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December Wines of the Month

NV Bohigas, Cava, Penedes, Spain
Regularly $13.99, December Special Price $11.89
Straw yellow in color with golden hues. Aromas of apple and pear coming from the Macabeo and Parellada varieties together with some bakery notes. Small and very persistent bubbles.

2018 Domaine des Cognettes, Muscadet Sèvre-et-Maine, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $11.99, December Special Price $9.99
Ripe and lively, this Muscadet is showing delicious pear slices and green melon with a complimentary leesy note that rounds out the texture and gives it a refined finish.

2018 Venica & Venica, “Jesera” Pinot Grigio, Friuli, Italy
Regularly $22.99, December Special Price $19.54
A pale copper color with a rich aroma reminiscent of pear, banana, and acacia flowers wrapped in a slight scent of fresh apricot. The palate shows very good ripeness with flavors of pear syrup and quince. Good acidity, well balanced with a long fruity finish.

2018 Domaine de Villargeau, “Les Genets Gris” Coteaux du Giennois, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $18.99, December Special Price $15.99
The bouquet shows a mix of lime, gooseberry, flint, a touch of cut grass and a topnote of citrus peel. On the palate the wine is crisp, full-bodied, focused and really has good depth at the core, with bright acids, good focus and grip and a long, classy and mineral-driven finish.

2017 Domaine des Terres Blanches, “Les 3 Poiriers” Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $21.99, December Special Price $18.69
Crisp and expressive Chenin Blanc from an organic producer. This wine shows very clear stone fruit with subtle notes of pear and almond notes, and a silky smooth body with high acidity. Good length on the finish.

2017 Stafford Hills, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $19.99, December Special Price $16.99
The nose offers sweet cherry fruit and forest underbrush, with food-friendly acidity and structure on the palate, and a floral perfume in the mouth and finish.

2018 Troupis Winery, “Fteri” Agiorgitiko, Peloponnese, Greece
Regularly $19.99, December Special Price $16.99
Medium-bodied, dry. Grown on the hills of Nemea, this is 100% Agiorgitiko fermented in stainless steel. Dark red in color with a nose of pomegranate and cranberry. The palate is precise and refreshing with a velvety finish of smooth tannins and some gooseberry.

2018 Senorio de P. Pecina, Rioja Cosecha, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $12.99, December Special Price $10.99
The wine shows a bright garnet red, with good depth of color and a clarity which gives it a bright sheen in the glass. The aromatics offer  fruity aromas of plums and blackberries, black fruits that continue on the palate with balsamic notes, good acidity.

2015 Château Canon St. Michel, Canon Fronsac, Bordeaux, France
Regularly $26.99, December Special Price $22.94
A wonderfully exotic blend of blackberries, plums and Chinese five spice on the nose with undertones of tea and wild herbs. On the palate the wine is juicy and fresh with spicy black fruit notes and a pleasantly chewy tannic structure.

2016 Domaine des 3 Cellier, Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $32.99, December Special Price $27.99
Powered by outrageously perfumed red berries, stone fruits and garrigue, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Alchimie is 60% Grenache, 16% Syrah and 10% Mourvèdre, with smaller amounts of Clairette Rose, Counoise, Terret Noir and Vaccarèse. Aged in foudre, the fruit and flowers of the region stay at the forefront of this full-bodied beauty. It’s complex and plush yet retains grip on the long finish.

2017 G.D. Vajra, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $24.99, December Special Price $21.24
Showing a young juicy side to Nebbiolo, this smooth, savory red opens with aromas of ripe black-skinned fruit, baking spice, eucalyptus and the barest whiff of truffle. The round, succulent palate delivers black cherry jam, white pepper and licorice alongside chewy tannins.

NV Two Mountain Winery, Hidden Horse Red Blend No.16, Yakima Valley, Washington
Regularly $16.99, December Special Price $14.44
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc opens with rich aromas of dark fruits, tobacco and white pepper followed by flavors of blackberry, dark cherry and vanilla, framed in toasty oak.