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Join us for our popular monthly “Staff Picks” Wine tastings, where we showcase our 12 top picks each month, sampling 6 on the first Saturday of the month and the other 6 on the first Sunday. The picks are carefully selected to represent great value for the price, and to pair with seasonally available food. This is a complimentary tasting, no reservations required!
Masia Puigmolto’s Can Xa Non-Vintage Brut Cava, Penedes, Spain (Tim)
A dry Spanish sparkling wine, made from a blend of 50% Xarello, 25% Macabeo and 25% Parellada, all indigenous grapes. Delicious and crisp with fresh citrus notes, orange peel and bakery, this will pair nicely with cheeses and fish dishes, but is also a wonderful aperitif.
Mills Club: $11.69
Case Price: $10.39
Joh. Jos. Prum 2015 Graacher Himmelreich Kabinett Riesling, Germany (Geoff)
Graacher Himmelreich is a famed site just upstream the Mosel from Wehlener Sonnenuhr. The soils and southwest exposure lend a beautiful mineral acidity to this dry powerful wine, which is loaded with complex white peach and apple notes. Rated 93pts by James Suckling, this wine by Dr. Manfred Prum is ageworthy and will continue to evolve for 20+ years. Prum is widely considered one of the top Riesling estates in Germany. Pair with Indian or Thai food.
Mills Club: $35.99
Case Price: $31.99
Manoir du Carra 2015 Brouilly, Beaujolais, France (Geoff)
100% Gamay from 50 year old vines in the Beaujolais Cru of Brouilly, this ruby colored wine features notes of strawberry, raspberry and violet. Ample in the mouth, it features supple tannins and good density followed by a lengthy finish. “Combiaty” is the lieu-dit from which the grapes are sourced in the village of St. Etienne la Varenne. Roast chicken or a plate of charcuterie will be great with this wine!
Regular Price: $19.99
Mills Club $17.99
Case Price $15.99
Olivier Pithon “Mon P’Tit Pithon” 2016 Cotes Catalanes IGP(Pat)
Olivier’s grandfather was a famed wine producer in Anjou, and therefore Olivier became involved in making wine from the age of 4! He also collaborated with the highly esteemed Gerard Gauby. Olivier’s wines are truly reflective of the terroir, and he employs minimal intervention in the winemaking process. This bright red wine from Southern France features gorgeous red cherry and garrigue (wild herb) notes. A blend of 66% Grenache and 34% Syrah, this satisfying medium-bodied red is a no-brainer with chicken or pork dishes.
Regular Price: $15.99
Mills Club: $14.39
Case Price: $12.79
Symington Family Estates “Altano” 2013 Douro, Portugal (Tim)
This medium bodied red features fruity and floral aromas and a velvety smooth finish. Bright plum and spice characteristics figure in to this tangy and fresh wine, made from Touriga Franca, Tinta Roriz (known as Tempranillo in Spain), and Tinta Barocca. A super bargain, it pairs well with hearty roasts and casseroles.
Regular Price: $10.99
Mills Club: $9.89
Case Price: $8.79
R Wines “Southern Belle” 2015 Red Wine, Spain (Aron)
A blend of 50% Monastrell and 50% Syrah aged in former Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon barrels, this wine exudes blackberry and blueberry notes with vanilla and toffee accents. This is the perfect wine when you are looking for a delicious, jammy, full-bodied yet easy to drink wine experience.
Regular Price: $22.99
Mills Club: $20.69
Case Price: $18.39