2019 Wine Watch Gift Box Selections - Just in time for the Holidays and this week's menu at the Wine Bar!!

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"Never spare the parson's wine nor the baker's pudding" - Benjamin Franklin


 


The month of November is almost gone which means our normal schedule of drinking and dining is over and we are shifting into gift box mode here at the Wine Watch.  But we still have a few more events before the end of this year.   


You only have a few more chances to come out and drink with us at the wine bar and this week we are only open Friday and Saturday night.  Check out this week’s menu at the end of our 2019 gift box offering on this e-mail.


Were off tomorrow for Thanksgiving and the Wine Watch family wishes you and yours a Happy Thanksgiving but will be back to work on Friday morning at 10:30 here in the store and…… 


Now it’s Wine Watch gift box time!


 



The gift of a Wine Watch gift box is truly a reflection of your sophistication.  Every wine chosen for the gift box program is selected for its overall quality and value.  I taste thousands of wines at my desk during the year and travel the world to discover new selections as well.  Wine Watch is the most unique wine boutique anywhere and the same is true of our gift box presentation. Each wine in our gift box program is accompanied by a winery profile. The collection of winery profiles is bound into an album and included with your gift box along with a custom-made Wine Watch gift card.


We have a selection of 30 gift boxes here below and if you do not see something that you like we can make a custom box for you and remember we have single bottle boxes we can make any single bottle in the store look amazing in our branded wooden box with profile album and customized matching gift card.


Remember everything that we do is done by hand, so we may run a day or two behind processing orders this time of the year, so get yours to us as early as possible so we can get your gift delivered in time for the holidays. 


We will be back to our normal schedule of drinking the world’s greatest wines after the holidays are over, for a complete list of what’s coming up next year check out our calendar of events on our web page we already have a few dozen events on the calendar for 2020!


 



Wine Watch Gift Box Selections 2019


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Blockbuster Case #19A1

List Price: $595.00

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This case features the best we have tasted this year, twelve wines that are worthy of the cellar and that pose exceptional quality on par with wines of double the price or more. The winners this year:


1. 2014 Roquette & Cazes Douro Portugal

2. 2016 Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Reserve Willamette Valley

3. 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

4. 2013 Cuvelier los Andes Gran Vin Mendoza

5. 2014  Sleight of Hand Archimage Columbia Valley

6. 2015 Castello Del Terriccio Tassinaia Tuscany

7. 2015 Bethel Heights Chardonnay Castel Willamette Valley

8. NV Voirin Jumel BDB Champagne Brut Grand Cru

9. 2015 Alex Gambal St Aubin Blanc

10. 2015 Clos Floridene Graves Blanc

11. 2017 Foxen Chenin Blanc Santa Barbera County

12. 2016 Dautel Riesling Besigheimer Wurmberg Wurttemberg


Best Value Case #19A2

List Price: $295.00


The wines in this box are some of the hardest to pick as the budget is limited to everyday prices, but these twelve wines prove that you can still fine excellent values all over the world. Our dynamic dozen this year includes:


1. 2016 Charles Krug Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2. 2017 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles

3. 2016 Antinori Bruciato Bolgheri

4. 2014 Chateau Les Grands Chenes Medoc

5. 2018 King Estate Inception Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

6. 2015 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

7. 2018 Steele Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc Lake County

8. 2017 Saget La Perriere Vouvray Marie De Beauregard

9. 2017 Domaine Des Valanges Macon - Prisse "Le Clos"

10. 2018 Goldschmidt Chardonnay Singing Tree Russian River

11. 2018 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Awatere

12. 2017 Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Seneca Lake New York


 


 


 


Bordeaux Lovers 10 Pack #19A3

List Price: $895.00


Bordeaux sets the standard when it comes to collectibles; its ability to age is second to none. Bordeaux is a must for any serious wine collectors’ cellar and here are ten wines that represent some of the best that each of these major regions of Bordeaux has to offer.  There are wines that are drinking at their peak in these selections and there are wines that can be cellared for another decade or more in this mixed case.


1. 2016 Chateau Lanessan Haut Medoc

2. 2012 Chateau Tauzinat Saint Emilion 

3. 2008 Duluc De Branaire De Ducru St. Julien

4. 2014 Relais de la Dominique St. Emilion

5. 2010 Chateau Lascombes Margaux

6. 2015 Chateau Branaire Ducru St Julien

7. 2009 Chateau Coufran Haut Medoc

8. 2014 Chateau Les Grands Chenes Medoc

9. 2000 Château Lynch Bages Pauillac

10. 2015 JM Cazes Pauillac de Lynch Bages Pauillac


Bordeaux Blends from around the world 10 Pack #19A4

List Price: $575.00


What can we say about the five red varietals from Bordeaux other than they are the ultimate crowd pleasers? Their gorgeous forward fruit make them appeal when young and the best Bordeaux blends from California, Bordeaux, Washington State, South Africa, Chile and Argentina have the ability to age for 20 years or more in your cellar. Here are 10 that are sure to be a hit this year and beyond.


 


                                                                                           

1. 2011 Fabre Montmayou Grand Vin Mendoza

2. 2014 Avignonesi Desidario Tuscany

3. 2014 Sleight of Hand Archimage Columbia Valley

4. 2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

5. 2014 Neyen Espiritu de Apalta Colchagua Valley

6. 2013 Cuvelier de Los Andes Grand Vin Mendoza

7. 2015 JM Cazes Pauillac de Lynch Bages Pauillac

8. 2015 Tenuta Del Terriccio Tassinaia Tuscany

9. 2015 Craggy Range Sophia Red Blend Hawks Bay

10. 2008 Puro Uno Malbec Gran Reserva Mendoza




Ultimate Six Pack #19B1

Price: $795



When only the best will do, the ultimate six-pack is the answer for you. Here we have six wines that are the best in their class this year.


2013 La Spinetta Barbaresco Valierano

2016 Tenuta San Giusto a Rentennano Merlot Toscana La Ricolma

2016 Lewis Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa

2014 Alan Chavy Puligny Montrachet Champ Gains 1er Cru

2015 Chateau La Tour Carnet Bordeaux Blanc

2005 Drappier Grand Sendre Brut Champagne


 


Cabernet Lovers Dream #19B2

Price: $395


Cabernet Sauvignon loves company and your drinking buddies will love these six delectable treats from California and Washington state over the holidays.


2014 Ramey Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2014 Sleight of Hand Archimage Columbia Valley

2014 Ferrari Carano Tresor Alexander Valley

2017 Foley Johnson Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford

2015 Charles Krug Generations Napa

2017 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa


Five Excellent Reds #19B3

Price: $295.00


Red wines come in many different flavors, this box celebrates four different varieties and three different countries as well.


2017 Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Reserve

2016 Duckhorn Merlot Napa

2011 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Grand Vin Mendoza

2016 Schrader Cabernet Sauvignon Double Diamond Napa

2015 Castello Del Terriccio Tassinaia


Dinner Party Box #19B4

Price: $269.00


We will supply you with all you need to prepare a five course dinner party.  Box does not include: chef, food ingredients or stem ware.  Included in this box is inspiration for food and wine parings by Fiona Beckett’s Wine & Food Book along with the following wines:

2018 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Awatere

N/V Laurent-Perrier "La Cuvée" Brut Champagne


2017 Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Reserve

2014 Chateau La Fleur D'Or Sauternes

2015 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

2015 Pauillac de Lynch Bages


Six Top Imports #19B5

Price: $249.00


This box shows the most diversity in terms of different varietals and styles of wine. Different varietals and distinctive terroir make the wines in this box appropriate for those that like to adventure outside the norm.

2014 Roquette & Cazes Douro Portugal

2014 Corte Alla Flora Pugnitello IGT Tuscany

2018 Tenuta Di Aglaea Rosso Mount Etna

2011 Fabre Montmayou Malbec Grand Vin Mendoza

2017 David Frost The Colene Sauvignon Blanc South Africa


2017 Saget La Perriere Vouvray Marie De Beauregard


Gang of Five #19B6

Price: $159.00


I have four brothers so when I grew there had to be five of everything. These five will not cause trouble or empty out the fridge, they will only relax you and make you happy.

2018 Vavasour Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough Awatere

2015 Avignonesi Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

2018 Goldschmidt Chardonnay Singing Tree Russian River

2016 Duckhorn Merlot Napa

2017 Daou Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles


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Collectors Pack #19C1

List Price: $975.00


When it comes to the classics, the wines of France are hard to beat when it comes to collectibles there is nothing that beats the classics like Bordeaux and Burgundy.  Here are three that will make any collector happy and appreciate with age both in value and drinking pleasure.


2015 Alex Gambal Batard Montrachet Grand Cru

2016 Domaine des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru

2000 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac


Jimmy's Gems #19C2

Price: $190.00


This box pays tribute to one of the great California wine experts/advocates, the late Jimmy Mancbach. Jimmy knew the back roads of California wine country like no one else. All the selections in this box were first brought to South Florida by our good friend Jimmy. Cheers Jimmy- we miss you!


1. 2018 Hanzell Sebella Chardonnay Sonoma

2. 2016 Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Reserve Willamette Valley

3. 2016 Schrader Double Diamond Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Napa


Three 100 Point Reds #19C3

Price: $1395.00


These three wines are among the top wines from their prospective regions, It’s rare to see white wines get the coveted perfect score but we have three perfect bottles of grape juice that have all scored 100 Points from the Wine Advocate!


1. 2014 Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Washington

2. 2015 Peter Michael Chardonnay Point Rouge Knights Valley

3. 2003 Domaine du Pegau Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee da Capo


Napa Valley Trio #19C4

Price: $145.00

There is a reason why Napa Valley is the largest tourist attraction in the state of California.  They make GREAT wines there! Here are three of my top picks from Napa Valley this year.


2015 Vine Cliff Chardonnay Carneros Napa

2016 Duckhorn Merlot Napa

2017 Raymond Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa


Three Top Imports #19C5

Price: $169


I try to travel somewhere new every year in the wine world and this summer it was Portugal.   Portugal is best known for its fortified wines, but they are making outstanding dry reds today in the Douro and that is why they have finally made it into our Three Top Imports gift box.  We also have an outstanding vintage and producer from Brunello and our good friend Alex Gambal from Burgundy has once again made the cut with the best value in a village white St. Aubin.


2015 Alex Gambal St Aubin Blanc

2013 Castello Romitorio Brunello Di Montalcino DOCG

2015 Quinta La Rosa Reserva Douro


Three Great Whites #19C6

Price: $189


We may be a little slanted toward red in this shop but here is a small token of our appreciation for great white wines. These three wines display cellar worthy quality and will bring out the white wine lover in you.


1. 2015 Bethel Heights Chardonnay Castel Willamette Valley

2. 2012 Au Bon Climate Hidegard White Blend Santa Barbara

3. 2016 Dautel Riesling Besigheimer Wurmberg Wurttemberg


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 The Closer #18D1

Price: $295


Many of great deals have been closed over a bottle or two of great wine. Here are two bottles that are deal closers, when only the best will do.


1. Lewis Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa 2016 

2. Stonestreet Chardonnay Upper Barn Alexander Valley 2015 


 


Italy versus France battle royale 19D2

Price: $89.00


France and Italy are two of the most respected wine producing countries on Earth.  This gift box pays tribute to Europe and two of their best wine producing nations.  Ok it may be hard to understand their funny accents, but they make great wines and the 2015 vintage was killer in both Tuscany and Bordeaux, these wines will last for a decade or more in your cellar.


1. 2015 Castello Del Terriccio Tassinaia

2. 2015 Chateau Haut Bergey Pessac Leognan


Top Red and White 19D3

Price: $139.00


Cabernet Sauvignon is the most widely planted grape varietal on the planet Earth and with good reason- wine drinking people like it!  Chardonnay is the most widely planted white varietal and although there are a few haters out there it's not the Chardonnay they don't like it's the oak.  Both of these are the best that we can offer in these two popular varietals this year.  A big bold Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley and a rich and juicy Chardonnay from one of Sonoma's top producers that has just the right touch of lightly toasted oak spice.


1. 2017 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Napa

2. 2016 Paul Hobbs Chardonnay Russian River Valley


Pacific Northwest Top Picks for 2019 #19D4

List Price: $125.00


Washington and Oregon state are right behind the state of California in terms of the most respected wine producing states in the USA.  I taste thousands of wines a year and these are the best two in their class from Oregon and Washington this year.  We like the people behind the wines, but they always have quality in the bottle and that is the most important thing to our wine drinking people!!


1. Soter Pinot Noir North Valley Reserve Willamette Valley 2016

2. Sleight of Hand Archimage Columbia Valley 2014


Awesome Twosome #19D5

Price: $79


Pinot Gris aka Pinot Grigio is the ultimate crowd please and our friends at King Estate are the top dog in this country for this varietal.  Duckhorn winery was one of the first to invest in the Merlot grape which the movie sideways almost killed but when done right it is one of the greatest red wines on earth.  Here are two ultimate crowd pleasers that will make almost any wine lover happy.


1. 2017 King Estate Pinot Gris Willamette Valley

2. 2016 Duckhorn Merlot Napa


Champagne is good for your Brain! #19D6

Price: $145.00


Scientists have found evidence that Champagne is good for your cognitive functions- that's right scientists not the Wine Spectator have discovered that my favorite wine is good for your brain!!  That's why we have both a two bottle Champagne box and a three-bottle box this year!!


2011 Louis Roederer Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

NV Jean Laurent Brut Blanc de Noirs Champagne Aube


Best Value Two Bottle Box 19D7

List Price: $49.75


We taste thousands of wines to get to the best values of the year as it gets harder and harder to find wines that are in the $20 and under price range that really satisfy.  Here are two that over deliver, which is the best thing about a value.


1. J Bookwalter Notebook Red Blend Columbia Valley

2. 2018 Sbragia Chardonnay Home Ranch Sonoma


Collectors Series Gift Boxes



Ultimate Dinner Party Box #19E1

Price: $5795


This is the box for those that want to experience the ultimate in decadence.  These six legendary wines are for serious connoisseurs and for those that want to experience the best that the world of wine has to offer.


1. 2004 Krug Vintage Brut Champagne

2. 2015 Alex Gambal Batard Montrachet Grand Cru

3. 2005 Domaine Dujac Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru

4. 1995 Chateau Petrus Pomerol

5. 2004 Penfolds Cabernet Sauvignon Bin Block 42 South Australia

6. 2011 Chateau D'yquem Sauternes


California Cult Box #19E2

List Price: $6295.00


The cult wines of California have continued their rise to fame as the top producers like the ones in this box have continued to gain in price. Here are six wines that are among the elite in California, three that you can age for a decade or more and three that you can drink today.


1. 2014 Tusk Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

2. 2014 Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignon Nathan Coombs Napa

3. 2001 Screaming Eagle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

4. 2005 Harlan Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Napa

5. 2015 Dalla Valle Maya Napa

6. 2005 Grace Family Cabernet Sauvignon Napa


 


Bordeaux Treasures #19E3

List Price: $1495.00


Bordeaux produces some of the longest lived wines in the world here are six classics that will appreciate in quality and value in your cellar they are all from outstanding vintages!


1. 2000 Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac

2. 2010 Chateau Lascombes Margaux

3. 2015 Chateau Clinet Pomerol

4. 2015 Chateau Malescot St Exupery Margaux

5. 2001 Chateau Angelus St Emilion Grand Cru

6. 2008 Chateau Montrose St. Estephe


The Best of Italy #19E4

Price: $1295.00


Italy offers the most diverse array of grape varietals on Earth and many of them can produce wines at a very high level of quality.  This box contains six bottles that are among the best that this country has to offer.


1. 2009 Valdicava Brunello Di Montalcino Madonna Del Piano Riserva

2. 2000 Castello dei Rampolla Sammarco Tuscany

3. 2008 Braida Barbera d'Asti Ai Suma

4. 2013 La Spinetta Valeirano Barbaresco

5. 2011 Quintarelli Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico

6. 1999 Fontodi Flaccianello Della Pieve Tuscany


Star’s of the Southern Hemisphere #19E5

Price: $1295.00


These are some of the biggest stars from south of the equator.  We have iconic wines from Australia, Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and South Africa in this box.  Some wine collectors only take a few countries serious in the world of fine wine but this box proves that there are many countries making world class wines.  These five are all from south of the border/Equator.


 1. 2002 Penfolds Grange Shiraz South Australia

2. 2016 Vina Almaviva Chile

3. 2013 Vina Cobos Malbec Marchiori Vineyard Mendoza

4. 2015 Craggy Range Sophia Red Blend Hawks Bay New Zealand

5. 2016 De Toren Book XVII Red Blend South Africa


 


Wine Bar Menu for Friday and Saturday Night


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White Truffle Oil & Parmesan Dusted Shoestring Fries

$18

Shutty Fries - Montreal Seasoned Steak Fries

$14

Veggie Pizza: Creamy pesto, Caramelized onions, Spinach and Balsamic Drizzle

$24

Ground Chicken & Mozzarella Pizza with Pickled Red Onion, Jalapeno and Fresh Cilantro                                                       $26

Beef Sliders with Truffle Mushroom Aioli & Gruyere on Toasted Brioche Buns

$28

Romaine Wedge: Baby Heirloom Tomatoes, Red Onion, Crispy Prosciutto, Bacon Fat Croutons & Stilton Blue Dressing

$20

Beef Tartar with Sautéed Mushrooms and Sundried Tomato Aioli

$28

Foie Gras Torchon with Warm Caramelized Onion Confit

$36

Soup and Sammie: Creamy Tomato Bisque with Brioche Grilled Cheese (Gruyere, Asiago, Pecorino & Romano)

$20

Seared Baltimore Style Crab Cakes with Lemon-Tarragon Aioli on Harpke Farms Micro Greens

$34

Seared Ingrid Sea Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc and Scallion Mashed Potatoes

$42

Carolina BBQ Ribs with Creamy Slaw

$36

Oven Roasted Berkshire Pork Loin with Sweet Apricot Jam & Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes

$40

Roasted Australian Lamb Chops with Jalapeno-Garlic-Mint Jam & Scallion Mashed Potatoes

$54

Bacon Fat Seared 6oz Filet with Mongolian BBQ Sauce and Mint Chutney & Pommes Frits

$45

Dark Chocolate Crème Brulee

$15

Caramel & Salted Pecan Cheesecake

$15

New York Cheesecake with Amarena Cherries

$15



Cheese and Charcuterie

Meat Selections

$6/1 ounce serving


Prosciutto di San Daniele

Speck-Smoked Prosciutto

Chorizo-Mild

Chorizo-Picante

Coppa- Sweet

 Sopressata- Picante

 Bresaola- Italian Dried Wagyu

 Tartufo-Black Truffle Salumi

 Fenelli-Dry Fennel Salumi

 Manzo -Wine Rind Wagyu Salumi 

 Barolo Soaked Salumi

 Pepperoni-Modena


 


Cheese Selections

$6/1 ounce serving


Turtle Creek Chevre Goat

[Oregon]

Harbison-Spruce Wrapped Super Soft

[Vermont]

Moses Sleeper-Mild Creamy Brie

[Vermont]

Willoughby-Washed Rind, Soft & Ripe

[Vermont]

Little Hosmer-Aged Brie Style

[Vermont]

Weybridge-Organic Ripe Brie

[Vermont]

Saint Andre-Triple Cream

[France]

Stilton Blue

[England]

Winey Goat-Red Wine Bathed Semi Soft Goats Milk

[Spain]

Seahive-Honey & Seasalt Rubbed Cheddar

[Vermont]

Barely Buzzed-Lavender & Cocoa Rubbed Cheddar

[Vermont]

Cabot Clothbound-Mature Bandaged Cheddar

[Vermont]

Landaff-Old World Cheddar

[Vermont]

Alpha Tolman-Aged Alpine Style Raw

[France]

Manchego- Raw 12 Month Aged-Sheep’s Milk

[Spain]

Challerhocker-Firm Very Ripe

[Switzerland]

Reggiano Parmesan Aged 24 Months

[Italy]

Beemster

Beemster Gouda-24 Month Aged

[Holland]


Wine By the Glass


----Sparkling and Rose Wines-----

Piper Heidsieck Cuvee Sublime Demi Sec

(7 Ounce Pour) Price : $18.25

NV Champagne Michel Reybier 1er Cru Brut

(7 Ounce Pour) Price : $25.00

2013 Louis Roederer Rose Brut Champagne

(7 Ounce Pour) Price : $25.00

2017 Chateau La Mascaronne "Quat 'saisons" CDP

 (7 Ounce Pour) Price : $8.75


----White Wines-----

2016 Dautel Riesling Steingruben Bonnigheim GG Wurttemberg

(7 Ounce Pour) Price :$23.00

2013 Lackner Tinnacher Weissburgunder Ried Steinbach Austria

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $8.50

2012 Au Bon Climat Hildegard White Blend Santa Maria Valley

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $12.75

2014 David Moret Meursault Narvaux

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $49.25


----Red Wines----

2015 Marques de Murrieta Rioja Reserva

(7 Ounce Pour) Price : $9.50

2014 Corte alla Flora Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano Riserva

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $37.50

2017 Hartford Court Russian River Pinot Noir

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $11.50

2016 E Pira Nebbiolo Langhe

 List Price: $15.00

2012 The Mascot Napa

(7 Ounce Pour) Price: $39.00


---Fortified and Sweet Wine----

1998 Chateau Guiraud Sauternes

(3 Ounce Pour) Price : $12.75

1940 Cossart Vintage Sercial

(2 Ounce Pour) Price : $75

1969 D’Oliveira Vintage Sercial

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $41.25

1885 Blandy Vintage Sercial

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $97.50

1900 D’Oliveira Vintage Verdelho

(2 Ounce Pour) Price : $85

1885 Barbeito Vintage Verdelho

(2 Ounce Pour) Price : $112.50

1920 Cossart Malmsey Vintage Madeira

 (2 Ounce Pour) Price: $115

1880 Blandy Malmsey Vintage Madeira

 (2 Ounce Pour) Price: $180.00

1939 Adega de Torreao Vintage Terrantez

(2 Ounce Pour) Price : $52.50

1899 Leacock AO-SM Vintage Terrantez

(2 Ounce Pour) Price: $195.00

1907 Blandy’s Vintage Bual Madeira

(2 Ounce) Price: $140.00

1837 Acciaioly Vintage Bual Madeira

(2 Ounce) Price: $390.00

1875 D’Oliveira Vintage Moscatel Madeira

(2 Ounce) Price: $112.50


 

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