Light Sweeter Bubbles

Light Fruity Easy Beginner


Poquito Moscato Poquito Moscato $9.50

Lightly sparkling, fruity and sassy, Poquito is small in size but big on taste. Delicate floral aromas combine with a sweet yet refreshing palate of ripe peaches, pears and apricots. Apply liberally at any social occasion. Great right out of the bottle but really amazing with mint and rum as a mojito!



Col Solivo Prosecco Col Solivo Prosecco $12.00

Yum! Soft peach and floral notes with a smooth finish. This Prosecco is classified "Extra Dry" which means its a touch sweeter than the "Bruts" that are next to it. A very easy drinking bubbly and a great price!



Flare Moscato Flare Moscato $14.00

Not from Italy but this soft bubbly wine comes from near the eastern Spanish coast and lends itself to savory fare. The sweet notes are quiet; it's more steely, with orange blossom and rose flavors. A floral quality lingers throughout. Put it with eggs and chorizo for an instant party!.



Tomasella Ose Tomasella Ose $15.00

Ready to see what other sweeet bubbles besides Moscato Italy has to offer? From the Northeast of Italy comes this lovely demi-sec. Not quite as sweet as Moscato, and with more body. Lovely plum and cherry flavors. Enjoy on our patios or with our lovely soft goat cheeses next door.



Blanc Lime Blanc Lime $15.00

Delightful Bubbly French Aperitif Wine Spritzer! Sounds good right? What could be better? Just the right amount of fruity and the right amount of bubbly - Le Blanc Lime is a revival of an old-fashioned cocktail, pre-packaged pretty and ready to pop and go. Lively, fresh, lemony and zesty with a base note of Entre-Deux-Mers Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh, crisp, with sweetness married with a gentle sparkle. Perfectly suited as a pre-dinner drink, by itself or with tapas, charcuterie or other finger foods. Can be served with cold salads, fish or light desserts. Due to its original and unique character, Blanc Limé is also great in a range of different cocktails.



Saint Hilaire Blanquette di Limoux Saint Hilaire Blanquette di Limoux $16.00

Sparkling wine that predates Champagne by at least 150 years! Light, crisp and fruity, if you like Champagne give this a try for a bargain, you wont regret it.



Vecchia Modena Chiarli Lambrusco Vecchia Modena Chiarli Lambrusco $17.00

Delicious, full of dark raspberry, violet, rose, blueberry and black pepper aromas & flavors. Called “Old Modena” as the winery in Modena (just above Bologna in Emilia Romagna region) is 150 years old. Done in the "secco" or dry style, this is nothing like the one you'd find in the "olive garden". This is the quintessential wine to drink with a friends on a hot summer day.



Taburno Folius Sparkling Falanghina Taburno Folius Sparkling Falanghina $20.00

Sometimes I think I need an intervention with regard to Italian wines. A sparkling Falanghina? Really? Oh yes and it's so delicious. Made similar to Prosecco and "extra dry" means the fruit is the star of the show. It’s clean, a little soft and charming without being pretentious. Nice soft nose of apple and lemon cream with a little pie crust. You may not want Prosecco again, but good luck finding this anywhere but here or another geeky wine shop.



Maley Cider Maley Cider $24.00

Abandoned alpine orchards planted upwards of 4000 feet, half of them in the French Alps surrounding Chamonix and half in nearly-deserted Alpine towns in the Italian Valle d’Aosta. No chemicals. Some of these sleepy apple trees haven’t been picked in decades. The only Italian cider made with heirloom apple varieties. It's just the best, really.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #1 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time.
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Lavender Row Pinot Noir

    #2 Lavender Row Pinot Noir

    While French Burgundy may be the highest echelon of this grape, the warm and rugged south of France has a climate similar to CA and can make easy drinking affordable Pinots too. This affordable French beauty offers notes of toasted oak, rhubarb, strawberry, red flowers and crushed stone. But the nose! It truly explodes with the lavender that is grown all around the vines. (behind by 16 bottles)

  • Gran Passione

    #3 Gran Passione

    From the land of Amarone comes a delicious Merlot based blend. To perfectly ripe Merlot (60%) is added juice from dried Corvina grapes ala Amarone. Rich, deep and smooth, this is a remarkable Merlot that may just change your Merlot worldview! tied

  • Bonavita Red

    #4 Bonavita Red

    Made from four grapes harvested later than usual to achieve a greater ripeness and smoothness. A deep and inky wine, with ripe plum and blackcurrant aromas. Nice ripe fig and cherry with chocolate and licorice flavors. Just enough oak to give it some backbone. (behind by 9 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Amon Ra

    Amon Ra

    The 2014 Amon Ra reflects the tried and true essence of the Glaetzer style - generosity of flavor with finesse of structure. The inky purple color displays the gentle but full extraction. The nose shows an abundance of dark blueberry, vanilla, black cherry and hints of cassis with notes of mixed spice and anise. Although still young and firmly wound, the vibrant blackberry and dried spice flavors integrate well with youthful yet supple tannins with the trademark loooong and sleek finish. Meant to go 10 to 15 years to hit its prime.

  • Armas de Guerra Mencia

    Armas de Guerra Mencia

    An excellent introduction to Bierzo's native varietal, the palate is fresh, elegant, and clean. Energetic aromas of fresh blue fruits, violet and white pepper, plus a subtle touch of licorice. Supple and gently sweet on the palate, offering sappy boysenberry and floral highlights with a hint of smokiness.

  • Gewurz

    Gewurz

    A CA Gewurztraminer crafted in the style of those from the Alps. Great crisp minerality, rose petal and lychee notes, with bright acidity to hold it together. All organic from the rugged and cooler Potter Valley in Mendocino. Try with grilled chicken or pork chops to see what a great food wine this is!

  • Chateau Redortier Beaumes de Venise

    Chateau Redortier Beaumes de Venise

    Wine geeks know of Gigondas and Vacqueras that show off Grenache like no other. Bordering both is Beaumes de Venise which is known for fortified Muscat. On a steep hillside (at 1500 ft!) twin sisters Sabine and Isabelle make this earthy, spicy blend of Grenache, Syrah and Counoise. A gorgeous wine.