FEATURED WINES & WINE REGIONS
We’re constantly on the lookout for new delicious, interesting, hand crafted wines. Click HERE to see our latest finds.
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.
CHECK OUT THIS SAMPLER PACK AND SAVE!
MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN SAMPLER PACK (CADUCEUS CELLARS & MERKIN VINEYARDS)
A fan of Tool and its frontman Maynard James Keenan? And/Or his wines? Grab six of his fantastic wines in this 6 bottle sampler pack at a great price!
You get one bottle each of:
Caduceus Nagual de la Naga (Italian varietal red)
Caduceus Primer Paso (Cote Rotie style red)
Caduceus Anubis (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah blend)
Merkin Shinola (Italian varietal red)
Merkin Chupacabra Red (Cotes du Rhone style red)
Merkin Chupacabra Blanca (Dry Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc white blend)
$218 suggested retail value, Taylor’s 6-pack Sampler price just $180! Save $38!
MARCH’S FEATURED WINE REGION IS ITALY!
All Wines from Italy are on Sale for the entire month of March!
10% off marked bottles 1-5 and 15% off marked bottles 6+
Look for colored dots on qualifying selections.
A FEW FEATURED WINES
Our list of hot items, best sellers and staff favorites!
Hartford 2014 Old Vine Russian River Zinfandel
Wine Spectator’s #10 Wine of the Year
Sugg: $37.99, Taylor’s: $31.99
We were able to secure a few more bottles of this fantastic Zin AND we’ve got them for $5 off their suggested retail. If you’ve read any wine magazine articles over the last couple years about Zinfandel, you’ll notice that a few names always pop up on everyone’s “Best Of” lists. Lately Hartford has consistently been mentioned along side Zinfandel superstars like Turley, Carslile, Bedrock… and most recently their 2014 Old Vine Russian River Zinfandel notched the #10 spot on Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2016. “Plump and fleshy, with a dense core of focused tannins and lively acidity. Aromas of ripe black raspberry, anise and licorice open to layered, slightly jammy flavors of black cherry, blueberry pie and smoky cracked pepper. – 93pts Wine Spectator”
Department 66 2014 Others Grenache $29.99
The newest release from Dave Phinney and the crew at his Department 66 Winery in the Catalanes region of France. For most of his career (Prisoner, Papillon, Locations …) Dave has relied on fruit purchased from other growers until he saw this property in Maury, France and its amazing Grenache vines. He took the plunge and bought 40 acres, built a winery and only regrets not buying more in the place he now calls his “other” home. The wine has a profound cardinal hue with powerful aromas of rhubarb compote, savory roasted plum, star anise and leather. Opening with potent flavors of cola, dark fruits, raspberry jam and baking chocolate, it transitions to offer beguiling flavors of forest floor, fennel, and earthy Asian spices. With a purposeful finish, the wine closes with shards of acidity and lengthy polished tannins.
Alianca 2015 Vinho Verde $9.99
Hopefully spring is here to stay, and that means it’s Vinho Verde time. Don’t worry Santola lovers, we still have the “crab label” in stock, but it’s nice to switch things up every now and then. A blend of local grape varieties and is a fresh and vibrant quaffer perfect for warm weather refreshment. Pale straw yellow color with a fresh, mild aroma lime citrus and fresh flowers. Just a smidgen off-dry with light fruit and mineral flavors that easily flow into zesty acidity and a tongue tingly, spritzy finish.
G&H Thirot Domaine de la Tonnellerie 2013 Sancerre
Reg: $24.99, Sale: $19.99
We nabbed the last few cases of this delicious Sauvignon Blanc at a close out price and are passing the savings along. Flavors of apple, pear and gooseberry are complimented by sea shell minerality and lovely floral aromas. Great salad or aperitif wine and a perfect match for most seafood dishes.
QUADY ELECTRA 2015 ORANGE MOSCATO - $12.99
One of the best examples of the style and varietal at a fantastic price. Confected, fruity floral aromas and flavors of white flowers, dried lavender, crystalized lime zest, and green apple skin with a slightly chewy, tangy, sweet medium-full body and a warming, delightful finish. A lightly and lively, sweet spritzy dessert wine that is sure to please.
BONAL GENTAIN QUINA APERTIF - $22.99
Bonal is known as ‘ouvre l’appétit’ – the key to the appetite. It is made by an infusion of gentian, cinchona (quinine) and renown herbs of the Grand Chartreuse mountains in a Mistelle base. Traditionally enjoyed neat or with a twist, or use it in classic drinks in place of sweet red vermouth.
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