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February Wines of the Month

2016 Schramsberg, Brut Rose, North Coast, California
Regularly $46.99, Special February Price $39.99
The 2016 Brut Rosé has generous aromas of strawberry and orange zest. On the palate, there are juicy flavors of ruby grapefruit, stone fruit and raspberry compote, with soft touches of toasted hazelnut and shortbread cookie. The fruitful finish is fresh, with a bright clean acidity.

2018 Giocato, Pinot Grigio, Primorska, Slovenia
Regularly $12.99, Special February Price $10.99
Simcic is himself considered by Stephen Tanzer to be perhaps the best winemaker in Eastern Europe, and his top wines sell for hundreds of Euros per bottle throughout the Old World. With hand-harvested grapes and low yields, this is a ripe, yet very clean Pinot Grigio with aromas of citrus and white flowers, and loads of mineral character on the palate.

2016 Grgich, Fume Blanc, Napa Valley, California
Regularly $29.99, Special February Price $25.49
On the nose this wine exhibits notes of lemon rind and dried orange, with savory, sweet hints of dulce de leche. The palate is fresh with citrus, lemon zest and balanced acidity with a mouthwatering, long finish. Pair with pork loin, chicken or all by itself. Consistently one of Napa’s best producers.

2016 Casa de Mouraz, Encruzado, Douro, Portugal
Regularly $23.99, Special February Price $20.39
Referred to by some as “The Queen of the Douro” this is 100% Encruzado from 50 year old vines planted on 4 hecatres of granitic soils. The grapes are harvested by hand and de-stemmed with spontaneous fermentation taking place in stainless steel vat with indigenous yeasts for two months. Mineral and floral, fresh and structured, this wine embodies balance in wine form.

2018 Marco Felluga, “Just Molamatta” Collio Bianco, Friuli, Italy
Regularly $14.99, Special February Price $12.69
This single-vineyard Collio Bianco is a blend of three well-established white grape varieties of the area: Friulano, Pinot Bianco, and Ribolla Gialla. It is characterized by an elegant bouquet of fresh fruits followed by a palate of fruit and minerality. The name Molamatta comes from an old watermill that sits near one of the vineyards.

2016 CVNE, Monopole Clásico Blanco Seco, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $25.99, Special February Price $21.99
They have produced this wine like it was done in the good old times, by adding some Manzanilla Sherry. This has an amazing nose with notes of sea breeze, iodine and esparto grass. The palate is extremely tasty, but at the same time is light and fresh, with the acidity of Viura and the kick and pungency from Manzanilla.

2018 Saint Cosme, Côtes du Rhône Red, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $17.99, Special February Price $15.29
The 2018 Cotes du Rhone is 100% Syrah, sourced from the Gard (on the right bank of the Rhône) and Vinsobres (left bank, higher elevation). Violets, black olives and cassis and blueberry flavors provide terrific varietal expression in a medium to full-bodied package framed by silky tannins.

2017 Chalk Hill, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast, California
Regularly $19.99, Special February Price $16.99
Our 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir is dark ruby in color and displays expressive aromas of black cherry and plum backed by subtle notes of mocha and vanilla. The palate is medium bodied with bright acidity and juicy flavors that are characteristic of this cool-climate region. Our Pinot Noir finishes with velvety soft tannins and lingering notes of dark chocolate.

2017 Mas D’Agalis, “Yo No Puedo Mas” Vin de France, Languedoc, France
Regularly $22.99, Special February Price $19.54
Winemaker Lionel Maurel handpicks and sorts before steeping the grapes. Fermentation lasts about 15 days and is initiated using only indigenous yeast. The wine is then moved to a vat for ten days before being moved to age 60% in tank and 40% in barrel for about twelve months. At this point, a minimal amount of SO2 may be added to stabilize the wine, depending upon the vintage.

2017 Coltibuono, Chianti Classico “RS”, Tuscany, Italy
Regularly $14.99, Special February Price $12.69
A Coltibuono RS Chianti Classico was created with the goal of showing a more contemporary style of Chianti Classico made with only Sangiovese. Each year, the winery sources grapes from different areas in Chianti Classico, looking to build the complexity that comes from the many distinctive characters of Sangiovese in different terroirs. The winemaker likes this wine so much, he put his initials on it.

2015 Inama, Carmenere “Piu”, Veneto, Italy
Regularly $19.99, Special February Price $16.99
85% carmenere 15% merlot. Vivid ruby core with a narrow purple rim. Elegant nose of small dark berries, cocoa and black pepper. Balanced, fresh palate, fruity and spicy, integrated tannins and length.

2017 Mitolo, Jester Shiraz, South Australia, Australia
Regularly $21.99, Special February Price $18.69
The 2017 Mitolo Jester Shiraz is certainly that – delivering plenty of pure fruit flavours, a hint of quality oak and excellent depth; that ensure this is another great value Jester Shiraz. Mitolo Wines is a family owned winery, established in 1999 by Frank and Simone Mitolo.