Summer hasn’t given up the ghost just yet as evidenced by the 90’s forecast for the Metro area this weekend. But our local distributors are hurrying to clear out some of their stocks of crisp Whites and Roses so there are deals aplenty to be had right now at the shop. This week we scored a silly good deal on a lithe and playful Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc that is sure to leave you feeling refreshed no matter how high the mercury climbs. The 2016 Charles Krug St Helena Sauvignon Blanc is a picture perfect example of fine Napa Valley winemaking. It begins with delicate scents of fresh cut grass, lemon oil, and thyme crushed between your fingers. What a lovely nose it is. Swirling and sniffing yields the sort pure, sleek aromatics that are often reserved for much more expensive Whites. On the palate, the 2016 Krug delivers impressive zest and freshness without becoming edgy, tart, or acidic. Instead you’ll find a lovely mix of honeydew, pineapple, and apricot to offset more zippy notes of pink grapefruit and Meyer lemon. The finish, while still a far cry from the SB’s of the Loire Valley, displays an appealing hint of minerality that serves to keep the wine feeling food friendly and sincere. Yes, it’s a White and we know your guys dig the big Reds. But darn, this is a really tasty White and we both know that you ought to have at least a little bit of quality White in the fridge at all times.
Food Pairing:I’ve been making this delicious chicken salad lately by chopping cooked chicken breast, red grapes, celery, green onions, cilantro, and slivered almonds then gently tossing it with a dressing made by mixing lemon juice with a great spice mix from Savory Spice Shop called Marrakech Moroccan Spice and mayonnaise. I just happened to have some made so I tried it with the Krug Sauvignon and the pairing with spot on. I love the way the wine plays up the aromatics in the spice mix and the way it cuts through the mayo in the dressing. Find a shady spot in your favorite park and pack up a picnic lunch with a bottle or three of Charles Krug in tow. Make these last few hot weekends count!
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 8/20/2017 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.