*** SATURDAY/SUNDAY SAMPLING ***
I’m really trying to believe this long term forecast is accurate…
With additional dry days following these. Talk about something to drink to! We’ll start a couple days early by offering our liquid versions of “hip-hip-hooray” via some FREE sampling enjoyment Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5. Another batch of über-satisfyibg VINO faves will be happily shared as we all seek out the needed weather relief and the liquid sustenance to make it that much more satisfying. Let’s start the healing with these….
~2014 ANTICO SIGILLO Primitivo di Manduria $16.95…90 pts. & #63/Top 100 wines of 2016 in The Wine Spectator: “There’s a rich, mouthfilling quality to this medium-bodied red, offering a velvety mix of spiced cherry, mulberry and herbed olive, with accents of mocha and graphite. Plush tannins show on the juicy finish. Drink now through 2021.”
~2015 DOMAINE DE LA BORIE BLANCHE Minervois $14.95…another killer bargain from SW France, this is such a satisfyingly and gutsy syrah-grenache-carignan blend!
~2014 HONORO VERA Monastrell $9.95…an annual VINO Spanish Best Buy. 90 pts-Vinous: “Deep spice-laced black and blue fruits on the nose. Fleshy and broad on the palate, offering gently sweet blackberry and cherry liqueur flavors and hints of allspice and licorice. The finish is at once rich and energetic, with solid thrust and late-arriving tannins lending shape. This wine is aged entirely in stainless steel.”
~2015 CHAPOUTIER Bila-Haut Blanc Cotes du Roussillon $15.95…91 pts-Wine Advocate: “Possessing fabulous notes of citrus rind, white flowers and distinct minerality, this beauty hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, bright acidity and a mineral-laced finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. It’s a total steal.”