Spring Rosé Round-Up

withersrose_newSpring is Rosé season and Stewart’s is your local source for the best pink to drink! Here are a few of our favorite dry and delicious Rose wines to enjoy this season! The Withers 2014 El Dorado Rosé  (an excellent blend of mourvedre and grenache with cherry, pomegranate and nectarine flavors, with lovely mineral overtones and a strong and memorable finish), Chateau d’Esclans Whispering Angel Provence (charming, refreshing, refined, and with plenty of juicy, enticing, strawberry and berry fruit), Chateau Miraval Cote de Provence Rose (aka Brangelina’s rose, offers great balance between the fruit and the minerality with complex aromas of wild herbs, limestone and rich citrus fruit), and Mouton Noir Love Drunk Rosé (An intoxicating rosé with refreshing flavors of wild strawberry, watermelon rind, and a hint of kiwi).

What to serve with what you’re serving

Xmas TableHoliday Wine Pairings
Whether you’re looking for the ideal accompaniment to your Holiday Filet or a nice aperitif to add some holiday sparkle to your celebration, Stewart’s has a nice selection of this season’s best wines!
To get the celebration started (on its own or with Hors d’ Oeuvres):
The holidays are all about celebrating with friends and family and what better way to add cheer to the season than with first-rate bubbly. Add some sparkle to your holidays! (Of course we have Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut on special – CT’s Lowest Price – while supplies last as well, but the following are Sparklers not to overlook this season):
Schramsberg Blanc de Noirs Napa Valley Brut
Barons de Rothschild Brut Champagne
Lallier Grand Cru Brut Champagne
Le Mesnil Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs Brut
Perrier Jouet Champagne Grand Brut

Mionetto Superiore Prosecco Valdobbiadene

For your Filet:
What pairs best with beef tenderoin – some say Merlot, some say Burgundy, we say you it’s hard to go wrong with a fantastic Cabernet or even a wonderful 2010 Barolo! And though our shelves are stocked with so many superb choices, we’ve boiled it down to a few stellar picks:

Fratelli Alessandria Barolo 2010
Fratelli Alessandria Barolo Monvigliero 2010
Cadence Winery Tapteil Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2012


For your Holiday Ham

Whether you prefer to match your holiday spiral ham with a nice chilled California Chardonnay or a tasty Pinot Noir (slightly chilled), these two wonderful choices are sure to delight:

Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2012
90+Cellars Sonoma Lot 106 Pinot Noir 2012
Mouton Noir Other People’s Pinot 2012

Roast Lamb
Whether you’re serving Roast Leg of Lamb or a Roasted Rack of Lamb, enjoy with a fantastic Napa Valley Zinfandel Blend, a classic Bordeaux, an earthy Chianti Classico, or a flavorful Reserva Rioja.

The Prisoner Red Zinfandel Blend 2012
Bodegas Muga Rioja Reserva Seleccion Especial 2009
Buondonno Chianti Classic0 Casavecchia alla Piazza 2010

Baron Philipe de Rothschild Saint Emilion 2012


Roast Turkey, Chicken or Goose
Again we will choose simplicity instead of throwing out too many choices – so here we’ll opt for Oregon Pinot Gris and Oregon Pinot Noir. But for you beer drinkers a Chimay is a great choice (especially with Goose).

King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris
Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir
Chimay Grand Reserve Blue


Fresh Seafood:
And of course for the lighter side of the holidays we have some superb Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc:
Domaine Quintin Coteaux du Giennois Rive Droite
Elena Walch Castel Ringberg Pinot Grigio
Duckhorn Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc


Resolve to Drink Better Wine!

Wine rackWhy not make a resolution to drink better wine this year? And we’ll help you keep that resolution without putting a dent in your wallet. We’re offering many of our finest wines at very special prices to celebrate the new year . . . From Old World to Out of this World and from Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc and Girard Chardonnay, to Girard Petit Sirah, Niner Sangiovese, and Janasse Chateauneuf-du-Pape! So while supplies last, shop smarter and drink better (in-store and online)!

90+ Cellars – Stellar Wine at an Everyday Price

When we first tasted the Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc from 90+Cellars we were instantly impressed with the quality, especially considering the everyday price tag. How do they do offer such superb wine at bargain prices?
90+Cellars is not a vineyard or winemaker but rather a “negociant” who purchases unsold wine from well-known, highly-rated wine producers throughout the world and labels it under the 90+Cellars brand, keeping the winemaker anonymous. Though the winemakers change from vintage to vintage (with a new Lot number on the label), the unmistakeable quality of the wine in the bottle remains the same. Stop in today to sample the Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc. You won’t be disappointed!
And this just in . . . We loved so the Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc so much we jumped at the chance to add their Lot 56 Pinot Noir to our lineup. Enjoy!

October Wine of the Month

October Steal
A great value, easy drinking Pinot. And at this price, the lowest in CT, it’s an amazing deal! It’s very versatile and pairs well with a variety of food, but especially pizza and pasta.  A true crowd pleaser. So stock up today! Seven Daughters Pinot Noir
“This Pinot Noir was blended from fruit grown in ideal temperatures that are warm in the afternoon and cool in the evening. Seven Daughters Pinot Noir is a light-bodied red wine that pairs nicely with a wide variety of food – especially pasta, meat and game. Seven Daughters Pinot Noir gently chilled is also wonderful just by itself.”