WINE DEALS OF THE WEEK
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“Thin Staves” Cabernet 2015
Only 56 case’s made
This attention-getting Cabernet comes from the rocky edges of the Oakville district at a site next door to Screaming Eagle, a steep-hilled area renowned for superb, richly-textured Cabernet Sauvignon. To soften the wine slightly, the Peys harvest Merlot from a site clsoe to Paradigm and To Kalon. Made from heritage clones of Cabernet, clones 4 and 337, and 10% Merlot, this wine sees 50% new French oak for 21 months. Blackberry and graphite dominate the aromas and flavors, but it's the stout and steadfast texture, amped up by muscular tannins, that makes this unmistakably textbook Oakville Cab.
"Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
OUR PRICE $28.99 WINERY $35
The diverse sources of this Cabernet Sauvignon exemplify the Napa Valley terroir. The strong, traditional bouquet layers notes of ripe black cherry, dark cassis, aromatic violets, and savory curry spices rooted by earthy undertones. With clean fruit throughout the palate, this medium-bodied wine has well-structured tannins balanced by a nuance of toffee and caramel oak influence.
Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
OUR PRICE $29.99
According to the winery: "The fruit for this wine is from our own Two Blondes Vineyard. We use three clones of Cabernet Sauvignon at the vineyard which are included in this wine. Chris Camarda is a proponent of clonal variety and we have French, Washington and California Cabernet Sauvignon clones planted. The wine spent 12 months in 35% new French oak and is very lightly sulphured. The 2012 vintage marked a return to more historical averages in terms of temperature after two successive cool vintages in 2010 and 2011. A notable aspect to the growing season was a 100-day spell with no measurable precipitation from July through mid-October."
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Ultreia St. Jacques 2015
OUR PRICE $19.99
#51 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017
93pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate-The 2015 Ultreia St Jacques is the entry-level red for the Ultreia range and is amazingly good for the price. Produced from old vines, this is a serious wine, with juicy fruit, a fine palate and good freshness for the conditions of the year. They have included new vineyards that they have been working for the last four or five years, so they are able to bottle a little bit more wine. This is a great value. 24,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in January 2017.
#51 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2017
91pts Wine Spectator-Smoke, forest floor and mineral notes mingle in this savory red. Lively acidity and light, firm tannins give grip to the polished texture. Cherry and floral accents sing through the finish. Energetic. Drink now through 2023.
OUR PRICE $14.99
From the master of Montepulciano, Antonio Lamona delivers his signature combination of power and finesse with one of the most difficult varietals of all: Aglianico. La Quercia is an uncertified organic estate, and this wine, harvested from a single cru owned by the family in Puglia, really delivers. With the classic ripe plum and white pepper notes that this Noble varietal is known for, it is a rare opportunity to taste Aglianico in a fresh, immediate style, that deftly manages the soft tannins.
SPIRIT OF THE WEEK
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Heaven Hill American Whiskey Experience
OUR PRICE $44.99
Take a walk through history with this amazing collection from one of the most decorated distilleries in the world. From the Heaven Hill Distillery, their American Whiskey Tasting Experience includes five 100 ml bottles that span the spectrum of American whiskey styles. This set includes Bernheim 7 Year Wheat Whiskey, Larceny Wheated Straight Bourbon, Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage Bourbon, Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon, and Pikesville 6 Year Rye.