What better way to celebrate spring than with a glass of fine wine from our adult beverage department? Our latest edition of Wines of the Month features a variety of standout sips including hidden gems in the Spanish wine scene and Nugget Markets exclusives!
Kentia Albarino: This is the perfect wine to welcome in spring. The Albarino grapes used to make this wine are grown in close proximity to the Atlantic Ocean in Spain and you can almost smell the sea breezes in the wine. Aromas of orange blossom, ginger and zesty lime are followed up by a nicely concentrated wine with a long floral-tinged finish.
Juan Gil Blanco (2016 90 pts., James Suckling): This wine is made from the Muscat grape, which usually means a sweet wine, but this is a beautiful dry version. While mango and papaya tropical flavors dominate the wine, there is a clean, refreshing mineral aftertaste to that leaves you wanting another sip. Great with grilled poultry or whitefish.
Gérard Bertrand Cap Insula Red Blend (92 pts., Robert Parker): This 2015 red blend from one of our all-time favorite producers is a pure, juicy crowd-pleaser. Bursting with ripe red and black berry fruits, it has just the right amount of oak and tannins to keep it all perfectly balanced. It’s also a Nugget Markets exclusive in Northern California.
Château la Freynelle Cabernet Sauvignon: This 2015 cabernet sauvignon-based wine proves that you can find excellent Bordeaux wine for a great price. Dark black cherry, plum and star anise that round out this medium-bodied wine. A Nugget Markets exclusive in California, this wine is a terrific value from one of the best vintages this region has seen in the last decade.
Find these and other fine wines, beers and spirits in the adult beverage department of your local Nugget Markets. If you have any questions, feel free to ask one our friendly and talented wine stewards while you’re there!
Selection varies by store.