Friday, July 15, 2011

New Arrivals with "Weekend" George


New Arrivals
"Weekend" George
Saturday, July 16th
12noon-5pm, Free!

Join the one-and-only "Weekend" George as he guides you through some on the latest and greatest bottles to hit our shelves!

Here is the line-up for tomorrow:

Chimney Creek Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc '10

Growing tired of the same old brands in New Zealand SB, we conducted a blind taste-off of SB under $20. Chimney Creek surfaced as one of the greats, and made us glad we sought.

San Giovanni Il Chiaretto Rosé '10
First off, the packaging is striking, reminding of a 19th century Port bottle. Grepello Freisa is the variety, hailing from a region around Lake Garda in Veneto. Charming indeed.

Finca La Linda Malbec Rosé '10
Luigi Bosca has given us a balanced and bold rosé from Mendoza, Argentina. The fruit is fresh and alive, and the body is dense. What else would one expect from a rosé of Malbec.

Christian Moueix St-Estephe '06
No need for a double take. That is the correct price for this St-Estephe. 55% Cabernet and 45% Merlot, and made from fruit purchased from exceptional growers, this nicely profiles the region, for a song.

Screw Kappa Napa Merlot s/k/n '07
The unconventional approach of the Sebastiani brothers does wonders with the conventional grape Merlot. '07 Napa at this price is the craziest part. We'll twist one open on Saturday.

Salvatore Molettieri Aglianico Irpinia Cinque Querce '06
The great Aglianico variety of Campania is responsible for some of the longest-lived red wines of Italy. Molettieri's '06 is no exception. Beautiful rich tannins and a smoky nuance distinguish this wine. A selection for your cellar.


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