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Holiday Wine Suggestions, Email Deal Offers and Luxury Gifts

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Dec - 13 - 2011

Christmas Gift

Dear Enotecans,

Merry Christmas!  Even though the snow hasn’t shown up to let us know that it’s time, Christmas is coming soon!  If you’re entertaining this season, you’ll want to get in on some of these holiday deal wines, and if you have a fine wine lover on your list, Santa’s workshop is open at Enoteca with some really terrific gifts.

Note: Enoteca is open ALL WEEK from now until Christmas Eve.  We’re open 11-7 Today-December 23rd, and open 11-5 on December 24th.
Note 2: Sam Adams Beer tasting – 7 pm is full, 5 pm still  has some availability.

Delicious Wine at Deal Prices

These great prices are available for orders placed online! Click through to place your order and come pick up any time we’re open.  This list just scratches the surface of the amazing wine deals that can be had, so don’t hesitate to come on down and look around.

White WineStonecap Riesling – Wow under $4 (was $10)
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Our 2007 Stonecap Riesling overflows with the aromas and flavors of sunny, ripe peach and apricot accented with notes of honey and
apple. Fresh and juicy, this wine offers a terrific balance of zesty acidity and lively fruit. It is a delicious wine to serve for sipping, or to enjoy with traditional favorites like Dungeness crab, cedar plank Alaskan salmon and Northwest oysters. Or match the vibrant flavors of this wine to your favorite spicy Asian dishes. And, we love it with dessert, too!
[Member: $3.59 / Retail: $3.99 / Member Case Each: $3.39]

White WineStonecap Chardonnay – Wow under $5 (was $10)
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Our 2007 Stonecap Chardonnay is full of tropical fruit, citrus, pear and apple flavors. Creamy vanilla and hints of spice add to the structure of this crisp and clean wine. Our Chardonnay is perfectly paired with grilled poultry, light cheeses and salads.
[Member: $4.49 / Retail: $4.99 / Member Case Each: $4.24]

White WineHeggies Chardonnay – Wow under $10 (was $23)

Delicious Chardonnay, great minerality, judicious oak treatment, buttery notes with fresh fruit notes.  A well balanced bottle of wine for a great deal.  (Only 10 bottles in stock)
[Member: $8.99 / Retail: $9.99 / Member Case Each: $8.49]

White WineMarques de Caceres Antea White Rioja – Wow under $7 (was $16)
(Rioja, Spain)

Intense bouquet combining mineral notes with a depth of citrus fruit, pears & apples. Its refined complexity in the mouth marries to perfection with fresh, delicious fruit that highlights a trace of vivacity. Good length, with a hint of grapefruit and green apples on the finish.  Serving Suggestions:  Seafood bisques, fish dishes (in sauce, pastry, grilled, souffles), shellfish, lobster, tuna, smoked salmon, sushi and sashimi.
[Member: $6.29 / Retail: $6.99 / Member Case Each: $5.94]

Red WineDuboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
(Beaujolais, France)

This 2011 Beaujolais is striking in its brillian deep crimson robe.

For the nose, a veritable pallette of bright floral aromas is interlaced among blackberries, wild strawberries and blueberries, with hints of black and red currants.  Taste the Beaujolais Nouveaux 2011 and revel in its full, smooth body with a fine, silky harmonious texture and exceptional richness.
[Member: $8.99 / Retail: $9.99 / Member Case Each: $8.49]

Red WineNapa Cellars Napa Valley Pinot Noir – Wow – Under $15 (was $22)
(Napa Valley, California)

The 2009 Pinot Noir has rich layers of homemade cherry pie including aromas of ripe bing cherries, graham crackers and baking spices. Velvety flavors glide over the palate with long, lasting fruit and spice characteristics. The wine ends with firm, ripe tannins and a malt and toffee finish.  Great to serve with holiday meals!
[Member: $14.39 / Retail: $15.99 / Member Case Each: $13.59]

Red WineRed Halo Pinot Noir (Only 10 cases left at this price)
(Willamette Valley, Oregon)

When I first open it aromas of dark cherry and cassis are present, with a hint of meatiness and smoke.  On the palate the wine is surprisingly lean and true to it’s varietal. Showing some cherry and cassis again on the palate, layered with notes of cigar box and smoke.

Let this wine open! It’s pretty tight straight out the gate.  After an hour I started picking up some Kola nut and Vanilla, and the fruit was showing better. Overall, a great wine for the price!  It’s normally $16 a bottle, but the winery is closing out this 2008 vintage to make room for 2009.  We’re the ones who benefit.  There’s a limited amount available, and we’ll fill orders on a first-come first served basis.
[Member: $5.39 / Retail: $5.99 / Member Case Each: $5.09]

Red WineZonin Regions Cabernet Sauvignon 6 pack – Was $10 each, get whole six pack for only $42.  30% off! (Only 7 left)
(Delle Venezie, Italy)

Not your typical Italian, or your typical Merlot.  This wine is very interesting and stands on its own.  It’s a beautiful ruby red color in the glass.  Fruity nose with notes of cherry, berry fruit, and violets.  Delicate red fruit, nice medium body and soft, gentle tannins. Enjoy with roasted meats, pizza and pasta!  This wine is meant for fun, not too serious.
$42.00 per six pack.

Red WineZonin Regions Merlot 6 pack – Was $10 each, get whole six pack for only $42.  30% off! (Only 5 left)
(Veneto, Italy)

Not your typical Italian, or your typical Merlot.  This wine is very interesting and stands on its own.  It’s a beautiful ruby red color in the glass.  Fruity nose with notes of cherry, berry fruit, and violets.  Delicate red fruit, nice medium body and soft, gentle tannins. Enjoy with roasted meats, pizza and pasta!  This wine is meant for fun, not too serious.
$42.00 per six pack.

Red WineBarnett Spring Mountain Merlot 2005 – Was $55, 6 bottles left at $20 each.
(Napa Valley, California)

Here’s what Wine Enthusiast said when they gave it 92 points:
“There’s so much nice stuff going on in this wine. It’s bone dry, richly tannic, and superbly structured, with a long, sophisticated finish. Flavorwise, we’re talking blackberries, cherries, currants, mocha, and a grounding vein of something earthy and herbal, like olive tapenade.”
[Member: $17.99 / Retail: $19.99 / Member Case Each: $16.99]

Gift Ideas for the Wine Lover

White WineBoudreaux Riesling
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

This is one killer, elegant Riesling.  A touch of RS gives it a smooth mouth feel, but don’t expect it to be sweet.  We tasted this last week for the first time at the Boudreaux Wine Maker’s Dinner and wow, what an impressive bottle of wine.  Aromatically it’s simply bursting with flavors, white peach, floral notes, kitchen spices, and on the palate it is crisp and refreshing.
[Member: $20.69 / Retail: $22.99 / Member Case Each: $19.54]

White WineBoudreaux Chardonnay
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Another fancy gem from the dinner, this unfiltered, unfined Chardonnay was described by dinner guest Bart S. (Bin #198) as “The only Chardonnay I’ve ever liked.” and for me, I say it’s a great example of what can be done with Chardonnay.  It’s generously oaked, so you get the buttery richness that classical Chardonnay drinkers like, and it’s made with great acidity so you get the crisp finish and refreshing palate feel.  Anyone who likes Chardonnay should get this in their stocking.  The was cap presentation makes it a perfect gift.
[Member: $31.49 / Retail: $34.99 / Member Case Each: $29.74]

White WineK Vintners Viognier
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Another deliciously refreshing vintage. Acacia and tobacco blossom, stone fruits and a hint of baking spice, all wrapped up in a mouth-watering box with a big bright bow on top. What do we have here folks? Yet another winner winner chicken dinner!  91 Points from the Wine Advocate
[Member: $22.49 / Retail: $24.99 / Member Case Each: $21.24]

Long Shadows Juliet Dazzle Rose
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

The best thing to do is read Sarah’s review as posed in the November Wine of the Month Club tasting notes.  It’s a “dazzling” wine.
[Member: $14.39 / Retail: $15.99 / Member Case Each: $13.59]

Red WineNodland Private Reserve 2005
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Check this out, Nodland’s high end Bordeaux styled wine with a few years of age on it!  This wine is so massively huge that if you open it too soon or don’t decant it for a while (like 4 days in some instances) it holds all it’s fruity deliciousness inside.  Well, this helps, we tracked down some 2005 vintage Nodland, which is great because it’s had more time in the bottle.  Great treat from a local winery.  We’re showing 24 bottles in stock, when it’s gone, it’s gone.
[Member: $31.49 / Retail: $34.99 / Member Case Each: $29.74]

Red WineK Vintners The Creator Cabernet Syrah
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

94pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2008 vintage) “A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah in which the latter component dominates the nose. Ripe, spicy, and well balanced, this structured wine will benefit from 2-3 years of cellaring and drink well through 2023.”The most creator ever! So deep. So expressive. So complex and compelling. Olive, earth, spice. Who needs to go to heaven when you can stick around here and drink this wine?

[Member: $53.99 / Retail: $59.99 / Member Case Each: $50.99]

Red WineK Vintners Royal City Syrah (99 points Robert Parker)
(Stone Ridge Vineyard, Washington)

Dark, Rich, Earthy and Luxurious.
99pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate “Displays a soaring perfume of sandalwood, garrigue, lavender, smoke, bacon, game, blueberry, and black raspberry. Super-concentrated, it deftly marries power and elegance in a seamless wine that should see its 20th birthday in peak form.”

[Member: $116.99 / Retail: $129.99 / Member Case Each: $110.49]

King CoalRed WineCharles Smith King Coal Cab/Syrah 2008
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Old King Cole was a merry old soul
And a merry old soul was he;

55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Syrah
3 bottles left.
96pts and Editor’s Choice Wine Enthusiast

“This is the first time a King Coal has been made, all sourced from the Stoneridge Vineyard. It’s a unique and delicious wine, seamless and complex. The flavors are amazingly detailed, with layer upon layer of candied fruit, raisins, Bourbon barrel, Asian spice, ginger, toast and more. The flavors pile on and continue into a seemingly endless finish, resonating into a spicy blend of fruit and Christmas cookies.”
[Member: $98.99 / Retail: $109.99 / Member Case Each: $93.49]

Red WineMarchesato Aldone SuperTuscan Merlot 2005 – Wow – 50% off!
(Tuscany, Italy)

This is one seriously big Merlot, and it comes in a pretty wooden box.  SuperTuscans are non-traditional red wines from Tuscany.  This is a 100% Merlot, a delicious example of what can be done with the French grape on Italian soil.  It needs lots of age, lots of decanting, it’s a big boy.
[Member: $89.99 / Retail: $99.99 / Member Case Each: $84.99]

Red WineOrnellaia Bolheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove 2002
(Tuscany, Italy)

The ‘Le Serra Nueve’ program at the Ornellaia farm is the less expensive bottle, which is made exactly as their premium bottle (Retail: $179.99) until the very end at which time the barrels are selected to allow the best to go into the high end wine, and the rest to go into ‘Le Serra Nueve.’  The consulting wine maker is none other than the famed Michel Rolland, who also makes the Longshadows Pedestal, and Chateau Lascombes wines, as well as over 100 other wineries in 12 countries.

This wine is all about density, structure, and balance.  It balances acidity with roundness, fruit with tannins, and deep dark flavors of spice and leather with ripe fruit and berry flavors.  Decanting certainly allows more of the flavors to come forward.
Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Merlot 20%
[Member: $53.99 / Retail: $59.99 / Member Case Each: $50.99]

Red WineGroth Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
(Napa Valley, California)

What could me more classic than a Napa Valley Cabernet? Receiving 90 points via Wine Enthusiast, this wine is young and to those willing to wait Groth can age 10 to 15 years! However, today aromas of jammy blackberries and orange zest appear and flow through to the palate with a hint of smokey cedar wood and cherry flavors. Tannin is gripping and will mellow over time. I recommend a few hours of decant time as well. A perfect wine to close out the year!
[Member: $53.99 / Retail: $59.99 / Member Case Each: $50.99]

Red WineLeonetti Sangiovese 2008 – Only 6 bottles available.
(Columbia Valley, Washington)

Beautiful, dark red color. The nose exhibits a gorgeous potpourri of flowers, thyme, and crushed raspberries. On the palate, the wine is remarkably fresh and clean with notable levity and lightness of being, all while retaining surprising intensity and density. I simply love the unique way that Sangiovese can achieve this! The tannin is wonderfully fine-grained and the acid matches perfectly. Sangiovese is our most challenging grape to farm-my favorite, and this is why!
[Member: $65.69 / Retail: $72.99 / Member Case Each: $62.04]

Red WineFiggins Family Estate Red – Only 6 Bottles Available
(Walla Walla, Washington)

First vintage of Chris Figgins from Leonetti’s own wine.  You can read lots of info on it here.  What a special treat to get in on the first one.

[Member: $93.59 / Retail: $103.99 / Member Case Each: $88.39]

We have so much  more….

We have so many more amazing bottles of wine in stock for your gift giving enjoyment, here are just a few notes. Col Solare 2005, one of Washington’s great collaborative projects with the Italians.  Willakenzie Aliette Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, a great example of a super high quality Pinot from Oregon.  Mas Sinen Coster Priorat 2005, from the postage stamp AVA in Spain, for the uber-geeky wine drinker.

Bertani Classico Amarone, one of the absolute best wines out of Italy.  La Sirena Napa Valley Syrah, made by the famed Heidi Barrett who also put Screaming Eagle on the map.  Krug Grand Cuvee Rose Champagne, top of the line Champagne for the bubbly celebration.  Robert Mondavi / Rothchild Opus One, the big Bordeaux style wine from Napa that needs to age forever.  Marilyn Velvet Collection Cabernet Sauvignon 2007, for the biggest fan on your list.

Shafer Hillside Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005, highly collectable, sought after, and stunningly delicious Cab.  Duckhorn Patzimaro Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, think Duckhorn’s Napa Cab is good? Well this is their single vineyard even better Cab!

K Vintners The Beautiful Walla Walla Valley Syrah, what woman doesn’t want a bottle of delicious wine called “The Beautiful”?  Altesino Brunello di Montalcino, Brunello is one of Italy’s most amazing wines.  Long Shadows Feather Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L, not only is this a magnum, it’s also aged a couple years.  This collectable deserves to be in any serious wine guy’s cellar.  Only 2 available.

Categories: Fine Wine


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