image
 
TOP 12 for April

Welcome to Spring! It's getting incredibly beautiful out there. Flowers blooming, green hillsides, visions of sipping a glass of Rose on your patio, all signs that Spring has arrived. Lots of great wine and beer arriving this month in addition to our TOP 12 so make sure you stay on top of our email blasts, Instagram posts and Facebook announcements.

We hope everyone has a great Spring and a Happy Easter!

Cheers,
Matt and Team

   
Image Featured
Image Featured
 
     
Tenute de Nozzole

2015

Chianti Classico Riserva

93 Wine Spectator

I think we have sold more Chianti Classico in the last 2 months than we have in the past 5 years.
Working with two great vintages in 2015 and 2016 there is just an abundance of quality and value out there. Add one more to the list with the best Nozzole Chianti Classico Riserva we can remember selling over the years. Incredible value!

From Wine Spectator: Black cherry, blackberry and dark plum fruit is allied to a muscular frame, with dense tannins. Tobacco, rosemary, thyme and tar notes play supporting roles as this builds to a long finish. Best from 2023 through 2038. Black cherry, blackberry and dark plum fruit is allied to a muscular frame with dense tannins.
 
 
Tensley

2017 Santa Barbara

Syrah

93 Wine Spectator
93 Jeb Dunnuck

 

This winery has been on a serious roll as of late. Turning out stunning wines that are getting enormous accolades. They have done it yet again with this beautiful Syrah.

From Wine Spectator: Vibrant and layered, with expressive raspberry and blueberry flavors accented by garrigue notes, hints of mineral and smoked cracked pepper accents that take on richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025.

From Jeb Dunnuck: Rocking aromatics of blueberries, blackberries, lavender, and pepper, medium to full body, an elegant, seamless texture, and a great finish. It’s actually slightly more elegant and vibrant than some past vintages and is going to evolve beautifully for a decade.
~Brian's Top Pick~

 

 

 
$15.99   $19.99  
Buy Now
  Buy Now
 

Image Featured

Image Featured
 
       

Big Table Farm

2017 Willamette Valley

Pinot Noir

Without a doubt one of the best producers in the Willamette Valley! This winery has always been a personal favorite and they seemingly get better every year. The passion is evident in the finished wine product from the winemaker and equal to that passion is his wifes's artistry in the labels. A collaborative effort that is so incredibly impressive.
This wine has a beautiful balance of raspberry fruit profile with warm spice, black tea and a delicate cocoa. The fruit on the palate is juicy but if you lean in there is a quiet brooding character to this wine that still has a lot yet to give. The Acid holds the fruit in check and the tannins keep the gentle momentum into a long finish.
In a word, ‘delicious’.
~Matt's Top Pick~
 

Semeli

2017 Mantinia, Greece

Moschofilero

A fine blend of two highly aromatic varieties from Peloponnesian vineyards: The elegant Moschofilero (80%) with intense aromas of rose and lemon blossom and the popular Sauvignon Blanc (20%) with citrus and exotic fruits in the foreground.
Light yellow-green color with grey highlights. Intense and ripe on the nose with distinctive aromas of lemon, melon and rose petals. Dry on the palate, well balanced with vibrant acidity, medium body and full of minerality.
Accompanies shellfish, fish, pasta with seafood, sushi and sashimi, poultry and white meat. Super refreshing!
 
 
$39.99   $14.99  
Buy Now
  Buy Now
 

Image Featured

Image Featured
 
       

Getrank

2017 Londwein, Austria

Gruner Veltliner

 

In Austria, Gruner Veltliner is as much a part of the national culture as classical music, elegant coffee houses, and competitive bodybuilding. For years, Gruner has been traditionally bottled in a liter-sized bottle with a crown cap – intended for fresh, immediate consumption and for sharing among friends. Although all iterations of this grape are gaining notoriety in the United States, it is still the original, utilitarian liter “house wines” that remain the most popular.
No doubt this will go down as one of our most popular wines as the weather warms up. How can you not like the brilliant freshness that compliments the crisp, dry flavors of apple, grapefruit and white pepper.

1.0 Litre

 

Loscano

2018 Salta, Argentina
PRIVATE RESERVE

Torrontes

One of the best Torrontes we have tasted in some time. The perfect Spring sipping wine, this is as refreshing as it gets. Crisp, lively, lightly floral with balanced acidity.
Grown at more than a mile above sea level, the elevation and reduced atmosphere produce extreme thermal amplitude swings and results in a wine exploding with flavor. Consistently dry conditions—lacking humidity or much rain—means there are virtually no diseases or pests to contend with. The vines thrive in the arid environment, nourished by pure water irrigated from the melting snow of the Andes.

 

 
$12.99   $12.99  
Buy Now
  Buy Now
 

Image Featured

Image Featured
 
       

Altos de la Hoya

2016 Jumilla

Monastrell

As Spain’s winemaking revolution matures, Jumilla continues to produce some of the world’s great wine values. The region’s native Monastrell—Mourvedre elsewhere—is one of the most prized varieties of Mediterranean Europe. And on account of the reliably hot, dry summers, ripeness is rarely an issue.
Year in and year out an exceptional value! This may be one their best to date. Depth and concentration rarely found for under $10.
Deep ruby. Ripe, powerful scents of red and dark fruits, minerals and spices. Finishes fresh and long, with a repeating dark fruit note.
 

Frostwatch

2015 Bennett Valley

Chardonnay

93 Wine Spectator

This wine is hitting its prime time drinking window right now. Enjoy over the next year to experience what a well made full-bodied Chardonnay tastes like with 4 years of age underneath it. This wine is really hitting its stride and California Chardonnay lovers should not miss this!
From Wine Spectator: Delightfully rich and lively, medium-weight yet packed with flavors highlighting tangerine, nectarine and spicy oak, with a long, layered aftertaste that keeps you coming back for more.

 
$9.99   $19.99  
Buy Now
  Buy Now
 

Image Featured

Image Featured
 
       

Club 44

2018 Coteaux D'Aix en Provence

Rose

Since the turn of the 20th century, the Côte d’Azur has been the quintessential traveler’s destination. From the beach side resorts of Saint Tropez to the cobblestone streets of Nice and Cannes, the French Riviera continues to give travelers a sense of quaint nostalgia. Inspired by the dreamy imagery of travel’s “golden age,” Club 44 instantly transports you to those care-free days of summer, to those days when shoes were optional and the toughest decision was what to drink with lunch.

Refreshing flavors of summer strawberry , raspberry, and juicy watermelon lead to a thirst quenching finish.Refreshing flavors of summer!
~Mark's Top Pick~
 

Stoller

2018 Willamette Valley

Pinot Noir Rose

This is in the early lead for domestic dry Rose of the year! The combination of freshness and overall flavor make this a no-brainer for your Easter table!

From the Winery: Pinot Noir Rosé has been a cornerstone of our production for more than a decade. Comprised of various clones of Pinot Noir, we intentionally craft our Rosé to be balanced and bright. Whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel, our 2018 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé shows alluring aromatics of strawberry and kiwi. The palate displays Rainier cherries and stone fruit characteristics with mouthwatering acidity. The lingering notes of minerality on the finish will draw you back for another sip.
 
$12.99   $15.99  
Buy Now
  Buy Now
 

Image Featured

Image Featured
 
       

Olema

By Amici Cellars

2016 Sonoma County

Cabernet Sauvignon

90 Wine Advocate
#3 Best Value Red in 2018

(From Wine Advocate)

Not sure we can argue with this Top Value pick! Finding great value domestic Cabernet Sauvignon gets more and more difficult every year.
From Wine Advocate: Blended of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot and 1% Petite Sirah aged 14 months in 50% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Olema is deep garnet-purple colored and features textbook cassis, warm plums and blackberries notions with hints of cedar, sandalwood and menthol. Medium to full-bodied, it bursts in the mouth with juicy, crunchy fruit, framed by soft tannins and a lively line, finishing on a refreshing minty note.

 

Domaine Pallieres

2016 Gigondas

Racines

96 Jeb Dunnuck
94-96 Wine Advocate

We featured the Terrase Du Diable from this producer in February. This is their Racines bottling and it is another big time winner! We have a very limited number of cases so for those of you stocking up on these amazing 2016's get in early!
From Jeb Dunnuck: The old vines cuvee is the 2016 Gigondas Les Racines and comes from the oldest vines of the estate located around the domaine. It shows the balance and freshness, as well as richness, that makes this vintage so compelling, and while it needs 2-3 years of bottle age, it's a profound, sensationally complex, layered wine readers shouldn't miss! Imported by Kermit Lynch

 
 
$19.99   $34.99  
Buy Now   Buy Now  
   

case

TOP 12 for April
Custom Mixed Case of 12 bottles

(Includes 1 bottle of each of the above wines)
Pricing does not include sales tax or shipping

$230.00

Buy Now

CLICK HERE FOR A PRINT OUT OF OUR LINEUP





 
This email was sent to *|EMAIL|*
why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences
*|LIST:ADDRESSLINE|*