Yes, ma’am- we’re still having a wine sale tomorrow (10-30), depsite the fact that there is a noon football game! We’re just hoping that there’s enough of you out there that like wine more than football… or at the very least- wine BEFORE football- that it won’t just be us employees standing around looking at each other from 12-2 tomorrow. Please, please don’t make us do this! So today’s post will be short, sweet and to the point- bargains, bargains & more bargains! Well just five, actually. But they’re good!!
Here they all are, posing together. First is Ca’Lunghetta Pinot Grigio, 2009 Italy. Normally around $10-11 online or at your average Wine-o-rama store, we’re selling for $8 tomorrow! Here’s all you need to know about this one- it’s light, bright, crisp, and it goes down reallll easy. Or, in more polite terms, it’s “easy to drink!” Refreshing flavors of green apple, citrus, melon, and a pleasant zesty finish. You’re bound to love it. It’s hard not to find it at the very least, quaffable.
Kendall Jackson Grand Reserve Pinot Gris, 2008 California. If there was one phrase that I would’ve seriously doubted would ever enter this blog it would be Kendall Jackson. I doubt if I ever would have picked this one up at a store for the simple reason that I tend to stay away from the Big Cali Hype… but okay I’ll level with you- it’s actually very nice! Brighter and not as “wet” as an Oregon Pinot Gris, it offers some pleasant flavors of apple, spice, lemon zest and nice floral aromatics. Upon further investigation, it turns out this wine is 88% Pinot Gris, and the rest is made up of various percentages of Roussane, Gewurtz, Viognier, Muscat, Chardonnay & Riesling. Go figure! A prettt cool little blend. Average price- $17, tomorrow for $13!
Time for some REDS!! Two Pinot’s for all you Pinot-lovers out there… Dante Pinot Noir, 2009 California, just $10! This is a Michael Pozzan wine, which I did not know until just now when I googled looking for images. This wine is very competatively priced- it’s price range matches- IE $10 at your average grocery store- don’t even hold a candle to it, as it easily drinks in the $14 range. Not super new-worldy, it’s a touch more earthy and gamey than you usually find in California. Sour cherry, cloves, leather, and an easy-going palate. Not the most complex wine on the planet, but who doesn’t love a good Wednesday wine for $10 that would taste great with a frozen pizza? I sure do.
Then we skip to the little “Superstar” of today’s post- J Pinot Noir, 2007 Russian River Valley! Now we’re stepping up to $22 a bottle for this one, but given that it averages at least $30 a bottle, that ain’t bad! Plus, this is some great Russian River juice- classic raspberry and strawberry, but with interesting additions like hints of mint, wintergreen, cinnamon, cloves, and lovely dark, rich black cherry. 100% French Oak aged. This one will be a welcome addition to the “grown up” wine shelf in your house, for when you need something just a bit more, but aren’t willing to break out the reserve wines just yet. Save those for when it’s December 23rd and you haven’t finished your Holiday shopping. You’ll need them.
And last but not least, our old friend the L’Oca Ciuca “The Drunken Goose” Sangiovese-Merlot-Syrah, 2006 Italy. This has been a staple around here for quite a while and folks seem to really like it. Maybe it’s the name, who knows! This little goose is awfully cute, too. The long and the short of this wine is that we’ve sold it for $10 a bottle in the past, but this weekend we’re marking it down to $8!! What could be better than a good wine for $10, but a good wine for $8?! Especially one you know you like. But if you’ve never had it, remember you can try it on Saturday! It’s very smooth, versatile, and is more fruit-forward than you might expect from the Chianti region.
So come check these bad boys out! Actually, if you come to the sale on Saturday and mention that you read this blog- or at least this post- I might hook you up with a little gift. I’m something of a baker, didn’t you know? Can’t turn that down, can you?