Wines of the Week

March 16th-30th

Raymond Vineyards ‘R’ Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Napa Valley, California

This Week Only – $14.99
Regular Price – $16.99
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Mix and match 12 bottles for 10% off!

The Raymond family arrived in Napa Valley in 1933 and became connected to the Beringer family via marriage in 1936. Roy worked as winemaker for Beringer from 1933-1970, when in 1970, he and his two sons set out on their own with the 90-acre estate property in Rutherford where the winery is located. They released their first commercial wine under the Raymond Vineyards label in 1974 and never looked back. Like all great American family stories, the Raymonds put hard work and a pioneering spirit into their winery. Their dedication has helped make Raymond Vineyards a classic Napa Valley icon. The family quickly earned acclaim for their elegant wines with a beautiful balance of finesse, power and complexity. Today, inspired by the vision of Proprietor Jean-Charles Boisset, Raymond is a dynamic destination dedicated to inspiring its guests’ passion for fine wine in an environment of exploration, creativity, and elegant whimsicality, where each in a series of diverse experiences progresses visitors into another world of discovery and exceptional wines. Further, Raymond’s Rutherford and St. Helena estate vineyards are certified organic and Biodynamic, and 100% of the winery’s power comes from renewable solar energy.

The Raymond ‘R’ Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2016 is a lively, elegant wine fermented 100% in stainless steel tanks. Bright aromas of melon and fresh lemon are accented by invigorating flavors of mango, pear, and lychee. With a crisp acidity and a smooth, mineral finish, this wine is the perfect pairing for a variety of dishes.

Durigutti Malbec Classico 2016

Mendoza, California

This Week Only – $16.99
Regular Price – $18.99
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Héctor and Pablo Durigutti were born in the Mendoza region, the cradle of wine, in Argentina. Their childhood was linked to a sensory world, with aromas, ingredients, and flavors that, over time, led them to become winemakers. United by memories and the same passions, they began a small family winery in 2002 and became the spearhead of a new generation of winemakers in Argentine viticulture. Héctor and Pablo are now two of Argentina’s most sought-after consulting ecologists after putting Argentine Malbec on the international map in the late nineties, as well as having more connections with old-vine landowners than anyone else in the region.

The Durigutti Malbec Classico, their flagship Malbec bottling, represents what Héctor and Pablo Durigutti do best. It is a juicy, fruit-forward example of the varietal, while at the same time astonishingly complex on the palate. High-altitude fruit provides structure and power, while fruit from warmer areas add brightness and supple texture. Fragrant bouquet with floral notes, sweet spices and smoke, more black fruit (black cherry) than red fruit, intense, supple, dense, and powerful.

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