Whether you stock up on your favorites or use this opportunity to try some new wines, one thing is certain: You will save 20% on all Sonoma County wines! Opportunity is knocking, as they say, and it’s a good time to answer the door.
So, now comes the hard part: What to buy? How can one choose from so many great options?
That’s where our Oliver’s Wine Team comes into the picture. If you know what you like and where to find it, that’s great, but if you would like some assistance, they are standing by, ready to serve you. Our Wine Team tastes every bottle we carry, and pride themselves on their ability to make recommendations that will suit your needs.
This week, we asked our new Wine & Liquor Coordinator and our Wine Department Managers to weigh in on some of their favorite picks for this week’s sale.
We are pleased to welcome Josh Kirchhoff back to Oliver’s in the role of Wine & Liquor Coordinator. His career includes extensive relations with domestic and global wineries, distributors, and importers. He was also Oliver’s Montecito Wine Manager 2015-2019. Josh returned to Oliver’s as Corporate Wine & Liquor Coordinator in July 2023. He earned an MBA in Wine Business (SSU) and is a Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers) and Certified Specialist of Wine (Society of Wine Educators).
Without further ado, here are our Wine Team Picks!
2022 Pedroncelli Bushnell Vineyard Rosé, Dry Creek Valley
“Producing rosé from the Zinfandel grape is tricky, though Pedroncelli has it down to a science. Leading with bright aromatics, the palate is loaded luscious watermelon and light red berries, framed with bracing acidity. Do not let this beauty of a rosé pass you by!!
– Josh Kirchhoff, Corporate Wine & Liquor Coordinator
La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
“Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, and spice cake. Followed by flavors of cherry and pomegranate. Pairs well with prosciutto, roasted meats, and mushrooms.” – Brandon Witwicki, Windsor Wine Department Manager
Martin Ray Sauvignon Blanc
“Stainless-steel fermented, with a touch of aging, Martin Ray Sauvignon Blanc is a big favorite of mine. With layers of Meyer lemon, wet stone fruit, the wine is framed with crisp acidity. Balanced, with no surprises…yet surprisingly tasty!” – David Riley, Stony Point Wine Department Manager
Alexander Valley Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
“This year’s blend is 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec, and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is fairly juicy up front with notes of Cherry and blackberry, but its medium tannins are present enough to give the wine nice structure and a dry finish. Great with griller red meats.” – Justin Bowman, Cotati Wine Department Manager
Trentadue Old Patch Red
“A favorite among Oliver’s customers. Zin-based with Petite Sirah and Carignane added for color and boldness. Fruit-forward with a smooth and velvety texture. This is a wine that will pair well with a variety of foods, but it is also very enjoyable on its own.” – Matteo Polverari, Montecito Wine Department Manager
Wine – and Food!
Once you have grabbed some great Sonoma County wines, you may want to enjoy them with something delicious. We have some great wine-friendly recipes on our website that would be great matches for local wines. How about Gourmet Mushroom Bruschetta for a starter with Pinot Noir or other red wines? For entrée ideas, we offer Grilled New York Steak with Red Wine Reduction, Rib Eye Steaks with Blue Cheese Butter or Yuzu Miso Glazed Salmon. Wine can also be a dessert ingredient! Try these Red Wine Poached Pears or Wine Cookies to end your meal on a sweet and vinous note.
Take advantage of great savings this week and toast great food, great wine, and great friends this week, with a little help from Oliver’s Market. Cheers!