December 2018 Manager’s Picks

December 2018 Manager picks

Chateau Lanessan (France) Impressive ripe blackberry and darker plum fruits with notes of earth and warm stones. The palate has a supple, even-paced and fresh fruited heart of red cherry and plum fruits.. Multilayered, elegant nose. Lovely structure on the palate with fleshy tannins and a long finish. 93 Pts James Suckling & 90-92 Pts Robert Parker $24.99

Merriam Vineyards Pinot Noir Cuvee’ ( Russian Rive Sonoma) Wonderful aromas of baking spices, cherry, cedar and rose petals. Easy drinking, fruit forward with hints of cherry, raspberry candy and vanilla. Long lingering finish that makes you want to go back for another sip. $29.99

Catena Chardonnay (Argentina) This wine offers notes of honey and tropical fruit flavors while lending notes of citrus, pears, peaches, and white flowers with a strong minerality and a delicated note of vanilla. The mouthfeel is clean, with a fresh, clean acidity. $19.99

Taylor Fladgate LBV (Portugal) The elegant and stylish nose combines fresh, intense blackcurrant and cherry aromas with subtle notes of licorice and spice. On the palate the rich and concentrated black fruit flavor is supported by firm but well integrated tannins. True to the Taylor Fladgate style the wine shows great balance and finesse. $21.99