Wine of the Week 04/18 – 4/24

Benegas Sangiovese 2006 $19.95
Overview: The 2006 Sangiovese is dark ruby-colored with a lovely red cherry perfume, notes of cedar and mineral, and an elegant personality. This smooth, friendly wine could easily pass for Tuscan in a blind tasting. Give it two years in the cellar and enjoy it from 2010 to 2018.
-90 points Wine Advocate

Grapes: Sangiovese
Region: Mendoza – Argentina

Valminor Albarino 2008 $13.95

Overview: A brilliant and lively yellow color. On the nose, the wine shows a great complexity marked by intense fruity aromas of fresh grapefruit, apricot and melon. In the mouth, Valmiñor combines fruity flavors and freshness with a rounded acidity, resulting in a balanced wine that boasts an opulent taste with elegant aromas.

Grapes: Albarino
Region: Rias Baixas – Spain

Wine of the Week 04/11 – 4/17

Luna Pinot Grigio 2006 $11.95
Overview: Pale yellow-gold color. Slightly yeasty aromas of yellow plum, pear and tropical fruits. Fresh and fruit-driven, with lively acidity giving the middle palate a firmness. I find the saline minerality and subtle florality here to be quite intriguing. Finishes firm-edged, almost tannic, but without bitterness. 90 pts. Stephen Tanzer

Grapes: Pinot Grigio
Region: Napa Valley – California

Col De Vents 2007 $8.95
Overview: This lush blend of Carignan, Grenache and Syrah is filled with notes of blueberry, plum and spice. A delicious example of Corbieres, whose vineyards are cooled by the night breezes off the hills, giving balance and richness to the Rhone-style wines. {Elegant, Blueberry, Red fruit, Medium-bodied}

Grapes: 35% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 50% Carignan
Region: Corbieres – France

Wine of the Week 04/04 – 4/10

Chateau Bonnet Entre-Deux-Mers 2008 $11.95
Overview: The vast 300-acre estate of Château Bonnet in the heart of the Entre-deux-Mers produces a deliciously reliable, good value wine every year. This brand-new 2008 shows some lively yellow fruits as well as a strong citrus element. It has vibrantly fresh, pure fruit and is ready to drink now, but can age for a year.. 88 pts. Wine Enthusiast

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Mascadelle
Region: Bordeaux – France

Miracoli Montepulciano D’Abruzzo 2008 $9.95
Overview: Pink-crimson color. Lovely nose is imbued with fresh strawberry, pomegranate and almond aromas. Fresh and juicy on the palate, with flavors similar to the aromas and lots of bright acidity to keep it brisk and long on the lightweight finish. The perfect complement with Italian spaghetti, grilled meats, and seasoned cheeses.

Grapes: 100% Montepulciano d’Abruzzo
Region: Abruzzo – Italy