Featured Wine Sampler

from the Homestead Grocery and Deli

 

Heron Chardonnay-California  ~

Fruit from Russian River, Carneros and Santa Maria are blended in this California Chardonnay. By fermenting half the wine in stainless steel and half the wine in French oak and choosing against Malolactic fermentation, we end up with a balanced and elegant wine that allows the Chardonnay character to truly shine through.

Double Gold Medal & Best of Class Winner: 2010 California State Fair Wine Competition

Silver Medal Winner: 2010 Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition

“Rich, with a core of earthy grapefruit and citrus flavors… complex.” Wine Spectator, 2009

 

 

Dr. Loosen Riesling-Germany ~

“Dr. L”, as it’s known in wine circles, is a terrific “purist” style Riesling from Mosel, Germany. What I mean by “purist” is that this wine tasted like real crushed fruit, free of “special” additives that are suppose to enhance a wine’s natural flavors.

The 2008 Dr. Loosen Riesling is packed with apples and pears. However, all of this fruit does make this wine a tad sweet. Not too sweet though, a perfect Riesling.

 

 
Trapice Malbec- Argentina ~

A rich red colored wine with violet hues, redolent of plums and cherries. Round in the mouth with a touch of truffles and vanilla.

The ideal wine for grilled meat. It also combines very well with pasta, mild to spicy cuisine and semi-hard cheeses such as Gouda, Edam, or Gruyere.

 

 

Monte Antico Toscana- Italy ~

Vinification & Aging:
Soft-pressed; racked into stainless steel tanks Fermentation: At approx. 25°C (77°F), followed by maceration for 15-20 days Malolactic Fermentation: In stainless steel vats for 7 days. Élevage: 1 yr in oak (80% Slovenian barrels, 20% French barrique).

Tasting Notes
Deep ruby in color, its bouquet of leather, earth, herbs, black cherries, licorice and plums is confirmed on the medium to full-bodied palate – round, spicy, elegant, attractively fruity and extremely versatile with any fare from pasta or risotto, to meat, fowl and cheese

 

 
Baron Des Chartrons Bordeaux ~

Chartrons were 18th century Bordeaux wine merchants from the Médoc, an ideal trade region on the left bank of the Garonne River. The Garonne served as the most historically strategic shipping route for wines from Northern Spain, southwest France to the Great Atlantic. The Barons, families who owned properties throughout the region, invested their fortunes and lives in growing southwest France to become the pace setting region of winemaking for the entire world. Through Baron des Chartrons, Maison Duhard invites you to discover this great history of Médoc, and the grandeur of Bordeaux.

Baron des Chartrons is ideally paired with beef, chicken and pizza dishes, or stands well for enjoyment on its own.

 

 

Concannon Pinot Noir ~

Vineyard Notes
Our Selected Vineyards wines are well-loved varieties from select Central Coast vineyards and represent remarkable value. California’s Central Coast offers unmatched blending diversity from its multitude of microclimates. Cool region grapes contribute distinctive fresh fruit nuances and warm region grapes add depth of flavor and complexity. These highly acclaimed wines take no shortcuts and are easily worth twice their modest price.

Winemaker Notes
The 2009 Pinot Noir, Selected Vineyards is rich in both color and fragrance. With aromas of raspberry and ripe strawberry, this medium-bodied wine is very food-friendly. Balanced by warm spice accents of cloves and cinnamon, the bright red fruit flavors finish round and smooth.

Suggested Pairings
Lobster Bisque, beet and endive salad, or smoked duck breast.
 

 

 
Hob Nob Shiraz ~

Syrah: One of the few grapes to really be a global success. Syrah combines a meaty core of ripe berry fruit with tones that range from herbal to peppery in a package that tends to be medium bodied with good acidity and softer tannins.

With age the wines can gain lovely leathery and black olive notes that make them a great match for savory and gamy dishes.
 
 

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