Wines of the Month

These are wines that are hand-selected by the staff every month, typically one lighter in style and one fuller in body, that pair with the time of the year. Always outstanding, sometimes great deals, never disappointing. 

Now available to taste by the glass in store!

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Wines of the Month for October 2021

 

2017 Wonderment Wines Sauvignon Blanc

100% Sauvignon Blanc

Hyde Vineyard, Los Carneros AVA, Napa Valley, California

 

Right in step with Wonderment’s first-rate 2016 effort from the same site, this year’s version is a very well-crafted, explicitly varietal effort that brings together elements of citrus, ripe melons, peaches, fresh herbs and a deft bit of creamy oak in a deep and seamlessly married mix. It is moderately full-bodied and slightly fleshy in feel with neatly placed acidity affording it plenty of life, and, as was the case with its predecessor, it is a beautifully balanced wine that, while delicious right now, has all of the right pieces in place to guarantee a good half-decade or more of positive growth. The wine was de-stemmed and sat on skins for 6 hours before being pressed and then racked into 50% Stainless Steel Barrel and 50% Neutral Burgundian Oak fermenting in barrel. The wine was again racked after fermentation and returned to the same percentage of Stainless and Neutral Oak where it rested for 5 months before being bottled on February, 20th, 2018.

14.1% ABV | 3.41 pH

$27.99/btl

$3/2oz pour

 

2018 Labarge Winery Cinquin Syrah

100% Syrah

Sta. Rita Hills AVA, California

 

Herby and peppery aromas meet with tart berry scents on the nose of this bottling—a new, more affordable brand for Pierre LaBarge. Bay leaf and under-ripe elderberries show on the sip, which also offers purple flowers and more pepper.

14.6% ABV. Organic.

 

$33.99

$4/2oz pour

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Wines of the Month for September 2021
 
2020 Big Table Farm “Laughing Pig” Rosé
100% Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
 
We made the 2020 Rosé with a direct press fruit that was placed on top of an equal amount of fruit and allowed to soak and slowly ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. As we have always done, the 2020 Laughing Pig Rosé was fermented to dryness with malolactic complete and bottled unfiltered. This wine offers up aromatics of strawberries, raspberries, orange peel and chamomile tea. Your first sip shows a little tart cherry and sweet ripe strawberries and the texture of this wine pulls you into the finish of orange pith and a little spice all balanced with a rich mouth feel. This is a dry and complex rosé that complements lots of different food.
13.8% ABV
 
$35.99/btl
$3/2oz pour
 
2016 Peterson Petit Verdot
100% Petit Verdot
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California
 
Aromas of wild blackberry and dark currant infused with an inviting mineral essence and earthy forest floor greet the nose. The bright entry offers an interesting contrast with the dark, densely rich flavors that follow. Savor ripe juicy blackberry, huckleberry and black cherry entwined with hints of espresso, dried lavender, tobacco, dark chocolate and cedar. As the flavors linger, the wine’s layered complexity emerges. Beautifully balanced, here is a cellar candidate, or a wine to enjoy now given a little time to breathe before serving.
Aged 26 months in 50% new French oak & 50% in twice-used French oak barrels.

14.8% ABV | 3.49 pH | 7.1 g/l TA
$40.99
$4/2oz pour

 

August 2021

Wines of the Month for August 2021
 
2018 El Enemigo Chardonnay
100% Chardonnay
Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Jura was the influence and inspiration for this stunning Chardonnay, aged under flor. Leesy, racy, saline and yeasty, with a core of acidity, subtle oak and a long, tapering finish. A boundary-pushing white for Argentina.
Vinification: In French oak barrels of 500 lt. 35% new. Wild yeast, Max. temp. 18º C for 40 days Aging: 9 months in French oak with veil. 500lt barrels.
13.8% ABV.
$26.99/btl
$3/2oz pour


2009 R. Lopez De Heredia Vina Bosconia Reserva
80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo & 5% Graciano
Rioja, Spain

Very ripe still, with crushed berry and light jam. Vanilla undertones to the fruit. Turns to flowers, both fresh and dried. Complex cedar, tobacco and walnut. It’s full-bodied with round, soft tannins and a flavorful finish. Richer than past vintages, but turns linear and refined at the finish. Aged 3 years in French oak and three years in bottle.
Will drink well through 2029.
13.5% ABV
$40.99/btl
$4/2oz pour