Somm’s Picks for March 2019

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Pick 1: Old World Wine Pick

Marquis de Mons Margaux 2015

The Marquis de Mons has a nose full of strawberries, earthy tones, dark violets, and a touch of Margaux’s classic pencil lead. On the palate it adds additional flavors of black fruits on a medium bodied palate that is lush and round.

Producer Ch La Tour de Mons is unusual in Margaux because its vineyards are in a large block of over 110 acres.

– 90pts Cellar Tracker –

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Wines

Piper Heidsieck Champagne NV

Piper Heidsieck is an impactful and fruit-forward Champagne that comes right out with ripe white fruits, hints of red fruit and citrus, and is balanced out with notes of brioche and minerality. A perfect champagne for those who prefer more youthful and expressive champagnes.

The first famous ambassador for Piper Heidsieck was Marie Antoinette who tasted it in late 1780’s.

– 92pts Wine Spectator –

Pick 3: The Great Ones 

Col Solare Red Mountain Cabernet 2015

Dark, inky, and rich as it pours into the glass, the Col Solare Cabernet is impressive from the first moment you lay eyes on it. The nose is full of blue and black fruit, rose petals, and crushed red rock with additional juicy black cherry joining in on the palate. The mouth feel is as it looks, inky and rich, yet its long finish is clean, making you reach back for another sip.

Col Solare is a project that brought many big names inf wine together in Washington state between Ch. Ste Michelle group, Marchese Piero Antinori, and Andre Tchelistcheff.

– 4.4 Vivino – Top 1% of all wines in the world –

Pick 4: Value Spot Light

Marques de Murrieta Reserva 2014

Creamy with red fruit up front followed up by with black fruits, orange rind, tobacco and hints of mushroom. This reserve is light, fresh, and easy drinking; over delivering on flavor and smoothness for its price.

Marques de Murrieta’s cellars have wines going back all the way to 1852 from when the winery was founded.

– 93pts Robert Parker –

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.