March 19, 2018

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November 4*2*GO   –   Combo

 2016 Casalini Pinot Grigio, Veneto, Italy – Regularly $7.99
Brilliant straw yellow color. Intense, ample and persistent bouquet of fresh fruit and flowers. The taste is delicate and elegant, crispy, and dry with well-balanced aromas of ripe fruits like golden apple and tropical fruits. Features flavors of yellow delicious apples, lemon zest, white grapefruit, and a crisp mineral element.

2014 Cambria Benchbreak Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California – Regularly $18.99
The 2014 Benchbreak Chardonnay opens with lively fruit and oak spice aromas. Citrus, pineapple, white peach and apple flavors carry through the mid-palate and into the fresh, clean finish.

Critical Acclaim 2014 – Tasting Panel 90 Points
Smooth, ripe and toasty with juicy pear fruit and good acid structure; fresh and balanced, long and stylish.

Critical Acclaim 2014 –Wine Enthusiast 87 Points
A flinty smoke aroma greets the nose first on this well-priced bottling from the Jackson family, with roasted Marcona almond, toasted brioche and seared lemon also showing. A bright energy bolsters the palate, where Meyer lemon ripeness gains pencil shavings and chipped oak flavors in the mid-palate.

2014 Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley, Central Coast, California – Regularly $22.99
The 2014 Benchbreak Pinot Noir is a dark purple color with fruit characters of cranberry, cherry, pomegranate, and strawberry coupled with a bit of blueberry aromas and flavors. There is a touch of Asian spice and subtle earthy characters. Balanced tannins lead way to lingering finish.

Critical Acclaim 2014 – The Wine Advocate 90 Points
Pale to medium ruby colored with a hint of purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Benchbreak has intense red currant and red cherry notes with hints of violets, Chinese five spice and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, fine and fresh in the mouth, it has a lot of varietal expression and sense of place for this price point without sacrificing flavor, which is a dorky way of saying, it rocks!

Critical Acclaim 2014 – Wine Spectator 89 Points
Firm, fleshy and rich, with concentrated dried cherry, raspberry and pomegranate flavors. Shows iodine and sanguine notes on the finish, along with crisp acidity.

2016 Melini Chianti “Borghi d’Elsa”, Tuscany, Italy – Regularly $9.99
The Melini Winery dates back to 1705, and is one of the Chianti region’s oldest and most historic wineries. Melini owns over 1,200 acres in Chianti, most of which are in the prime Chianti Classico zone. Borghi d’Elsa has intense, fragrant and elegant aromas of blackberries and raspberries, with violet and Florentine iris notes. On the palate, the taste is dry, full, harmonious and slightly tannic, with an elegant aftertaste of toasted almond and fruits of the forest.