05 Mar Wines of the World Tasting
Saturday, March 7
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Most of us are not limited to one region or another, and this week we thought it’d be fun to take a world tour! Sample New Mexican bubbles, 98 point Chardonnay & more!!! From the classics to the unusual, this should be a great opportunity to taste new vintages and altogether new wines!
NV Gruet Sauvage Blanc de Blancs Sparkling Wine, New Mexico
On Sale $16.99
Bright, fresh and crisp lemon and mineral aromas and flavors. Pretty mousse and nice, mouthwatering acidity in this pale and completely dry sparkler, made from hand-harvested New Mexico and California chardonnay. Drink now.
91 points, James Suckling
NV G.D. Vajra ‘N. S. della Neve’ Rose Spumante, Piedmont
On Sale $29.99
A blend of Nebbiolo and Pinot Nero, this vibrant sparkler has aromas of small red berry, grapefruit and chopped herb. The racy palate offers strawberry, raspberry, nectarine zest and a hint of fennel alongside tangy acidity. It finishes clean and crisp.
89 points, The Wine Enthusiast
2017 El Enemigo Chardonnay, Mendoza
On Sale $22.99
A tight and beautiful white with a dense palate of beautiful, ripe lemons and apples. Layered and refined with phenolic tension. Complex yeast and hints of oak and flor. Full body. Great length. 80 per cent flor-growth in barrel. Drink now.
98 Points, James Suckling
2017 Felsina “Berardenga,” Chianti Classico DOCG
On Sale $23.99
A very fresh 2017 with plenty of tight and linear tannins that give the wine energy and drive. Medium to full body. Racy finish. This is impressive. Fantastic texture and complexity on the palate with purple fruit and wet earth. Drink or hold.
95 points, James Suckling
2015 Gerard Bertrand “Art de Vivre,” Languedoc AOP
On Sale $16.99
Polished, supple tannins support the black cherry, red plum and wild raspberry notes of this juicy red, with savory touches of mineral and herb on the clean finish. Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2022.
90 points, The Wine Spectator
2016 Palazzo Wine “Left Bank Master Blend,” Napa Valley
On Sale $39.99
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Left Bank Master Blend is blended of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it features intense notions of wild blueberries, raspberry preserves, cassis and cherry cordial with touches of molten chocolate, menthol, licorice and cedar chest. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers loads of black and red fruit layers in the mouth with great freshness and a soft, rounded texture, finishing long.
93 points, The Wine Advocate