Friday Sips

The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year!!
Today November 21 from 1:30 – 6:30
Statistically the day before Thanksgiving has always been the biggest drinking day of the year and we are all for keeping the numbers at their lofty levels! Come in to pick up a last minute holiday selection and join us for our favorite in-house tasting of the year which includes new releases from Bisci (Verdicchio and Rosso) and a Bordeaux amongst others that will be poured.

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$14.99 BTL./$179.88 CASE

If you love Italian red wines, there has never been a better time to get some of this one to be your versatile dinner red, which can be served for an upscale Italian dinner or with a steaming bowl of spaghetti & meatballs. And don’t forget that while today is the biggest drinking day of the year, Friday is the biggest pizza day of the year and this wine is great for all. Read more...

A classic blend highlighted by Sangiovese in the Le Marches region of Italy inland from the Adriatic Sea, Bisci is most notably a great Verdicchio producer and this red shows that they are just a great wine producer, period. As big fans of this estate’s wines, we have it exclusively for the state and have 10 cases to work with. Loaded with scents and flavors of black cherry, blackberry, herbs, and black pepper, it is soft and silky in the mouth. This is a yummy-delicious red that pairs well with everything from pasta to roasted chicken yet is also one that can be served at more formal gatherings, too. Drink over the next 3-5 years. Versatility thy name is Bisci!

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$14.99 BTL./$179.94 CASE

Located inland and at significantly more elevation gain, what separates the Le Marches regions of Matelica and Castelli di Jesi are their locations and specifically their soils, which are sheer hard limestone and quite unique to the area. Verdicchio is the spiritual white grape of the Le Marches region and like Metallica, we have been devotees of Matelica-based Bisci's wines for 20 years.

The 2017 is a crisp, zesty and vivid flavored white wine that can best be described as Italian dynamite. Teeming aromas of flint, earth, hints of lemon-peel and smoke lead into a tense, bone-dry texture that is well delineated and firm. If you like things like unoaked, zesty, flavorful white wines you will love it! Start your engines, get ready for that holiday crab feed with more Bisci.

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[reg. $37.99] SPECIAL - $23.99 BTL./$143.94 - SIX PK

Chateau Fieuzal is one of the prominent red and white Bordeaux producers in a region that split off from the Graves area 30 years ago. Pessac-Leognan is home to such renowned producers like Haut-Brion and Pape Clement and this producer really punches above its weight class. L’Abeille is the estate’s second label and is one and only about 1300 or so cases are annually produced. It also happens to be one of the real sleeper values of Bordeaux.

More and more, 2012 is turning out to be a genuine sleeper, somewhat forgotten vintage. It also is starting to look even more impressive on a monetary standpoint as 2014, 2015 and 2016 climb in price. Classic Bordeaux blend based around Cabernet and Merlot. Fine spice, cassis and blackberry shine against a backdrop of smoke and sandalwood. The palate is exquisitely balanced, deceptively persuasive and deep with ripe berries and briary tones kick in on the entry and give way to alluring chocolate and tobacco tones that spread out on the finish and follow through with pepper and cinnamon. Good appeal and charm to this wine now, and will age well through 2023+.

These are just to start, many other fun and exciting things will be uncorked (probably bubbles). I’m taking requests within reason :-)
The Cellar Door will be closed Friday November 23 and will reappear on Monday November 26 at 9:30 AM