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October Wines of the Month

2017 Cyprus Sauvignon Blanc, North Coast, California
Regularly $19.99, October Special Price $16.99
The nose offers notes of gooseberry, flint and jalapeño. The palate is lively, yet delicate, with vibrant acidity. The finish is seamless with zesty flavors of kiwi, persimmon and lime. This wine is great as an aperitif or with an array of goat cheeses.

2015 Amizade Godello, Valdeorras, Spain
Regularly $14.99, October Special Price $12.74
Lively aromas reminiscent of the local, wild herbs like thyme and lavender. The palate is signature Godello in its textural qualities and persistent crisp presence. Perfect for a wide variety of seafood shrimp, clams or oysters.

2016 Francesca Castalde “Lucia” Erbaluce, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $24.99, October Special Price $20.99
This is a fresh, lively wine with melon and stone fruit that is bone dry and delicious! Recommended as an aperitif or as a classic pairing with fish. Also goes well with white meats, vegetable dishes and cheese.

2016 Raventos d’Alella Pansa Blanca, Catalunya, Spain
Regularly $14.99, October Special Price $12.74
Gold color with greenish hue. Intense, fruity aroma – stone fruit of peach and apple – with a floral hint. Well-balanced and medium-bodied. This is a delicious accompaniment with grilled shellfish.

2016 Seguinot Chablis, Burgundy, France
Regularly $21.99, October Special Price $18.69
Very elegant bouquet that develops citrus, white fruit and floral aromas with exposure in the glass. Fresh and supple, the wine is marked by mineral notes that are typical of the appellation. Pairs with oysters, seafood, grilled fish, or a variety of lighter fare.

2017 Bench Chardonnay Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California
Regularly $19.99, October Special Price $16.99
A pale straw yellow, the nose is full of honey and orange blossom, with clean mineral aromatics. The palate is crisp and well textured with flavors of stone fruit and honeydew melon and a wet stone finish. Try with pan roasted salmon.

NV Paltrinieri Lambrusco Radice, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Regularly $19.99, October Special Price $16.99
This is a salmon pink bubbly with fresh crisp flavors of strawberry with a crunchy dry finish. Enjoy with an array of charcuterie and cheeses.

2016 Sandro Fay Rosso di Valtellina, Lombardia, Italy
Regularly $19.99, October Special Price $16.99
The native grape variety grown there is Nebbiolo, or local name Chiavennasca. Sweet red cherries, flowers, spices and minerals emerge from this perfumed, poised wine. The tannins are firm, but finessed, and the wine possesses notable harmony in an understated style. A superb pair with roasted meat and earthy pasta dishes.

2015 Domaine Colette Moulin a Vent, Burgundy France
Regularly $19.99, October Special Price $16.99
Pungent dark berry and cherry pit scents are complemented by dried rose and anise. Musky, sharply focused blackcurrant and bitter cherry flavors become sweeter and more accessible with air, picking up a refreshingly bitter orange pith quality. A go to roast chicken wine.

2015 Basagoiti Rioja Crianza, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $17.99, October Special Price $14.99
Fresh redcurrant and cherry pit on the pungent, sharply focused nose. Lithe and peppery in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and cracked pepper flavors that open slowly with aeration. Finishes dry and spicy, with gentle, harmonious tannins. This is wonderful with braised lamb.

2016 Birichino Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains, California
Regularly $26.99, October Special Price $22.94
Pungent aromas of raspberry, cherry skin, candied rose and smoky minerals. Sharply focused cherry and red berry preserve flavors are brightened by a smoky mineral nuance, picking up a floral pastille quality with air. A delicious pairing for a pork roast.

2017 Kalleske GSM Barossa, South Australia, Australia
Regularly $24.99, October Special Price $20.99
Smoke-accented cherry, black raspberry and dried lavender scents show good clarity and pick up a spicy quality as the wine stretches out. Intense red and blue fruit and violet flavors are complicated by an allspice nuance. The bottle of Aussie goodness would amazing with a herby leg of lamb.