Featured Wines

New Closeout White & More Awesome ’12 California Reds!Path Pinot
Taste them all Friday from 5-7 at the bar!

We have a new closeout white wine, a Spanish Albarino blend, just in time for the warming weather! And we continue to find great values from the excellent 2012 vintage in California (more on this below). Come taste for yourself this Friday from 5-7 at the bar!

2012 Adega Marea Do Zoe Albarino Blend 
Closeout $9.99 (Compare to $16.99 from Berkley Wine Co!)
This wine was accidentally shipped to St. Louis by the importer, so instead of paying to ship it back, they gave us a great deal. If you like Albarino, get this fresh, crisp sipper before it’s gone.
Merch Notes

2012 The Path Pinot Noir, California 
On Sale $9.99
The Path 2012 Pinot Noir exhibits powerful aromas of strawberry, dried plum and clove. There is a wonderful note of vanilla from the ten months of 100% French oak aging. Juicy, penetrating sweetened cranberry and red cherry preserve flavors are framed by a touch of toasted marshmallow. This wine finishes with endless, palate-saturating fruit, making it an instant crowd-pleaser.
Winery Notes

2012 The Path Cabernet, California 
On Sale $9.99
This wine opens with aromas of blackberry, vanilla and a hint of tea leaves. Focused juicy cherry fruit flavors complemented by red currant and toasted cedar notes. This medium-bodied wine packs a lot of flavor while showing superb clarity and an incredibly long finish.
Winery Notes

Why are we so excited by California’s 2012 vintage?
The 2012 vintage for California is turning out to be a blockbuster up and down the state. Most wine regions enjoyed near idyllic conditions throughout the growing season, resulting in a bountiful crop of picture perfect grapes across all varietals. The fruit that emerged was ideally balanced, dark, richly structured and age worthy, with great color saturation and sweet tannins.

Jordan Cabernet – New Vintage!

It’s back! An excellent new vintage from a California favorite, at an unbeatable price!Jordan

2010 Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
On Sale $40.00
Aromas of blackberry, blueberry and cassis mingle with hints of violet and dark chocolate to seduce and intrigue. The palate is inviting and silky, with a vivid core of cassis that defines every sip, balanced by a backbone of acidity and a smooth tannin structure. This wine’s never- ending, layered finish makes it enjoyable now or cellarworthy through 2026. Decant prior to serving to further accentuate the aromas and flavors.
Winemaker’s Notes

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& K-J Chard. $10.99

We have great prices on St. Louis’ most popular wines!

2012 Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige
On Sale $17.99
Fresh, clean bouquet and a crisp, sophisticated flavor brightened with hints of citrus.
Winemaker’s Notes

Want something different? Try This:
2012 Zenato Pinot Grigio Della Venezia
On Sale $8.99
This wine won us over immediately with its soft, delicate bouquet and zippy, refreshing palate. It offers so much bang for the buck! Notes of lemon, pear, and a hint of mineral acidity give it great balance. This versatile wine is ideal for back porch guzzling, or it can accompany a wide range of cuisines.
Merch Notes

images-232012 Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay, California
On Sale $10.99
Beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with citrus notes that explode in your mouth. These flavors delicately intertwine with aromas of vanilla and honey to create depth and balance throughout. A hint of toasted oak rounds out the long, lingering finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

And be sure to check out our #1-selling Chardonnay:
2012 Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, Sonoma
On Sale $12.99
This rich, creamy, classic Sonoma-style Chardonnay has the perfect amount of oakiness to complement the juicy fruit on the palate. This is the ultimate crowd pleaser for Chardonnay lovers, and it comes at a great price to boot!
Merch Notes

Gin & Tonic Sale!

Hendricks & FentimansIt’s gin & tonic season, and we have everything you need (except limes) on sale!

Fentimans Tonic Water
On Sale $39.99/case of 24
$1.99/bottle (save $7.77 when you buy a case!)
The world’s first botanically brewed tonic water is made with a blend of herbal infusions and lemongrass extract which results in a unique, refreshing and distinctive citrus flavour.
“Very special…..in a G&T it’s perfection” - The Guardian

Two of our Favorite Gins:

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On Sale $28.99
Bluecoat American Dry Gin is craft distilled using organic juniper berries, giving it earthy, spicy juniper notes. When combined with a proprietary blend of organic American citrus peels and other organic botanicals, the result is a gin worthy of the term American Premium. No additives, only organic botanicals added after an all natural distillation.

Hendrick’s Gin
On Sale $34.99 (1 liter)
Hendrick’s wondrous botanical signature consists of flowers, roots, fruits, and seeds from the world over. They function to complement and set the stage for our delicious duet of infusions: rose petal and cucumber.

images-19Delicious $11 Cabernet

We just got in this tasty California Cabernet, on sale for the bargain price of $10.99! Grab a bottle (or a case!) on your next visit.

 

 

2011 Liberty School Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles
On Sale $10.99
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon opens with aromas of black cherry, plum and violets, followed by subtle flavors of strawberry and allspice. Firm yet supple tannins finish off this approachable fruit-driven Cabernet Sauvignon, making it ideal for a variety of food pairings.
Winemaker’s Notes

Closeouts!

C-C CdN 09Just in time for the warming weather, we have some great new closeouts at rock-bottom discounts! We got another shipment of the awesome LoLo Albarino, but it’ll be gone soon! You can call us or reply to this email and we’ll pull some of these super bargains aside for you.

2012 Marcato “I Prandi” Soave
On Sale $6.99 (Wine Searcher Price $15!)
Medium straw yellow, color, delicate and intense bouquet with classic Soave almond-like after- taste. If you like crisp light Sauvignon Blanc, you will love this.
Merch Notes

2011 Condesa Eylo Verdejo, Rueda
On Sale $8.99
This refreshing white captures the character of Rueda fruit, with subtle, inviting notes of melon, toasted orange peel, and yellow apple.
Merch Notes

Still on Closeout:

2011 Paco and Lola Albarino “LoLo,” Rias Biaxas, Spain
On Sale $7.99
The “LoLo” is clean and textured with a seductive and exotic palate. It is has hints pineapple and mango intermingled with refreshing citrus flavors amplified by minerally accents. Silky yet full bodied, with long lingering finish. Round and very tasty.
Merch Notes

2011 Seven Daughters “Merlot,” California
On Sale $5.99
A fresh easy-drinking red wine that may have been mis-labeled as Merlot. We like it, we don’t just don’t find it Merlot-y. It’s a great wine to drink with spring cuisine and grilled meats!
Merch Notes

2009 Chauvenet Chopin Cote de Nuits Villages, Burgundy, France
On Sale $29.99
This delicious Burgundy from the excellent ’09 vintage comes from very old vines tended by the Chauvenet and Chopin lines for centuries. The wine has a classic French character–great balance of earth and mineral elements to add complexity to the tart Rainier cherry notes on the palate. Importer Bobby Kacher calls it “supple, opulent, and seductive.” We liked it so much, we bought it all!
Merch Notes

91-94 Pt. Wines Under $15

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Are you sick of great deals on high-scoring wines? We didn’t think so! Check out this list of wines rated 91-94 points, all under $15!

2010 Decero Cabernet Sauvignon Remolinos Vineyard, Mendoza, Argentina
On Sale $14.99
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon – Remolinos Vineyard is aged in new French barriques (30% new) for 14 months. It offers a refined tobacco and sous-bois scented bouquet that nods towards the Old World. The palate is medium-bodied, with dusty blackberry fruit, bold earthy tannins and a delightful, foursquare finish that you would expect to find on the Left Bank. Fortunately, there is no Left Bank price to contend with! Excellent. Drink now-2017.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Tommasi Poggio al Tuffo “Rompicollo,” Maremma, Toscana
On Sale $14.99
Presents a whiff of blackberry, bacon and ink, followed by dark berry, black pepper and spice notes. Rich and supple, with ample structure for support and a long, fruit-, spice- and mineral-filled aftertaste. Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon.
92 Points, The Wine Spectator

2011 Tournon by Michel Chapoutier “Victorian Shiraz,” Victoria
On Sale $13.99
94 points, The Wine Advocate
(rated, but no tasting notes given)

2011 Terlato & Chapoutier Shiraz-Viognier, Victoria, Australia
On Sale $14.99
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
(rated, but no tasting notes given)

2011 Waterbrook Syrah, Columbia Valley
On Sale $10.99
Sleek and expressive, with ebullient raspberry, red plum and white pepper flavors, mingling harmoniously and floating easily on the velvety finish. Drink now through 2017.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator

2011 Montetti “Caburnio,” Toscana
On Sale $14.99
The 2009 Caburnio (65-25-10 Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Merlot) is a full and generous wine with layers of red cherry, light spice and leather that are delivered in quick succession. Sharp freshness cuts to the back of the palate and gives this wine an incredibly vibrant feel. The menthol reinforces those sensations and peppermint-like tones also present here. At this price, this is an unbelievable steal. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2022.
91 points, The Wine Advocate

2009 Altos de Luzon, Jumilla
On Sale $12.99
(50% monastrell, 25% tempranillo and 25% cabernet sauvignon; aged for a year in French and American oak): Inky ruby. Highly aromatic, exotic bouquet of red and dark berries, violet, vanilla and woodsmoke. Broad and deep, showing sweet black raspberry and blueberry flavors, a velvety texture and bright mineral snap. Nicely blends richness and energy and finishes with lingering sweetness and supple, even tannins. This is delicious right now.
91 points, Stephen Tanzer

2012 Bodegas Borsao “Tres Picos,” Campo de Borja
On Sale $14.99
The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and black cherry fruit, hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory mouthfeel. It, too, should be consumed over the next 3-4 years.
92 points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Teso La Monja “Romanico,” Toro
On Sale $14.99
The 2011 Romanico (100% Tinta de Toro) was fashioned from yields of 22 hectoliters per hectare, and was aged six months in 100% new French oak. A sensational red, it exhibits a dense purple color as well as a sweet perfume of lead pencil shavings, violets, licorice, blackberries and black currants. Keep in mind that Tinta de Toro is essentially a cousin of Tempranillo, but a lower yielding grape. Full-bodied with a voluptuous texture and a long finish, it should drink well for 6-10 years. It tastes like a wine that costs $50 or more rather than $16.50.
91 points, The Wine Advocate

2012 Sirius Bordeaux Blanc, France
On Sale $12.99
This is a serious wine showing textured fruit and vanilla flavors. There’s concentration and richness, but it also retains freshness. There is a strong mineral edge to this full-bodied, dense wine.
92 Points, The Wine Enthusiast