More Awesome Italians on Sale
We tasted these small production wines last weekend and they were a huge hit! All are back in stock. Reserve yours today!
2013 Ca D’Maria Arneis, Langhe
On Sale $14.99
Brilliant and sunny with floral and fruity nuances of peach and apricot, the Langhe Arneis is a dry wine, palatable and pleasantly harmonic. Fresh and persistent with a slight almond aftertaste. Served chilled, it is a perfect aperitif, or combined with hors d’oeuvres and light vegetable entrees, fish or white meat dishes.
2013 La Quercia Aglianico, Puglia
On Sale $14.99
Full bodied, with aromas of ripe plum and white pepper. Delightful for everyday enjoyment. Perfect with Pomodoro pasta, or meat off the grill.
2013 Ultimo Passo Primitivo, Salento
On Sale $15.99
This wine is double fermented with late harvested grapes to develop full flavor, rich texture and smooth long finish. Excellent with pork, lamb burgers, and mid aged cheese.
2009 Casa Contini Riserva Biferno
On Sale $14.99
A smashing value, this Southern Italian blend is wonderfully smooth and balanced. Made from two of our favorite “underrated” varietals, Montepulciano and Aglianico, Casa Contini’s Biferno Riserva is atypical of many of its ungainly Southern counterparts, whose alcohol tends to be too hot, and fruits overripe. Rather, it is like a Northern Italian in its cool smoothness, with a smoky blackberry, chestnut, and peppery-sweet aroma that delights the senses.
2012 Podere Ciona “Montegrossoli, Toscana
On Sale $15.99
From Podere Ciona, perhaps the smallest estate we import, and one that holds a special place in our heart, comes this beautiful Montegrossoli that proves that bigger is not always better. With just a few hectares in Chianti Classico, the Gatteschi family has a view for miles and miles, with nothing but forests, vines, and castles. And their wines? Absolutely lovely. Take this “baby SuperTuscan” style Sangiovese-bright and Chianti-like aromas, ripe fruits and spices, with a crisp, long finish that lingers.
91pt. Chateauneuf-du-Pâpe Bargain!
We have a stunning deal on a delicious Châteauneuf. We tasted this and were blown away! It’s classic in style with great fruit for drinking now, but this baby certainly has the stuffing to age longer if you desire. Don’t miss out on this one! With the holiday season approaching, this is a great wine to have on hand for hearty cold weather fare and entertaining!
2011 Philippine de St.-Cyrille Châteauneuf-du-Pape “Grande Reserve”
On Sale $26.99 per bottle OR
$24.99 per bottle with purchase of 6 bottles
Gorgeous warm cocoa, ganache and espresso notes lead the way, followed by macerated fig, blackberry paste and warm plum sauce flavors. Dense and loamy through the finish. Shows impressive density for the vintage. Best from 2016 through 2026. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
91 points, The Wine Spectator
‘Tis the season of giving gifts to show your appreciation of the family, friends, and colleagues that made 2014 a great year. We have all sorts of wine gifts guaranteed to please anyone who loves to eat and drink well! We can even arrange local delivery or interstate shipping of your gifts! Prices do not include tax or delivery.
Merch Gift Box $40
Includes two awesome California wines and an assortment of hand-selected treats, presented in a decorative gift box!
Deluxe Merch Gift Box $60
Includes an two delicious French wines (red and white), and assorted gourmet treats.
We also have a series of themed gifts available.
See our website for details!
Need a custom gift or want to arrange a large order? Email us!
’09 Bordeaux Under $30
Bordeaux from the excellent 2009 vintage continues to find its way to our store, and NO ONE else in town is getting it at these prices. These long lived wines are drinking excellently now, and can age another 10 years. We also have a total steal from the equally good 2005 vintage!
2009 Chateau Hermitage Mazeyres, Pomerol
On Sale $29.99
A very deep red hue, this Château Mazeyres 2009 develops a powerful nose as soon as it is open. A rapid expression of violet leads us towards aromas of black fruit with a predominant scent of violet. It reveals an extremely discreet touch of woodiness, to conclude for this first marvellous impression. It is rich and full on the first taste and continues with a precise, elegant texture of tannin. Fruity flavours can be perceived again, before an absolutely long finish giving a few hints of coffee. Some will savour this wine after 5 years of ageing, but it will reach its peak after 10 years.
2009 Chateau Haut Maurac Cru Bourgeois , Haut Medoc
On Sale $25.99
Polished and focused, with currant and mocha flavors mingling over firm, well-integrated tannins in this sleek, firm red. Anise, mineral and espresso notes add interest. The herb-scented finish is fresh and clean.
90 points, Wine Spectator
2009 Chateau Paloumey, Hauts-Medoc
On Sale $23.99
This has a nice warm feel, with plush roasted coffee bean, steeped plum and fig fruit flavors melding through the tobacco-filled finish. Drink now through 2017.
2005 Chateau de Vaure, Bordeaux
On Sale $10.99
A generous wine with bright ruby color. It is accented with floral and cherry fruit aromas supported by a supple textured finish.