Friday, March 6, 2009
THE ALIEN INVASION FOR MARCH
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.