Wine of the Moment – Red Burgundy for $25!

Attention all Burgundy lovers!


Burgundy.... the hunt for delicious wine at any cost from this iconic Pinot Noir growing region is often frustrating and sometimes confusing, even for the die-hard Franco-Oenophile.
The trick is finding gems that reward the palate without breaking the bank.

2015 Domaine Lejeune “Les Grandes Carelles” Bourgogne Rouge

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Lamb Chop’s “pick of the week”

Imagine my enthusiasm when I stumbled upon a delicious red Burgundy for $25! The ripeness of this fabulous vintage really shows itself in this little beauty. There are the undercurrents of wet clay minerality, but the fruit is ripe & opulent….plump black cherry & crushed raspberry notes mingle with a subtle floral & baking spice nuance, like a dusting of potpourri. There are moderate tannins that linger on the tongue & carry those aromas on through the finish…(think more Pommard than Volnay for you Burg geeks) Really impressive & delightful for $25! Case price $22.50.

Come by anytime to check out our terrific array of wines, beers, spirits, & vintage barware, or just to say hello to Lamb Chop  -  top sales dog & head of security here at The Wine Market.

Cocktail Gift Baskets

Our Gift baskets are perfect for the cocktail connoisseur or a holiday get together! Each one includes a hand written recipe and all you need to open your party bar! Here are a few examples:

The Old Fashioned
Originally, and always best, made with Bourbon
1792 Small Batch Bourbon
Angostura Bitters
House Made Simple Syrup
Griottines - Black Cherries soaked in Kirsch

The Manhattan
Originally, and always best, made with Rye
Russell’s Reserve 6 Year Straight Rye
Dolin Vermouth Rouge
Angostura Bitters
Griottines - Black Cherries soaked in Kirsch

The Top Shelf Manhattan
Made with the tastiest Rye whiskey in America!
Whistle Pig 10-Year Straight Rye
Dolin Vermouth Rouge
Angostura Bitters
Griottines - Black Cherries soaked in Kirsch

The French 75 “Le Soixante Quinze”
Pol Clemant Brut Blanc de Blancs
New Amsterdam Gin
House Made Simple Syrup
A Fresh Lemon

The Bloody Mary, with a Southern Flare
Elizabeth Vodka, a true Southern delight made in Opalaka, Alabama
Charleston Bloody Mary Mix
Pickled Sweet Red & Green Peppers
A Fresh Lime

The Tennessee Negroni
H. Clark Gin Distilled right here in Franklin, TN!
Campari
Dolin Vermouth Rouge
A Fresh Orange

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The Most Fabulous Oregon Pinot Noir

Those who know me well will tell you that I don’t like Oregon Pinot Noir. And, I will admit that I don’t care for most. I usually turn my nose up and consider them overrated and underwhelming. 

But the wines of Patricia Green....I adore! I remember my first taste. And I continue to be impressed by everything produced by this little winery in the Ribbon Ridge area of the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

I have the last few bottles of my very favorite:

Patricia Green Cellars “Weber” 2013, Dundee Hills, Oregon $40

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Ultra silky...with delicate orange peel, soft potpourri and red cherry notes and a subtle Burgundy-like minerality. Gorgeous! 

Gnarly old vines in the volcanic Jory soils of this vineyard bear fruit that leads to wines of incredible aromatics that are pure interweaving of fruit and soil. This is a special place in Oregon and the Dundee Hills AVA. The wines are incredibly unique. This is a special vineyard that has routinely produced one of their best wines each vintage.

Patricia recently passed away far too prematurely in an unexpected accident in early November....we will miss her talent and laud her influence.

Elise Loehr