Somm’s Picks for January 2018
Il Fauno di Arcanum 2014
A lucious super Tuscan with big black berries and black cherries on the palate surrounded by notes of herbs and baking spices. The smoothness of this blend is a rival even the best Napa blends
Arcanum means “The Secret” in Latin
– 94pts Robert Parker –
Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Wines
Amizetta Cellars “Tradition” red 2015
Explosive notes of Raspberry and mocha on the nose. The palate follows through with added vanilla and red fruit layers with silky tannins. A great little “Prisoner Killer” blend.
Amizetta Cellars was founded in 1984 with some help from Justin Meyers, the founder of Silver Oak.
– 91 pts Cellar Tracker –
Buglioni L’Amarone 2010
Benchmark Amarone. Incredibly rich with layers upon layers of raspberries, vanilla, tobacco, cocoa, orange peel, black cherries, cloves… truly incredible!
Amarones were discovered by mistake. They were making local sweet wines, Reciotto, but one barrel didn’t stop its fermentation creating the first Amarone.
– 95pts Falstaff –
Pommery Brut Royale NV
New Year’s may be over but with such a crisp, elegant, classic champagne with such value, there is always something to celebrate!
It was the birth of Mr. Pommery’s last child, Louise, that inspired him to leave the wool industry and start a Champagne house in 1856.
– 92pts James Goode –
These wines were hand selected by our Somms Richard and Carlos Fonseca. For more information on any of these wines reach out to us on Facebook, or see us in the store.