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For the Connoisseur
If you are not a wine connoisseur yourself, picking wines for a wine aficionado can be challenging. You can’t go wrong with any of these wines:
Chateau Croix des Rouzes Pomerol 2012 – Merlot-based blend from the esteemed Pomerol region of Bordeaux, France.
R.H. Coutier, Champgne Brut Grand Cru Tradition – Delicate bubble with beautiful acidity and French floral Boquete.
Elyse Morisoli Vineyard 2012 – Perfect for the Napa Cabernet lover who appreciates “Rutherford Dust”.
Ceretto Nebbiolo Barbaresco 2014 – Give the “King of Wines” to the king (or queen) of wine in your life.
Orin Swift 8 Years in the Desert 2017- California Zinfandel made by a iconic winemaker, Orin Swift
Ixsir El Ixsir Red Blend 2011 – For the adventurous wine explorer, expand their horizons with a wine from Lebanon.
Lemaire Rosé de Saignée- Limité – Perfect for the Champagne aficionado.
M Chapoutier Châteaneuf-du-Pape La Bernardine 2014 – From the highly esteemed Chateaneuf-du-Pape region of the Rhone Valley.
Scopone Brunello di Montalcino 2011 – Perfect for the Italian food and wine lover.
McClelland, Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (2014)– Smooth and rich Napa Cab for those who appreciate robust wines.
Domaine William Fevre Chablis Champs Royaux – Connoisseurs of French wines will recognize the distinct minerality and citrus notes that make Chablis unique.
King Family Monticello Orange Viognier 2015 Gold winner Virginia Wine 2018 Governor’s Cup Awards
Riedel Glasses – The right stemware really does make a difference. We have a glass for almost every wine type.
Unique wines with qualities that stand out from the crowd:
Casa Rojo Alexander vs the Ham Factory 2015 Rich black fruit compote with notes of cocoa, mocha and vanilla
Chateau des Eyrins La Closerie des Eyrins Margaux 2014 soft earthiness, pepper, blueberry, raspberry preserve-infused finish that demonstrates superb persistence
Balius Reserve Block Cabernet Sauvignon – Complex, integrated, balanced
Jean-Paul Paquet Domaine les Vieux Murs Pouilly-Fusse 2016 Floral, fruity lemon, grassy bouquet, vanilla, smoke, tropical fruit, and hint of savory on the palate
Nicole Chanrion, CÃ´te de Brouilly Rouge (2017) Gamay, simple, juicy red fruit, elegant with soft finish
Groom Shiraz – Dark and smoky
Decibel NZ Pinot Noir 2013 opulent wine; raspberries, black cherry, forest floor, supple mouthfeel
Hartford Court Russian River Chardonnay – Smooth and buttery
Dansk Mjod Viking Blod Danish style mead with hops and hibiscus
Le P'tit Paysan, Le P'tit Pape Red Blend (2015) – black pepper, black cherry, raspberry moderate tannin
Le Seuil de Mazeyres Pomerol – Delicate and fresh
Le P'tit Paysan, Le P'tit Pape Red Blend (2015) enticing aroma of cherry pie, earth, strawberry,
Wirsching Iphofer Scheurebe Kabinett Trocken – Exotic and fruity
Good quality wines don’t have to be expensive. Choose any one of our most popular wines for under $25:
Carol Shelton Wild Thing – Most popular California red
Vina Robles Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon – Most popular Cabernet Sauvignon
Château Hourbanon Medoc – Most popular Bordeaux
Ca del Doge Prosecco Extra Dry– Most popular Prosecco
Grochau Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvée – Most Popular Oregon Pinot Noir
Croft Port Reserve Tawny Porto – Most popular Port
Casa Rojo The Orange Republic 2016 sweet aromas of mango, apricot, orange blossom, silky
Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Ringbolt Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Flegenheimer Bros, Paisant Red Blend (2015) Rhone blend from South Australia
Anton Bauer Wagram Pinot Noir 2016 gentle cedar, strawberry, and cherry; velvety tannins
Torres (Sp) Celeste Crianza – Most popular Tempranillo
Saint Cosme Les Deux Albion Blanc Principaute d'orange 2016 White Rhone- Viognier/ Picpoul; floral & citrus
Don’t show up empty handed this holiday season. Show your appreciation with any of these expressive wines:
Palacio de Bornos Frizzante Verdejo fruity & sweet bubble, touch of peach, nice orange apricot
Gouguenheim, Mendoza Malbec Extra Brut Bubbles RosÃ© delicate with aromas of cherries, & strawberries; great with brownies
Thibaut-Jannison Xtra Brut Champagne-style sparkler from Virginia, made from 100% Chardonnay.
Fracchia Voulet 2017 Off-dry sparkling red. Hints of berry, grape, strawberry, and blueberry with rose notes
Rinaldi Joyful – slightly off-dry, hints of apple and vanilla. Playful alternative to prosecco
Great additions to round out your holiday gift giving or to bring to a gift swap!
Bundled Bottle Topper – cute hat and scarf set for your wine bottle stuffer
AirPop Wine opener – Add some fun and excitement to opening your next bottle of wine!
Ellipse Decanter – fully aerate your wine
Wine glass charms – Choose from a selection of themed sets or choose your own combination.
Vacuum Seal – protect your wine from oxidizing
Wine Chocolates – Yummy Gearharts chocolate mixed with Virginia wines.
Wine Jellies – Made with Virginia wines, elevate your PB&J or serve alongside a cheese plate.
We have a selection of pre-made gift baskets in different sizes when you need something quick. Or customize your perfect gift. Beautifully packaged, baskets contain food items and assorted goodies. Baskets can hold one to twelve bottles of wine.
Give the gift of wine and food - perfect for the person who likes to explore different wine and food pairings each month. Wine club membership comes with a four-compartment, insulated wine tote bag and our monthly selection of wines and food pairings.