YOUR WEEKLY NEWS & UPDATES

We are a week and a half away from our ANNUAL GRAND TASTING in our wine cellar on Saturday, September 29th. It's our largest tasting event of the entire year! Oh, and did we mention it was free?! You can grab your FREE TICKETS through Eventbrite,

IT'S THE TIME OF THE YEAR FOR NEW ARRIVALS.
We are work relentlessly to bring you the most fresh and best wines Minnesota has to offer. Stay tuned as our new arrivals pour in, you'll be the first to know!

SEPTEMBER - NATIONAL BOURBON MONTH
National Bourbon Month:

Free tastings for EVERY Thursday for the month of September!

JUST ADDED:
Belle Meade Bourbon Event with none other than Charlie Nelson! Tickets available through Eventbrite ! Oct 4th 6:30-8:30

REMINDER: TATTERSALL COCKTAIL TASTING today at 4 p.m.
STAFF PICKS!
Doug: Stirm Wine Company, Kick-On Vineyard Riesling, 2016-
Dry Rieslings are perhaps on of the most overlooked and under-appreciated wines in popular culture and when a wine like this comes along, this fact is bitter-sweet. On the one hand, I'm grateful that I can buy something of this quality for this price but on the other hand, it's almost tragic that a wine of this complexity and beauty gets bypassed by the general wine drinking public. This cuvee shows a deep lime freshness, great acidity and a long finish. Pair it with the ebbing days of Autumn.

Dave: 2015 Maysara 3 Degrees Pinot Noir-
Here we are. The heat has broken, the nights are cool, and we have entered Pinot Noir's natural habitat. With any luck we will have many transitional days to enjoy the noble grape before the icy north winds drive us toward the beefed up Cabs and Zins of the world. I can't think of a better place to start than this pitch perfect and affordable Oregon wine. Maysara were originators when planting in the Van Duzer pass where the diurnal swings create bright, snappy wines with dark fruit and spice. The winery has actively pushed quality for it's 20 year history. They employ biodynamic farming and recently have decided to hold back release dates on some of the bottlings to deliver ready to drink products. The 3 degrees bottling is incredibly complete compared to other wines in this price range offering layered flavors, and the characteristic savory feel of pedigreed Pinot Noir. The aging is done in neutral oak allowing the subtle, natural spiciness of the grape to shine.

Pat: 2015 Ridge Ponzo Zinfandel-
Elegance is a rare quality for zinfandel, in general, loving the heat as it does but this expression of zinfandel from Ridge has achieved this and more. The Ponzo Vineyard is a mere 100 feet of elevation above sea level but being a slightly cooler region, this vineyard produces zinfandel that is a lovely balance of beauty, dimension, and structure. It has an aromatic citrus blossom on the nose, followed by flavors of mineral bing cherry, strawberry, cranberry, and herbal spice. 
This rare expression of elegant zinfandel is ready to enjoy tonight, with your lamb and lentil stew!

Ray: 2009 Nusserhof Südtirol Lagrein Reserva-
No winery can earn my respect or admiration more quickly than a winery, or in this case, a weingut, that chooses to hold back their wines until they are in peak maturity. This is a winery for the people. And don’t get me wrong, I understand having to keep the lights on, but nothing is more upsetting than splurging on that special bottle, opening it up, and your first thought being, “I should have waited a couple more years.” A winery like Weingut Nusserhof gets it. They hold their wines until they are in peak maturity for your pleasure. This 2009 Lagrein is fantastic. Coming from a 2.4 Hectare plot farmed completely biodynamically, minimal intervention, and fully expressive. We don't have much of this wine, so I would seek it out soon!
FRIDAY & SATURDAY'S FREE WINE TASTINGS
Friday's Free Tasting (4-8pm)
Rockwell Chardonnay
Rocca delle Macie "Moonlite"
Feudi di san Gregorio Grecco di Tuffo
Gifford Stateline Red
Refugio Pinot Noir
Duc de Nuaves
(Ask about the Secret Sipper!)
Saturday's Free Tasting (3-7pm)
Zuccardi Q Cabernet Sauvignon
Tortoise Creek Pinot Noir 
Cupertino 
Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Re 
Evolucio Furmint  
La Fiera Pinot Grigio
(Ask about the Secret Sipper!)
NEW WINE ARRIVALS
EL Portillo Malbec
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon
Remelluri Gran Reserva
Ferreira Dona Antonia Tawny Reserve Port
Ferreira Dona Antonia White Port
Bonny Doon "I am not drinking any &*%#! Merlot"
Cosino Macoul Unoaked Chardonnay
6th Sense Syrah
Droin Chablis
Valcatrino Tinto
Aviognese Rosso