Somm’s Picks for June 2016

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Enjoy the most awarded red wine in the world under $25, Palazzo della Torre.

Pick 1: Old World Wine PickBanfi Belnero proprietors rsv 2012

Belnero Proprietor’s Reserve 2012

A big Sangiovese based wine with a touch of merlot shows everything Tuscany is capable of. Dark fruit, with dusty minerality, and a rich yet smooth palate makes this a great wine for both the Cab fan and the Bordeaux lover.

Belnero is made with mostly Sangiovese Grosso from Montalcino. The idea behind the wine is to make something as good as Brunello but more modern, hence the touch of merlot.

– 91pts James Suckling –

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Wineswhitehaven sb 2015

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc 2015

90+ days means that Summer is back and there is nothing better than some cold New Zealand SB. Whitehaven is the gold standard with its intense grapefruit palate and explosive bouquet!

New Zealand is one of the most southern growing regions in the world, and despite being next to Australia most of the country is quite cool making great whites and Pinot noirs.

– 90pts Cellar Tracker –trapiche iscay 2008

Pick 3: The Great Ones

Trapiche Iscay 2008

This Iscay is a blend of Malbec and Cab Franc. The Malbec adds dark fruit and inky supple tannins while the cab franc freshens and adds complexity. A breath taking wine that reminds you that the best is yet to come from Argentina!

Despite being one of the largest wineries in Argentina, Trapiche is dedicated to showing Terroir driven wines. Each year they bottle their favorite growers Malbecs.

Pick 4: Value Spot Lightpalazzo della torre 2012

Palazzo della Torre 2011

Palazzo della Torre is the most awarded red wine in the world under $25. Concentrated dark and red fruits, and underlying coffee and spice notes make it clear why this is a perennial favorite.

Palazzo della Torre is actually made in the Ripasso method but since they add some varieties that are not allowed under the Ripasso laws they can only call their wine Veronese IGT.

– 92pts James Suckling –

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.