Staff Picks Tasting

13 Jun Staff Picks Tasting

Saturday, June 15
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

We are often asked what wines we like to drink at home. So we thought it would be fun this week to focus our tasting on wines we love! We’ve asked some of our staff to select one of their favorite wines and tell us about them. Come try this lineup and drink like a “Merch”er.

NV L’Conti Blanquette de Limoux, France
On Sale $12.99
This super-spritzy wine is just PERFECT for celebrating making it through another workday. It’s got nice tart apple flavors, with just a hint of toast and a zippy, dry finish with the right amount of acid. Plus, it’s perfect for mixing with OJ for a Mimosa or with Aperol for a spritz. Serve it extra cold!
Carly’s Notes

2016 Franz Hirtzberger Gruner Veltliner “Rotes Tor,” Smaragd, Wachau
On Sale $52.99
Hirtzberger and Pichler are the two best Austrian producers in Weygandt’s portfolio. Gruner has a shy quality that I quite like…it’s not too much of anything. It hints a fruits and minerals without being too in your face. I love searingly dry whites; they’re so food-friendly.
Phil’s Notes
Also 96 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2017 Chateau Suduiraut “Le Blanc Sec de Suduiraut,” Bordeaux AOP
On Sale $22.99
This is a classic white Bordeaux blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s made by a producer who usually makes Sauternes. It’s lovely, refreshing, and perfect for summer.
John’s Notes
Also 90 Points, The Wine Spectator

2017 Boulon Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes
On Sale $9.99
Cheap and good is a magical combination. This wine has lots of red and black fruit flavors, good minerality and appealing earthiness, but not an overpowering amount. The earth is well-balanced by fruit and acid, making this a great food wine. Nothing else really needs to be said about it. It’s just plain good.
David’s Notes

2015 Le Petit Clos, Valle de Apalta, Chile
On Sale $42.99
This total steal is inspired by left bank Bordeaux. To me it compares to any top-tier 2nd growth (i.e. Cos d’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou) at a fraction of the price.
Jason’s Notes
Also 95 Points, James Suckling

2015 Chateau Puyanche, Cotes de Bordeaux AOC
On Sale $12.99
This wines comes from a region (Cotes de Bordeaux) just east of Saint Emilion, and has the same mix of grapes as the more famous Saint E region. This wine is a classic example, with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. To me, it’s like drinking bargain Saint Emilion and I love the price!
Tim’s Notes
Also 90 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2006 Matteo Correggia Roche d’Ampsej, Roero
On Sale $52.99
I had to go Italian because I’m the Italy guy. This is just a really cool wine, man. It’s got lots of dark fruit, but also good tannins so you get a nice balance to match with tons of different foods. Don’t overlook the wines of Roero. They might not be Barolos but they’re worth checking out.
Danny’s Notes