Spring Is In Full Swing With These Downtown Wine Specials!

As we publish this post today, the Minnesota Twins are mere minutes away from taking the field and kicking off their 2019 season. Spring is in full swing, indeed, and with it – our annual Spring Sale is just around the corner.

Remember, though, at 1010 Washington Wine & Spirits, we have some of downtown Minneapolis’ best prices on wine all throughout the year – and below – is a list of specials you can take advantage of today. Maybe on your way home from the game?

Clos du Bois Marlstone Red Blend 2013
Sonoma County, California
Inky black color with a ruby red hue, complex aromas of blackberry, black current, mocha, cedar, and hints of tobacco leaf. In the mouth, dense concentrated black fruit flavors of black cherry, blackberry and black current. The wine has a lush silky texture that finishes with round chewy tannins.
Sale $24.99/bottle
Reg. $54.99/bottle

Marques de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2013
Rioja, Spain
Cherry-red color with good robe. Spicy, balsamic aromas of great complexity, with notes of ripe dark berries and light toasted nuances. On the palate it is full and tasty, with good structure and rounded, elegant tannins. The finish is long and fresh, with a slight reminder of the fine oak.
Sale $14.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Chateau Haut-Rian Rose 2018
Bordeaux, France
This rich and charming rosé is a blend of 25% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, all grown on clay-limestone soils. Bright color and fresh aromas of red currants, strawberries, licorice root and spices. Round and savory on the palate with a fresh, fruit-filled finish.
Sale $11.99/bottle
Reg. $13.99/bottle

Beringer Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016
Napa Valley, California
91 Points Wine Spectator
A juicy, full-bore style, with concentrated apple, mango and ripe pear flavors that are intensely spiced. The buttery finish is mouthfilling and quite rich-tasting.
Sale $16.99/bottle
Reg. $21.99/bottle

Cantine del Notaio L'Atto Aglianico 2014
Campania, Italy
90 Points Vinous
Deep ruby-red. Rich red cherry, botanical herbs and sweet spices on the enticing nose. Enters sweet and round, then turns herbal; strong notes of quinine and underbrush complement ripe red cherry fruit flavors. Finishes very pure and long. Made from 100 percent Aglianico.
Sale $19.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

San Giusto Chianti Classico 2012
Tuscany, Italy
90 Points Vinous
The 2012 Chianti Classico is wonderfully pliant, open and generous. Dark red fruit, smoke, tobacco and wild flowers are all very much alive in this beautifully expressive, vibrant, mid-weight Chianti Classico. The tannins are a bit firm today, but even so, its obvious the 2012 is a first-class effort. The purity of the fruit alone is simply striking. Bright, red and articulate, the 2012 is a real standout in this tricky vintage. Readers who want to go straight to the top in 2012 should start here. This is a drop-dead gorgeous Chianti.
Sale $31.99/bottle
Reg. $37.99/bottle

Calera Central Coast Chardonnay 2016
Central Coast, California
90 Points Vinous
The 2016 Chardonnay (Central Coast) is absolutely delicious, not to mention one of the very finest values readers will find in California Chardonnay. Orchard fruit, floral and chamomile notes are beautifully woven together, with gentle tropical inflections that add character throughout.
Sale $21.99/bottle
Reg. $24.99/bottle

Stags' Leap Winery The Investor Red 2013
Napa Valley, California
90 Points Wine Advocate
A blend of 38% Merlot, 32% Petite Sirah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Malbec aged in a combination of French and American oak for 16 months, the 2013 Proprietary Red The Investor is an intriguing combination of grapes. Stags’ Leap winemaker Christophe Paubert (from Bordeaux) has produced an opaque purple wine with notes of blackcurrants, blueberry, white flowers, a full-bodied constitution, impressive purity and moderate tannins in the finish. It needs several years of bottle age and should drink well for 15 or more years.
Sale $39.99/bottle
Reg. $54.99/bottle

And From the Cellar!

Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015
Tuscany, Italy
93 points, Vinous

The 2015 Chianti Classico is outrageously beautiful. Rich and seductive, the 2015 expresses the radiance of the year while retaining a good bit of translucence and energy. Rose petal, mint, white pepper and crushed flowers add elements of brightness to this classy, super-polished Chianti Classico. More than anything else, though, I am simply blown away by the wine's quality. A decade ago, Giovanni Manetti made darker more concentrated wines. Today, the Fontodi wines speak to finesse. The Chianti Classico is a great place to see that. It was aged in equal parts cask and neutral barrique.
Sale $42.99/bottle
Reg. $52.99/bottle

Le Vieux Donjon Chateauneuf-du-Pape 2015
Rhone, France
95 Points Vinous
Vivid ruby. Sexy, high-pitched red berry preserve, floral pastille and Asian spice aromas show outstanding clarity. Sappy, penetrating black raspberry, spicecake and licorice flavors gain weight with air and pick up suggestions of blood orange and smoky minerals. Shows impressive depth and polish, alluring sweetness and no rough edges. Showcases the best attributes of this warm vintage, finishing with silky, mounting tannins and lingering florality.