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January Wines of the Month

2017 Tiefenbrunner, Pinot Grigio, Alto Adige, Italy
Regularly $14.99, January Special Price $12.69
Aromatic and definitely on the fuller side for Pinot Grigio, this wine from Italy’s Dolomite mountain range is rich with aromas and flavors of apples, stone fruits, and white flowers. Hints of lime zest and almond on the finish lend this wine a wonderful complexity.

2018 Domaine Eugene Carrel, Jongieux, Savoie, France
Regularly $12.99, January Special Price $10.99
100% Jacquère from the French Alps! Juicy and complex with layers of citrus and orchard fruits like pear and quince with a mineral note on the finish, this makes for a great wine to have with rich alpine style cheeses or seafood.

2016 Anne Amie Vineyards, Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $17.99, January Special Price $15.29
Pinot reigns supreme at Anne Amie and the Pinot Blanc is just another reason why. With notes of orange blossom and citrus oils that leap from the glass and a palate that shows apples, yellow plum, and ripe melon, this is a complex and delightful white to have with the richer dishes of the season.

2017 Domaine de la Bergerie, Anjou Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $19.99, January Special Price $16.99
Jaw-droppingly delicious and bone-dry, this is an incredible value for such an expressive Chenin Blanc. Organically produced from a single family-owned vineyard, this Anjou will soon have you clamoring for more. Peach, lemon curd, white flowers, and crushed rock notes on the nose lead to a rich and expansive palate of citrus and stone fruits. A fabulous wine and a terrific introduction to Chenin Blanc.

2018 Domaine Gueguen, Chablis, Burgundy, France
Regularly $20.99, January Special Price $17.84
Crisp, racy and sleek as an otter, Gueguen’s Chablis is one of the better values in the shop. Fermented and aged entirely in stainless steel, this powerful white offers loads of citrus, white fruits, and floral notes. Fresh and lively, this is a marvelously textured white for any occasion.

2014 August Cellars, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $17.99, January Special Price $15.29
August’s Pinot Noir is a great way to get started on the wines of the Willamette Valley. With plenty of cherry, boysenberry, and pomegranate notes with subtle notes of baking spices and black tea, this is a lively and persistent expression of Pinot Noir.

2016 Cascina Ballarin, “Cino” Vino Rosso, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $12.99, January Special Price $10.99
This blend of Barbera, Nebbiolo, and Dolcetto shows a bright ruby red color, intense and assorted scents of fresh fruit and flowers, very winey and fresh. This wine has a rich, savory and velvety palate, medium-bodied. This makes for an excellent everyday wine.

2017 Casalone, “Bricco Santa Maria” Barbera del Monferrato, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $16.99, January Special Price $14.44
“Vinification is an art that requires love.” For nearly 300 years the Casalone family has been working to make wines that truly encapsulate their founder’s motto. Made from 100% Barbera that is both fermented and aged in stone tanks, this is a crisp yet rich expression of Barbera that shows lots of crunchy red fruits with a smooth finish.

2017 La Sabbiona, Romagna Sangiovese Superiore, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Regularly $14.99, January Special Price $12.69
Sangiovese from Emilia-Romagna tends to be a little riper and softer than its Tuscan cousins and this offering from La Sabbiona is a great example. Juicy red cherry notes with undertones of plum and spice, this is a great anytime red wine that works with all of the classic red sauce dishes.

2016 Grilos, Dao Reserva, Dao, Portugal
Regularly $11.99, January Special Price $9.99
A concentrated blend of Touriga Nacional, Jaén and Tinta Roriz, this is a rich wine, spicy and densely textured. It has concentration to balance the broad black fruits and acidity.

2016 Yalumba, “Y series” Shiraz/Viognier, South Australia
Regularly $9.99, January Special Price $8.49
Luscious aromas of blueberry, vanilla bean and violets. A medium bodied palate that is framed by flavors of sweet Turkish delight. Pleasing soft tannins provide a perfect complement to the dark chocolate finish which shows the synergy between these two varieties.

2017 B Side, Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast, California
Regularly $19.99, January Special Price $16.99
On the nose, beautiful notes of cassis, licorice and blackberry are framed with dark, toasty oak from fourteen months of aging. A ripe, rich and layered glass of wine abundant with bold fruit flavors and subtle nuances of toffee, espresso and dark chocolate.