieties are fermented together to create something wholly unique. The 2015 India Ink is driven by ripe blue-black fruit aromas and toasty oak. The palate displays rich dark fruit flavors, creamy texture, and a nice tannin structure.
Tomasello Winery Sangiovese $12.99 (reg. $15.99)
"This Outer Coastal Plain Sangiovese was estate grown in our New Jersey vineyard. The must was fermented to dryness with a yeast strain isolated from a Languedoc terroir. The resulting wine was aged in new American Oak casks to promote a roundness while preserving the wine’s fruity character. Red stone fruits, touch of vanilla, oak. Medium body and tannins, easy to pair table wine most famous in Chianti."
Summers Andriana's Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99 (reg. $22.99)
The Summers Estate Wines family makes their home and work in Calistoga, running this small family-style winery. Their lifestyle is about enjoying life: living in a small town and being involved in community activities, growing grapes and making premium quality wine. The Summers Andriana’s Cuvee is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes procured from several select vineyards in Napa and Sonoma Counties, including the Summers’ own vineyards. A medium-bodied wine with a deep ruby plum color, rich in texture, showing notes of black currant, cedar and spice. Laced with plums, espresso and dark cherries, with subtle floral notes rounding out the finish.
Ruffino "Modus" Toscana $15.99 (reg. $19.99)
Intense and intriguing on the nose, initial aromas of mature red and black fruits, such as cherries, plums, and small black berries, typical of Sangiovese, are complemented by hints of spices, sweet tobacco, and refined balsamic notes. Full bodied with a modern Super Tuscan style, this wine is rich with silky tannins and flavors of mature blackberry fruit and cocoa. Vibrant fresh fruit flavors from the Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot weave together with finesse, each adding its own distinctive character. We source the grapes for Modus from Ruffino's Poggio Casciano estate and other selected vineyards. The three grape varieties that comprise its blend - Sangiovese, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon - are aged separately in small French and American oak casks for approximately 12 months before they are blended and bottled.
Bookwalter "Notebook" Red Wine $10.99 (reg. $14.99)
"To craft a wine that is more compelling and interesting than a single vintage and varietal wine, we employ the centuries-old practice of blending wine lots from multiple vintages (vertical blending). The artistry is in the blending, a nearly religious practice that relies on the winemaker's taste, skill and experience. Notebook is a blend of 37% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 22% Grenache, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Counoise, 1% Mourvedre and 1% Viognier sourced from exceptional vineyards that thrive in the Columbia Valley's hot dry climate. This blend is a wonderful example of what can happen when a variety of young fruit driven wines are blended with more mature complex wines."