“BIG WINES” wine tasting: January 20, 2018

Coeur de Terre Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley 2016

Regular Price $23.99

Sale price $18.99

Clean, fresh and vibrant Pinot Gris from Organically farmed vineyards. Creamy, citrusy and has a nice peach and melon flavor thread, with no oak treatment maintaining freshness

Bernard Fouquet Vouvray ‘Cuvée de Silex’ 2016

Regular Price $20.99

Sale price $16.99

Bernard Fouquet, a quiet-spoken man, is making some of the most serious Vouvray you’ll find these days. No one succeeds in capturing the mineral tones unique to Vouvray’s soil, with the marvelous balance of explosive fruit and titillating sensation of the Chenin Blanc grape.

Domaine de la Janasse, Côtes du Rhône Blanc 2016

Regular Price $23.99

Sale price $18.99

Made from Grenache Blanc, Clairette, Bourboulenc and Viognier, thisis a classic white from a great producer. Pear, citrus, white flowers and hints of tangerine give way to a medium-bodied, supple, beautifully layered and pretty wine that’s as well made as they come

Daniel Cohn ‘Bellacosa’ Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast 2015

Regular Price $27.99

Sale Price $21.99

Bellacosa is a new project, launched by Daniel Cohn after the sale of his family’s winery, BR Cohn, in 2015. The wine is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, pumped with a shot of Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc, all hailing from vineyards in Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino’s Red Hills. The result is a substantial wine with abundant body and barrel spice, but also ample juiciness. Its blue and red fruit notes—blueberries, cranberries, cherries—make it feel ripe and smoothing, while its grippy tannins and acidity add welcome refreshment

Domaine de Ferrand ‘Cuvée Antique’ VV, Côtes du Rhône  2014

Regular Price $24.99

Sale price $19.99

An old school blend of 90% Grenache and the remainder a field blend of Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault, this wine is largely left to make itself. No oak, no blending, no fining or filtering, its a pure expression of the vineyards.

Tinto Pesquera, Ribera del Duero 2013

Regular Price $34.99

Sale price 27.99

This is a legendary wine from a legendary producer, Alejandro Fernandez. Made of 100% tempranillo, the wine spends 18 months in American oak and an additional 6 months on bottle prior to release. Lushly fruit driven with ample depth and smokey oak flavors. this wine will work well with grilled meats and firm cheeses.