SUNDAY and MONDAY SPECIALS

May 24 and 25

Mairena Cabernet Sauvignon $11.99 (reg. $14.99)

Beautiful, mature style with soft, supple tannins. Ruby red colour with greasy swaying tears.Typical Cabernet Sauvignon aroma with lots of cassis and black currant, mocha and red cherry. Taste is nicely round and soft and again, with lots of black fruit and a spicy touch. Charming and fresh style with forest fruits, nuts and vanilla. Delicious and ready to drink, however with enough potential to mature.

Opolo Paso Robles Petite Sirah $19.99 (reg. $24.99)

This Petite Sirah is a barroom brawler with the heart of a poet. Dense and concentrated aromas of black current, blueberry and blackberry are complimented by chocolate, caramel and smoke. Full bodied with rich chewy tannins that surround the mid mouth and lead into a finish that vanishes into infinity. Powerful yet complex and rounded. Decant and let breath. Will age 10 years+ with proper cellar aging. 

Poizin Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel $13.99 (reg. $19.99)

Inky black in color, this Dry Creek Zinfandel is bold with seductive aromas of plum, sweet raspberry, and smoky oak. A full-bodied, supple wine of red-vine licorice, anise, and blackberry jam, it screams Zinfandel! The Syrah in the blend contributes black pepper, racy acidity and firm structure, giving this wine a complex and rustic personality. Moderate oak aging contributes hints of clove and smoke. Approachable, balanced and a little crazy, this wine is purely intoxicating.

Duckhorn Sauvignon Blanc $17.99 (reg. $24.99)

This vibrant Sauvignon Blanc begins with enticing aromas of lemongrass, lychee, passionfruit, melon, and pineapple, followed by hints of white nectarine and lime. On the juicy palate, a subtle viscosity is perfectly balanced by refreshing acidity that adds precision to the citrus and tropical fruit flavors, while driving the wine to a bright, zesty finish.

Blend: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Sémillon

"The Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is one of the Napa Valley's most consistent, top-level wines. TASTING NOTES: This wine exhibits appealing and attractive nuances. Enjoy its alluring aromas and flavors of savory spices, dried herbs, and ripe citrus with grilled prawns accented with Fresno chilies and lime zest."

--92 Points Wilfred Wong

 Matanzas Creek Winery Chardonnay $15.99 (reg. $24.99) 

This wine exhibits aromas of grilled nectarine, olive oil ice cream, sweet lemon bars and a hint of snickerdoodle cookies. Hints of vanilla, marzipan and roasted walnuts balance out the savory, rich mouthfeel with cascading acidity.

The Alexander Valley Chardonnay is a blend of five different clones; Clone 4, Wente, Upper Barn, 72 and Clone 76. ­The vines harvested for this Chardonnay were specifically selected to emphasize the uniqueness of each vineyard block. ­e soil diversity, sun exposure, clonal and rootstock selections, as well as the altitude, all came together to contribute to this final blend. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in 100% French oak barrels, this Chardonnay went through full malolactic fermentation.

"Aged in 24% new French oak, the 2017 Chardonnay Alexander Valley gives up poached pears, sliced apples, honey toast, wet stone, cashew and apricot with notes of pie crust and sweet spice. Medium-bodied and silky, it offers intense, toasty fruits with creamy notes, finishing long and refreshing. This is great value! 7,500 cases produced."

---91 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

Zenato "Alanera" Rosso Veronese $14.99 (reg. $18.99)

Alanera translates as "black wing," a reference to the raven, "corvo" in Italian, and an homage to the Valpolicella region's treasured indigenous grape, "Corvina".  Alanera is a seductive wine that derives extra richness from an innovative variation on the traditional appassimento method practiced throughout the zone.  50% of all the grapes harvested to produce this wine are partially dried for 45-60 days.  The classic Valpolicella varietals are dried in the main drying facility in Sant' Ambrogio where the Zenato family dry their Amarone grapes, while the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are dried at Zenato's Santa Cristina winery. The highly concentrated juice from these partially dried grapes adds an unusually complex spectrum of aromas and flavors to the blend.  12 months in barrel round out the tannin structure in this eminently drinkable red.

Brilliant ruby in color, Alanera delights the senses with a variety of aromas and flavors that include fresh and dried cherries and prunes, sweet spice, and hints of coffee and tobacco.  On the palate, Alanera is full-bodied with elegant and velvety tannins.  Vibrant acidity brings balance and freshness, and supports a long and harmonious finish.

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