Top 10 List

Top Ten New Arrivals for October!

J L Chave Mon Coeur Cotes du Rhone 2011

This is a blend of Grenache and Syrah from purchased fruit that has wonderful texture, layers of fruit, and character. While it has plenty of weight, the true success of this wine is all the flavor that bubbles just under the surface.  

Domaine Le Fay d’Homme Muscadet 2011

The Fay d'Homme is a pure expression of the Gneiss soil. The acidity is present but not aggressive, with expression of white fruits, citrus and blossoms. The wine is immediately very well balanced and enjoyable right after bottling.

Aquitania Cabernet 2011

This delicious Cabernet has some SERIOUS firepower behind it. It has an elegant Macul nose that combines fresh red fruit, cassis, dried herbs, and red pepper. The palate is complete with smooth tannins and loads of red fruit.

Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Blanc 2012

A blend of Piquepoul and Roussanne, the 2012 Languedoc Blanc is a fresh, vibrant white. The Piquepoul Blanc brings this crunchy and vivid character and the Roussanne's citrus fruits and white flowers produce this striking wine with lovely aromatics and a full silky mouth-feel.

Billard Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2012

The 2012 is a layered with fresh cherries and red berries with touches of dried herbs and spice. The weight sits nicely on the palate and finishes with a nice wave of acidity. Bravo Billard. Bravo...

La Liquiere Faugeres Les Amandiers 2012

Les Amandiers is made from young vines resulting in fresh berry aromas : red currant, strawberry, black currant. A pleasant and tender wine, offering great aromatic freshness.

Banshee Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2012

Charming aromatically, this Chardonnay immediately hints toward Asian pear and apple flavors with an underlying cut of lemon framed by hints of Tahitian vanilla from fine grained French oak. It offers hints of more tropical flavors without ever fully realizing them and finishes with ample verve.

Barco de Piedra 2011

"It exhibits notes of flowers, licorice, new saddle leather, black currants and cherries. Medium to full-bodied, elegant, complex and on a fast maturity curve, it should be consumed over the next 2-3 years." 91 Points, the Wine Advocate, #202 Aug 2012

Ludovicus 2011

Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, smoky minerals and white pepper, plus a suggestion of dried rose. Silky on entry, then firmer in the middle, with flavors of red and black fruits and floral pastille. The floral quality repeats on the lively, subtly powerful finish.

Rickshaw Cabernet 2011

Dark plum, coffee grounds, and cassis. This base is buttressed by a few mountain sources that provide a streak of red fruit, verve, and structure.

Events

Cabernet Celebration Month Continues with our Thursday Night Tasting Featuring
Canard Vineyard!

Thursday Night
October 10, 2019
Town Wine and Spirits
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Cabernet Celebration Month is off to a roaring start! After our first in-store event this past Thursday evening cleared a large swath of our featured Cabernet selections, we had to restock on Friday and brought in a bunch of new things! We could not have been more pleased with how many of our customers came out to explore the Luxury side of the Cabernet. On Saturday, we poured 7 wines all under $25 retail. As staff we already knew all the wines but to taste all 7 side by side was a fascinating experience. This tasting was really able to showcase the diversity in Cabernet as the wines came from 7 different wine growing regions from across the globe.

For our next free in-store event, we are focusing on one specific winery from Napa Valley. Join Sid Lakhkar from Horizon Beverage as he pours the delicious wines from Canard Vineyards. He will be pouring from 4 pm to 7 pm on Thursday evening, October 10th, 2019. Seeing the Patriots play on Thursday Night Football, we can't think of a better pre-game plan! The entire wine team will be here to taste and talk about these wines through out! Or maybe just to drink them! Either way, we'll be here.

We were introduced to Canard Vineyard a month ago and were absolutely taken with the wines. This 35 year old Calistoga estate is producing sincere, authentic, and delicious reds. Normally, we will spend 30 minutes (tops!) to taste through a line-up that would include 6 wines. Our visit with Canard lasted an hour and 15 minutes! We were able to really spend the time to get to know both the wines individually and the style of the winery. The wines are all full-bodied yet elegant and refined. The concentration levels mirror the expectation of high quality Napa Valley reds so the wines have richness and mouth feel. Yet, despite the richness, the wines are reserved, balanced, and nuanced. They are pretty magically wines that deftly walk the line between power and elegance.

The tasting line-up will focus mainly on Cabernet but Canard also makes fabulous Merlot and Zinfandel so Sid will be pouring one of each of those in addition to the three Cabernets.

Personally, I can not express how impressed I am with these wines. I sincerely implore you to make some time on Thursday evening to stop by and experience these wines. They are 100% worth your time and effort to drive to Town Wine and Spirits.

We are currently planning on pouring the following:

Canard Estate Zinfandel 2016
Canard Adam's Blend 2015
Canard Throwback 2015
Canard The Rescuer 2015
Canard Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Did we say that this was a free event? Please plan on coming and spending some time with us!

We will build out a cheese and charcuterie board for the event as well. Big cabs can always benefit from a little bit of food. Plus we love cheese and cured meats!

We will have special feature pricing specifically for this event by the bottle!

Taste. Love. Buy.