Even though we will not be doing the public tasting portion of the Insider's Pick until further notice, we will still be offering the wine for purchase with the usual 10% discount. The wines will still be ones we highly recommend, and the tasting notes will still be our own. We will be returning to doing just the one wine on Thursdays and Fridays until further notice. We hope you are able to come by and get some wines to enjoy.
Along with the opening day of Major League Baseball (we missed you last Spring!) and April Fool's Day, today is the first day for the Insider's Pick where Spring is truly in stride. Days are getting longer and warmer, trees are flowering around the building, and our cars are starting to get that light yellow tinting from all the pollen. On the wine side it means we start looking for great 'back porch' wines, refreshing ones you can chill down and enjoy without too much food or pomp & circumstance, but are still unique and compelling every time you open them. For several vintages this winery in Slovenia has offered up great wines with a very minimalist sort of style, all the while maintaining a fantastic price point, so we try to find ways to feature it every vintage to help people find it. Made from primarily a blend of Welschriesling and Furmint as well as a smattering of native varietals, the aromas pack in a lot more intensity than the pale color and lower abv would first let on. Loads of green apple and citrus skin notes also pops with orange and citrus blossom, the epitome of Springtime, and picks up more white fruits as the wine opens and gets a touch warmer than 'fridge cold'. The palate is wet and refreshing at first, but does carry some texture from the grape tannins and a bit of a juicy mouthfeel, but there is no sweetness here as it finishes clean and minerally. A great liter bottle you can finally share with friends, but with the lower alcohol you'll be OK just splitting it between two people.
The Best of the Best.
We offering free tastings on these wines in the store every Thursday and Friday, and a 10% discount off the retail price through the duration of the day. Come on by and give them a try!