Martin Wine Cellar


Martin Recommendations

  • January 16, 2018

    Teso La Monja Romanico 2015

    “Black fruit, leather and earthy notes dominate the nose on this Tempranillo-clone from Spain’s Toro DO. Black cherry and smokey blackberry essence on the palate makes this a lip-smacker. And the fine tannins on the finish really complete the package. #BangForTheBuck” – Marc Pelletier, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • January 08, 2018

    Attems Pinot Grigio 2016

    “The Attems Pinot Grigio is luscious & fruit forward. It has notes of fresh baked bread & sea salt on the nose & flavors of white spring flowers & meyer lemon.” – Aurelia Amann, Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • January 02, 2018

    Bodegas Muga Flor de Muga Rosé 2016

    “La flor de Muga is a bright, crisp, light pink rose made of Garnacha grapes in the Rioja region of Spain. It has bright notes of fresh orange, raspberries, & juicy peaches, with a subtle floral note of orange blossom.” – Aurelia Amann, Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • December 26, 2017

    Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley NV

    “From the producer of Cristal, his Anderson Valley vineyard received a spot in Wine Spectators top 25 this year. A red apple mid-palate that yields a cinnamon finish makes it the perfect gift for anyone who likes something that sparkles.” – Drew Pugh, Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • December 18, 2017

    MacRostie Chardonnay Sonoma Coast 2015

    A Sonoma Coast Chardonnay that is aged mostly in French oak. This process delivers a bright starfruit/pineapple mid-palate with just a touch of butter and ends on a light citrus note, one of the most balanced chardonnays for the money. – Drew Pugh, Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • December 11, 2017

    Ornellaia Le Volte 2015

    This new arrival comes to us from Tuscany. It is a blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. It has a beautiful ruby color with black fruit, mocha and spice on the nose. It is Medium bodied, balanced with a clean finish. Serve with lasagna or your favorite red sauce dish. – Steve Perret, Wines […]

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  • November 20, 2017

    Henry Fessy Beaujolais Villages Vieilles Vignes 2015

    “Henry Fessy has put together the perfect, no-frills accompaniment to your Thanksgiving feast. This Gamay is immediately drinkable with medium-bodied palate and an easy going finish. It is sure to play well with whatever your family’s tradition bring to the table.” – Jim Wallace, Baton Rouge Store Manager

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  • November 17, 2017

    Domaine Coste Chaude Cuvee Trilogy Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2015

    “One of the newest producers to our store, this Viognier, Rousanne, white grenache blend has notes of pear, apple, and pineapple on the nose and a nice roundness on the palate with notes of melon with a good balance of acidity. This would work well as a party wine but also pairs well with seafood, […]

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  • October 24, 2017

    Domaine de Vodanis Vouvray Petillant Brut NV

    “ “I love the delicateness of this sparkling Chenin Blanc from France’s Loire Valley. With less ‘aggressive’ bubbles than Champagne the fruity nature of the grape variety really shines. Ripe pear and honeydew on the palate but it’s still dry and crisp on the finish, so don’t think sweet. Juicy, lively and delicious!” – Marc […]

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  • October 16, 2017

    Chateau Lamour Cotes de Castillon 2014

    A very juicy and fruit forward Bordeaux with a large base of Merlot. It has a dark core of ripe tannins that are very smooth and silky. Aromas of black currant and exotic spices pair perfectly with a good cut of beef. This wine is drinking very nicely right now but will continue to deliver […]

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  • October 09, 2017

    Henry Fessy Macon Villages 2015

    This un-oaked Chardonnay has a beautiful nose of white flowers and nectarine. It is soft and smooth on the palate with a refreshing acidity in its finish. A natural pairing with chicken and seafood, it also lends itself to balance savory and spicy dishes. Try it with Jambalaya or even a hearty gumbo. – Calen […]

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  • October 02, 2017

    Maal Wines Biutiful Malbec 2016

    “This is a dark and decadent style of malbec. Black fruits and nice leather on the nose lead to a plush texture on the palate. Black figs, blueberries and cola are balanced by well integrated oak and a soft finish.” – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • September 27, 2017

    Garofoli Rosato Marche Komaros 2016

    Clean, crisp and aromatic. This wine is refreshing and a crowd please. Pretty strawberry and watermelon fruit is brought to a focus with great minerality and fresh acidity. Serve this on your back deck as you enjoy these upcoming cool evenings! – Jeff Hirstius, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • September 18, 2017

    Clos Pons Flocs Cava NV

    Delightfully fresh Cava with citrus and fresh pear aromas and flavors. Juicy with a clean, dry lime zest finish. A perfect Fall weather porch sipper! – Marc Pelletier, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • September 11, 2017

    Enrico Serafino Gavi di Gavi 2016

    “Very crisp, and clean with a nice richness on the palate. Nice minerally finish with bright acidity. To use a technical term: YUMMY!” – Marc Pelletier, Wine & Spirits Consultant

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  • September 05, 2017

    Masciarelli Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2015

    The Masciarelli Montepulciano is soft and smooth with well balanced red berries and a slight savory note. – Aurelia Amann, Spirits Consultant

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  • August 29, 2017

    AIX Coteaux D’Aix en Provence Rose 2016

    This classic Provencal rose is mild and easy with crisp notes of berry and stone fruit. Perfect for sipping poolside! – Aurelia Amann, Spirits Consultant

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  • August 21, 2017

    Marques de Caceres Rioja Rose 2016

    “An inexpensive example of good quality wine, it has a big bubblegum nose with bright strawberry/raspberry acid. A dry and crisp finish makes it the perfect pairing for seared tuna, salmon, or fun under the sun.” – Drew Pugh, Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • August 16, 2017

    Max Reserva Chardonnay Errazuriz 2016

    “A fantastic example of Chilean Chardonnay aged in mostly seasoned oak. A palate of bright pineapple, toasted bread and jasmine makes this a fun choice for the adventurous chardonnay drinker. Pairs well with poultry and shrimp dishes.” – Drew Pugh, Assistant Manager/Sales Consultant

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  • August 07, 2017

    Bodegas Muga Brut Cava Conde De Haro 2013

    “This complex Spanish Cava is only produced when the harvest conditions are just right. I found it to have a toasty, nutty and yeasty aroma that you often find in more expensive champagne. It is clean, fresh and finishes nice and dry. Serve this with your favorite seafood dish. – Steve Perret, Wine & Spirits […]

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  • July 31, 2017

    Bonny Doon Grenache Clos de Gilroy 2015

    “This is an exciting new arrival from Bonny Doon Vineyards out of California’s Central Coast. It has a lovely fresh raspberry and cherry bouquet. On the palate look for rich black fruit followed by a hint of mocha on the finish. Should pair well with pork, chicken or pizza.” – Steve Perret, Wine & Spirits […]

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  • July 24, 2017

    Deusa Nai Albarino Rias Baixes 2014

    “Albarino has become the most sought after white varietal from Spain, and that is for good reason. This release from Deusa Nai is teaming with notes of tropical fruits and citrus all wrapped up in a wine with more length and mouth feel that you would expect from the bouquet. All of these flavors end […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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  • 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. […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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)

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  • 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)

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  • 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

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