Updated Januray 10, 2013
The following are "Team Brinkmann's" recommendations for wines that will pair well with all sorts of entrees, sides and even desserts. Of course, we welcome you to come in and see us if you have questions or need more direction. But if you're in a hurry... print out this list. It's a great place to start!
As one of my all-time favorite Champagnes, Taittinger Brut La Francaise is a fantastic choice for any celebration, holiday, or Tuesday night! It is one of the few remaining Champagne houses who is independently owned by the Taittinger Family themselves with over 712 acres to their name (one of the largest in Champagne!). They include a high proportion of Chardonnay in each bottle, yielding a find quality with incredible structure and depth. You'll experience suble hints of honey, toast, kpoached pear, lemon curd and black currant followed by a long, creamy, vibrant finish.
Light gold in appearance this affordable sparkler has citrus and floral on the nose as well as fruit friendly and mineral palate. $15.99
Silky, elegant and full of flavor from Cole Ranch Vineyards. E.L. Sterling has a long history of exceptional wines through patience and experimentation. This 2007 is his finest release. Enjoy at $25.99.
Pali Highlands is crafted from 54% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon. Start of the new year right with a wine palate that is vibrant with flavors of fresh cherry, plum, and cinnamon giving way to a lingering candied blackberry finish. $33.99
From the producers of Educated Guess comes their phenomenal Reserve Cabernet, Hypothesis. Dark, rich, and full of flavor, this Cab is a great one to pair with grilled meats and tomato-based pasta dishes. Enjoy tonight @ $39.99
Crisp and elegantly styled, with floral apple and yeasty spice aromas that lead to layered flavors of baked pear, citrus and creamy vanilla. It scored 90 point from Wine Spectator as well. $27.99
This fantastic Petite Sirah comes to us from Paso Robles in California. Their "Tower 15" label pays homage to the beach where the "Tower 15 greets surfers, sunbathers and seagulls." Rich, dark, inky and delicious! $21.99
Pours a clear ruby brown. Aromas of raspberry and malt. Taste of raspberry and a nice base brown ale. Great for fireside sipping during cold weather. $13.99/6pk
Nice for the price. Great everyday Cabernet @ $13.99 and even good with a little chill. Available in chardonnay and merlot, as well.
Gran Sasso Pinot Grigio, NOW: $13.99-- (was $15.99)!!
For A Song "The Score" Merlot, NOW: $13.99-- (was $15.99)!!
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