Wines on Sale this Week

 

Crémant d’Alsace Charles Baur Collection $16.79
La Salceta Ruschieto $16.79
Chateau Maris les Planets $16.79
Liquid Attitude Freefall Sangria $15.11

 

 

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Crémant d’Alsace Charles Baur Collection (Alsace, France)
This sparkling “Brut” white wine is characterised by its delicate bubbles and expresses aromas of brioche, white flowers and dried fruit. On the palate, it is delicate and very well-balanced. Try this wine with foie gras, risottos and fine shellfish.

La Salceta Ruschieto (Tuscany, Italy)
Bright luminous ruby colour, be- autiful density and juiciness of the fruit and sharp floral notes of violet and Mediterranean scru- bland, with the fresh aromas of wild berry, cur- rant, wild strawberry, wild rose; Dry, soft, fresh, well-balanced taste. Excellent complexity and intensity with vegetal and gamey notes. Great tannic structure. Really impressive length.

Chateau Maris les Planels (Languedoc, France)
Complex with a powerful presence in the mouth. Balanced and silky smooth with a smoky, liquorice finish. It’s full-bodied, with gorgeous purity, integrated acidity and a beautiful elegance about it that keeps you coming back to the glass.

Liquid Altitude Freefall Sangria (Hudson Valley, N.Y.)
Made in the Hudson Valley, this bold blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Baco Noir is made entirely from New York grapes. Infused with fruits and jacked with spirits, this is a sangria that is made for the adventurous. 30 PROOF

*tasting notes courtesy of the vintners

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


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Last Week’s Specials Still on Sale

On Sale this week:
Nine Pin Hard Cider

based right here in Albany NY!

Belgian $7.19
Signature $7.19
Ginger $7.19
Cranberry $10.79
Idared $8.09

 

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BELGIAN

A farmhouse blend of local apples fermented with a Belgian Abbey Ale yeast. This cider invokes the characteristics of preferred Belgian beers with notes of tropical fruit resulting in a smooth creamy mouth feel.

SIGNATURE

This is our flagship product using a blend of apples from Samascott Orchards. It is an off dry sparkling cider with a crisp, bold, and refreshing taste.

GINGER

A spicy yet balanced cider created from a blend of dessert apples from Samascott Orchards and infused with ginger and orange peel.

CRANBERRY

This beautiful cider is crafted by co-fermenting our classic blend of New York apples with cranberries sourced from a bog deep in the Adirondack hills. Rich with tart fruit, our cranberry cider evokes classic autumnal flavors to perfectly garnish any festive gathering.

IDARED

The Idared variety is a cross between a Jonathan and a Wagener apple. This single variety cider is dry and bright with a crisp tangy finish.

Wine Specials 11-12-17

Tenuta Regaleali Grillo Cavallo Dell Fate $12.59
Ravines Dry Riesling $18.47
Argiolas – Cannonau di Sardegna Costera $12.59
Bogle Vineyards Phantom $15.97

 

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Grillo Cavallo delle Fate Sicilia DOC (Sicilia, Italy)

Grillo, which translates as “cricket,” is a historical Sicilian grape variety. The Grillo grape was made famous internationally through the production of Marsala wine, but it is also capable of producing dry wines of incredible depth. At Tenuta Regaleali, in western Sicily, Grillo has been cultivated for years. For this wine, Tasca d’Almerita harvests their Grillo vines at different periods to retain freshness and also lend structure that will carry the wine through extended bottle age. Tasting Notes: Pale straw yellow in color, Tasca d’Almerita Grillo offers a broad range of bright fruit aromas from crisp citrus to white peach, tangy apricots, and exotic tropical fruit like pineapple. An elegant backbone of minerality carries the wine across the palate and leads into a balanced finish. Pair this wine with fritti misti, seafood pastas, couscous, tuna, and poultry or veal.

Ravines Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY)
Winemaker Notes: Ravines own unique style of Riesling: an elegant, dry style with delicate, complex aromatics, distinct minerality, and vibrant acidity. The gentle extraction methods allow the cool-climate character to shine. The nose displays white flower notes, citrus, white peach and apple aromas as well as a distinct minerality. On the palate, the Finger Lakes acidic backbone provides great focus, liveliness. The aging on the fine lees has resulted in a gentle round texture supporting the floral and mineral elements of this Riesling. A long, clean finish promises a bright evolution of this wine.

Argiolas – Cannonau di Sardegna Costera (Sardinia)
Argiolas is the foremost wine estate on the island of Sardinia producing archetypal wines from native varietals. The winery was founded in 1938 by Antonio Argiolas and was the first on the island to pursue quality over quantity. Today, the Argiolas family is recognized as Sardinia’s leading producer of wine.

Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean and lies roughly 190 miles west of Italy’s mainland. The vineyards of Argiolas are located in Serdiana in the Trexenta hills just north of the capital of Cagliari. Argiolas farms 600 acres of native Sardinian grapes including Nuragus, Monica, and Cannonau.

Costera, a name referring to hills, is made from Cannonau (Garnacha or Grenache). It is the workhorse red grape of Sardinia where it is likely to have arrived centuries ago from Spain, although an alternative theory suggests that Cannonau originated in Sardinia. In either case, Cannonau is well-adapted to the warm Sardinian climate and gives a deeply-colored, full-bodied red wine.

Costera shows the typicity of the Cannonau grape with flavors of very ripe strawberries, black cherries, herbs, and spices. The warmth and intense sunlight of southern Sardinia can be seen and felt in the wine with unexpectedly deep color and fullness on the palate. French oak barriques provide rounded tannins and flavors of vanilla.

Bogle Vineyards Phantom Red Blend (California, USA)
Phantom, Bogle’s mysterious apparition of ripe berry and relentless spice, returns to haunt wine lovers.   Full of concentration and intensity, this wine will tease, tantalize and linger long after the last sip is gone.
Wild berries, black pepper are framed by the influence of oak aging with baking spices and a hint of toasty vanilla.

*All tasting notes courtesy of the vintners.

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills


Wine Specials 10-29-17

Cara Nord Conca de Barbera Negre $13.43
ILauri Bajo Montepulciano D’Abruzzo Denominazione de Origine Controllata $8.39
Powell & Son Barossa Riverside (93 Wine Spectator) $18.47
Cooper Hill Pinot Gris 2016 (Made with Organic Grapes) $10.07

 

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Cara Nord Conca de Barbera Negre 2014 (Catalonia, Spain)
Composed of 42% Garnacha, 38% Syrah and 20% Garrut (an indigenous varietal), this wine was fermented and aged six months in French oak. A fabulous nose of spring flowers, blue, red and black fruits and wet rocks/gravel is followed by an elegant, medium to full-bodied, fruit-laden, personality-filled wine.

Ilauri Bajo Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Denominazione de Origine Controllata (Abruzzo, Italy)
Our estate grapes produce this fine example of Montepulciano d’Abruzzo every vintage. The name Bajo (Bay) given to our town’s most important street comes from the hair color of some horses. Bay is one of the most common coat colors in many horse breeds. Select vineyards with stony and calcareous soil are carefully managed to produce this classic wine. Following its temperature controlled vinification in stainless steel, the wine is aged for six months in large Slovenian oak barrels and ends its cycle with a short bottle rest. This vibrant red from Abruzzo displays a violet color and an intense bouquet of ripe red fruit, finely framed with spices. Ideal with barbecued meats and traditional Italian specialties such as lasagna

Powell & Son Barossa Valley Riverside Grenache Mataro Shiraz (Barossa, Australia)A supple, seamless mix of cherry and raspberry flavors, with dried violet, savory and smoky details, accented by hints of sarsaparilla. Polished and refined, especially on the effortless finish. Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz.

Cooper Hill Pinot Gris 2016 (Willamette Valley, Oregon)

 

*All tasting notes courtesy of the vintners.

 Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills


Wine Specials 10-23-17

Pinot Gris J Vinyards & Winery $13.43
Maison Roche De Bellene Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvee Terroir $12.59
Kilikanoon Baroota Reserve Shiraz $12.59

 

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Pinot Gris J Vinyards & Winery (Russian River Valley, CA)

We first made Pinot Gris in 1996. Our version of this variety is crisp with bright fruit and a kiss of minerality. J Pinot Gris combines the best of both New World and Old World styles. We draw fruit from a combination of warm and cool climates for a blend of citrus and tropical notes with a notable fleshiness and firm acidic backbone.

 

Maison Roche De Bellene Coteaux Bourguignons Cuvee Terroir (Burgundy, France)
Made to be drunk in its youth, this wine from Nicolas Potel is produced from a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir. The crunchy red fruit and floral notes of the Gamay complement the richer, structured Pinot Noir – it’s like cross breeding a Fleurie and Savigny-les-Beaune.

Kilikanoon Baroota Reserve Shiraz (Clare Valley, Australia)

*All tasting notes courtesy of the vintners.

 Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills


Wine Specials 10-16-17

ON SALE:

Black Stallion Los Carneros Pinot Noir  $19.39

Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon $16.79

St. Clement Chardonnay Carneros $13.43

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Black Stallion Los Carneros Pinot Noir (Napa-Sonoma, California)
This is a voluptuous wine with rich, full flavors and silky, supple tannins. Aromas of black cherry, mocha and hints of toasty oak translate effortlessly to the palate where red fruit flavors of Bing cherry and strawberry are complemented by undertones of cool minerality and marked acidity.

Twenty Rows Cabernet Sauvignon (North Coast, CA)
The nose displays aromas of bright black cherries, followed by dusty cocoa and roasting coffee beans. Dense texture and a fine sense of balance enhance the flavors of blackberry, currants, vanilla bean and dark chocolate.

St. Clement Chardonnay Carneros (Napa Valley, California)
Enticing aromas of red apple and honeysuckle. On the palate, vanilla cream soda mingle with tropical fruit flavors and notes of cantaloupe. This finishes with bright acidity.

The grapes for the 2012 Napa Valley Carneros Chardonnay were sourced primarily from our Stanly Lane Vineyard in Carneros.A smaller percentage (20%) of fruit came from Abbotts Vineyard, an exceptional source for St. Clement Chardonnay for many years. Grapes for the 2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay were harvested between September 2nd and September 25th.

*All tasting notes courtesy of the vintners.

 Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 10-10-17

ON SALE:

Red Blend Hot to Trot 14 Hands $8.39
Chateau St. Jean Bijou Rose $7.55
aCrisp Chardonnay $10.07

 


Red Blend Hot to Trot 14 Hands (Columbia Valley, Washington):
This polished red wine offers aromas of cherry, red currant and tea. Flavors of cherries, ripe berries and plums, supported by a frame of refined tannins, give way to subtle notes of baking spice on a persistent finish.

Chateau St. Jean Bijou Rose (Sonoma Valley, California): 
The French word Bijou means “jewel” and this Rosé from Chateau St. Jean offers a crisp and elegant dry wine with balanced fruit and acidity. The wine is driven by a core of forward fruit flavors; fresh watermelon, citrus, and bright cherry hold center stage. Our Rosé is from outstanding vineyard sites throughout California with special focus on perfectly ripe fruit that retains natural, bright acidity.

aCrisp Chardonnay (Sonoma Valley, California):
This bright and fresh 2014 Chardonnay has delicate aromas of summer apricots with a hint of warm honey. Bright lemon bursts on the palate, flowing to flavors of juicy pineapple with a touch of creme fraiche. The vibrant acidity has subtle layers of oak and Marcona almonds that liners in the clean but lengthy finish, (aCrisp is a label under Luna Vineyards.)

*All tasting notes courtesy of the vintners.

 Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills

Wine Specials 10-04-17

ON SALE:

 

Saint-Cosme Côtes du Rhône (France) $12.59
Ampeleia ‘Kepos’ Rosso Costa Toscana (Italy) $16.79
Château Lamothe Bordeaux (France) $10.91
Banzai Bunny Sparkling Sake (Japan) $8.39

 

 

 

 

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 



Wine Specials 9-21-17

ON SALE:

 

Ravines Dry Riesling (Finger Lakes, New York) $14.27
Ravines  Pinot Rose (Finger Lakes, New York) $12.43
Ransom Reds 2105 (Rogue Valley, Oregon) $15.11
Lea 2014 Pinot Noir (Santa Rita Hills, California) $20.99

 

 

 

 

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 



Wine Specials 9-09-17

ON SALE:

 

Massaya (Beqaa Valley, Lebanon) $12.59
Colosi Nero d’Avola (Sicily, Italy) $10.07
Purato Catarratto Pino Grigio Terre Sciciliane  (Sicily, Italy) $9.23

 

 

 

 

Capital Wine hosts a free wine-tasting every Friday evening from 6 to 8:45 pm, featuring several wines chosen by our own staff. We offer these wines on sale for 16% off — the same discount as if you were buying a case. And they stay on sale for two weeks after the tasting. Which means that on any given day, half a dozen wines are on sale.

 


Sign board illustrations & hand lettering created & updated weekly by Farrah Mills