May Staff Picks Wine Tasting

May 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main Street
MD 21401



Bisol Brut Prosecco Superiore, Valdobbiadene, Italy (Tim)

This wine celebrates the tradition of this family that has been tending vines in Valdobbiadene since 1542. Valdobbiadene is widely considered to be the premium location and the best vineyards for growing Glera, the grape that makes Prosecco.  “Crede” refers to the clay dominated soil.  This beautiful Prosecco is heady with wild flower aromatics, and elegant with notes of apple and pear on the persistent, rich finish. With 7g/l residual sugar, this sparkler straddles the border between dry and off-dry.

Regular Price: $24.99

Sale $19.99


Anton Bauer 2017 Berg Feuersbrunn Riesling (Andres)

Anton Bauer is the fourth generation of his family to be running the estate, taking over from his parents after years of training in Burgundy and Lower Austria. He received the prestigious “Winemaker of the Year” award in 2017 by Falstafff. Located south of Feuersbrunn in the Wagram region of Austria, the Riesling grapes for this wine come from Ried Berg, a vineyard with soils dominated by slate, bedrock and granite, making for lean, minerally white wines. Featuring fresh stone fruit and mandarin notes and racy acidity, this is the perfect aperitif to serve on a warm spring evening or paired with a spicy meal.  This wine has about 5g/L residual sugar, placing it in the upper end of the “dry” category.

Regular Price: $21.99

Mills Club Price: $19.79
Case Price: $17.59


Cap Cette Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc-Roussillon, France (Aron)

From the beautiful sun drenched hillsides of the Mediterranean coast comes this refreshing white wine made from 100% Picpoul (or Piquepoul).  Featuring pretty grapefruit citrus notes and zesty acidity, yet an easy to drink round texture, this wine is an excellent spring evening sipper, but also is the perfect match for seafood and sushi.  Super value!

Regular Price: $10.00

Mills Club Price: $9.00
Case Price: $8.00


Philippe Milan et Fils 2018 Bourgogne Chardonnay, France (Andrew)

Situated in the hamlet of Valotte in Chassey-Le-Camp, the winery is run by Karl Milan, who took over the estate in 2001. Philippe Milan was Karl’s grandfather, who founded the winery in the 1950s. Today the domaine consists of 27 acres spread across seven Burgundy AOCs.   This 100% Chardonnay undergoes malolactic fermentation and then ages 10 months in barrel, mostly used, to maintain freshness and balance. Showing pretty ripe fruit notes, delicately subtle oak influence and a hint of citrus on the finish, this wine will pair nicely with seared scallops, salmon, or a buttery roasted chicken.

Regular Price: $22.99

Mills Club Price: $20.69

Case Price $18.39


Lone Birch 2019 Rosè, Yakima Valley, Washington (Jen & Jerry)

Subtle floral aromatics are accompanied by refreshing strawberry, rhubarb and raspberry fruit notes in this round, dry (.7% residual sugar) rosè with a crisp finish, crafted from 83% Syrah and 17% Sangiovese, all estate-grown.   The lone birch tree featured on the label does exist, and was planted by the great-great grandfather of the current proprietor.  His love of nature provides inspiration to the current generation, who strives to reduce their carbon footprint and utilizes sustainable farming practices.

Regular Price: $14.99

Sale Price: $11.99


St Cosme Little James Basket Vin de France, Rhone, France (Pat)

Chateau de Saint Cosme is an excellent producer located in Gigondas, where they produce outstanding Gigondas and Chateauneuf-du-Pape wines. In contrast, this delightfully simple table wine is still delicious but a small fraction of the cost of the premier bottlings. Made from 100% Grenache, this wine utilizes the unique solera method, where each bottling contains 50% of the current harvest and 50% of the solera containing wine from each harvest over the last 20 years. This introduces depth and complexity to this wine that exudes cherry, strawberry and subtle spice, the palate soft and easy to drink.  Try with pizza or chili.

Regular Price: $12.99

Mills Club Price: $11.69
Case Price: $10.39


Serol 2018 Eclat de Granite Cote Roannaise, Loire Valley, France (Jen & Jerry)

Stephane Serol and his wife Carine took over this 12 hectare estate in 1996, when they converted production to organic and biodynamic viticulture. The Cote Roannaise AOP is located at the foothills of the Madeleine Mountains in the Loire Valley, boasting higher altitude and granitic soils, ideal for growing the Gamay grape. This Gamay spends 7-10 months in cement tanks, seeing no oak.  With notes of strawberries, dark red cherries and just a hint of cranberry brightness and earth, the very soft and elegant mouthfeel makes this a red that can be enjoyed with fish, poultry, and pork. This could be a fun alternative to Pinot Noir if you are looking to try something new. Certified ORGANIC and BIODYNAMIC

Regular Price: $21.99

Mills Club Price: $19.79
Case Price: $17.59


  1. Stuart 2017 “Big Fire” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon (Tim)

Perpetually on the hunt for affordable Willamette Valley Pinots that still delivers, we found this bottling to fit the bill.  “R Stuart” is none other than Rob Stuart, Oregon wine pioneer Dick Erath’s former winemaker.  Featuring black tea, strawberries, forest floor and a touch of pepper, this shows subtle tannins and a round palate with soft acidity. Enjoy with roasted chicken or grilled salmon.

Regular $18.99

Mills Club Price: $17.09
Case Price: $15.19


Friends 2017 Red by Pedroncelli, Sonoma, California (Andres)

This dry red blend from family owned Pedroncelli shows a firm core of dried cherry, blueberry, red plum and a touch of vanilla, with a sumptuous savory finish. A blend of Syrah, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, this is a great weeknight choice that will pair well with everything from meatloaf to barbecue ribs.

Regular Price $13.99

Mills Club $12.59

Case Price $11.19


Skouras “Zoe” 2018 Agiorgitiko, Peloponnese, Greece (Andrew)

A new addition to our Greece section, this wine by Skouras is comprised of 90% Aghiorgitiko and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermentation and aging in stainless steel keeps it fresh and lively.  The nose features blackberry, plum, and violet notes, as well as dried herbs. The medium bodied palate has moderate acidity and smooth tannins.  Try with grilled chicken and veggie skewers or lamb burgers.

Regular Price: $14.99

Mills Club Price: $13.49
Case Price: $11.99


Viñalba 2017 Malbec Reserva, Valle de Uco, Argentina (Aron)

This 100% Malbec from Uco Valley is grown on vines in the foothills of mountain ranges, about 950m above sea level.  Viñalba is a family-owned estate, run by husband and wife team Hervè and Diane Joyaux Fabre.  Hervè was born in Bordeaux and immigrated to Argentina in the early 1990s.  He also built Fabre Montmayou, a winery in Lujàn de Cuyo near Mendoza. This bold red spends 12 months in 60% French oak, showing bright berry fruit, blackcurrant, black plum and toasty vanilla oak notes. Rich with a smooth, long finish, this will be a wonderful pairing with grilled steaks.

Regular Price: $19.99

Mills Club Price: $17.99
Case Price: $15.99


Mossback 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Chalk Hill, California (Pat)

“Mossback” is an old-time reference to farmers who are connected to the Earth.  Made from 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, and 5% Petite Sirah sourced from Chalk Hill in Sonoma, this bold red offers up dark chocolate, leather and cigar box aromas and black cherries, blackberries, leather, cedar and spice. Enjoy with grilled or roasted meats.

Regular Price: $21.99

Mills Club Price: $19.79
Case Price: $17.59





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