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John’s Pick of The Month
Planeta Cerasuolo de Vittoria
Strawberry and strawberry leaf on the nose with a slightly creamy edge and subtle undertones of fur, mineral and a slightly green berry tone. Silky in the mouth with fine balance to the tight mid-palate with dark mineral and fruit notes. There’s a little smoke and anise adding complexity with front-loaded fruit that emerges with time. This needs some time to relax, though the finish is already quite long with sweet spice and herb notes. 89pts
Special Purchase $17.99 a bottle
Chateau du Pin Bordeaux
This is one of the best buys that we have discovered, among a number of very good wines our staff has sampled over the last several months from the acclaimed 2009 vintage. Delivering cherry, green pepper and mineral scents, this medium-bodied, eminently drinkable red has plummy, herbal, toasty flavors and smooth tannins.
Sonoma Cutrer Chardonnay
I fell in love with this wine years ago, when it was only available to restaurants. As soon as we received it in the store, I bought a bottle and it was love all over again!!
This wine displays all the quintessential characteristics of the chardonnay varietal. Apple, butter and toasted oak all enveloped in a creamy texture. There are so many other layers of flavor wrapped up in there but, you owe it to yourself to discover them on your own. If you love chardonnay, then you must try Sonoma-Cutrer.
Anything made by Michael Pozzan is worth trying and this excellent wine is a great value! The grapes come from a Northern California vineyard renowned for making top-flight, very expensive Pinot Noir (which sells for $10 more per bottle than Annabella)! The aromas are filled with strawberries and vanilla and the gorgeous flavors are of bing cherry, cinnamon and herbs.
Saint-Peyre Picpoul de Pinet
Summer means seafood and seafood means light, bright white wine.
Anytime someone asks me for a wine and seafood pairing I autimatically go to Saint-Peyre Picpoul de Pinet.
It has a great citrus nose, melon and pear on the palate and a perfectly crisp, balanced body.
So, don’t even think about steaming a lobster, grilling oysters or sauteing scallops without a bottle or two of Picpoul in the fridge!