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Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 27th 2020

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 27th 2020

2018 Lagar del Rey Verdejo Rueda, Spain 100% Verdejo   A perfect change of pace wine for Pinot Grigio lovers!   $7.99 Sustainably Farmed 90pts James Suckling! Wine of the week. Our wine of the week for Jan 27th, 2020 is Lagar del Rey Verdejo 2018 from Rueda,...

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 20th 2020

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 20th 2020

Frankland Estate Shiraz 2015 Frankland River, Australia Certified Organic Sustainably Farmed Normally $19.99 This Week $17.99 Wine of the week. Our wine of the week for Jan 20th, 2020 is Frankland Estate Shiraz 2015 from Frankland River in South West Australia. We...

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 13th 2020

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 13th 2020

Paul Jaboulet Cotes du Rhone “Parallel 45” 2016 Grenache, Syrah Normally $10.99 This Week $9.99 Wine of the week. Our wine of the week for Jan 13th, 2020 is Paul Jaboulet Aine’s Parallel 45 Cotes du Rhone. This has been a benchmark wine from the Rhone valley for a...

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 6th 2020

Rae’s Place WotW Jan. 6th 2020

Cantina Produttori “Cormons” Chardonnay 2018 Fruili, Italy Chardonnay $16.99 Wine of the week. Our wine of the week for January 6th is the 2018 Cormòns Chardonnay from Cantina Produttori in Friuli Isonzo, Italy. Cormòns is a commune in Friuli Isonzo located in...

Rae’s Place WotW Dec. 16th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Dec. 16th 2019

Kuleto “India Ink” Red Blend 2016 Lake County, California Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Merlot $21.99/$19.99 Wine of the week: We decided to pick a big red blend for this last full week before Christmas and Hanukkah. With wet, cold weather on its way, this rich, hedonistic...

Rae’s Place WotW Dec. 9th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Dec. 9th 2019

Shannon Ridge “High Elevation” Zinfandel 2017 Lake County, California $12.99/$11.99 92pts Wine Enthusiast Wine of the week: We’ve had tremendous success with the Shannon Ridge Cabernet and now offer the 2017 Lake County Zinfandel. To be honest, I don’t traditionally...

Rae’s Place WotW Dec. 2nd 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Dec. 2nd 2019

Cellar Capçanes “Potente” 2016 Montsant, Spain Grenache, Carignan, Syrah, Merlot $10.99 93pt James Suckling  Wine of the Week: The 2016 Cellars Capçanes “Potente” is another offering in a long line of great Spanish wines with big scores and small price tags....

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 25th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 25th 2019

Loring Wine Company Pinot Noir 2017 Santa Barbara, California 100% Pinot Noir $27.99 On Sale $24.99 92pts Robert Parker! Wine of the week. Our wine of the week for November 25th is Brian Loring’s 2017 Santa Barbara County Pinot Noir. While I highly recommend his...

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 18th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 18th 2019

Westerly Wines Red 2012 Happy Canyon, California 76% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Franc $28.99 On Sale $23.99 Our wine of the week for the week of November 18th is Westerly Wine’s Red Blend 2012 from Happy Canyon in Santa Barbara County. While this wine has a little age on...

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 11th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 11th 2019

Borgogno “No Name” Nebbiolo de Langhe 2014 Piedmont, Italy 100% Nebbiolo $45.99 On Sale: $39.99 This week’s wine is Borgogno “No Name” Nebbiolo 2014 from the Langhe region of Piedmont in Northern Italy. We chose this wine because of the juice in the bottle and the...

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 4th 2019

Rae’s Place WotW Nov. 4th 2019

Chateau Petit Freylon “Cuvee Leah” Bordeaux Superior 2015 Bordeaux, France 100% Merlot $14.99 So, you already know we love this wine. We are, not so quietly, supporting the charge to bring Merlot back to its rightful place as one of the kings of the noble red grapes....

Careful with Tasting Notes

Careful with Tasting Notes

Be careful with tasting notes in wine. There’s no shortage of people out there ready to tell you what’s “in” the wine you’re about to buy. Many of those people are paid and that’s great, I’m just not sure that helps people who are new to wine or developing their...

What a Great Rosé!

What a Great Rosé!

2018 Bodegas Breca Rosé, Calatayud SpainI’ve been wondering when I was going to get around to posting about wine. I’ve been so busy getting things going for the shop that I just haven’t had time. Then I tasted this Spanish rose a few days ago and it stopped me in my...

The Affects of Alcohol on Wine

The Affects of Alcohol on Wine

A question I’m often asked is “How do I know if a wine is good?”   Here’s a hint: usually, it’s not the varietal! Whether or not you know it, most people like styles of wine, not a particular varietal. They’ve just found their style in a particular Cabernet or...

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