Weekend Bottle Special

Weekend Bottle Special

Weekend Bottle Special

Mettler Old Vine Zin

50% off bottles all weekend! … while supplies last, of course

Happy Friday, Friends!

We’ve featured this one before, but it’s so popular, we had to bring it back… It’s one of my favorites, though in all fairness I have a lot of favorite wines 🙂

Hailing from Lodi, CA, this wine has earthy and smoky aromas followed by plum, vanilla and spice. The complex medley of flavors includes plum, blackberry jam, tobacco, anise and sweet oak. The sturdy but softly integrated tannins yield to subtle oak notes as the wine lingers on the palate. This wine is full of Zinfandel personality!

The Lodi AVA is in the Central Valley of California at the northern end, to the east of San Francisco. Many say Lodi has a Mediterranean climate similar to that along the Mediterranean Sea, with warm days and cool nights. The soil in most places is a deep loam that is occasionally covered with large rocks, similar to the French region of Chateauneuf du Pape. European comparisons aside, this Zinfandel is American through and through.

Some New Wines – Come Try You Some

Primarius Pinot Gris

Yes, you read correctly. Primarius Pinot Noir has been a favorite here for a while. Now, we’ve brought on the Gris as the weather’s turning warmer and tastes migrate to lighter wines. The rich, bright Pinot Gris delivers the ripe warmth of the vintage in Oregon with aromatics of white peach, nectarine, tangerine, gardenia and jasmine. The palate is bright and lively upon entry and fills the mouth with flavors that correspond perfectly with aromatics and are layered with some delicate notes of baking spices, apricot and honeydew melon. The finish is succulent and lasting, making this wine a perfect aperitif as well as a beautiful pairing for a diverse array of foods. (Translation: “It tastes really good.”)

CrossBarn Chardonnay by Paul Hobbs

What to say? Well, it’s Paul Hobbs, it’s Sonoma Coast, it’s Chardonnay. Really, for those of you who love artistic expression in wine, you’ll love this one. It’s hand-picked grapes, pressed whole cluster, fermented with native yeast and native malolactic strains, and it’s not fined or filtered. Paul’s signature is the restrained use of oak, so this isn’t a big butter-bomb that tastes like you’re eating a piece of wood. Seriously, even if you think you don’t want a glass of it, ask for a taste.
Wine Geek Note: DNA testing shows that Pinot Gris grapes are the result of a natural genetic mutation in Pinot Noir that occurred centuries ago. As a result the berries on each cluster are usually grayish-blue but can also range from brownish pink to black or even white! In the Italian style (Pinot Grigio), grapes are harvested early specifically to increase acid and reduce fruit flavors resulting in a “neutral” taste. The Primarius is not that style, with exceptional fruitiness and a lingering mouthfeel.

 

 

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