GRAND TASTING SATURDAY!

03 Nov GRAND TASTING SATURDAY!

Saturday, November 7
12 to 5pm
In our Event Space

We’re throwing a “welcome to the new Merch” party next Saturday to celebrate 23 years in business, and the birth of Wine Merchant 2.0 as we moved into our new digs this year. The moving experience has made us determined to stay put for another 23 years! Join us for a HUGE wine tasting (25 wines!!!) and plenty of delicious samples from our cheese department.

ITALY

2010 Palazzo Brunello di Montalcino….Back in stock!
On Sale $59.99 (750ml)
Also Available: 375ml half bottles $32.99
Wonderful aromas of salt, savory dried meat and red fruits. Bacon too. This is full body, with chewy tannins and a long and intense finish. It’s like a tightly knit ball of cashmere thread. Superb. Made from four hectares of vineyards. Better in 2018.
98 Points, James Suckling

2009 Luigi Oddero Barolo, Italy
On Sale $49.99
The 2009 Barolo sees fruit sourced from various townships and presents a masculine note of musky spice and leather in front of dried cherry and cassis. A zesty touch of acidity brings levity and energy to the mouth and helps to bring an extra kick of brightness to the finish. The wine boasts age-worthy qualities…anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

2013 Mona Sangiovese, Terri di Chieti, Italy…from Peter Weygandt
On Sale $10.99
A silky, fruit-scented Sangiovese this wine glides across the palate in a medium light style. No oak lets the fruit shine in this bottling with cherry, pomegranate, and a whiff of herbs to the finish.
Merch Notes

2009 Tenuta Monteti “I Giganti Buoni” Toscana Rosso, Italy
On Sale $8.99 Lowest price online!
Even in the Maremma, Tuscany’s hottest wine region for wine values, Tenuta Montetienjoys a privileged position. Its steep vineyards are strewn with huge boulders and protected from the sea breezes by the Montetihill. The wine is therefore named “I Giganti Buoni,” translated as “The Gentle Giants.” This is THE perfect wine for anything Italian.
Winery Notes

2013 Tenute Del Cerro “Manero” Rosso, Tuscany
On Sale $12.99
Manero has very concentrated and deep ruby color. Intense aromas with touches of wild berries, hints of spices and vanilla undertones. Dense, with rounded decisive flavor and excellent persistence. Pairs well with roasted red meats and stews and aged cheeses.
Merch Notes

2014 Broglia “Il Doge” Gavi
On Sale $15.99
The Pope has served Broglia Gavi at events in the Vatican! The Cortese grapes come from land with vineyards on it since 971. A.D. Unlike many Italian wines found in the U.S., Broglia wines are served at dozens of local restaurants in Gavi.
Merch Notes

2014 Istituto San Michele All’Adige Nosiola Trentino, Italy
On Sale $18.99
Nosiola (or Groppello bianco) is a white Italian wine grape
variety rarely seen outside of Italy’s Trentino region. Made by Italy’s premier oenology “Istituto,” San Michele All’ Adige, it is a clean, fun, unoaked white wine full of melon, apple, and lemon flavors.
Merch Notes

2014 Tenute Del Cerro “Manero” Bianco Trebbiano / Chardonnay, Tuscany
On Sale $12.99
Fresh and pleasant for any occasion, this wine is pale yellow with light green glints. A delicate fruity aroma with notes of golden apple, white plum, and green banana. The flavor is immediate and pleasant; it has a medium concentration, with a final acidulous sensation that facilitates drinking. It can be served with fish appetizers, first courses of shellfish, steamed or grilled white fish.
Merch Notes

CALIFORNIA

2010 Nicholson Jones Cabernet Sauvignon “The Delivery,” Napa Valley
On Sale $57.99
Cabernet Sauvignon from Kan Vineyard, Rogers Vineyard, and Blue Oak Vineyard. 25 months in 80% new French oak, 20% in neutral oak. 310 cases produced.
Winemaker’s Notes

2011 Carpe Diem Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $18.99 Lowest price online!
Made by a wine-making team set up by Chateau Petrus owner Christian Moueix, it shows a Bordeaux-esque elegance and balance, with sage and cedar notes framing underlying red currant fruit.
Winery notes

2013 Ojai Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard, Santa Barbara
On Sale $42.99
The 2013 Pinot Noir Bien Nacido Vineyard has lots of black raspberry, flowers and crushed-rock nuances as well as a full, layered, beautifully textured feel on the palate. I normally find something masculine and mineral-laced from this vineyard, but this 2013 is all polish and elegance, with rocking purity of fruit.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate

2011 Carpe Diem Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley
On Sale $18.99 Lowest price online!
Deep red color, aromas of cherry-cola, blackberry and musky underbrush, with a peppery nuance adding lift…silky and seamless in texture, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that are sharpened by tangy acidity. A note of cherry lingers on the finish, which is firmed by dusty, slow-building tannins.
Vinous Media

2013 Cambridge Pinot Noir, Russian River
On Sale $17.99
Zoinx!!! The 2013 Russian River Pinot Noir vintage produced excellent, dark fruit, lush Pinot Noirs, and our new favorite under $20 is this one.
Merch Notes

2013 Silver Peak Pinot Noir, Sonoma Valley
On Sale $15.99
This is our #1 bestselling Pinot Noir, offering a ton of bang for the buck. Classic Sonoma styling, with flavors of cherries and notes of vanilla from the 12-month oak aging period. Not too light or too heavy, this wine has a great balance and is sure to please Pinot lovers everywhere!
Merch Notes

FRANCE

2013 Pierre Andre Chablis, Burgundy
On Sale $22.99
Even at this early age, this Chablis displays a gorgeous and expressive nose of minerals, stone fruit and flowery tones; complex and broad, the palate marries flavors of apple and Asian pear with a full-fetched, exuberant minerality; it is crisp yet finely textured and lingeringly fresh. A fantastic young Chablis for raw fish, sea scallops or a river fish.”
90 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2013 Morey-Coffinet Chassagne-Montrachet Les Houillieres
On Sale $49.99
Here the profile of the aromas is quite different with its notes of petrol and dried yellow fruit scents. The delicious and appealingly punchy medium weight flavors that possess fine mid-palate density, all wrapped in a clean, clean and saline suffused finale. This is a very fine Chassagne villages and worth a look.
Allen Meadow’s Burghound.com

2012 Chateau du Barry, Bordeaux… AVAILABLE IN 6PK WOOD CASE!
On Sale $12.99
Château Du Barry has a saturated garnet color that borders on purple-blue. The nose is elegant and powerful, delivering gingerbread, vanilla, and ripe plum and berry fruit aromas. On the palate, the complexity of its well structured red fruit character is enhanced by the appearance of delicious spice notes and supple tannins.
Winery Notes

2011 Chateau Jeanguillon Bordeaux Superieur, France
On Sale $11.99 Lowest price online!
Blend of Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet franc; good whiffs of earthiness (from the Franc) peaking through the black fruit; this is a terroir driven Bordeaux, a classic food wine!
Winery Notes

2009 Chateau Fongaban Puisseguin St. Emilion, France
On Sale $15.99 Lowest price online!
Puisseguin is a “satellite” of St. Emilion, one of Bordeaux’s, and the world’s, great wine regions. This wine is from the EXCELLENT 2009 vintage, and is drinking perfectly at six years old. A total steal, especially for any wine from St. Emilion.
Merch Notes

2014 Chateau de Thauvenay Sancerre, Loire Valley
On Sale $19.99
Classic Sancerre notes of lemon, gooseberry, a touch a fresh cut grass, and melon. This is a round, balanced Sauvignon Blanc with the perfect acidity for a food-friendly crowd pleaser!
Merch Notes

2014 Domaine les Grands Bois Viognier, Cotes du Rhone
On Sale $15.99
A solid white from this terrific estate, the 2014 Côtes du Rhône Viognier offers a pretty yet straightforward style in its white peach, white flowers, spice and toast-like aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, balanced and enjoyable, although one-dimensional, drink it over the coming year.
The Wine Advocate

2012 Domaine de Beauregard Muscadet Sevre et Maine
On Sale $13.99
Incredibly bright and crisp, Beauregard’s Muscadet features lemon, lime skin, and tart apple. The palate is mellowed by the lees aging and adds a bit of weight as well as unripe pear. a clean bright finish makes this a great foil for seafood.
Merch Notes

SPARKLING

NV L’Conti Sparkling Blanquette de Limoux, France
On Sale $12.99
(90% Mauzac, 5% Chenin Blanc, 5% Chardonnay)
Nice affordable bubbly made primarily of a lesser-known S. French grape often grown in Limoux, Mauzac. This dry sparkling wine has a nice earth element to balance out the fruit, and a dry finish.
Winemaker’s Notes

NV Gloria Ferrer Brut
On Sale $16.99
(A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay) On the nose, delicate pear and floral notes are backed by toasty almond. On the palate, one finds lively citrus, toast and apple flavors overlaid with persistent effervescence, a creamy mid-palate and a toasty finish.
Winery Notes

NV Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noirs Rose
On Sale $16.99
375ml (half bottles) On Sale $8.99
The salmon-colored, fruity non-vintage Blanc de Noirs reveals hints of wild cherries and strawberries in its soft, round, off-dry style. Most consumers will think of it as a dry sparkling wine. Attractive in an easygoing, aperitif style.
The Wine Advocate

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