Yesterday afternoon, we were greeted by an esoteric line-up of small production Italian wines -- exactly our kind of Thursday treat. All the wines were great but two in particular, we've not been able to stop thinking about. They're wines that made us excited to come to work today to share with you.
The epitome of a wine with presence, this has been etched into my taste buds since yesterday, still resonating. That's when I know a wine is special. I'm thinking of it as a sort of Etna-meets-Barolo affair, with gorgeous pure, deep, rustic fruit caressing the brain, never overwhelming with its marriage of sweet tannin and savory deliciousness. I had to delay tasting the next wine in the line up because of the awesome finish of a lingering, comforting sweet brown spice; I never wanted it to end. As is sometimes the situation with the best things in life, there's precious little of this to be had (precious as in 3 cases total) but it's too wonderful not to share. - Marcus
$14.35 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($15.95 regular)
A fresh, lighter red wine, it's down-the-hatch with this amazingly crushable juice. Cerasuolo, meaning "cherry-red," applies equally to the color and flavor, adding strawberry, rose and dried herbs. As the winery says so aptly, "wine which is not rosé, but red cerasuolo, with hints of cherry and rose, for a thousand pairings." - Marcus
Thanks so much for reading and for your enthusiastic support. Have a great weekend!
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
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