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Close out – Syncline Viognier 2006 – Save $119 case

Sycline Viognier at Christophers Wine and Cheese

Syncline Viogniere 2006

Save $119 per case

SavSycline Viognier at Christophers Wine and Cheese

Save $119 per case

Syncline has proven why we love Columbia Valley wines from Washington State consistently.  The 2006 Viognier again hits a home run as a classic style for this varietal.

The 2006 Viognier proves to itself to be a classic Viognier unleashing heady aromas of honeysuckle, clover honey, and peaches wafting upon a breeze over a light hint of gardenia. The aromas prove intoxicating to the soul and entice you to sip that first taste of nectar that reveals a rich creaminess enveloping hearty peaches with a light flinty minerality on the finish that makes one feel as though they just had a passionate kiss from a long sought lover.

This wine beckons to be sipped in front of a roaring fire embraced by loving arms with strawberries dipped in a rich bitter chocolate!

Closeout Price: $ 15.99
List Price: $ 23.99
Case Price: $ 13.99/bottle
# of Cases: 8

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Close Out – Tantara Hanks Blend 2004 – Save $113

Tantara Hank’s Blend 2004

Save $113 per case!

Tantra Winery one of the premier Central Coast California Wineries renowned for their classic Italian styling of wines; Hank’s Blend is a Sangiovese based with a  earthy, sensuous aromatic appeal.  The Sangiovese is backed up with hints of Pinot Noir and Syrah to yield a Creamy oakiness that opens up within an hour of breathing to reveal sumptuous flavors of mulberry, raspberry, red plums, and custard are full and fleshy, and finish with earthy notes and blood oranges. While a lighter transparent rouge color, this fine wine proves to be very full in the mouth and a joy to savor!

Closeout Price: $ 15.49
List Price: $21.99

Case Price: $ 13.55/bottle
# of Cases: 7
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Christopher becomes the 529th person in the world to be

accepted for Distinguished Membership from the Wine Century Club in NYC.  Members much be able to certify that they have tasted wines at least 100 different grape varietals.  It sounds like a simple idea, but it’s not as easy to become a member as you may think. One Master Sommelier could only come up with 82.

official member count: 529

From the announcement letter:

“Congratulations on becoming a member of the Wine Century Club.  As of today we have 529 members from all over the world.  While most are in the USA, they also hail from Australia, Bahamas, Brasil, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Georgia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.  Most remarkable is the rarity of your proficient imbibing: just 3.5% of those who downloaded the application have become members.”

Steve De Long
The Wine Century Club

If you’re interested in trying out (membership is free) please get in touch – we have over five dozen varieties available at the shop including wines made in Armenia, Croatia, Israel and regions I’m not even going to attempt to spell in public!

Congratulations Chris!


Duval-Leroy Paris Cuvee Champagne Brut, NV

Duval-Leroy Paris Cuvee

Duval-Leroy Paris Cuvee

This wonderfully presented wine first catches the eye of a star crossed lover due to the gorgeous blue bottle which is covered in a scene from Paris in Gold as hand painted by American Artist, Le Roy Neiman. They beauty only begins there for Duval-Leroy, the oldest champagne house of France; once the cork is popped one immediately is captivated by the aromas of honey suckle, apricot, and hazelnut exploding out of the bottle. As this most exotic of champagnes is poured into the glass the effervescence turns the straw colored potion of romance into a wonderful golden hue from which aromas continue to explode and captivate the imagination and palate. Upon the tongue one will find this to be among the smoothest richest champagnes that combust upon the taste buds with peaches, apricots and a hint of nutmeg extinguished with a long velvety finish that begs for another glass!

As with many Sparkling wines, this phenomenal Champagne is the perfect aperitif to entice the gastric juices and cleanse the palate for any meal; if in a romantic setting, it pairs perfectly with bitter chocolate and strawberries, or orange zest dipped in dark chocolates. Above all else, this classic Champagne begs to be followed with a kiss from the love of your life.


Gemtree Vineyards Uncut Shiraz – 2006

A classic Australian Shiraz with deep purple hues of color and aromas of violates, cocoa, and dark berries entwined with slight smokes of oak. Upon the tongue one experiences the classic dark berries predominated by blackberries giving way to light cocoa and creamy smoke. The tannic acid brings forth a virtual waterfall of spices on the mid to rear palate.

A wonderful wine to sip by the camp fire, or with a hearty robust stew of beef and lamb!

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