California Cab & Chard-Jack’s Wine Picks of the Week 9/20-9/27

Jack’s Wine Picks of the Week: 9/20 – 9/27
OR while supplies last!

2016 Materra Chardonnay
California-Napa Valley (Oak Knoll District)

Winemaker’s Notes: The 2016 Materra Chardonnay bursts with aromas of bright citrus orange, honeysuckle, papaya, guava, toasty vanilla, jasmine and lemon meringue. Nice crisp acidity meets the palate up front that is very complimentary to the balance of fruit with oak. Additional flavors of lime zest, granny smith applies and tropical fruits gracefully make its presence throughout and meets the creamy middle to a clean lingering finish. Oak aged for 8 months in 40% new French oak and 60% neutral with only 1% going through malolactic fermentation. This Chardonnay pairs well with fruit salads and desserts, grilled fish, barbeque chicken, linguine and clams, semi-soft and hard cheeses and dishes enhanced with almonds, cashews or lemon. Enjoy now and up to 3-5 years.

Retail: $28.99
On Sale Thru 9/27: $19.99

2014 Simi Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
California-Alexander Valley

Winemaker’s Note: Simi 2014 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is deep, dark garnet in color with a ruby edge. Toasty oak frames and adds depth to dark fruit aromas of blackberry, plum, and black cherry, leading into intriguing notes of cocoa, cassis, pepper berry, and cedar. Black fruit dominates the entry followed by plum and black cherry with a spicy, lifted mid-palate. A bit of peppery cassis leads the finish with some roasted coffee notes and supple yet firm tannins.

The Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is incredibly food friendly and not a puzzle to pair with. It will bring out the best in grilled steaks with roasted mushrooms, Moroccan spiced lamb, and braised duck breast with carrot purée.

Retail: $23.99
On Sale Thru 9/27: $20.99

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