November 2015 Monthly Newsletter
November Tasting Events
SATURDAY, NOV 7th 1:00pm to 3:00pm
We welcome: Tempe Reichardt from Gabriel-Glas
Try a one for all wine glass that will widen your (wine drinking) world!
Thursday, November 19th 2:00pm to 7:30pm
Beaujolais Nouveau and more tasting.
Taste the new vintage when you stop to pick up this year’s Beaujolais nouveau!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 22rd – 1:00 to 4:00pm
Mark your calendars for our 8th ANNUAL, often imitated never equaled,
WINES of THANKSGIVING TASTING
Please join us for Turkey, Stuffing, Seasonal vegetables and a selection of wines for the Thanksgiving table.
TASTING EVERY SATURDAY 2 - 7:00pm———“WHATEVER WE FEEL LIKE OPENING”
2015 BEAUJOLAIS VILLAGES NOUVEAU: NOW IS THE TIME TO PRE-ORDER and SAVE!
WE ARE PLEASED TO OFFER THE SAME PRICE AS LAST YEAR!
A perfect wine for the Thanksgiving table- Delivered the third Thursday in November (11/19).
We are, again, offering a village level of Nouveau from Domaine Manoir Du Carra. Beaujolais Nouveau Village is a slightly better quality level then basic Beaujolais.
NOTES ON THE VINTAGE: “The grape harvest has finished in excellent conditions. The weather was ideal: bright, dry, windy and sunny weather, with cool nights. The initial tastings are revealing wines with great color, and intense garnet robes. The aromas tend towards dark red fruits with touches of violet and liquorice. The structure is fairly supple and plump, with acidity levels that are lower than last year. The 2015 vintage could well resemble 2009, or even 2003.” (warm , ripe vintages!)
E-mail us at or call us at 285-8011 and order before 11/14 and the price is: $8.95 per bottle and $99.95 per case (no additional discounts.) Regular price is $9.95/btl.
Wines for a TRADITIONAL THANKSGIVING
Here are some general wine suggestions for the Thanksgiving meal: Beaujolais – especially BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU, Pinot Noir, Riesling from Germany and Alsace, Sauvignon Blanc, Roses, and lighter Italian red wines like Barbera and Dolcetto. Basically it is best to avoid heavy overly oaked wines but, if these classic suggestions are not your favorites, just drink whatever wine you like!
Come visit us; we have many choices of all of these wines at price points to suit your budget.
NEW ITALIAN ARRIVALS
2007 Emidio Pepe Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Montelpulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy- “Here’s a wine that confirms the hype that surrounds Emidio Pepe. The 2007 Montepulciano d’Abruzzo is a dark and penetrating red wine with an enormous sense of focus and tension. The fruit layers are bright and shapely with a wild and unruly side. The wine’s intensity is also driven by elegant spice, tobacco, wet earth, resin and grilled herb. This is an organic wine with a very evident counterculture, non-intuitive approach that immediately grabs your interest and ultimately your heart. It offers a charming, embracive and encompassing style. “ (WA 9/15) $89.95
2013 Castello dei Rampolla Sangiovese di S. Lucia, Toscany, Italy – (aged in amphora and bottled with no added sulfites.) Deep, powerful and explosive, the 2013 captures the pedigree of this important Chianti Classico vintage. The flavors are bold, dark and incisive, with ample, broad shoulders that absorb all of the intensity. Firm tannins frame the huge, powerful finish. There really is no track record here or way to know how the 2013 will age, but it is impressive today, that much is obvious. The 2013 does need quite a bit of air to show at its best.—Antonio Galloni Vinous 9/15 $39.95
2009 Nardi Brunello di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy – “The loaded 2009 Brunello di Montalcino is packed tight with mature tones of dark fruit, cherry liqueur, kirsch, cola and dark spice. There’s a dusty, earth note that grounds the wine to a sense of Sangiovese and the special territory that shapes this sun-drenched wine. The wine is a little hot on the palate (with 14.5% alcohol) and overcharged in places, but it also offers a cheerful dose of genuine personality. Drink: 2016-2022.” (WA #211) $49.95
A CRU BEAUJOLAIS FOR THANKSGIVING
2011 Ch. des Jacques (Maison Louis Jadot) Moulin a Vent Moulin, Beaujolais – “ripe dark cherry, plum and cassis with marrow-rich savory suggestions of meat stock. Salt, stone, iodine, mocha and toasted nuts add intrigue to a sustained finish in this lovely, tenderly textured and relatively gentle offering. An outstanding value, it should reward following at least through 2017 and quite possibly beyond.” (WA #207) $28.97
TWO ON SALE
2013 Baileyana Winery Pinot Noir Firepeak , Central Coast, Cal.- “Brought up in 38% new French oak, the 2013 Pinot Noir Firepeak is a solid, delicious effort that has attractive black raspberry, strawberry and hints of spice in a forward, quaffable package. It has tons of fruit and is a fun drink.” (eRobertParker.com #220) Regular price: $27.95 ON sale in November: $20.95
One of the great Super Tuscans, Oreno is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot:
2012 Tenuta Sette Ponti “Oreno” Toscany, Italy - “The 2012 Oreno is dark, powerful and voluptuous. A host of black cherry jam, mocha, spice and violet open up in the glass, all propelled by a real sense of power. The tannins are broad and intense, so readers will have to give the 2012 at least a few years to settle down. Super-ripe, explosive and concentrated, the Oreno is one of the more overt wines of the vintage.” (Vinous 10/15)
Regular price: $69.95 ON sale in November: $55.95
(1996) SCARPA “ROUCHET” VINO ROSSO DA TAVOLA MONFERRATO, ITALY
This is 100% Rucche grown outside the Monferrato boundaries and thus bottled as table wine. At the highest level, Scarpa makes impossibly backward, tough-textured red wines, that need time to condition and thus they hold back their best wines for years, even decades. Garnet to tawny in the glass with powerful aromatics of Eucalyptus and spice, cloves, hints of dried fruits and maybe a touch of Coca-Cola. Full bodied with smoky cedar and menthol notes on the palate finishing with an almost youthful brightness. This fascinating wine, almost 20 years old, shows the age worthiness of top quality Rucche. Pair with northern Italian Piedmont cuisine. At $37.95 it is a steal.
|*2012 Cabriz Dao Seleccionada, Dao, Portugal||$ 8.95||$10.95||$ 96.00 ($ 8.00)|
|*2014 Chateau du Coing Chardonnay "Aurore", Loire, France||$ 8.95||$10.95||$ 96.00 ($ 8.00)|
|*2013 Noble Hill Suider Bloem White, Western Cape, S. Africa||$ 9.95||$11.95||$108.00 ($ 9.00)|
|*2014 Domaine Brazilier Ctx. Du Vendomois Rouge, Loire, Fr.||$10.95||$12.95||$120.00 ($10.00)|
|2014 Lodali Dolcetto d'Alba "Sant' Ambrogio", Piedmont, Italy||$ 8.95||$12.95||$102.00 ($ 8.50)|
|N/V Casas del Mar Cava Rose Brut, Penedes, Spain||$10.95||$12.95||$120.00 ($10.00)|
|2013 Tierra de Gaucho Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina||$10.95||$13.95||$126.00 ($10.50)|
|2013 Joseph Cattin Pinot Gris, Alsace, France||$11.95||$14.95||$126.00 ($10.50)|
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