2017 May Wine Club Picks

Jean Vincent Sancerre – France – 2013 – Red/White Selection
With its brilliant green-gold color and elegant, rich nose of ripe lemons and grapefruit, this wine is very attractive of the palate, lightly minty with good length.
Drink now through 2018 – Suggested Retail Price: $30 Club Price: $26 – To go only

29 & Oak Red Blend – Napa Valley – 2013 – Red/White Selection
This blend of 39% Petite Sirah, 35% Zinfandel, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Cabernet Franc spent two years in barrel, allowing the flavors to mesh. Juicy acidity marks a soft, approachable palate of sugarplum and kirsch, sure to please a crowd with its full, plush texture.

Drink now through 2019 – Suggested Retail Price: $35 Club Price: $30 – To go only

Trefethen Double T Napa Valley Red Blend – Napa Valley – 2013 –
For this lovely blend, Merlot adds a lively spice and herbal character. Malbec brings color, plush fruit characters and a hint of floral. Petit Verdot adds structure. Cabernet Sauvignon provides backbone with Cabernet Franc offering finesse and a peppery perfume. Open a Double T Red anytime the grill has been fired-up for burgers, steaks or brisket. Serve with hearty pasta on the side to make the wine shine. Blend: 42% Merlot, 38% Malbec, 14% Petit Verdot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc.
Drink now through 2019 – Suggested Retail Price: $30 Club Price: $26 – To go only

Platinum Wine Club Picks

Fuse Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley, CA – 2013 –
FUSE is the creation of Ray Signorello Jr. It is a wine that represents his passion for the old world, while embracing a more modern, Napa Valley Cabernet. The wine is sourced from three separate vineyards, one being Signorello Estate and the other two hand-picked by Ray himself. The small production of less than 2,000 cases allows Ray to create a truly artisan style wine, hand selected and created to embody the fusion of styles and qualities he envisions. Blend: 86% Caberbet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot. –

Drink now through 2022 – Suggested Retail Price: $52 Club Price: $46 – To go only

Trefethen Cabernet – Napa Valley, CA – 2013 –
Vibrant and deep ruby in color. The nose offers enticing aromas of blackberries, black cherries and currants; while the oak adds clove, cedar and toffee notes. The palate is greeted by fine tannins and finishes round and silky. Balanced and drinkable now, but also an excellent addition to the collector’s cellar. Beef is the obvious choice to highlight this luscious Cabernet Sauvignon. Enhance recipes with a touch of oregano, thyme or black pepper. Side dishes or sauces featuring mushrooms will make the wine shine. Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 4% Merlot. –

Drink now through 2022 – Suggested Retail Price: $60 Club Price: $53 – To go only

Champagne Club Picks

Frank Family Blanc de Blanc Sparkling Wine – Napa Valley, CA – 2012 – – Winery Only!
The brilliant Blanc de Blanc is pale straw in color, forming pearl ribbons of tiny bubbles. A wonderful bouquet of orange blossoms, honeysuckle and bright lime meld with the nutty characters produced by the yeast during aging. The juicy citrus notes lead the palette and are followed by a soft, creamy texture and a toasty finish that lingers. –

Drink now through 2022 – Suggested Retail Price: $60 Club Price: $53 – To go only

Alfred Gratien Champagne – Champagne, France – NV –
Straw yellow in color. This Champagne has an expressive, delicate, fresh, intense bouquet of black grapes, fruit and biscuits. The palate is full-bodied, elegant and refreshing, with very fine bubbles and lingering beads. The Brut Reserve has an outstanding complexity of flavors. –

Drink now through 2021 – Suggested Retail Price: $69 Club Price: $61 – To go only