June 4-SUMMER SIPPERS

June 4 email

2018 Vidigal Porta 6 Branco-Lisbao, Portugal

 90 pts-Steve Richmond 

Fresh aroma with tropical fruit and citrus, highlighting the passion fruit. With mineral notes, fresh and pleasant round mouth.

Grape variety: 60% Fernao Pires, 30% Arinto and 10% Moscatel

Food pairing: white meat, mushrooms, shellfish, turkey, seafood, vegetables, lamb, fish

Serving temperature:8 – 12°C

WAS: $28.99

NOW: $22.99

SAVINGS: $6 (22%)

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2016 Yalumba “The Scribbler”-South Australia

90 pts – Bob Campbell MW 

Yalumba The Scribbler is a youthful embodiment of its beloved older sibling The Signature, sharing the same bloodline, pedigree and winemaking expertise. Showcasing the Barossa, The Scribbler is an elegant, complex and bright wine that is designed to drink now but can also be cellared for medium term enjoyment.

Dense crimson purple in color with a very appealing nose, displaying excellent concentration of dark fruits, spices, licorice and black olives. The palate is silky and elegant, tasting of sweet black currants and blueberries.

Aromatically this wine is all about the Cabernet Sauvignon. It is very defined, expressive and opens with ripe, floral aromatics, red currants, cedar and dark purple plums. The Shiraz shines through in the palate which is quite rich and dense with an inky plummy juiciness. Serious tannins flow long to the finish and are quite earthy. For drinking now and over the next 10 years.

Enjoy with thick cut, charry lamb chops, cooked rare, or serve alongside a platter of roasted vegetables: eggplant, corn, capsicum, zucchini and mushrooms.

WAS $31.99

NOW: $24.99

SAVING: $7 (23%)

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MAY 28-SUMMER SIPPERS

May 28 email

2017 Aranwa Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon – Mendoza, Argentina

 92 pts James Suckling

“Delicate notes of bitter chocolate and mint add complexity to the full, blueberry aroma and pull you into this ripe but well proportioned wine that has a healthy tannin structure and a nice, fresh and dry finish. Drink or hold.”

WAS: $27.99

NOW: $21.99

SAVINGS: $6 (23%)

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2017  J. Wilkes Cabernet Sauvignon – Paso Robles, California

92 pts – Steve Richmond

“Ripeness on the nose frames a bowl of blackberry jam, brown sugared plums, and a hint of mocha-espresso. The bright palate displays lifted notes of violets and cassis heightened by a fine acidity; aged 14 months and blended with 5% Lagrein, this would pair wonderfully with smoky meats.”

GRAPES

95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Lagrein

AROMATICS

Classic aromas of blackberry, juicy cassis, ripe plum, hints of toasted oak, violets and cocoa.

PALATE

Integrated flavors of ripe blackberry, dark-roasted coffee and chocolate, integrated with fine tannins and a long fruit-filled finish.

FOOD PAIRING

Tri-tip barbecue with BBQ beans and garlic bread or medium-rare lamb chops with Moroccan spice and Turmeric couscous.

WAS $49.99

NOW: $34.99

SAVING: $15 (31%)

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MAY 21-SUMMER SIPPERS

MAY 21 EMAIL

2018 Bodegas Frontonio  El Casetero Macabeo – Campo de Borja, Spain

100% old-vine, dry-farmed, hand-harvested Macabeo. Macabeo (also known as Viura) is the varietal of this Spanish white. Aromas of wet stone minerality plus some citrus and a bit of dried apricot. Medium bodied with also medium acidity. The palette is a great mix of wet stone and minerals with apricot and spice tone. The finish has a delicious mineral edge and tone.

WAS: $26.99

NOW: $19.99

SAVINGS: $7 (26%)

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2016 VistaFlores Aranwa Reserve Malbec – Mendoza, Argentina

91 pts-JS

“A pure and clean malbec with notes of violets, white orchids and blueberries. Medium body, round and firm tannins and a savory finish. Drink now”

This Malbec has a deep purple garnet colour; Sweet, jammy raspberry and blackberry, vanilla, and graphite aromas. A round entry leads to a dryish medium-bodied palate with sweet vanilla, tart blackberry, and toasty pepper spice flavours.

WAS: $27.99

NOW; $21.99

SAVINGS: $6 (23%)

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MAY 14-SUMMER SIPPERS

MAY 14 EMAIL

2016 Batch X Shiraz-McLaren Vale, Australia

This shiraz exemplifies modern winemaking’s pure, ripe flavours. Its aromas of black fruit, vanilla and baking spice give way to plum and blackberry flavours with a touch of wood spice. Pair with roast lamb, steak fajitas or smoked brisket.

WAS: $26.99

NOW: $22.99

SAVINGS: $4.00 (16%)

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2018 R Wines Rosé Provence, France

(grenache, syrah)

“This is very pale Provencal rose offers more energy than expected. The aromatics are suitably subtle with vague strawberry, herbs and wet stone. It is medium bodied, dry and firm with some power on the palate. The finish is almost peppery; the length is excellent. Deserves the price.” – David Lawrson- 90 pts 

WAS: 29.99

NOW: $22.99

SAVINGS: $7.00 (23%)

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