Highlights from Alabama Crown Table at the Holiday Wine Tasting

Gruet Winery Blanc de Noirs

New Mexico

“The rich and toasty character of our Blanc de Noirs is balanced and superb. Aged for two-year minimum, the palate is developed and shows rich complex flavors. The amazing berries aromas and the creamy texture play a leading role and create a great finesse. Winemaker’s Note: A fine salmon color, aggressive mousse and a lovely fruity wine with plenty of immediate charm and toasty aromas. There is also an explosive juicy flavor of raspberry.”

$17.99

Firesteed Pinot Gris

Oregon

“Expressively aromatic, the wine’s Pear blossom and tropical fruit aromas precede flavors of zesty citrus and melon. ¬†Mouthwatering and enticing, its bright acidity and broad texture entwine throughout the wine’s lingering finish.”

$9.99

Chalk Hill Sauvignon Blanc

California

“2013 was a fabulous vintage, giving us wines of both finesse and concentration. We brought in a bountiful crop of very tasty fruit. The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc heads toward the tropical end of the sensory spectrum, featuring aromas and flavors of melon, passion fruit, nectarine and lime. The finish is long and vibrant with bright acidity and a creamy texture.”

$19.99

Daylight Wine Co. Trollop by Ammunition Chardonnay

California

“A beautiful expression of the best qualities that the Carneros region has to offer. Bright and balanced, you’ll find flavors of apricot, vanilla citrus and hazelnut in every pour. It also delivers rich aromatics and well-rounded subtle tannins with just a hint of buttery goodness to balance the palette.”

$19.99

Primarius Pinot Noir

California

“Aged primarily with neutral French Oak to impart a subtle toasty oak note that complements the classic cherry note of this Pinot Noir. Aromatics marry raspberry, red cherry and spice from the French oak. The flavors carry through on the palate with notes of berries, cherries and a lovely persistence of fruit.”

$14.99

Joseph Carr Merlot

California

“The wine features aromas of black cherry, chocolate, mint, root beer, vanilla, cedar, and roast beef. On the palate, a soft attack of roast meat, cherry, chocolate pudding, and sage is highlighted by a medium body and food-friendly acidity, leading to a textured finish.”

$17.99

Trivento Malbec

Argentina

“The wine is harvested in April by hand, aged in French oak barriques for 6 months and then aged for an additional 5 months in bottle prior to release. Deep red and violet in color, with powerful aromas of ripe red fruits, strawberries and cherries, with hints of coffee and chocolate from the oak. Good body and fl eshy tannins with a long, lingering finish.”

$13.99

Archetype Vineyards Shiraz

Australia

“Bright, fresh dark fruits on the nose with some vivid raspberry notes. The palate is quite fresh with high acidity giving it a lively character. Nice forward fruit here with some Syrah pepperiness. Vibrant with real definition and presence to the fruit. A lovely wine.”

$28.99