AUGUST 2017 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 RED & 1 WHITE WINE) WILL ENJOY:

2015 CHATEAU DE REY – COTES CATALANES RED - COTES DE CATALANES IGP (LANGUEDOC-ROUSILLON), FRANCE – ORGANIC FARMING 

Cotes Catalanes is one of the most important appellations in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, covering the Pyrenees on the border with Spain. Here in the commune of Caneten, Roussillon just a short jaunt from the Mediterranean Sea you'll find Château de Rey. As fourth generation winemakers in this c…


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Each Month we bring you hand-picked wines from around the world. Whether you prefer reds, whites or a little of each, we bring you wines that are sure to educate and delight your palate each month. Here are the benefits of an Anne’s Wine Club membership:
•Hand-picked wines from around the world – varietals you may have been shy to try, we make it easy for you to do it!
•We send you home with tasting notes, story of the wine and pairing suggestions, you’re not alone in figuring ou…

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JULY 2017 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB NOTES – JULY 2017


Join us for the July Wine Club members tasting on Saturday July 8th from 2 to 5pm  $1.00 for wine club members (member + 1 guest) /$20.00 General public   -  All wines featured on this page will be discounted 15% for all wine club members through July31st, 2017

 

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 RED & 1 WHITE WINE) WILL ENJOY: 

2013 HERON – PINOT NOIR - MONTERREY COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

 Two of this month’s wines are from the same winemaker, Ms. Laely Heron, the owner and winemaker…


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JUNE 2017 WINE CLUB WINES

A new shipment of wines for June has arrived.  Join us for wine from Alsace, France (Nicolas Laugner, our old intern), Paso Robles, Chianti, Italy and Spain.  Most are organically farmed and ready to refresh you as we enter the Summer season. 

Join us on Saturday, June 3rd, from 2 to 5pm to sample these delicious wines.

 

All wines featured on this page will be discounted 15% for all wine club members through May 30th, 2017

 

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 RED & 1 WHITE WINE) WILL ENJOY:

 

2014 GIORNATA…


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MARCH 2017 WINE CLUB NOTES

MARCH 2017 WINE CLUB SELECTIONS



WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 RED & 1 WHITE WINE) WILL ENJOY:

2013 BODEGAS SERRA SALINAS –“MO”MONASTRELL
ALICANTE DO, SPAIN

This hearty red is produced by Bodega Sierra Salinas, and is a project of the Spanish viticultural family Castaño. The winery is located in the southern area of Spain called Alicante. A mountainous region with dry, almost desert like climate, ideal for the grapes used in this wine. The winery was designed by Josè M. Abellan, an a…

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FEBRUARY 2017 WINE CLUB TASTING NOTES



WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 RED & 1 WHITE WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2012 CANTINA FRENTANA- “RUBESTO” MONTEPULCIANO D’ABRUZZO RISERVA DOC
ABRUZZO, ITALY
The cooler weather has everyone craving those hearty reds and this wine answers that perfectly. But first, let’s clarify a common confusion, there are two wines that confuse people, Montepulciano d'Abruzzo is a red Italian wine made from the Montepulciano wine grape in the Abruzzo region of east-central Italy. It should not be confused with…

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JANUARY 2017 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 RED & 1 WHITE WINE) WILL ENJOY:

2011 HACIENDA ARINZANO –TINTO (RED BLEND)
PAGO DE ARINZANO, SPAIN - Wine Spectator 91 points
We begin the new year with a bang!!! A 91 point, red wine brought to us by Master Sommelier Fred Dame. This delicious red blend comes from the northern Spanish appellation of Pago de Arínzano, just southwest of Pamplona. Hacienda Arinzano is the first winery with the appellation Pago de Arinzano but by no means are they new to wine, th…

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DECEMBER 2016 - WINE CLUB WINE TASTING NOTES



WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:

2010 GRAHAM BECK – BRUT ROSE “PREMIER CUVEE” SPARKLING WINE
WESTERN CAPE, SO. AFRICA–CERTIFIED SUSTAINABLE

As it is tradition, each December we bring you a delicious sparkling wine to toast the holidays, and this month is no different. We had the pleasure of meeting Pieter Ferreira, winemaker for Graham back in September when we were able to sample the whole range of their sparkling wines but when we tasted this vintage, we knew we ha…

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NOVEMBER 2016 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2014 DOMAINE BERNARD MOREAU – BOURGOGNE (PINOT NOIR) – BURGUNDY, FRANCE- Sustainable
As we search for the wines for November, we strive to find those wines that are not only going to enhance the Thanksgiving meal but delight those surrounding you during the holiday season. When we tasted this wine, we knew we had found one of those wines. Domaine Bernard Moreau wines come from the celebrated Burgundian region of Chassagne-Montrachet…

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OCTOBER 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

OCTOBER 2016 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2014 Y ROUSSEAU WINES – “SON OF THE BUTCHER” RED BLEND – CALIFORNIA – 2015 Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries Yannick Rousseau, owner, founder, and winemaker of Y Rousseau wines in Napa Valley, is a fantastic example of old world heritage and incredible skills in the new world. Yannick was born in Gascony, France in the South-West of France, where he started making wine when he was 5 years old and drank his…

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SEPTEMBER 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

SEPTEMBER 2016 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2015 AVANCIA – GODELLO “CUVEE DE O” MENCIA – VALDEORRAS (GALICIA), SPAIN – 91pts - VINOUS
The legendary wine personality, Jorge Ordonez from Spain, imports some of the most coveted Spanish wines. He is credited with igniting American’s love for Spanish wines in the 80s, after realizing that many of the Spanish wines shipped to us were not doing Spain any justice. Jorge made it his mission to showca…

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AUGUST 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

AUGUST 2016 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2014 CHATEAU PAJZOS – FURMINT DRY WHITE WINE – TOKAJI, HUNGARY
Most people who have heard of Tokaji in relation to wine, know it as a pricey, mind-blowing dessert wine from Hungary, coveted by royalty and the powerful centuries ago. The delicious wines led to copycats popping up throughout Europe (think Sauternes in Bordeaux), and thus leading to a classification of the grapes and regulation of the producti…

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JULY 2016 WINE CLUB NOTES


WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2014 BODEGAS SANTO TOMAS – BLANCA MEXICO – BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Baja has been producing wines since the time of the Conquistadors but the area has been coming more into the limelight in the last 15 years. Being fresh from an eye opening trip to Baja, we are happy to report that this area of the Americas’ is thriving! With winemakers trained around the world, equipment to make a Napa vintner jealous, and a passion for wine t…

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JUNE 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

JUNE 2016 WINE CLUB NOTES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2015 HERDADE DO ROCIM – “MARIANA” WHITE – ALENTEJANO, PORTUGAL
In the seach for wine club wines, occasionally we run into brands where more than one wine hits all the right notes. Herdade do Rocim is such a winery. We had the pleasure of meeting Pedro Ribeiro, one of two winemakers at Herdade do Rocim, and as we sampled the wines, we knew we had many wines to share with our club members. Herdade do Rocim is l…

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MAY WINE CLUB WINES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2013 VISTALBA – “CORTE C” RED BLEND – VISTALBA-LUJAN DE CUYO (MENDOZA), ARGENTINA
Wineries in Argentina are at an exciting stage! With prime climate conditions, talented people at the helm with influence and knowledge from both the new and old world, they are making a mark on the world of wine, and with very impressive prices to boot! This wine is made by a winery that exemplifies that, Bodega Vistalba was founded in 2002 by Carlos…

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APRIL WINE CLUB WINES


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MARCH 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
This month we bring you a delicious selection from a winery we introduced last month. You may remember we introduced you to Rock Wall Wines, made by the fantastic team of Kent Rosenblum (King of Zin – Rosemblum Cellars) and his very talented winemaker daughter Shauna Rosemblum. Kent, after a very successful tenure with Rosenblum Cellars, winning many awards and many wine competitions as well, sold the winery and with his daug…

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FEBRUARY 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2013 DOMAINE ARNOUX – BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ – BOURGOGNE ALIGOTÉ AOC (BURGUNDY), FRANCE
Pascal Arnoux is the fourth generation to farm his family vineyards in Burgundy. After completing his formal studies at the Lycée Viticole in Beaune and working for several years with his uncles, Pascal formally took charge of the domaine in 2007. While the cellars are based in in the village of Chorey-lès-Beaune, the domaine vineyards e…

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JANUARY 2016 WINE CLUB WINES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
2014 SEA MONSTER – “OCTOPUSSY” ECLECTIC WHITE BLEND – CENTRAL COAST, CALIFORNIA
Two winemakers Adam Lazarre aka: Merman (Lazarre Wines) and Christian Tietje (Cypher Wines) aka: Sea Bitch – teamed up to create an edgy wine line that would work with carefully selected vineyards that would allow them to make small production, quality wines reminiscent of Chablis and Sancerre, with Central Coast influence...and with a sense of hum…

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DECEMBER 2015 WINE CLUB WINES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
SOPHORA – SPARKLING ROSE – NEW ZEALAND
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with elegant bubbles that outperform its price. This incredible value from New Zealand gives you quite the bang for the buck. The name Sophora refers to a family of 45 species of small trees from New Zealand, and the locals feel that it best symbolizes the natural beauty and excitement of the region and its wines. Sophora sparkling wines are produc…

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DECEMBER 2015 WINE CLUB WINES

WINE CLUB MEMBERS WHO RECEIVE (1 WHITE & 1 RED WINE) WILL ENJOY:
SOPHORA – SPARKLING ROSE – NEW ZEALAND
What better way to celebrate the holidays than with elegant bubbles that outperform its price. This incredible value from New Zealand gives you quite the bang for the buck. The name Sophora refers to a family of 45 species of small trees from New Zealand, and the locals feel that it best symbolizes the natural beauty and excitement of the region and its wines. Sophora sparkling wines are produc…

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NOVEMBER 2015 WINE CLUB TASTING NOTES

NOVEMBER 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 JESSE’S GROVE – ANCIENT VINE CARIGNANE – LODI, CALIFORNIA
From the moment we discovered this wine, we knew it would be perfect with the Thanksgiving Turkey and all the trimmings. But first, let us introduce you to the winery and the people behind it. The winery is almost out of a history book with buildings that date back to its founding days. Jessie's Grove was founded by and named after Jessie Spenker, who was the daughter of Joseph and A…

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OCTOBER 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2013 KINDRED – RED BLEND – COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON – 936 cases produced
In Washington, Chris & Kelly Sparkman have pursued their family's vision of fusing art, science, agriculture, and philosophy into handcrafted, award-winning wines. The pair sources from some of Washington’s foremost vineyards. Chris Sparkman spent two decades as sommelier and wine buyer in some of the U.S.'s best restaurants (Commander’s Palace in New Orleans, Michael’s in L…

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SEPTEMBER 2015 WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 ODOARDI – TERRE DAMIA ROSSO – CALABRIA IGT, ITALY
The Odoardi family, of ancient German origin, settled in Calabria in 1480 in the territory of Nocera Terinese in the province of Catanzaro. The winery does not only produce wine, they use their land to also produce olive oil and other local produce in the town of Falerna. The winery boasts the romantic views of Thyrrhenian Sea, across from the Aeolian Islands of Sicily. The vineyards are located at different altitudes, rangi…

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AUGUST 2015 WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2013 TIERRA DIVINA VINEYARDS – “ZA ZIN” ZINFANDEL” – LODI, CALIFORNIA
Lodi is known by Zinfandel lovers and it should be known to all of us who love wine. Lodi is an old western town, settled by European immigrants with thick-stemmed zinfandel and carignane vines planted in the late 1800s. The vines in Lodi are a truly rampant, they grow untrellised, and wild in comparison to their neatly trellised modern cabernet and chardonnay vineyards in other California appellations. The zi…

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JULY 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

JULY 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:

2011 THE PAIRING – RED WINE - CALIFORNIA
We love introducing you to wines that have labels or names you may not have heard of, we love finding those hidden gems for you. The Pairing wines are a side project by the highly acclaimed Jonata and The Hilt wines in the central coast. The Paring is essentially a "chip off the old block, with grapes sourced primarily from three Santa Barbara regions: Ballard Canyon, Santa Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley…

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JUNE WINE CLUB SELECTIONS 2015

JUNE 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2010 MAZZONI – PIEMONTE BARBERA DOC – PIEDMONT, ITALY
Mazzoni line of wines is a collaboration between two Italian families. One based is in Napa Valley, the Terlato family who has worked in fine wine imports from Italy for four generations. The other is based in Florence, the Franceschi family who has been growing wine grapes and making fine wine in Tuscany since the Renaissance. Today, their wine collaborations are producing one of Italy’s most c…

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MAY 2015 WINE CLUB WINES

MAY 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES- Beginning June 1st – Changes to wine club selections are subject to availability and will incur a $10.00 charge

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 MADDELINE – “MADDIE” RED BLEND - CALIFORNIA
Damien Georis was born and raised in Belgium; he earned a degree in agricultural engineering and Enology in Bordeaux. After a few years honing in his craft in well regarded wineries in France such Chateau Nenin owned by Léoville-Las-Cases and Chateau Olivier, he. by a stroke of serendipity…

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APRIL 2015 - WINE CLUB WINE NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 SENDERO ROYAL – RIOJA – RIOJA, SPAIN
Bodegas Sendero Royal is located in a small village named Aldea nueva de Ebro in La Rioja, Spain. Fully run by Gonzalo Ruiz Pastor and his family. The vineyards are located in a region of Rioja known to have the largest known dinosaur fossils in Spain. The Vineyards have been in the family generation after generation, mostly selling their grapes to different wineries in Rioja. A partnership began with a neighboring oenologist Rodriquez…

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MARCH 2015 WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2011 GAGLIOLI – “RUBIOLO” CHIANTI, CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG, ITALY – James Suckling 90 Points
Gagliole is a small production gem that captures all of Tuscany’s beauty. Judiciously cultivated and groomed, small tracts of land with vineyards of Sangiovese and other varietals that love the Tuscan sun. The winery and vineyards are owned by Monika and Thomas Bär, a noted gallery manager and a Swiss lawyer and banker, who decided to settle in Gagliole in order to return to Tu…

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FEBRUARY 2015 - WINE CLUB WINE SELECTIONS

FEBRUARY 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2011 GRAN PASSIONE – BARBERA D’ASTI DOCG SUPERIORE – PIEDMONTE, ITALY
Piedmonte is often called the “Burgundy of Italy” due to its reputation for many small family wineries and a focus on quality. The Gran Passione Piedmonte wines come from the north western pocket of Italy, set at the foot of the Alps. Gran Passione is a brand know to longtime wine club members, back in 2013 we introduced you to their much loved “Rosso” blend…

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JANUARY 2015 WINE CLUB TASTING NOTES

JANUARY 2015 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 VEGA SINDOA – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – NAVARRA, SPAIN
Jorge Ordonez is synonymous with reviving the love of Spanish wines in the US. Back in the 80s the misconception of Spanish wine was that of low quality wines. Jorge knew that a lot of this came from the poor handling of wines and bad marketing, and he set out to change this. He understood that much the problem was due to poor marketing and even poorer handling of the wines. Jorge was one of the f…

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DECEMBER 2014 WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY WHITE WINE:
MATA COLOMA – “PERE MATA” CAVA – CAVA (CATALUNYA), SPAIN
With all the holidays upon us, we continue the tradition of bringing you bubbles to celebrate. Many of you have enjoyed Cavas at Anne’s and one of the reasons we love Cava is because of the quality to value ratio, its amazing! Cava is a sparkling wine made using the champagne method with grapes native to Spain. The great thing about Cava is that many high quality sparkling wines coming from this region not only riv…

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NOVEMBER 2014 WINE CLUB TASTING NOTES

NOVEMBER 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 HARRINGTON – PINOT NOIR – RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Harrington Wines is a small producer (only up to 2000 cases per year, total production) hell-bent on bringing to your glass the obscure, forgotten grapes of California as well as producing clean, stable wines made without added sulfi¬tes. Brian Harrington is the owner and winemaker for this eclectic winery and founded this winery in 2002 to produce California Pinot Noir and over the…

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OCTOBER 2014 - WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 MINISTRY OF THE VINTERIOR – “THE MESSENGER” ZINFANDEL – LODI, CALIFORNIA
The label alone will get you thinking of Halloween, the wine inside, will have you coming back to Anne’s for more! This winery is owned and run by winemakers, Daniel O’Donnell and Charles Hendricks; theirs is a winery that describes itself with self-aggrandizing proclamations and whimsical labeling and while that is entertaining and enticing, it still comes down to what is inside the bottle…

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SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB WINES - 2014

SEPTEMBER 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY WHITE WINE:
2012 E TROUPIS WINERY – “FTERI” MOSCHOFILERO – PGI ARCADIA, GREECE
The E Troupis Winery is located in the heart of the Mantineia vineyards at an altitude of 700 m. in the area known as Fteri. The Ioannis Troupis’ family has been involved in the wine industry since the mid-1970s when they cultivated vines primarily for making wine to meet the family’s needs. Over the last few years Tasos Troupis, the owner and winemaker has created a m…

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AUGUST 2014 WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY WHITE WINE:
2013 AVANCIA – GODELLO “CUVEE DE O” – VALDEORRAS (GALICIA), SPAIN
Jorge Ordonez does it again! The legendary wine personality, Jorge Ordonez from Spain, imports some of the most coveted Spanish wines of our time, and this time, he is not only the importer but also producer of this elegant white wine. The Ordonez wine team has some of the most celebrated winemakers making and consulting on his winemaking ventures, names like Gerhard Kracher, Alistair Gardner, Chris Ringland, an…

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JULY 2014 WINE CLUB WINES

JULY 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY WHITE WINE:
2012 REMO FARINA – BIANCO DI CUSTOZA – VERONA (VENETO), ITALY
The winery was founded in early 19th century, from the passion and desire of the founders to exploit and disseminate the huge potential for producing high quality wine from their land. The family business is now in the hands of two cousins Alessandro and Pietro, accompanied by Claudio, Elena, Nicola and Davide, all faces of a young and enterprising third generation. This family produces win…

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JUNE WINE CLUB SELECTIONS 2014

JUNE 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY WHITE WINE:
2012 DOMAINE SAINT LANNES – COTES DE GASCONE WHITE – COTES DE GASCONE (SO. FRANCE), FRANCE
This family owned and operated winery has been producing wine since 1971. The estate is located near Armagnac area of southwest France. Current owner Michel Duffour started in 1982 and was joined by his son Nicolas in 2005. They continue the traditional winemaking of the family while using new techniques such as skin contact maceration and cold stabilization. Th…

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MAY 2014 WINE CLUB WINES

MAY 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY WHITE WINE:
2012 LECHTHALER – RIESLING – TRENTINO, ITALY
The origin of the Lechthaler family traces back to Austria. From Austria, the first generation of the Lechthaler family arrived in Piana Rotaliana (then Austria, the Trentino region is now Italy) toward the end of the 1800’s. The family’s hard work and vision paid off; their wines soon became familiar to the entire hospitality industry in the region, including the best restaurants and hotels. The…

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APRIL 2014 WINE CLUB WINES

APRIL 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2007 TERRE RARE BY SELLA & MOSCA – CARIGNANO DEL SULCIS RESERVA DOC – SULCIS (SARDINIA) ITALY
In Italy and elsewhere in Europe, wine connoisseurs and industry professionals rate Sella & Mosca among Italy's most outstanding wine estates. Sella & Mosca's estate on Sardinia constitutes one of the largest contiguous vineyards in Italy and counts itself among the country's most impressive wineries. It is situated in the northwest corner…

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MARCH WINE CLUB WINES

MARCH 2014 WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2011 ESZTERBAUER – “NAGYAPAM” KADARKA – SZEKSZARD, HUNGARY
The Eszterbauer Winery was founded in 1746, in the southern Hungarian wine region of Szekszárd. Vineyards have existed in the region since before the Celts and Eszterbauer family’s vineyard records are included in the archives of Szekszard’s city history. The current management is the 10th Eszterbauer generation to operate the tradition-based wine company, with the help of th…

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FEBRUARY WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2012 ANDREA OBERO – BARBERA D’ALBA – PIEDMONT, ITALY
This 40 acre estate is run by Andrea Oberto and his son Fabio. Andrea founded the estate and started bottling the wines in 1978. Before then, the Obertos grew grapes and sold them to other producers. Since 1978 the winery has grown quite a bit, but it is still family owned and operated. Andrea mainly works in the vineyard and Fabio is in charge of the winery operations. The estate is located in La Morra, one of the eleven com…

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JANUARY 2014 WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2011 LA SALA – CHIANTI CLASSICO DOCG – CHIANTI, ITALY
This wine is made by Azienda La Sala, located in the heart of Tuscany, Florence to be more precise. The vineyards and winery have an interesting background. While it is now owned by Laura Baronti, it was once owned by the famous Medici family, going as far back as the 11th century. Written history of the winery tells us that the location where the vineyards lie is in the hills where in his exile, Machiavelli penned The Princ…

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DECEMBER WINE CLUB WINES

PRIMARY WINE:
BERNARD VALLETTE - NEE BULLEUSE BRUT SPARKLING WINE – VIN DE FRANCE, FRANCE
Located in the Southernmost Rhone River region and created by the Marquis de la Guiche, over 150 years ago. Today it is owned and run by winemaker Bernard Vallette. It has over 640 acres; cultivated organically since 2004 and certified Demeter (biodynamic) since 2006. The grapes for all his wines are hand harvested, and he only uses natural yeast fermentations, and doesn’t add any sugar (chapitalizati…

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NOVEMBER WINE CLUB NOTES

PRIMARY RED WINE:
2011 LA FOLLETTE – PINOT NOIR – NORTH COAST, CALIFORNIA
We had the pleasure of meeting Greg La Follete back in June of this year and we were beyond impressed not only with the wines but also the winemaker himself. Greg has a very interesting background as not only a winemaker but in the years before that, he conducted very valuable medical research at UCLA. When he turned his attention to winemaking, he gave it the same intense dedication making fantastic Chardonnay and Pinot…

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OCTOBER 2013 WINE CLUB NOTES

OCTOBER 2013 WINE CLUB NOTES


PRIMARY RED WINE:
2010 ENVOLVE WINERY – “EPILOGUE” BORDEAUX BLEND – CALIFORNIA
The Envolve Winery story begins with boyhood friends with a dream of making delicious wines from their beloved hometown, Sonoma. Mike, Ben, and Danny all met while still in primary school, and although life took them in different directions as they grew up, they all seemed to return to home and their love of wine. All 3 friends were mentored by some of the best in the Sonoma wine business…

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SEPTEMBER 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – SEPTEMBER 2013 WINE CLUB INFORMATION

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:

2011 TY CATON – “UPPER BENCH – CATON VINEYARD” MERLOT – SONOMA VALLEY, CA
Ty Caton Vineyards is located on the site of a winery and vineyards in Sonoma Valley that was founded in the 1920s and ran consistently through prohibition and into the 1940s. Ty Caton Vineyards was founded in, located adjacent to some of the most famed vineyards in California. With vision and persistenc…

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AUGUST 2013 WINE CLUB WINES


Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:

2010 FABRE-MONTMAYOU – “GRAN RESERVA” MALBEC – MENDOZA, ARGENTINA
The Fabre Montmayou winery was established in 1992 in the Lujan de Cuyo region, within the heart of the famous Mendoza. There, the magic of the Terroir confers unique aromas, flavors, and structure, with the vineyards located at an elevation of over 3 thousand feet and with what’s considered excellent terroir for Malbec as well as Cabernet, Chardonnay and even Merl…

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JULY 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – JULY 2013 WINE CLUB INFORMATION
Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:
2010 BOULDER BANK – SAUVIGNON BLANC & PINOT NOIR - MARLBOROUGH, NEW ZEALAND
This is a first for us, featuring two wines from the same winery for both your primary white and red entries - but when you taste these wines we are sure you’ll love them too. First let’s talk a bit about the winery, both Boulder Bank wines come from the Marlborough region of New Zealand, the nor…

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JUNE WINE CLUB WINES

2011 PFEISZL – SOPRONI KEKFRANKOS – SOPRON, HUNGARY - ORGANIC
The young sisters Birgit and Katrin Pfneisl, are partners in Pfneiszl Winery. Birgit is responsible for the vineyards and winemaking, while Katrin works on marketing and sales. Birgit, the winemaker trained in Italy, Australia, New Zealand, South America, and the US before returning home with dreams of an organic estate. Starting with the inaugural ‘04 vintage, the Pfneiszl vineyards were farmed organically, in ‘09 they wer…

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MAY 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – MAY 2013 WINE CLUB INFORMATION

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:

2009 FITZ-RITTER – PINOT NOIR – PFALZ, GERMANY
This family winery is located deep in the heart of the fertile Middle Haardt region of the Pfalz. The area is especially favored by a warm micro-climate in the Rhine valley, protected from cold winds by the bordering Pfalz hills. Now in its eighth generation of ownership and management under the Fitz-Ritter family, the estate dates back…

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MAY 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – MAY 2013 WINE CLUB INFORMATION

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:

2009 FITZ-RITTER – PINOT NOIR – PFALZ, GERMANY
This family winery is located deep in the heart of the fertile Middle Haardt region of the Pfalz. The area is especially favored by a warm micro-climate in the Rhine valley, protected from cold winds by the bordering Pfalz hills. Now in its eighth generation of ownership and management under the Fitz-Ritter family, the estate dates back…

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APRIL 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – APRIL 2013 WINE CLUB INFORMATION

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:

2009 GIRARDET – BACO NOIR – UMPQUA VALLEY, OREGON
No, this is not a typo or a repeat…we are bringing you another Girardet wine, with an unusual grape. Our primary red this month is a Baco Noir (pronounced BA-koh NWAHR)…Never heard of Baco Noir? You're in good company, as most folks haven't, either --wine geeks included. The short story is that in the 1880s th…

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MARCH 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – MARCH 2013 WINE CLUB INFORMATION

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:
2009 GIRARDET – 14 VINES RED BLEND – UMPQUA VALLEY, OREGON
Founders Philippe and Bonnie Girardet established this European-style winery in 1971 with an intuition that the land would be perfect and resemble those of best vineyard lands of Europe. Over the years they have been proven right; the site features an ideal microclimate on the Umpqua Valley (south of Eugene) in Oregon. Phil…

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FEBRUARY 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

FEBRUARY 2013 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:
2009 DOMAINE HABRAD – CROZES-HERMITAGE, CROZES-HERMITAGE (RHONE), FRANCE
Natural winemakers believe that truly terroir-driven wines are those that take the circumstances they are given by nature – soil composition, sun exposure, microclimate, vintage characteristics (terroir), etc – and simply allow them to express themselves through the wine. This is where Domaine Harbrard is making a…

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JANUARY 2013 WINE CLUB WINES

anne’s Boutique Wines – JANUARY 2013 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:
2009 SEA SHELL – LOW TIDE RED BLEND – PASO ROBLES, CALIFORNIA
The Carter Family, who own and operate Sea Shell Cellars, have roots in our own Orange County. The family is passionate not only about wine but they are also passionate about the beach life. They feel that finding a great tasting, smooth wine at a great price is becoming as difficult as finding flawless shells on t…

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December Wine Club Wines


Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2008 ARGYLE – BRUT SPARKLING WINE – WILLAMETTE VALLEY, OREGON
Yes, a sparkling wine from world famous Willamette Valley, Oregon. Argyle was named "OREGON'S PREMIER WINERY" by Wine Spectator in 2000 and has since been producing award winning wines. This month’s wine is the perfect one to toast the holidays. Made with 63% Pinot Noir and 37% Chardonnay from their vineyards, Knudsen and Lone Star. These vineyards hav…

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NOVEMBER 2012 WINE CLUB WINES

NOVEMBER 2012 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2009 TOLOSA WINERY – PINOT NOIR “EDNA RANCH” – SANTA YNEZ, CA
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we bring you a great wine to pair with the traditional Turkey or Ham dinner. But not just any wine, this wine is made by Tolosa winery, whose vineyards are sustainably farmed. From a winery that runs on solar power to grapes that are minimally handled, they are SIP (sustainable in practice) certifi…

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NOVEMBER 2012 WINE CLUB WINES

NOVEMBER 2012 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2009 TOLOSA WINERY – PINOT NOIR “EDNA RANCH” – SANTA YNEZ, CA
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we bring you a great wine to pair with the traditional Turkey or Ham dinner. But not just any wine, this wine is made by Tolosa winery, whose vineyards are sustainably farmed. From a winery that runs on solar power to grapes that are minimally handled, they are SIP (sustainable in practice) certifi…

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OCTOBER 2012 - WINE CLUB WINES

anne’s Boutique Wines – OCTOBER 2012 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2009 CORVIDAE WINE COMPANY – “LENORE” SYRAH – COLUMBIA VALLEY, WASHINGTON
Corvidae is the Latin name for the family of birds that includes the Crow, Raven, Jay, and Magpie. These "dark" birds are everywhere in the vineyards of eastern Washington. Their reputation as crafty, adaptable, and somewhat dubious characters is a fitting icon for the terrific value wines fro…

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SEPTEMBER 2012 WINE CLUB WINES

anne’s Boutique Wines – SEPTEMBER 2012 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2009 TRES SABORES – “¿POR QUE NO? (WHY NOT?) RED BLEND – NAPA VALLEY, CA
Tres Sabores means “Three Flavors” in Spanish and the name is for each of the three things the winery finds essential to wine: the Terroir, or flavor embodied by the unique location of their ranch; the Vine, or distinct character of the grape variety; and the Artisan, or winemaker’s pe…

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AUGUST 2012 WINE CLUB WINES

anne’s Boutique Wines – AUGUST 2012 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2007 HENRY’S DRIVE VIGNERONS – “THE TRIAL OF JOHN MONTFORD” (CAB SAUV) – PADTHAWAY, AUSTRALIA
Named after the proprietor of the 19th century mail coach service that once ran through their property, Henry’s Drive Vignerons is the wine operation established by Kim Longbottom and her late husband Mark. During the nineteenth century establishment of the farming and wine indu…

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WINE CLUB WINES: JULY 2012

2009 SCHÄEFER – PORTUGIESER DRY RED – RHEINHESSEN, GERMANY
When travelling South along the Rhine river in Germany, a short distance from Nierstein, it would be easy to miss the small, but quaint, old village of Mettenheim, on the edge of the broad Rhine valley. It is here that the Schäfer family have been cultivating vines since 1709. The family still manages the estate today so that the tradition can continue into the future. The primary red for this month comes from this family and is mad…

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WINE CLUB WINES: JUNE 2012

Don’t forget, all wines are discounted 15% during the month of June….and 10% after that. Remember these notes are also on the “wine club” section of our website.

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2010 DOMINGO MOLINA – CABERNET SAUVIGNON – CAFAYATE VALLEY, ARGENTINA
Domingo Molina Wines is a family enterprise unique on the area of Cafayate, Salta, Argentina, in the sense that its owners are natives and continue to make Cafayate their home. The company is managed by D…

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MAY WINE CLUB WINES 2012

Anne’s Boutique Wines – MAY 2012 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:
2010 LOLA KAY – PROPRIETARY RED WINE – NAPA VALLEY, CA
The brother and sister team of Peter Rubissow and Ariel-Rubissow-Okamoto are second generation Napa vintners. Together with winemaker Timothy Milos (Rubissow, Justice, Stag’s Leap, and Opus One) they created Lola Kay Wines to bring you affordable, richly expressive wines from the finest vineyard estates in Napa Valley a…

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APRIL 2012 WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE’S BOUTIQUE WINES – APRIL 2012 WINE CLUB INFORMATION
Clients who receive 1 RED wine and 1 WHITE wine will receive:

2010 BECKMEN VINEYARDS – CUVEE LE BEC – SANTA YNEZ VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Awed and inspired by a perfect convergence of soil, microclimate, wind and sun, Tom Beckmen purchased a stunning, unplanted 365-acre hillside property overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley in 1996. This land would soon become Purisima Mountain Vineyard, possessing all of the necessary elements to produce world-class…

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JANUARY 2012 WINE CLUB WINES

JANUARY 2012 Wine Club Information
Happy New Year! This month we bring you a fantastic lineup of wines to warm up the new year!

Clients who receive 1 WHITE wine and 1 RED wine will receive:
2007 GAMBLE VINEYARDS – “HERITAGE SITES” RED WINE – NAPA VALLEY, CA
Gamble Family Vineyards is a small production; family owned and operated winery. It was started in 1981 by Tom Gamble and his family. They produce outstanding wines that are true to the vineyard and true to the source. They believe in farmin…

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DECEMBER 2011 WINE CLUB WINES

With all the holiday parties now in full swing, we bring you wines that you can enjoy to celebrate, share, and overall…enjoy!!

Clients who receive 1 WHITE wine and 1 RED wine will receive:
JEAN LOUIS DENOIS – BRUT BLANC DE BLANC SPARKLING WINE – LIMOUX (LOIRE VALLEY), FRANCE
Each December we seek a bubbly to enhance the joy of the season. This year we found a beauty from the Loire Valley perfect to accompany you and your loved ones in your celebrations. Jean Louis Denois is a one man show, a si…

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NOVEMBER WINE CLUB WINES

ANNE'S BOUTIQUE WINES – NOVEMBER 2011 Wine Club Information
Hard to believe that we are in the swing of the holidays now. With all the festive meals in mind we bring your four wines, all with the holiday foods in mind. Sample these early and don’t forget your 15% discount on these wines during the month of November. Happy holidays from Anne’s and thank you for your business!

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:
2008 CORE WINE COMPANY – GRENACHE – SANTA BARBA…

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OCTOBER WINE CLUB WINES - TASTING & INFORMATION NOTES

ANNE'S BOUTIQUE WINES – OCTOBER 2011 Wine Club Information

Clients who receive 1 red wine and 1 white wine will receive:
2010 EQUIS – “EQUINOXE” CROZES-HERMITAGE – CROZES HERMITAGE, FRANCE (RHONE VALLEY)
Equis wines is a father/son project based on their mutual love for and admiration of Syrah's potential. Based in Crozes-Hermitage, they produce artisanal wines with the true expression of terroir. Equis situated between the Rhône and Isère rivers; soils rich with the components t…

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SEPTEMBER WINE CLUB WINES

2008 CASTELLO DEL POGGIO – BARBERA D’ASTI – PIEDMONT, ITALY
The estate lies entirely within the Monferrato area in the Province of Asti, one of Piedmont’s finest wine zones. The winery is located in an area referred to, as the Val del Temp (which means Valley of the Temple) because the Templars had properties there. The winery only grows grapes that are native to the regions, so that they can showcase the true flavors of the region to the world. This wine is made with 100% Barbera and it i…

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AUGUST WINE CLUB WINES

AUGUST 2011 Wine Club Information

This month we bring you wines from Spain, Austria, Sonoma, and our very first entry into the club from South Coast AVA, also known as Temecula. We hope you enjoy these wines and that you’ll come back for more!

2009 BODEGAS Y VINEDOS NOE – “COUPAGE” RIOJA – RIOJA, SPAIN
Bodegas y Vinedos Noe is located near the town of Alcanadre (Rioja). This Estate sits on the Ebro River which creates a perfect micro climate within the arid region of Rioja. The vines are fed only…

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JULY WINE CLUB WINES

This month, the wines were chosen to pair perfectly with all those summer celebrations! Enjoy!

2008 CUVEE DES COLOSSES – RED BLEND – LANGUEDOC, FRANCE
The Cuvlier’s family began to make wine in France in the early 1800’s. This notable wine family has been making quite a name for themselves in the prestigious Bordeaux area, the Languedoc region of France, and most recently in Argentina. Baptist Cuvelier, besides being in charge of the export to the Americas, is also one of the youngest…

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JUNE WINE CLUB WINES!

ANNE'S BOUTIQUE WINES – JUNE 2011 Wine Club Information

2006 WINERY ARTS – NUMBER NINE RED BLEND – RIBERA DEL QUEILES, SPAIN
The Denomination of Origin Ribera del Queiles is found in the territories of Navarra and Aragón (north-east Spain) forming one of the best and most original viticulture zones of Spain. Its old vineyards descend from more than 600 feet above sea level of the Moncayo, with a gradual descent to the River Queiles. The Mediterranean character from this zone can be detecte…

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MAY WINE CLUB WINES!


2007 EPONYMOUS – RED BLEND – SONOMA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
In shopping for wines for our wine club members, we are always on the lookout for great wines at fantastic deals. This wine, dear wine club members, fits the bill! First let us tell you why this wine is named Eponymous; the dictionary describes it as something or someone who is named after something or someone. The reason for using it as the winery name is that the owner of the winery is Mr. Robert Pepi, whose family has been making highly a…

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WINES BY THE GLASS MENU AT ANNE'S:



Join us for an amazing Wines by the Glass Menu at Anne's - our critics have said "better than most restaurants"

Sparkling Wines: Price per Glass:

Veuve du Vernay – Brut sparkling wine, Loire Valley, France $8.00
Citrus notes and lively bubbles

Veuve du Vernay – Rose Sparkling Wine, Loire Valley, France $8.00
Creamy raspberry and lots of generous bubbles

Casteller – Cava – Penedes, Spain $9.00
Creamy bubbles, elegance of Champagne – clean and crisp

Graham Beck – Brut Rose – South Africa $12.00
Abundant cr…

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