Bristol Farms, Gazette Specials

Monthly Wine Specials Ending Monday at Bristol Farms Newport Beach

Month of February

Martin & Weyrich Moscato Allegro

Reg $9.99 | Gazette Special $8.99

If the word quaffable ever belonged to a wine this would be it. Moscato Allegero uses Muscat Canelli grapes produced in the same style as Northern Italy’s muscat including the use of the traditional tall slender bottles only used with the finest Moscato di Astis’. Fermented at an extremely cold temperature then stopped halfway through the process. The result is a wine that is sweet, crisp, clean and refreshing. Serve chilled as an aperitif or of course, an after dinner quaffer.

Michael Contreras Wine Specialist Westwood

Paso a Paso Verdejo

Reg $9.99 | Gazette Special $8.99

Paso a Paso was the first Bodega to produce Verdejo in La Mancha, a region in central Spain that lies just south of Madrid. 40 year old vines, less maritime influences and more humid weather lend to a richer, riper style of Verdejo. Golden straw in color, this wine is powerfully fragrant, with aromas of tree fruit, like apple and apricot along with orange blossom; there’s also a hint of honey. Very smooth with a medium body on the palate, the fruit flavors are well balanced. The finish is ever so slightly tart. This wine would pair perfectly with shellfish in a light cream or lemon butter sauce.

Michael Pagh Wine Specialist Rolling Hills

La Cana Albarino

Reg $17.99 | Gazette Special $14.99

Bodegas La Cana is a new joint project from Jorge Ordonez and the Gil family of Jumilla. The vines were planted in 1966 in the northern part of Rias Baixas close to the Atlantic Ocean. The classic sandy soils of the region and cool climate produce a vibrant wine of tremendous acidity and complexity. The wine is partially barrel fermented and all of it spends time sur lie to enhance the richness of the varietal. Pineapple, lemon, seashell and salt scents carry through on the pure, silky palate. It finishes is long with brilliant acidity, rich citrus fruit flavors, fine minerals and just the slightest touch of almond.

Sean Ryan Wine Specialist Westchester

Domaine du Tariquet Classic Blanc

Reg $8.99 | Gazette Special $7.99

Domaine du Tariquet was originally a producer of Armagnac, but in the 1980’s, the youngest generation of the winemaking family decided to expand into quality white wines. The Tariquet Classic is a blend of 70% ugni blanc and 30% colombard. Superbly intense for a dry fruity white, its bouquet reveals floral and citrus aromas with nice touches of tropical fruit. It is light and incredibly well-balanced, this wine is a thirst-quenching pleasure and is refreshing any time of the day as an aperitif or with starters, shellfish or seafood.

Sean Ryan Wine Specialist Westchester

Kouros Patras White

Reg $9.99 | Gazette Special $7.99

This is a light fresh dry white wine from Greece, made from the rhoditis grape. It has a delicate bouquet of lemon and tropical fruit balanced by vibrant acidity on the palate. The finish is long and stylish with lingering lemon zest and hints of melon. Ideal with white meats and all types of seafood dishes. Rated 89 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Cheryl Dash Wine Specialist Manhattan Beach

Dibon Cava Brut Reserva

Reg $12.99 | Gazette Special $9.99

I was pleasantly surprised to savor this very tasty cava, which has delightful zesty, crisp citrus flavors rather than the predominant yeasty overtones of most spanish sparklers. The three generations of wine making and their current efforts to become 100% organic, have garnered Dibon the distinction of accolades from Wine & Spirits magazine as a “Good Value” and a “Best Buy”. You will perceive the presence of a rich, yeasty nose, however the lively citrus and mineral notes in the mouth make this bubbly a delightful compliment for all shellfish.

Alex Brideau Wine Specialist Beverly West

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