Hello children. Today we’re going to talk about great deals on wine. Did you know that The Wine House has a mixed case of quality, bargain wines that changes every month, packaged with tasting notes for an amazing low price? And if that’s not enough, if you really like something, check out that reorder price!
Reorder Special !!! 20% off 6 bottles or more of any regularly priced Dirty Dozen wine! Or 10%/Net Wines • 5%/ Sale Wines
Click here to purchase the Dirty Dozen for $109.
2006 Rosé, Mas Carlot – $10.49, $8.39 reorder
Ah, the long, warm days of springtime remind us that Rosé is not just for cooking in warm kitchens. Mas Carlot’s offering is, as always, zesty, vibrant, and layered with bright red fruit. Just the ticket for meals alfresco, did anyone say Cobb salad?
2006 Chardonnay, Lalande – $12.99, $10.39 reorder
Okay, it’s not white Burgundy, but it’s Chardonnay from France. Yves Grassa’s bright white wines from Gascony are long on flavorful fun, yet priced at a level where you can buy ‘em by the case. In the waning days of crab season, try this.
2006 Domaine de Pouy – $8.99, $7.19 reorder
Talk about great white wine for next-to-nothing! The 2006 Domaine de Pouy is here, and even Mr. Parker himself bestowed it as the best white wine for the price on a bulletin board recently. Bright and crisp, sporting a new label, take it on a picnic.
2005 Pinot Auxerrois, Ehrhart – $16.59, $13.27 reorder
This clone of Pinot Blanc thrives in the Val St. Gregoire vineyard near Wettolsheim where Monsieur Ehrhart toils at his domaine. Fresh, fleshy fruit buoyed by crisp acidity make this an ideal partner for those nibbly bits like cheese and olives.
2006 Montravel Blanc, Chateau Calabre – $11.99, $9.59 reorder
Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon are what they blend to make white Bordeaux. A few kilometers up the Dordogne Valley from Bordeaux is the appellation of Montravel. This is serious juice, folks. It shows all of the aromatic character of Sauvignon Blanc, but in the palate the Semillon gives it a wider, rounder mouth-feel setting up a happy-camper secret smile.
2006 Viognier, Domaine des Cantarelles – $15.99, $12.79 reorder
Known more for their Cabernet/Syrah, Domaine des Cantarelles’ Viognier is not to be missed. The climate in their vineyards is ideal for the variety. Fermented half in tank, half in barrel, it displays the delicacy of the grape without conking you over the head. Hmmm, sunny afternoon, warm temps, shorts, flip-flops, and fish tacos … brilliant!
2006 Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Domaine des Amouriers – $12.59, $10.07 reorder
A VDP masquerading as a Côtes du Rhône … honestly, in this case, who could tell the difference? Plenty of medium, purple fruit, a hint of herbs, a little spice, and a racy structure that makes one scratch their head and wonder, “How much did this cost?” Definitely the one to stock up on in case you’re throwing a party or barbecue … perfect with grilled burgers.
2005 Merlot, Praxis – $14.98 net price, $13.48 reorder
A customer recently was touting “a great California Merlot” to us, and in our minds, we usually think, “Wow, it must be nice, being able to afford California wines”. When they told us it was under $15, we had to try it. Well, we did, we love it, and now you can pick it up here. This is serious Merlot … under $15 (okay, barely). Pour it with that duck breast!
2004 Bergerac Rouge, Chateau Calabre – $7.95 sale price, $7.55 reorder
Okay, here’s one for all the “I don’t like sweet, fruit-forward, jammy wine” types. Made with 60% Merlot, and equal parts Cab Franc and Sauvignon, this wine shows more herbs and earth. The fruit pops out to say hi every now and then when you least expect it; then the earthiness takes back over. A roasted beet salad with feta cheese would bring out the best in this.
2005 Garnacha, Artero – $ 9.98 net price, $8.98 reorder
Well I’ve never been to Spain, but I like the Garnacha. That’s not how Three Dog Night wrote it, but had they tried this delicious price-busting red, they would have! It has a wide mouth-feel that hits that spot in the corners of your palate that just make you say, “Ah”. Delicious on its own, it would pair well con Tortilla d’España.
2005 Syrah Tradition, Mas des Aveylans – $10.99, $8.79 reorder
Believe it or not there are times when some wines in our shop go untasted for lengthy periods of time. We spied Anya taking a bottle home night after night … well, when you see that, nothing else needs to be said. This is honest, tank-fermented Syrah that displays its fruity side without make-up. Break out the grill, the tri-tip, and don’t forget the Mas des Aveylans!
2005 Cabernet/Syrah, Mas des Bressades – $18.69, $14.95 reorder
If you’ve had Cyril Marès’ Cabernet/Syrahs from other vintages, you know what we’re talking about when we say you can’t have enough of this wine. Yes it’s an ’05, and there are so many others to choose from, but we love this for its perfect balance of dark, ripe fruit, fine tannins, and youthfulness which make it an ideal wine to serve with a sizzlin’ steak.
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