TOP 12 WINES
Fall 2021

Top 12 Mixed Case Fall 2021
Regular $171.88
SALE $129.99

Our seasonal wine sampler is a selection of some of the most interesting and exciting new wines in store.  Great value already, but we give OVER 20% OFF (an extra 5% discount) on this mixed case making it one of the best deals in the store!

Back to school...

Treasure Hunter

School Night Red 2018

California

 

The Treasure Hunter is a concept brand, not a winery, and the concept is to buy great wine by the barrel from wineries that can't sell all of their totally delicious wine...at a discount of course!   The kicker is that the Treasure Hunter can't reveal where he got his stolen booty.  Some of the TH top cuvees have come from some of the top producers in Napa, Russian River, Columbia Valley and so on.  The entry level school night red is a big fat juicy fruit bomb!  Black cherry flavors flood your senses on the front of this roller coaster but it quickly dips into fresh blueberry and a shower of savory flavors such as white pepper, Asian spices and smoked country ham. 

Treasure Hunter Website


$16.99 750ml | $163.10 case of 12 ($13.59)

Organic and unique...and delish!
Montesco

Piefranc (Cabernet Franc) 2019

Uco Valley, Argentina

Matias Michelini is a winemaker, agronomist, and Grand Poobah of his winery named Passionate Wines.  Matias strives to make experimental wines that express terroir.  These wines are low production and are drawn from multiple inspirations, regions, and styles.  We found his Cabernet Franc to be rustic, yet elegant, with aromas of dark fruit and crushed herbs - reminiscent of examples from the Loire Valley in France but with a much riper and silkier texture.  This wine is striking and exciting.

Passionate Wines Importer Website

$19.99 750ml | $191.90 Case of 12 ($15.99)

Like Sancerre but cheapaaa...

Les Hexagonales

Sauvignon Blanc 2020

Touraine, France

Sancerre is great...if you have $30 to spend.  May we recommend instead buying two bottles of this beauty from a few towns over?  Touraine has a similar climate and soil to Sancerre, with a combination of clay limestone and the famous chalk (think white cliffs of Dover).  Bright citrus on the nose with alot of key lime zest, meyer lemon and touch of asian pear.  Brilliant when paired with oysters.


$15.99 750ml | $153.50 Case of 12 ($12.79)

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Palazzone

Terre Vineate White Blend 2018

Umbria, Italy

 

We have carried this wine for years, and love it for the buy 1 price!  Now we get to share this beautiful wine at a price for the masses. The hilltop town of Orvieto in central Italy is a dramatic backdrop to grow some very fine white grapes which produce some dazzling mineral driven and white peach scentd wines like Palazzone's blend of Procanico 50%, Grechetto 30% & Verdello Malvasia 20%.  Crisp and dry perfect for sushi, delicate white fish, and crab.

SALE BOGO $14.99 750ml | $89.94 Case of 12

Introducing 90+ Cellars
90+ Cellars

Pinot Noir 2019

Russian River Valley, California
 

Back during the infancy of the modern wine industry, small wineries in Europe didn't have the means to export their wines, so they would sell their products to negociants.  These were firms that would buy, market and blend these wines under their brand and sell these products to international markets.  The 90+ Cellars business model takes that to an international level, by buying wines from great producers in almost every great wine growing region in the world and offering them at really great price points.  We love this true to form, elegant and silky Pinot Noir, from one of the top regions in California for growing this varietal.


$15.99 750ml | $153.51 Case of 12 ($12.79)

Introdcuing 90+ Cellars

90+ Cellars

Chianti 2017

Tuscany, Italy

90+ Cellars offers stellar values from every great growing region in the world.  We love this steal from Tuscany, with its crunchy red cherry and cranberry aromas with a touch of crushed herb aromas.  Lively and bright.  Great for pizza and pasta.

 

$9.99 750ml | $95.90 Case of 12 ($7.99)

Blueberry, chewy, dark and inky...

Rio Madre

Graciano 2019
Rioja, Spain

 

Graciano is an unfamiliar variety to most, but to producers in Rioja it is a "backbone" grape which lends a dark color and substantial tannin to the sometimes light Tempranillo.  This 100% Graciano bottling is a rarity.

90 Points Vinous: "Blackberry, cherry pit, pungent flowers and a hint of olive on the fragrant nose. Gently chewy and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that take a spicy turn through the midpalate. Smooth tannins come in late to add shape to the long, smoke- and spice-tinged finish."


$11.99 750ml | $115.10 Case of 12 ($9.59)

A killer value.

Joseph Drouhin
Bourgogne (Chardonnay) 2020

Burgundy, France

Drinking Chardonnay is easy when you pick up a bottle like this.  The limestone hills of Burgundy offer a wine that is just so delicious with crisp, clean and bright flavors that will keep you coming back.  It's not funky or weird its just damn good.  Aromas of asian pear, lemon curd, lime and mineral for days.  Enjoy with cold water oysters.

$16.99 750ml | $163.10 case of 12 ($13.59)

Strawberry, floral, dry...
Marques de Caceres

Rosado 2020

Rioja, Spain

Light, vivid pink. High-pitched strawberry and citrus zest scents, along with subtle herb and floral nuances. Brisk and focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors and a spicy hint of white pepper. The floral note recurs on a nicely persistent finish that shows a late snap of bitterness.


$8.99 750ml | $86.30 case of 12 ($7.19)

Just give me a glass of Cab!
Hayes Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Central Valley, California

We love when a nice, affordable bottle of Cab crosses our paths.  This one has all the nuance of real, unadulterated, old-school Cali Cab - no fake oak, or high alcohol and sugar making for an unpleasant headache.  Notes of huckleberry jam, tobacco, coffee and eucalyptus.  Silky...yes but not overly extracted and jammy.  Great structure for a wine of this price point.


$12.99 750ml | $124.70 Case of 12 ($10.39)

Let's go to the leaderboard...
Mo

Monastrell 2019

Alicante, Spain

Everything about this wine and how it is made make it unbelievable that it is only $10.  In the glass it is big and bold,  with spice-accented aromas of cherry, blackberry and mocha.. Pliant dark fruit flavors show good depth and become more lively with air. The spicy quality repeats on a long, gently tannic finish that leaves a bitter chocolate flourish behind.  Dry farmed old vines some aged as much as 50 years!


$9.99 750ml | $95.90 Case of 12 ($7.99)

Great Value
Domaine de La Solitude
Cotes-du-Rhone Rouge 2019

S. Rhone, France

When the air chills we get a craving for stewed beans.  Yes chili is great, but maybe try making a cassoulet, a bean dish from southern France, and annoint it with pork sausage or maybe some duck confit.  Enjoy with this rustic red with aromas of red raspberry, morello cherry, garrique, cocoa.   Grippy tannin and acid also make it a great pair for roasted meats.   50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 15% Mourvèdre, 10% Cinsault, 5% Counoise, Terret, Muscardin, Vaccarèse

$14.99 750ml | $143.90 Case of 12 ($11.90)