Wine Bottle Line Up

The Gift of Wine
We’ve pulled a few bottles that we think would make an excellent gift to someone on your list, or yourself! Don’t see anything that appeals to you whether it be taste, price, location, or other? Give us a call at 207-443-1402 or reply to this email to let us know how we can help. Remember, there are 12 bottles in a case, and if you buy a case you get a 10% discount, and the wines can be mixed!

Rombauer Chardonnay (Carneros, California) | $43.99
This delicious Chardonnay comes from a 3rd generation wine-making family in California. They make very high-quality wines, but also pay special attention to their environment and are certified Napa Green, use solar panels to power over 70% of their energy needs, and also maintain a very high water-use efficiency standard. This Chardonnay is made using full malolactic fermentation and barrel fermentation with a combination of French and American oak. It’s such a beautiful wine on the nose, lemon, peach, and a bit of brioche. Creamy on the palate with a long finish. Would be so tasty with salmon or lobster. Also available from Now You’re Cooking in Rombauer Chardonnay Carneros 375ml and 1.5L, and arriving today, the 2021 Rombauer Proprietor’s Selection Chardonnay—which would make an excellent Christmas present!

Domaine Nicolas Brunet Vouvray Demi-Sec (Loire Valley, France) | $25.99
While we try not to play favorites with wine grapes, Chenin Blanc might be Heather’s favorite. Which means, this is one of her most highly recommended. Nicholas Brunet now runs the winemaking and he’s the fifth generation in this notable french family-run winery to take the reigns. Don’t let the fact that this Vouvray Chenin Blanc is a demi-sec turn you away, because it has an acidity to it that tempers any sweetness. Vivid stone fruit and great minerality. Pair this with a fondue night as we did recently and you won’t be disappointed.

Château le Puy Emilien 2019  (Bordeaux, France) | $59.99
This wine is so elegant, it would make a wonderful gift, or a gift to your future self when you take it out of your wine cellar to drink in a few years. We tried this at a tasting this fall and fell in love. It’s smooth and silky, but with some grippy tannic structure that you want from a Bordeaux wine. The winery has been in continuous operation since 1610, situated on the outskirts of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, at the highest point of the Côtes des Francs appellation (although the Amoreau family chooses to remain outside the appellation), on the same plain as Pomerol. Emilien is composed of 85% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Carmenère, all hand-picked, and is certified organic and biodynamic.

Chaos Oyster River Wine Growers (Warren, Maine, USA) | $44.99
A fully Maine-grown and Maine-made méthode traditionnelle sparkling wine! And it’s absolutely delicious! Made from French-American hybrid grapes, Vidal Blanc and La Crescent, that are planted densely together. The land is cultivated by horse-drawn plow, and the grapes are harvested by hand; it’s an organic and very intentional winery. Fermented with only the wild yeasts naturally occurring on the grape skins, aged on the lees in bottle, then riddled and hand disgorged with no sulfur added and no sugar dosage. There’s toastiness, but it’s also savory, with cider notes. It’s the most delicious kind of chaos!