More California Deals
Posted: April 08, 2009
I'm sure you know that March is California Wine Month here at Binny's. Be sure to check our events page to see upcoming events at all 21 Chicagoland Binny's locations - California themed or not - and don't miss out on our huge California Wine Adventure event at Drury Lane coming up on Sunday, March 15th. And of course, take a glace at our March Members Specials. Some of the items listed are available in limited quantities. Values from Vinum Cellars This week, I was able to taste a couple of wines from Vinum Cellars, a small producer in California putting out some decent juice for a reasonable price. These wines are all about value and fun: It sounds cliche, but the 2007 CNW Chenin Blanc would be a great white to sip out on the porch on a breezy spring afternoon. Light and floral with citrus fruit, it has a mellow quality without the bracing acidity of other white wines in the price range. The CNW stands for "Chard-No-Way," and with nine months barrel aging, this really does come across as a nice altrenative to the ocean of so-so California chardonnay out there, and at $10.99, it's all the better. Another great value from Vinum Cellars is their 2006 Pets Petite Sirah. A little vanilla from the wood on the nose, then tight berry fruit with less tannin than you might expect from a petite sirah. This wine delivers LOTS of bang for the buck. Plus, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the San Francisco SPCA animal shelter Tanker Memorial Fund. Usually $10.99, Binny's has the 2006 Pets on sale for $9.99 all month.