October Staff Picks Wine Tasting, Part II

October 6, 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.


Kermit Lynch 2018 Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Italy (Aron)

From the rolling green hills of the Le Marche region (just east of Tuscany along the Adriatic coast), this dry white wine made from the Verdicchio grape features citrus and green sage notes, bright acid and a touch of savoriness, making it a great pairing for a warm plate of creamy pasta or burrata. This is another wine that famed importer Kermit Lynch has a hand in helping formulate alongside a European winemaker; in this case with Stefano Antonucci of Azienda Santa Barbara.

Regular Price: $14.99

Mills Club Price: $13.49
Case Price: $11.99


Pierre- Marie Chermette 2018 Beaujolais Blanc, France (Tim)

Almost the entire production of Beaujolais is devoted to the Gamay grape, so this Chardonnay is a real rarity. Round and rich with citrus and apricot aromas and flavors, this is an unoaked, clean expression of Chardonnay. Try with cream of crab soup, or lobster, or simple chicken or seafood meals!

Regular $21.99

Mills Club Price: $19.79
Case Price: $17.59


St-Damien 2016 Cotes-du-Rhone “La Bouveau”, France (Geoffrey)

A single vineyard (lieu dit named “La Bouveau”) red from Gigondas comprised of 80% Syrah, 15% Cinsault and 5% Viognier aged in concrete, this brooding red shows darker berry fruits and peppery herbs in a rich, full-bodied, almost Northern-Rhone style of wine. Excellent with roasted and braised meats. Organic.

Regular Price $18.99

Mills Club $17.09

Case Price $15.19


Henry of Pelham 2018 Classic Baco Noir, Ontario, Canada (Jen & Jerry)

You’ll love this dry, plush, medium-bodied red with blackberry and plum aromas and coffee, cedar and smoke notes. Black cherry flavors dominate the slightly smoke tinged finish.  Baco Noir is a French-American hybrid grape produced primarily in New York and Canada. It’s a cross of Folle Blanche with an unknown New World “Vitis Riparia” family and was developed as a phylloxera-resistant vine that retained French character. Try with roasted chicken or pork! Henry of Pelham is owned and operated by three brothers Matthew, Paul and Daniel Speck; all of whom were educated at St. John’s College of Annapolis.

Regular Price: $14.99

Mills Club Price: $13.49
Case Price: $11.99


Dancing Crow 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lake County, California (Tim)

This Cabernet Sauvignon has small amounts of Malbec, Petit Verdot, and Tempranillo blended in and spends 8 months in French oak. We loved this Cab, a new arrival from Dancing Crow located in Lake County, a region that has been receiving recent acclaim due to the excellent volcanic soils, mountain climate and moderating influence of Clear Lake, North America’s oldest fresh water lake. This Cab showcases plum and allspice aromas and flavors of dark cherry and cedar, a full-bodied, smooth finish with velvety fine tannins. Try with beef or lamb dishes.

Regular Price: $19.99

Mills Club Price: $17.99
Case Price: $15.99


Susana Balbo Late Harvest Malbec (Geoffrey)

Susana Balbo, a female winemaking pioneer in Argentina, is the name behind this storied winemaking estate. A dessert wine made from Malbec, this shows beautiful notes of dark cocoa, ripe red fruits and accents of cinnamon, clove and anise. Serve this alongside chocolate cake, brownies or fruit pies with exceptional result!

Regular Price: $31.99 (500ml bottle)

Mills Club Price: $28.79
Case Price: $25.59


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