Wine Specials 4-2-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Ayres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir $20.15
I Frati Lugana $20.15
Rosato La Salceta $14.27

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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Wine Specials 3-26-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Fattoria di Basciano Chianti Rufina (Tuscany, Italy) $11.75
Domaine Lafage Miraflors Rose (Cotes du Roussillon) $15.11
Au Bon Climat Santa Barbara Pinot Noir (Central Coast, California) $19.31
Clendenen Family Viognier “Le Bon Climat” (Santa Maria Valley, California) $16.79

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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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

 

It’s fine to drink wine on St. Patrick’s day.
James Joyce did *
And not just on St. Patrick’s †

— Editor

* He doted on the white Fendant wine from the Valais region of Switzerland.

Paul Hofmann
James Joyce’s Zurich
New York Times, April 28, 1991

 

†  [Joyce] was a stupendous drinker and included among his companions Ernest Hemingway, Samuel Beckett (who served as his secretary for a brief time), Ezra Pound and many other expatriate writers residing in Paris during the 1920s. Joyce drank mostly white wine and compared his favorite Swiss white wine to urine, an archduchess’s to be sure. He hardly drank spirits. He loathed red wine because to him it tasted of blood. Recounting his many drinking bouts with Joyce, Hemingway once remarked: “He was a nice man, but nasty, especially if anyone started talking about his writing. He was proud and very rude — especially to jerks.”

Jay Meija
James Joyce
Literary Kicks, October 6th, 2002

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Wine Specials 3-12-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Clos des Fous 2014 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon (Alto Cachapoal, Chile) $16.49
Capital Z Zinfandel (Lodi, California) $10.07
Summer Water Rose (Central Coast, California) $11.75

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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Wine Specials 3-05-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Frappato Terre Siciliane IGP (Sicily, Italy) $10.19
Corte Di Giso Irpinia Falanghina (Campania, Italy) $10.07
Malma Finca la Papay (Neuquen, Argentina) $7.55

 

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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Wine Specials 2-26-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Feudo Montoni ‘La Marza’ Terre Siciliane, Italy Nerello Mascalese $14.27
“Vigneti La Selvanella” Chianti Classico Riserva $18.47
Beaujalais Domaine Dupeuble, Kermit Lynch Importer $11.75

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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Wine Specials 2-19-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu $11.75
Villa Sparina Gavi $12.59
Cannonau di Sardegna Sarato $14.27

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Bedrock Wine Co. Ode to Lulu (Sonoma, CA)

Varietals: Mourvedre, Granache, Carignon
Nose:Light, Red berry, dried rose petal, melon
Mouth: Light red cherry, strawberry, wild red raspberry, spice, kiwi
Finish: Dry, great balance, berry and mineral layers

 

Villa Sparina Gavi (Piedmont, Italy)

Varietals: Cortese
Nose: White peach, yellow flowers, hint of spice.
Mouth: Light – medium, white peach, bartlett pear.
Finish: Smooth, long front well balanced, lush

Cannonau di Sardegna Sarato (Sardinia, Italy)

Varietals: Cannonau (Granache)
Nose: Smokey black cherry, raspberry
Mouth: Full Black Cherry, Pommengranate, Licourice whip
Finish: Dry, Dark Berry and Mineral

 * Tasting notes by Greg at Capital Wine
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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Wine Specials 2-12-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Terrasses Chateau Pesquie $11.75
Cara Nord Conca de Barbera $13.43
Glenelly Stellenbosch Cabernet Sauvignon $14.27
La Manina Manincor $15.11

 

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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Greg’s Picks / Specials February 5, 2018

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Altos de la Hoya $10.07
Loca Linda $12.59
Grooner Gruner Veltliner $9.23

 

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Altos de la Hoya Olivares (Jumicca, Spain)
Varietals: Monastrell (AKA Mouvedre)
Nose: Blackberry and black cherry notes
Mouth: Full Blackberry, Finish: slightly dusty lots of black fruit, nice attic grip. Long – earthy.

Loca Linda (Mendoza, Argentina)
Varietals: Malbec
Nose: Black cherry, earthy, raspberry, cigar smoke
Mouth: Full tart black cherry, blackberry, spice mineral backbone
Finish: Dry, dusty black cherry / black berry, long tart berry and mineral note

Grooner Gruner Veltleiner Weingut Meinhard, (Niederösterreich, Austria)
Varitals: Gruner Veltleiner
Nose: Granny smith, mineral, lemon zest
Mouth: Light, crisp, good acid, green & yellow apple, melon rind
Finish: Dry, zesty, refreshing Lemon w/ green apple /green melon. Mineral

* Tasting notes by Greg of Capital Wine
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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Wine Specials 1-29-18

ON SALE THIS WEEK:

Chateau de Paraza Minervois Cuvée Spéciale $10.67
Vigna Rocca Albana Secco $11.75
Ji Ji Ji Malbec Co2 Pinot Noir $14.27

 

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Chateau de Paraza Minervois Cuvée Spéciale (Languedoc, France)

40% Syrah – 40% Grenache noir – 20% Mourvèdre
Deep red garnet and bright. Cherry and raspberry compote notes are backed by red licorice undertones and juicy acidity in this medium-bodied red. Floral and mineral details weave together on the crisp finish. Pair with soft cheese, Marengo veal, beef stew with sweet potatoes.

Vigna Rocca Albana Secco (Romagna, Italy)
Bouquet Elegant fragrances of melon and apricot, of honey and wildflowers
Palate Mouthfilling, conveying ripe peach and plum; pleasant bitter almond on the finish
Pair with: Fried seafood and fish soup, risottos, roast poultry and veal

Ji Ji Ji Malbec Co2 Pinot Noir (Mendoza, Argentina)
50-50 Malbec and Pinot Noir. It’s all crunchy, tangy red berry fruit, a wine that is incredibly light on its feet and refreshing. Think good grower cru Beaujolais or even Anjou Gamay. With traces of Malbec’s violet floral quality combining with minerality and bracing, electrifying acidity, this is fascinating wine, sure to bring lots of new wine drinkers into the world of exciting new projects happening right now in Argentina.

 

*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