July 26, 2017

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2016 Oveja Negra Sauvignon Blanc-Carmenere, Chile – Regularly $9.99
Translated literally as “Black Sheep,” Oveja Negra wines intend to stand out from the flock. This refreshing wine reflects the essence of Oveja Negra by blending a red variety with a white. Silvery-green in color with aromas of tropical and citrus fruits from the Sauvignon Blanc intermingle with the herbal notes from the Carmenere. The fresh palate offers balanced acidity with fruity flavor and finish. Fresh and juicy, with straightforward flavors of berry and apple sauce. Herbal notes show on the finish.


2014 Davis Bynum Chardonnay, River West Vineyard, Russian River Valley, California – Regularly $19.99
The 2014 Davis Bynum Chardonnay has beautiful aromas of baked apple and pears, pineapple, lemon and white flowers. On the palate the wine opens up with toasty brioche and baking spices, with a lush finish that is balanced with acidity and a rich creaminess.

Critical Acclaim 2014 – Wine Advocate 91 Points
An appealing struck match and savory character over a core of pineapples, guava and apricots, plus a suggestion of toasty oak. Medium-bodied, it has a lovely silkiness to the texture and plenty of tropical fruit and toasty flavors on offer in the mouth with a lively line of acid lending freshness, finishing long. Yeah, I just love finding great value wines like this that are produced in decent quantities and over-deliver on quality!

2016 Hope’s End Red Blend, South Australia – Regularly $9.99
Hopes End is an Australian red blend wine that exemplifies the skill of one of Australia’s oldest winemaking families, the Angoves, who were among the free settlers to South Australia in the 19th century. Exceptional vineyards from around South Australia, with a focus on McLaren Vale, Barossa and Murray Valley, provide the grapes for this blend. The blend is made with Shiraz, Grenache and Malbec grapes and offers notes of forest fruit jam, vanilla with subtle oak, a hint of chocolate and a velvety, smooth finish.

2014 Louis Martini Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, California – Regularly $18.99
A reflection of the warmer vintage, the wine offers ripe flavors of blackcurrant and jammy black plum accented by notes of caramelized oak and baking spice. The round, plush mouthfeel offers firm structure framed by a fruit-focused finish.

Critical Acclaim 2014 – Wine Advocate 90 Points
One of the best values in Cabernet Sauvignon anywhere in the world remains Louis Martini’s Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County (89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and the rest Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and other varieties) is just a beautiful wine. Dense ruby/purple with classic tobacco leaf, blackcurrant, loamy soil notes and a touch of wood spice, this wine (aged 16 months in French and American oak) has relatively modest alcohol for Cabernets these days (13.5%). The wine has the suppleness and upfront charm to be drunk now, but don’t discount the ability of this wine to hold onto life and last, without losing its fruit, for another 7-10+ years. It is a great value.