Somm’s Picks for February 2017

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Keep warm this winter with the richness and fruitiness of Pintia Toro current vintage (2011) and/or our library release (2008).

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Pick 1: Old World Wine Pick Pintia 2008

Pick 2: The Great Ones Pintia 2011

This double pick of Pintia represents the excitement I have to be able to offer one of my favorite wines in current and library release vintages! Pintia is always known for its complex yet enticing blend of blackberries, dark cherries, espresso, dark chocolate with underlying flinty minerality. Grab both of these vintages and compare the evolution of these wines side by side!

Toro is known to make wines that are arguably the most robust in Spain. Vega Sicilia decided that Pintia would be a Toro that would introduce elegance and minerality while working with the intense fruit of the region.

– 2008 95pts Robert Parker –

– 2011 94pts Robert Parker –

Pick 3: Crowd Pleasing Winesstonestreet 2013

Stonestreet Cabernet 2013

A big and rich estate cab with loads of dark and blue fruits typical of Alexander valley. This cab is a proven crowd pleaser with enough complexity to satisfy the connoisseur too!

Stonestreet was purchased by Jess Jackson in 1989 and was named after his father, Jess Stonestreet Jackson, with the idea that the estate will exude the strength of Alexander valley’s wines.

– 91pts Vinous –

Pick 4: Value Spot Lightdomaine de st martin pouilly fuisse

Comtes de St Martin Pouilly Fuisse 2014

As 2017 warms up enjoy a classic Pouilly fuisse with notes of vanilla, lemon, and crisp minerality at a great price!

White Burgundy is typically Chardonnay but a small amount of white Burgundy is Aligote (Bouzeron) and Sauv Blanc (Saint bris).

– 92pts Cellar Tracker –

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.