Famega Vinho Verde $8.95
Refreshing, crisp with a tingly sparkle taste of apple tartness from the cool lucious Vinho Verde DOC region of North Western Portugal. Fâmega Vinho Verde has a delicate citrus flavor like the fragrance of a summer garden.
Pleasant and mellow, this young white wine will be the perfect accompaniment to all kinds of seafood, salads, mild cheeses, as an aperitif, or just by itself.
The alcohol content of Fâmega is 9.5% which makes it the ideal natural, low calorie white wine.
Grapes: Avesso, Azal and Pedernã
Region: Vinho Verde, Portugal
Trentadue Old Patch Red 2009 $11.95
Alexander Valley Estate Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Carignane and Sangiovese. Nuances of brown sugar, maple and plums are showing with slight dose of oak and vanilla. On the mouth the wine is fresh and juicy with youthful brightness, finishing long and fruity. GOLD MEDAL 2011 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE TASTING.
Grapes: 77% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 11% Carignane, and 1% Sangiovese
Region: Sonoma, California
Jean Sablenay Touraine Sauvignon Blanc 2009 $9.95
This is an expressive Sauvignon Blanc with delicate floral and citrus notes on the nose. These carry through to the palate which is fresh with vibrant acidity and a long satisfying finish.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Loire Valley, France
Quinta de Cabriz Colheita Seleccionada Dao 2008 $9.95
90 points Wine Spectator Advance: “A well-structured, muscular red, with a touch of Asian spice to the wild plum and dried raspberry flavors. Beef and mineral notes mark the finish. Distinctive, with a very sauvage allure. Drink now through 2015.” (January 31st, 2011) Composed of indigenous varieties such as Alfrocheiro, Touriga Nacional and Tinta Roriz, this lovely wine has spicy, ripe huckleberry aromas which lead to a palate of very pure, spicy, mineral, and most important of all, balanced, fruit. This is excellent wine for the money.
Grapes: Alfrocheiro, Tinta Roriz and Touriga Nacional
Region: Doa, Portugal
Oveja Negra Chardonnay/Viognier 2009 $9.95
A light straw color in color. Rich fruity nose of apricot, banana and green apple with subtle mineral notes. Tropical fruits, apricot and green apple flavors with a medium body and soft, elegant finish. Pair with Thai food, seafood dishes and white sauce pastas
Grapes: 85% Chardonnay – 15% Viognier
Region: Central Valley, Chile
Santa Barbara Winery ZCS 2009 $15.95
In this synergistic blend, the Zinfandel from 50 year old vines lends the jammy fruit quality to the wine, the Carignane adds density and finish, and the Sangiovese shows off cherry aromatics and flavors. Oak aging takes place in neutral puncheons so as not to disturb the full fruit quality of ZCS. This is a very versatile, food friendly wine made to match a wide range of occasions and meals
Grapes: 70% Zinfandel, 21% Carignane, 9% Sangiovese
Region: Santa Barbara, California
Thorn Clark Eden Valley Riesling 2009 $9.95
The wine is pale straw in colour. The nose is bright and lifted with lime juice, perfumed floral notes and honeysuckle characters. The palate is crisp, clean with vibrant, zingy lemon zest flavours combined with a hint of lime leaf. There is good mouthfeel, balanced with citrus fruits and natural acidity.
Grapes: 100% Riesling
Region: Barossa, Australia
Nuna Bonarda Reserve 2009 $11.95
The wine is aged for 12 months in French oak barrels to fully reveal the character of the Andean terroir.
Purple-colored Bonarda offers a fruity, fresh nose featuring plums, mulberries and violets. Fruity, forward and easy-going, Bonarda is the perfect match to Argentine bistro cuisine.
Grapes: 100% Bonarda
Region: Mendoza, Argentina