April Case Of The Month - $115

 
 

COM = a mixed case with one bottle each of these winners
– or you can buy them individually as well

Allegrini Valpolicella 2016
From an Amarone superstar, this basic Valpo drinks like a much nicer wine with a dappled mouthfeel and a layered, complete profile. Fragrant aromas of violets and briary spice lead to just-ripe black cherry and raspberry on the palate while woodsy fresh herb notes lurk at the edges. Buoyant and fresh, it’s a solid springtime red. $12.99

La Gardea Garnacha 2014
Tasting like a friendly Côtes du Rhône, this showcases the seductive charm of pure Grenache. Medium weight and supple, it has lovely aromatics and a lively personality. Fresh strawberry compote rolls into ripe red cherry with a rumbling power appearing mid-palate. The finish brings notes of warm terra cotta, red licorice and faint incense. User-friendly and interesting, this has party wine written all over it. $9.99

For a Song Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
An easy choice for NW red fans, this offers spot-on Cab flavors in a sappy richly flavored style. There’s a loamy wet soil quality to the ripe black cherry and blackberry fruit while shades of toasty oak and baker’s cocoa linger on the smooth finish. Normally $15, a little deal says $11.99.

Finca Ventura Monastrell Jumilla 2014
Dark and meaty to start with touches of leather and farm, it’s clearly old vine Mourvèdre. With air it gets more sociable, offering a purple-y blue macerated mixed berry profile and supple yet taut texture. Notes of lavender, warmed black plum and olive complete the picture and add dimension. $9.99

Wildstock Pinot Blanc 2016
Offering similar flavors to the popular 2015 and awesome value, this is slightly fresher and more lively. The texture is creamy and toothsome with Asian pear and baked apple flavors balanced by a citrus-y undercurrent while accents of baking spice and toasted nuts weave in and out. $9.99

Château Galand Bordeaux 2015
Our hottest bargain Bordeaux over the last few months, it’s running out soon so here’s one last hurrah. Showing the warmth and quality of the 2015 vintage this is bright and generous with Christmas cake spice notes framing the succulent ripe cherry and red plum flavors. Overall modern in style with mild cedary savory notes trailing on the finish. $12.99

Turasan Selda Red 2017
Here’s a fun one. Blind taste with friends and see what guesses you get: Sicilian Nero d’Avola? Rhône Syrah? Cahors or Loire Valley Côt? If they guess a Kalecik Karasi-dominant blend from Turkey then wow. Its southern European red berry ripeness is balanced by a brambly nettle spiciness and dry leafy notes while the finish brings a light tannic structure. $9.99

Barone Fini Pinot Grigio 2017
Brisk refreshing and fragrant, this opens with a burst of lemon-lime raciness and almond blossom perfume before rolling into a wash of ripe Bartlett pear and gentle tropical fruits. From there it gets racy again delivering a salty sea shell minerally bite on the snappy finish. Molly called it sessionable, a great compliment: appealingly easy-going yet interesting enough to enjoy glass after glass. $8.99

Bodega La Rural San Felipe Caramonola 2018
Caramonola refers to the unique bottle shape, apparently a traditional style in Argentina. Fun to say, fun to look at and fun to drink. Surprisingly detailed and integrated for such a young blended red, it is dense and creamy smooth with flavors of deep black cherry and cassis. Exotic accents of pipe tobacco and Chinese five-spice perfume the dark fruit as all the flavors tango their way together through the long finish. $11.99

Nortico Rosé 2017
After being sucker-punched by winter deep into March we are all ready for a wine like this. Lightly spritzy and playful with lots of tangy strawberry and jolly rancher watermelon notes, it’s a paen to spring and the coming warmer weather. Normally $15, end of vintage deal makes it just $9.99, even better.

Contrade Negroamaro 2016
Warm and inviting, this southern Italian red is a sensual overload of black cherry, black raspberry, milk chocolate and freshly cracked pepper. Full bodied and flowing across the palate, everything is pulled together nicely on the lightly firm finish. $9.99

Reunión Torrontés 2017
Recent walks in the neighborhood have gifted that once-a-year elusive joy, the sudden perfume of spring’s first flowers. A glass of this smells like being inside one of those flowers. True to character this Argentine white is hyper-floral and perfumed with a plump, lanolin-like softness. Despite its overt personality, it stays taut and focused across the palate with dried mango fruit and salty, slight bitter notes before finishing crisp and clean. $9.99

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