We’ve got a few toasty deals for you for the blazing heat of this Labor Day weekend. Be sure to stop in soon, quantities are extremely limited!
Cavalierino ‘Donna Enrica’ 2011 Toscana IGT
This is a tasty little Super-Tuscan blend has been blowing up the wine list with the Aroma group. Once we tasted it we knew we had to have it on the shelf. This 100% organic blend of equal parts Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Shiraz. Loads of ripe fruit make this smooth blend one to pick up and enjoy with a variety of dishes from meat lovers pizza to burgers.
Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc + Viognier 2014
This is a great little wine for when the mercury starts to climb, bright, fresh and easy drinking, it’s a great match for everything from starter salads to seared halibut. This wine consistently gets a 90 point score year after year from the Wine Advocate, so they must be doing something right!
This is a wine that we have come to know quite well at Georgetown. Year after year, these wines Domaine Lafage continues to deliver the goods for an extremely reasonable price point. Rich dark fruit, medium to full body this blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre is still the knockout we have come to love. The 2013 gets a whopping 94 points, so be sure to stock up on this one, it’s got the structure to drink nicely over the next 5-6 years. Open it tonight with a half hour decant and pork tenderloin off the grill.
MAN Family Wines Chenin Blanc 2014
We are consistently impressed by the quality of the wines we see from South Africa. This little Chenin Blanc is a great example of why we love these wines: super good wine, for a great price. It’s crisp, clean and refreshing with lots of delicious tropical and citrus fruit on the palate all held in check by a fine line of acidity. A perfect pour for lighter appetizers like Vietnamese spring rolls, or just relaxing on your deck.
Castello di Ama ‘San Lorenzo’ Chianti Classico Gran Selezione 2010
Alright, alright so this isn’t the cheapest wine on the list by a long shot, but we still feel it represents a great value. Critics are heralding 2010 as one of the greatest vintages in Italy in the last twenty years, and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione represents the best of what that particular area has to offer. So needless to say, this is a great bottle of wine, it’s 80 percent Sangiovese with the remainder made up with Malvasia Nera and Merlot. This is definitely one for the cellar, drinking comfortably for the next fifteen years and beyond. Oh, and if that’s not enough, it was number 6 on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 last year. Needless to say this is definitely an iconic wine, an essential part of any cellar and all for under $50, I call that a good value.