Somm’s Picks for July 2016

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Indulge in a fruity and structured wine this summer such as Arrowood cab. A great value and sure crowd pleaser.

Pick 1: Old World Wine Pickbreca

Breca Old Vines Garnacha 2012

The incredibly concentrated dark red and blue fruit married with flinty minerality and hints of mocha make this one of the best Garnacha’s in Spain!

The old vines that Breca come from were planted between 1925 and 1945.

– 91pts Robert Parker –

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Wines
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Ch St Maur Rose 2014

Not your average rose, with more red fruits joining the palate of citrus and white fruit and a touch more body. This is Provence rose evolved.

The climate of Provence is surprisingly cool due to the Alpine breeze known as the “Mistral” winds.

– 90pts Wine Enthusiast –

Pick 3: The Great Onescade

Cade Howell Mountain Cabernet 2012

Howell mountain is one of Napa’s benchmark regions and Cade one of its best producers. Huge yet elegant, fruity yet refined, powerful and layered; this is another phenomenal 2012!

Cade has a very famous brother winery: Plumpjack. As of 2012, their family grew again with the addition of Odette Winery.

– 93pts Wine Spectator –

Pick 4: Value Spot Light
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Arrowood Sonoma Estates 2013

This Arrowood cab is the best they’ve made in years. Dark and rich yet approachable with layers of spice this is one you won’t be able to put down.

Despite Napa being more famous than Sonoma, Sonoma was making wines more than 40 years before Napa.

– 90pts Vinous –

All of 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.