Somm’s picks for March 2018

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Pick 1: Old World Wine Pick

Pio Cesare Barbera d’Alba 2015

An amazing wine for people looking for a dark, rich, easy drinking wine European wine. The palate is weighty with black fruits, dark cherries, subtle herbs, and light cocoa tones balanced out with minerality and walnut flavors making it both savory and fruity.

The cellars of Pio Cesare are built into the walls of the city of Alba which are more than 2000 years old dating back to the Roman Era.

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Wines

Austin Hope Cabernet 2015

A show stopping cab with motor oil like color and richness. The Palate is tremendously concentrated with notes of raspberry, cherry, blackberries, cocoa, nutmeg, and vanilla. This is hands down better than any Napa cab under $100.

Austin Hope Cabernet 2015 is actually the first release of a Cabernet by Austin. He had previously only released blends and wines based off Rhone varietals.

– 97 pts Wine Enthusiast –

Pick 3: The Great Ones

Ch. Dufort Vivens 1995

Smooth and elegant, like classic poetry. Still in its peak with notes of baking spices, dried black fruits, supple dusty tannins, and classic Margaux minerality. All the deliciousness of 23 years of cellar age with just the popping of the cork.

Dufort Vivens was the first Medoc Estate to receive the Demeter certification for Organic and Biodynamic farming.

 

Pick 4: Value Spot Light

Ruinart Blanc de Blancs NV

Crisp, with notes of meyer lemon, apricot, balanced with brioche notes and minerality. This refreshing Champagne from the specialists of Chardonnay is the perfect way to beat the return of Miami’s heat.

Ruinart was the first Champagne house founded in 1729 making it just shy of 300 years old!

– 93pts James Suckling –

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.