Cellar Notes

Cellar Notes
2:20 pm
Wed July 29, 2015

Kendall-Jackson "Jackson Estate" Wines - 7/29/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent    ** = very good    *** = superb    **** = elite

 Jackson Estate Pinot Noir, Anderson Valley '13 **1/2 $$
(Silky, intriguing pinot with lush cool country fruit flavors)

Jackson Estate Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley '13
(Creamy tropical fruit, with complexity and fine structure)

Jackson Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley '12 **1/2 $$
(Affordable high quality Alex Valley cabbernet blend)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
Visit them at www.redswinenspirits.com

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8:42 am
Wed July 22, 2015

Midsummer Whites - 7/22/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent    ** = very good    *** = superb    **** = elite

Martel Blanco Verdejo, Rueda '12 ** $ VALUE
(This is why Rueda is Spain's most popular white.)

Quinta do Casal Monteiro, DO Tejo, Portugal '13 *1/2 $
(Made from Arinto, perfect with seafood, a lovely easy drinking white.)

D'Arenberg "The Hermit Crab" McLaren Vale '15 ** $
(Reliable Aussie winery, a solid white made from Rhone varietals.)

Husch Chenin Blanc, Mendocino County '13 ** $
(A quality off-dry chenin blanc, perfect for spicy Asian cuisine.)

Fairview Goats do Roam, South Africa '14 *1/2 $  VALUE
(Inexpensive, loveable, unusual, a crowd pleaser.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
Visit them at www.redswinenspirits.com

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2:12 pm
Wed July 15, 2015

Cordoniu Cava - 7/15/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent    ** = very good    *** = superb    **** = elite

Cordoniu Classico Cava *1/2 $  
(Ridiculously inexpensive for the quality) VALUE

Anna de Cordoniu Brut Rosé ** $  VALUE
(Delightful rosé bubbly at an incredible price.)VALUE

Anna de Cordoniu Brut ** $  VALUE
(Chardonnay based with a dollop of traditional Parellada)

Cordoniu Vintage 2012 ** $
(Pinot Noir makes an appearance in this very good wine)

Gran Cordoniu Reserva Chardonnay ** $
(Chardonnay based Cava, a first in Spain)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
Visit them at www.redswinenspirits.com

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1:36 pm
Wed July 8, 2015

Martinsancho, Rueda's Finest - 7/8/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

Bodega Angel Rodriguez "Martinsancho" Verdejo Rueda '13 *** $$
(This wine is distributed by Country Vintners.  The best Rueda out there.)

Many of these fine wines can be purchased at Reds Wine, Spirits, Deli & Meats.
Visit them at www.redswinenspirits.com
 

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8:18 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Rioja - 7/1/15

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60
Quality key:  * = decent    ** = very good    *** = superb   **** = elite

Lan Rioja Riserva '08  ** $   VALUE
(Great in true reserve qualtiy Rioja)

Marques de Caceres Rioja Riserva '09 **1/2 $
(Well aged, subtle but powerful red, autumnal quality)

Marques de Riscal Rioja Riserva '09 *1/2  $
(Lean red that shows much more with food)

Baron de Ley Rioja Riserva '09 *** $$
(Very complex, dense deep wine, special occasion wine)

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