Time to say bye-bye...
Get 'em for 33% OFF!
Look, I'm not saying anything is wrong with them...
I just can't have them around anymore, you know?
If anything these 39 wines from Germany, Alsace, Austria, Loire Valley and Catalanes are at a beautiful stage in their life and will make for perfect Memorial Day drinking.
Wines from those 4 regions are generally known as retailer wines: we fine wine merchants love these wines... we taste them with the winemakers when they visit our shops and they make us smile... we visit the wineries and fall in love with the food, charm of the towns, and vibrancy of their wines.
Only problem is? They don't sell.
You never buy them.
Not that it bothers me too much because
I end up drinking a lot of them myself. Yup... that's pretty much what happens with us wine merchants and Alsatian, German, Austrian, Loire Valley and Catalanes wines: we fall in love with wines... we buy them... we stock them... they collect dust... then we drink them.
It's really not a bad thing. Like I said these white wines age beautifully... better than a lot of reds. But I think I speak collectively for most wine merchants when I say we want you to at least try them. Break away from your comfortable "house wine" and try the
freakin' juice we love!
We love how crunchy and minerally these bright high-acid wines are... we love the razor-sharp
crispness that cuts through every rich cream sauce that adorns your favorite dish... we love the
adrenaline pumping aromatics when we stick our nose in the glass... we love how they're cool and nerdy... mostly we love how you don't love them as much as we do... more for us to drink.
But every once in a while we've gotta say
"bye-bye"... after all it's rosé season and I've got a boatload of pink juice to start drinking.
This entire Memorial Day Weekend
~ FRIDAY, SATURDAY & SUNDAY ~
I'll be in personally popping corks on a lot of these beauties
and offering them to you for 33% Off
until they're gone!
son of a bitch alsatians
Zind Humbrecht 2005 Gewurztraminer SGN $159.99 $107.19
Zind Humbrecht 2005 Pinot Gris SGN $129.99 $87.09
Zind Humbrecht 2005 Gewurztraminer VT $79.99 $53.59
Zind Humbrecht 2010 Pinot Gris Calcaire $49.99 $33.49
Albert Mann 2007 Riesling Schlossberg VT $59.99 $40.19
Albert Mann 2011 Riesling Cuvee Albert $29.99 $19.99
Albert Mann 2011 Pinot Gris Rosenberg $29.99 $19.99
Schoffit 2010 Chasselas Vieilles Vignes $24.99 $16.74
Pfaffenheim 2011 Gewurztraminer $22.99 $15.39
Zinck 2011 Riesling $19.99 $13.39
Zinck 2011 Pinot Blanc $16.99 $11.38
goddam germans and austrians
Leitz 2007 Rüdesheimer Rottland Alte Reben $69.99 $46.89
Leitz 2009 Rüdesheimer Berg Rottland Spatlese $34.99 $23.44
St Urbans Hof 2007 Laurentiuslay Spatlese $49.99 $33.49
Schafer Fröhlich 2009 Felseneck Spatlese $49.99 $33.49
Reinhold Haart 2009 Goldtropfchen Kabinett $29.99 $19.99
Reinhold Haart 2008 Goldtropfchen Spatlese $39.99 $26.79
Forstmeister Geltz 2009 Zilliken Rausch Spatlese $39.99 $26.79
Theo Minges 2007 Froschkonig Spatlese $34.99 $23.44
Monchhof 2009 Urzig Wurzgarten Spatlese $29.99 $19.99
Schloss Dieser 2008 Juffer Sonnenuhr Spatlese $29.99 $19.99
Schloss Vollrads 2013 QBA $14.99 $9.99
Pfeffingen 2008 Scheurebe Spatlese $24.99 $16.74
Huber 2006 Berg Gruner Veltliner $39.99 $26.79
Pichler 2007 Riesling Smaragd Loibner Berg $69.99 $46.89
Strauss 2011 Scheurebe Samling Classic $14.99 $9.99
frickin-A loire valley and catalanes
Baumard 2005 Clos Catherine Coteaux du Layon $49.99 $33.49
Baumard 2005 Coteaux du Layon $44.99 $30.14
Les Loges de la Folie 2007 Montlouis Sec $29.99 $19.99
Nicolas Idiart 2012 Sancerre $29.99 $19.99
Serge Dagueneau 2012 Les Pentes Pouilly Fume $24.99 $16.74
Noel Bougrier 2013 Vouvray $24.99 $16.74
Louis Armand 2013 Muscadet Sevre et Maine $17.99 $12.04
Reverdy 2009 Sancerre Rouge $29.99 $19.99
C&T Breton 2011 Bougueil Rouge $29.99 $19.99
Janvier 2012 Cuvee du Rosier Rouge $19.99 $13.39
Domaine Gauby 2005 Vieilles Vignes $44.99 $30.14
Domaine Gauby 2009 Les Calcinaires $24.99 $16.74
Meet & Taste with the
4pm - 6pm!
Count Sebastiano Capponi of Villa Calcinaia is the real deal. He's the 20th generation of the Capponi family to run the 500-acre estate of Villa Calcinaia, a family-owned winery located in the town of Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany. Covered in vineyards and olive groves Tuscany is world renowned for its wine and olive oil. In fact, modern Italy is the world's largest wine producer and produces 25% of the world's olive oil. The Count overseas the production of top quality Tuscan wine as well as extra virgin olive oil. Speaking of which...
We'll have a nice spread of cheeses, charcuterie, flatbreads, spreads and crostini from our DiBruno Bros section to pair up with his wines!
FREE... yup, we're cool like that.
Villa Calcinaia 2012 Comitale
Regularly Priced at $19.99
$14.79 with 10-pack Sampler Purchase!
The white grapes - Grechetto and Vernaccia - are straight from the freshest vineyards of the estate and are hand-picked and passed through a soft-pressure press.
The color of the wine is straw-yellow with shades of green. A fruity bouquet a lemon-lime explodes in the glass! It's so well-balanced on the palate with it's clean razor sharp acidity and big bold fruit.
Great with grilled fish or white meat dishes.
Villa Calcinaia 2013 Rosato
Regularly Priced at $19.99
$14.79 with 10-pack Sampler Purchase!
Manually harvested Canaiolo grapes from the vineyard of San Piero al Pino are fermented in stainless steel tanks after only 6 hours of skin contact.
Lively, bright and refreshing! Medium-bodied, well balanced with good acidity. On the nose ripe blood orange and grapefruit aromas with hints of herbs. On the palate the wine shows red fruit and citrus with a long tingly finish. Very versatile and food friendly.
Pair it up with fish, poultry dishes and vegetarian fare.
Villa Calcinaia 2011 Chianti Classico
Regularly Priced at $24.99
$18.49 with 10-pack Sampler Purchase!
The select grapes of the traditional red Chianti variety are hand-picked from the vineyards on the estate between mid-September and the beginning of October, and fermented in stainless-steel tanks for the production of Sebastiano's Chianti Classico. His wine is aged in French oak barrels for 12 months.
The color of the wine is ruby-red with garnet highlights. On the palate traces of cherry and vanilla mingle nicely with the toasty oak notes.
This wine is best served with hearty sauces, pasta, roasts and game.
Villa Calcinaia 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva
Regularly Priced at $39.99
$29.59 with 10-pack Sampler Purchase!
This wine is produced from the estate's best vineyards on the hills. The ripe and perfectly healthy grapes are fermented for 12-15 days and the aged for 18 months in Slavonian oak and then transferred to small French oak barrels for an additional 6 months.
The color of Villa Calcinaia's Chianti Classico Riserva is a mature deep ruby and the bouquet is equally as mature in its fruit presence. It's well-balanced even with the 24 months in oak... shows great plummy fruit.
On the palate it's as velvety as a '70's Elvis portrait given its solid structure and its well integrated traces of wood. The finish is spicy and persistent. Save this wine for special occasions, with rich meat dishes, or just as an added enjoyment during good conversation!
Villa Calcinaia 2007 Casarsa
Regularly Priced at $49.99
$36.99 with 10-pack Sampler Purchase!
A Supertuscan made mainly from Merlot grapes and a blend of local varieties following a pattern which may vary from one vintage to another. This stellar blend is aged for 18 months in French oak and reveals a red-blackish color of good depth and tone. The bouquet is faint at first but gradually expands and increases when it sits in the glass for a bit... I recommend decanting for at least 2 hours. The wine provides a firm structure on the palate; it is smooth and the firm tannins remind me of the fact that this is pretty serious Merlot. I love this wine... pour it on!
FranksWine TUSCAN GRILL 10-pack Sampler Pack!
You get 2 Bottles of Each Wine for Only $229.99!!
You Save $79.91... That's 26% Off!!!