March 19, 2020 by PWM
2016 RISCA MONASTRELL/SYRAH (JUMILLA OLD VINES, ESPANA!)
Someone recently shared a bottle of Penner Ash Pinot Noir/Syrah blend with me and we both agreed that all blends are not created equal. Whereas the Syrah Pinot blend was quite disastrous, the Syrah grapes gets along glowingly with Monastrell (Mourvedre). 100% Organic from all estate vineyards the Risca tinto is an inky/purple-colored effort displaying a provocative perfume of bacon, composty/autumnal leaves, blackberries, and cassis. Soft & lush as well as exceedingly drinker friendly, it possesses the flavors that one oftens experiences with a top shelf Cotes du Rhone. A NO-BRAINER AT THIS PRICE! $9.95 BTL./$51.00 6-PK( 8.50)
2014 FONSECA PERIQUITA TINTO (OLD SCHOOL DELICIOUSNESS PORTUGAL!)
Fonseca made history in 1850 when he bottled the first still Portuguese red wine from his Periquita vineyard. So impressed by the quality of Periquita and the portfolio of wines, the then King of Portugal bestowed royal order on "the winery facilities of Mr. Fonseca in recognition of their modernity, cleanliness and efficiency." This wine is called the ‘Original’ for a reason. This is the pure essence of a Portuguese table wine. The current vintage (2018) fetches $15 a bottle BUT we offer you a wine that has some nice age on it and the secondary aromas & flavors that we all cellar wine for are present. A big nose of black fruits, spice, earth & carob & in the mouth it is soft, full & rich. $9.95 BTL./$51.00 6PK(8.50)
2017 PRIVADA MALBEC (BBQ CENTRAL – MENDOZA, ARGENTINA)
O beautiful for giant plates of marble slabs of Beef
For purple Malbec majesties way good beyond belief
God bless your depressed currency
Which fills my glass with good cheap wine
And brings it all to me....Altogether now!
$9.95 BTL./$102.00 CS. (8.50)
2018 HAYMAKER SAUV BLANC (MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND!)
#80 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 Best Buys. Our annual shipment of this incredibly great Bang for the Buck Sauvignon Blanc has just returned in time for this tasting. Do not let the meager price deter this is just fresh, delicious New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at its finest. Taste and BELIEVE! $9.95 BTL./$102.00 CS. (8.50)
2017 LUISA CABERNET FRANC, FRIULI (WE ARE THE NORTH!), ITALY!
WAS $21! The source of some of Italy’s best and most distinctive wines, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is where Italian, Germanic and Slavic cultures converge. The styles of wines produced in this region of Italy's far north-east reflect this merging of cultures. Often shortened to just “Friuli,” the area is divided into many distinct subzones & the estate of Luisa lies in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia zone. The Luisa Cabernet Franc exhibits a deep ruby/purple color along with an elegant, sweet perfume of cranberries, red and black currants, licorice, and oak. Filled with finesse and purity. This is a very serious effort from a winery that is quickly emerging as one of the finest in Friuli. Talk about versatile! $10.00 BTL.
2013 MEADOWS MERLOT...OR CABERNET SAUVIGNON (WASHINGTON STATE)
The fruit that is sourced for this Merlot comes from one of Walla Walla’s best known estates & is their way of making some cash without actually been seen selling a wine for under $20! But, one sip & you know you are tasting something special. Fans of our beloved Merlots from Walla Walla are in for a field day with baby. Full, rich, spicy & so easy going. ONLY 18 cases available!! $9.95 BTL./51.00 6-PK(8.50)
2010 WYNDHAM CAB SAUV (NEW SOUTH WALES, AUSTRALIA!)
George Wyndham became the father of Australian Shiraz after planting Australia's first commercial Shiraz vineyard in 1830. At ten years of age this Hunter Valley Cabernet Sauvignon demonstrates WHY we age wine. Blackberry, spice, currants, tobacco & earth have all come together creating a Special Occasion wine at an Everyday price. $9.95 BTL./$51.00 6PK (8.50)