If you have attended one of the many weekend wine tastings hosted in our downtown Minneapolis store, you already know that we have great offerings for every budget level. And – if you have not yet attended one of these tastings – keep an eye on our Events page to see what we’ll be tasting next!
Below, is a quick look at some of the wine specials we are offering this week. Visit today – and we’ll help you stock up!
Montes Alpha Syrah 2016
Colchagua Valley, Chile
92 Points James Suckling
A fine and delicate syrah with chocolate, spice, meat and pepper character. Medium body, light tannins and a juicy finish.
Gerard Bertrand Saint Chinian 2011
The complex aromas of black olives and blackberry come from the carefully controlled extraction performed during vinification. Its full, fat body on the palate lends it a remarkable elegance. The long-lasting rich, fleshy bouquet reveals notes of roasted coffee, blackcurrant and prunes.
Fontodi Chianti Classico 2015
95 Points James Suckling
The purity of fruit here really makes an impression on you. The nose shines with freshly picked blackcurrants, dark plums, freshly cut herbs, cinnamon, raspberry cheesecake, glazed cherries, orange and lemon rind. The palate is so well-crafted with a silky ball of tannins surrounded by layers of blue and red fruit and enveloping acidity. A long finish. From organically grown grapes. Drink now or hold.
Marchesi di Gresy Martinenga Barbaresco 2015
94 Points Wine Advocate
This impressive wine opens to warm notes of dried cherry with camphor ash, licorice stick and balsam herb. The 2015 Barbaresco Martinenga is an articulate and complex wine that unveils new aromas with each swirl of the glass. It shows firmness and tightness at the core, a good indication of the wine's aging potential. However, what stands out most at this point in the wine's life is the ethereal and graceful nature of the bouquet. The wine is already open and generous and yet promises much more to come.
Penfolds Bin 407 Cabernet 2016
90 Points Wine Advocate
Slightly herbal and leafy on the nose, the deep, currant-scented 2016 Bin 407 Cabernet Sauvignon blends fruit from five different regions of South Australia. It's medium to full-bodied, with soft, measured tannins and true Cabernet identity. Aged in French and American oak, there are some cedar and mocha notes apparent on the nose and finish, but the cassis fruit carries the day.
Dom Perignon 2008
96 Points Wine Spectator
There's power to this graceful Champagne, with the vivid acidity swathed in a fine, creamy mousse and flavors of toasted brioche, kumquat, pastry cream, candied ginger and poached plum that dance across the palate. An underpinning of smoky mineral gains momentum on the lasting finish.