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Clos de Los Siete Malbec Blend 2019  Mendoza- Argentina

Tasting Notes: An incredibly complex Bordeaux style wine from Argentina with a precise blend of 50% Malbec, 24% Merlot, 11% Syrah, 7% Cabernet-Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot. As it is Argentinean, the Malbec is truly the star of this wine but the blended grapes really make their presence known with each vintage. The 2019 vintage allows the Cabernet Franc to show off more than the other vintages due to the hotter climate. Winemaker, Michel Rolland, uses the green harvesting method, that is commonly seen in Bordeaux grand cru classé harvesting, as an essential practice alongside their double guyot pruning and drip irrigation practices that allow for the perfect ripening of the grapes. Matured for about 7.5 months in French oak and 3.5 in vats. Fantastic wine with so much information on the making processes available from the winery. This wine is deep purple with vanilla, tobacco, smoked wood, pepper, blackberry, green bell pepper... I could keep going. I enjoy this wine with big foods like steak and burgers. The price of this wine is incredible for its quality- pick one up to impress your dinner guests or even just yourself, you will not be disappointed.

Price: $29.99


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Feudo Maccari Olli Grillo 2020  Italy - Sicilia

Tasting Notes: Warm weather equals patio wines! This wine is perfectly balanced for easy sipping on the deck or to unveil its complexity with dinner. A lot of similarity to sauvignon blanc but very unique in its own way. The grillo grape is more often used in the blending of marsala but this wine showcases what the grape can do on its own. Now I am a huge lover of all things lemon and this wine is all that. Lemon and apple on the nose with grass and pineapple on the palette with a long lemon and almond finish. I enjoyed it on its own but paired with acidic Mediterranean meals would elevate this wine incredibly.

Price: $22.99


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Noble Vines 2020 446 Chardonnay  Monterey, California, USA

Tasting Notes: The sunny weather in April has reinspired my love for chardonnay and this one from Noble Vines does not disappoint. The straw color displays its 5-6 months of time in French and American oak barrels. Grown in a cooler climate within the Monterey region of California, this wine brings vanilla, lychee, and bright citrus to the nose. Creamy and complex flavors starting with vanilla, pineapple, and peach followed by flower blossom, marshmallow and melon to finish. Long finish balanced with slight minerality, this wine has it all. Great value for its price, this is a wine to have on the table or sip on the deck all summer long!

Price: $19.99


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Tarima Hill Monastrell  Spain

Tasting Notes: I am a big lover of big wines and this monastrell from Tarima Hill does not disappoint. Full of blackberry, blueberry and over-ripe raspberries, with vanilla and minerality on the finish. This wine has incredible complexity that develops with each glass. Smooth to drink on its own but incredible with bold dishes like steaks, aged cheddars, and my favorite- braised short ribs. Incredible value for the price, pick one up soon you will not regret it!

Price: $22.99


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Basil Hayden Bourbon Whiskey  Kentuky, USA

Tasting Notes: As their slogan says, you'll never forget your first sip of Basil Hayden' bourbon whiskey! Signature vanilla and butterscotch notes make it really approachable for someone beginning their journey into the world of whiskeys. However Basil Hayden offers a lot of complexity in their bourbon that make it delightful for the experienced tasters. Drink it neat or mixed, you sure won't forget it!

Price: $67.99


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Loveblock Pinot Gris  Marlborough, New Zealand

Tasting Notes: The perfect white for this love filled month! This pinot gris, made by Kim Crawford, is not your usual pinot gris. The grapes are picked from Loveblock's organic, family-owned vineyard. 95% is aged in stainless steel barrels with the remaining 5% of the wine spending 3 months in French oak barrels before blending and bottling. Semi-sweet but full with delicate flavors of pear, white peach, and jasmine flower. Perfect for seafood and Asian dishes, as well as the sweet Valentines day treats!

Price: $26.99


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Falernia Gran Reserva Carmenere  Elqui Valley, Chile

Tasting Notes: Big wine with a whole lot to offer! This carmenere is aged for minimum five years making it beautifully velvety. With complex notes of black currant, chocolate, vanilla, pepper and tobacco. Delicious with bold cheese, spicy meats, and of course any Chilean cuisine!

Price: $21.99



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