I am so excited to have one of my favorite sales reps back in the store. Our Wyoming local Britt moved on from our friends at Martin & Co. Wines and found a new happy home at Tramonte & Sons. She is going to be bringing you some of her favorite wines that she has gotten to try with her new company.
Enjoy a flight of all four wines for $5
2016 Barnard Griffin Sauvignon Blanc
Columbia Valley, Washington; $12.99
Established in 1983 by Rob Griffin and his wife Deborah Barnard, hence the winery name. After enrolling at UC Davis at only 17 years of age. He then worked in Napa Valley for a few years before taking the leap and deciding his future was up north in Washington State. After 35 years of operation Barnard Griffin has become one of the most awarded wineries in the state.
“Opens with a beautiful expression of peach, lime and orange zest flavors, well supported by an elegant and racy structure. Zippy, cleansing and refreshing. Just a twinge of herb and pineapple notes join in on the slightly minerally finish.” - $1.00 Sample
2015 Rabble Red Blend
Paso Robles, California; $15.99
Man I love these labels… The Rabble Wine Co. is part of Tooth and Nail winery and castle located in Templeton Gap, the southwest region of Paso Robles. All of the labels are woodblock prints from the 1500s, the are illustrations by John James Audubon, and etchings from William Blake and John Boydell. The Red Blend label illustrates the Apocalyptic Comet falling upon Florence with the Unicorn and Phoenix. The winery works with fruit from throughout Paso Robles and the Santa Maria Valley trying to make balanced, lush, full bodied wines with balanced acidity.
“...vibrant nose opens with black cherry, cocoa, and rustic rhubarb. Flavors of red berries, warm spice and leather dance across the palate. The lively is coupled with firm but sweet tannins on the finish.” - $1.50 Sample
2015 Tapiz Alta Collection Cabernet Sauvignon
Mendoza, Argentina; $16.99
Bodega Tapiz produces its wines from high elevation fruit as much as 1400 meters above sea level. This allows for great ripening, but the high elevation brings cooler days and winds that develop wonderful acidity in the grapes. Tapiz also focuses on green, sustainable winemaking practices and won the Gold Medal at BRIT's(Botanical Research Institute of Texas) 2017 International Award of Excellence in Sustainable Winegrowing Competition.
“This is a fantastic wine for the vintage with a clarity and brightness on the nose and palate. Medium to full body, firm and silky tannins and a delicious finish. 2015 was a tough year for Argentina but this is a beautiful wine.” 93pts James Suckling - $1.50 Sample
2015 Criss Cross Petite Sirah
Clarksburg, California; $14.99
Criss Cross is a joint venture between LangeTwins Winery and Vino del Sol. With both Karen Birmingham (Also of Gen5 Winery) and David Akiyoshi(Former Director of Winemaking at Woodbridge) teaming up to produce this series. This bold red is made from 100% certified sustainable estate vineyards.
“A distinctive flavor profile makes this vibrantly fruity and densely textured wine stand out. It packs juicy raspberries, strawberries and dark ripe blackberries into the aroma. All that fruit oozes onto the palate and lingers long on the finish.” 90pts Wine Enthusiast and Editor's Choice Award Winner - $1.00 Sample