March 2018 Manager’s Picks

March 2018 Manager picks

Jean-Luc Columbo Cotes Du Rhone France, Nose: Seductive aromas of red fruits, coriander and bay leaf. Palate: This is a fresh and silky wine, with notes of licorice and spice on the palate. $14.99

Secco-Bertani Italy: Hints of redcurrants, blackberries and cocoa powder on the nose, together with spicy notes of black pepper, cloves and nutmeg. On the palate a pleasant flavor of red fruit, sour cherries, concentrated cherry and black tea, followed by fine, powdery tannins with a coffee bean finish. It is a plush wine with good weight and the typical complexity of mature vineyards, though still young and vibrant. $27.99

Heritance Sauvignon Blanc Napa: Valley Tropical fruit, Meyer lemon and pineapple, with hints of orange blossom. Palate: Nuances of melon and Asian pear which gives way to good acidity and crispness followed by a smooth lingering finish. $13.99

Boizel Champagne France: The robe is brilliant straw gold. The effervescence shows great finesse with tiny bubbles in swirling columns. The expressive, fine and fresh nose opens on white flowers aromas (hawthorn) followed by an elegant fruity ambiance with notes of white peach, apricot, hints of citrus fruits and brioche. Its texture is seductive, fresh and round, well balanced. The first aromas are magnified, joined by intense notes of pear compote and acacia honey. The final is rich with lovely persistence. $49.99