Tuesday - Saturday
12 PM - 8 PM
are the April, 2007 Featured Wines for the Wines
by Jennifer Wine Club.
Muse Winery in Murphys, California developed Genie to
be fresh, bright, and easy to drink, while focusing
on quality and value.
does Muse accomplish this? By following
these philosophical themes: (1) choose premium grapes
and wine from across California’s premier vineyards
(with special emphasis on vineyards in the Sierra
Foothills), (2) blend the grapes toward the single
goal of producing
a fresh, fruit-forward taste profile, NOT in maintaining
the over-used single-grape paradigm, (3) produce
wines that are at their flavor peak upon release.
to age – just enjoy!
the most distinctive element of the Muse philosophy,
however, is the fact
that they conscientiously change the blends with
every vintage! Thus, you will never become bored
Muse, because there is always something different
- and even more exciting - waiting in the next barrel.
2005 Genie has floral and perfume notes. It is a
crisp, refreshing blend of Chardonnay, Muscat Canelli,
and Sauvignon Blanc. Great by the pool, on the deck,
or with any spicy food. Don’t forget this unique bottle:
a distinctive shape and a distinctive closure - a releasable
bar cork (like they use in port wine closures) – no
corkscrew necessary! Think of what you can do with
the bottle after you finish the wine: bath oil container,
olive oil for your kitchen counter top, dry herb mixtures
that you use frequently for cooking, just to
name a few.
2004 "Innominato" Red
is a wine estate that Leandro and Gabriella Alessi
have managed since 1971. Cennatoio commands
a stupendous view of the Chianti countryside, its
hills blanketed by vineyards and olive orchards and
dotted by churches, castles and scattered stands of
special character of the soil, which is marly, stony
and hard to work, and its exposure to the south (ideal
for varieties like Sangiovese, Canaiolo, Trebbiano,
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Chardonnay)
contribute in decisive fashion to the production
of wines that are fine, robust and endowed with a
scent of iris.
Innominato is made from Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon
and Merlot in percentages that change according to
vintage. It is deep ruby-red in color with intense,
fruity aromas that hint at cherry jam, dark currants
and a touch of green pepper. This wine is suited
for all main dishes because it is pleasant, smooth,
balanced. A long, lingering cherry finish on
the palate shows a slight hint of licorice. This
a bit young, so try a bottle now, but stock up
your cellar to enjoy bigger rewards later.
by Jennifer is also proud to announce our new "Cellar
Club", featuring a new wine each month suitable for
long-term aging. Call the shop and ask for Jennifer for all
the details on this exciting new Club, or visit our Featured
Cellar Club Wine page for details on this month's selection.