After a holiday weekend, it can be difficult to remember whether we are at the beginning, middle or end of the week at any given time.
This feeling of weekday confusion can make it nearly impossible to decide whether it’s time for a lighter white wine, more robust red wine or even a more refined and elegant whiskey. Fortunately, we have great prices on all three in our downtown Minneapolis store as we speak!
See our list of whiskey and wine specials going on now in the list below - and remember to subscribe to our newsletter at the bottom of this page - or keep an eye on our Events page to see what we will be tasting in our store this weekend!
Beaucastel Coudoulet 2017
(91-93) Points Wine Advocate
Tasted as a representative sample that was blended from several foundres, the 2017 Cotes du Rhone Coudoulet de Beaucastel looks to be another sensational example of this wine. Sourced just outside the Chateauneuf-du-Pape appellation, it’s full-bodied yet silky and long, with standout aromas of lavender and crushed stone backed by layers of cherry and berry fruit.
Allegrini Palazzo della Torre 2014
93 Points James Suckling
What a delicious nose of brambleberries, vanilla, mocha-scented oak, spice box, plum liqueur, licorice and milk chocolate. Full-bodied and rich with plenty of dense fruit and fresh acidity that carries this to a long finish. Almost verges on too much but pulls back.
Altos Las Hormigas Malbec 2017
92 Points, Tim Atkin
Altos’ “classic” Malbec marries fruit from Medrano and the Uco Valley and, in keeping with the winery’s philosophy on its cheaper wines, is entirely unoaked. Aromatic and refined, with lovely minerality and dark cherry and blackberry fruit. 2019-25
Canoe Ridge The Explorer Red Blend 2015
Columbia Valley, Washington
91 Points Wine Spectator
Expressive and well-built, with lively blackberry, smoky pepper and anise flavors that build toward big but refined tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Pinyolet Garnacha 2017
This shows all the big, ripe black cherry and brambly raspberry fruit aromas we love from Garnacha, along with the trademark fresh-cracked black pepper spice. It’s a sweet delicious joy on the palate, oozing concentrated kirsch liqueur fruit, and showing lovely wild herb and garrigue spices, lavender, and anise flavors…complexity that I’ve not encountered in other Spanish Garnachas at this price, ever.
Macrostie Chardonnay 2016
Sonoma Coast, Califronia
92 Points Wine Advocate
The 2016 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay offers a great intensity of fresh, pure apple and white peach aromas with hints of baker's yeast and allspice plus a waft of honeysuckle. Medium to full-bodied and delivering mouth-filling stone fruit and spice flavors, it has a satiny texture and great length. Totally over-delivers at this price point!
Chateau Puech-Haut Prestige 2015
93 Points Wine Advocate
The 2015 Saint Drezery Prestige is a ripe, sexy beauty that gives up full-bodied notes of black cherries, melted licorice and roasted herbs. Like all the wines from this estate, it has lots of richness and texture, yet stays balanced, lively and pure. It's a year in and year out value that's a no-brainer purchase. It will drink beautifully over the coming 4-5 years (possibly even longer).
Wine Cellar Selections!!!!
Bella Union Cabernet 2016
Napa Valley, California
The 2016 Bella Union opens with inviting aromas of black cherry, dark plum, blueberry, and cassis with intimations of warm oak, vanilla, and baking spices. Expansive, fruit-forward plum, black cherry, and blueberry flavors coat the midpalate, followed by notes of toasted oak, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Supple tannins and bright acidity pave the way to a mouthwatering finish.
Penfolds Bin 389 Shiraz-Cabernet 2016
South Australia, Australia
92 Points Wine Spectator
Generous, intense and juicy, with vivid blueberry cobbler and maraschino cherry flavors. Plush, smooth and appealing vanilla custard, cigar box and spice notes linger on the finish.
Whiskey & Liquor Specials!!!
Crown Royal Peach
Willett Rye 4yr
$54.99 (2 bottles)
Old Ezra Barrell Strength 7yr
$49.99 (6 bottles)