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WINES OF THE WEEK

Hippolyte Reverdy
Sancerre 2017
OUR PRICE $29.99
In the small village of Verdigny, a commune of Sancerre in the eastern Loire the Hippolyte Reverdy’s family has been making wine for generations. In 1971 Michel Hippolyte joined his father and soon after in 1983 he started working with Kermit Lynch Imports. In true Kermit Lynch fashion the vineyards of Hippolyte Reverdy see no pesticides, the yeasts are of indigenous nature and no extra sulfites added. Very pure and fresh, this wine broadens itself once on the palate and you literally taste it from the moment it hits your lips until if trails off the back of your tongue. Aromas of gourmet mango and peach. The mouth is ample and long and is nicely balanced between roundness and lemon freshness

Duckhorn
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
SALE $54.99 WINERY $78
New Vintage!
90 Wine Enthusiast
This is made from grapes grown at Three Palms Vineyard, alongside other valley floor and mountain fruit, including 10% Merlot and smaller percentages of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Smooth, lush and robust in dark cherry and plum, it's fruit forward and full bodied, with considerable ripeness.

Chanin
La Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2013
SALE $34.99 WINERY $60
92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2013 Pinot Noir Rinconada Vineyard comes from a site just to the west of the Sanford and Benedict Vineyard (it's farmed by the same team). It shows great Sta. Rita Hills character in its savory spice, dried soil, mineral and both black cherry and blackberry styled fruits. Medium-bodied, nicely structured and balanced, it will drink nicely through 2023.

Hall
Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2017
OUR PRICE $24.99
Brilliant straw with a green tinge in color, this refreshing and vibrant Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with aromas of citrus blossom, lemon zest and fresh cut pineapple, underscored with a note of dried summer grass. Crisp acidity on the palate is complimented with notes of orange peel and minerality. The full-bodied mid-palate, developed by lees stirring in tank, carries the fresh flavors through the lengthy finish.

Chateau de Campuget
1753 Rose 2017
OUR PRICE $19.99
91 Wine Enthusiast
This pale salmon-hued rosé is redolent of plump white peaches, raspberries and red cherries. It's concentrated and luscious, with a delightfully textured grip. Fresh acidity and touch of crushed-stone lend vitality to the finish.
90 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
At 80-20 Syrah and Vermentino, the 2017 Costieres de Nimes Rose 1753 is something of an outlier within the appellation. The citrus notes of the white variety make themselves known on the nose and palate, imparting a lively zestiness to the red berry notes from the Syrah in this medium-bodied rosé.


SPIRIT OF THE WEEK

OOLA
Cask Strength Waitsburg Bourbon
OUR PRICE $66.99
People often forget that beer, wine, and spirits are agricultural products. Real people farm the grain that makes beautiful whiskey. In the case of the OOLA distillery in Waitsburg Washington, farming is a factor in everything they make. The corn and the wheat for this bourbon is grown in the town of Waitsburg and goes right to the distillery. Not often do we get to drink a true farm to bottle whiskey at cask strength, so jump on a bottle while you can!