Not much of a theme this week, but we are featuring a few brand new items. As we move into summer we will try to feature either two whites or a white and rose each week. This week has a nice round refreshing blend to kick things off, followed by the super fresh 2018 rose from Maison Fortant. Finishing up the flight with two brand new reds to the store that I think people will just love.
Come grab a flight for $5!
2017 Cline Cashmere White – Sonoma Valley, California; $12.99
Muscat Canelli 33% / Pinot Gris 30% / Chardonnay 24% / Viognier 13%
Cline cellars continues to show what happens when innovation and tradition come together in California wines. Working with many traditional California “Black” varietals and some of the oldest remaining vineyards while innovating sustainable farming practices now used by many other vineyards, along with featuring unique blends and varietals in new wines, The blend here does an
amazing job of highlighting the best aspects of each of the varietals. Muscat Canelli shows off its bright fresh fruit and floral flavors, the Pinot Gris adds a crisp refreshing acidity, rounding out the blend with some barrel fermented Chardonnay just to add some richness and depth, and lastly a bit of Viognier for some orange blossom and spice. - $1.00 Sample
2018 Maison Fortant Rose – Provence, France; $14.99
Fortant played a pioneering role in the South of France, having led a revolution to champion the noble varietals and implementing a rigorous viticultural regime and committed vineyard partnerships with more than one hundred growers on more than two thousand acres. This is a traditional Rose de Provence blend of Grenache, Cinsault and Syrah from the Coteaux Varois. The minerality of the limestone-clay soil these vines grow in truly shines. Very fresh notes of raspberry, white peaches and white blossoms. - $1.00 Sample
2017 Freakshow Zinfandel – Lodi, California; $17.99
This is the brand new release from the Philips brothers of Michael David. After selling the Seven Deadly Zins label this past year the winery wanted to bring a new Zinfandel to the market. This one shows the ripe softer style of Zinfandel from Lodi. Well rounded after 14 months of oak aging. Big red berry up front with cherries backed up by black pepper and baking spices. Very fine tannins with that toasty oak showing through the finish. - $1.50 Sample
2017 Ravines Cabernet Franc – Finger Lakes, New York; $19.99
Ravines was started by Morten and Lisa Hallgren in 2000. The Hallgren family owned and operated Domaine de Castel Roubine in Provence where Morten grew up; a 270 acre estate with grape growing history dating back to the early 1300s. In 2000 they purchased a 17 acre parcel of land on the Eastern slopes of Keuka Lake in New York. They brought their background of Old World winemaking to what is one of the most up and coming regions in the United States.
The 2017 vintage is their first vintage aged in their new 600 gallon casks. This 100% estate grown Cabernet Franc shows amazing balance. Bright black cherry aromas and a spicy finish. - $1.50 Sample