Celebration Preparations - Sparkles And Sweet Decadence
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 12:15 PM
Tick Tock, Tick Tock ...
We're ten days away from the end of 2017!! What to do? Why, celebrate, of course!! If you're in need of wine to celebrate with, we've got you covered!
As is customary this time of year, sparkling wines are very popular as celebratory wines, and we have good stocks of fizz ranging from sub $20 sparklers to fancy, hard to find Champagnes. Click here for a link to our selection of bubbles.
If you like to celebrate like I do, then maybe a bottle of Sauternes from our anniversary sale is the way to go. I always like to celebrate with Bordeaux's Gold wines, and a glass of Sauternes on New Year's Day is a must, if one is going to have a sweet year!
Remember, our sale lasts through January 2, 2018, so if you haven't checked it out, time is running short.
Our ever-popular, dry, pear-scented, Giavi Prosecco is quite an elegant drink for its party-wine price. Careful - the bottle tends to be finished before you know it!
2005 Château De Malle Sauternes 375ml Reg. $27.98 SALE $19.95
From a vintage known for its abundant level of botrytis, the 2005 de Malle is showing rich aromas with citrus fruit and spicy aromas. The palate is well-balanced and harmonious. It's in a great spot right now.
Vivacious Champagne-method bubbly produced from organically farmed Côt, Cabernet Franc, and Grolleau grapes, grown on limestone-clay hillside soils. Fresh and crisp, with surprising complexity.
2007 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 375ml Reg. $44.98 SALE $34.95
"The palate is very pure and balanced with a wonderful seam of acidity that slices through the viscous botrytis fruit, quite spicy on the finish" - Neal Martin
2004 Pascal Doquet Grand Cru Le Mesnil Sur Oger Coeur De Terroir Reg. $99.98 SALE $74.95
Or one can go the way of true vintage Chamagne with this 2004 Grand Cru from Pascal Doquet. Expressive, yeasty, and nutty, 2004 was great for Chardonnay-based Champagne.
2005 Chateau De Fargues Sauternes 375ml Reg. $59.98 SALE $49.95
Owned by the Lur Saluces family (former owners of Château d'Yquem), the 2005 de Fargues is Sauternes lover's dream. It's intense, complex, rich, and powerful. It's a great wine - for now, or for up to 15-20 years.