November - Staff Favorites

Our Little Darlings

Of all the wines we try, day in and day out, here are our favorites! With prices and scores set aside, we have assembled a list of the wines we just flat out LOVE and give you why! Check out what we are drinking and be sure to try the wines that won our hearts.
 

Patrick’s Pick:

2012 Gabriel Meffre Laurus Gigondas
Rhone, France
I love the Rhone and Southern France for their quality price value. The palate on the Laurus Gigondas is remarkably fresh and lively with a dense fruit core, fine grained tannins and a long smooth finish. This is one of those wines you want to have more than one glass. A phenomenal value that goes with the season’s comfort foods.
Regular Price $49.99 per bottle, $599.88 per case
Sale Price $29.99 per bottle, $359.88 per case
 

Ellen’s Pick:

2014 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir “Weber Vineyard”
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
A special treat for Oregon Pinot Noir fans and I’m a big one! Arterberry Maresh “Weber Vineyard” is a beautiful and hard-to-get Pinot Noir…. all about complex aromatics and a lush, supple texture that’s so satisfying and exactly what I crave. Produced from the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the country, this non-irrigated vineyard is farmed organically high in the Dundee Hills of Willamette Valley. Classy, composed and cool, this is world-class Pinot Noir!
Regular Price $59.99 per bottle, $719.88 per case
Sale Price $49.99 per bottle, $599.88 per case
 

Dawn’s Pick:

2016 Villa Sparina Gavi
Piedmont, Italy
When I’m not catching up on Netflix or camping, I’m drinking the Villa Sparina Gavi. Ok, maybe I’m drinking the Gavi then too. This medium bodied white has it all…acid, minerality, warm white fruits, spice (think candied ginger) and a luscious mouthfeel. Delicious. And the bottle is pretty cool too!
Regular Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
Sale Price $16.99 per bottle, $203.88 per case
 

Lindsey’s Pick:

2015 Vignoble Musset-Roullier ‘Noctambule’ Crémant de Loire
Loire Valley, France
There is nothing not to LOVE about this VINTAGE Crémant de Loire. It’s Champagne quality at unbelievable value.  The delicate bubbles entice your palate with notes of green apple and honey. It’s fresh, lively with a long, rich finish.  Plus “Noctambule” translates to Night Owl, so keep this in mind for your late-night, bubbly-loving friends!
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, 359.88 per case
Sale Price $24.99 per bottle, $299.88 per case
 

Larry’s Pick:

2015 Juggernaut Hillside Cabernet Sauvignon
California
This is a Mega-Cab! Big, Big, BIG and JUICY! Lush and Layered, Dead Sexy! Everyone that tastes it, buys it… Enough said.
Regular Price $29.99 per bottle, 359.88 per case
Sale Price $19.99 per bottle, $239.88 per case
 

Alex’s Pick:

2016 Kitma Mitravelas Red on Black Nemea  Agiorgitiko
Greece
This medium-bodied, earthy, dry red is perfect for lamb (go figure) and other gamey meats. The Greeks have been making Agiorgitiko (Greek for “St. George”) in Nemea since 600 B.C…They refer to it as “the blood of Hercules.” A modern-day epic!
Regular Price $16.99 per bottle, 203.88 per case
Sale Price $12.99 per bottle, $155.88 per case
 

Bryan's Pick:

2014 Kalaris Oak Knoll Chardonnay
Napa Valley, California
Chardonnay is not my favorite white wine, however some of the best white wines I have ever had are Chardonnay. Kalaris Chardonnay is exactly why I encourage anyone who is skeptical of the chardonnay “butterbombs” to give this wine a chance! A wonderfully complex Chardonnay that has plenty of fruit character and bright minerality to make it refreshing and fun, but just enough of a toasty note (not buttery!) to give it body and really make that finish last. If you are looking for a white to carry you through fall, or just want to taste what ‘really-good’ Chardonnay is, grab this!
Regular Price $54.99 per bottle, $659.88 per case
Sale Price $39.99 per bottle, $479.88 per case

 

 

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