So we typically do just a handful of specialty tastings throughout the year. We thought Good Friday would be the perfect time to break out some extraordinary reds and a couple of wines perfect for brunch. We have the perfect New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, a crisp and juicy bubbly rose, and two reds that will blow your socks off!
Grab this specialty holiday flight for $10
2017 Mount Nelson Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand; $14.99
Italy meets New Zealand in this one. Bothers Marchese Lodovico Antinori and Piero Antinori came together to purchase a portion of the Meadowbank vineyard back in 2003. Lodovico had spent years in Tuscany producing Sauvignon Blanc at Tenuta dell'Ornellaia and achieved his goal of releasing his own Sauvignon Blanc in 2004 produced outside of Italy.
“Intense yet delicate nose with notes of lime and grapefruit and a hint of nettles. A crisp mineral texture with a fine and lingering finish.” - $1.50 Sample
A to Z Rose Bubbles – Oregon; $14.99
The perfect wine for brunch. Such a refreshing sparkling wine primarily made from Pinot Noir with just a bit of Chardonnay. Notes of strawberry, raspberry, watermelon, cherry, white peach, nectarine and apricot are joined by white flowers and a hint of creaminess. Simply crush-able by itself, but extremely food friendly. Pair with salmon, poultry or ham and eggs. No juice needed! - $1.50 Sample
2016 La Vite Lucente Toscana Rosso; $31.99
Lucente is the second wine of the Luce della Vite which typically retails for ~$125. Luce della Vite is a partnership between Robert Mondavi and Vittorio Frescobali started in 1995 and produce some of the most crtically acclaimed “Super Tuscans”. Lucente is produced from some of the younger vines on the estate and is a blend of Merlot and Sangiovese.
“...aromas of dark-skinned berry, violet mocha and Mediterranean brush. The savory palate offers juicy Marasca cherry, star anise and a hint of espresso alongside velvety polished tannins.” - $3.00 Sample
2014 Gamble Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, California; $39.99 WAS $57.99 SAVE $18!
Founded by third-generation farmer Tom Gamble and his wife Colette in 2005. Tom's great-great-grandfather, James, had co-founded Procter and Gamble in the 1830s and made soap and candles for the Union Army during the Civil War. Tom's grandfather Launcelot made the trek west and eventually accumulated 20,000 farming acres within the county of Napa. The family now manages about 200 acres of vineyards throughout some of the most desirable parts of Napa.
Their Cab is made from grapes grown in their Oakville vineyards. Aged 20 months in a combination of French, Hungarian and American oak barrels. Let this bad bow open up… Aromas of bright cherry, blackberry and ripe fig, with warm notes of molasses, toasted almonds, brown sugar and a hint of cedar and tobacco. A beautiful balance between juicy, ripe blue and black fruit and complex layers of black currant, caramel, ground coffee beans, clove and a little dusty clay. Lush tannins and very full bodied. - $4.00 Sample