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October Wines of the Month

This month we chose to feature wines from Hangtime Wine Company for their balance of both geeky esoteric or fun unpretentious wines that are easy to like and well made. No matter which floats your boat this month’s wine are sure to have something for everybody. Enjoy!!

Please join us this Friday night as Amy Cozzen, who represents Hangtime Wines, and Jeff Slavin, Hangtime's owner, will be on hand to pour the following wines. See you Friday!

2013 Lone Birch Pinot Gris - Yakima Valley, Washinton
Regularly $12.99, Sale Price $11.04
An enticing bouquet of tropical fruit leads to a well-balanced, medium-bodied mouthfeel with luscious flavors of pineapple, pear, and white peach. A great example of Pinot Gris, made in more of the Alsace style, perfect with Spaetzle and lemon chicken.

2012 David Alessandro Pinot Grigio - Venezie, Italy
Regularly $15.99, Sale Price $13.59
The wine is blessed with ripe honeysuckle aromas and spicy white peach flavors. David Alessandro Pinot Grigio is slightly "Ramato", meaning copper color in Italian, which is caused from a slight skin contact for a period of a few hours before being pressed off the skins. The skin contact adds texture to the body making it a perfect foil for roasted veal in a cream sauce.

2012 Eric Montintin Sancerre - Loire Valley, France
Regularly $25.99, Sale Price $22.09
This is super fresh, with straw, lemon zest and quince notes that extend through the finish, while fleur de sel and flint add a riveting feel underneath.  The fresh flavors of zest, along with mineral flavors of chalk and flint aid this wine in pairing it with fresh, simple seafood dishes.

2013 Airfield Estate Chardonnay - Yakima Valley, Washington
Regularly $14.99, Sale Price $12.74
Crisp, dry, and refreshing with vibrant acidity and zesty flavors of grapefruit and lemon-lime. 100% fermented in stainless steel tanks with no oak influence. This Chardonnay is enjoyable on its own or pairs nicely with seafood and Asian cuisine

2009 Donnas Vallee d’Aosta - Valle d’Aosta, Italy
Regularly$24.99, Sale Price $21.24
Hailing from the Italian border with France where grapes are grown in terraced vineyards that are hewn from the granite and quartz mountain sides. This is Nebbiolo with a lighter, prettier feel and palate then what we’re used to from Barolo. True to Nebbiolo form, this is an earthy, spicy wine, yet floral and elegant, also the perfect accompaniment with lavender roasted duck.

2012 Bodegas Esteban Martin Tinto Joven - Cariñena, Spain
Regularly $9.99, Sale $8.49
This is pure fruit flavors of raspberry, ripe strawberry and cherry. This is simple inexpensive wine at its best, good fruit, present but perfectly ripe tannins, and juicy mouthwatering acid. Esteban Martin is a great weekday wine, great for a wide array of food.

2010 Gran Vinaio Garnacha - Monsant, Spain
Regularly $14.99, Sale Price $12.74
The nose offers bright red fruit layered with white pepper and herbaceous anise. The palate is soft and elegant, with good fruit and the finish brings a masculine and powerful onset of tannin spice, deep dark fruit on the lingering finish. Try this with hard cheeses, hearty tapas dishes and simply prepared meats.

2010 Cantine Adante NISPERO Rosso - Umbria, Italy
Regularly $14.99, Sale Price$12.74
A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot and Barbera. Straightforward aromas of dark berries, violet and white pepper. Spicy and exotic, with delicate red cherry, sage and grilled bacon flavors, with the brisk acidity of the vintage giving life and energy to the palate. Astringent in the best sense of the word, which make it wonderful with hearty beef dishes.

2012 Airfield Estate Merlot - Yakima Valley, Washington
Regularly $19.99, Sale Price$16.99
Airfield Merlot captivates the senses with aromas of dark berry, plum, and spice.  Supple tannins and a full-bodied mouth feel with lingering flavors of plum and nuances of clove create a balance that can hold its own against hearty meats, yet pairs perfectly with pasta.

2012 Shannon Ridge Petite Syrah-Lake County, California
Regularly $13.99, Sale Price $11.89
This is everything we look for in Petite Syrah. Full, rich and packed with black fruit flavors of blueberry, black cherry and black berry compote. A mid palate richness aids this wine’s easy drinkability while a freshness on the finish balances the wine out. Try this wine with roast lamb, or barbeque.

NV Chateau D Zombie Zinfandel - Healdsburg, California
Regularly $14.99, Sale Price $12.74
I selected this in the spirit of Halloween, as well as it being a great wine. This wine has aromas of ripe, dense black fruits and a hint of dried herbs. The flavors are complex and rich, sporting succulent blackberries, powdered cinnamon, cola and cherry jam. Just a hint of black pepper in the long finish. Saucy burgers, ribs and hard cheeses are good ideas with this wine.

NV Domaine du Nugues Made by G Sparkling Gamay - Beaujolais, France
Regularly $21.99, Sale Price $18.69
Two of the most overlooked kinds of wine squeezed into one bottle, Beaujolais and bubbles. This wine is overflowing with the freshness of wild strawberries and freshly picked red briar fruit that are amplified by this wine sparkling nature. Sparkling red do wonders with food that have rich sauces and hearty slow cooked meats.