December Staff Picks Wine Tasting Part II

December 3, 2017 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main St
Annapolis, MD 21401

Sunday 1-4pm

Col di Rocca Non-Vintage Prosecco, Italy (Jess)

Try this delicious and pretty Prosecco made from the Glera grape from the hills of Conegliano and Valdobbiadene. This Prosecco is extra-dry which is one step sweeter than a brut (Prosecco meter from dry to sweet are: Brut, Extra Dry, Dry and Demi-Sec). This is a delicious aperitif or festive party wine!

Regularly: $15.99

Mills Club: $14.39

Case Price: $12.79


Serpens 2014 Tokaj Dry Cuvee White, Tokaj, Hungary (Andres)

Citrus, lemon peel and apple notes emerge from the glass of this white blend made from primarily Furmint. Luscious fruit and floral notes are balanced by a laser beam of acidity, making this a nice pairing with fish tacos, shrimp and other seafood dishes.

Regularly: $14.99

Mills Club: $13.49

Case Price: $11.99


Primarius 2014 Pinot Noir, Oregon (Geoffrey)

Always on the search for affordable Oregon Pinot, we enjoyed this find which presents classic aromas of forest floor, dark cherry, strawberry with a hint of herb and smoke. Light and elegant, this will nicely accompany poultry or fattier fish such as salmon.

Regular Price: $16.99

Mills Club $15.29

Case Price $13.59


Estampa Estate 2013 Malbec Petite Sirah Blend, Colchagua Valley, Chile (Tim)

Rich and savory blackberry notes precede a touch of pepper and cocoa in this affordable blend from the Colchagua Valley. “Estampa” are pocket sized prayer cards. 200 years ago, legend has it an estampa of Nuestra Senora del Carmel hovered over the heads of a group of people in the Plaza de Armas in Santiago and a church was later erected on the site. Spanish immigrants of the Gonzalez-Ortiz family that founded and run Estampa established “La Estampa Mill” in 1897 that focused on food production. Vines were planted in 1988.

Regular Price: $11.99

Mills Club: $10.79

Case Price: $9.59



Saladin “Fan de Lune” 2014 Cotes du Rhone (Aron)

Two sisters run this tiny 18 hectare certified organic estate, which has been handed down for generations since 1422. “Fan de Lune” means “child of the moon” and is used to express surprise and delight. This blend is mostly Mourvedre from 40 year old vines with smaller amounts of Grenache Noir and Syrah. The wine is aged in oak foudres for 9 months before bottling. This red expresses some minerality from the large smooth rocks or gallettes that dominate the vineyard. Plush, dark briar fruit is layered with notes of charcoal and graphite. This would be wonderful with roasted chicken or even braised stews or meats.

Regular Price: $23.99

Mills Club: $21.59

Case Price: $19.19



Chateau Vartely 2015 Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Moldova (Jess)

Try this medium bodied value Cabernet Sauvignon from Moldova that features ripe cherry fruit, blackberry and pepper notes with roast beef, hamburgers or meatloaf. Weeknight wine!

Regular Price: $12.99

Mills Club: $11.69

Case Price: $10.39

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