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DEALS OF THE WEEK

L'Aventure
Estate Cuvee 2013
OUR PRICE $89.99
97pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate-The top wine of the estate and a blend that was the reason Stephan left Pomerol, the 2013 Estate Cuvee checks in as 43% Syrah, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot that comes all from his estate vineyard. It's locked and loaded with black and blue fruit, crushed rock, licorice and ground herbs, and I wrote that it seemed like it was filtered through a rocky riverbed in my notes. Serious, structured and tight, yet fabulously concentrated and pure, it needs 3-4 years of cellaring and will keep for two decades.

Duckhorn
Napa Valley Merlot 2014
SALE $37.99 WINERY $54
92pts Wine Spectator-Combining lovely structure and alluring appeal, this is a classic expression of Duckhorn Vineyards Merlot. Intense aromas of ripe cherry, plum and black fig rise from the glass, underscored by hints of leather and cedar. On the palate, it is lush and supple, with bright acidity and velvety tannins supporting layers of raspberry and black cherry, as well as hints of coffee and chocolate that carry through on the long finish.

Terra d’Oro
Zinfandel Home Vineyard 2016
OUR PRICE $23.99
The Terra d'Oro Home Vineyard Zinfandel has a beautiful crimson color in the glass. The nose is elegant and complex with deeply layered aromatics of blackberry, black cherry jam and plum. The lush palate is full of ripe fruit flavors and inviting spice with subtle notes of clove and baked pie crust that add to the wine's complexity. This wine is well-balanced with ripe tannins that lead to a smooth finish.

Blackbird Vineyards
Arriviste Rosé 2016
OUR PRICE $19.99 WINERY $28
The 2016 Arriviste is an elegant, salmon-pink colored rose of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. On the nose, a melange of aromas of strawberry and stone fruit come together with light floral notes. The wine delights with flavors of blackcurrants, crisp red apple, and citrus on the mid-palate, carrying clean minerality and bright acidity on the lingering finish. The 2016 Napa Valley growing season saw near-optimal conditions, allowing for an abundance of perfectly-ripe grapes with a smooth balance of acids and sugars, producing this spectacular rose.

Napa Cellars
Chardonnay 2014
SALE $13.99 WINERY $22
The Napa Cellars 2014 Chardonnay displays the classic Napa Valley Chardonnay characteristics indicative of this region. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, honey melon and hints of baked apple crisp excite the senses. Meyer lemon melds with toasted coconut flakes to thrill the palate, which is reminiscent of marshmallows roasting over a campfire. This Chardonnay exhibits soft, balanced acidity and a creamy finish.


SPIRITS OF THE WEEK

Graduation Weekend Deals

UNR Graduation is upon us & what better way to celebrate grad weekend than with some great deals on gifts and sips!!


Smooth Ambler
Old Scout
$24.99

Hibiki
Harmony
OUR PRICE
$74.99
Hibiki Japanese Harmony is a blend of Japanese malt and grain whiskies from Yamazaki, Hakushu and Chita. Presented in the brand's trademark 24-faceted bottle representing the Japanese seasons, this is light, approachable and moreish with enticing notes of orange peel and white chocolate.

Macallan
12yr
Crazy Low Price
$44.99
What better way to say you have arrived than with the classic Macallan 12yr? Rich and bold, Macallan 12yr has been the celebratory glass of scotch for generations!