The wine team understands how challenging it can be to find great new wines for the everyday weeknight dinner. You don’t want to lower your standards for a bottle of wine that will do your dinner justice, but you also can’t splurge every night (gotta save some pleasures for the weekend!). So we’ve decided to make it easy for our guests by finding great tasting wines at the best possible price and putting them in one can’t-miss-it location.
We’ve officially named our new section, located on the end of the shelves across from the deli (just turn around while you’re waiting for your sandwich!), the “Weeknight Wine Stash”. We’ll always have 4 different wines here, from which you can choose 3 bottles for $25 (or 6 for $45!) The selections will change monthly to keep it exciting and new. Take a peek at this month’s offerings:
Kila Cava n/v – Cava is the Champagne of Spain and Kila Cava has the pedigree of the finest sparkling wine in the world. Made from traditional Cava varietals Macabeo, Parellada, and Xarello, and aged 12 months on the lees, this wine has bright fresh fruit flavors with creamy, toasty notes.
Closerie de Lys Rouge 2009 – The Closerie de Lys wines are the second label of famed Languedoc producer Domaine Antugnac. This red is a well-crafted field blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, and Merlot with notes of black fruits and smoke with a smooth, elegant finish. Great for roast pork or a rack of lamb.
Closerie de Lys Rosé 2010 – Rosés are the perfect summer wine because they go with everything. These days they’ve moved beyond the old stereotype of being over-sweet; instead we come across dry, complex and satisfying rosés. The Closerie de Lys Rosé is made from Syrah, Cinsault, and Grenache. It has beautiful flavors of watermelon and cherries, and finishes with salty, mineral notes. Amazing with a roast chicken or a Caprese salad.
Tarima Monastrell 2009 – The Jumilla region in Spain offers some of the best wine value in the world. The Tarima, made from 100% Monastrell grapes (that’s Mouvedre in France), is sourced from 25-35 year old vines. With beautiful aromas of blueberries and herbs and plenty of savory fruit and earth notes on the palate, this full-bodied wine will go great with steaks or the summer BBQ.