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Wine Thursday: 2014 Villa Antinori Toscana Red – 90 points James Suckling

posted on August 9th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

This Toscana Rosso shows a complex nose of ripe red berry fruit along with cherries and plums, all well integrated with the spicy sensation of vanilla and pepper created by the aging in oak barrels. This Italian beauty is supple on the palate with soft, velvety tannins, firm bodied and endowed with a long and tasty finish. Principally a blend of Sangiovese, with small complementary percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Syrah. Suggested Retail $19.99 For one week only, sale price is $11.99 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from August 8 through August 14 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability Read More

Camarena Tequila x Hatch Chile Margarita

posted on August 7th, 2018 by Alyssa Malmquist

Camarena Tequila x Hatch Chile We're going to spice things up, literally. We’ve been celebrating the Hatch chile for years and with its popularity, we don't expect that to end. Not only can the Hatch chile spice up your favorite dishes, but it's also going to spice up your favorite cocktails. After Hatch met Tequila, we knew there was a collaboration was coming. We bring you the Hatch Chile Margarita made with 100% blue weber agave Camarena tequila.Notes of toasted agave, fresh green herbs and vibrant citrus pair nicely with the spice of Hatch. Whether you're hosting a gathering or feeling extra festive on Taco Tuesday, this spice is going to have you feeling nice. Hatch, you're a real catch.  Camarena Hatch Chile Margarita Ingredients: 1-1/2 oz Infused Camarena Tequila Infuse 1/2 cup of Camarena Tequila with 2 hatch chiles (roasted, skinned, seeded and stemmed) 1 oz Triple Sec 1 oz Lime Juice Preparation: Infuse Camarena by adding hatch chiles… Read More

Wine Thursday: Chateau St. Jean Chardonnay

posted on August 2nd, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Summer has finally risen to the occasion and in scorching fashion. What better way to enjoy this heat than with this Sonoma county icon! The bright aromas of this wine are enticing with notes of ripe apple, creamy lemon pie, warm vanilla and brown spice notes. The soft palate is rich and supple with juicy fruit flavors of fresh nectarine, apple and pineapple. Pleasing notes of toasted hazelnut and subtle brown baking spice add complexity. The wine is well balanced with a great core of fruit and bright acidity. For one week only, Sale price is 2 for $15.00! Save $10.98! Suggested Retail $12.99 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from August 1 through August 7 Read More

Spicy Mexican Mule + Save 25% on all Tequila, Tuesday July 24th!

posted on July 23rd, 2018 by Alyssa Malmquist

National Tequila Day Tuesday, July 24th is National Tequila Day! Save 25% off ALL Tequila (375 ml or larger!) Grab a lime and don’t forget the salt; it’s time for some tequila! In celebration of National Tequila Day, enjoy 25% off nearly fifty tequila varieties including Casamigos, Don Julio, Casa Nobles and so many more! We invite you to grow your spirits collection and experiment with new styles of this historically enriched spirit. Once you’ve selected that perfect bottle, have fun concocting a Spicy Margarita, Paloma, or even Mexican Mule! Mix things up with a Spicy Mexican Mule; you heard that right! With tequila savings at Bristol Farms, you’ll be able to try out exciting new cocktails, like this twist on the classic vodka Moscow Mule. Many great things have come out of Hollywood, including the Mule. With the flavors of spicy ginger and lime, it is no wonder that tequila had to make its’ debut into this tasty cocktail. Believe it or not, in moderation… Read More

Wine Thursday: Arcane Cellars Chardonnay

posted on July 19th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Sourced from Arcane’s Estate vines, this Chardonnay is made in the traditional style of being barrel fermented and aged sur lies in oak for 12 months before bottling. Floral aromas of violet, lavender honey and chamomile give way to flavors of dried apricot, stone fruit, and baked apples. The wine has a clean finish, with citrus and flinty mineral notes. Enjoy this dry, full-bodied white with grilled seafood or shellfish. Suggested Retail $19.99 Sale price is 2 for $15.00 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from July 18 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability Read More

Wine Thursday: J Ludlow Kemsley Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley

posted on July 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Intriguing aromas of blackberry, black cherry and plum with hints of toasty oak and leather. On the palate, delicious flavors of ripe blackberry, plum and black cherry with notes of spices, licorice and earth. The supple mouthfeel and mouth-watering tannins give it real depth on the smooth, velvety finish. 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot. With the grills in full operation right now, pair this bold beauty with your fave cut of meat, red fleshed seafood with blackened seasoning, veggies and while cooking, have a sip or two! Suggested Retail $39.99 ***$50 at the winery For one week only, sale price is $14.99 Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from July 11 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability Read More

10 under $10 Wine Summer Steals!

posted on July 12th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

WINE TIME Just in time to enjoy the Summer weather, we introduce our new spectacular promotion of 10 under $10 wine buys.   These wines are not only chosen for their inexpensive nature, but because of their abundant qualities of aroma, body, palate pleasing attributes and sound finish.  They are aggressively priced to fit all budgets.  The wine buying team at Bristol Farms samples all product prior to hitting the wine arbor.  Here is a brief description of the new wines being offered: [caption id="attachment_18503" align="aligncenter" width="670"] top view of red wine in glasses arranged isolated on white[/caption] 10 wines under $10 Bristol Farms Red Selection #8                           $9.99 This Paso Robles Red offers a dark cherry nose that mingles with bright blueberry nuances. Bold blackberry flavors bolster the mid palate with tannin and black currants while the finish ends on an exotic note. A blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon… Read More

Club 90 and 10 Under $10 Blow Out Sale!

posted on June 28th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

For one week only, our present early Spring Club 90 and 10 Under $10 Wines are making room for our Summer collection. For one week only, receive 25% off your initial bottle purchase and take an additional 10% off when you buy 6 or more bottles! 10 Wines Under $10 CITADELLE VIN DE FRANCE PINOT NOIR WILD HARE LEGENDARY PETITE SIRAH PACIFIC OASIS REEF BREAK RED ANIMUS DOURO RED LA PLAYA ESTATE CABERNET SAUVIGNON BRISTOL FARMS RED SELECTION #7 BRISTOL FARMS WHITE SELECTION #7 FRONTERA SAUVIGNON BLANC THE CHAMPION CHARDONNAY CITADELLE VIN DE FRANCE CHARDONNAY Club 90 ***All wines are under $20 DOM MABY TAVEL ROSE 2016 91 Wine Advocate KOMODO DRAGON RED BLEND 2014 93 Beverage Tasting Institute BALVERNE PINOT NOIR RRV 2014 92 James Suckling TARAPACA CAB SAUV GRAN RESERVA 2014 92 Decanter BADIOLA TOSCANA ROSSO 2015 90 James Suckling MEERLUST ESTATE CHARDONNAY 2014 92 Wine Enthusiast TOP 100 NAUTILUS SAUVIGNON BLANC 2016 93 Decanter DOM LAFAGE NOVELLUM CHARDONNAY 2016… Read More

Wine Wednesday: Bluebird California Cabernet Sauvignon

posted on June 20th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

Bluebird California Cabernet Sauvignon A lively, expressive wine that features a pleasant cacophony of red berry flavors and a light inviting texture. The wine also exhibits aromas of strawberry and hints of chocolate and cola. Dark cherry and floral qualities of lavender break through on the mid palate, while rich characteristics of blackberry and nutmeg emerge on the mouth coating finish. Full-bodied and well balanced with good acidity and woody tannins make this California Cabernet a great food wine. Suggested Retail $16.99/ Sale price is 2 for $15.00! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from June 20 All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability Read More

Wine Thursday: J Ludlow Jane Santa Ynez Valley Merlot

posted on June 14th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas

The “Jane” Merlot, aptly named for owner Jane Jones, shows nice complex grape and fruit aromas with nuances from the French oak barrels. The flavors are rich with grape and jammy notes, nice tannins and acid balance, and a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Enjoy this wine now or age it for several years for added character and complexity. Primarily Merlot with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from Happy Canyon and Santa Ynez Valley AVAs and aged 22 months in French oak. Suggested Retail $29.99 Sale price is $12.99 Save $17.00! Purchase 6 or more bottles and receive an additional 10% discount! Promo valid from June 13 Read More

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