Fall flavors are here

Friday Night Wine Tasting

Fall flavors are here just in time for the changing of the seasons. We can officially kiss summer goodbye and welcome in brisk mornings and longer evenings. What pairs really well with longer evenings? Wine! Stop in tonight from 5-7pm and try four fall favorites from your familiar fox-sweatered friend.Want to catch up on the parking lowdown? Click here.

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Pick a Wine to Pair With Your Favorite

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McManis Pinot Gris- Reg. $11.49 SALE $9.99

First up this week we have the McManis Pinot Gris from our featured winery! Crisp and minerally, this wine is an easy drinker. The nose is full of typical Pinot Gris scents, specifically citrus and stone fruit. On the palate there are loads of lemon, lime, and grapefruit all held together by a strong backbone of acidity. Super refreshing, this is a great bottle to have around and the summer comes to an end, and with a good sale on all the McManis varietals in our Featured Winery Display, now is the perfect time to come grab some. (Well it would be perfect if it wasn’t for the parking lot, but it’ll be done soon!)

 

McManis Chardonnay- Reg. $11.49 SALE $9.99
Up next we have the McManis Chardonnay, a long time store favorite and the second white we have in our Featured Winery display. It’s a fairly balanced Chardonnay with strong fruit presence along side the toasty Oak showing in the nose. The palate is more of the same with pears, light melon and ripe peach flavors. The finish is rich and creamy with the typical butter and vanilla flavors you find in most Chardonnay, but along side that are flavors of sweet bread and banana. Another wonderful bottle as the Summer weather closes out, with enough body to stand up to the colder evenings I hear are coming!
McManis Cabernet Sauvignon- Reg. $11.49 SALE $9.99
Third up for the evening we the McManis Cabernet Sauvignon, and as you may have guessed, this is also from our Winery Focus display. Much like the Chardonnay, this has been a store favorite for ages, showing that even big name wineries can make great and complex wines. Dark red in color, it pours beautifully with aromas of dark berries and wood tones. The palate is fruit forward, with blackberries and dark cherry flavors that give way into a smokey and tannic finish. Round and creamy in the mouth, it’ll pair great with heavier foods and cold weather, two things that are right around the corner!

McManis Petit Sirah- Reg. $11.49 SALE $9.99

Last up for the evening we have the McManis Petit Sirah, and at this point I’m sure you can guess why this one is also in the tasting! The heavy hitter of the bunch, this wine is concentrated and dense. Heavy, dark and jammy fruit permeate both the nose and the palate but the wine is still very dry. The mouthfeel and weight of the wine help to soften the fruity blow it initially starts with and gives the wine its wonderful balanced characteristic. It’s not often that Petit Sirah sells faster than any of the other varietals we tasted tonight but this one always does, and with good reason! Come check it out!

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