November Staff Picks Wine Tasting, Part II

November 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mills Fine Wine & Spirits
87 Main Street
MD 21401

Join us for our popular monthly “Staff Picks” series, where we choose 12 of our current favorite wines to share, 6 tasted on Saturday and 6 on Sunday, specially chosen to pair well with seasonal dishes and that present good value for the price. Save 10% on any purchases, or put together a mixed-or-matched case of 12 bottles for a 20% discount.


Clavelin Cremant du Jura Brut Comte (Andres)

Tucked between Burgundy and Switzerland, the Jura region of France produces excellent sparkling wines. This version is made in the Champagne method, fermented in bottle and hand-riddled. Made from Chardonnay grapes planted to largely limestone soil, this shows lime zest, apple and wheat, with a fine mousse and a minerally saline note. Rated 90pts Robert Parker. ORGANIC

Regular Price: $21.99

Mills Club Price: $19.79
Case Price: $17.59


Will’m 2016 Gewurztraminer, Alsace, France (Geoff)

A wine you would think was designed to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, this medium sweet, peppery-ginger spice Gewurztraminer is heady with pear and blossom aromas, with fruit on the palate balanced by bright lemon citrus notes. Enjoy with turkey and an extra helping of cranberry sauce, or spicy Thai meatballs!

Regular $17.99

Mills Club Price: $16.19
Case Price: $14.39


Marques de Riscal 2015 “Proximo” Rioja, Spain (Aron)

Established in 1858, Marques de Riscal is one of Rioja’s oldest wineries. Made from 100% Tempranillo, this medium-bodied red shows aromas of red cherries and strawberries while the palate displays ripe fruit with a touch of toasty oak on the finish.

Regular Price $10.00

Mills Club $9.00

Case Price $8.00


Chateau La Mothe du Barry 2017 Bordeaux Superieur, France (Andrew)

A chilly evening calls for a wine like this Bordeaux from Joel Duffau, a 100% Merlot that’s deeply concentrated, offering up classic Bordeaux flavors of graphite, cassis and cocoa, soft tannins and a rich, persistent finish. This would nice compliment a plate of pasta with marinara sauce, roasted beef or lamb. ORGANIC

Regular Price: $13.99

Mills Club Price: $12.59
Case Price: $11.19


Andrew Rich 2015 Pinot Noir, Eola Amity Hills, Oregon (Geoff)

Andrew Rich began his winemaking career at California’s Bonny Doon, where he developed a keen interest in Rhone varietals.  After moving to Oregon in 1995 he realized his true calling in deftly creating Pinot Noir that are richly elegant but never overblown. This splurge-worthy example combines grapes from volcanic soil sites, contributing mineral spiced red fruits, along with grapes from marine sedimentary soils, providing superb structure. Aging takes place in 25% new French oak. Black cherry fruit, leather, and bright acid wow the palate in this supple, luscious Pinot Noir. Try with roasted poultry or hearty fish dishes.

Regular Price: $39.99

Mills Club Price: $35.99
Case Price: $31.99


Three Saints 2016 Happy Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Barbara, California  (Natasha)

Opulent dark fruit, bramble and cocoa aromas combine with flavors of fresh ripe berries, cassis and savory dried herbs in this bold, toasty cab from Santa Barbara. Enjoy with the hearty, warming roasts or stews of fall!

Regular Price: $24.99

Mills Club Price: $22.49
Case Price: $19.99



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