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March Wines of the Month

NV Gratien Meyer Cremant Rose, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $16.99, March Special Price $14.44
100% Cabernet Franc. Since 1864, Gratien & Meyer has produced wines in the traditional method aged in limestone cellars in Saumur. Uplifting, creamy and well balanced with notes of raspberry and blackcurrant. The fine bubbles persist thru the finish. Soft fatty cheeses are almost essential with bubbles.

2016 Torres Verdejo ‘Verdeo’, Rueda, Spain
Regularly $11.99, March Special Price $9.99
Fresh and fragrant with flavors of tangerine, lemon balm and passion fruit. A delightful combination of silky and lively. Try with pan seared white fish.

2015 Mayer Am Pfarplatz Gemischter Satz, Vienna, Austria
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
Based on Gruner Veltliner, Riesling, Rotgipfler and Zierfandlander, this refreshing blend displays notes of lime, apricot and pear with shades of white spice. Crisp whites likes this are great wines for charcuterie.

2016 Matanzas Creek Winery Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley, California
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
Fermented in both stainless steel and neutral oak, this savory and vibrant wine has complex aromas and flavors of fresh cut grass, Key lime, honeysuckle and lemon verbena. Racy! Pan seared scallops would be wonderful with this Sauvignon Blanc.

2016 Raeburn Chardonnay, Russian River Valley, California
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
Raeburn is an Olde English term which means “the river where one goes to drink. Round and luscious with flavors of ripe Bosc pear, apple and nectarine accented with notes of toasted oak and buttery vanilla. Balanced and elegant, this is a beautiful white option for grilled salmon.

2016 La Craie Vouvray, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $17.99, March Special Price $14.99
Produced from young vine Chenin Blanc, this custom cuvee from hillside parcels just outside of the village of Vouvray is produced in a light demi-sec style and sees no oak.  “La Craie” (or chalk in French) refers to the abundance of white, soft rock in the area locally known as “Tuffeau”. This is an off dry option for ham that will make it hard to stop eating.

2016 Raeburn Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California
Regularly $24.99, March Special Price $20.99
2016 was a another phenomenal year in California and the proof is in the bottle. Aged for 11 months in French oak (25% new), this wine is stuffed with lush raspberry and wild blueberry flavors with subtle toasted hazelnut nuances. This is a delight with pan seared salmon.

2015 Raimat Tempranillo ‘Pirinca’, Costers de Segre, Spain
Regularly $11.99, March Special Price $9.99
Smooth, supple and spicy with hints of cocoa fleshing out the black cherry, berry and orange peel notes. A delightful candidate for your house red. A great everyday wine for everyday foods like pizza and pasta.

2014 Cantele Salice Salentino, Puglia, Italy
Regularly $13.99, March Special Price $11.89
This hearty value exhibits savory dried plum, blackberry jelly and fig notes. Concentrated and dense, this wine offers an authentic portrait of a red wine from Puglia. 100% Negroamaro. The hearty flavors of this wine would be ideal with braised oxtails.

2014 Vins de Vienne Saint Joseph, Rhone, France
Regularly $24.99, March Special Price $20.99
A joint collaboration of a trio of Rhone legends-Yves Cuilleron, Pierre Gaillard & Francois Villard the wines Vins de Vienne represent tremendous value! This racy, medium bodied Syrah was aged for 12 months (20% concrete vats and 80% large barrels and French oak casks). Fresh with notes of blood orange, plum and minerals that linger through the silky finish. This will be a delicious pairing with an Easter leg of lamb.

2015 Cousino-Macul Dama de Plata Cabernet Sauvignon, Maipo Valley, Chile
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
This is the inaugural release of Dama de Plata (The Silver Lady) Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile’s first family of wine. This elegant, modern wine is a blend 85% Cab, 10% Malbec and 5% Syrah aged in French oak for 12 months. Medium bodied with forward enticing aromas and rich flavors of ripe cherries, plums and baking spices. This wine has the fruit and structure to be stunning with a great steak.

2015 Valravn Zinfandel, Sonoma, California
Regularly $19.99, March Special Price $16.99
Born from 50-105 year old vines, Valravn grapes are sourced from Dry Creek & Russian River. Aged in French oak (20% new) for 10 months, this wine reminds us of why we fell in love with Zin many years ago. Old school in the best possible way, this scrumptious wine is rich and round with generous flavors of mocha, cassis and blackberry compote. The finish is fresh and long. Try with beef tri tip roasted slow and low.