Staff Picks


Scott Allwes, General Manager – Smirnoff Red, White, and Berry 750mL $14.99

Smirnoff Red, White & Berry ​has the cooling taste of Cherry, Citrus and Sweet Blue Raspberry flavors all combined for a refreshingly delicious taste of freedom. Perfect as a chilled shot or mixed in your favorite summer cocktail​s.

Jay Costello, Wine Specialist – Soter Vineyards Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir $54.99

“Silky, sweet and nervy on the palate, offering vibrant raspberry and mulberry flavors along with building notes of spicecake and white pepper. In an elegant, fat-free style, finishing with excellent lift and very smooth tannins.” -92 Points Vinous

 

Julia Smith, Wine Specialist – La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva $19.99

Medium-depth, cherry red, with a clean, bright pink rim. Intense nose, ruled by fruity notes, forest strawberries and red berries enveloping a core of caramel, licorice, vanilla and cocoa. Outstanding structure in the mouth. Well-balanced acidity, with fine, gentle tannins. Vibrant and lively aftertaste with an elegant acidity. Vina Alberdi is characterized by a notable food-pairing versatility. It is an ideal companion to appetizers, snacks and barbecues, perfect with rice, pastas and stews, and great with lightly-grilled meat and fish.

 

Justin Roehner, Sales Associate – Slow and Low Rock and Rye $22.77

The original American panacea, rock and rye has been served “straight up” in saloons and pharmacies since the 1800’s. A union made with aged straight rye whiskey and 100% raw local honey from PA, air-dried navel oranges from FL, Angostura-style cocktail bitters and a pinch of rock candy

 

Jon Lamparelli, Whiskey Specialist – High West American Prairie Bourbon $33.99

Our American Prairie is a carefully crafted blend of straight bourbons at least 2 years old, (sourced whiskeys, see highwest.com for details) making a great sipper and thoughtful person’s whiskey. High West pledges to donate 10% of our after tax profits from the sale of this bottle to the American Prairie Reserve. Be thoughtful and help us protect and preserve America’s natural resources.

 

Victoria Glamuzina, Owner – Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc $21.77

“If some of the best things in life are quiet and subtle, then the 2014 Emmolo Sauvignon Blanc fits as good as it gets. While the big and boisterous has traditionally gotten all of the good press, I am happy to make a case for the opposite. Don’t get me wrong, I have no problem with powerful and demonstrative wines, but elegance often let my favorite foods shine. I think I will order the seared scallops please Light straw color; understated dried straw aroma, fine example of the varietal, medium depth, quite youthful; medium bodied, textured on the palate; dry, medium acidity, well balanced; smooth peach skin flavors with melon and light herbs, focused and fine; medium finish. (Tasted: December 10, 2015, San Francisco, CA)”

 

Mark Maredia, Sales Associate – Bodegas Classica Hacienda Lopez de Haro Crianza Rioja $10.77

Hacienda Lopez de Haro is a wine of intense color and pleasant bouquet, in which the nuances of mature fruit stand out. In the mouth it is soft, expressive and elegant, combining a fruity character with the notes lent by the cask, in perfect balance.

Mary LoGrasso Sales Associate – Josh Cellars Sauvignon Blanc $12.77

Bright aromas of lime and citrus are the core of this wine with layers of white flower nectar, peach and tropical melon. The palate of the wine is fresh and alive with clean fruit flavors and a perfectly balanced finish.