TOP 12 WINES

May/June 2021

Top 12 Mixed Case sUMMER 2021
Regular $176
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!

#28 Wine of 2020 - 93 Points!

“Zarihs” by Borsao

Syrah 2016

Campo de Borja, Spain

 

#28 Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2020 - 93 Points Wine Spectator: “An opaque red-black color with a crimson-purple rim. On the nose, a powerful impression of blackberries, with a hint of wood smoke and sweet vanilla. The nose begins to open up and develops notes of dark chocolate. The initial impact is very full bodied, with a plush, soft structure. Flavors of dark berries dominate; wild blackberries and dried plums, with notes of espresso coffee.”

Borsao Zarihs Website


$21.99 750ml | $105.55 Case of 6

91 Points from 3 Critics!
“Cabriola” by Borsao 

Garnacha/Syrah/Mazuela Blend 2016

Campo de Borja, Spain

When a wine gets a 90+ score, its normal, but when it gets the same score from 3 of the most well respected critics - and the wine retails for under $20, we jump on it! Here’s the review from the Wine Advocate: “...despite its 15.5% alcohol, it feels harmonious and balanced in an XL way. It comes in a heavy Burgundy bottle, closed with a quality cork, and it all feels like a more expensive wine. It has a modern profile, but the oak is neatly integrated and folded into the fruit that is ripe and juicy. The tannins are fine and the flavors focused. The price feels too good to be true (if it retails in Spain for 11). They produced 96,000 bottles that were filled after 12 months in oak barrels.
55% Garnacha, 39% Syrah, 6% Mazuela

Borsao Cabriola Website

$13.99 750ml | $134.29 Case of 12

Electric minerality

Barter & Trade

Sauvignon Blanc 2019
Ancient Lakes of Columbia Valley, Washington

 

Lava seeped through the ground, hardened and then was covered by silt deposits from over 10 giant floods.  This is the distilled geological history of the Ancient Lakes AVA, where these grapes were grown.  The result is a wine with explosive aromatics including sea breeze, key lime, and wet rock.  The electric minerality continues on the palate.  What an exciting wine for such an affordable price.


$16.99 750ml | $163.10 Case of 12

#43 Wine of 2020 - 90 Points!

Domaine Bousquet

Organic Malbec 2019

Mendoza, Argentina

 

#43 Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2020 90 Points Wine Spectator: “The 2019 Domaine Bousquet Malbec is a dark violet color. In the nose, it presents intense aromas of blackberry with notes of red and blackcurrant and plum. The mouth highlights notes of ripe plums with soft and elegant tannins.”

Domaine Bousquet Website

SALE $7.99 750ml | Regular $10.99 | No Case Discount

Organic Pizza Wine! 🍕🍕🍕
Barberani

"Polago" Blend of Sangiovese & Montepulciano 2019

Umbria, Italy
 

Nestled in the hills of Umbria, or as it is called the “green heart” of Italy, the Barberani Family Estate has been producing organic wines since 1961.  Polago is a lovely medium bodied, juicy red blend of Sangiovese and Montepulciano grapes which were hand harvested and fermented naturally, with little use of sulfites during fermentation and bottling.  Charming aromas of cranberry, red cherry and pomegranate bring a brightness to the glass,  The palate is medium bodied but with a mouth filling acid backbone making this a great wine for roasted meats, pasta and pizza.

Barberani Website


$14.99 750ml | $143.89 Case of 12

Homerun and fun.

Wonderwall by Field Recordings

Pinot Noir 2019
Edna Valley, California

Yes. this wine is making a second appearance on our Top 12...because we really like it, that’s why!  Babe Ruth graces the label this time, and with the start of baseball season, along with the fresh vibrant and slightly floral nature of the wine, this bottle is the perfect sipping companion for cool spring evenings.   We recommend you serve this light bodied refreshing red with BBQ salmon or simple quesadillas and guac.  Organically grown grapes, minimal sulfites added.


$19.99 750ml | $191.89 Case of 12

Very Old School

La Motte

Merlot 2019

Franschoek, South Africa

 

South Africa is considered part of wine growing “new world” whereas wines from Europe are considered “old world.”  Despite its new world origin, everything about this wine SCREAMS old world.  The La Motte estate was planted 269 years ago by French Hugenots, and largely maintained by the same family.   In flavor profile and style, this wine is as old-world as any great Bordeaux.  Meaty and earthy aromatics like coffee, mushroom, stewed cassis and baking spices.  The texture is silky and soft but with enough acid to compliment gamey grilled meats - we would pair this with grilled lamb or pork with rosemary.

La Motte Winery History


$14.99 750ml | $143.90 Case of 12

Our favorite rose

Raza
Vinho Verde Rose 2020

Vinho Verde, Portugal

Take a few bottles to the pool or the beach!  With lower than average alcohol levels, and slight touch of fizz, this is the perfect hot-weather refresher.  Aromas of watermelon, red raspberry, and other red fruits.  Slightly fizzy with a juicy, dry finish.  Serve ice cold, of course.


$9.99 750ml | $95.90 Case of 12

Complex white, tropical, intriguing
Bodegas Luzon

White Blend (Sauvignon Blanc/Macabeo) 2020

Jumilla, Spain

A bright and refreshing blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Macabeo with notes of lemon verbena, lime peel, and tarragon.  Don’t let the herbaceous descriptions steer you away, this is a highly fruity and refreshing wine on the palate with a solid core of tropical fruit like pineapple and guava and a zippy finish.  A great pair for sushi and asian noodle dishes, especially if they have some heat.

Luzon Video on YouTube


$11.99 750ml | $115.10 Case of 12

Stunning white wine for under $10
Masseria Surani

"Arthemis" Fiano 2018

Puglia, Italy

Fiano is a fascinating Southern Italian white with a richer, almost waxy texture.  This one shows aromas of golden apple, honeydew melon and asian pear.  This rich and flavorful white wine matches well with savory glazed light meats like orange-rosemary roasted chicken and soy-glazed salmon.


$13.99 750ml | $134.29 Case of 12

Great Value: 2 for $14
Line 39
“Excursion” Red Blend 2017

Central Coast, California

Midway now offers a range of Line 39 flavors/varieties at 2 bottles for $14, including  two wines which have made it on to our top 12: Excursion is a proprietary Red Blend offering concentrated aromas of blackberry jam, ripe raspberries, mocha and warm toasted oak. The rich and structured palate of plum, dark chocolate, sweet vanilla and spice culminate into a long and lingering finish.

2 for $14 750ml mix and match Line 39 | Regular $9.99

Great Value: 2 for $14
Line 39
Pinot Noir 2018

Central Coast, California

Midway now offers a range of Line 39 flavors/varieties at 2 bottles for $14, including  two wines which have made it on to our top 12:  The Pinot Noir has flavors of Dark cherry, vanilla bean, pomegranate, and red licorice characterize the aromas of our Pinot Noir. Bright Cherry, hints of earth, mushroom, and toasty oak open on the palate. Enjoy a soft plush body and finish.

2 for $14 750ml mix and match Line 39 | Regular $9.99