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February Wines of the Month

NV Roederer Estate Anderson Valley Sparkling, Anderson Valley, California
Regularly $21.99, February Special Price $18.69
Pear, orange zest and smoky lees on the nose. Offers flavors of melon and fresh orchard fruits, with a honeyed nuance and a spicy overtone. Refreshingly dry and precise, with firm closing grip and lingering bitterness. Popcorn, a movie and a bottle of bubbles is a great pairing.

NV Deutz Brut Classc, Champagne, France
Regularly $44.99, Tasting Price $37.99
Peach skin, nectarine and orange on the nose, with hints of smoke and dried flowers adding complexity. Deep but lively, offering a suave combination of pit and citrus fruit flavors. This is made all the more tasty with a creamy soft cheese.

2015 Perusini Pinot Grigio, Colli Orientali, Italy
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Full bodied, with a fragrant tropical fruitiness. With its pronounced acid structure, it cleanses the palate and has a long, enduring finish. It has great balance and is the most viscous of our white wines, though it avoids any cloyingness thanks to its high acidity. This is beautiful with roasted white fish.

2013 I Clivi “San Pietro” Friulano, Colli Orientali, Italy
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
An extremely dry, clean, mineral-driven wine that shows pleasantly restrained aromas and flavors of stone fruit and acacia. Its lighter body and mouthwatering acidity give it great drinkability and versatility. Pair with shellfish, salads, soups and fresh cheeses.

2015 Castello di Tassarolo “Il Castello” Gavi, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $23.99, Tasting Price $19.99
Made from hand-harvested Cortese grapes from the sloping vineyard just below the cantina from vines that range from 10-70 years. Exciting flavors of white peach lemon that are amplified by secondary favors of acacia and marzipan. This wine’s crisp rocky minerality and citrus notes make this an ideal wine to pair with fresh shellfish.

2015 Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $18.69
Ripe flavors of melon and yellow peach complimented by lemon with and slightly herbal dry and mineral finish. This classic example of Napa Sauvignon Blanc would work wonders with grilled veggies, salmon or goat cheese.

2015 Nik Wiess “Urban” Riesling, Mosel, Germany
Regularly $11.99, Tasting Price $9.99
A delicious example of Mosel Riesling ripe freshly picked green apple, lemon zest and fresh lilies. This is as delicious as a week night thirst quencher as it is with food pairings like Ham, brats and spicy Asian Cuisine.

2013 Domaine Guion “Cuvee Prestige” Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Lovely, earthy, leafy mushroom and red fruit aromas, complex compote of red fruits on the palate, red currant, pepper, mint and fennel, nice acidity and structure. This is a great utility red pairing well with both red and white meat.

2015 Caves Saint Desirat Syrah, Ardeche, France
Regularly $9.99, Tasting Price $8.49
Made from fruit sourced 100% from the Northern Rhone the Desirat Syrah has aromas of spices and red fruits. On the palate this wine is powerful and lively with black berry fruit, pepper and minerality from the granitic soils. Though out of season lamb chops, made lollipop style, would be a great thing to have in my non glass hand.

2015 Mas de Cynanque Fleur Saint Chinian, Minervois, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Fruity and fresh wine with a rounded and full of sweet red and black cherries and currants and hints of purple flowers and smoke. Mas Cynaque has good tannins and excellent density with good tart fruit acidity and stoney minerality that lighten this wine up a lot. Wines like this with high acid, good tannic structure are my go tos for big hearty steaks.

2015 Chateau Vieux Lalande de Pomerol, Bordeaux, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Plump, juicy and forward – without trying to do too much – the 2015 offers lovely depth to match its open-knit, inviting personality. Red cherry jam, pomegranate, spice, new leather and new oak meld into the supple, juicy finish. Lamb and beef are the obvious pairings with Bordeaux but simple roast chicken is great as well.

2011 Clavo Cellars Compadre Vino Rojo, Paso Robles, California
Regularly $13.99, Tasting Price $11.89
Dark purple legs slowly tint the glass and slide down towards the garnet core. The bright fruit base on the palette is a complex array of flavors including pressed blackberries, steeped dark cocoa, vanilla beans and fresh picked violets. A great everyday wine for burgers.