Wines of the Week

Sept. 7–21

Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Rutherford, California

This Week Only – $18.99
Regular Price – $21.99
Mix and match 6 bottles for 5% off.
Mix and match 12 bottles for 10% off!

At the age of 22, Michael Honig took the reins of his struggling family vineyard and winery. With an old meat locker for an office, a shoebox marked “Misc” for an accounting system, and without any formal training, he began canvassing the streets of San Francisco, selling wine and delivering it himself. Over the last 30 years, Michael has surrounded himself with an incredible team, and transformed the family business into a thriving success. With his seemingly endless energy, Michael, often referred to as “the James Brown of the wine industry,” spends 75% of his time out in the world connecting with people and introducing them to Honig wines.

Bright, crisp, and fresh, the Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2017 features flavors and aromas that are reminiscent of peaches, ripe pear, lime, and grapefruit, accented by floral and tropical fruit notes. Medium-bodied with a lengthy finish.

Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile 2014

Toscana, Italy

This Week Only – $21.99
Regular Price – $24.99
Mix and match 6 bottles for 5% off.
Mix and match 12 bottles for 10% off!

91 points—James Suckling

Acquired in 1978, the Fattoria del Cerro estate was already an established part of the Montepulciano winemaking community under the Baiocchi family, who founded the estate in 1922. This long-standing tradition allowed Fattoria del Cerro to play a major role in the renaissance this area experienced with the creation of the DOCG appellations in 1980. Fattoria del Cerro emerged from this transitional period as one of the foremost producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and is now the largest private estate producing Vino Nobile. The spaciousness and the different varietals of the vineyards allow great focus on nature and on its best local expressions by selecting the best grapes to make high quality wines.

Vivid ruby red color and good concentration, Fattoria del Cerro Vino Nobile 2014 gives off an intense fragrant aroma of fruity notes of wild black cherry, violet, and vanilla. Full-bodied and well-balanced with silky tannins and a long tasty finish.

Don’t miss Joe’s other specials this week!