Just a few of the 75-plus wine selections:
Terriero Prosecco, Italy $15.99– Prosecco is a dry, Italian sparkling wine that is immensely popular right now. Offers amazing value for those looking for bubbles in their wine. Straw colored with a delicate and persistent bead, Terriero displays aromas of ripe, yellow peach and apricot. Crisp and fresh with a fruit rich palate, Terriero Prosecco is perfect as an aperitif.
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.
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.
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 wine. – JR” – Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar (September 2013)
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, mulberries and black currants. Lush, fruit-driven, supple and velvety, drink it over the next 1-2 years.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Issue #208, August 2013)
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.
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.