Join us on Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm for our wine tasting event featuring Summer Bargain Wines.
Recently a tourist with a heavy accent asked me why California wines were so expensive. Perhaps he had been perusing the Napa Valley Cabernet section and totally missed the low end of the spectrum where wines are available starting at 2.99 a bottle. In fact, a stack of wine was delivered to me last week that represents amazing values all of which are under 10.00. I am looking forward to sharing these wines with you Saturday. Hopefully, I disabused our tourist friend with my rant about how well we have it here in California, wine-wise.
2015 Butterfield Station Chardonnay, California List price 9.00; Our price 6.99 This popular wine represents a great value with its combination of mellow oak and good fruit. It offers aromas of citrus and tropical fruit complimented by a touch of vanilla. The palate is rich and clean with bright acidity and gentle oak. Crisp apple and white peach flavors combine with delicate aromas of butter rum and vanilla. Enjoy as an apéritif or pair with grilled fish, chicken, lightly grilled veal or pork or your favorite salad.
2014 Sebastiani Chardonnay, North Coast List price 13.00; Our price 9.99 This Chardonnay is redolent with yellow apple, vanilla and caramel aromas. It's a medium bodied wine that exudes flavors of crisp pink lady apple, pear, tropical fruit notes and finishes with round notes of toasted brioche with butter from the barrel fermentation. This is a well-balanced crisp and fruity Chardonnay.
2014 Roth Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Alexander Valley List price 15.00; Our price 9.99 Roth’s 2014 Sauvignon Blanc shows plenty of honeysuckle and melon fruit as well as some caramelized citrus. This is a Bordeaux style of Sauvignon, medium-bodied, but floral and effusively fruity. It is round and fleshy; with flavors of peach and ripe fig. This would work well with a Chinese seafood and noodle dish.
2014 Butterfield Station Pinot Noir, California List price 11.00; Our price 8.99 The “Firebaugh’s Ferry” Pinot Noir is juicy and vibrant with flavors of red fruit, gently mulled spices and soft oak tannins. Aromas of brown sugar and spice are complemented by notes of raspberry and cherry flavors. This would have gone real well with that pork roast I had last night.
2014 Cycles Gladiator Petite Sirah, Central Coast List price 11.00; Our price 8.99 This is a particularly dark, brooding wine with aromatics of boysenberry and blueberry tied together with sweet cedar and vanilla notes from the new oak. Flavors of plum, blackberry, and other black fruit are up front. The tannins are there but the lush fruit on the mid-palate diminishes the sense of astringency. The result is a mouth-filling expression of dark fruits that wrap around the tongue and coat the whole mouth. Try this with a beef or pork tenderloin or with an aged cheese. My call would be a hamburger, loaded, with the works.
$10.00 per customer $5.00 will be credited towards purchase of wines listed