CelebrateMore-Aug2018

WINE

750 ML BOTTLES

SUMMER BREAK

WINES

CHALK HILL CHARDONNAY 2015 Barrel fermentation in new and seasoned French oak added toasty vanilla and spice complexities. During the twelve months of barrel aging, the "lees" in the barrel are regularly stirred, which imparts an elegant fullness and creamy tex- ture on the palate. In the glass, the wine is both creamy and crisp, with flavors of golden delicious apple, pear, Meyer lemon, baking spices, with a hint of minerality on the long finish. KNOTTY VINES ZINFANDEL 2014 Fresh, bright berry fruit from the heritage Russian River vineyard combined with the ripe peppery jam from the Alexander Valley and Dry Creek vineyards make for a won- derful diversity of flavor showcasing the best that Zinfandel can offer. This wine offers flavors of blackberry, plum and boysenberry with a touch of red fruit jam and baking spices. Your Choice $16.98 Regular $21.99

RUSSIAN RIVER PINOT NOIR 2014 Features lovely aromas of red fruit, flowers, and earth. With a soft and silky texture; on the palate cherry, cranberry, and baking spice charac- teristics shine through with balance, acidity, and a nice lingering finish. This medium bodied wine was aged for 15 months in small French oak barrels, which added a hint of toasty vanilla and spice complexity. Enjoy it now with gruyere cheese and charcuterie, wild mushroom pizza or slow roasted pulled pork. Or cellar it for enjoyment for the next 2 to 4 years. $19.98 $25.99 CHARLOTTE’S HOME SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 It is a fresh, bright, and crisp, wine with balance, richness, and aromatic com- plexity. Alexander Valley fruit provides the backbone, while the ocean cooled Russian River Valley fruit brings on zesty citrus notes of grapefruit, lime blossoms and lemongrass. Warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit gives the wine a delicious honeydew melon and tropi- cal character perfect for summer meals and summer fun. $12.98 $16.99

ALEXANDER VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 A powerful Cabernet from the hillsides of Alexander Valley, this wine is lush with blackberries, dark plum, cassis, and dark chocolate. The notes of dried herbs, black pepper, and minerality reflect the terroir of the Alexander Valley. The soft, supple, and mature tannins give this wine a strong backbone, while the 18 months of barrel aging have softened the wine enough to enjoy now. Pair this wine with grilled ribeye steak, burgers, and spaghetti Bolognese, or cellar for enjoyment over the next three to five years. KNIGHTS VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2014 This Cabernet is deeply colored and bursting with aromas of crushed blackberries, spicy dark plum, and wild rasp- berry. The complex layers of spice and chocolate on the palate are framed in rich, velvety tannins with a long linger- ing finish. Enjoy with charcuterie, barbecue chicken pizza, grilled rib eye steak with mushrooms, and roasted pork. Your Choice $23.98 Regular $29.99

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