2019 Giorgio Z Pinot Grigio – Friuli, Italy – Regularly $17.99 - 100% Pinot Grigio from the Precenicco and Pocenia municipalities. The area lies between the Stella and Tagliamento rivers near the Adriatic Sea, where clay soil, rich in mineral salt, and warm, salty air currents create an extraordinary micro-climate ideal for wine growing. 5,000 case production, hand harvested and aged 6 months on the fine lees in stainless steel tank.
2019 Tussock Jumper Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, New Zealand - Regularly $14.49 – 100% Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand’s now world-famous Marlborough on the South Island. Vineyard soils feature alluvial deposits of the local sandstone called greywacke, which makes up much of the mountainous spine of New Zealand. Full and lively palate with ripe tropical fruit and balanced with a dry, crisp finish.
2018 Chateau Thieuley Bordeaux Blanc– Bordeaux, France - Regularly $15.99 – 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon from the Entre-deux-Mers subregion of Bordeaux located between the Dordogne and Garrone Rivers. Led by sisters Marie and Sylvie Courselle, this family estate is known for producing high quality appellation level wines that meet the Terra Vitis certification for environmentally friendly winemaking.
of dark cherries and strawberries. Finishes with a hint of earthiness.
2018 Domaine de Fontsainte Corbieres Rouge– Languedoc. France - Regularly $20.99 - 60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Syrah, half of which is aged 8-12 months in French oak barrels, the remainder in cement tank. From winemaker Bruno Laboucarié in Corbières, whose family has been making wine since the 17 th century. The 2018 is as complete and consistent as ever, with notes of black cherries, blackberries, and garrigue. This wine is a meal unto itself, but it will pair beautifully with a wide range of grilled meats and
2017 Rivallana Rioja Crianza – Rioja, Spain - Regularly $19.99 – 80% Tempranillo, 10% Garnacha and 10% Mazuela and Graciano grapes aged in French and American oak barrels for a full year before bottling. The 25 year old vineyards are situated on Rioja Valley’s northern hills on south-facing slopes, at an altitude of 550 metres above sea level. The resulting wine is an intense oak-aged Rioja with flavors of cherries, plums and vanilla.
2019 Domaine Bousquet Black Rock Rose – Mendoza, Argentina - Regularly $13.99 – 50% Pinot Noir, 30% Syrah, 10% Pinot Gris and 10% Viognier from estate vineyards in Tupungato by the foothills of the Andes at 4000 feet altitude. Dry profile with a crystal-clear pink hue. Strawberries and red berries aromas with orange zest notes. Lively with fresh acidity and fruity palate.
2016 90+ Cellars Lot 144 Chianti Riserva – Tuscany, Italy - Regularly $13.49 – The Chianti region of Tuscany extends from the city of Siena in the south to Florence in the north. Between those two cities, vines of Sangiovese grow on high hills where the intense summer heat is kept in check by the cool mountain air. Harvest occurs when the grapes are fully ripe and ready to produce a wine with body, freshness and classic aromas of red cherries, leather and spice.
The great news is that The Culprit is a blend predominantly of Syrah, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah, with six other
varietals thrown into the mix to give it plenty of complexity. This is a big, bold, and intense wine.