Celebrating a birthday or anniversary this weekend? Here are some of our favorites for a special occasion.
2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano (Tenuta Di Gracciano) - Italy $24.00
Sangiovese & Merlot. Complex & delicate hints of cherry, plum & violet with slight spiciness. Dry, with pleasantly acid notes & well-integrated tannins, it is balanced & elegant with a fruity finish. Ample, well structured and showing a bouquet of considerable finesse, it is a rare bargain in the world of fine wine. Pairs well with grilled meats and mature cheeses.
2016 Gigondas (Domaine La Bouissiere) - France $42.00
Grenache & Syrah
Aromas of black fruits with white and pink peppercorns. Flavors of blackberries and blue plums. Rich texture with silky tannins.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (Easton) - California $45.00
Dark purple color, complex aromas of cedar, tobacco and Asian spice box. Flavors of blackberry, cassis & olive.
2016 Chateauneuf-du-Pape (Clos du Mont Olivet) - France $48.00
This Chateauneuf-du-Pape combines the fruits intensity and alcoholic strength of Grenache with a slight and appealing hint of rusticity.
2018 Cuvee Silex Vouvray (Vigneau-Chevreau) - France $19.00
Pleasing and fresh aroma of apricot, apple, honey and a touch of baking spice. A slightly sweet taste and very fresh with lots of citrus, green apple, a bit of tropical fruit and more apricot.
2018 Roero Arneis (Vietti) - Italy $26.00
Pale straw yellow color with fresh floral, citrus and melon aromas. An unbaked, dry, medium-bodies white wine with crisp acidity.
2014 La Barre Dessus Clos Marguerite Meursault (Domaine Michel Caillot) - France $65.00
Nutty hazelnut toasted almond richness with green apple dipped in salty butter. Lovely Old World Chardonnay from the heart of Burgundy.
NV Vin Mousseux de Qualité, ‘ATMOSPHÈRES’ (Domaines Landron) - France $29.00
Folle Blanche & Pinot Noir. Delicate floral aromas with stone fruit, apple, pineapple &
mineral scents; flavors of apple, lemon, peach & pear; rich & dry with fine bubbles; long mineral driven finish.
NV Champagne Brut Reserve (Domaine Jean Vesselle) - France $50.00
Pinot Noir & Chardonnay. Smoky, perfumed aromas of strawberry, pear, spices & vanilla bean; flavors of smoke & fresh red berry; good mineral snap; long, silky finish.