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McPherson Old Vine Chenin Blanc, Texas $16.99
The McPherson family has been a part of Texas grape growing and winemaking for over 40 years. McPherson Cellars was created to honor Winemaker Kim McPherson’s father Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson, a founder and pioneer of the modern Texas wine industry Notes: Inviting apple, melon and floral aromas lead to a delicious wine with rich, mineral-driven undertones and crisp acidity. While very enjoyable alone this is a wine to pair with your favorite fish, shrimp, oyster, chicken, turkey and light pasta dishes.
2018 Philippe Tessier Cheverny, Loire France $23.99
Cheverny is a French wine region in the Loire Valley that makes dry white wines, light red wines and rosé wines. The white wines are composed of Sauvignon blanc grapes, at a proportion of 60%–80%, blended with mostly Chardonnay. A small proportion is made into sparkling wine. This wine comes from younger vines (less than 20 years of age) a blend of 80% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay and 5% Orbois. Aged in old neutral barrels. It is one for Thanksgiving table for sure!
Teroldego is a red Italian grape variety grown primarily in the northeastern region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, Italy. Some California authorities compare Teroldego to Zinfandel, with its spicy red fruits, and hints of tar, pine, and almond, but few tasters would confuse the two varieties in a blind tasting. Its snappy acidity makes it a versatile food wine.
2017 Austin Hope Cabernet, Paso Robles CA $39.99 normally $49.99
Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon stems from an endless fascination with the soils and diverse sub-regions of Paso Robles, where exceptional wines are being made. It also tells the story of the Hope family’s long history in the region and how their pride and knowledge can be brought to life in a bottle of wine. Dark garnet in color, the 2017 Austin Hope Cabernet Sauvignon expresses aromas of freshly picked blueberries, ripe black cherries, with subtle notes of roasted coffee, cocoa and dried spices. On the palate, the luscious supple tannins are powerful yet modern in style with layered flavors of juicy blackberry and red fruit, while nuances of black pepper, clove and vanilla bean round out the long smooth finish. It’s full-bodied and rich, balanced by fresh acidity and firm, polished tannins
2016 Poppy Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands CA $13.99
Grapes for this Chardonnay were harvested off our Hillside Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, which H14:H16is located in the Central Coast of California. The pronounced slope of the vineyard with well-drained soils and eastern exposure allows us to select blocks for varying levels of maturity over multiple dates. The foundation of this wine is truly made in the Vineyard. This focused, elegant Chardonnay’s aromas feature sweet golden apple, ripe citrus, tropical fruit and almond with touches of creamy yeast, vanilla and oak in the background. On the palate, the rich flavors are complemented by a light touch of toasty oak and refreshing citrus with mineral notes and bright acidity in the finish.
2016 Proxy Sauvignon Blanc/Semillon, Napa CA Was $17.99 Now $13.99
Before striking out on her own, Winemaker Molly Lyman spent fifteen years working alongside many of California's most renowned and celebrated winemakers (Heidi Barrett, Philipe Melka, Julien Fayard, Mike Hirby, and Scott Rich). She credits this tutelage for honing her detail-focused, site-honoring winemaking style. Molly currently acts as consulting winemaker for a handful of wine brands within the Napa Valley like the Pozzan family. With Proxy Wines, Molly will focus on winemaking as a hobby, crafting varietals that she enjoys drinking on her days off. The 2016 Proxy is alive in the glass with compelling aromas of Asian pear, wet stone, and fragrant white flowers. The mouth shows impressive balance with a textured, lovey weightiness carrying flavors of light lemon, jasmine, wildflower honey, and raw almonds, all framed with a fresh acidity. 195 cases produced
La Spinosa, situated in the heart of Tuscany, promotes and practices organic farming as a source of life, combating the looting of the environment to safeguard biodiversity and to protect the well-being of everyone. They have been devoted to 100% organic farming since their inception in 1982. Intense ruby red color. Aromas of grapefruits and black cherry. Elegant and reasonably tannic, the palate confirms a persistent, sustained texture.