WINE DEALS OF THE WEEK
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Pinot Noir 2015
OUR PRICE $59.99
Only 481 cases produced
93pts Wine Spectator-The 2015 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a young and racy wine with astounding aromatics in a lithe package. Due to the early pick dates demanded by the 2015 vintage, the 2015 has more acidity and less whole cluster inclusion making the wine vibrant and fresh. It practically dances across the palate distributing vivacious fruit and spice flavors to all corners. 50% new oak plays its supporting role seamlessly integrating and adding grip and depth. This wine is destined to be a star cellar selection for the next 7-10 years. If drinking now, we suggest opening it early or decanting.
Pinot Noir 2015
OUR PRICE $26.99
93pts Wine Spectator-An expressive and supple version, with a complex core of lively tannins and acidity, plus accents of black cherry, cinnamon and spice that linger toward the minerally finish.
The Ball Buster 2014
OUR PRICE $19.99
91pts Wine Spectator-Bold, with dense notes of dark chocolate—covered coffee bean, plum paste, wild blackberry, cigar box and date bread. Expressive and generous. The velvety tannins linger. Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2027.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate-Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 The Ball Buster Proprietary Red offers pronounced plum preserves, blueberry pie and blackberry tart notes with underlying licorice and dark chocolate hints. Medium to full bodied with a solid backbone of ripe tannins and lively acid cutting through the concentrated black fruits flavors, it finishes with persistent pepper, anise and spice box notes.
Taureau Red Blend 2015
OUR PRICE $19.99
90 Wine Spectator Composed of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Zinfandel, the 2015 Proprietary Red Blend Y3 Taureau is a deep purple-black color with a warm plums, mulberries and black cherries-scented nose with hints of spice box, cloves and aniseed plus a waft of thyme. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated on the firm palate, it shows lovely vivacity and freshness on the long finish.
Ruby purple in color, with loads of black cherry and briary blackcurrant fruit, the wine is meaty and refreshing, with hints of mocha and earth. A beautifully rich, concentrated, irresistible style of wine to drink casually or with serious cuisine. Approachable upon release and will cellar till 2022 and beyond. Blend: 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 5% Zinfandel
Freestone Vineyards Chardonnay 2014
WHISPERING VINE SALE $29.99 WINERY $40
93pts Wine Enthusiast-This viscous wine offers an underlay of toasty oak notes that round out its gravelly texture. Light-bodied and filigreed with acidity, its lemon, quince and fig flavors remain fresh and vibrant on the palate.
92pts Wine & Spirits-Planted in 1999, the Joseph Phelps vineyard in Freestone grows over 20 acres of Chardonnay on wind-cooled hillsides. This vintage is vibrant and delicious: the richness of its oak quickly becomes an afterthought as the coltish acidity of the site takes hold, driving aromas of yellow raspberries and grapefruit that bristle with energy in the end. Decant this for mahi mahi, or age it another few years.
SPIRIT OF THE WEEK
OUR PRICE $39.99 Liter
1/15:Amaro Montenegro $39.99 Lit
Amaro is Italy's gift to the world. It's a spirit base maceration involving multiple herbs, citrus and spices. Often the recipe is absolutely secret. Traditionally, amaro is served neat or on the rocks It's the best selling Amaro in Italy because of its long tradition of producing [it first hit the scene in 1885]. Everyone will taste different components of the 40 secret herbs and spices, but what we get is a lot of orange, vanilla, pekoe tea, coriander, and a bit of wormwood with a honey sweetness. Perfect for before or after dinner.