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November Wines of the Month

NV Mercat Brut Nature Penedes, Spain
Regularly $16.99, November Special Price $14.44
Traditionally made Cava made from old vine indigenous varitals. 50% Xarello, 40% Macabeu & 10% Parellada. Crisp lemon and apricot notes are fresh and vivacious. The firm yet creamy texture leads to a very champenoise finish. A great wine for fried sardines.

2017 Naia Verdejo Rueda, Spain
Regularly $11.99, November Special Price $9.99
Located in the village of La Seca, considered the “Grand Cru” of the D.O. Rueda. Aged four months on the lees with 15% of the wine fermented in French oak tanks. Sleek, lively and balanced with flavors of pear, apricot and mineral with nuances of spice in the finish. Try with white fish.

2016 Chateau Lacroix-Martillac Pessac-Leognan Blanc, Bordeaux, France
Regularly $34.99, November Special Price $29.74
The grapes for Lacroix-Martillac are selected from plots of Chateau Latour-Martillac Grand Cru Classe de Graves where the vines are an average of 25 years. Round and scrumptious with depth and structure. The notes of juicy grapefruit, tropical fruits are layered with subtle oak vanillins. Perfect with white wine poached salmon.

2017 Manincor La Manina 2017 Alto Adige, Italy
Regularly $19.99, November Special Price $16.99
An aromatic and delightfully quaffable blend of 50% Pinot Blanc, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Chardonnay. Bright quince and pink grapefruit flavors persist thru the last sip. This is be delightful with roast pork.

2015 Hugel Pinot Gris Alsace, France
Regularly $19.99, November Special Price $16.99
Rich, dry and aromatic. This outstanding wine displays quava, apple and liquid mineral notes. Finishes clean and zingy. Perfect many autumnal dishes. Try with cold smoked trout.

2016 Raeburn Chardonnay Russian River, CA
Regularly $24.99, November Special Price$20.99
A delicious, affordable example of Russian River Chardonnay! Well made with lush flavors of buttery pear, apple and nectarine with undertones of toasty oak and vanilla. This is a wonderful turkey wine.

2016 Talamonti ‘Moda’ Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Abruzzo, Italy
Regularly $11.99, November Special Price $9.99
This seductively fruit forward wine delivers pure drinking pleasure at a killer price! Velvety ripe cherry and wild berry notes are lightly tinged with a hint of oak spice. This is a great wine for weekday meals.

2016 Cottanera Barbazzale Etna Rosso Sicily, Italy
Regularly $14.99, November Special Price $12.74
A tasty introduction to what Etna has to offer! 90% Nerello Mascalese and 10% Nerello Capuccio this wine does not see any oak. It’s a juicy, snappy wine with briary blackberry, raspberry and soft Etna terroir flavors. Try this wine as a Beaujolais alternative for Thanksgiving.

2016 Au Bon Climat Pinot Noir Santa Barbara, CA
Regularly $24.99, November Special Price $20.99
Jim Clendenen has been making Pinot Noir from Santa Barbara County grapes since 1982- 23 years before Sideways! Supple and youthful with aromas and flavors of strawberries, blackberries and warm baking spices. Terrific with endless food pairing possibilities. Try with pork crown roast.

2015 Quinta da Cassa Reserva Douro, Portugal
Regularly $13.99, November Special Price $11.89
Located at the heart of the Upper Duoro on the River’s left bank the estate’s vineyards are located on deeply shelved terraces. Aged for 18 months in 2nd and 3rd use French and American oak barrels. Full flavored, warm and inviting with notes of blackberry, rock rose and spicy oak. Try this with hearty winter stews.

2012 Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi 2012 Rioja, Spain
Regularly $24.99, November Special Price $20.99
Rioja Alta has long been synonymous with quality Rioja. 100% Tempranillo, aged for 2 years in American oak barrels manufactured in-house. Complex and seductive, brimming with flavors of currant, wild berry, tasted caramel and dark coffee. Approachable and easy drinking. Great for roasted leg of lamb.

2015 Cap Royal Rouge Bordeaux Superieur Bordeaux, France
Regularly $17.99, November Special Price $14.99
Smooth and layered, this modern Bordeaux gem is made by Jean Rene Matignon, the technical director at Chateau Pichon Baron. Mid-weight and very accessible, offering notes of mocha, blueberries and cassis in a succulent style. Spoil yourself and eat this with a nice ribeye.