MSWS Downtown
5 – 7:30pm


Wines With Manifestos


Cantina Anselmi “San Vincenzo” Bianco – $15.99
Tasting price – $14.39
(80% Garganega, 10% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon Blanc; Veneto, Italy)
“An expressive white, creamy and lightly juicy throughout, offering flavors of blood orange granita, fresh tarragon, yellow peach and mineral, set in a light-bodied frame. The finish is juicy. Garganega with Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.” – Wine Spectator

Bonny Doon Vin Gris Cigare – $17.99
Tasting price – $16.19
(49% Grenache, 19% Grenache Blanc, 13% Mourvèdre, 12% Carignane, 4% Cinsaut, 3% Roussanne; Central Coast, CA)
“This wine is quite emblematic of the great sea change that has occurred at Bonny Doon Vineyard since the sell-off/ draw-down of the Ginormous Doonamath, whereby we have essayed a most sincere effort to make “quieter” wines in a more natural, less manipulated fashion. As such, this Vin Gris is made from bespoke grapes and is not a byproduct of red wine production, per se. We harvested at the appropriate ripeness level for its style. The essential principle here is that less is truly more.” – Randall Grahm

Bonny Doon Clos de Gilroy – $17.99
Tasting price – $16.19
(76% Grenache, 24% Mourvèdre; Monteray, CA)
“The Wine Formerly Known as Clos de Gilroy (TWFKaCdG) pays homage to the quaint, rustic town of Gilroy, the spiritual locus of all matters alliaceous. However, note well, the fruit for this wine does not, despite its name, derive from Gilroy (Clos, but no Cigare), but instead primarily from the Ventana vineyard in Greenfield (a particularly cool site for Grenache), and some truly ancient Mourvèdre vines in the sleepy Sacramento Delta town of Oakley, CA.” – Randall Grahm

Eric Texier “Chat Fou” Rouge 2014 – $16.99
Tasting price – $15.29
(80% Grenache and 20% Clairette/Viognier/Chasselas; Côtes-du-Rhône, France)
“Between those winemakers making wine out fear versus those of conviction, Eric Texier falls firmly in the latter. One of the most respected Rhone Valley vintner’s, his entry level CDR shows a healthy bundle of ripe red fruit. It’s like a hot summer’s harvest, as loads of strawberry, cherry, and wild blackberry fill the glass like a basket collecting all that sun smacked fruit. Yet despite the flavor show, it remains light on its feet–ballerina light! If there was ever an ideal French bistro food wine, then this is it!” – PJ Wines

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