FEATURED WINES & WINE REGIONS

Each month we’ll be featuring a different wine growing region, grape or style of wine.  All wines from our featured region or style will be on sale for the whole month and we’ll publish educational info to the website and in our newsletters.

This month we are featuring the Wines of Fall and November Favorites! We have 10 Fall Reds and 10 Fall Whites for you to choose from and they are all on sale.

~January features Washington State Wines~

For the entire month of January, we have Wines from Washington State on Sale!

10% Off marked Single Bottles and 15% Off marked Bottles 6+

Look for colored dots on qualifying selections and SAVE!

Taylor’s “Go-To” Wines

These are our favorite and best selling wines in each of the most popular styles and categories. No matter the occasion, these are quick and easy selections you can count on to please friends, family and holiday guests.

Planning a large gathering this holiday season? Don’t think you have to settle for the selection at the “big box” retailers or grocery stores! We may not have the massive on-site storage and floor space of those guys, but all of these wines (and many more) are in good supply at our wholesalers and with just 24 hours notice we can have practically any quantity ready for pick up the next day.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Rich Table Cabernet Sauvignon (Columbia Valley, WA) $19.99

This new wine from winemaker Andrew Rich is fantastic and has been a huge hit with our Cab lovers. Intoxicating aromas of earth, black currant, and flowers lead to fruit flavors—rich, yet still fresh and lively with a smooth, creamy finish.

Merlot

Revelry Vintners Merlot (Columbia Valley, WA) $17.99

In case you haven’t noticed, Merlot is back Baby. Duckhorn’s 3 Palms Vineyard Merlot was recently named Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year. With a silky tannin profile, flavors of baking spice and dusty cocoa, with an underlying structure of toasted aromatics, this becomes an incredibly versatile wine.

Pinot Noir

The Pinot Project (California) $14.99

With a silky tannin profile, flavors of baking spice and dusty cocoa, with an underlying structure of toasted aromatics, this becomes an incredibly versatile wine.

Zinfandel

Pech Merle Dry Creek Zinfandel (Sonoma, CA) $19.99

There’s not a ton of this delicious Zin to go around since only 6 barrels were produced by this tiny winery, but we have a good supply for the moment and it’s been flying off the shelf. Briary blackberry, clove and black pepper spice finishing with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and plum.

Red Blend

Peirano Family “Illusion” Red (Lodi, CA) $12.99

Currently the best selling wine in the store, this delicious blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot is a real crowd pleaser. Dark, jammy fruit with soft oaky tannins.

French Red

Chateaumar “Cuvee Bastien” Grenache (Rhone Valley, France) $15.99

This crimson beauty was a massive hit a one of our recent Friday Night Tastings. 100% Grenache from the Chateauneuf du Pape district, showing aromas of plum, violets, cinnamon and cherry. The palate follows through on the flavors promised by the nose and adds garrique, wet cement and boysenberry pie notes.

Italian Red

Talamonti “Moda” Montepulciano d’Abruzzo (Abruzzo, Italy) $10.99

Ruby red with garnet reflections, the bouquet is fruity and persistent, reminiscent of red fruits, marasca cherries, and plums with vanilla nuances. A full-bodied Montepulciano with good balance and firm tannins that is reasonably priced, flavorful, long on the palate, immediately appealing and versatile.

Malbec

Belasco Family “Llama” Malbec (Mendoza, Argentina) $15.99

It’s amazing that they can make a sub-$20 wine from this 100+ year old vineyard. Rustic spices and tannins beautifully compliment the juicy and complex fruit.

Spanish Red

La Mateo Rioja (Rioja, Spain) $10.99

Aromas of soft red fruits with some minerality and a light spice tone. The palate shows good balance of red fruit and blue fruit, with pepper spice bound up by moderate acid.

Rose

Jolie Folle Mediterranee Rose (Provence, France) $15.99 1L

Jolie Folle means crazy beautiful in French, and this delightful Rose lives up to the name. Pleasantly dry with flavors of strawberry, dried cherry and cranberry with riverstone minerality and soft, white pepper spice.

Chardonnay

Ron Ruben Russian River Chardonnay (Sonoma, CA) $15.99

Sonoma’s Russian River is many Chardonnay lover’s favorite area for rich, robust and creamy style wines, but most are now $20+. Soft creamy notes of apples, pears and spices envelope the senses, with added aromas of vanilla and toasty oak. This Chardonnay is very balanced and approachable with crisp fruit flavors, hints of butter and oak.

Sauvignon Blanc

Inurrieta “Orchidea” Sauvignon Blanc (Navarra, Spain) $11.99

Less grapefruity than ones from New Zealand, less austere than Loire Valley ones yet less tropical fruit and grassy notes than California ones, Orchidea hits the sweet spot. Tangerine, peach and apple fruit with vibrant acidity leading to a crisp and clean finish.

Pinot Gris-Grigio

Ilauri “Tavo” Pinot Grigio (Delle Venezie, Italy) $10.99

Bolder and more body than our other favorite best seller, Bidoli, the Tavo tastes like a much more expensive Alto Adige bottling. Notes of peach, pear and ripe golden apple with nice body and a clean finish.

Riesling

Von Kesselstadt Piesporter Goldtropfchen Riesling Kabinett (Mosel, Germany) $23.99

A little higher priced than what many are used paying for Riesling, but one sip of this wine from one of Germany’s top producers and most famous vineyards and you know why it’s our best seller. White flowers, fresh peach and nectarine notes with honeysuckle and a subtle sweetness that isn’t too cloying.

Moscato

Sant’Evasio Moscato d’Asti (Piedmonte, Italy) $13.99

This small producer makes the best Moscato under $15 you will ever come across. Honeydew melon, kiwi and Mandarin orange fruit is complimented by frizzante level carbonation and medium level sweetness.

Italian White

Domaine Negro Unfiltered Arneis (Piedmont, Italy) $17.99

Be sure to shake up this white to get the full effect and flavor from this unfiltered Arneis. Fragrances of yellow pulp fruits with predominate peach and pear flavors. Hints of Acacia flower and tropical fruits. Taste, soft but persistent with fruity and mineral aroma.

Spanish White

Peitan Albarino (Rias Biaxas, Spain) $12.99

Our favorite example of Spain’s most noted white wine, the Peitan has aromas of ocean breeze and white clover. The palate feels round, pulpy and citrusy, flavors of green citrus, honey and brine.

French White

Font Mars Picpoul de Pinet (Languedoc, France) $10.99

The Picpoul variety of southern France tastes like a cross between Italian Pinot Grigio and French Sauvignon Blanc and is a real crowd-pleaser. Lemon-lime citrus, with hints of fresh herbs, limestone minerality and lip-smacking acidity.

Dessert

Hardy’s Whiskers Blake Tawny (Australia) $15.99

Some of the Australian producers of fortified wines are older than many of the most famous Port houses, and this gorgeous tawny style “Port” wine delivers more bang for the buck than anything you’ll find from Portugal. Offering toffee and walnut aromas and flavors along with dust-covered leather and just a hint of fresh fruit.

TAYLOR'S PRIVATE LABEL IS HERE

Band of Blends 2014 Paso Robles Red Wine Blend, Lot #1

For our 2nd private label we turned to our favorite hunter of exceptional wines at incredible prices, The Treasure Hunter himself, Hunter Vogel. A blend of 43% Grenache, 38% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre and 9% Petite Sirah, this is a bold and spicy blockbuster you won’t believe. Hunter knew that we have loved the Moon Duck Red that he did a couple years ago with Saxum assistant winemaker Mark Adams, so he went in search of another winner from Paso Robles for the Taylor’s wine lovers and came back with this absolute stunner.
As usual, Hunter can divulge the original source (otherwise the original winery couldn’t get away with charging premium pricing for their label) but he can say that it’s from a “big name,” mailing list only winery who’s stuff normally isn’t available in NC unless you’re one of the lucky few on their list. He also says that the 2013 version of this wine under the main label got 95 points from Parker’s Wine Advocate.

Beautiful deep crimson color, offering up notes of black raspberries, cassis, hints of bacon fat, liquid violets and pepper. Full-bodied and concentrated, yet showing surprising finesse with a silky finish that has a beautiful purity of fruit with fine tannins.

Suggested Price: $50 – $60   Taylor’s Label Price: $34.99

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