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2016-04-28

 
 
2015 Metro Times Wine Store of the Year!
Deal of the Year???
40% off "delicious" 2009 Cab and Merlot...
"If the doors of perception were cleansed..."
Wine tasting event this Saturday...
Rosé deal: Save 15% when you pick four!
  
It might be just us, but we don't drop William Blake references for crappy wine.

"Unbelievable bargain" on new Cab and Merlot labels

Wine markets are driven by much more than price and quality. Perception plays a big role, and getting on the right side of that aspect can yield big dividends if you're in good hands. And you are in good hands, gentle reader. This week we benefit from the perception that Cabernet Sauvignon from Macedonia, originally priced at $30, can't be worth $30, even when we damn well know that it is.

"The producer, my salesman, and Scott and I all know these wines are every bit as good as $30 Cabs and Merlots from Napa Valley," says Cloverleaf's Tom Natoci. "But we all realized that we can't sell them for that much when they're from Macedonia. This is a 2009 vintage taking up space in the producer's warehouse. He needs to move product, and he wanted to make a deal. So we said half off. And he said...yes!"

"These are really, really good wines," Tom continued. "They could sell easily for $25 to $30 if they came from Napa. At $14.99 it is one of the better deals we've had here at the store in quite a while. Macedonia is no joke. They've been making wine there for a long time. And Bovin is a producer we've sold before in our wine club. They are very good, and this is their top-of-the-line "Barrique" label. Barrique is an old European term for "Barrel", meaning the wines are more select and are aged in the small, traditional oak barrels as opposed the larger modern tanks. We are very happy when deals like this come along!"

Make it snappy, kids. There's never enough of a good thing.

2009 Bovin Cabernet Sauvignon Barrique Negotino (Macedonia)
Reg. price: $25
Sale price: $14.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "Rich notes of blackberries and creamy, smoked vanilla.  Lush on the palate, with flavors of ripe dark berry, currant, licorice, roasted coffee, and hazelnut.  The finish carries soft, smooth tannins that coat your mouth."

2009 Bovin Merlot Barrique Negotino (Macedonia)
Reg. price: $25
Sale price: $14.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "Gorgeous notes of black cherry and mocha-vanilla emerge from the glass. Rich black cherry flavors have a generous texture on the palate.  The wine has a great balance of ripe cherry fruit, vanilla, dark chocolate, and sweet herbs."

This Saturday, meet reps from Failla: Wine tasting and special discounts

From 2 pm to 4 pm this Saturday, April 30 we will be sampling the wines of Failla, a rising star winery from the Sonoma coast. Please join us at this FREE event.

More rosés coming every week! Pick any four and save 15%!

The Cloverleaf staff continues to rave about the quality of the 2015 rosés that keep coming from southern France. They have their own section in the front of the store and we will continue to mark down 15% when you choose four. Git some!
   
Recent hits, raves, and new discoveries... 

2015 Domaine Salvard Sauvignon Blanc (France)
Reg. price: $16
Sale price: $12.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "It has beautiful fresh aromatics of lime zest, lemongrass, grapefruit along with a slight earthy mineral note reminiscent of freshly shucked oysters. Delicious and dry, with Meyer lemon, bright pear, and mineral flavors with great cleansing acidity."

2014 Domaine de la Bastide Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages (France)
Reg. price: $14.50
Sale price: $11.99
Tom's note: "The wine has a beautiful bouquet of ripe black cherries, with freshly cracked black pepper. Medium to full- bodied on the palate, with delicious ripe cherry and boysenberry fruits with sweet provencal herbs. Great lush mouth feel of ripe tannins and a lingering aftertaste. This wine really over-delivers! Great now and over the next 4-5 years."

2014 Kamnik Winemaker's Selection (Macedonia)
Reg. price: $27
Sale price: $19.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "The wine has a beautiful nose of boysenberry and sweet herbs.  On the palate, there are loads of blackberry fruits along with subtle oak notes.  Very nice full-bodied texture with smooth ripe tannins and a long balanced finish.  Great to drink now or over the next 5-7 years."

2014 Orin Swift Palermo (Napa Valley)
Reg. price: $48
Sale price: $39.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "Super rich dark berry fruits, mocha, vanilla roasted nuts roar from the glass.  The palate has great ripe texture and concentration.  The blackberry fruit is pure with smooth ripe tannins that coat the mouth luxuriously. It is extremely delicious already and will be great for another dozen years."

2013 Nielson Wines Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County)
Reg. price: $22
Sale price: $15.99 (NFD) 
Tom's note: "Pure, elegant notes of cherries, cranberries and subtle spices on the nose.  The palate has an enticing mix of black cherries, shades of cranberry and strawberry and a touch of minerality. Drinking beautifully today while showing depth and enough tannins to merit short-term cellaring. Drink now-2021."

2012 Domaine Bart Marsannay Les Longeroies (Cote D'Or, France)
Less than $38
Tom's note: "Rich notes of sumptuous boysenberry, sweet baking spices and a touch of cedar.  Layered and concentrated on the palate with flavors of dark berries, forest floor, flowers and dried herbs.  This is a great glass of Burgundy at a very fair price! Drink now-2025."

2014 Branham Resolution
Reg. price: $25
Sale price: $19.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "The 2014 Branham Resolution Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a big, rich style, loaded with lots of dark berry flavors, mocha and dried herb notes.  It has ripe structured tannins that resolve into a silky texture with a bit of air time in the glass.  It ends with complex notes of blackberry and currant. Drink now through 2023."

2013 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvee Reserve Cotes du Rhone
Reg. price: $18
Sale price: $13.99 
Tom's note:  
"Both the 2011 & 2012 have been huge hits over the last year or so.  The 2013 is no different.  To me, it tastes just like the 2012 did last year.  It has the classic dark berry fruits, sweet herbs, a beautiful elegance & grace that reminds me of Chateauneuf du Pape. You can drink it now, or over the next 7-10 years.  The 2013 has not been rated yet, but the 2012 was rated 92pts in the Wine Advocate."

2012 Meret Rosso del Veneto (Veneto, Italy)
Reg. price: $17
Sale price: $12.99 
Tom's tasting note:""The 2012 Rosso which is a blend of 70% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of ripe black cherries, dried raspberry, cocoa and sweet fresh herbs that are lush & smooth.  The finish has a beautiful rich texture & mouth feel with ripe soft tannins."

2011 San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany)
Reg. price: $26
Sale price: $19.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: (Note this review was regarding the previous vintage to the one we are selling): "93 pts. The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio opens to a deeply saturated color that is thick and luminous at the same time. In terms of bouquet, this Riserva veers toward the far end of the aromatic spectrum (as far as Chianti Classico is concerned) with dark tones of spice, saddle leather, pressed rose and moist earth. The finish excels in terms of softness and richness. This is a bold and modern wine with soft tannins and rich extract."

2011 Avante (Ribera Del Duero, Spain)
Reg. price: $22
Sale price: $15.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "91 pts. The grapes from this vineyard are used in the 2011 Tineta (100% Tinto Fino). It reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of creme de cassis intermixed with hints of wood smoke and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent and sensual, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years."

2013 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. price: $16
Sale price: $12.99 
Tasting note from Wine Spectator:"Supple focused and distinctive for its core ripe plum, currant, sage and floral flavors, which mingle effectively and harmoniously on the long, expressive finish. The tannins are nicely shaped." 

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. price: $42 (winery lists at $50)
Sale price: $29.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "93 pts. An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn't be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today."

--The Guys and Gals at Cloverleaf 

 
 
Cloverleaf Fine Wine and Spirits
www.cloverleafwine.com

711 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Voice: 248.399.7166 Fax: 248.399.7239
E-Mail: cloverleaf@cloverleafwine.com

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2016-04-14

 
 
2015 Metro Times Wine Store of the Year!
Visan!
Early candidate for WOY? (Wine of the Year?)
Already fantastic deal marked down...
Now just $11.99...
Rosé deal: Save 15% when you pick four!

  
When it comes to bang for the buck in your wine purchasing...Knowledge is Good.

Chateauneuf-du-Pape....Vacqueyras...and now Visan?

Many of you have enjoyed along with us the wines of Domaine de la Bastide for several years now. This classic small winery in the southern Rhone Valley has been producing some of our favorite Côtes du Rhône in an under-the-radar kind of way, jussssstttt the way we like it. Now, we've received a small initial shipment of Bastide's Visan label and things are getting a lot more interesting.

"Wow! This is a really, really great wine and at a price that may never be so low again," says Cloverleaf's Tom Natoci. "This wine is new to us, and we've started carrying it at $14.50 and already several customers have gone home with a bottle and come back for two, three, or six more. Now, we've struck a bargain where we can carry it at $11.99, which is a screaming deal given the future for wines carrying the Visan name."

In France wine is regulated by AOC (Appellation d'origine contrôlée), or "controlled designation of origin." "This means the wines must maintain standards of quality, be made of certain grape varietals, and come from certain limited yields," Tom explained. For example, Côtes du Rhône is an AOC, and within that group Côtes du Rhône Villages is more limiting. And some Villages AOC's, such as Chateauneuf du Pape, Vacqueyras, and Cairanne are even more classified as wines of a certain flavor profile, quality, and distinctiveness.

Enter Visan. "I would not be surprised if Visan becomes its own AOC in the very near future," Tom said. "Cairanne just received this honor in the last year or two, and Visan is likely as well. If that happens, prices will rise dramatically, probably to $25 or $30 a bottle. It is that big of a deal just in terms of the way the market works. This price is really quite remarkable. We love these wines because they are so good and versatile and off-the-beaten-track. The flashy wines in the magazines are so much more expensive. Come in and try it for yourself!"

2014 Domaine de la Bastide Visan Côtes du Rhône Villages (France)
Reg. price: $14.50
Sale price: $11.99
Tom's note: "The wine has a beautiful bouquet of ripe black cherries, with freshly cracked black pepper.  Medium to full- bodied on the palate, with delicious ripe cherry and boysenberry fruits with sweet provencal herbs.  Great lush mouth feel of ripe tannins and a lingering aftertaste.  This wine really over-delivers! Great now and over the next 4-5 years."

Come in and try some rosé! Pick any four and save 15%!

When we say that the Rosé Revolution started at Cloverleaf we're not just being cheeky. It's true. It all started right here, and we even take full credit for creating the term "Rosé Revolution" in the first place. It's all well documented. Go ahead and look it up if you want but you'd be wasting your time.

Well, now apparently all the rest of 'em have started to catch on. "This is going to be a big year for rosé," says Cloverleaf's Tom Natoci. "All the suppliers are really stocking up early this year." Coincidentally, then, it's good that it's looking like a great year for rosé. 

"We have about ten or twelve bottles of the new 2015 rosés coming in mostly from southern France, where in my opinion the best examples of the wine come from," Tom says. "The 2015s are uniformly superb! Just textbook of what rosé is supposed to be, which is a fun, light, fruity, satisfying glass of wine that is also quite beautiful in the glass. Nothing says the arrival of spring and summer like rosé wine. Now we just have to get the weather to agree."

In the weeks ahead you'll see the growing rosé section at Cloverleaf, with up to 20 wines this season, many of them perennial favorites and some new ones for you to try. "You can keep a good rosé for a couple of years," Tom said. "But really it is meant to be enjoyed right away. It's really one of my favorites, not just as a merchant but also as a person who likes to drink wine. Rosé is about all the things that make wine a joy in life."
   
Recent hits, raves, and new discoveries... 

2014 Kamnik Winemaker's Selection (Macedonia)
Reg. price: $27
Sale price: $19.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "The wine has a beautiful nose of boysenberry and sweet herbs.  On the palate, there are loads of blackberry fruits along with subtle oak notes.  Very nice full-bodied texture with smooth ripe tannins and a long balanced finish.  Great to drink now or over the next 5-7 years."

2014 Orin Swift Palermo (Napa Valley)
Reg. price: $48
Sale price: $39.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "Super rich dark berry fruits, mocha, vanilla roasted nuts roar from the glass.  The palate has great ripe texture and concentration.  The blackberry fruit is pure with smooth ripe tannins that coat the mouth luxuriously. It is extremely delicious already and will be great for another dozen years."

2013 Nielson Wines Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County)
Reg. price: $22
Sale price: $15.99 (NFD) 
Tom's note: "Pure, elegant notes of cherries, cranberries and subtle spices on the nose.  The palate has an enticing mix of black cherries, shades of cranberry and strawberry and a touch of minerality. Drinking beautifully today while showing depth and enough tannins to merit short-term cellaring. Drink now-2021."

2012 Domaine Bart Marsannay Les Longeroies (Cote D'Or, France)
Less than $38
Tom's note: "Rich notes of sumptuous boysenberry, sweet baking spices and a touch of cedar.  Layered and concentrated on the palate with flavors of dark berries, forest floor, flowers and dried herbs.  This is a great glass of Burgundy at a very fair price! Drink now-2025."

2014 Branham Resolution
Reg. price: $25
Sale price: $19.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "The 2014 Branham Resolution Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a big, rich style, loaded with lots of dark berry flavors, mocha and dried herb notes.  It has ripe structured tannins that resolve into a silky texture with a bit of air time in the glass.  It ends with complex notes of blackberry and currant. Drink now through 2023."

2013 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvee Reserve Cotes du Rhone
Reg. price: $18
Sale price: $13.99 
Tom's note:  
"Both the 2011 & 2012 have been huge hits over the last year or so.  The 2013 is no different.  To me, it tastes just like the 2012 did last year.  It has the classic dark berry fruits, sweet herbs, a beautiful elegance & grace that reminds me of Chateauneuf du Pape. You can drink it now, or over the next 7-10 years.  The 2013 has not been rated yet, but the 2012 was rated 92pts in the Wine Advocate."

2012 Meret Rosso del Veneto (Veneto, Italy)
Reg. price: $17
Sale price: $12.99 
Tom's tasting note:""The 2012 Rosso which is a blend of 70% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of ripe black cherries, dried raspberry, cocoa and sweet fresh herbs that are lush & smooth.  The finish has a beautiful rich texture & mouth feel with ripe soft tannins."

2011 San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany)
Reg. price: $26
Sale price: $19.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: (Note this review was regarding the previous vintage to the one we are selling): "93 pts. The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio opens to a deeply saturated color that is thick and luminous at the same time. In terms of bouquet, this Riserva veers toward the far end of the aromatic spectrum (as far as Chianti Classico is concerned) with dark tones of spice, saddle leather, pressed rose and moist earth. The finish excels in terms of softness and richness. This is a bold and modern wine with soft tannins and rich extract."

2011 Avante (Ribera Del Duero, Spain)
Reg. price: $22
Sale price: $15.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "91 pts. The grapes from this vineyard are used in the 2011 Tineta (100% Tinto Fino). It reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of creme de cassis intermixed with hints of wood smoke and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent and sensual, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years."

2013 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. price: $16
Sale price: $12.99 
Tasting note from Wine Spectator:"Supple focused and distinctive for its core ripe plum, currant, sage and floral flavors, which mingle effectively and harmoniously on the long, expressive finish. The tannins are nicely shaped." 

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. price: $42 (winery lists at $50)
Sale price: $29.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "93 pts. An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn't be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today."

--The Guys and Gals at Cloverleaf 

 
 
Cloverleaf Fine Wine and Spirits
www.cloverleafwine.com

711 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Voice: 248.399.7166 Fax: 248.399.7239
E-Mail: cloverleaf@cloverleafwine.com

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Please kindly review us at Yelp

 
Cloverleaf Fine Wine, 711 South Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067
Sent by cloverleaf@cloverleafwine.com in collaboration with
Constant Contact


2016-04-07

 
 
2015 Metro Times Wine Store of the Year!
Yep, it's rosé time!
And yes, we know it's still snowing
Tom raving about the 2015 offerings...
Mix 'n Match Special!
Save 15% when you pick four
Remember to VOTE for Cloverleaf!

  
If history means anything, Spring is inevitable we're pretty sure...

Come in and try some rosé! Pick any four and save 15%!

When we say that the Rosé Revolution started at Cloverleaf we're not just being cheeky. It's true. It all started right here, and we even take full credit for creating the term "Rosé Revolution" in the first place. It's all well documented. Go ahead and look it up if you want but you'd be wasting your time.

Well, now apparently all the rest of 'em have started to catch on. "This is going to be a big year for rosé," says Cloverleaf's Tom Natoci. "All the suppliers are really stocking up early this year." Coincidentally, then, it's good that it's looking like a great year for rosé. 

"We have about ten or twelve bottles of the new 2015 rosés coming in mostly from southern France, where in my opinion the best examples of the wine come from," Tom says. "The 2015s are uniformly superb! Just textbook of what rosé is supposed to be, which is a fun, light, fruity, satisfying glass of wine that is also quite beautiful in the glass. Nothing says the arrival of spring and summer like rosé wine. Now we just have to get the weather to agree."

In the weeks ahead you'll see the growing rosé section at Cloverleaf, with up to 20 wines this season, many of them perennial favorites and some new ones for you to try. "You can keep a good rosé for a couple of years," Tom said. "But really it is meant to be enjoyed right away. It's really one of my favorites, not just as a merchant but also as a person who likes to drink wine. Rosé is about all the things that make wine a joy in life."
    
Vote Cloverleaf Fine Wine in Hour Best of Detroit 2016

We dropped the ball on our Get Out the Vote efforts last year and did not get our 4th straight win as Best Wine Store from Hour Detroit magazine. However our friends at Metro Times recognized us for 2015, and now we want ALL THE WINE AWARDS BWA-HA-HA-HA! So please take a moment to visit Hour's online ballot. You'll want to vote for us in the Shopping>Wine category. Thank you! You know we deserve it!

Recent hits, raves, and new discoveries... 

2014 Kamnik Winemaker's Selection (Macedonia)
Reg. price: $27
Sale price: $19.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "The wine has a beautiful nose of boysenberry and sweet herbs.  On the palate, there are loads of blackberry fruits along with subtle oak notes.  Very nice full-bodied texture with smooth ripe tannins and a long balanced finish.  Great to drink now or over the next 5-7 years."

2014 Orin Swift Palermo (Napa Valley)
Reg. price: $48
Sale price: $39.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "Super rich dark berry fruits, mocha, vanilla roasted nuts roar from the glass.  The palate has great ripe texture and concentration.  The blackberry fruit is pure with smooth ripe tannins that coat the mouth luxuriously. It is extremely delicious already and will be great for another dozen years."

2013 Nielson Wines Pinot Noir (Santa Barbara County)
Reg. price: $22
Sale price: $15.99 (NFD) 
Tom's note: "Pure, elegant notes of cherries, cranberries and subtle spices on the nose.  The palate has an enticing mix of black cherries, shades of cranberry and strawberry and a touch of minerality. Drinking beautifully today while showing depth and enough tannins to merit short-term cellaring. Drink now-2021."

2012 Domaine Bart Marsannay Les Longeroies (Cote D'Or, France)
Less than $38
Tom's note: "Rich notes of sumptuous boysenberry, sweet baking spices and a touch of cedar.  Layered and concentrated on the palate with flavors of dark berries, forest floor, flowers and dried herbs.  This is a great glass of Burgundy at a very fair price! Drink now-2025."

2014 Branham Resolution
Reg. price: $25
Sale price: $19.99 (no further discounts)
Tom's note: "The 2014 Branham Resolution Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a big, rich style, loaded with lots of dark berry flavors, mocha and dried herb notes.  It has ripe structured tannins that resolve into a silky texture with a bit of air time in the glass.  It ends with complex notes of blackberry and currant. Drink now through 2023."

2013 Domaine de la Janasse Cuvee Reserve Cotes du Rhone
Reg. price: $18
Sale price: $13.99 
Tom's note:  
"Both the 2011 & 2012 have been huge hits over the last year or so.  The 2013 is no different.  To me, it tastes just like the 2012 did last year.  It has the classic dark berry fruits, sweet herbs, a beautiful elegance & grace that reminds me of Chateauneuf du Pape. You can drink it now, or over the next 7-10 years.  The 2013 has not been rated yet, but the 2012 was rated 92pts in the Wine Advocate."

2012 Meret Rosso del Veneto (Veneto, Italy)
Reg. price: $17
Sale price: $12.99 
Tom's tasting note:""The 2012 Rosso which is a blend of 70% Merlot & 30% Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of ripe black cherries, dried raspberry, cocoa and sweet fresh herbs that are lush & smooth.  The finish has a beautiful rich texture & mouth feel with ripe soft tannins."

2011 San Felice Il Grigio Chianti Classico Riserva (Tuscany)
Reg. price: $26
Sale price: $19.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: (Note this review was regarding the previous vintage to the one we are selling): "93 pts. The 2010 Chianti Classico Riserva Il Grigio opens to a deeply saturated color that is thick and luminous at the same time. In terms of bouquet, this Riserva veers toward the far end of the aromatic spectrum (as far as Chianti Classico is concerned) with dark tones of spice, saddle leather, pressed rose and moist earth. The finish excels in terms of softness and richness. This is a bold and modern wine with soft tannins and rich extract."

2011 Avante (Ribera Del Duero, Spain)
Reg. price: $22
Sale price: $15.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "91 pts. The grapes from this vineyard are used in the 2011 Tineta (100% Tinto Fino). It reveals a deep ruby/purple color as well as copious notes of creme de cassis intermixed with hints of wood smoke and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, juicy, succulent and sensual, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years."

2013 Columbia Crest Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. price: $16
Sale price: $12.99 
Tasting note from Wine Spectator:"Supple focused and distinctive for its core ripe plum, currant, sage and floral flavors, which mingle effectively and harmoniously on the long, expressive finish. The tannins are nicely shaped." 

2012 Freemark Abbey Cabernet Sauvignon
Reg. price: $42 (winery lists at $50)
Sale price: $29.99 
Tasting note from Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "93 pts. An absolutely fabulous value is the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa. This comes from multiple sources and there are 46,000+ cases of it. A stunning Cabernet Sauvignon and a classic example of Napa viticulture, this blend of 75.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, was aged just over two years in oak. Loads of sweet blackcurrant fruit, cocoa, a touch of toast, earth, and baking spice are all present in this wine that has terrific fruit on the attack and mid-palate, a full-bodied mouthfeel, no hard edges and a luscious, opulent, gorgeously pure style. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. Although I wouldn't be surprised to see it last longer. For old-time reader/subscribers, this might be the modern-day equivalent of the great 1974 Souverain Vintage Selection that I recommended back in the late 1970s and is still going strong today."

--The Guys and Gals at Cloverleaf 

 
 
Cloverleaf Fine Wine and Spirits
www.cloverleafwine.com

711 South Main Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067
Voice: 248.399.7166 Fax: 248.399.7239
E-Mail: cloverleaf@cloverleafwine.com

Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter
Please kindly review us at Yelp

 
Cloverleaf Fine Wine, 711 South Main St., Royal Oak, MI 48067
Sent by cloverleaf@cloverleafwine.com in collaboration with
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