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WINE OF THE WEEK
WINE OF THE WEEK!
- 2019 Arietta Hudson Vineyards Merlot -97 PTS WE$60.00
"The energy from 2019 seems to have concentrated and focused the Arietta Hudson Vineyards Merlot, and added a weight and depth that is found only in outstanding vintages. The wine seems supercharged, with a pointedly robust midpalate, intense black fruit aromas, and a strength and length that is downright exciting. This eminently enjoyable wine is deep and layered, but also buoyant and uplifting. I think it is a benchmark for this variety in California." - Andy Erickson Winemaker
- 2020 Arietta "H Block" Cabernet Franc/Merlot - 96 PTS WA$100.00
"Several months after bottling, the wine is showing the hallmarks of a great vintage of H Block: exotic spice, red and black fruits, gravel, dried flowers, and black licorice. The young tannins are firm right now, but with time in the decanter the wine softens and opens up. There is a fresh, mouthwatering sensation, along with a crescendo of flavors and textures, and a lengthy finish. This wine will certainly gain polish and complexity with time in the bottle, and will easily age for two decades or more." - Andy Erickson Winemaker
- 2020 Arietta "Quartet" Red Blend Napa Valley - 92 PTS RP$55.00
"The 2020 vintage produced wines that are bright and pure, with notes of raspberry, vanilla bean, and a surprising mix of pit fruits—apricot, plum, even white peach—wrapped in an envelope of cocoa powder and girded by a strong framework of tannin. The wine has excellent focus and an intense perfume, with all of the above fruits, licorice, and floral notes. A huge win for 2020." - Andy Erickson Winemaker
- Alexander Valley Vineyards Estate Chardonnay$22.00
The 2019 is a full bodied, yet well balanced Chardonnay with just a kiss of oak. There are aromas of apple, pear, pineapple, and vanilla mixed with floral notes. Hints of citrus and bright flavors of pear, apple, tropical fruits and peaches fill the glass. This is a Chardonnay that will appeal to a broad group of wine drinkers
- Chehalem "Inox" 2019$20.00
INOX, our 100% stainless steel fermented and aged Chardonnay, is a perfect example of the range of this varietal. Our 2020 offering is rich and bright, with initial stone fruit aromatics jumping out of the glass. They give way to notes of lemon curd, dried mango, and honey. The mouthwatering palate is weighted by a slight viscosity that creates an alluring texture on the finish that begs for another sip.
- Ferrari Carano 2018$21.00
This Chardonnay delights with aromas of citrus, pear, vanilla, graham cracker and buttercream perfectly balanced by vibrant, rich ﬂavors of baked apple, apricot, cinnamon and hazelnut. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the ﬁnish. The classic California Chardonnay!
- Fess Parker 2019$17.00
From Santa Barabara Fess Parker never fails to deliver a great wine. With medium oak and medium butter, this wine has excellent body and presence. With hints of lemon cream, green apple, pear finishing with toasty oak and vanilla. A not to be missed Chardonnay.
- Hayes Valley$16.00
Medium Straw, golden color with aromas of lemon and pineapple. Soft tannins, moderate acidity, long finish. Flavors of papaya, vanilla, caramel, and light oak.
- Sean Minor Four Bears Central Coast$13.00
The Sean Minor Four Bears Central Coast Chardonnay is a delicate golden straw color layered with pear, apple, grilled pineapple and subtle notes of vanilla cream scone. The entry weaves exuberant tropical fruit with green apple and white peach framed with gentle acidity. Once the wine encircles the mouth, enjoy sensations of a palatial experience and a beautiful lengthy finish.
- Sonoma Cutrer "Russian River Ranches" 2018$33.00
Russian River Ranches is beautifully focused on the palate with flavors of crisp, zesty lemon, green apple, lime and barrel spice. The wine rounds out with our signature citrus acidity and a nicely balanced long, flavorful finish.
- Chenin Blanc, Dry Creek Vineyards$15.00
Fermented in 100% stainless steel barrels, this beautiful wine is wonderfully bright and consistent vintage after vintage. At first swirl, aromatics of honeydew, watermelon and mango spring forward from the glass with floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine has refreshing flavors of peach, Meyer lemon and cucumber with hints of geranium, and white tea. The mouthfeel is soft but inviting, with a voluptuous texture.
- Moscato d' Asti, Brandini$18.00
Pronounced varietal personality, with deep terroir character and a nice finesse. Crisp, ripe apple, pear and peach notes that mingle together with white floral aromas. Highly aromatic on the palate and nicely balanced, with a delicate mineral aftertaste and an elegant finish.
- Muscadet, Eric Chevalier "Sur Lie Le Clos de la Butte" 2017$19.00
Old World Style, Dry Bright Acid, Light Body, Honeydew Melon
Lemon-green in color, aromas of Key limes and white peaches complement undertones of green apples and grains of paradise. On the palate, it is smooth and refreshing with a long, pleasant finish.
- Westrey Pinot Gris$20.00
The wine displays a variety of floral aromas, combined with white peach, a subtle hazelnut character, and a dollop of fresh ginger. On the palate there is beautiful robust fruit and lively citrusy acidity, fleshed out with a talc/mineral note.
- Gunderloch "Fritz's Riesling"$20.00
Fritz’s Riesling is a textbook off-dry German Riesling: The grape’s signature citrus and tropical-fruit flavors are carried by a bracing zestiness and a slight sweetness. It’s perfectly balanced and mouthwateringly juicy.
- Isle Saint Pierre Rose$12.00
A blend of Cab Franc, Merlot, and Vermentino, it is simply a delicious, easy-drinking bistro-style Rose that is perfect for everyday drinking! With notes of strawberry, watermelon rind, and wild southern French herbs on the nose, it is crisp and refreshing on the palate, with hints of red berries and spice on the lingering finish. A great everyday go-to value Rose!
- Lafage Miraflors$18.00
White peach, orange blossom, and white flower notes emerge from the 2020 Miraflors. It's another clean, balanced, beautiful effort with bright acidity and a clean, dry finish.
- Dry Creek Vineyards$27.00
At first swirl, this Sauvignon Blanc presents tropical aromas of passionfruit, guava, pineapple, ginger and white pepper. On the palate, flavors of Meyer lemon, lime, nectarine and cucumber come through with a slightly creamy, but lively finish. Stainless steel fermentation was supplemented with small amounts of acacia, French oak and chestnut barrels, adding additional character and nuance to this delicious wine.
- Leeuwin Siblings$21.00
Fragrant with energy – lemon, cut lime, kiwifruit and gooseberries dominate the nose surrounded by higher floral notes of lemon myrtle, kaffir lime leaf, Thai basil and fennel. Finger limes, grapefruit, guava and blackcurrants are the pilot behind the palate. Textural, layered and woven mid palate gives gentle capacity, with refreshing sherbet-like acidity. Youthful, playful and energetic.
Our 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a bright and lively wine with aromas of citrus, honeydew melon and white floral notes. On the palate, flavors of grapefruit, pineapple and lime are present with a subtle minerality. A well-balanced, medium-bodied wine with crisp, refreshing finish.
- Prosecco, Adami Garbel Brut$17.00
A dense cascade of pin-point bubbles. An ample nose of ripe pear, yellow apple, and melon. Pleasantly tart and full flavored, with a crisp, fruity finish A wonderfully versatile sparkler.
- Champagne, Jean Vesselle Reserve Brut$53.00
A phenomenal Champagne for a great price. A finely balanced, fresh wine, with flavors of brioche, wild strawberries, red apples and wildflowers. Bursting with a very fine mousse mouth feel the finish is very silky and long. A must try!
- Cremant, Varichon & Clerc "Blanc de Blancs"$16.00
This sparkling Cremant is absolutely georgeous. A mouth filling mousse gives this wine excellent body, while presenting toasted brioche and lemon curd. The palate is elegant, longlasting and well balanced between freshness and fruit.
- Cava, Ya Cuvee$36.00
With yellow apple, peach, pear and apricot fruit, notes of yeast and a touch of petrol bolstered by the minerality you expect from Cava.
- Rose, Le Grand Courtage Brut$18.00
This Brut Rosé is elegant and refreshing, with baby bubbles and a delicate balance of dryness with soft floral notes. It is deliciously seductive while smooth and versatile. A perfect balance of freshness, fruit, acidity, and sweetness.
- Rose, Jean Vesselle "Oeil de Pedrix" Brut Champagne$63.00
The salmon-colored NV Brut Oeil de Perdrix is another utterly delicious Champagne from Vesselle. Dried rose petals, orange zest, white pepper and mint give much of its high-toned aromatics, but there is plenty of depth to the fruit as well. Deceptively medium in body, the Oeil de Perdrix possesses striking finesse and exceptional overall balance. Oeil de Perdrix is an old-fashioned style of Blanc de Noirs with just a touch of color from a very short period of skin contact at pressing.