Staff Favorites - Mellyn Craig

Mellyn Craig


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2012 Frog's Leap Rutherford Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Review Date: 9-25-2014
Dark currant, rose petal, black olive, anise, cedar and dusty, earthy flavors are already showing in this young Cabernet. This wine is structured for the long haul, but is so clean and balanced you will love drinking it at any age.
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2010 Mount Langi Ghiran "Billi Billi" Shiraz Grampians Victoria
Review Date: 8-21-2014
A wine of this quality for $10 is a crazy good deal! The Mounth Langi Ghiran Shiraz is brimming with juicy black and blue fruits, chocolate, forrest floor earthy notes, and herbs. The bright acidity juicy tannins make this wine a very delicious and easy drinker. This would be a great choice for a wedding or other party, as well as a weekday sipper!
Price: $9.99 Add To Cart JH 93 BC 0

2012 Pisa Range Estate "Black Poplar Block" Pinot Noir Central Otago
Review Date: 8-21-2014
This Pinot Noir from Pisa Range is so delicious! This wine is very complex with floral notes such as rose petal and violet, dark cherry and raspberry fruit, baking spices, and minerals. The palate is both elegant with refined tannins, and zesty with medium plus acidity. The tannins are well integrated, which allows for this wine to drink well now, but the lively acidity will help this wine age beautifully.

2012 Framingham Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 8-21-2014
Thanks to hard work of our buyers, this is another great value Pinot Noir! This concentrated wine offers dark berry fruit, earthy, spice, and a slight smoky note. There were two Framingham wines in our staff tasting the other day and they were both delicious. It’s only a matter of time before this winery takes off!

2009 Kerrigan + Berry Cabernet Sauvignon Western Australia
Review Date: 8-21-2014
This is one sexy wine! Your experience begins with an amazing nose of bright fruit and floral notes. Black fruit and cranberry, lavender, apricot, spice, mint and a hint of smoke envelope your palate. The silky smooth tannins with a long finish complete this very decadent wine. This wine is so well balanced and elegant, it is one of my favorite Cabernet Sauvignons I have tasted in a long time!

2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Pinot Noir Marlborough
Review Date: 7-14-2014
I am already a fan of the TWR wines, but this 2013 Pinot Noir elevated their quality to another level with the same great price! The 2013 was an amazing vintage for New Zealand, but I think what really made a difference this year is the addition of a second vineyard in this wine. The new addition is a vineyard from a steep, north facing slope (which is the sunny side in the Southern Hemisphere) with clay soils. The clay soil brings a silky mouth feel that I love! This wine has a great balance of red and dark currant, with a lot of spice, flint and earth. The complexity far exceeds the price. Enjoy!
Price: $26.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 TWR (Te Whare Ra) Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough
Review Date: 7-12-2014
The previous 2012 vintage of this wine was heavy on the green bell pepper, tomato leaf type characteristics. On the contrary, the warmer 2013 vintage has brought a rounder, more fruit forward style SB and I think it is delicious! Even though it has more fruit than it has in the past, this wine is far from being overly ripe. Apple, lime blossom, and white floral notes are paired with a crisp acidity and chalky minerality. Yum!
Price: $18.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Bodegas Castano "Solanera Vinas Viejas" Yecla
Review Date: 7-10-2014
This wine is a little too easy to drink! The 2012 Bodegas Castano Solenera Vinas Viejas Yecla is bursting with ripe blue and black fruits, balanced out with spice, herbs, anise and flowers. The tannins are well-integrated and have a light dusty quality that brings a hint of cocoa powder to the wine. If you bring this wine to your next BBQ party, you will be very popular!
Price: $13.99 Add To Cart RP 94 BC 0

2011 Maison Ambroise Bourgogne Rouge
Review Date: 5-22-2014
This is a great value folks! The Ambroise is a very quaffable Bourgogne with a true sense of place, which is hard to come by under $20. This wine has lots of zesty acidity, spices, nice minerality and dark fruits. This will pair with many foods, but it will be a great choice with BBQ. Enjoy!
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2013 Grey's Peak (Greystone) Sauvignon Blanc Waipara Valley
Review Date: 5-20-2014
This Sauvignon Blanc has some structure! It was fermented in neutral oak, so this wine is more round and rich than your average SB. Opulent stone fruits, citrus zest, wild herbs, and minerality fill the palate. Because of the structure of the 2013 Grey’s Peak SB, this will pair well with lighter seafood fare.
Price: $16.99 Add To Cart JS 92 BC 0

2012 Grey's Peak (Greystone) Pinot Noir Waipara
Review Date: 5-20-2014
If you love Pinot Noir, then this is a must try! The aromatics are bursting out of the glass with pretty floral and dark red fruits. On the palate there are crunchy red berries, spice, and earthy notes. The mouth feel manages to find the balance of being juicy and round, with a strong mineral backbone to give it structure, and lively acidity to freshen up the palate. The 2012 Grey’s Peak Pinot Noir is so delicious that it seems almost decadent, but at this price tag you can indulge any night of the week!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 96 JS 93

Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Gin 375ml
Review Date: 5-2-2014
This gin is so amazing and complex that it is hard to put it all into words! It is so smooth and clean, yet the most complex gin I have ever had. Juniper, spice, berries, citrus peel, herbs are all there and so balanced. This gin is so gorgeous, that drinking it neat is the best way to enjoy this gin. Buy this now! It is selling fast with both customers and staff!
Price: $44.99 Add To Cart BC 0

2012 Kalinda "Cuvée Reserve" Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Review Date: 3-15-2014
This Pinot Noir is a great value! I love the wines from Trisaetum and this one is no exception. This zesty wine is bursting with tart cheery and cranberry, orange peel, spicy clove and herbs, with a wonderful earthiness which screams for food. I’m scheming up a BBQ with some pork and this wine as I write this!
Price: $24.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Launois "Quartz" Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne
Review Date: 2-5-2014
Wow this is a fun Champagne! If you love Launois Champagnes like I do, please note that the “Quartz” is different than their traditional richer style, but equally well made. Zesty acidity with a touch of citrus and white peach livens up your taste buds. This Champagne is light and crisp, yet elegant with notes of soft creamy mousse to balance everything out.
Price: $39.99 Add To Cart BC 0

Bruno Michel "Les Roses" Brut Rosé Champagne
Review Date: 10-17-2013
The Bruno Michel Les Roses will speak to red wine lovers. The characteristics are so similar to a Pinot Noir such as ripe cherry, orange peel, earth and spice. This has the stuffing to pair with many foods. While this is not a Champagne for every palate, it is a special treat for some of us!
Price: $49.99 Add To Cart BC 0

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