Staff Pick December 2023
Chateau Mauvinon Saint Emillion Grand Cru • $35
Cabernet, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc from the Right Bank of Bordeaux, France. This is a majestic red indeed, with classic old cedar, dried herbs and wood spice standing tall out of the glass. The palate brings back prominent black fruits to the profile, alongside elegant and persistent tannins that bring it savory complexity. You’ll feel regal drinking this one.
Collezione Montepulciano d'Abruzzo • $13
This Montepulciano from Central Italy is supple, round, and joyfully approachable. Baked bright and sour black cherry swirl in a warm bath alongside crushed stone and mesquite hints. Low tannin and full mouthfeel make for a blissful example of the easy Italian favorite we know and love.
Telmo & Roth Cab Merlot • $14
This 50/50 blend from Maule Valley, Chilie is a fruit forward, medium bodied, easier take on the Bordeaux style it emulates, with blueberry and spicy plum stealing the show. Sweet peppercorn spice backs up a silky texture & fine tannic structure on the palate. This is the cute neighbor next door it’s time to start paying attention to.
Pepe Yllera • $19
A mix of Tempranillo-Cabernet blend from Ribera del Duero, Spain, is the exact opposite of the bottles label; gorgeous. Full-bodied with prominent chewy tannins, flavors of blueberry, plum, and blackberry fruit enter the party first, with flashy cocoa, leather, and coffee arriving fashionably late. This fusion of new and old world with its own spicy flair is a reason to love Spain, and this wine.
Costers Del Segre Petit Sios White Blend • $17
White wine from Costers del Segre, Catalunya, Spain, made from Muscat Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay. Dry, delicate, and fresh as a daisy, look for bright melon and white fruit, with streaks of citrus and white florals throughout the entire profile. Mouth-watering acidity and gushes of juice volley back and forth on the palate to make this crowd pleaser quench the direst of thirsts.
Borealis New World White • $19
Dry white blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Müller-Thurgau and Gewürztraminer from Washington and Oregon. Orange blossom aromatics dance around a pretty centerpiece of Meyer lemon, honeydew and orchard fruit. This is a subtle and elegant dry white wine that will remind you of the warmth you feel through a sunlit room on a Winters day; might as well drink this wine then, too.