February 2023 Manager’s Picks

February 2023Manager Picks

Illuminati Riparosso Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Italy) Nose: Red fruit, pleasant, persistent.
Taste: In the mouth it reveals a beautiful fullness, deep, full, round, harmonious, persistent with a licorice finish. 92 pts James Suckling $14.99

Hamilton Creek Cabernet Franc (Napa Ca) Supple, with flavors of dark berry, spice and herbal flavors. The lavish palate’s tannic backbone is distinct and leads into a well-structured, long finish. Pair with stews, meatballs in tomato sauce, turkey with cranberry, lentils, roasted red pepper or spinach quiche. $20.99

Willm Riesling (Alsace France) the nose presents notes of fresh fruit and citrus aromas. In the mouth, the attack is fresh and well-structured, and the flavor is reminiscent of fresh fruits and citrus. A persistent, slightly spicy finish. $14.99

Dry Creek Vineyards (Sonoma Ca) At first swirl, aromatics of honeydew, watermelon and mango spring forward from the glass with floral notes of jasmine and orange blossom. On the palate, the wine has refreshing flavors of peach, Meyer lemon and cucumber with hints of geranium, white tea and white pepper. The mouthfeel is soft but inviting, with a voluptuous texture. This classic, Loire Valley-style wine is excellent when paired with fresh oysters, seafood, or just about anything! $15.99