SUNDAY and MONDAY SPECIALS
July 21 and July 11
Michael David "Earthquake" Zinfandel $17.99 (reg. $21.99)
Over the top and shattering to the veins! These wines possess major concentration and daring flavor with only a limited production offered each year. The original is the Earthquake Zin that comes from an old Lodi vineyard planted around the same time of San Francisco’s great Earthquake of 1906. While mulling over a label name in the vineyard, Michael Phillips thought it only seemed fitting to relate this intense wine with the historical quake. These dark and voluminous wines will definitely leave your senses quivering. A rich, burly wine with peppery spice and baked cherry pie aromas. Jammy and chewy with flavors of berry, plum, vanilla, herbs and spice.
Kenwood Six Ridges Pinot Noir $15.99 (reg. $19.99)
The Russian River carves a gap in the rugged coastal mountains of Sonoma County, building a route for cooling afternoon breezes and morning fog that creates the unique terroir of the Russian River Valley. The mild growing conditions are ideal for producing rich and full-flavored Pinot Noir.
The mild growing conditions during spring and warm summer temperatures of the 2017 vintage resulted in an earlier than usual harvest. Each vineyard lot was fermented separately on the skins, then settled and racked twice before the wine was aged for 9 months in small French oak barrels. On the nose, ripe red fruit aromas are beautifully accented with touches of cinnamon and dark chocolate. The palate has a lush mouthfeel with elegant flavors of black cherry and toasted almond, an elegant tannins structure and a lingering spicy finish.
Allegrini Palazzo Della Torre $14.99 (reg. $17.99)
This wine is elegant and well balanced, with a good structureand aroma. Ruby red in color with purple hues, it offers lighthints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper,cloves and cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish and soft tannins.
Palazzo della Torre easily pairs with various Italian dishes,above all risottos, especially those flavored with saffron,porcini mushrooms and pork; classic dishes such as pasta with Amatriciana and Carbonara sauces, baked lasagna, gnocchi with gorgonzola cheese and walnuts; grilled meats and roasts.It also excels when matched with Parma ham and fine-cured Zibello pork loin, as well as medium-matured cheeses,especially Parmigiano Reggiano (Parmesan), pecorino and Monte Veronese.
Blend: : Corvina Veronese 40%, Corvinone 30%, Rondinella 25%, Sangiovese 5%
"Forest floor, mature plum, menthol and exotic spice aromas lift out of the glass. On the smooth, savory palate, fine-grained tannins wrap around dried cherry, prune and star anise. Drink through 2021." --90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Casa Marrone Pinot Grigio $11.99 (reg. $16.99)
Large & fresh bouquet with apple notes. Clean and fresh on the palate with a typical mineral finish.
Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon $12.99 (reg. $15.99)
Rich with dark cherry, plum, and baking spices. The palate has medium tannins, lingering spicy oak flavors and a lush finish.
"Just order me a "Cab!" Even with an increasingly diverse selection of grape varieties in the marketplace, Cabernet still drives the truck. The 2016 Rodney Strong Cabernet Sauvignon is straightforward and just what everyone expects to have in a glass. TASTING NOTES: This wine is fulfilling, easy-to-drink, and lasting on the palate. Its aromas and flavors of black fruit and oak accents make it an excellent choice for large events and lots of food. (Tasted: October 17, 2018, San Francisco, CA)"--90 Points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
Conundrum Red Blend $15.99 (reg. $19.99)
Sourced from premier California winegrowing regions, Conundrum Red features dark red varietals including Zinfandel and Petite Sirah. It is rich, complex and approachable. With lush flavors of cherries and baking chocolate, this wine has fine tannins that create a silky smoothness. Be daring and drink Conundrum Red chilled to enhance its fruit profile and enjoy it any time of year.
Silver Totem Red Blend $13.99 (reg. $17.99)
The grapes for Silver Totem come from the premiere Horse Heaven Hills AVA. The grapes are machine harvested using the latest Pellenc harvester technology guaranteeing that only perfect berries are picked. Fermented in stainless steel tanks at high temperatures (90°F) for a short period of time and then cooled down to 82°F to avoid extracting too many tannins. The total time on the skin is 7 to 10 days. Half of the wine is aged in oak barrels and the other half is aged in tank for 20-24 months prior to bottling. A blend of Malbec, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon