Even though it’s 60 degrees outside, it is still December, A.K.A., the Christmas month. In the spirit of the season, we will host our annual open house on Wednesday, December 13th from 5 to 8 pm. I will have some exceptional wines open to taste, the liquor and beer departments will have some limited release items for sale, plus samples of deli goods to nosh on. We will not have a Second Friday tasting this month due to the Open House. Don’t worry, we will have something fun open to taste in the wine room instead.
New Wines of Note
Horseplay Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, $9.99. Half Price sale of the month! Balanced everyday Cabernet.
Cambria Benchbreak Pinot Noir 2014, $14.99, save $7. Juicy and supple, and a touch of toasty oak.
Pali Charm Acres Chardonnay 2014, $16.99. Beautiful high tone acidity with light oak treatment.
Fabelist Central Coast Zinfandel 2016, $17.99. For all the scorpion aficionados. Everyone knows one, right?
Château d’ Épiré Savennières 2103, $19.99. Crunchy Chenin Blanc with a little bottle age.
Enviante Benje Canary Islands Red 2016, $22.99. Light and spicy, think Cru Beaujolais meets Mt. Etna.
Vieux Télégraphe La Crau 2015, $79.99. 94 points from Parker, one for the cellar.
For dessert, Ferreira Lágrima White Porto, $18.99. Sweetest of the whites, amazing with tonic and lemon.