Granite Hill Cellars
Exclusive to Star: Petite Sirah from Lodi, CA (we carry their pinot grigio and cabernet too)
This wine offers a deep, dark purple hue with aromas of cherries and blueberries. The flavor is of plums and a warm berry pie followed by sweet, vanilla oak that finishes with some soft and slightly spicy tannins. This wine pairs well with a wide array of foods; think delicious grilled, slow- roasted meats as well as tenderloins. It also pairs with dark chocolates, especially molten chocolate cake! Pick up and try all the varietals we have to offer for only $9.99
Bollinger Special Cuvee
94 pts from Wine Spectator
Rich, smoky champagne, with hints of marzipan and fennel seed accenting honeyed malt, bread dough, baked apple and gingersnap flavors. It’s all focused by intense acidity, which meshes beautifully into the layers of flavor and refined texture with a lingering finish. One of the many inspirations of calling the shop dog ‘Bubbles’! Only $67.99. Treat yourself— you’re worth it!
Ciacci Piccolomini D’Aragona
Wine Enthusiast 100 POINTS!
This 2012 Brunello di Montalcino opens with alluring aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, underbrush, new leather, truffle, plum and eucalyptus. Smooth and full- bodied yet elegant, the savory, juicy palate delivers crushed marasca cherry, raspberry preserve, licorice and menthol alongside polished, enveloping tannins. Fresh acidity provides impeccable balance while an orange zest lifts the finish. Pick up today to cellar for a later time. $199.99
90 pts Beverage Tasting Institute
Nigori sake, which means it was unfiltered and has more rice particles. This creates a cloudy sake with a distinctive, sweet fruity taste. Shake before serving chilled. 300 ml for $16.99
Check out our wine pairing guide. Here are a couple more websites for pairing tips.
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