Friday, March 6, 2009


Our main wine sales guy, Alfonse (aka the Alien) has his featured selections for the month of March. These wines are always ones that I will have difficulty keeping in because he's busy sending them home with the customers. Check 'em out:

2008 Sebeka Chenin Blanc South Africa $6 Crisp and refreshing with lemon zest and zingy acidity.Perfect spring refresher with a chicken ceasar or shrimp.

2007 Mac Murray Ranch Pinot Gris Sonoma $15 The perfect complement to spring fare with melon andhoney notes. A long, soft finishand plenty of citrus.

2007 Souverain Chardonnay Alexander val. $13 Buttery and expressive with honeysuckle and fresh apple pienotes. Perfect with rare Ahi tuna.

2007 Sebeka Shiraz/Pinotage South Africa $6 Blackberry jam and currantsmesh with a hint of mocha andspicebox. Perfect with a shitakemushroom sandwich or a burger.

2007 MontGras Carmenere Chili $12 Poweful and complex with darkchocolate and mint notes. A uniquetwist on this hard to find bordeauxvarietal. Great with braised ribs.

2005 Three Saints Cab Santa Ynez Ca. $20 One of the best wines in the store under $50. The perfectcelebration wine. A cellar selectionthat can be consumed now or in10 years. Perfect with a porterhouse with sauteed mushrooms.

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