New Years Snow Sale

New Years 2009: Well at least now the snow is gone, but we still find ourselves welcoming in the first weekend of 2009 in a store filled with unsold inventory.  Hoping to reduce that, we are kicking of the new year by holding our first ever store wide sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, January 2, 3 & 4th.  Come in and shop on those days and we will take 10% off your total bill when you check out.  So this is a good time to stock up on food and wine.
Holiday Hours: Open today, New Year’s Eve, 10 am to 6 pm.  Closed New Years Day.
NEW FOODS FROM TUNISIA: Les Moulins Majoub the highly respected purveyor of gourmet foods from Tunisia have introduced several new products now on our shelves.  The include Artichoke Leaves packed in olive oil and herbs, Artichoke and Seville Orange Chutney, Candied Lemon and Fig Chutney, Sweet Pepper Harissa,  and five new jams ranging from Wild Mulberry to Grapefruit marmalade.  We also have 2 ounce packages of traditionally sliced paleta serrano or paleta ibérico ready to open and serve as a New Year’s tapa (paleta is the front leg, jamon the back leg).
2006 Bodegas El Nido Clio
(Jumilla) $45.00 Made of 30% Cabernet and 70% old vine Monastrell, Clio was aged 26 months in barrique.   Exuberant aromas of earth, mushroom and leather are followed by vibrant flavors of black pepper, blueberry and black fruits.   Supple-textured and absolutely hedonistic.  With exceptional length and balance, it is full bodied and hugely delicious.  Limited quantities.
2007 Bodegas Atteca Old Vines (Calatayud) $15.99 “100% garnacha, from vines reportedly 80 to 120 years of age.  Inky purple. Ripe boysenberry and blueberry on the nose, with licorice and graphite adding complexity. Juicy dark berry preserve flavors show palate-saturating depth and impressive clarity, picking up smoky minerals with air. Energetic finishing notes of blackberry skin and candied licorice linger with impressive tenacity. According to the importer, the yield for this wine was less than one ton per hectare.” 91 points Stephen Tanzer
2003 Marques de Gelida Cava Brut Exclusive Reserva (Penedes) $12.99 A blend of Macabeo, Xarel-lo, Parellada and Chardonnay, aged 3 years minimum in the bottled.   Clean, crisp and very fruity, with pleasant hints of stone fruit and citrus.  Excellent sweet-acidic balance with a delicate and lengthy mineral finish. 
NV Torre Oria Brut Nature Cava (Utiel-Requena) $16.99  Torre Oria is made from 90% Macabeo and 10% Parellada.  Aged 36 months, it is straw yellow with pale golden reflections, bright, with very fine and abundant bubbles.  Magnificent presence on the palate, very dry, powerful and leaving a lingering aftertaste. Ideal for accompanying all types of dishes.
2005 Mont Marcal Brut Cava Reserva (Penedes) $11.99 “Bright yellow. Seductively perfumed aromas of Anjou pear, yellow apple and smoky minerals. Pliant orchard and pit fruit flavors boast very good concentration and are energized by dusty minerals, which add good back-end snap. The smoky note repeats on the long, sappy finish. This delivers serious bang for the buck. 90 points Josh Raynolds, IWC.
2005 Agusti Torello Mata Reserva Brut, (Penedes) $22.99 Torello Mata’s Kripta cava became a cult phenomenon when an influential French wine critic declared it comparable to the best French champagne.  Mata Reserva shows very fine, small bubbles that evolve slowly.   In the nose there are creamy notes of fresh butter against a background of ripe fruit.  This cava sparkles with ample development in the mouth, ripe dry fruit and toasted notes.
NV Francoli Cava Brut Reserva   $11.99 Fresh flavors of yellow apples and dried pear with exquisite bubbles on this value-priced cava.  Made from 50% Macabeo and 50% Parellada, it has been aged for 18 months and has a long satisfying finish.
NV Avinyo Cava Brut (Penedes) $17.99 “An excellent value in sparkling wine from Spain, the non-vintage Cava Brut (made from 80% free run juice and aged 18 months) is a tasty, light to medium-bodied, dry sparkler. Notes of bread dough, grapefruit, and other citrus as well as tiny pinpoint bubbles are offered in a refreshing, vigorous style.”  89 points Robert Parker


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