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First Friday is back & better than ever, there's art everywhere, Wine in our shop & there's no better time to enjoy Old Town.

Tonight, you can sample Ferrari Carano's Sangiovese Rose. With aromas and flavors of fresh‐picked wild strawberries, raspberries, watermelon, rhubarb, pomegranate and a touch of blood orange, this refreshing and lively wine offers finesse balanced by mouthwatering acidity and an elegant finish.
 
Food Pairings
Served chilled, this wine’s light, fruit characteristics make it a natural choice for pairing with fresh seafood like salmon, crab or shrimp, and game meats like duck, Cornish hens, lamb or turkey. Try with Moroccan couscous, Salade Nicoise, melon and prosciutto, or chicken. Cheeses such as fresh chèvre, goat, brie, Roquefort, fromage blanc or Mt. Tam Triple Cream are also delicious.
Concrete Old Vine Zin 2013 is a Wine Enthusiast Editors Choice and gets 91 points. For me, given the choice, I'll take Old Vine anything, anytime. The Wine Enthusiast says: This full bodied Zin adds 10% cab frac and 5% cab sauv, which is an unusual blend but it works well. It shows a great mix of fruit and spice flavors with a rich, smooth texture. It's lightly tannic, oozing raspberry and blackberry flavors on the palate and through the finish. I couldn't have said better myself. 

 

The Franc from Consentino Winery has a deep crimson in color with sweet and spicy notes of fresh herbs and cloves on the nose. On the palate, intense flavors of fruit with hints of black pepper on the palate. Ends with great structure and long finish.

Pairs with just about anything off the BBQ – for an elegant touch, try with roast duck with juniper berry compote. 

    

 

This wine from Matchbook has been improving steadily over recent vintages and now it's taken a big step toward more finesse and less flash. It's the flagship for Matchbook & it's also 92 points & a best buy from the Wine Enthusiast. A very soothing mouthfeel and generous, but not overt, flavors make a great combination in this creamy, yummy and full-bodied wine. It has everything from toasty oak and lemon curd to mild marzipan nuances that interlace with good acidity for a balanced palate and a lingering finish. Even if you are an ABC, you'll appreciate this one. 
 
Wine & Spirits Magazine gives this one 90 points. Floral and soft, this feels as much like merlot as cabernet, but its fruit is fresh and appealing, with the juicy spice of wild blueberries and a subtle sweetness from oak. It’s not a mineral-inflected cabernet to age, but rather a charming one to Enjoy over the next few years with rare lamb chops.
The Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon is a big, rustic, muscular wine. Ruby red, this California classic brings aromas of blackberry, cassis and leather. Flavors of dark cherries and toasty oak combine with seamless, ample tannins. Bold yet velvety, rich with a grip, Mossback Cabernet Sauvignon will age gracefully for several years.
One of my absolute favorite times of the year!
Creature
Features  are back at Escutcheon,
142 West Commercial Street.

Come at
6pm and get dinner courtesy of The Chef's Market and the movie starts at 6:30pm.
Sunday's feature is The Brain that Wouldn't Die! Watch the Trailer!
Drink Local, Eat Local and watch ridiculous movies on the 2nd Sunday of every month through Oct.
The movie is free, but we do accept donations for The Skyline Indie Film Festival

Our other tasting for the month is on the 2st with Lucinda from Robins Cellars.
We'll see you from 2p-5p

Platinum Wine Club Members! Your wine is in! We are open until 9pm tonight if you'd like to pick up. Want to learn how you can explore the world of wine 2 bottles at a time? Call us at 540-723-9719 for details and to sign up.

Just a friendly Reminder that Murphy's delivers! We ask that you order 6 bottles of wine or a case of beer & BOOM! For $5.00, we'll bring it to your door!

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