May Staff Wine Picks Part II

When:
May 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2019-05-05T13:00:00-04:00
2019-05-05T16:00:00-04:00
Where:
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main Street
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 seasonally 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!

WINES TASTED SUNDAY 1-4pm

Domaine des Cassagnoles 2017 Vin de Pays des Cotes de Gascogne, France (Jen-n-Jerry)

A serious bargain, this wine made from estate-grown Colombard and Gros Manseng grapes is aged in stainless steel tanks.  Crispy and zesty with bright citrus notes, this is the quintessential summer wine. Serve well-chilled as a delightful aperitif, or paired with seafood, grilled fish, or a cheese platter. Super value from the Baumann family of Gascogny, and a great addition to our $10 rack!

Regular Price: $10.00

Mills Club Price: $9.00
Case Price: $8.00

 

Palagetto 2017 Vernaccia di San Gimignano, Italy (Andres)

Vernaccia is a white wine grape from Tuscany. You’ll love this pretty wine featuring jasmine, pear and pepper aromatics. Bright, citrusy and crisp, it finishes with an almond note. This wood be great paired with risotto or seafood.

Regular $12.99

Mills Club Price: $11.69
Case Price: $10.39

 

Brand 2017 “Unholy Alliance” Riesling/Chardonnay, Pfalz, Germany (Geoff)

The Brand winery is family owned, currently run by 5thgeneration brothers Daniel and Jonas.  They organically farm the limestone-dominated soils using no pesticides and focusing on ecological cultivation.  This delicious blend of Riesling and Chardonnay exudes the best of both of those grapes, bringing together white peach and ripe apple notes, with a delightful lime zestiness and crisp acidity. Try with pork tenderloin, sushi, or spicy pork or chicken tacos. Certified ORGANIC.

Regular Price $17.99

Mills Club $16.19

Case Price $14.39

 

Bergerie de l’Hortus 2018 Rosè, Pic St Loup, France (Tim)

We love this newly arrived dry rosè from the south of France made from Syrah and Grenache from Domaine de l’Hortus, an estate run by four siblings Marie, Francois, Yves and Martin Orliac which their father first planted to vine in the 1970’s.  Displaying strawberry and fresh raspberry notes, it has a pleasing slightly creamy texture yet finishes crisp. This will pair well with a wide variety of foods from pizza to crudite, shrimp to asparagus and artichokes.

Regular Price: $15.99

Mills Club Price: $14.39
Case Price: $12.79

 

Domaine de Mourchon 2016 Cotes du Rhone, France (Pat D.)

A delicious simple blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, this displays fresh supple red and black fruit notes and a touch of underlying characteristic Rhone garrigue, olive and peppery spice. This can be a great summertime red, served slightly chilled with charcuterie or grilled chicken. Excellent value!

Regular Price: $12.99

Mills Club Price: $11.69
Case Price: $10.39

 

Forlorn Hope 2016 Suspiro del Moro, California (Jen-n-Jerry)

Another selection from Matthew Rorick’s Forlorn Hope Winery, this red is crafted from the Alvarelhào grape, a varietal that hails from Portugal but is grown masterfully by Matthew in the Alta Mesa AVA (within Lodi) of California. This wine is incredibly aromatic; you can expect gorgeous wafts of sage, roses, and plums. The palate is silky smooth and lighter in weight, texturally akin to a medium-bodied Pinot Noir.  Try with grilled chicken or lamb kebabs and buy two bottles because you’ll want to keep reaching for another glass….

Regular Price: $34.99

Mills Club Price: $31.49
Case Price: $27.99


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