September 25, 2018

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2016 Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California – Regularly $14.99

Sunny, seaside, beautiful Santa Barbara County is a great match for Pinot Grigio. Terra d’Oro Pinot Grigio entices with a nose of ripe, bright pear and clover blossom. Rich and dense, the mouth oozes with juicy pear and stone fruit flavors, finishing with an elegant touch of toasted French oak. Try pairing this delightful wine with a mild cheese and fruit plate.

Critical Acclaim 2016 – Wine Enthusiast 86 Points

The aromas of this full-bodied sweet-seeming wine are floral and honey-like, followed by rich ripe honeydew melon and peach-syrup flavors and a soft mouth-clinging texture. It’s not the usual style, but tasty in its own right.

 

2016 Folie à Deux Chardonnay, Russian River, Sonoma County, California – Regularly $16.99

The Folie à Deux co-owners are ex-psychiatrists. Folie à Deux literally means ”a madness shared by two.” The fruit for this Chardonnay was selected from seven premier vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley. Following harvest, the grapes were fermented in French, American and Hungarian oak barrels to maintain bright acidity, add complexity and showcase the variety’s rich fruit flavors.  Indicative of its cool climate origins, this wine has a bright acidity beneath notes of pineapple, peach, satsuma, orange blossom, cotton candy and toasted bread. Flavors of ripe orchard fruit and toasty spiced oak are accompanied by a creamy mid-palate. This wine is medium-bodied with a memorable crispness.

 

2012 Clarendelle Red Bordeaux, Pessac-Leognan, Bordeaux, France – Regularly $17.99

Critical Acclaim 2012 – Wine Advocate 88 Points

This is the generic Bordeaux from the Domaine Clarence Dillon. I think they have been right on the money with what they have achieved with this blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and a little Cabernet Franc. Deep ruby/purple, with notes of Graves-like scorched earth, charcoal and blackcurrants, this wine is dense, medium-bodied, quite supple and rich. Despite its precociousness, it clearly has capacity, with this depth and structure, to age 7-10 years.

Critical Acclaim 2012 – Wine Enthusiast 88 Points

This is a soft, fruity wine with comfortable tannins and bold black fruits. It is smoothly textured with just a hint of dryness.

 

2016 Maggio Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi, California (An Oak Ridge Wine) – Regularly $10.99

This Lodi Cabernet contains rich berry fruit with oak and vanilla notes. With hints of baking spices, it reminds one of a mouthwatering berry pie, tasty crust and all! It has a medium body and gentle tannins making for a very pleasurable wine. Just right!