Grapes you may not have heard of but will love!
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Tonnino Organic Grillo 2017 (Italy), $12.59/bottle by the case (Reg. $13.99) Grillo is the flagship white grape of Sicily. This organic selection offers a bouquet of apple, peach & banana, along with tropical and citrus notes. The palate is soft and full of rich fruit. Enjoy as an aperitif, with seafood, or soups.
Tormaresca Neprica Red Blend 2014 (Italy), $13.49/bottle by the case (Reg. $14.99) 40% Negroamaro, 30% Primitivo, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon – Did you see it? Neprica, named for the blend of grapes in the bottle, has aromas of berries and light spicy licorice. Harmonious with balanced acidity and exhibiting flavors of dark fruit, chocolate and hints of anise.
Line 39 Petite Sirah 2016 (California), $8.99/bottle by the case (Reg. $9.99) Not to be confused as a smaller version of another favorite varietal It’s loved for its extraordinary deep color and full-bodied flavors of blueberry, chocolate, plums and black pepper. This selection pours aromas of cherries, tobacco, and warm baking spices with a hint of oak. It is zesty, complex, and calling out for a big juicy steak.
Big Smooth Zinfandel (California), $16.19/bottle by the case (Reg. $17.99) Vivid aromas of black plum, dried cherry, fig and that beautiful note of fresh bramble fruit. Additional notes of soy, black tea leaf and Tahitian vanilla add complexity with each swirl of the glass. A rich, full-bodied palate where juicy fruit flavors of boysenberry and pomegranate mingle with freshly shaved coconut and subtle black pepper notes. Distinct powdery smooth tannins, balance of flavor, structure and texture create an outstanding expression of this varietal. Pair this wine with your favorite BBQ staples— spicy baby back ribs, a good cheeseburger or a juicy rib eye steak.
Sangue di Giuda Sweet Red 2017 (Italy), $8.99/bottle by the case (Reg. $9.99) The blending of Barbera, Croatina, and Uva Rara create this rare sweet red wine with an intense fruity bouquet and Frizzante texture. It pairs wonderfully with desserts such as dry pastries, cookies and cakes. Serve slightly chilled and try it with dark chocolates.
Young’s Double Chocolate Stout (England), $2.70/bottle by the case (Reg. $3.00) This Stout has a wonderful deep black robe topped by a fine but persistent brown head. On the nose, it reveals aromas of roasted malt, chocolate and cocoa, prune and vanilla but also slight smoky notes. In the mouth, you will find a nice bitterness and roasted flavors that continue to the finish.