Somm’s picks for October 2017

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Pick 1: Old World Wine Pick

Argiano Brunello di Montalcino 2012

Big up front blackberries, ripe black currant, and black cherries with Brunello’s typical dusty nose. On the palate all layered together with moderate tannins and hints of toast. An amazing Brunello to enjoy young!

The current winemaker at Argiano is Dr. Giacomo Tachis, one of the best known winemakers in Italy. His legacy includes time at Sassicaia, Tignanello, and Solaia.

– 96pts James Suckling –

Pick 2: Crowd Pleasing Wines

Hall Napa Valley Cabernet 2013

Hall cabernet is always like unwrapping an exquisite chocolate bar with bits of black fruits. Amazingly rich yet smooth with delicate hints of mocha, vanilla, and red fruit this wine is a quintessential quality Napa cab.

HALL winery started in just 2003 but Katheryn Hall’s family had vineyards when she was growing up in Mendocino.

– 96pts Robert Parker –

Pick 3: The Great Ones

Croix de Beaucaillou St. Julien 2005

According to Robert Parker this Croix Beaucaillou is “finest example of this cuvee I have ever tasted” and “An amazing sleeper of the vintage!” Which says a lot for the historic 2005 vintage.

Ducru Beaucaillou gets its name from the large stones in their vineyards; Beaucaillou means “beautiful stones” in French.

– 91pts Robert Parker –

Pick 4: Value Spot Light

El Enemigo Chardonnay 2014

An incredible and unique Chardonnay from Mendoza. The nose exudes notes of honeysuckle, ripe melon, apricot, pears and vanilla. On the palate this symphony melds perfectly together with gentle acidity and finishes clean.

El Enemigo winery is the brain child of Alejandro Vigil and Adrianna Catena with mission to respect history and tradition but with a complete irreverence towards the status quo.

– 93pts Tim Atkin –

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.