TOP 12 WINES

HOLIDAY 2020

Top 12 Mixed Case HOLIDAY 2020
Regular $165.88
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 20% OFF (an extra 5% discount) on this mixed case making it one of the best deals in the store!

Beautiful Pinot and a Great Deal!
Cambria "Clone 4"
Pinot Noir 2015
Santa Maria Valley, California


90 Points Wine Advocate The 2015 Pinot Noir Clone 4 was the most impressive of these offerings from Cambria, and the best value too, wafting from the glass with a complex nose of spice, cocoa nib, plums, cherries and soil. On the palate, the wine is supple, plush and expansive, with velvety tannins, juicy acids, good concentration and length and a saline, savory finish.


SALE $15.99 750ml | REGULAR $29.99

Spicy, Silky and Unique Red Blend
Clos de Fous โ€œCauqueninaโ€

Red Blend 2016 ๐Ÿ’ ๐Ÿ‚ ๐Ÿ„

Maule Valley, Chile


One of the most exciting South American wines we have had in while!  This blend from the Maule show notes of leather, cassis, black tar, blackberry, crushed walnuts, and a hint of Eucalyptus on the nose. Fig and blueberry syrup on the palate with touches of powdered sugar and some spice. This wine has depth and layers that continue to an extremely long finish.  Organically farmed vineyards are planted with bush vines.  Low intervention winemaking with minimal sulfur added.


Carignan 33%, Pais 22%, Portugais Bleu 12%, Petite Sirah 12%, Syrah 10%, Malbec 6%, Cinsault 5%


$19.99 750ml | $191.99 Case of 12

Complex White, Tropical, Intriguing

Luigi Baudana โ€œDragonโ€

White Blend 2019 ๐Ÿ๐Ÿˆ ๐Ÿ
Langhe, Piemonte, Italy


For 2020, this is the best white wine we have tasted under $20.  From organically farmed vineyards in the Northern Italian region of Piedmont, this field blend is composed of varieties that are planted together and then vinified together (which is very unusual).  The list of fruit that explode from the glass include kiwi, pineapple, green pear, and lime.  Further the wine shows slightly nutty and herbal notes and finishes with such an elegance and finesse that are reminiscent of white burgundies that cost 5x the price. 
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Nascetta


$18.99 750ml | $182.30 Case of 12

Big and Bold!

Bojador

Tinto (Red Blend) 2019 ๐Ÿท 

Alentejano, Portugal

 

Returning for another Top 12!  Full and rich, this typical blend of Portuguese grapes includes Tinto Roriz, which in other parts of the world is called Tempranillo.  We love the blue fruit and gentle spice aromas, and a fruit forward palate make this a great wine to go with bold, heavily spiced and herb infused red meat dishes, especially fire roasted ribs or prime rib.
50% Aragonez, 20% Touriga Nacional, 20% Trincadeira


$15.99 750ml | $153.51 Case of 12

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Wonder from Washington

Notebook by J. Bookwalter

Red Blend N.V. ๐Ÿท

Columbia Valley, Washington
 

You may have noticed NV on the label meaning Non-vintage.  In this instance the winemaker blends fruit from different harvests, which gives the winemaker the ability to capture the best qualities of multiple vintages and create a more balanced and silkier blend. Thereโ€™s heaps of youthful red fruits like black cherries, plums, red currants and figs wrapped with cedar, caramel and chocolate. Succulent smooth fruit begins, with flavors of bakers chocolate, black cherry, black berry, toast, dried herbs, tobacco and cola finish.


$14.99 750ml | $139.99 Case of 12

Decadent and Brooding
Dom du Bois de St. Jean

Cotes du Rhone 2017 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท 
Rhone, France

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We have been selling this wine for a loooooong time, and we notice that in some vintages, like the 2017, it is spectacular, and punches way above its price point.   Dark bramble, and dark cherries on the nose with just a touch of garrigue lead to a very silky but balanced mouthfeel.  We love the light acidity making this wine great for sipping with or without food.  Make some cassoulet with roast pork or duck and have yourself a fantastic evening!


$13.99 750ml | $134.30 Case of 12

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Unpretentious Perfection
Campi Valerio
Falanghina โ€œFanniaโ€ 2018 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น 

Molise, Italy


Produced by the passionate Valerio family in the small province of Molise on the east coast of Italy.  This wine is made using the wonderful Falanghina grape, grown mostly in southern Italy, and heralded for its lovely floral aromas and wonderful mineral rich textures.  This bottle is a lovely value with a straw yellow color. Intense aromatics with hints of orange blossoms, yellow pear, citrus zest and nectarine. Fresh, balanced with a strong minerality.

$13.99 750ml | $134.31 Case of 12

Unoaked Chardonnay with Zip ๐Ÿ‹
Aussieres

Chardonnay 2018

Languedoc, France

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Beautiful bright yellow with pale green highlights. Light notes of pink grapefruit and almond blossom. Ageing on the lees gives the wine richness and body, that are accompanied by freshness and finesse through to the particularly long finish.


$12.99 750ml | $124.70 Case of 12

Pair with Steak Frites ๐ŸŸ
Chateau La Tuilerie du Puy

Bordeaux Rouge 2018

Bordeaux, France

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Immense sweetness explodes from the glass on this one, and in a category like cheap Bordeaux, we are used to smells that arenโ€™t so pleasant (old socks come to mind).  This one has gobs of candied currants, and blackberry pie.  No oak means the wine has a fresh and zesty finish, but not overly tart and definitely dry.


65% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc 


$11.99 750ml | $115.10 Case of 12

One Bite...Everyone Knows the Rules ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•
Badia alle Corti

Montepulciano dโ€™Abruzzo 2018

Abruzzo, Italy

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Made from grapes grown in the hilly section of Abruzzo on vineyards sloping down towards the Adriatic Sea. This friendly, somewhat rustic wine has nice soft fruit and provides easy drinking pleasure.  Great with pizza or pasta with red sauce.


$9.99 750ml | $95.90 Case of 12

Refreshing Pink Vino
Nicolas
Rosรฉ of Pinot Noir 2019

Languedoc, France

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Refreshingly clean nose, with aromas of morello cherries, raspberries, and red currants. Well balanced, light to medium bodied wine

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SALE $8.99 750ml | $86.31 Case of 12

France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท 
Villa Vialade

Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 

France

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What a bargain! This easy drinking Cab was on the Top 12 earlier in the year, and we couldnโ€™t keep it in stock.  Dark fruit aromas with medium body and pleasant finish make it a go-to for weeknight sipping.

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$7.99 750ml | $76.70 Case of 12

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