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Stunning Super Tuscan – Only Five Cases Available

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We have been allocated five cases (6 bottle packs) of one of our favorite Super Tuscans – the Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna (2008). Rated 95 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, I have to say, I completely agree – this wine is huge, structured, intense, layered and spicy – in short – Glorious!

Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna 2008 – “The 2008 Valadorna is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an immensely modern and monumental wine that oozes forth with thick layers of sticky Indian spice or cardamom followed by black current, candied plum and toasted espresso. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030. “ 95 Points The Wine Advocate. Retail $75(SRP); Pinehurst Sale Price $62.99

Please reach out to us soon – these wines will disappear quickly with this pricing. Call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

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House Swine – Wines That Will Make You Squeal With Delight

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House Swine is a great new wine venture. They were kind enough to show their wines to our customers on Friday evening but if you were not there, we made sure you would not miss out. These wines are normally $19.99 but we can offer to let you mix and match at a huge saving – $199/case. You can put the rest in your PIGGY bank.

2012 House Swine Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County – is a beautifully styled Chardonnay. A good zesty acidity with granny smith apples, peaches and pears, good focus of fruit on the midpalate with hints of vanilla bean. The mouth feel is smooth and supple with a long finish and great cleansing acidity that means you can enjoy this with food or just sitting outside on a fall evening. Try it now and then tell your friends how good it tastes.

2011 House Swine Zinfandel, Paso Robles – Deep ruby color with notes of bramble, black raspberry and vanilla – like a raspberry sorbet. Mid-weight, the raspberry and blackberry energetically lifted by bright acidity the fruit core remains solid and focused on the midpalate great freshly cracked black and green pepper across the breadth of the palate. I don’t often encounter a Zin with this kind of interest value for the palate at a price point like this.

2010 House Swine Pinot Noir, Paso Robles – The palate integrates ripe bright red fruit currants and raspberry with dried cranberry, spice (cinnamon/clove) and vanilla. Altogether a well assembled quaffer that adds some quality and interest value to a label that provides some giggles and all at a price point that by the glass, the bottle or the case, will not hurt you.

Remember, these wines are normally $240/case but we can offer to let you mix and match at a huge saving – $199/case. They can also be bought by the bottle at $17.99.

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

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Wine Deals To Make You Forget It’s Almost Back To School

Montebuena 2010

For a limited time only!

Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay Columbia Valley Grand Estates – A smoking value, it gives up a crisp, clean feel, with lime, citrus blossom, green herbs and lively mineral qualities all coming together nicely in the glass. 89 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Sale $7.99; Regular Price $10.99.

2012 Liquid Geography Rosé – a Spanish production of a Provence-style Rosé (of Monastrell) whose profits ALL go to charity, supporting the TJ Martell Foundation in its efforts to find a cure for cancers. Simply stated, it is delicious – berry and spice predominate. Sale $7.99; Regular Price $10.99.

2010 Montebuena “Cuvée KPF” Rioja – Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. 90 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Sale $7.99; Regular Price $10.99.

Offer is good through Saturday September 6th 2014.

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

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Start your July 4th Weekend With A Bang!

Veeder

2011 Mt Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon. Black currant, cassis, mint earth herb and black pepper. The palate has an energetic attack led by ripe black/blue fruit, black cherry, layers of herb, mint sage, toast, dark chocolate on the nose with great minerality – like sea-salt, dark chocolate and caramel. Lifting acidity precedes a long finish with bitter cherry, black currant and dusty grippy but approachable tannin. This will age well and drink wonderfully over the next 7-10 years but when it tastes this good, why wait. Will pair wonderfully with grilled meats. Usually $44.99 – the guys at Pinehurst are offering this to you at $29.99 – even better – they will take 20% off this price by the case (15% by the bottle) for the july 4th weekend only. Monday July 7th – case discount returns to 15%, only.

2012 Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon – Appropriately freaky – this wine smells so rich and delicious that it may make you want to bathe in it. The nose screams HOMEMADE CHERRY COBBLER! – layered on the side with whipped heavy cream crusted in dark chocolate shavings. from underneath it all emerges incense, joss-sticks infused in a gamey grill-ready meatiness. The palate is completely sinful, rich decadent and appropriately patriotic with cherry and blueberry immersed in a Chantilly blanket BUT everything is framed by ripe fruit tannin with just the right amount of dusty tannin and acid to keep your palate interested. The delicious factor is very high here folks – grab this one by the case load. Usually $24.99, Pinehurst are offering this to you at $21.99 – even better – they will take 20% off this price by the case (15% by the bottle) for the july 4th weekend only. Once again Monday July 7th – case discount returns to 15%, only.

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

OPEN July 4th 9am till 7pm

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It’s Getting Really Hot And WineOclock Is Approaching

Miraval

– so here are some outstanding wine values to cool you down!

The temperatures are soaring and Pinehurst is coming to your rescue with some chilled wines at case-worthy pricing. Mix and match any of the following, in any quantity, at 15% discount from the marked retail pricing (Subject to availability). Create an outstanding case (or two) of great whites and Rosé at incredible savings and sip your way to a cooler summer. Come in and get these deals while stocks last.

Summer Breeze NV Crackling White: a complete surprise – IT’S A SPARKLER – like a pixie this burst of summer bubbles erupt from the bottle with lovely aromatics and palate of orchard fruits. Bone dry and crisp on the palate, this is something you NEED for your refrigerator in this heat. Regular Price $12.99:

2013 Mesta Verdejo is incisive on the nose and the palate, crisp and clean with zesty minerality and summer flowers. Zest persists on the finish ending with cleansing acidity, hints of lemon pith and baking spice. Regular Price $10.99:

2013 Domaine des Cassagnoles Sauvignon Blanc – Cotes de Gascogne – pink grapefruit/citrus combine with wonderful minerality to provide a summer fresh explosion of fruit that is palate-cleansing without being aggressive. This is a summer value wine of outstanding quality. Regular Price $13.99:

2012 Liquid Geography – a Spanish production of a Provence-style Rosé (of Monastrell) whose profits ALL go to charity, supporting the TJ Martell Foundation in its efforts to find a cure for cancers. Simply stated, it is delicious – berry and spice predominate. Regular Price $10.99:

2013 Miraval, Cotes de Provence Rosé – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s second release, the wine is refined and elegant, with flavors of dried red berry and tangerine, and a focused finish with flint and spice notes. Regular Price $24.99:

2012 Rinaldi, Moscato d’Asti, “Bug Juice” – Each year, one of the finest Moscatos comes from Rinaldi, and the fabulous label and hilarious reference to “bug juice” only adds to the fun. This light-bodied, low alcohol (4-5%) Moscato is bursting with notes of honeysuckle, lychee nuts, peaches, mangoes and spring flowers. The intoxicatingly intense aromatics are followed by a wine with some residual sugar, although that component is well-balanced by the wine’s acidity and freshness. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 92 points – Regular Price $19.99:

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

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Stunning Super Tuscan – Only Five Cases Available

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I am delighted to say we have been allocated five cases (6 bottle packs) of one of our favorite Super Tuscans – the Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna (2008). Rated 95 points by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, I have to say, I completely agree – this wine is huge, structured, intense, layered and spicy. This wine will evolve wonderfully. If you want to drink it now, give it some air. Let it breathe and pair with some hard cheese and/or cured meats, that reveal the wine’s full potential.

Tenuta di Arceno Valadorna 2008 – “The 2008 Valadorna is 85% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and is named after the remote vineyard where Merlot finds its preferred growing conditions. This is an immensely modern and monumental wine that oozes forth with thick layers of sticky Indian spice or cardamom followed by black current, candied plum and toasted espresso. There’s a pretty touch of sweetness that fits perfectly within the super-rich embroidery of the wine. It will be fascinating to see how it evolves over the next decade or so. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2030. “ 95 Points The Wine Advocate. Retail $75(SRP); Friends of Pinehurst Sale Price $62.99

Please reach out to us soon – these wines will disappear quickly with this pricing. Call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

House Swine – Wines That Will Make You Squeal With Delight

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House Swine is a great new wine venture.  They were kind enough to show their wines to our customers on Friday evening but if you were not there, we made sure you would not miss out.  These wines are normally $19.99 but we can offer to let you mix and match at a huge saving – $199/case.  You can put the rest in your PIGGY bank.

 

2012 House Swine Chardonnay, Santa Barbara County is a beautifully styled Chardonnay.  On the nose it provides great summery notes of white peach, pear, orange zest and white flowers. The palate is equally summery and pleasing.   A good zesty acidity with granny smith apples, peaches and pears, good focus of fruit on the midpalate with hints of vanilla bean.  The mouth feel is smooth and supple with a long finish and great cleansing acidity that means you can enjoy this with food or just sitting outside on a fall evening.  Try it now and then tell your friends how good it tastes.

2011 House Swine Zinfandel, Paso Robles – Deep ruby color with notes of bramble, black raspberry and vanilla – like a raspberry sorbet.  Good attack, the front of palate nips at your tongue with good acidity.  Mid-weight, the raspberry and blackberry energetically lifted by bright acidity the fruit core remains solid and focused on the midpalate great freshly cracked black and green pepper across the breadth of the palate.  The fruit feels ripe and fresh, concentrated but not heavy, well-assembled but without pretense.  This is one fresh and bright Zinfandel, with real food potential.  I don’t often encounter a Zin with this kind of interest value for the palate at a price point like this.

 

2010 House Swine Pinot Noir, Paso Robles – red currant-driven edged by fresh raspberry again with evidence of vanilla bean. The palate integrates ripe bright red fruit currants and raspberry with dried cranberry, spice (cinnamon/clove) and vanilla.  The components meld together like a great cobbler. Hints of fruit sweetness are balanced by decent acidity and a finish edged by a little bitter kick.  Altogether a well assembled quaffer that adds some quality and interest value to a label that provides some giggles and all at a price point that by the glass, the bottle or the case, will not hurt you.

 

Remember, these wines are normally $240/case but we can offer to let you mix and match at a huge saving – $199/case. They can also be bought by the bottle at $17.99.

 

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

Wine Deals To Make You Forget It’s Almost Back To School

Montebuena 2010

For a limited time only!

Columbia Crest 2012 Grand Estates Unoaked Chardonnay Columbia Valley Grand Estates – A smoking value, the 2012 Chardonnay Grand Estates Unoaked gives up a crisp, clean feel, with lime, citrus blossom, green herbs and lively mineral qualities all coming together nicely in the glass. Medium-bodied, fresh and focused, it’s delicious stuff to enjoy over the coming 2-3 years. 89 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Sale $7.99; Regular Price $10.99

 

2012 Liquid Geography Rosé – a Spanish production of a Provence-style Rosé (of Monastrell) whose profits ALL go to charity, supporting the TJ Martell Foundation in its efforts to find a cure for cancers. Simply stated, it is delicious – berry and spice predominate. Sale $7.99; Regular Price $10.99

 

2010 Montebuena “Cuvée KPF” Rioja -  Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. Finishes smooth and sweet, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip. Still on the young side but this wine drinks very well with an hour or so of decanting; it’s an excellent value for Rioja. 90 points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. Sale $7.99; Regular Price $10.99

 

Offer is good through Saturday September 6th 2014.

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

 

Start your July 4th Weekend With A Bang!

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- And These Incredible Cabernet – Ready For The Grill!

2011 Mt Veeder Winery Cabernet Sauvignon – 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, 1% Syrah. Deep ruby in the glass, translucent at the rim. The nose shows wonderful aromatics – black currant, cassis, mint earth herb and black pepper. The palate has an energetic attack led by ripe black/blue fruit, black cherry, layers of herb, mint sage, toast, dark chocolate – nice saline-driven minerality – like sea-salt, dark chocolate and caramel. Great lifting acidity precedes a long finish with bitter cherry, black currant and dusty grippy but approachable tannin. The tannin softens with air time – this will age well and drink wonderfully over the next 7-10 years but when it tastes this good, why wait.   Usually $44.99 – the guys at Pinehurst are offering this to you at $29.99 – even better – they will take 20% off this price by the case (15% by the bottle) for the july 4th weekend only. Monday July 7th – case discount returns to 15%, only.

 

2012 Michael David Freakshow Cabernet Sauvignon – Appropriately freaky – this wine smells so rich and delicious that it may make you want to bathe in it.  The nose screams HOMEMADE CHERRY COBBLER! – layered on the side with whipped heavy cream crusted in dark chocolate shavings. from underneath it all emerges incense, joss-sticks infused in a gamey grill-ready meatiness.  The palate is completely sinful, rich decadent and appropriately patriotic with cherry and blueberry immersed in a Chantilly blanket BUT everything is framed by ripe fruit tannin with just the right amount of dusty tannin and acid to keep your palate interested.  The cherry and blueberry fruit carry a bitter edged quality that offsets the ripe fruit just enough.  Big and bold – absolutely! But capable of showing the class required for a black tie dinner. The delicious factor is very high here folks – grab this one by the case load.  Usually $24.99, Pinehurst are offering this to you at $21.99 – even better – they will take 20% off this price by the case (15% by the bottle) for the july 4th weekend only. Once again Monday July 7th – case discount returns to 15%, only.

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

 OPEN July 4th 9am till 7pm

 

It’s Getting Really Hot And WineOclock Is Approaching

Miraval

– so here are some outstanding wine values to cool you down!

The temperatures are soaring and Pinehurst is coming to your rescue with some chilled wines at case-worthy pricing.  Mix and match any of the following, in any quantity, at 15% discount from the marked retail pricing (Subject to availability).  Create an outstanding case (or two) of great whites and Rosé at incredible savings and sip your way to a cooler summer. Come in and get these deals while stocks last

Summer Breeze NV Crackling White: a complete surprise – IT’S A SPARKLER – like a pixie this burst of summer bubbles erupt from the bottle with lovely aromatics and palate of orchard fruits. Bone dry and crisp on the palate, this is something you NEED for your refrigerator in this heat. Regular Price $12.99

2013 Mesta Verdejo is incisive on the nose and the palate, crisp and clean with zesty minerality and summer flowers.  Zest persists on the finish ending with cleansing acidity, hints of lemon pith and baking spice.  Regular Price $10.99

2013 Domaine des Cassagnoles Sauvignon Blanc – Cotes de Gascogne – pink grapefruit/citrus combine with wonderful minerality to provide a summer fresh explosion of fruit that is palate-cleansing without being aggressive.  This is a summer value wine of outstanding quality.  Regular Price $13.99

2012 Liquid Geography – a Spanish production of a Provence-style Rosé (of Monastrell) whose profits ALL go to charity, supporting the TJ Martell Foundation in its efforts to find a cure for cancers. Simply stated, it is delicious – berry and spice predominate. Regular Price $10.99

2013 Miraval, Cotes de Provence Rosé – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s second release, the wine is refined and elegant, with flavors of dried red berry and tangerine, and a focused finish with flint and spice notes. Regular Price $24.99

2012 Rinaldi, Moscato d’Asti,  “Bug Juice” – Each year, one of the finest Moscatos comes from Rinaldi, and the fabulous label and hilarious reference to “bug juice” only adds to the fun. This light-bodied, low alcohol (4-5%) Moscato is bursting with notes of honeysuckle, lychee nuts, peaches, mangoes and spring flowers. The intoxicatingly intense aromatics are followed by a wine with some residual sugar, although that component is well-balanced by the wine’s acidity and freshness. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate 92 points – Regular Price $19.99

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

Call Now For Caymus – The 40th Anniversary Vintage

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Caymus “40th Anniversary” Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 – Caymus is undeniably a standout among Napa’s great family-owned estates. The winery’s 40th anniversary bottling is testament to the fact that it has been a force with which to be reckoned since its inception back in 1972.  We have a limited allocation so call to order your case ASAP as this will go fast.

Over forty years ago, Charlie and Lorna Wagner embarked on an incredible journey with their son Chuck – starting a family winery in the center of Napa Valley. Now in its third generation, Caymus continues to produce world class Cabernet Sauvignon.

Chuck Wagner, Owner/Winemaker – “This wine exemplifies our style of Cabernet out of a great vintage—deep color, rich, concentrated and balanced. 2012 celebrates 40 years of producing our pride and joy, Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.” Sale Price $59.99 (Full Retail $69.99)

Please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

 

 

 

Time Is Short – Burst Into Summer With Incredible Savings On Gorgeous Reds

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Time is running out to get these two incredible at unbeatable prices – better hurry or risk missing out as allocations are limited.

To be clear, I have sampled both of these wines and can say they taste as well as advertised.  The Lucente is rich, exotic and full of character, and the Balbo Signature Cabernet Rocks! – sappy, intense and focused – black fruit, flowers and spice predominate.  These are stars at value pricing – drink it now or cellar it for the next 5 years – these will over perform from now till 2018 and beyond.  However, at these prices – why would you wait? Definitely wines to buy in volume for summer grilling (Andy)

 

2011 Lucente – Luce Della Vite

Super Tuscan (IGT) blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. – “The aromas in this young red show wild, dark fruits of blueberries plus mushroom and fresh herbs. Full body, chewy tannins and loads of plummy character. Second wine of Luce. Always delicious. Drink or hold.” 93 Points, James Suckling. Special 15% discount by the bottle or 20% by the case on regular retail price $29.99.

I opened a bottle of the 2010 last weekend to see how it had begin to develop given another year of bottle age.  It was spectacular. Truly beginning to show real character and complexity.  The 2011 performed as the 2010 had upon release, showing real structure and potential. A truly delicious and delightful wine at an (almost) any occasion price. (Only 3 cases left)

2011 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

I have tried this Cabernet in recent vintages and loved it, so when I saw that Stephen Tanzer reviewed the latest release as a 92 point wine I just had to try it again.  It did not disappoint.

Tanzer says – “Good saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, leather and herbs. Sappy, juicy and attractively sweet, with rather claret-like flavors of dark berries, herbs and spices. Nicely combines an Old World silkiness of texture with the ripeness of Mendoza Cabernet. The long, rising finish features very smooth tannins. Classy juice, and long on personality.” 92 Points International Wine Cellar. SPECIAL 15% discount by the bottle or 20% by the case on regular retail price $24.99. (Only 4 cases left)

 

If you are interested, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

Burst Into Summer With Incredible Values On Ageworthy Reds

Balbo

We have another incredible offer this week – two incredible wines at unbeatable prices – better hurry or risk missing out.

2011 Lucente – Luce Della Vite

Super Tuscan (IGT) blend of Sangiovese and Merlot. – “The aromas in this young red show wild, dark fruits of blueberries plus mushroom and fresh herbs. Full body, chewy tannins and loads of plummy character. Second wine of Luce. Always delicious. Drink or hold.” 93 Points, James Suckling. Special 15% discount by the bottle or 20% by the case on regular retail price $29.99.

I opened a bottle of the 2010 last weekend to see how it had begin to develop given another year of bottle age.  It was spectacular. Truly beginning to show real character and complexity.  The 2011 performed as the 2010 had upon release, showing real structure and potential. A truly delicious and delightful wine at an (almost) any occasion price.

2011 Susana Balbo Signature Cabernet Sauvignon

I have tried this Cabernet in recent vintages and loved it, so when I saw that Stephen Tanzer reviewed the latest release as a 92 point wine I just had to try it again.  It did not disappoint.

Tanzer says – “Good saturated ruby-red. Aromas of blueberry, blackberry, violet, leather and herbs. Sappy, juicy and attractively sweet, with rather claret-like flavors of dark berries, herbs and spices. Nicely combines an Old World silkiness of texture with the ripeness of Mendoza Cabernet. The long, rising finish features very smooth tannins. Classy juice, and long on personality.” 92 Points International Wine Cellar. SPECIAL 15% discount by the bottle or 20% by the case on regular retail price $24.99.

 

To be clear, I have sampled both of these wines and can say they taste as well as advertised.  The Lucente is rich, exotic and full of character, and the Balbo Signature Cabernet Rocks! – sappy, intense and focused – black fruit, flowers and spice predominate.  These are stars at value pricing – drink it now or cellar it for the next 5 years – it will over perform from now till 2018 and beyond.  However, at these prices – why would you wait? Definitely wines to buy in volume (Andy)

If you are interested, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email (andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com). Call early to avoid disappointment, and mention this email to ensure the best price available.

It’s Grinning Time With Gorgeous South African Wines

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You will be grinning about grilling with these wines in your glass!

2013 Protea Chenin Blanc – Pale Lemon. Fresh, crisp fruit. Hints of pear, citrus and honeysuckle. This wine is created in a lighter, more accessible style for earlier enjoyment. It is simply delicious – in the sun on in the shade, this is the white wine to stock up on by the case for the warm spring days and lazy evenings. 15% discount on regular retail price $17.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2011 Protea Red Blend – combines 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Merlot, and strives for complexity and intensity while never, ever succumbing to the pitfalls of the Big Indistict Red!  The is a deep ruby red wine that displays aromas of blackberry, espresso and spice. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, with full fruit, balance and juiciness with a plush texture and subtle grippy tannins. This lovely red displays some smokey, meaty notes characteristic of some S African reds, making it a wonderful pairing for BBQ meats. 15% discount on regular retail price $17.99 by the bottle or by the case.

Orders placed today (May 13th) will be in store by Friday (May 16th)

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.

Ridiculously Good Value On Red, White And Delicious

Tres Picos

We are spring cleaning – pick up the last of these lovelies at great prices as we blow the last of this allocation out the door.

2012 Chateau Pesquie Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses – In the same mold and an awesome value year in and year out, the 2012 Cotes du Ventoux Cuvee des Terrasses is a blend of 70% Grenache (60-year-old vines) and 30% Syrah (30+-year-old vines) that was aged two-thirds in concrete (and some in stainless steel) and one-third in older oak. Made from a blend of different terroirs on the estate (and basically declassified Quintessence) and coming from hillside vineyards lying between 840-930 feet in elevation, it offers up a gorgeously pure, supple and seamless profile with kirsch and berry-styled fruit, licorice and spring flower-like qualities all emerging from the glass. Elegant, forward and delicious, it gains in stature in the glass, is ridiculously textured from such an inexpensive wine, and has sweet tannin emerging on the finish. Buy this thrill ride of a Cotes du Ventoux by the case and enjoy bottles over the coming 3-5 years.  92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $15.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2012 Bodegas Borsao Tres Picos (Garnacha) - The terrific 2012 Tres Picos is one of the finest inexpensive, Grenache-based wines made in the world. This full-bodied beauty boasts a deep ruby color as well as loads of strawberry and black cherry fruit, hints of lavender and crushed rocks, sweet tannin, and a broad, savory mouthfeel. It, too, should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. 92 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 15% discount on regular retail price $16.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

2012 Newton Red Label Chardonnay – The warm vintage resulted in a riper style—more expressive with a fuller, creamier mouthfeel. Ripe melon, tropical fruit, mango and baked apples all mingle amid the round, luscious texture.  I have to say – this is some of the most sinfully delicious Chardonnay on the market at this price – it almost made be blush. It is truly ripe, rich and round, and everyone needs some in the wine life at some stage.  Definitely a decadent chardonnay to stock up on for the warm spring evenings. 20% discount on regular retail price $24.99 by the bottle or by the case.

 

For detail, please call Bob/Gordon (410-435-5200) or email andy@pinehurstwineshoppe.com.