Bouvet Signature Brut Cremant – Loire Valley – $15
Bouvet Rosé Excellence Cremant – Loire Valley – $14.50
“Bouvet Ladubay, one of the Loire’s largest producers of sparkling wine, is back under Monmousseau family control since 2015, after having been run by a succession of corporate enterprises. This mid-weight rosé, made exclusively from Cabernet Franc grown in the Saumur region of the Loire Valley, delivers spice with a hint of sweetness. This energetic wine would be a good match for spicy food or sushi and a superb way to welcome guests this Thanksgiving.”
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Taylor Fladgate LBV Port – Portugal 2016 – $25
Our favorite LBV port – Here’s what the experts say: “One of the original Late Bottled Vintage brands, this continues to set a fine style. This latest release is full of black fruits that have been softened by extra wood aging. At the same time, the richness of the wine shows strongly and emphatically, giving a Port that has density and ready drinkability.” Roger Voss 91pts WE
Mandrarossa Nero d’Avola – Sicily 2020 – $14
“The simple, juicy palate offers black cherry, clove and raw almond flavors and smooth, ready-to-drink tannins. Throughout the meal, it goes well with cold cuts, hard cheeses, roasts, white and red meats, braised meats, battered vegetables.”
Pacific Redwoods Red Blend – NV California – $12
“This medium-bodied wine bursts with jammy grapey aromas that lead to similar fresh flavors and a lively texture. It’s pretty much pure, straight-ahead tasty berries and plums. No added sulfites”. Jim Gordon 85pts WE
Gen 5 Old Vine Zinfandel – Lodi 2020 – $10
“Ripe, luscious blackberry and dark-plum flavors saturate this full-bodied and plush-textured wine for a mouthfilling, satisfying effect. Fine-grained tannins give it heft without bite.” WE 91pts “Best Buy”
Alta Vista Vive Malbec – Argentina 2021 – $12
“Blackberry, blueberry, and peppercorn aromas on the nose. Light to medium in weight, the palate offers concentrated black fruit flavors and subtle notes of spices alongside nice acidity. It has a medium fresh finish. It’s a great value Malbec.” 89pts “Best Buy” WE
Gabbiano Cavaliere D’oro Chianti – 2021 Italy – $18 Magnum
Winemaker’s notes: “Winemaking techniques for this wine are meant to preserve the wine’s bright lively, fruit and freshness. This wine is intended to be drunk young and fresh – within the first two years. At the nose a balanced bouquet of wild red berries and floral violet notes. This Chianti has a blend of dryness and great freshness, with soft tannins and a medium body. The lingering finish of berries on the palate is pleasant and smooth.”
McManis Zinfandel – Lodi 2020 – $13
“This full-flavored and appetizingly tannic wine offers generous toasted oak and grilled meat aromas. The palate boasts good, pure blackberry and raspberry flavors and a mouth filling sense of concentration.” WE 90pts
Sella & Mosca La Cala Vermentino – Italy 2021 – $15
“Vermentino is planted throughout Sardegna, and this example from the northwestern corner of the island delivers rich tropical and floral aromas with contrasting bright lemon notes. The palate shows sapidity, with flavors of lemon, melon and a lingering leafy herb note. There is good purity of character, and it’s priced for value.” Rich Cook 90pts.
Pomelo Sauvignon Blanc – California 2020- $11
“Light, bright, crisp and easygoing, this white wine offers aromas and flavors of sour green apple, lime, just-ripe pineapple, white peach and nectarine.” WE 88Pts.
Dark Horse Pinot Grigio – California 2021 – $9
“Delicate aromas of Anjou pear and lemon blossom lead to juicy, crisp and vivid green-apple and lemon-lime flavors in this well-balanced and refreshing wine.” 90 PTS WE “Best Buy”
Dopff & Irion Pinot Blanc “Cuvée René Dopff” – Alsace 2020 – $13.50
From the winemaker: COLOR: luminous pure gold.
AROMAS: complex notes of nectarine, pineapple, fresh almond,
white acacia flowers, and white pepper.
PALATE: very harmonious, evoking honey, spicy cardamom-pepper,
citrus fruit on the finish, well balanced acidity and alcohol.
Love Noir Pinot Noir – California 2020 – $12.50
Ridge 3 Valleys – Sonoma 2019 – $27
Dark Horse Sauvignon Blanc and Rosé – California 2020 – $10
SeaGlass Sauvignon Blanc – California 2021 – $12