Deals & Steals – March 4, 2013

Thank you for peeking at this weeks, “Wine Deals & Steals” – Many of you are stopping into the store, and we wanted to remind you that -YES!- you can shop online at …  we are absolutely almost complete now.   It’s a little confusing to see featured products and then have to click for a form, or call for this.   Soon, you’ll enjoy our featured products, and instantly click to purchase, from your PC, or mobile device, including options to Ship, Store Pickup.   Maybe it’s not that exciting to you, (that’s what the wine deals and steals are for!) but we’re very excited about bringing our customers an easier way to enjoy wines…   Click.  Buy.  Drink.   We will certainly keep you posted on our blog, located here at

Interested in any of the products we featured? Simply Contact or Call Us, or utilize our Quick Interest Form to let us know, and we will contact you right away to fulfill your order.

Atticus John Cabernet Sauvignon 2009  – $19.99
Culled from high end fruit in St. Helena, the wine dives head first out of the glass with luscious black cherry, boysenberry and spice notes set up by silky texture and sneaky long length.  The source is a very well known high end Cabernet producer near St Helena. The story of the legend of Atticus John was told to us by an old farmer in Napa years ago – That he had a several dozen large dogs and lived in the hills of Napa at the turn of the 20th century as a homme sauvage living off the land. It sounded genuine enough to capture and use for the name of this wine.

Ampakama Syrah 2009 – $8.99
Juicy red-berry flavors fueled with a respectable amount of black pepper and herbal spices.  Moderate and smooth finish, though not overly noted.  Pairs well with anything off the grill, or whatever else might be cooking. Right out of San Juan, Argentina, this wine will impress and open your eyes to a region rich with flavor.

Chateau La Barauderie Bordeaux 2009 – $8.99
Beautiful deep garnet in color with expressive notes of prune and cherry.  An honorable, well integrated tannic structure in good order with a harmonious whole.   Pairs exceptionally well with meats and cheeses, this 100% Red Bordeaux Blend from Bordeaux France is brought to you by Monsieur Touton.

Garnacha de Fuego 2011 – $8.99 bottle / $7.99 case
This amazing wine boasts a dark ruby/purple color along with a sweet kiss of jammy black cherries intertwined with crushed rock notes that give the wine an undeniable minerality. As it hits the palate, a full-bodied, voluptuous texture takes hold and the flavor profile moves towards blacker fruits (ripe raspberries and black currants) intermixed with camphor and forest floor. This full-bodied, rich, glycerin-filled effort should drink well for 4-5 years, perhaps longer.

Beringer Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 – $29.99
Aromas of blackberry, cassis and sarsaparilla are complemented by spice notes. A note of sweet mint leads into a ripe fruit core full of blackberry and currant flavors. A pleasing finish accents the full body and smooth tannins. A tier focusing on a luxury drinking experience with Napa Valley character and distinction, their winemakers have produced a range of wines with the same inspiration of the original highly acclaimed Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay – quality and an expression of the Napa Valley.

Zonin Baccorosa Vino Spumante  – $8.99
You’re correct, it’s not wine, but a Vino Spumante.  We try to fill these emails with surprises.  However, this Baccorosa is ruby red in color with a fruit and floral bouquet with nuances of rose.  It is fresh and delicately sweet, with a smooth and fruity taste that lingers.

Sandeman Vau Vintage 1997 – $31.99
(Sandeman Vau Vintage Port) Good deep colour, with just a fine sediment. The nose is straightforward but delightful, full of black toasted fruits, with occasional hints of molasses riches. But mostly it offers pure, rich fruit. The palate has a rapidly fading level of tannins, which only start to bite after the second or third glass. Fresh acidity, piles of extract and texture, and pure fruit like the nose.

Cascina Bongiovanni 2011 – $14.99
Pale yellow. Faint buquet of flowers and grapes. Anise note, minerals and a little bitter. More weight than flavour. Dry, balanced, pleasant.  Arneis is a light-skinned grape that is native to northwest Italy but is also grown in California, Australia and New Zealand.In Piedmont, the grape’s home region, Arneis means ‘the little rascal’ in the local Piemontese dialect

Santa Duc Cotes du Rhone 2008 – $14.99
Dark purple. Deeply pitched aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with smoke and peppery spice accents. Sappy and expansive, offering gently sweet, seamless, nicely focused dark fruit flavors. Shows a smoky nuance on the finish, which is refreshingly bitter and long. This wine should be even better in a couple years but it drinks well now with a bit of air.

Terre di Passione 2011 Pinot Grigio – $9.99  1.5L
Straw yellow in appearance with lively green reflections. This generous, well balanced Pinot Grigio has a rich and fruity aroma with notes of green apples. Light bodied, this wine is fresh and crisp on the palate.  It goes extraordinarily well with seafood, and the young crisp variety that has good acidity is great with oysters. This wine is also especially good with scaloppine and is a perfect accompaniments to light pasta dishes with either fish or cream sauces.

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