Old favorites return to the store

by Russ Anderson on March 23, 2017

1aROne fact of working with so many small, family owned producers like we do is that there can be interruptions in the availability of some of their wines. But we prefer the fact these producers craft wines that reflect the individuality of each vintage as well as their specific region. And even though it is sad to run out, it is a happy time with favorites return as some have this past week. These wines are perfect for the coming spring and priced so you can stock up a little.

Alla Costiera Prosecco Extra Dry, Veneto, Italy
Bubbles – who doesn’t love them? This prosecco is a consistent favorite and I am thrilled to have it back in the store as it is easily twice as good as anything you can find in the grocery store and is only a couple of dollars more. Lively bubbles add enough lightness to the rich fruit to make this an easy drinker throughout the summer and/or to use for any large celebration. At $16 you should always have couple of bottle on hand.

1bRMeinklang Red
And then, from Austria this delicious red has come back to our shores and our shelves. It combines the elegant nose of a Pinot Noir with some of the weight and body of a light Zinfandel, perhaps because it comes from the local Austrian grapes of Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt and St Laurent.

This wine is all about drinkability and deliciousness with rich red fruit notes, like dried cherry and hints black raspberry. It is 100% biodynamic, so naturally delicious, and the screw cap makes it great for picnics and the rich berry flavors make it perfect for anything coming from the grill. $15

1cRMatthiason Rosé
​Arriving later this week is one​ of the most popular domestic rosés in the store, possibly the state. Steve Matthiason is one of the top grape growers in Napa and his own bottling truly demonstrate that great tasting wine must first be grown in the vineyard. It seems to dance between the slightly heavier style of Bandol rose and the hints of elegance found in a Cotes du Provence rosé. It is made from the typical southern Rhone blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre with some Counties as well. Just a few cases available, but for the rosé fan or those exploring this delicious range of wines, worth trying at $26 a bottle.

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