Winery of the Month
WINEry OF THE MONTH – sean minor
May 3 – May 30, 2017
Sean Minor was founded in 2005 by Sean and Nicole Minor for a number of reasons. First and foremost, they wanted to make delicious, high quality wines that were also very affordable. Not long after they were married, they discovered their second largest monthly expense was wine, to be enjoyed every day with dinner, friends and family and during celebrations and casual get-togethers. More importantly, they wanted to keep it in the family, something to be shared and experienced with their children as the winery grew. There is a saying in the wine industry about wines that over deliver, which frankly doesn’t happen often enough – the Sean Minor wines do so in spades. Enjoy!
Sauvignon Blanc Four Bears
Reg $12.99 WROM Special $9.99
The Sauvignon Blanc fruit was 100% whole-cluster pressed to minimize astringency from the skins. Once settled, a portion of the juice was placed in small neutral French oak barrels, while the majority was moved to stainless steel tanks for fermentation. This combination allows the wine to develop a balanced level of crispness. This beauty offers a golden straw color and displays aromas of pink grapefruit, melon, grass and a touch of tropical fruit notes. On the entry, the juicy grapefruit acidity integrates well with a medium body mid palate mouth feel. The kiwi, green apple and tropical flavors evolve into a hint of minerality that adds complexity to the finish. Dynamite with our specialty cheeses, such as goat, and our shellfish and seafood offerings.
Chardonnay Four Bears Central Coast
Reg $12.99 WROM Special $9.99
This Central Coast Chardonnay offers aromas of pears, apples and tropical nuances with subtle notes of butter. On the entry, pear and green apple flavors are framed by nice acidity which integrates well with the medium body mouth feel. The green apple and peach flavors evolve into a hint of minerality that adds complexity to the lengthy finish. Excellent when paired with our stuffed chicken breasts or our fresh swordfish and halibut filets.
Pinot Noir Four Bears Central Coast
Reg $14.99 WROM Special $12.99
This Central Coast Pinot Noir is a medium bodied wine that displays aromas of ripe plum, violets and cocoa powder. On the palate, the Pinot offers luscious flavors of dark cherry, blackberry and floral notes with a touch of spice. The integrated bright acidity help provide a lengthy finish. A great match with our salmon, steelhead trout and ahi filets.
Nicole Marie Red Blend
Reg $19.99 WROM Special $16.99
This unique red wine blend is from sites located throughout the North Coast. The grapes were harvested at optimal maturity, then de-stemmed and gently crushed into stainless steel fermenters, at warm temperatures, to fully extract color and flavor. The Nicole Marie Red Blend displays aromas of ripe dark fruit, brown sugar, molasses and vanilla. On the palate, it is big, rich and spicy, offering flavors of dark cherry, plum, cassis and black pepper that integrate with hints of oak spices, coating the palate. The round soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish. A blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah.
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Reg $22.99 WROM Special $19.99
This Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep ruby color with aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and black currants. Once in your mouth the wine’s flavors of blackberries, raspberries and cassis provide a perfect combination with the sweet oak and savory spices, creating a rich and full bodied wine experience. The soft tannins and oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish. A great choice to match with our steaks and handmade pork sausages.