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2017 MCCARTHY & SCHIERING SUMMER CASE – 129.95 NET

The 2017 McCarthy & Schiering Summer Case includes refreshing and crisp whites, medium bodied reds, and a dry rosé from France. Each of these selections are meant to work well as “porch pounders” for warm weather entertaining.

2016 Loimer Grüner Veltliner ‘Lois’ Kamptal 15.00 12.45VS

2014 Hiruzta Txakolina Getariako Txakolina 15.00 12.45VS

2015 La Val Albariño Rías Baixas 14.00 11.62VS

2016 Domaine Jouclary Sauvignon Pays d’Oc 12.00 9.96VS

2014 Colterenzio Chardonnay ‘Alkirch’ Südtirol Alto Adige 13.00 10.79VS

2015 Domaine de Pajot Blanc Côtes de Gascogne 11.00 9.13VS

2015 Bodegas Volver Tempranillo ‘Paso a Paso’ La Mancha 11.00 9.13VS

2014 Domaine Vetriccie Rouge Île de Beauté 11.00 9.13VS

2015 Domaine Jean-Michel Dupre Beaujolais-Villages ‘Vignes 1940’ 13.00 10.79VS

2015 Joseph Drouhin Pinot Noir ‘Laforet’ 16.00 13.28VS

2015 Charles Helfenbein Syrah ‘La Syrah’ Collines Rhodaniennes 15.00 12.45VS

2016 Mont Gravet Rosé Pays d’Oc 10.00 8.30VS

Deal Of The Month

2015 TERRE NERE ETNA ROSSO

The 2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Etna Rosso is so soft and aproachable, it makes one think of kittens and puppies, yet it has impact and a lasting finish. This is a charming wine with a brilliant future.

2015 Tenuta delle Terre Nere Rosso Etna Rosso 20.00 16.60VS

The Weekly Tasting

LAMBRUSCO

Lambrusco is the name for both the grape and the region where it is produced. One of Italy’s oldest varieties, there are more than 60 clones. The three most planted are Sorbara, Salamino, and Grasparossa. Sorbara produces more fragrant wines, and Grasparossa yields more full bodied and tannic bottlings. Salamino blends the best of both and curiously is named for the salami shape of its bunches. Come in and sample these wines on Saturday, June 24th at both shops.

Lini 910 Lambrusco Bianco Emilia 16.00 13.28VS

Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara ‘Leclisse’ 25.00 20.75VS

Lini 910 Lambrusco Rosé Emilia 16.00 13.28VS

2015 Luciano Saetti ‘Vigneto Saetti’ Rosso Viola 22.00 18.26VS

Lini 910 Lambrusco Rosso Emilia 15.00 12.45VS

New Arrivals

2016 A'MAURICE VIOGNIERS

From the àMaurice website, “(The 2016 àMaurice Viognier shows)notes of white peach in the nose as well as lemon and stone fruit. More lean than 2015 with peach persisting in the mouth. The (2016 àMaurice Viognier)Sparrow flies again! After two years of absence due to weather, we could not be happier with the resulting wine. Sweet peas, peach, and orange blossoms leap out of the glass and persist in the mouth.” Now that’s winespeak!

2016 àMaurice Cellars Viognier Columbia Valley 28.00 23.24VS

2016 àMaurice Cellars Viognier ‘Sparrow’ Walla Walla Valley estate 38.00 31.54VS

BLACK SLATE VILLAGE PRIORAT

The Black Slate project of importer Eric Solomon is all about wines made from Llicorella, the clay-limestone soils of the Priorat. Eric has different wines produced by different winemakers in each of these hilltop villages of Priorat. These wines combine individual varietal make-up, and represent exceptional value from this pricey region. They are perfect for grilled meats on the “barbie”.

2015 Black Slate ‘Escaladei’ Vi de la Vila Priorat 20.00 16.60VS

2014 Black Slate ‘La Vilella Alta’ Vi de la Vila Priorat 20.00 16.60VS

2014 Black Slate ‘Porrera’ Vi de la Vila Priorat 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Black Slate ‘Gratallops’ Vi de la Vila Priorat 20.00 16.60VS

Staff Picks

2015 FRANTZ CHAGNOLEAU

Pure, terroir driven Mâconnais wines are the focus of Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau. This small estate is run by two talented winemakers, Frantz Chagnoleau and his wife Caroline Gon (winemaker at Les Héritiers du Comte Lafon).The wines have long vibrant finishes that allow them to pair perfectly with local seafoods.

2015 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Mâcon-Villages ‘Clos Saint Pancras’ 20.00 16.60VS

2015 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Véran ‘Prelude’ 30.00 24.90VS

2015 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Véran ‘à La Côte’ 35.00 29.05VS

2015 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Véran ‘La Fournaise’ 35.00 29.05VS

2015 Domaine Frantz Chagnoleau Saint-Véran ‘Les Roche’ 35.00 29.05VS

TRIMBACH

The Trimbach family estate is led by Hubert Trimbach, nephews Jean and Pierre, and his daughter Anne. The viticultural origins of the Trimbach family date back to 1626, and the house has always focused on dry style wines from classic Alsatian grape varieties. We are pleased to welcome them back to the market.

2014 Trimbach Pinot Blanc Ribeauvillé 18.00 14.94VS

2013 Trimbach Pinot Gris Réserve Ribeauvillé 25.00 20.75VS

2013 Trimbach Riesling Réserve Ribeauvillé 23.00 19.09VS

2009 Trimbach Riesling ‘Cuvée Frédèeric Emile’ Ribeauvillé 75.00 62.25VS