Jack’s Picks of the Week: 06/26/2019-07/03/2019
OR while supplies last!

Paringa Sparkling Shiraz 2019

Winemakers Notes: Paringa Sparkling Shiraz has a saturated deep burgundy color with a crimson hue and an abundance of aromas that include fresh black current preserves, with dark strawberry and blackberry jam that are surrounded by underlying hints of butterscotch, menthol and spice. The palate is lively, refreshing and medium-bodied, comprising of sweet berry fruits, ripe plums and cassis, with hints of chocolate, molasses, caraway seed and fennel.

Retail: $21.99
On Sale Thru 7/03: $18.99

Four Virtues Bourbon Barrel Zinfandel
California – Lodi

Winemaker’s Notes: Heavily charred new Bourbon oak barrels impart nuanced layers of caramel, vanilla, and toasty oak to the wine’s naturally intense dark berry character. The result is a robust, deliciously complex, and silky smooth Lodi Zinfandel. The wine is intense and full-bodied with red fruit, blackberry, and spice. Soft, subtle tannins and a lingering smoky finish. Bright raspberry, cherry, and juicy blackberry with hints of caramel, vanilla, and toasty oak.

Retail: $19.99
On Sale Thru 07/03: $16.99

With another week of sweltering temperatures, Jack is looking for some refreshment. Wicked Weed’s Watermelon Dragon Fruit Burst balances the sweeter aspect of watermelon with the tarter, crisper characters of the rind. Perfect for the beer of the week.

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Jack’s Picks of the Week: 06/19/2019-06/26/2019
OR while supplies last!

Locations by Dave Phinney CA

91 Points Wilfred Wong: Dave Phinney has a history of producing powerful red wines and the Locations CA 4 is no exception. This wine comes across with ripe black fruits, lavish oak, and savory spices.

90 Point Robert Parker: A blend from diverse California areas, ranging from Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino to the Sierra Foothills, of Tempranillo, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Grenache. . Opaque deep ruby/purple, it is loaded with intense wild berry fruit and a Zinfandel-like briariness, offering pepper, herbs, a touch of smoke and loads of black fruits and background oak.

Retail: $21.99
On Sale Thru 6/26: $18.99

Locations by Dave Phinney P

Winemaker’s Notes: The glass opens with a triple layered aroma of savory peppercorn and cocoa, jasmine flowers, and black fruit. The immediate dark chocolate structure provides the canvas on which black cherries, roasted lamb, and exotic spices intermingle. The wine finishes with the tapering dark chocolate structure and culminates with hints of vanilla.

Retail: $21.99
On Sale Thru 06/26: $18.99

Jack cut his teeth in the British Explorers club, and as such spent a good amount of times at the local pubs in the area. Samuel Smith beers were his go to, particularly the Oatmeal stout. It was perfect on cool rainy evenings. The nice thing was due to its low abv he could have multiple ones and still research the hidden tomb of the Last Crusader.

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Not quite a stout, but not quite a light beer either, Scotch Ales sit at a uniquely satisfying position. With their caramelly, chewy quality and surprising abv, this was the first beer style that Jack tried all those years ago, that started a love affair with beer styles. Therefore, it is the beer of the week!

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