Curbside Pick-Up for Wine Club

 

Until we are able to deliver wine club selections with First Friday tastings, we offer curbside delivery right at our front door from 4 until 7 PM.

Featured Wines for August – Bodega Hiruzta, Txakolin Berizia Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Zuri (2019) & Palacio de Arganza, Cabernet Sauvignon Mencía (2016)

Bodega Hiruzta, Txakolin Berizia Getariako Txakolina Hondarrabi Zuri (2019) $17

With a pleasant greenish, pale yellow color, this white has intense aromas of apple, grapefruit, and also subtle floral hints. Very fresh in the mouth with a well-integrated acidity, and the full-bodied quality associated with this variety, enhanced by the ageing on sedement. The blend is 85% Hondarrabi Zuri and 15% Gros Manseng. Great Appertif. Alcohol: 13%

Palacio de Arganza, Cabernet Sauvignon Mencía (2016)$10

This red blend has aromas of currant, plum, herbs and dry brush. It is fresh, focused and does not try too hard. An easy red that is wiry and juicy on the palate but not all that deep, this blend of 40% Cabernet and 60% Mencía tastes of pointed plum and raspberry, flavors that turn a touch sour on a zesty, acidic finish Alcohol: 13 %

Featured Wine for July – La Solitude Cotes du Rhone Blanc & Rouge, Rhone Valley, France

2019 La Solitude Cotes du Rhone Blanc $16

This is a sustainable blend of Grenache Blanc (10%), Clairette (60%), and Viognier (30%.) This is a rounded and open blend with friendly peach and honeysuckle notes. It has a breezy, almond-accented finish. This is a great pairing for sushi and Asian-style food. It is also a great appertif. Alcohol: 14.5%

2017 La Solitude Cotes du Rhone Rouge $16

This is a blend of Grenache (50%), Syrah (40%) and Mourvedre (10%) that is sustainable. It is medium-bodied wine is fresh with clean fruit and elegant tannins. This Cotes du Rhone pairs well with grilled and roasted meats. It is also a great appertif. Alcohol: 14.5%

Featured Wines for March – Franklin Tate Estates

2018 Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, Margaret River, Western Australia $15

Franklin Tate Estates Chardonnay, is pale straw yellow with a green tinge. The nose is a blend of creamy nougat and cashew nut with bright fruit aromas of white peach and nectarine and fresh citrus notes. The palate is lifted with white peach, nectarine and honeydew melon with a dash of lemon zest. The oak is subtle and well-integrated providing attractive flavors of hazelnut cream, nougat and hints of soft vanilla spice. The palate finishes with a lingering fresh acidity. This is a great pairing for salmon. Alcohol: 13.5%

2018 Franklin Tate Estates Shiraz, Margaret River, Western Australia $15

Franklin Tate Estates Shiraz is a deep ruby red with a purple hue. On the nose you get rich and spicy with dense dark cherry, blueberry and mixed red berry fruits. On the palate this is a highly expressive wine with great fruit concentration. The tannin structure is chewy, and the oak has provided a sweet, chocolate flavor along with hints of hazelnuts and toast. White pepper lingers on the finish. This is a highly expressive wine that is a rich, bold red. This is definitely a wine for grilled beef cooked rare. Alcohol: 14.4%

Featured Wines for February

2018 Santa Barbara, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, Marche, Italy$14

Santa Barbara, Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi perfectly captures the essence of the green, rolling hills of Italy’s Le Marche region, along the Adriatic coast directly east of Tuscany. The Verdicchio varietal itself has a little greenness, in both color and flavor as does this by Santa Barbara. It is aromatic, fleshy, dry, and savory. With aromas of apple and fresh flowers. it has chameleon-like qualities. Enjoy it year-round, day and night, without thinking too hard about food pairings.  Alcohol: 13%

2017 Azienda Agricola Evio Tintero, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, ltaly $14   

Azienda Agricola Evio Tintero, Langhe Nebbiolo is from Piedmont which sits on the borders of France and Spain at the foot of the Alps. In this vintage Langhe offers an impeccable balance of freshness, tannin, and mineral grit. This wine possesses the aromatics of the Nebbiolo grape used for of an aged Barolo but from young Nebbiolo fruit this wine is surprisingly dense with a savory, juicy mouthfeel and long finish. A great steak wine! Alcohol: 14%

A Dickens Christmas

Snow Hill celebrates A Dickens Christmas December 14 and 15. Both days we will offer tastings of St. Lorenz Gluhwein, a very festive wine. Doug Fisher will be at his carving station on Saturday.

December Wine Tasting with Book Signing by C.L. Marshall

C.L. Marshall will be at Bishop’s Stock with a supply of his new book, Chesapeake Outdoor Tales.

Featured Wines for December

Marques de Caceres, Cava Brut, Catalonia, Spain$12

Marques de Caceres, Cava Brut, is a pale straw color revived by fine bubbles. There is a bouquet of citrus fruits with notes of brioche. It is charming and round in the mouth with a refreshing, balanced structure and a lively finish that highlights its fine bubbles. A festive toast! Alcohol: 12%

Caves Naveran Cava Brut Rose, Catalonia, Spain   $16

Caves Naveran, Cava Brut Rose has aromas of orange and vanilla that turn more burnt and smoky as this Pinot Noir-Parellada brut rosé opens up. The highly foamy mouthfeel carries rustic, spicy citrus flavors. This cava pairs well with salmon and other meaty fish. Alcohol: 12%

Featured Wines for November

2017 Red Newt Cellars Circle Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York $13

Circle Riesling is meant to be a quintessential example of Finger Lakes Riesling with a touch of residual sugar to bring out the rich orchard fruit flavors without overwhelming the lemon zest and citrus that make it crisp and refreshing to drink. The overall wine is easy to drink. This is a great Thanksgiving choice. Alcohol: 12.5%

2017 Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes, New York $21

Red Newt Cellars Cabernet Franc has bright aromas of red raspberry and fresh herbs that show elegantly in a nose that is complex. Cranberry and red cassis flavors on the palate combine with overtones of smoke, producing a wine that is structured by delicate and well incorporated tannins. This is a fruit forward wine. Alcohol: 13.9%

October Featured Wines – 2018 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc, Coastal Patagonia, Argentina & 2018 Verum Pinot Noir, Alto Valle del Rio Negro, Patagonia, Argentina

2018 Wapisa Sauvignon Blanc ($15) has distinctive, vivid aromas and zesty acidity, which express the complexity of the soil and the sea breezes of the Atlantic Patagonia region. Inviting whiffs of citrus and delicate white flowers have a touch of fresh ginger and sea-breeze. On the palate, flavors of pink grapefruit and kafir lime come together with tropical guava to create a refreshing and utterly unique wine. Alcohol: 12.5%

2018 Verum Pinot Noir ($18) is bright ruby red with orange tones. It has aromas of red fruit and roses. It opens up in the middle of the palate with elegant red fruit notes. It has round and silky tannins and is balanced and elegant. It is medium bodied and is very delicately oaked. This allows the subtle, spicy, fresh tobacco and raspberry notes to have free rein. It is considered one of Patagonia’s best. Alcohol: 13.9%