With four bottles worth of wine inside, boxed wines are perfect for holiday entertaining and this blend of pinot noir and gamay is sure to be a crowd pleaser. The wine is produced in Coteaux Bourguignons in southern Burgundy, just at the edge of Beaujolais. It’is fresh & fruity with enough acidity and minerality to give it structure. A quality wine that also a great value. What’s not to love?
Grapesmith & Crusher Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the world's most popular grapes and it's particularly popular this time of year, especially bottles from Napa Valley. While Napa produces excellent Cabs, sometimes you all you want is an everyday bottle that won't break the bank. With that in mind, we present Grapesmith & Crusher from Washington. It’s full and approachable revealing black fruit, cassis, pepper and noticeable tannins yet not overbearing.
Alpha Zeta, Amarone Valpolicella 2014
Tis the season for Amarone and for this tasting, we’ll be sampling one that is not only a killer bottle, it’s an absolute steal for the price. The Alpha Zeta Amarone has a beautiful balance of dried fruit, acidity and tannin. It was power and elegance!
WINES FROM SPAIN, FRANCE, & CALIFORNIA
Ian from Bonhomie
Friday, December 6th, 6pm-8pm
10% Discount On Tasting Wines
Manterola, Txakolina Ganeta 2018
Txakolina, also known as Txakoli, is a dry, slightly spritzy wine from the Basque region of Spain. It may not be a well-known wine but it is hugely popular in the Basque and it slowly developing an avid following in the states. A light drinking wine may not be the first thing that comes to mind during the colder months, but sometimes you just want something thats refreshing and goes down easy. The Ganeta has bright lime, minerality and a gentle spritz.
Yohan Lardy, Gamay Poppy 2018
Gamay is one of the seasons go-to grapes and for a bottle that offers quality and value, this is one of our favorites. Yohan Lardy is the fifth generation in his family to make wine in Beaujolais and 2012 was the first vintage to be released under his own label. He’s been producing top quality wines ever since. The Poppy is his entry bottle and shows cranberry, cherry and light spice. It’s soft, fruity and structured!
Patrick Lambert, Chinon Gourmandise 2018
The Patrick Lambert winery is located in the small village of Cravant les Coteaux, about 10 kilometers east of Chinon. This village is home to many Cru vineyards and Lambert is producing high quality Chinon that rival some of his more well-known neighbors. With its savory red fruit and notes of red and black pepper, this bottle deliveries a lot of bang for the buck. Chinon is also a versatile, food friendly wine which pairs wonderfully with beef, pork, poultry, meaty fish and hearty vegetable dishes.
Easton Amador County Zinfandel 2014
The "Rhone Rangers" is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting American Rhone varietal wines and Bill Easton, with his Terre Rouge label, is one of the most honored winemakers of the movement. But he also produces excellent zinfandel under his Easton label. The varitiel, considered to be California’s signature grape, has been dismissed by some consumers as being overly alcoholic and jammy, And while many bottles do adhere to this style, this Amador County zin from Easton has balance and resistance. It’s full bodied with a core of red berry and savory, sweet spice and flavors that linger through the finish. A smooth drinking zin that may get you to rethink the grapes reputation.
Jan from Hampden Rum
Saturday, December 7th, 6pm-8pm
15% Discount On Tasting Spirit