Thanksgiving is right around the corner!
Here are some ways we can help you!
*If you are a guest this year, don’t forget your host/hostess! We have pre-made containers filled with snacks and wine! All price points $$$ and ready to go!!
*We stock a wide variety of gourmet dips, sauces and snack mixes easy for entertaining!
The Resident Chef dips and snackers
Robert Rothschild jellies and mustards
Monks Meadow dips and cheese ball mixes
*Our shop is filled with gorgeous fall decor to help with your tablescape and decorating!
Fall Wine Picks!!
2014 BIN 5757 Unoaked Chardonnay (Wente Clone 4), Sonoma CAOver the years I have gotten away from oak bomb chardonnay’s even though I continue to sell them in vast quantity. I have really enjoyed the drier more crisp wines like Sauvignon Blancs, Pinot Blanc’s and wines of that genre. This little unoaked chardonnay from Luza Zanin’s property in Bennett Valley, Sonoma CA, is just gorgeous. The aromas of apple, pear and lemon had me at hello and its absence of oak allows the mineral flavors to shine through. It is an incredibly food friendly wine as well paring beautifully with cheeses, fresh fish and spicy cuisine. $16.99
2016 BIN 6410 Pinot Noir, Sonoma CA
I am going with a Pinot Noir for the first time as one of my favorite “picks” in the shop and I am going to stay with a Luca Zanin wine. Luca is a grower for famous wineries like William Selyem and Flowers who’s pinots start at $50 and up. Some of the pinot grapes in little gem comes from a block of 5 rows off the same property for only a fraction of the price. I think the reason I like it so well is because of its ability to drink easy. It is fruit forward without the addition of syrah like so many pinot producers do to add fullness to their Pinot Noirs. It has been a top seller for me in the recent months. $17.99
EQ Sauvignon Blanc, NZ
Gotta go with EQ Sauvignon Blanc on my white pick! From the mother appellation in my book, Marlborough New Zealand! No “grassy” taste like some of the other Sauv’s from NZ. Lots of mineral complexity on this one! $12.99
2014 Hoopla “The Mutt”, Napa Valley
On the top shelf of Cabernet section of the shop you will find Hoopes Oakville Cabernet for $69.99. It is a score pleaser and perhaps one of the best wines from Oakville I have ever tasted. The Hoopla “Mutt” blend is the second label for the Hoopes family at less than 1/3 the price. Big and bold with a mouthfeel of complexity blending primarily Merlot with some Malbec, Petite Verdot and Cabernet. $21.99
Barnard Griffin Rose’ of Sangiovese, Washington
Who says Rose’s are only for warm weather consumption? No way! Rose all of the time! This little celebrity wine landed in my shop early spring and it has been a red hot jack pot ever since. Aside from the fact that it wins “best in class” at the San Francisco Chronicle wine competition every year (which is a big deal), it has become commonplace in the homes of many! It is reminiscent of a grown up watermelon Jolly Rancher but not sweet. It is just such a crowd pleaser and perfect for Thanksgiving! $12.99
2016 Guardian Chalk Line, Columbia Valley Washington
Owner/winemaker Jerry Reiner from Guardian Cellars paid us a visit this past spring and spent 4 nights pouring wines at various venues in the corridor. The Chalk Line was the overwhelming favorite and continues to be a customer top seller in our shop. 42% Cabernet, 28% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, this wine exudes ripe wild blackberry and plum jam. These dark fruit notes are soon joined by the sweet notes of vanilla latte and roasted coffee along with some black pepper spice. The mouth-feel is dense, lengthy and generous. $24.99