WINES OF THE WEEK
*Available to sample at 4th Street and Foothill Locations
02.27 - 03.05
STAG'S LEAP WINE CELLARS
Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
WHISPERING VINE SALE $39.99 WINERY $60
92pts Vinous - "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Artemis is a tasty entry-level offering from Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. Deep, rich and resonant, but very much medium in body, the 2014 offers lovely resonance throughout. Sweet red cherry, plum, spice and mocha give the 2014 its plump, juicy personality.
II Red 2011
WHISPERING VINE $39.99
Blend: 52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 18% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc.
ll red blend is the culmination of the two worlds, the Alpha and the Omega, the Old World and the New World. Our two winemakers, Jean Hoefliger and Michel Rolland, worked to create a wine that is not only opulent, fruit-forward and generous, but also has the backbone of European acidity and elegance. A reflection of both worlds, II is a wine that is built to be approachable, both in taste and price, and consumed early.
Horse Heaven Hills Cab 2014
WHISEPRING VINE $26.99
This Cabernet embodies an enticing array of ripe red and black plum, intermixed with notes of fresh red cherry. Characteristic of the appellation and 2014 vintage, the nose offers spiced potpourri with a touch of raspberry preserves. The addition of Syrah leads to a full and rich texture on the mid-palate, further accented by bright acidity from the Petit Verdot, sweet red fruit from the Merlot and luscious blackberry notes supplied by the Malbec. The soft and supple mouthfeel is supported by the complexity of sweet oak tannins and fresh fruit character, finishing with the juicy acidity that is characteristic of Horse Heaven Hills.
WHISPERIN VINE SALE $14.99 WINERY $25
91pts Wine Spectator-This is what Merlot is all about in California. Rich in boysenberry fruit and resplendent with briary tones throughout, this vintage will please those looking for something in which to sink their teeth. Ripe, boysenberry flavors are lush and layered seamlessly with vanilla, cola and cocoa powder. The juicy texture compliments the chewy tannin finish in this young wine.
WHISPERING VINE $18.99
Lively aromatics of high toned citrus, lemon peel, tropical fruits and fresh cream lead into a refreshing and mouthwatering palate. Flavors of guava, papaya, key lime and crème brulée flow throughout a long, smooth, mineral-laced finish.