L’angevin Noir

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L’angevin Noir

L’angevin “Three Squares” Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, California $24.99 – This wine exemplifies Russian River Pinot Noir. Aromas of freshly crushed black cherry, bergamot, black tea leaves, subtle spice and sandalwood interplay with notes of fresh soil and forest floor. An even and smooth entry cascades across the balanced and weighty palate. Hints of white chocolate remain throughout its long and textured finish.

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Côtes-du-Rhône

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Côtes-du-Rhône

Domaine de la Bastide Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge “Cuvée les Figues” $15.99 –  Compared to most Côtes-du-Rhône Rouge, this wine is elegant with savory flavor and smooth texture. “Beautiful, intense colour, deep and purplish. The nose is intense and complex with notes of ripe red fruit, cherry, cassis and plum. The palate is concentrated and silky with a lovely sweetness and fruit.” A unique bargain for wine lovers who appreciate wines that aren’t just fruit bombs.

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Tiza Malbec

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Tiza Malbec

Tiza “El Ganador” Malbec, Argentina – $11.99 The wine boasts is a rich ruby-purple color, and displays elegant flavors of black berries, ripe plum and robust spices with good balance and structure. 
A wine reviewer’s take on this wine: “A custom cuvee made specifically for Kysela Pere et Fils, this 100% Malbec (3,000 cases produced) was aged six months in new French oak and for a short time in the bottle prior to release. Its dark ruby/plum color is followed by aromas of white chocolate, smoke,...

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Tres Ojos Garnacha

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Tres Ojos Garnacha

Tres Ojos Garnacha/Tempranillo Rosado, Spain $12.99 – Fresh, crisp and juicy Rosé made of 50% Garnacha and 50% Tempranillo displaying beautiful strawberry and raspberry fruits. This is what a reviewer had to say: “Dark pink. Powerful red berry aromas are complicated by notes of musky herbs and fresh flowers. Supple in texture, with good heft to its raspberry and floral pastille flavors. Shows good depth and power on the raspberry-inflected finish. I’d drink this wine like a lighter red rather than pink...

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Pali Chardonnay

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Pali Chardonnay

Pali “Charm Acres” Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California $20.99- A big impressive Chardonnay with toasty oak, bread dough, lemon curd and lime zest. Rich with lively acid and great weight, mineral laden and hints of litchi and pear on a long finish.

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Riebeek Cellars

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Riebeek Cellars

Riebeek Cellars Sauvignon Blanc, South  $11.99 - Made in a definite herbaceous style, this Sauvignon Blanc also offers tropical undertones of gooseberries that add fruit to the palate. Well-balanced with zesty acidity, every glassful is fresh and crisp and perfect for warm summer days. Very refreshing on its own and lovely with crisp salads, light seafood dishes, tapas and steamed green asparagus and aioli.

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