Wine of the Week for May 7, 2014

Good Afternoon,I have a few budget friendly goodies to put out there, so this will be pretty short, sweet & to the point.There are about 10-ish cases of each of the below, all with great “everyday” prices points, great press, and should definitely be scooped “buy” the case.Be sure to check out or upcoming events at the bottom of this email for an exciting winemaker dinner we just added to our lilneup.Thank you all as always for the continued support, and don’t hesitate to get in on these great wines!

Cheers,
-Jim

Jim Boyrer
GM/Wine Director
Amity Wine & Spirit Co.
203-387-6725(office)
jimb@blog.amitywines.com

Santa Rita Reserva 20092009 Santa Rita Reserva Syrah – 92 Pts
Only $11.99/bottle ($143.88/case)
Reg. $13.99
Buy OnlineThis is a great find that will no doubt be in WS Top 100 in the fall. Huge quality, solid production, exceeds all expectations in price point – all the key factors to make that list!An elegant and complex red offering rich and concentrated flavors of dark cherry, damson plum, raspberry and chocolate that show a creamy intensity. Presents pepper and allspice notes midpalate with a finish of huckleberry and flan. Drink now through 2020. 2,800 cases made.
Bodegas Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva 20052005 (YES 2005) Bodegas Hacienda Lopez de Haro RESERVA
92pts Robert Parker

Only $13.99/bottle ($143.88/case)
Reg. $16.99
Buy Online*For those who grabbed a case a week or so back of the $125 a box 91 pointer from 2008, this is the BIG brother. Seriously, a 2005 RESERVA for $168 a box? WOW!The 2005 Hacienda Lopez de Haro Reserva is a blend of 90% Tempranillo, 5% Graciano and 5% Garnacha aged for 20 months in French and American oak. It has a beautiful, rounded, sensual bouquet with hints of over-ripe Satsuma and gravel. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of piquancy on the entry. It has crisp acidity and taut tannins on the dry, dusky finish but it remains extremely well-focused. Drink now-2025.
Callia Alta Malbec 20132013 Callia Alta Malbec
Only $11.99/bottle ($143.88/case)
Reg. $13.99
Buy OnlineI’m not a huge pusher of Malbec as you know, but this one over delivers and I was quite impressed with it. This is worth a flyer on a box. Will compliment all your grilling this spring and summer and is not overly heavy. Just right in fact!!The grapes for this deep purple wine are hand-harvested from vineyards located in Caucete in the iconic San Fran region of Argentina, and is has bountiful aromas of cherries, plums and soft spices. It has a balanced and elegant palate and a smooth, lingering finish. A very fine Argentinean Malbec. *Try serving ever-so slightly chilled to enhance the experience. Delicious!!