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New England Wine & Spirits

Friday March 16, 2018

4pm – 7pm

1.  D’arenberg Hermit Crab                           $15.99                       Sale $13.99

Viognier-Marsanne blend

Don’t worry, the hermit crabs are in the limestone soil not the wine and are fossils.  The nose is wonderfully aromatic and covers a broad spectrum of characters from white stone fruits and citrus through to ginger, spice and nuts. The palate is equally as giving with good fruit generosity, well etched, crisp acidity, and a super fine citrus finish.  Hermit Crab will complement local peeky toe crab and sole.


2.  Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Rose                                   $14.99           Sale $13.99  

Even though there is snow all around, Spring starts next week and what goes better with Spring

than rose?  Although most of you will think of Provence, this rose made from pinot noir is one our most popular roses and is from the Rheinpfalz in Germany.  Exhibiting lovely strawberry fruit,the wine has just a hint of sweetness and effervescence and is light and refreshing.


3.  Chinon, La Vigne en Veron                                   $18.99                       Sale $14.99

Although the Loire Valley is known mostly for its white wines, it produces one of the most elegant reds in France, Chinon, which is made entirely from Cabernet Franc.  "Vigne en Veron" Chinon is a fresh, lively Cabernet Franc with an elegant nose of red berries, violets and wild herbs. The bright, fruit-forward palate offers lovely floral notes backed by raspberry, cassis and a touch of pepper, with hints of tobacco appearing on the lingering finish.


4.  Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzi                               $11.99            2 for $20.00

Sometimes we forget about some our most popular wines such as this Italian red from Abruzzi in

southern Italy.  It has rich and ripe dark cherry fruit, along with attractive spicy, smoky notes and is fleshy and full, with surprising depth and length.  One of the very few 2 for $20.00s that got a 90 points from the Wine Spectator.


5.  Neipoort Twisted Duoro Tinto                           $18.99                    Sale $15.99

Although most Port houses are British owned, Niepoort Port, founded in 1842 by a Dutch family is one of the most popular Port houses in Europe.  However, with the waning of dessert wines, many Port houses are using the traditional Port grapes to make excellent table wines.  The idea behind Twisted is the creation of a pleasant, easy drinking red wine, keeping complexity, mineral notes and great depth, like the classic Douro wines.


6.  Michael David 6th Sense Syrah, Lodi                           $15.99           Sale $13.99

Syrah continues to be the poor stepsister of the California red wine scene, but there are some

great rewards for those who are willing to try something a little different, especially if it’s Syrah

from Lodi.  “Big but well poised and supple, this luxuriously ripe-tasting, mouthfilling, semisweet wine has enormous fruit flavors of black cherry and black currant wrapped in velvety, fine-grained tannins. It's so smooth that it's firm structure is not readily apparent.”  90 pts WE