Wine of the Month

All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability

Duckhorn Winery ~ November Winery of the Month

October 29 - December 2, 2014

As this is our last "winery of the month" promotion for the year, we thought a nice send off and early holiday tease would be most appropriate. And what better way to do that than to offer Duckhorn Winery for the month of November. Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent more than 30 years establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. A great fan of Merlot since traveling to St. Emilion and Pomerol, Dan Duckhorn felt that this elegant varietal was under appreciated in North America. Dedication to this varietal sets Duckhorn apart from other producers; but their Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon production has balanced out the entire portfolio and reflects the unique character and quality of the vineyards - this would include such high caliber appellations such as Howell Mountain, Carneros, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena. So think Thanksgiving feast for this month and stocking stuffers for December. Happy Holidays!

Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Reg $29.99 Special $26.99

Both crisp and complex, this lovely Sauvignon Blanc displays enticing aromas of grapefruit, summer melon, lemongrass and lime zest with subtle hints of boxwood and Mandarin orange. Though it is crisp and refreshing from start to finish, there is a richness to the mid-palate that supports the vibrant fruit with a note of flinty minerality adding nuance and depth.

Chardonnay Napa Valley

Reg $34.99 Special $30.99

This lush and complex Chardonnay showcases layered aromas of white peach, nectarine, tangerine zest and honeydew melon, followed by rich, warm notes of creme brulee and chai. Though the palate is round and silky, a fluid acidity provides balance and length, while adding definition to flavors of stone fruit, citrus blossom and melon.

Goldeneye Pinot Noir Anderson Valley

Reg $54.99 Special $44.99

Quintessential Anderson Valley aromas of savory herbs, pinesap and wild berries soar from the glass. On the palate, a plush, dense mouth feel supports lush flavors of raspberry and blackberry, as well as hints of licorice and red apple skin. Oak-derived notes of clove, brown sugar and vanilla pave the way to a supple finish hinting at sweet leather and loamy earth.

Duckhorn Merlot Napa Valley

Reg $54.99 Special $48.99

A cool vintage yielded an aromatic Merlot with vibrant red fruit layers of Rainier cherry and spiced plum, as well as notes of licorice and thyme. Hints of cedar, leather and savory spice from aging in French oak barrels contribute depth and nuance, while a streak of uplifting acidity adds dimension to this wine's smooth velvety texture. Dusty tannins frame a sophisticated finish.

Duckhorn Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Reg $71.99 Special $62.99

This Cab delivers a beautifully fragrant nose with layered aromas of blackberry, cassis, cinnamon cake, anise, cardamom, tobacco leaf and mocha. On the palate, the entry is soft and smooth with blueberry and bittersweet chocolate flavors, as well as notes of red currant, cedar and sweet spice. The tannins are firm and youthful on the long finish, adding structure and the promise of a long life in the cellar.