Featured in 2002
of the Moon 1998 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon
Layers of black currants and dried cherries happily couple
with flavors from 24 months of barrel aging in new and seasoned
French and American oak. This complex, elegant, yet robust
wine finishes on a slightly minty note. $20
Roederer Brut Premier
Louis Roederer's flagship multi-vintage Champagne is ultra
elegant with a delicate balance of fruit and acidity. Fine
and crisp with a smooth, full mouth, it is a perfect companion
for your holiday festivities.
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Avila Cabernet Sauvignon
An elegant and soft-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon. Notes of blackberry,
cedar and eucalyptus emerge on the nose to create a wonderful
symphony of black fruit and velvety tannins on the palate.
This wine will mature well and increase in complexity over
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del Solo 2001 Big House Red
A Red with a real backbone and sleek texture thanks to a substantial
component of Cabernet Franc and a dollop of Petit Verdot.
Depth, body and grip and a certain "unregenerate rusticity"
make this bottle a great companion for herb-rusted anything
and all your favorite meats. $10
2000 Steinbeck Zinfandel
Lush and layered with a bouquet of black cherries, blackberries,
currant and spice and balanced with fine firm tannins, this
zesty Zin is a perfect partner for American favorites. $16
de Pez Saint-Estèphe 1999 Vintage
Elegant, with a powerful, toasty and spicy nose, hints of
freshly roasted coffee and persistent aromas of black fruit,
this fleshy vintage is without a doubt a wine for lying down.
Estate Anderson Valley Brut Rosé
This rare sparkler, unlike most rosés, is made with
60 percent Pinot Noir and 40 percent Chardonnay, which balance
nicely to achieve elegance, austerity and a full, round flavor.
Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay, Napa Valley
From one of Napa's benchmark producers, a wonderfully smooth
and silky Chardonnay with subtle nuances of green apples and
apricots. Perfect with fish but has enough backbone to stand
up to white meats as well. $32
Vineyards 2000 Merlot
This Merlot from Sonoma, Napa and Mendocino counties of California
exhibits a deep red color and a mouth-filling finish. Five
to seven years of aging will add to its complexity. Retail
de Valdemar Garnacha 1996 Reserva Rioja
Made of one hundred percent of the Grenache varietal and aged
precisely, this new release from Martinez
Bujanda has us singing. We think that at $26 this is the
best use of your dollars.
oak is applied to the fruity, intense Esperanza Vineyard
2001 Viognier from Echelon.
Ready to drink by itself or with shellfish and Asian foods,
it's very perfumey with a nimble balance and good finish.
you're ready to splurge on a wine that will age well, Gruaud
Larose Chateau 1995 St. Julien is the answer. This
full-bodied Bordeaux is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot,
Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.
in the mood for a celebration will also celebrate the price
NV Sparkling Cordon Negro Brut. At just $9.99 a bottle,
you can't beat this fresh, fruity Cava.
Blosser NV Evolution is the next step in white wine
white grapes, separately pressed and blended together to form
a smooth, food-friendly wine. Pick up this Willamette Valley,
Oregon wine for $17.99.
says you can't get a quality Cabernet for $10? Enjoy the berry,
plummy characteristics of Canyon
Road 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon for just $9.99.
Ste. Michelle 2000 Chardonnay exhibits apple
and pear aromas mingled with toasty oak and a sweet scent
of honey. This soft, buttery-flavored selection features a
long, smooth finish. Pick it up this week for only $14.99!
Crest 2000 Grand Estate Chardonnay exhibits apple,
pear and caramel and has been aged for 11 months. At just
$11.99 this complex wine is a steal. It's described as brimming
with flavor... judge for yourself!
(Updated: 1/26/11 JC)