As 2018 ends, so do some of downtown Minneapolis’ best specials on wine, champagne, spirits and craft beer!
Check out our full list below - and stop by 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits today to stock up for your New Year’s Eve party and New Year’s Day hibernation!
A SPECIAL DEAL FOR SPECIAL WINE!
Raymond Generations Cabernet 2014
Napa Valley, California
97 Points Wine Advocate
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Generations tends to be a mix of four vineyards, two in St. Helena, one in Oakville and one in east Napa. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and was bottled unfined and unfiltered, after spending 19 months in 60% new French oak. Production is a modest 1,600+ cases. A brilliant wine from Boisset, it exhibits notes of blackberry and cassis, truffle, chocolate and spice bow. Layered and multidimensional with terrific opulence and purity, this is a “wow” wine, and while drinkable now, capable of evolving for 20 or more years.
Sale $59.99/bottle (84 bottles)
BUBBLES FOR ANY BUDGET
Piazza Grande Lambrusco Rosato Brut
Rose petal, wild strawberry and cherry aromas carry over to the bright palate along with a hint of white pepper. It's elegant and easy drinking, with a light mousse and fresh acidity.
L.A. Cetto Sparkling Brut
This sparkling wine is produced using the "Traditional Method". The grapes are harvested a little earlier than normal to help ensure freshness. Floral bouquet, fruity with hints of hibiscus.The bubbles are fine and persistent with a pleasant dryness.
TO SHARE WITH OTHERS
Louis de Grenelle Brut Rose
Loire Valley, France
This is not sparkling wine made by “leftover” juice as is unfortunately the case in many Loire sparkling houses. The fruit for these bottlings is harvested by hand and yields are quite low. 100% Cabernet Franc from vineyards just outside of Saumur. Fermented and aged in tank, this is produced using the Méthode Champenoise. Very low dosage to protect the aromas and flavor of the varietal. Bright, crisp, and delicious sparkling rosé.
Roederer Estate Brut NV
93 Points Wine Spectator
Seamless and silky, showing an almost effortless sense of complexity, with notes of lemon and pear paired with toasty brioche, fresh ginger and hazelnut details. #27 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2018
Argyle Brut 2015
Willamette Valley, Oregon
The 2015 sparkling wine vintage in the Willamette Valley was impeccable, showcasing the enticing depth and focused precision the region has to offer. The Pinot Noir dominated blend provides impressive red-fruited dimension to the white peach, wild honey and toasted brioche. The middle palate is invigorated with dynamic acid backbone and edgy minerality, bringing balance and concentration to the long finish.
JCB #21 Brut Cremant de Bourgogne NV
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
This Cremant is crisply apple and lemon flavored, a bone-dry, textured wine that is destined for food. It finishes with elegant acidity. Also the winner of an in house blind tasting of best sparkling wine under $25.
Peillot Montagnieu Brut
This is a really lovely alternative to Champagne and a great value. Montagnieu is a village south of Cerdon, in the Jura, with premières côtes overlooking the Rhône valley. This wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Altesse and Mondeuse and has complex herbal aromas, nice lemony ripeness on the palate and a long, dry finish.
TO DRINK YOURSELF
Laurent-Perrier La Cuvee Brut
91 Points James Suckling
An updated and renovated NV offering from LP, this has bright white stone fruit aromas and flavors with a silky smooth palate and gently nutty build into the finish. Chardonnay leads the wine, while pinot noir and meunier deliver structure and reserve wines add depth and interest.
Mousse L'or D'Eugene NV
"80% Meunier and 20% PN. The aroma is refined, friendly but not ingratiating; on the palate it’s a superb Blanc de Noirs, diligent, structured, fruity but not gushing, disciplined but not severe. I think and have always thought it’s the ideal for Meunier NV; thoroughly delicious but not an avalanche of chocolate and pumpernickel." -Terry Theise
Pierre Gimonnet Blanc de Blancs NV
The wine is soft and rounded although unmistakably from Chardonnay in the chalky Côte des Blancs. Crisp apples have a light creaminess as well as lively acidity. Coming from Premier Cru vineyards, it shows a strongly mineral character that is filled out by the ripe fruitiness.
Maximin Grunhaus Sekt Brut 2014
93 Points Wine Enthusiast
Enticing whiffs of brioche, biscuit, lemon and lime introduce this lovely brut-style sparkling. It's bracingly fresh yet bursting with juicy tangerine and yellow peach flavors. Filigreed in structure and with pin-point, persistent petillance, it's a convincing argument for Champagne lovers to drink more sekt, especially considering its price.
ONLY THE BEST TO RING IN THE NEW YEAR!
Louis Roederer Cristal Brut 2008
100 Points Wine Enthusiast
This latest incarnation of the famous brand is a superb wine. It is on par with, maybe even better than, the already legendary 2002. Its balance is impeccable: Apple and citrus flavors working with the tight minerality to give a textured yet fruity wine. Produced from Roederer's own vineyards which are mainly biodynamic, the wine has its own intense purity and crispness. It has amazing potential and is likely to age for many years.
$299.99/bottle (1 bottle)
Bereche Reflet D'Antan NV (2012)
93 Points Vinous
The flagship NV (2012) Reflet d'Antan is quite rich and intense, yet it also maintains striking translucence. Dried flowers, herbs and spices add aromatic nuance throughout, but, as is often the case, Reflet d'Antan is a wine of texture and feel above all else. Dosage is 6 grams per liter. Disgorged December 2016.
$139.99/bottle (6 bottles)
Basil Hayden Bourbon Sale $36.99 Reg. $45.99
Glenlivet 12yr Scotch Sale $34.99 Reg. $41.99
Knob Creek Twice Barreled Rye $44.99 (6 bottles)
***Games of Thrones Scotches are selling very quickly, if you have any interest buy them while you still have the opportunity
DECEMBER BEER OF THE MONTH!
Lagunitas Brewing Company
Lagunitas IPA Sale $7.99 Reg. $8.99
Lagunitas Little Sumpin' Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Lagunitas Maximus Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Lagunitas Super Cluster Sale $8.99 Reg. $9.99
Junkyard CitraZaic Double IPA $8.99 750ml can
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout $9.99 375ml bottle
Firestone Walker Agrestic Wild Red $13.99 375ml bottle
Milk & Honey Deepcuts Bourbon Barrel-aged Cider $14.99 4pk bottles
Belching Beaver Peanut Butter Milk Stout $10.99 6pk cans
Decadent Peach Cream $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Decadent Blackberry Cream $15.99 4pk 16oz cans
Toppling Goliath Sosus Double IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Toppling Goliath King Sue $19.99 4pk 16oz cans
Toppling Goliath Gamma Gamma Ray $7.99 22oz bottle
Lupulin CoHoperation IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Mikkeller Beer Geek Brunch Imperial Stout Brewed with Coffee $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Sisyphus Peanut Butter Jackpot Stout $13.99 4pk 16oz cans
Sisyphus Scoopshot IPA $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Indeed Blue Blood Brett Saison Brewed with Blueberry and Blood Orange $7.99 375ml bottle
Blacklist Barrel Stout $19.99 750ml bottle
Blacklist Cherry Stout $19.99 750ml bottle
Fulton 300 Mix Pack including Mango 300 and Brut 300 $16.99 4pk 16oz cans
Hammerheart Midvinter Ol Black Ale aged in Aquavit Barrels $9.99 500ml bottle
Hammerheart Laurentian Mesquite-Smoked Porter with Spruce Tips $6.99 500ml bottle
Broken Clock Ancho Chile Law & Porter $6.99 750ml can
UNDER COST BEER!
Gull Dam Raspberry Wheat $2.99 4pk 16oz cans
Gull Dam IPA $2.99 4pk 16oz cans