New England Wine & Spirits
July 12, 2019
1. Escale Sauvignon, Blanc $11.99 2 for $20.00
This pale-yellow Sauvignon Blanc from Languedoc-Roussillon has aromas of gooseberry and Myer lemon. This is a well structured Sauvignon Blanc, with grassy and citrus tones which is a great wine for hot summer meals and parties.
2. Forrester’s Petit Chenin Blanc $11.99 2 for $20.00
South African Chenin Blanc wines are among the world's finest and Ken Forrester’s Chenins are among the best. This has a slightly rounded edge, offering meringue and lemon chiffon notes. Fresh and lively overall, with pretty yellow apple, fennel and green plum flavors holding sway through the finish. Drink now.
3. Mercer Horse Heaven Sauvignon Blanc $13.99 Sale Price $10.99
For generations the Mercer Family had been growing wine grapes that they sold to some of the
best known Washington State wineries before they started their own winery. The grapes for this
Sauvignon Blanc come from the Princeton Vineyard in Horse Heaven Hills, one of the best sites
for Sauvignon Blanc in the Columbia Valley. White peach and grapefruit flavors combine with notes of citrus zest. The fruit is lush and juicy in the mouth with bright, fresh, acidity.
4. Greg Norman Santa Barbara Chard $14.99 2 For $16.00
Although Greg Norman has been one of the top Pro golfers whose focused, aggressive style of playing has earned him the sobriquet “The Shark,” he has always been interested in fine wines. In 1996, he established Greg Norman Estates dedicated to making excellent yet affordable wines from his native Australia and from California. This Chardonnay has an inviting nose which leads to a soft, elegant palate where the tropical fruit, crisp apple and creamy lemon flavors complement one another.
5. Albrect Lucien Riesling, Alsace $17.99 Sale Price $14.99
Going back to its founding in 1698, Albrecht Lucien has been known for its well-made and well-priced wines. Alsace is famous for its dry and refreshingly crisp Rieslings. Notes of freshly cut lemon on the nose turn into fully fledged, almost fizzy lemon freshness on the palate. This is fruit-driven, easy but ever so refreshing.
6. Domaine de Pellehaut Rose, Gascony $10.99 Sale Price $8.99
Beautiful blush color, intense aromatic expression of raspberries and strawberries which follows in the
mouth with a remarkable balance of freshness and aromatics. A blend of Cabernet, Merlot, Syrah and Malbec, this lovely rose from the home of d’Artagnan has a big taste for an inexpensive wine.
7. La Petite Perriere Pinot Noir, Loire $11.99 2 for $20.00
Since 1790, the Saget family has made excellent wines in the Loire Valley and today owns over 50%
of the best vineyards in Sancerre--Sauvignon Blanc for the whites and Pinot Noir for the roses and reds.
The grapes for this wine come from vineyards located just outside of the Sancerre boundary, but the wines are excellent at a great savings to your wallet. Serve it slightly chilled for summer.