Wines of the Week

Jan. 11-25

Graziano Chenin Blanc 2016

Mendocino Valley, California

This Week Only – $15.99
Regular Price – $17.99
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The Graziano Family has a long line of winemakers and grape growers dating back to the early 1900’s. Vincenzo Graziano and his wife Angela immigrated to America to eventually find their way to Mendocino County where they started growing grapes and making wine in 1918. In the late 1920’s Vincenzo had to depend on selling grapes to home winemakers on the east coast and bootlegging wine to support his family. In the 1940’s after Prohibition and the Depression, Vincenzo, along with other local grape growers, formed the Mendocino Vineyards Winery, which eventually was sold and merged into the historically significant Cresta Blanca Winery in the town of Ukiah. Like his family before him, Gregory, Vincenzo’s grandson, now carries on the family winemaking tradition that his grandfather set the foundation for.

Graziano Chenin Blanc combines the mineral-laced steely acidity and structure of a classic Loire-style wine, with the rich, creamy texture and roundness and fullness of fruit of a California wine. Aromas of wet stone, peaches, pear, and citrus all co-mingle in this racy, complex wine.

Kokomo Winery Cuvée 2017

Sonoma County, California

This Week Only – $20.99
Regular Price – $22.99
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Kokomo Winery is perched on the east side of Dry Creek Valley amidst the 120 acres of prime benchland vineyards of Timber Crest Farms. Owner and Winemaker Erik Miller started the winery in 2004 naming it after his hometown of Kokomo, IN, and decided on a Coastal Cypress Tree as a logo to signify his move out west. Erik had always dreamed of moving west. After graduating from Purdue University in 1999, he set his sights on Sonoma County in order to pursue his dreams. “I traded in the soybeans and cornfields for the brighter skies, rolling hills and vineyards”, Erik said. “With my Midwestern values, I approached the new territory with a promise to always treat the farmers and business the same – with respect.” Kokomo Winery has been making its mark in Sonoma County, unfailingly earning 90+ ratings, Best of Class, and Gold Medals across all their varietals since the beginning.

The Kokomo Cuvée 2017 is inspired by the wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. A unique blend of Syrah, Grenache, Carignane, and Petite Sirah, it is framed by a sturdy structure of depth, spice, and individuality. The main goal for this blend was to make a beautiful wine with many layers and intricacies that harmonize together into a seamless and delicious wine. “My Cuvée is an opportunity for me to use the entire spice rack of my cellar and put together a blend that is consistent with what the vintage gave me.” – Erik Miller

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