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New England Wine & Spirits

Friday January 18th, 2019

4:00 to 6:00


1.  Macrina Verdicchio, Italy                                         $13.99                      Sale  $10.99

Verdicchio from central Italy is one of Italy’s best dry wines.  Straw yellow color with green highlights. The fragrant nose is elegant and fruity. On the palate, fresh, fruity and medium-bodied, with a pleasant note of freshness.

Oysters, Shrimp risotto, vegetable Quiche


2.  Fess Parker Chardonnay, Santa Barbara                         $16.99          Sale $13.99

Anyone who has been to Santa Barbara knows that it can be cool and be covered with fog, both conditions which are very favorable for the growing of Chardonnay.  This Santa Barbara County Chard has ripe stone fruit and tropical notes in the mouth with a lovely spiciness to the finish.

And for those old enough to remember, it’s the same Fess Parker who was TV’s Davie Crocket and Daniel Boone.

Chicken Florentine, Baked Schrod, Vegetable Tempura


3.  Raymond R Field Blend, California                                               $13.99           Sale $9.99

Field Blend harkens back to the early days in California viticulture when vineyards had several different varietals planted together, and an entire vineyard would be harvested and vinified together, luscious flavors of strawberry and tangy raspberry.  Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Verdot, Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah for a wine that is layered and complex.


4.  Gabbiano Chianti Classico Riserva                        $19.99           Sale $15.99

The Castello di Gabbiano estate goes back to the 12th century and over the years has worked to make Chianti Classico Riservas that are known for their quality and value.  This wine has lovely fruity notes of black cherries comingled with hints of strawberries, cedar and tobacco.


5.  Cline Ancient Vines Zinfandel                                             $16.99          Sale $14.99

The grapes for this wine come from vines that are 40 years old and rich and flavorful.  Lively and supple, with floral raspberry and fresh pepper aromas and sleekly appealing cherry and licorice flavors that glide lightly along the finish.


6.  Donati Family Claret, Central Coast                     $16.99                       Sale $13.99

All five Bordeaux varieties are blended into this wine that offers boysenberries, violets, black pepper and sweet tar on the nose. The palate is decorated with a complex mix of blackberry, purple florals, dark chocolate and espresso bean, proving meaty and well spiced.