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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
2012 CASTELLO DELLE PANERETTA Chianti Classico Riserva

This is fabulous buy in top quality Chianti. Sangiovese that hits every pleasure center, whether you serve it with tonight’s dinner or tuck it safely away for few restful years in your basement. I h[more]

South American Satisfaction: Ca’de Calle & Viu Manent

Two Bordeaux-style blends at our recent exploration of the wines of Chile and Argentina stood out as awesome values, delivering big on both flavor and the all important bang-for-the-buck meter. As we [more]

Swick’d Again: 2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc

Joe Swick, who’s wines we’ve been championing for the last couple of years, has shown himself to be one of the state’s most innovative young winemakers. His pinots are terrific, but I feel his w[more]

Holy cow! I just tasted this a few days ago and was blown away by this incredible Chateauneuf-du-Pape lookalike and had to share, stat! This is a wonderfully intense, hedonistic drinking experience. D[more]

2014 Juan Gil Monstrell- aka “Marvelous Mourvedre”!

So happy to have this long time VINO favorite back in store! A big, dark, full-bodied Monastrell (aka “mourvedre”) that never fails to satisfy and has a remarkable ability to age. I recently had a[more]

Produttori Rising: 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco!!

The Produttori co-op is unquestionably one of Italy’s greatest wine producers. Year after year they are absolute benchmarks of quality in Barbaresco. Adding to the allure of this 2012 is that in thi[more]

This is without question one of my Top 5 Wine I tasted in 2016. Absolutely profound in every way with its intensely dark color, its ripe, incredibly layered fruit, the truckloads of complexity and cha[more]

Ravishing Rioja: 2012 Palacios Remondo Montesa

For whatever reason I hadn’t had this current release of one our favorite Riojas from past vintages, and when I recently had it with my rep I was kicking myself. This is a stunner! A beautiful Rioja[more]

Mar. 18 & 19, 2017

FREE Weekend Wine Tasting

*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
As always post VINO E-Special week this is a perfect weekend to spend a few minutes inside the VINO Pleasure Dome as we do a little show & tell on the wines that got me all in a sharing mood. Stop by anytime between 11:00-6:00 Saturday and/or 12:00-5:00 Sunday and let us share some incredibly delicious juice at what I think are some amazing prices, bang-for-the-buck wise. It all FREE, all weekend. Also if you have extra time to kill feel free to bring in sone wine snacks and sit with a glass or two of any of them. We’ll be waiting!!
2015 FERME ST.-MARTIN Beaumes-de-Venise “Costancia” $26.95…like drinking Chateauneuf du Pape at a 40% discount!
2016 SWICK WINES Grenache Blanc $19.95…you read the rave, now taste the proof!
2015 BADIA DI MORRONA Chianti “Caligiano”  $9.95…two words: “absurd value”!
2014 RUTHERFORD HILL “Barrel Select” Red Napa Valley $16.95…$30+ Napa red on deal? Yes, please!

 

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