Weekend Tastings

We have some quite special treats in store at the wine shack for your FREE sampling pleasure. This will be a great way to keep your weekend groove going, and I highly encourage you to carve out some time for these fabulous examples of the winemaking craft. Stop by to say hello and discover some great wines  on Saturday from 10:30-6:30 or on Sunday from 12:00-5:00.

Featured Wines
Piedmontese Pleasures!

Piedmont Pleasures Individually or at the special mixed case listed after the descriptions, these are world class red wines that have all found their way into my basement. Absolutely stellar winemakin[more]

Spanish Steal: 2012 BODEGAS ATALAYA “Laya”

This rather remarkable Spanish value hardly needs an introduction since this is the fourth year in a row we’ve featured it in our E-Special offering. Always over-delivering, always immensely sat[more]

Burgundian Bargain!!

Cue question for the ages: “Why, when we have world class pinot noir vineyards less than an hour away from my front door do I have to go several thousand miles to get a bottle of classic pinot n[more]

Owen Roe Cabernet Franc ON SALE!!

What can I say about David O’Reilly’s wines that I haven’t said over these last 14 years. Fabulous, satisfying, impeccably made. What I haven’t been able to, and never thought [more]

2010 Chateau de Costis Bordeaux: Riding the tide!

Perhaps nowhere is it more apt than in the wine world when, regarding great vintages, that the “a rising tide raises all boats” metaphor rings so true. Such is the case with this lovely, d[more]

Notre Dame de Laval: French bargain hunting!

This certainly comes under the “old friends” banner if I think of all there wondrous bargains I’ve had from southwest France over the years. It is always somewhat staggering how much[more]

Lady Hill Winery “Procedo” & “Ad Lucem”: Legends in the making?

The Next Chapter How do you move on from a legend? If you’re Jerry Owen, half of the dynamic duo with David O’Reilly that brought you the stunners from Owen Roe Winery, you part ways with [more]

2011 BUCKMAN Riesling: do not fear the Riesling. Embrace the Riesling!

If you have ever heard yourself, or anyone else for that matter, think “I don’t like Riesling, it’s too sweet”, then please, do yourself a favor and pop the cork on our latest Buckman project,[more]

April 12th & 13th, 2014

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

albeAwesome VINO E-Specials demand an equally thrilling weekend wine tasting, and I most definitely think we have that in store for you. Stop by between 11-6 on Saturday or 12-5 Sunday and indulge your inner wine connoisseur. Along with a couple of my current favorite Best Buys in the store, I’ll have one example from each of the two boxes we offered out on Tuesday. So if you feel you don’t get FREE samples of Barolo or Vino Nobile di Montepulciano near often enough, then perhaps we can entice you with these….
-2008 G.D. VAJRA Barolo “Albe” $53.95…94 pts-Wine Spectator: #16 in TWS Top 100 Wines of 2013; 93+ pts-Wine Advocate: “The 2008 Barolo Albe is flat-out delicious. Vibrant, beautifully articulated Barolo.”
-2010 FATTORIA DEL CERRO Vino Nobile di Montepulciano $19.95…92 pts-Antonio Galloni/VinousMedia; “The 2010 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is laced with iron, smoke, tobacco, black cherries and scorched earth. Firm tannins provide the backbone for this deeply expressive, layered Vino Nobile. Here, too, all the elements are very much in balance.”
-2011 IRONSTONE VINEYARD Cabernet Franc “Lodi” $9.95
-2013 CLOS DES LUMIERES Cote du Rhone Rosé $9.95