WINE DEALS OF THE WEEK
Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
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95PTS Tasting Panel-Intense aromas of cassis, black currants, blackberries and ripe cherries with a lovely floral note. The palate is rich and seductive, with concentrated flavors of blackberries and cassis interwoven seamlessly with fine tannins from new French oak barrels. Its masculine structure is harnessed by a beautiful balance of acidity and dark fruits with a long, cassis-laced finish. A highly collectible vintage to be enjoyed now or cellared through 2032.
Robert Foley Vineyards
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The Griffin - on the Foley family crest in Irish heraldry combines the strengths of the lion, king
of beasts, with the eagle, king of the skies. The 2014 Griffin blend offers aromas of red and black berry fruit, rose petals and just a touch of vanilla. The full body is framed by gently gripping fine tannins and a flood of berry fruit. More than half of this blend are classic claret varieties (Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot), which marry with Rhone-rooted varieties (Syrah, Petite Sirah, Charbono). Good for drinking now, though it has the stuffing and balance to age elegantly for many years. This year’s blend is 32% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Petite Sirah, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Syrah, 9% Charbono.
Red Blend 2014
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93pts Tasting Panel-The 2014 Treana Red has an opaque, inky-black color with a ruby-black rim. Bold fruit aromas of dried blackcurrant, blackberry pie filling and pomegranate combine with lavender, menthol and leather with undertones of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, sweet cinnamon and a hint of smoke. On entry, the wine is big and intense, boasting flavors of ripe currants and blackberry pie filling, anise and dark chocolate. Firm tannins and mouthwatering acidity bring the wine to life while toasted oak rounds out the lengthy finish.
92pts Wine Enthusiast-Redolent with ripeness and lavish caramel-vanilla tones throughout, this blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Syrah is very much an Austin Hope wine, alluring in aromas of lush blackcurrant, kirsch and melted chocolate on the nose. The palate is rich with espresso, German chocolate cake and crème de cassis, surrounded by flavors of molasses, brown sugar, coffee candy and even Scotch on the finish.
Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
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150 cases made
91 PTS ROBERT PARKER "The 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is sourced from Dijon clones 115, 777 and the Pommard selection, and aged in 40% new French oak. This is a vineyard right at the edge of the Petaluma Wind Gap on a relatively cold site. Deep ruby in color, this wine offers up floral notes intermixed with sassafras, raspberries, forest floor and strawberries. It is lush and ripe, from destemmed grapes, with a medium to full body and beautiful purity. Drink it over the next decade."
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Miljenko “Mike” Grgich has been called “The King of Chardonnay” since the winery began in 1977, and you can taste why in this classically-styled wine. We did not allow the Chardonnay to undergo malolactic fermentation, preserving its natural acidity. The wine displays ripe peach, mango and tropical lavors, with a note of minerality. Enjoy with fresh seafood, roasted chicken, grilled pork, and creamy cheeses.
SPIRIT DEAL OF THE WEEK
Wood Experiment Collection
Non-Chill Filtered Kentucky Bourbon
OUR PRICE $99.99
For over two and a half years, Jefferson's Bourbon founder and master blender Trey Zoeller carried out 13 different experiments on fully matured bourbon by changing the conditions in which the bourbon was aged. Whether it was placing the already aged bourbon in new American oak casks with different char levels, changing the barrels to wine casks, or adding wood staves/cubes that have been treated, Zoeller did it. He chose 5 experiments that he felt brought unique characteristics to the bourbon and packaged them together in five 200 ml bottles. This collection is a perfect gift for the holidays and an instant rare bourbon collection.