Somm’s Picks for May 2017

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Celebrate Mother’s Day with the refreshing and fruity 90-point-rated bubbly, Agustí Torelló Mata Cava Reserva 2011.

Pick 1: Old World Wine PickCyclo 2013

Cyclo 2013

More approachable than previous vintages, this Cyclo from Torremilanos is front loaded with red and dark fruits and hints of vanilla set on moderated dusty tannins. Another fabulous Ribera that you can drink today!

Torremilanos winery has made a big push to go organic. All their vineyards are certified Organic and Biodynamic from the 2015 vintage forward.

– 4.0 Vivino –

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Winesch ste michelle indian wells 2012

Ch. Ste. Michelle “Indian Wells” red blend 2012

This inventive blend from Washington state gives loads of black berries, blue berries and hints of black cherries, with notes of black pepper and sweet baking spices. This red blend drinks like a Napa wine twice its price.

Chateau Saint Michelle is the oldest winery in Washington state, it was founded in 1934.

– 90pts Wine Spectator –

Pick 3: The Great Onesch montelena cab 2014

Ch. Montelena Cabernet 2014

A great example of a 2014 Napa, the Montelena cab exudes dark inky black fruits without being over powering. Much softer on the palate than the ‘13’s yet just as rich.

Ch. Montelena was the first winery to beat a French wine in a blind tasting. That tasting was the 1976 tasting of Paris which set California on the international stage for great wine.

– 92pts Vinous –

Pick 4: Value Spot Lightagusti torello mata cava rsv 2011

Agustí Torelló Mata Cava Reserva 2011

One of the greatest Cava’s being produced, the Agustí Torelló is perfectly balanced and fresh. With its easy drinking lemon and brioche approach at an affordable price point, this wine makes the case to drink Cava every day!

Despite being one of the most renowned producers of cava, Agustí Torelló Mata wasn’t founded until 1950. Even then they went over 20 years before bottling their own cava.

– 90pts Decantalo –

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.