March Wines of the Month.
Automatically receive a 20% discount on single bottles of our March Wines of the Month and always receive 20% off when you purchase 12 or more of any wine.
2012 Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast, California: $13.59 (Reg: $16.99) “The amazing 2012 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast possesses lots of tropical fruit, honeysuckle, pineapple and tangerine notes. Half went through malolactic and the other half was blocked. With lots of minerality as well as a Chablis-like character, it is a major sleeper of the vintage. This beauty should drink well for 1-2 years.” 90 Points, Wine Advocate
2012 Quivira Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California: $15.99 (Reg: $19.99) 2012 was a near perfect year in many parts of California. I’ve been tasting the vintage for a bit now and there seems to be a commonality of rich and powerful but beautifully balanced wines. It applies here too. This Zin is made with mostly biodynamic and organic grown fruit. It shows ripe and rich but with a nice line of acid that keeps it from being over the top. Deep dark cherry fruit, some raspberry, black pepper and a touch of vanilla.
La Sabonite Red, France $9.99 (Reg: $12.49) French Vin de Table by definition is easy, quaffable, satisfying and uncomplicated. La Sabonite fits this description but has a bit more to offer than most. It’s made by the famous Chateauneuf-du-Pape producer Clos du Mont Olivet (I have some of the this on the shelf now at $39.99) with fruit grown in the Chateauneuf district. They won’t say what the blend is but I’m guessing mostly grenache with a bit of syrah. It’s medium bodied with red strawberry, a bit of earth and pepper, good acidity and major quality at the $10 mark. Read the article written about it recently at Masslive.com here: http://www.masslive.com/drinks/2014/03/wine_press_10_rhone_wine_from.html