SUNDAY and MONDAY SPECIALS
June 16 and 17
Faust Cabernet Sauvignon $39.99 (reg. $49.99)
The 2016 Faust Cabernet is a blend of their estate vineyards in Coombsville and Rutherford and mountain sourcing in Atlas Peak, Mount Veeder, and Howell Mountain. Intense yet fresh with juicy blue and black notes. Notes of dark chocolate and dried herbs seduce the palate while silky tannins and lifting acidity leads to a layered and lingering finish.
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller portions of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, aged for 19 months in 30% new French oak. The core of the fruit comes from the Coombsville estate blended with some mountain and valley floor fruit from elsewhere. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it offers a beautiful core of ripe blackcurrants, blackberries and lavender with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead and camphor plus a waft of tilled soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a nice, firm backbone of ripe, grainy tannins and well-played freshness delivering a long, vibrant finish."
---92 Points Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
"Lush and inviting, with cassis, creamed plum and boysenberry puree flavors gliding through on a very polished structure, while anise, mocha and tobacco accents check in on the finish. A seductive style. Drink now through 2028."
---93 Points, Wine Spectator
Baby Blue Red Blend $23.99 (reg. $29.99)
Baby Blue Red Wine is a blend of six grapes. The objective of the blend is to deliver a wine that is delicious and accessible with velvety tannins, fine aromatics, balance and length. This Vintage of Baby Blue is 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Syrah and 5% Malbec. The addition of Merlot to the Cabernet Sauvignon base brings sweetness and silky tannins, the Cabernet Franc adds complex aromas and Petit Verdot, Malbec and Syrah round out the palate with warm black fruit.
Alexander Valley Vineyards Merlot $13.99 (reg. $16.99)
This wine always impresses red wine lovers, and we refer to it as a Merlot for Cabernet lovers. There are spicy aromas of dark fruits, cassis, cherry, plum, vanilla, oak, and slight chocolate in the glass. This wine has broad mouth-feel with flavors of cherry, blackberry, cassis, plum, and chocolate. This is a big, nicely balanced wine with chewy tannins on the long finish.
Estancia Meritage $18.99 (reg. $23.99)
The 2014 Red Blend has a rich, dark red color with a violet tinge. This wine is complex with scents of black currant, dried clove, tobacco leaf, and leather. The palate is robust with notes of cassis, chocolate, brewed coffee, vanilla, and softened tannins. This wine is near equal parts Syrah and Merlot with the balance Cabernet Sauvignon. Aromas of blue fruit, vanilla, cherry and herb lead to full-bodied pit-fruit flavors that bring a sense of deliciousness that is hard to resist.
Klinker Brick Cabernet Sauvignon $13.99 (reg. $17.99)
This Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits remarkable balance. Sixteen months on French oak encouraged extraordinary dry and complex structure layered with aromas of blackberry, baking spices and clove. Flavors of cherry and currant couple well with structured tannins and the traditional, pronounced French Oak.
Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Classique $9.99 (reg. $19.99)
From the Finger Lakes in New York
Our most important wine aims to reveal the true nature of the vintage and to explore the terroir of lower east Seneca Lake. Due to our focus on this narrow 8-mile stretch of slope on the southeast side which includes 13 of our 14 Riesling vineyards, this is our first labeling under the Seneca Lake AVA. In 2017, we chose not to make our top cuvée, Les Alliés Riesling, and de-classified our fruit in order to ensure the absolute best quality would remain in our core wine. Candied lemon, apricot peel, Asian pear, and anise join with salinity to give impeccable freshness.
"Jasmine and mustard seed notes lead the way here, backed by a mix of yellow apple, mirabelle plum and citrus oil flavors. Shows good intensity through the finish."---91 Points, Wine Spectator
Tenshen White Blend $13.99 (reg. $19.99)
Aromas of tangerine and ripe melon lead to flavors of peach and apricot. Balanced acidity and juicy honeysuckle accent the finish with a hint of hazelnut.
Rhone Style White Blend: Viognier, Rousanne, Grenache Blanc, Chardonnay
"The 2016 White Wine from Tenshen is made from a blend of Viognier, Roussanne, Grenache Blanc and Chardonnay sourced from sites throughout the Central Coast. Brought up mostly in neutral barrels, with a small part in stainless, it offers rich, full-bodied aromas and flavors of buttered peach, tangerine, honeysuckle and flowers. Richly textured, balanced and with a clean, dry finish, it’s a terrific white Rhône blend readers should check out." ---92 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Old Soul Petite Sirah $9.99 (reg. $14.99)
To balance the prominent grip characteristic of Petite Sirah, this particular blend was crafted with a softer, more elegant body. This wine opens with immediate hints of blueberry and blackberry, followed by accents of Dutch chocolate and a subtle touch of cardamom. The palate is big and weighty with ample mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins.