We're hoping you all had a nice Thanksgiving!

We all did, and though we are all still full from all of that food, we're OPEN today, regular hours: 10:00 - 6:00.  We will also be open tomorrow, Saturday, November 25 from 10:00 - 5:00.



And for your calendars, we are usually closed on Sundays, but we will be open the following two Sundays:

Sunday, December 17:  Noon - 4:00PM

Sunday, December 24:  Noon - 4:00PM

They're here!

The Holidays, that is.  With Turkey Day behind us, we now see December coming into view, and all the madness that comes with it!  The timing of our Anniversary and its subsequent sale is perfect for those of us needing wine for all of our December entertaining, as the sale will run through the end of the year!



To give you an idea as to what may be on sale, here are a couple of goodies from our Rhône section:



2013 Ventoux Rouge, Domaine Fondrèche

Winemaker Sébastien Vincenti is no stranger to the Rhône Valley, having spent a few years under the tutelage of the widely respected, André Brunel.  Sébastien has some of the finest terroir in the Ventoux region, east of the river.  In 2013, he discontinued his prestigious "Nadal" label, and combined the fruit which normally went to those bottles with his entry-level "Fayard," to make this Ventoux Rouge.  Made from 50% Grenache, 40% Syrah, and 10% Mourvèdre, think of it as a classier wine than previous incarnations of his entry-level red.  With that sale price, it's a no-brainer!

Reg. $16.99  Sale $9.95

Or ...

if your needs call for something a little more special, there are some fancy northern Rhône wines on sale too, such as:



2011 Côte Rôtie Champon's, Domaine Stéphane Pichat

The wines from Côte Rôtie can be some of the hardest wines to track down.  The vineyards are located on super steep hillsides along the banks of the Rhône River in the north, and let's just say machine harvesting is impossible.  We've been importing Stéphane Pichat's Côte Rôtie wines since the 2010 vintage, and we've been loving them ever since.  We're not alone here, here's what former Wine Advocate Rhône Valley reviewer, Jeb Dunnuck had to say about Pichat's 2011 Champon's:



"Comprised all of Syrah and aged 24 months in 40% new French oak, the 2011 Côte Rôtie Champon’s exhibits a perfumed, complex bouquet of black raspberry, smoke, incense, saddle leather, violets and underbrush. This is followed by a medium to full-bodied, supple, elegant and pure 2011 that can be consumed any time over the coming 10-15 years.



Run by the young Stéphane Pichat (who worked for Jean-Michel Gerin and Gilbert Clusel in the Rhone, as well as a stint in Sonoma), Domaine Pichat has produced superb wines in both 2011 and 2012. The vinification here is quite modern, with the grapes mostly destemmed, and then plenty of new oak (and extended duration) used in aging (also called elevage in French). Nevertheless, the wines show beautiful Cote Rotie meatiness and have seamless, polished textures. Moving to the 2011s, this too is a serious, solid lineup that makes the most of the vintage."

Reg. $63.99  Sale $45.95