May Wines of the Month
Automatically receive a 20% discount on single bottles on our Wines of the Month. Always receive 20% off when you purchase 12 or more of any wine.
2011 Reunion Bonarda, Mendoza, Argentina $12.79 (Reg: $15.99): We have been carrying this brand’s malbec for a long time now as it is has a lot of return customers who know it to be really good for the money. Reunion makes value wines in the way that I like to drink them. That is with very little manipulation. The wines are made simply and so that the grape speaks for itself. With the Bonarda, that means a plush, juicy full red wine with a soft structure bursting with black fruit, some smoke and spice. Sustainable.
2013 Judith Beck Ink, Burgenland, Austria $13.59 (Reg: $16.99): New to Massachusetts! Judith Beck is a young winemaker that is making wine at her family’s estate after having worked in Bordeaux, Chile & Piedmont. She makes a handful of more serious single varietal wines but her “Ink” is an easy going blend of Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, and St. Laurent. This is one of those wines that you open and then realize that you drank the whole bottle without really noticing. It’s fresh and fruit forward with juicy acidity and moderate alcohol (12.5%). An easy drinker that would be great with a little bit of a chill on it. Another wine that holds more quality than should really be allowed at this price. Biodynamic.
2014 Ponte Branco Vinho Verde, Portugal $7.99 (Reg: $9.99): There are a lot of $9.99 Vinho Verdes on the market and not all are created equal. So many of them taste like over acidic soda pop that I find it necessary to taste as many as possible each year to pick the one to run with in the store. The Ponte is going to be hard to beat. There are some really pretty aromatics on this that you don’t always find. Green apple and lime flavors predominate with just a hint of effervescence. Chill it down and drink it with abandon.
Questions or comments? Ask our wine manager, Autumn Droste, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-491-2244.