WINES OF THE WEEK
9/11 - 9/17
AVAILABLE TO SAMPLE AT OUR FOOTHILL & 4TH STREET LOCATIONS
One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
OUR PRICE $89.99
94pts Wine Enthusiast-This powerful, savory bottling named for the two generations behind the family winery opens with toasted barrel and meat aromas before expanding on the nose and palate with additional black pepper and soy components. The fruit is distinctly spicy-a mix of blackberry, clove and cinnamon.
93pts Vinous-The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five offers up scents of lavender, cloves, menthol, licorice, spice and graphite. Savory, delineated and tightly wound, the 2014 is a picture perfect example of the vintage. Winemaker Elias Fernandez adds that the drought was more severe in 2014 than it was in 2013. This is another strong showing from Shafer.
Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir 2015
SALE $39.99 WINERY $55
The color is a deep scarlet-red with lush aromas of blackberry bramble, nutmeg, and hint of caramel. The wine is fresh and exuberant in the mouth with sumptuous strawberry jam, ripe black cherry, cranberry and warm gingerbread. It is perfectly balanced with refreshing acidity, velvety tannins and a hint of toffee carrying through its long finish. When asked to describe this wine, I simply say it's like a taste of Christmas, all year long!
Les Cadrans de Lassegue Grand Cru 2013
OUR PRICE $24.99
Beautifully bold and bright in color, the 2013 Les Cadrans de Lassegue is robust, complex, and well-balanced. Aromas of wild strawberries, raspberries, and a subtle woody note immediately emerge from the glass. The wine is smooth on entry, with a palate dominated by red fruits. Alongside the persistent flavor of red fruits, a striking minerality shines through from the old vines of Lassegue. A pleasurable wine that can be enjoyed young.
Napa Valley Chardonnay 2014
OUR PRICE $29.99
91pts Wine Enthusiast-This wine is well sourced, its grapes coming from Brown Ranch, Toyon and Trefethen, among other sites. Aging takes place partially in barrels that have been soaked in water before toasting to lessen the impact, and in stainless steel. Light, crisp honeyed apple, pear and vanilla star alongside caramel and a floral flourish.
90pts The Wine Advocate-Duckhorn has produced a lush, honeyed style of Chardonnay in the 2014 Chardonnay that is reminiscent of a lower-level Meursault or Chassagne Montrachet. Apple butter, citrus, some honeysuckle, medium body and excellent purity, with some subtle background oak make for a delicious, complex Chardonnay to drink over the next 3-4 years.
Estate Chardonnay 2015
SALE $24.99 WINERY $36
90pts The Wine Advocate The 2015 Chardonnay Oak Knoll District offers loads of crisp white peach, honeysuckle, apple blossom and citrus oil notes followed by a zesty, well-balanced and impeccably clean and fresh Chardonnay with the oak barely noticeable whatsoever. This is a medium to full-bodied, beautifully rendered Oak Knoll Chardonnay to drink over the next 7-8 years.