06 Sep California Best Buys Tasting
California Best Buys Tasting
Saturday, September 8
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
This Saturday from 12 to 4pm we’re sampling some of our best “bang-for-the-buck” wines from sunny California! We have one of the city’s best selections of value priced wines from America’s wine capital. Not your run-of-the-mill grocery store brands, but real wines made by real people! Come on by and taste!
2016 Muddy Arch Roussanne, California
On Sale $19.99
Our brand, Muddy Arch, examines the rarely planted Roussanne varietal from top Northern California vineyard sites to expose the nuances of these local microclimates. Producing our wines in a classic wine style by utilizing balanced Roussanne fruit that is less ripe rewards us with lean and precise white wines that express a spectrum of notes from pungent stone fruit to brimming citrus to a deep honey.
2015 Dreyer Sonoma Chardonnay, Sonoma County AVA
On Sale $12.99
Comprised of grapes from the Carneros and Russian River appellations… barrel fermented and aged for 8 months in oak prior to bottling… golden in color with lovely pear and pineapple aromas, this wine shows ripe fruit combined with its elegant oak influence. It’s versatile as an aperitif, or paired with light meats such as chicken, pork, or fish dishes
2016 Laird Family Estate “Cold Creek Ranch Vineyard” Chardonnay, Carneros AVA
On Sale $22.99
Complex pear, melon, fig and citrus flavors are presented in an elegant, graceful style in this pure version. Drink now.
90 points, The Wine Spectator
2015 Shane Wine Cellars “Le Garcon” Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast AVA
On Sale $22.99
The brilliant (owner & winemaker) Shane Finley has quite the resume! Working stints at Kosta Browne, Paul Hobbs, Copain, Torbreck (Australia) and Domaine Pierre Gaillard in Côte Rôtie. His “Shane” label is gaining quite a reputation and this is no exception! Bright ruby-red color with lush cherry and red flowers aromas are complicated by cola, vanilla and minerals. Silky raspberry and cherry flavors are brightened by tangy acidity and pick up a refreshing touch of tannin on the end. A pretty, deliciously open-knit Cali Pinot that finishes with an impressive finish.
2016 Tuck Beckstoffer 75 Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley AVA
On Sale $16.99
Beckstoffer created the 75 Wine Company label to produce amazing value-driven wines (the “75” commemorates the year the Beckstoffers relocated to Napa to begin their winemaking adventure). This is a classic Napa Cabernet, with robust fruit and a great balance of earth. Way over-delivers at this fair price!
2016 La Storia “Block 303” Zinfandel, Alexander Valley AVA
On Sale $15.99
Trentadue consistently make not only great values but top, world-class wines as well under their La Storia label. This is classic Cali zin at its best! Super-ripe red and black fruits mixed with a peppery, earthy backbone. This isn’t for the faint of heart! The heady almost liqueur-like nose gives way to a fruit cobbler in the mouth. The racy tannin comes through to keep the flavors and ripeness all in check. All that’s missing here is a hunk of salty bleu cheese or an aged out white cheddar! Delish!