2016 SALDO California Zinfandel 85% Zinfandel; 15% blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah Full-bodied wine with bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spice. Rich palate with a hint of chocolate and velvety tannins on the smooth finish
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2017 SAINT-BRIS Saint-Bris Appellation Contrôlée A unique Burgundian production from the banks of the Yonne River, in the heart of the Auxerrois region (not too far from the Chablis AOC), this delicious dry white wine is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Vinified by La Chablisienne cooperative. 100% Sauvignon Blanc Deliciously vibrant, fresh and aromatic white wine, presenting citrus and white fruit aromas and balanced acidity Drink stand-alone or pair with seafood, cheeses, and curry dishes
2014 LANGUEDOC LA MÉJANELLE CUVÉE SOMMELIÈRE Languedoc Appellation Protegée Southern Rhône style blend: 60% Syrah, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Mourvèdre Full-bodied red wine black cherry, blackberry and anise notes structured by full tannins and firm acidity. Hints of earth notes and herbs on the finish
Lingua Franca was founded in 2015 by Larry Stone, celebrated sommelier, wine consultant and Fulbright Scholar, together with partners David Honig and Dominique Lafon. Located in the Eola-Amity Hills in the Willamette Valley, Oregon, the venture produces vineyard blends of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. 2015 LINGUA FRANCA AVNI CHARDONNAY Willamette Valley, Oregon 100% Chardonnay A vibrant and complex wine on the palate, expressing lasting flavors of citrus, pear, and white flowers, and ending with flint tones 2015 LINGUA FRANCA AVNI PINOT NOIR Willamette Valley, Oregon 100% Pinot Noir Medium-bodied wine expressing complexity borne from floral, smoky, mineral, and... View Article
Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits—First in Santa Fe to Feature Sheehan Winery Sheehan Winery is located in the Vecinos del Bosque neighborhood in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It is known for producing high quality, handcrafted limited-release and award-winning wines made exclusively with New Mexico-grown grapes. In 2017, Sheehan Winery won 17 Gold, Silver, and Bronze awards at the 2017 New Mexico State Fair Wine Competition. Sean Sheehan has been a part of the New Mexico wine industry since 2005. He worked for many years as winemaker at Casa Rondeña and Tierra Encantada and was an integral part of the New Mexico... View Article
Staglin 2016 Estate Chardonnay, Rutherford, Napa Valley This wine opens with a citrus complex of Buddha’s hand and lime leaf, melon, stone fruits and granite. The finish is cool, crisp and smooth. 100% Barrel Fermentation, Blend: 100% Chardonnay, Alcohol: 13.8% Salus 2015 Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley Gold in color, the wine opens with aromas of lemons, poached pears and tropical blossoms that pour onto a medium-bodied palate of yellow orchard fruit, and honeyed mango. 100% Barrel Fermentation, Blend: 100% Chardonnay, Alcohol: 14.1% Staglin 2013 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, Napa Valley Fragrant dark red and black fruits interplay with aromatic woods,... View Article
Susan’s is proud to feature these excellent, easy-drinking wines from Greece. Estate Argyros Atlantis White 2017 This delightful wine is light bodied, balanced, with cool minerality and acidity. It’s great with seafood, pasta and light poultry. 90% Assyrtiko, 5% Aidani, 5% Athiri Estate Argyros Atlantis Rosé 2017 is a bright, vibrant wine with strawberry, apple and cherry flavors. Its high natural acidity provides refreshing crispness. It’s a delightful summer picnic wine to enjoy alone or paired with BBQ meats. 90% Assyrtiko, 10% Mandilaria Estate Argyros Atlantis Red 2015 Fruit forward, smooth, with spicy and toasted notes, this wine has wonderfully... View Article
Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir grapes from the cool, coastal Casablanca Valley of Chile are 100% hand-harvested and produce wines that are vibrant and fresh in their expressions. Cool, misty nights and hot sunny days with the light hand of the winemaker create a “prism” to convert these grapes into complex, beautiful wines. Sauvignon Blanc 2016 – $11.99 Pinot Noir 2016 – $13.99
Zorzal is a young boutique winery created by the Michelini brothers. It’s located outside Tupungato (Mendoza, Argentina) at 4500 feet above sea level—the highest winery in Mendoza—with a unique soil blend that includes limestone. The winery practices organic methods in the vineyard and uses only indigenous yeast. The grapes are picked early to retain freshness and acidity in the wines. EGGO wines are fermented and aged in concrete eggs. Terroir Unico Pinot Noir Rosé 2017 – $12.99 EGGO Blanc de Cal Sauvignon Blanc 2015 – $23.99 EGGO Tinto de Tiza Tinto 2015 – $23.99
Torrontes Brutal and Bonarda Pura are experimental wines from Matias Michelini of Tupungato, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina. Michelini developed these wines to very deliberately express the area’s unique terroir. These unconventional and very limited wines use grapes from a single vineyard, and are fermented with native yeast. Torrontes “Brutal” is unfiltered and a vertical wine. Bonarda “Pura” is fermented via carbonic maceration. Torrontes Brutal 2016 – $21.99 Bonarda Pura 2017 – $12.99
A new #1 sparkling wine from California’s Sonoma County, Bell Wine Cellars Blanc de Noirs is made using the traditional French method. Blending Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Meunièr grapes grown in cooler regions, the wine is crisp, elegant, and displays a pale blush tint. It is available for a refreshing $38.99.
Broadside is a “reflection of place” exhibiting a wonderfully transparent expression of a growing area’s unique terroir. Wild Ferment Chardonnay shines with the saline minerality, bright acidity, and vibrant fruit from the delightful Pacific Ocean-influenced terroir of San Luis Obispo County. It presents as aromatic and flavorful with pineapple, minerals, pear, and green plum. Sourced from sustainably farmed, SIP-certified vineyards. It is fermented and matured in neutral oak and stainless steel. We’re featuring this wine at just $14.99.
Bogle Phantom fans, look what’s new! This chardonnay from Clarksburg has rich layers of fruit, while barrel fermentation results in a wine that deceives you with flavors of freshly baked apple pie, complete with flaky crust and vanilla ice cream. This surprising wine is just in time for autumn and is available for a deceptively low $19.99.
Raúl Pérez is one of Spain’s finest winemakers, and is regarded by many as one of the top winemakers in the world. He is intensely driven to create amazing wines. Knowing what his vineyards require to achieve their greatest potential, he succeeds in producing quality expressions of a region’s indigenous grapes. Our example is the 2015 “Saint Jacques” Ultreia from the Mencia grape of Bierzo in northwest Spain. This medium-bodied, dry wine boasts red fruit with evolving characteristics that will astound you with honest simplicity, without understating the inherent complexity. This amazing wine was a special purchase and availability is... View Article
We’ve just added a wonderful Italian Sauvignon Blanc, a pair of refreshing German rosé wines made from pinot noir grapes, and a classic Malbec from Mendoza, Argentina. You just won’t find a range and depth of wonderful new wines like these anywhere but Susan’s Fine Wine and Spirits.