So times are not good for many people. While chatting with wine geeks across the country many shops are having a sale. Many restaurants are selling wine at cost in California.
Minnesota Wine Shops are still open but where are the sales???
The only trend setter is the reliable Brad Weiss at WineStreet Spirits in North Oaks. Normal business hours and a really good sale on some really nice wines. I will update this blog soon on what I recommend but cheers to Brad!
859 Village Center Dr
North Oaks, Minnesota 55127-3016
Featured wine on sale is a steal!
2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana – USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley (3/30/2020)
Day 1: Orange peel, lemon, spice, shell and stone. This is quite complex and medium plus finish. Good acidity. Very well made wine for $25.00 on sale. 91 points
Day 2: Saline, orange peel, burnt toast, shells and stone. A slight lemon element on the medium plus finish. This is a food wine and much better at room temperature. 91 points
Day 3: This wine continues to evolve is by far the best on day 3. Minerals, shells, lemon, sour apple, match stick and saline. Medium finish and nice acidity. Really balanced and much better than day 1 and 2. 93 points
Recommendation: Drink 2024 to 2028. Hold these unless you are doing 3 day reviewing. (93 points)
Wonderful Everyday Wines
2017 Substance Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, Washington) $12.97
2017 Juggernaut Wine Company Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Central Valley, Clarksburg) $15.97
2011 Bodegas LAN Rioja Reserva Viña Lanciano (Spain, La Rioja, Rioja) $19.97
Anderson’s Conn Valley to Start with
2017 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon The Cave Dweller (USA, California, Napa Valley) $39.50 (average $52)
2018 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon $33.33
2016 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank (USA, California, Napa Valley) $53.57 (average $65.87)
2016 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Reserve (USA, California, Napa Valley) $77 (average $87)
2016 Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards Éloge (USA, California, Napa Valley) $101
Ken Wright Pinot Noir
2016 Ken Wright Pinot Noir McCrone Vineyard $34.97 ($45 average)
2015 Ken Wright Pinot Noir McCrone Vineyard $39.97 (Average $50)
2016 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Vineyard $39.97 ($50)
2016 Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Red Label (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley) $34.63
2014 Ramey Chardonnay Platt Vineyard (USA, California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast) $47
2015 Liquid Farm Chardonnay La Hermana (USA, California, Central Coast, Santa Maria Valley) What $22.94
2014 Rhys Chardonnay Anderson Valley (USA, California, North Coast, Anderson Valley) $25.11 (Great Price)
2007 La Rioja Alta Rioja Gran Reserva 904 (Spain, La Rioja, La Rioja Alta, Rioja) $47.62
3 Day Wine Review 93 points