January Staff Pick Wine Tasting Part II

January 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401

Sample six of our current favorite wines, or “staff picks” at Mills, all selected to represent good value for the price and to pair well with seasonably available dishes. Save 10% if you choose to purchase any of the wines, or put together a mixed or matched case for 20% off. This is a complimentary tasting!


Chateau de Fleys Chablis 1er Cru 2015 “Mont de Milieu”, France (Andres)

The Phillipon family owns this small estate in Chablis; they used to sell all their grapes but they are now bottling their own wines, and have met with success! This 1er Cru version from Mont de Milieu vineyard is a beautiful expression of Chardonnay, complex and rich, coursing with minerality from the Kimmeridgien soils. Try with oysters, lobster, crab meat risotto or foie gras!

Regular Price: $37.99

Mills Club Price: $34.19
Case Price: $30.39


Paxis 2017 White, Portugal (Aron)

Juicy peaches, fresh watermelon slices and undertones of pear and mango accent this simple table white wine with a steely, mineral finish.  The grapes are Arinto, Fernào Pires, Alvarinho and Chardonnay. Try with green salads or sushi!

Regular $10.00

Mills Club Price: $9.00
Case Price: $8.00


Escarlata 2014 Colchagua Red, Chile (Tim)

Escarlata means “scarlet” in Spanish, a reference to the beautiful red hue of the wine.  A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carmenere and Malbec, all estate grown in the Colchagua Valley, comprises this vibrantly fruited wine with just a touch of oak for depth and complexity.  Enjoy with steak fajitas or lasagna Bolognese.

Regular Price $12.99

Mills Club $11.69

Case Price $10.39


Pares Balta 2015 Mas Petit, Penedes, Spain (Tim)

We’ve always enjoyed the Sparkling Cava wines of Penedes but had not explored many of the still wines of the region- this is a blend of 58% Cabernet Sauvignon and the balance Garnacha, which spends roughly 7 months in used French oak. Medium-bodied and exuding ripe strawberry and raspberry fruits along with toasty vanilla notes, this very pleasing and affordable red would work with a charcuterie plate or empanadas. ORGANIC

Regular Price: $13.99

Mills Club Price: $12.59
Case Price: $11.19


Chateau Fontesteau 2015 Haut-Medoc, France (Jen & Jerry)

This Bordeaux from the excellent 2015 vintage year is made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and a tiny amount of Cabernet Franc from vines just west of Pauillac.  Medium-bodied, it draws you in with a bouquet of pretty berry and cedar notes, while the palate shows fine tannins and lots of red cherry fruit and a balanced amount of spice. Enjoy with leg of lamb, venison steaks, or ropa vieja for a delightful and harmonious winter meal! Rated 91pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Regular Price: $24.99

Mills Club Price: $22.49
Case Price: $19.99


Robert Mondavi 2017 Private Selection Cabernet Sauvignon, Monterey, California (Geoffrey)

This Cabernet Sauvignon ages in former Kentucky bourbon barrels, and while it might seem faddish we had to admit this wine exuded a simple, deliciousness not to be denied! Ripe blackberry fruit, cocoa and leather notes parallel an intensity and depth of flavor that will nicely complement shepherd’s pie or oven baked ribs slathered with a zesty barbecue sauce.

Regular Price: $14.99

Mills Club Price: $13.49
Case Price: $11.99



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