Martin Wine Cellar

 
 

#wineoftheweek

  • July 18, 2017

    The Pinot Project Rosé 2016

    “A rosé of Pinot Grigio? Yes it is, and it’s delicious. For this release, the Pinot Project sourced grapes from Northern Italy, and by leaving the grapes with their skins after pressing, have made your new favorite rosé. For this wine, it really is all about easy drinking. It exhibits the classic notes strawberry and […]

    Read More
  • July 10, 2017

    Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2015

    “One thing that has always stood out to me about this wine is the smoky bacon note on the nose, laced with cherry and other red fruit. The wine is full bodied with loads of fruit and will hold up nicely to any grilled red meats you enjoy this summer. Oh, and if you’re wondering, […]

    Read More
  • July 05, 2017

    Shannon Ridge High Elevation Sauvignon Blanc 2016

    The Shannon Ridge wines are from a small family-owned winery and are always a true expression of the grape and the terroir. They are all approachable, easy-drinking wines. The sauvignon blanc is well-rounded with lots of mango and papaya notes on the nose and palate and a hint of lemon zest gives which some brightness. […]

    Read More
  • June 27, 2017

    Chateau Segonzac Cuvee Tradition Premieres Cotes de Blaye 2014

      The wine is aged in large vats for 18 months and then transferred to oak barrels to age another 6 months. Aromas of damp soil (the good kind) and dark red fruits jump from the glass. Flavors of red currant, black cherries, and a slight wood spice. Medium to fuller bodied wine. This is […]

    Read More
  • June 20, 2017

    Bonny Doon Vin Gris de Cigare 2016

    “Central Coast California. Pink wine of earth. The Vin Gris de Cigare is made from all Rhone varietals grown in California. The vineyards are sustainably farmed and the wines are made with minimal intervention. Aromas of strawberry, citrus, orange blossom. Medium bodied for Rose. Delicate flavors of wild strawberry, and orchard fruit. Great crisp acidity […]

    Read More
  • June 13, 2017

    Gravel Bar Pinot Gris 2015

    Fresh and bright tropical and stone fruit dominate the palate with a crisp acidity in the finish. Cheese, salad, BBQ, on the porch, by the pool, this Pinot Gris is sure to please no matter where you are or what your doing. – Calen, Store Manager (Mandeville)

    Read More
  • June 06, 2017

    Donati Merlot Paicines 2013

    “Ripe and juicy on the palate, Cabernet drinkers eat your heart out. This Merlot is soft and smooth, with a core of dark fruit. No cellar time needed for maximum enjoyment. “ – Calen, Store Manager (Mandeville)

    Read More
  • May 29, 2017

    Adriano Adami Prosecco Bosco Di Gica NV

    Light, crisp and dry, this prosecco has great lift and is very precise. A clean creamy side on the mid palate gives way to apple, pear and honeysuckle flowers on the finish. – Jeff, Wine & Spirits Consultant

    Read More
  • May 23, 2017

    Garofoli Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi Podium 2014

    “Clean, fresh & aromatic. This wine has white flowers, lemon zest and powdery minerality. A great summertime white for lounging by the pool or on a picnic. Wonderful alternative to Pinot Grigio.” – Jeff, Wine & Spirits Consultant

    Read More
  • May 15, 2017

    Cono Sur Block 18 Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

    Ripe cherry and white pepper on the nose with a hint of tar. On the palate the sweet fruit continues and the tarry-earth backbone builds. The finish is perfectly balanced with acidity and fine tannin. This is a REALLY GREAT buy for $19.99 and it’s on sale for $17.99! One of the best Chilean Cabs […]

    Read More
  • May 08, 2017

    Chateau de la Negly L’Ecume Languedoc Rosé 2016

    “A big Rosé that offers lots of strawberry and cherry fruit, the 2016 Languedoc l’Écume Rose is medium-bodied, supple and textured, with plenty of fruit and a clean finish. It’s a smoking good, food-friendly Roséto enjoy over the coming year.” – 90 points, Robert Parker

    Read More
  • May 01, 2017

    Tinto Negro Limestone Block Malbec 2014

    “The newest addition to the Tinto Negro lineup! The Limestone Block Malbec is a smooth, velvety Malbec blended with Cabernet Franc to accentuate lovely floral aromas from limestone in the vineyard soils.” – Candace, Director of ECommerce/Sales Consultant

    Read More
  • April 24, 2017

    TINTO NEGRO CABERNET FRANC UCO VALLEY 2014

    “Tinto Negro, or ‘black wine’ is a Mendoza winery in Uco Valley, Southeast of Mendoza. The region is perfect for big red wines, what with its high elevation, limestone-y soils, natural irrigation from the Andes mountains, and limited rainfall. Higher elevation makes for a smoother tannin, resulting in a rich, velvety mouth feel, and smooth […]

    Read More
  • April 17, 2017

    Swanson Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2015

       A great wine for the approaching summer sun, Swanson’s Pinot Grigio boasts a light citrus nose and a beautiful jasmine mid palate with a lingering grapefruit finish. Its light character and body would be perfect for picnics, on the beach or close to the pool.

    Read More
  • April 10, 2017

    Tablas Creek Vineyard Patelin De Tablas Rose 2016

    ” A delicate Rhone styled rose from California.Tablas Creek Pateline de Tablas Rose has a melon raspberry nose and a tart strawberry palate, the perfect wine for any outdoor activity under the sun.” – Drew, Baton Rouge Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

    Read More
  • April 03, 2017

    Bodegas Breca Breca 2013

    This wine has a brilliant dark cherry color. The nose exhibits big ripe fruit with spicy aromas. On the palate, this wine is rich, powerful and incredibly balanced.Pair with grilled meats, pork or even pizza.

    Read More
  • March 27, 2017

    Olivier Merlin Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

    Very refreshing. On the nose, the wine is very aromatic, with notes of exotic fruits. The palate is very fruity and soft, with white peach aromas.

    Read More
  • March 20, 2017

    Cantine di Ora Amicone Rosso Veneto IGT 2013

      “I am always apprehensive of something seeking to be the ‘value alternative’ to some other, more noble wine, but the Amicone does make a somewhat convincing argument to be taken seriously. This is Amarone? No. But, for less than a third of the price, you do start to get what a good Amarone is […]

    Read More
  • March 13, 2017

    Cleto Chiarli Blan de Blancs Brut NV

      Bright yellow colour with greenish tinges. White-pulp fruit aromas and light floreal notes on the nose. Dry and nicely crisp with a pleasant acidity, aromatic aftertaste and fine as well as lively perlage.

    Read More
  • March 06, 2017

    Rutherford Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2016

      “2016 was another great harvest for Napa Valley and this sauvignon blanc was no exception. This wine has plenty of lively, citrus fruit and touch of minerality on the clean finish. When pairing this wine, think grilled shrimp or seared scallops.” – Alex, Uptown Store Manager

    Read More
  • Willamette VV Pinot Noir Whole Cluster
    March 01, 2017

    Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir Whole Cluster 2015

    “‘Whole Cluster’ refers to the process of fermenting the wine with whole grape clusters. The breakdown of the skins of the grapes during this process gives off esters making for a more aromatic wine. On the palate, this wine is bright and fruity and will compliment most dishes. This wine will work well for parties […]

    Read More
  • 14571 Chateau de la Negly L’Oppidum Chardonnay 2015
    February 20, 2017

    Chateau de la Negly L’Oppidum Chardonnay 2015

    “This wine comes from Southeast France about 50 miles up the Mediterranean Coast from the Spanish border. 80% Chardonnay, and the rest is a combination of Sauvignon and Muscat d’Alexandrie. Aromas of citrus, minerals, and some white flowers. Light to medium-bodied. Beautiful citrus acidity keeps this wine lively and the Chardonnay grape gives some body […]

    Read More
  • Bodegas Zerran 2014
    February 13, 2017

    Bodegas Zerran 2014

    “A red blend from Northeast Spain, just a little inland of the Mediterranean Sea. 50% Grenache, 40% Mazuelo (regional name for Carignan), 10% Syrah. Great body and richness with aromas of berries, floral notes, and a touch of spice. Flavors of dark berries, with some earthiness, and a hint of black pepper. Enjoy this wine […]

    Read More
  • February 06, 2017

    La Valentina Pecorino Colline Pescaresi 2015

    “Granny Smith apple aroma bursting out of your glass. Clean and crisp, a perfect companion to seafood or anything spicy.” – Calen, Mandeville Store Manager

    Read More
  • Castle Rock Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014
    February 02, 2017

    Castle Rock Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

    “Cherry, baking spice, and cinnamon aromas come leaping out of the glass with great intensity. Full concentration of flavor gives this elegant wine a long finish. An amazing Pinot Noir out of Oregon that won’t break the bank.” – Calen, Mandeville Store Manager

    Read More
  • January 26, 2017

    Domaine Robert Serol Petillant Turbullent NV

    “Fun, unassuming and fresh, this Loire bubbly is juicy and light. There is a pretty strawberry and boysenberry fruit character perfectly balanced with the lively acidity of fresh apples. It all comes together for a soft and lingering finish.” – Jeff, Metairie Wine and Spirits Consultant

    Read More
  • January 16, 2017

    Bodegas Ordonez Tineta 2014

    “Full oak meets juicy strawberries in this Spanish beauty. The wine is soft on the palate with well-integrated tannins to add body on the mid-palate. This is a crowd pleaser!” – Jeff, Metairie Wine & Spirit Consultant

    Read More
  • Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015
    January 09, 2017

    Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015

    Domaine du Salvard Sauvignon Blanc Unique 2015 “Classic Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc here. The slight grassy aromatics give way to citrus and passionfruit flavors culminating in a racy, minerally finish. A crisp, clean, lovely wine.” – Marc, Uptown Wine Consultant

    Read More
  • January 02, 2017

    Bodegas Borsao Berola 2012

    “A delicious blend of Garnacha, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon from high elevation vineyards in Spain’s Campo de Borja,  this wine is a knockout value at $13.99 (AND it’s on sale for less!). Juicy, ripe black fruits give way to an almost volcanic minerality on the finish.  This is a tremendous value from Jorge Ordonez.” […]

    Read More
  • December 26, 2016

    Delamotte Brut Le Mesnil sur Oger NV

    “Subtle power, appealing freshness, soft curves & a precise, fresh fruit finish. This dry and extremely attractive champagne is balanced and elegant. Each grape plays a part as Chardonnay sets the wine in place, its foundation and roots. Pinot Noir gives it more breadth and depth. Pinot Meunier brings its aromatic charm to produce a […]

    Read More