March 19, 2018

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November 4*2*GO   –   Red

 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.

2015 Rutherford Wine Company, Predator Zinfandel, Lodi, California – Regularly $15.99
The Lodi appellation in California’s Central Valley, is known for its legendary “Old Vine” Zinfandels. Ideally situated between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay Delta, Lodi benefits from cool afternoon and evening breezes, producing world-renowned Zinfandel.

Predator Zinfandel is sourced from 50+ year old vines that produce rich and intensely flavored fruit. The resulting wine is big and bold with hallmark “old vine” velvety texture, spice and vibrant varietal flavors.

Critical Acclaim 2015 – Beverage Dynamics 90 Points
Great fruit-forward flavors of black cherries and raspberries, with aromas of spice, espresso, and bacon fat. A real “chewy” wine…perfect with BBQ ribs or venison chili.

2015 Alias Cabernet Sauvignon, California – Regularly $12.99
In the glass, this Cabernet Sauvignon is beautifully deep garnet in color. Notes of ripe, dark fruit are forward on the nose, followed by notes of light leather and pomegranate reduction. On the palate, bright acidity and lively tannins bounce across the tongue, finishing with warm flavors of vanilla and leather.

In an age of duplicity, this wine has nothing to hide. Juicy, fruit forward notes of blueberry and cassis are balanced with soft hints of tobacco, vanilla, and a light cedar finish.