Exciting Down Under Wines

We brought in some great white wines form Australia and New Zealand, you'll want to stop by and pick up a few:

2016 Sherwood Estate Pinot Gris, New Zealand, $13.99

Medium gold in color, this is a rich, ripe and fleshy version of Pinot Gris. Heady aromas of tropical fruits, bruised apples and pears along with flower blossoms are followed by a creamy, weighty palate that squeaks in just enough acidity to keep things from getting overly heavy.

2015 Wildberry Two Passions Chardonnay, Australia, $16.99

Lively, mineral-accented Meyer lemon, pear and nectarine aromas slowly take on a floral nuance. Sappy and focused on the palate, offering lively citrus and pit fruit flavors that deepen on the back half. In a lively style, finishing with very good energy and mineral cut. 90 Pts, Vinous

2016 Nugan King Valley Chardonnay, Australia, $18.99

Pale straw in appearance, with a youthful green hue. Aromas of peach, nectarine, poached peach and mixed spice overtones. A rich mouth-filling palate of stone fruit, biscuit and yeast notes with a crisp acidity that complements the generously full fruit flavors.


We got a great deal on a couple of Back Wall Bargains, both at $9.99 so come and get some while they last:

Mondavi 2015 Divining Rod Red, $9.99

The Divine Red -- with its deep, rich, red color -- opens with aromas of blackberry, cedar, and cinnamon. The blackberry and black pepper flavors are complemented by hints of plum and cassis, giving the wine zip and a kick. New French oak adds a pleasant mouthfeel, texture and weight giving the right amount of influence to envelop the wine in a fitting tannic structure and a long finish that preserves the integrity and brightness of the Lodi fruit.

McManis 2016 Petite Verdot, $9.99

Aromatically, the wine is full of blackberry, with some blueberry. Additional notes of mocha and a faint smokiness are contributed from oak aging. The wine is dense and full of dark berry fruit flavors with a creamy, supple mouth feel. Flavors of fresh berries and mocha linger in the finish.