Value Wines: Cabernet, Riesling, Pinot Grigio

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Spring is finally here! At our Nino’s in Troy store we have opened up the garage doors and the fresh air is energizing!    The Easter Bunny will be hopping into town soon and I am hoping for a basket full of great wine deals. This week’s Marketplace Specials are an exciting mix of old and new that will pair well with your Easter meals.

Rodney Strong Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

Everyday: $16.99

Bright purple in color, this wine really surprised me.  It is a popular item and upon re-tasting it I can see why.  The nose had lovely red and black fruit with a touch oak. Ripe and full bodied with well integrated oak and soft tannins. Lamb or Horseradish slathered prime rib would be my pick for this bold yet elegant cab.

Kallfelz Single Vineyard Kabinett Riesling 2007

Everyday: $14.99       Marketplace Special: $4.99

Three generations of the Kallfelz family have strived to produce quality Riesling from the Mosel area in Germany. The 2007 Kabinett Riesling is no exception. The color is star bright and clear. Bright notes of grapefruit and lime zest on the nose, this wine expresses sweet ripe peach and candied lime with a crisp refreshing finish. Pair this zippy white with your Easter ham!

Albino Armani Pinot Grigio 2007

Everyday: $14.99       Marketplace Special: $9.99

For 400 years the vineyards of Albino Armani have stayed family owned and grown.  Out of the Alto Adige region of Northern Italy they make an outstanding Pinot Grigio.  Silky and rich, this wine shows how complex a white wine can be.  Ripe pear and apple are followed by a palate cleansing finish. This wine a perfect aperitif or compliment to light pasta or chicken dishes.