Fall has arrived! Come celebrate with us!
Atomium Premier Grand Cru 6 Grain (Belgium), $2.47/bottle by the case (Reg. $2.75) This combination of barley, spelt, rye, maize, wheat and buckwheat is what provides this brew’s incomparable character. Orange zest and coriander seeds establish a full-bodied, balanced flavor palate. This Champagne-like Belgian golden strong ale is spritzy and packed with lots of fruit and spice flavors – pineapple, lemon and banana backed with bready malts, while clove and herbs add subtle dark tones.
Largas Horas Reserva Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Chile), $10.79/bottle by the case (Reg. $11.99) “Long Hours” provides racy citrus fruits backed by a hint of apricot and herb. A trace of grapefruit emerges in the finish. Pair with shrimp, white fish, salads, or blue cheese any time of year.
Bosque de Plata Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Chile), $10.79/bottle by the case (Reg. $11.99) Red with purple highlights. Fruit forward and fresh with berry fruit aromas. Those fruits carry through the palate and are accentuated by white pepper, toasted savory herb and a floral note. Very versatile – pairs well with most any meat, Asian dishes, and cheeses.
Mayu Carmenere-Syrah 2014 (Chile), $12.59/bottle by the case (Reg. $13.99)
90 Points – Wine Advocate – 55% Carmenere, 45% Syrah Spicy, fruit-driven, with a nice mixture of black pepper, smoky bacon, bright cherries and herbal, leafy aromas. The palate is velvety and approachable, with softer tannins and a moderate acidity. The aftertaste is definitively cracked black peppercorns. It would be great with some lamb chops.
Chocolate Shop (Idaho), $11.69/bottle by the case (Reg. $12.99) Black cherry, dark chocolate, and hints of cocoa powder intermingle with the senses. Nuances of red wine and residual sugar linger on the smooth finish. Think chocolate truffles in a glass. Serve slightly chilled.