Winery of the Month
WINEs OF THE MONTH – San Simeon Winery
March 28, 2018 – May 1, 2018
San Simeon is an incredibly beautiful California coastal town that is best known as the setting of William Randolph Hearst’s palatial estate that sits majestically on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean. It is also the namesake for a family owned and operated winery that has chosen to utilize the charming seaside village’s name. San Simeon wines are produced by the Riboli family (San Antonio Winery) in Los Angeles, California. Fruit for the wines are sourced from vineyards in cool climate Paso Robles and Monterey California. The San Antonio Winery is the last remaining winery in Downtown Los Angeles, a hidden gem and historical landmark operating in the same community where it was founded over 98 years ago. So we have the namesake California castle of historical significance and LA’s most iconic winery that takes pride in the high quality of its wines. A marriage made in heaven and in the vineyard. Enjoy!
Regular $17.99 WOTM $14.99
San Simeon Chardonnay is a rich, mouth-filling wine with ripe tropical fruit flavors with complements of citrus and pear. The nose reveals bright fruit and oak toast with hints of vanilla and spice while the mineral notes express the rocky terroir of the vineyards. This structured and well-balanced wine shows a lengthy finish with potential to age. Pair with grilled or baked seafood, shellfish and poultry dishes.
Viognier Stefano Vineyard Paso Robles
Reg $17.99 WOTM Special $14.99
This Viognier is a rich, mouth-filling wine with ripe tropical fruit flavors with complements of citrus and pear. The nose reveals bright fruit and oak toast with hints of vanilla, spice and mineral notes. This structured and well-balanced wine shows a lengthy finish with potential to age. Outstanding match with spicy cuisine such as Asian, sushi and just about any green vegetable you can toss at it.
Reg $24.99 WOTM Special $20.99
Elegant and attractive aromas of dark violet, red rose, cedar and a touch of vanilla serve as a promising entry point to this Cabernet. A bit of plummy blackberry flavor kicks in on the palate alongside dark chocolate and espresso in the background. It has a nice core of juicy blackberries, black cherries and cassis on the finish. A meat lover’s wine, this will highlight your favorite steak, roast or go native with a classic homemade burger.
Syrah Paso Robles
Reg $21.99 WOTM Special $17.99
Here’s a Syrah that impresses for its complexity and depth. It’s dark, full-bodied and fully dry, with a rich tannic structure carrying berry-cherry flavors with a spicy, peppery edge. A great wine to drink with roast pork or grilled lamb.
Petite Sirah Paso Robles
Reg $21.99 WOTM Special $17.99
In Paso Robles, a dry climate with warm days and cool nights allows complete maturation and flavor development of the grapes. This Petite Sirah reveals aromas of blackberry, ripe plum and pepper on the nose. Barrel aging in French and American oak contributes notes of vanilla and spice. The mouth feel is jammy and full-bodied while the firm tannins provide structure as the flavors build to a lengthy finish.
StormWatch Paso Robles
Reg $69.99 WOTM Special $59.99
On the verge of their 100th anniversary as a vintners, the Riboli family ups their luxury game with this serious and structured blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 16% Malbec, 11% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc. Deep black cherry, licorice, dill, oregano and crushed slate show on the nose, while the savory palate combines black pepper, bitter chocolate, black plum skins, lavender and blackberry.. StormWatch is perfectly balanced between power and finesse.