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    Wines Of The Month | October 2022

    Wine selections available at local wine stores and wineries in the Fox Valley area

    Tenuta Santa Maria, Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva, Italy, 2015 – $99.99
    (10% off for Fox Valley Magazine October Wine of the Month)

    Tenuta Santa Maria Amarone della Valpolicella Classico Riserva DOCG
    In Italian, the name Amarone literally means “Great Bitter,” and was actually coined in 1936 within the very cellars of the Villa Mosconi in reference to a wine the Bertani family had been producing under the name “Recioto Secco,” (Dry Recioto) to distinguish from the much sweeter Veronese Recioto also produced using the “apassimento” technique.

    This Amarone is the most intense of the Tenuta Santa Maria wines, with its characteristic aromas and complexity. The wine is ruby red in color with garnet reflections, and the impact of cherry preserves, spices, and dried rose petals lend complexity and elegance to the nose. Warm and subtle on the palate, it presents an important structure and high alcohol content, balanced by velvety tannins and bright acidity and freshness

    Geneva Wine Cellars and Tasting Room
    227 S 3rd Street
    Geneva, IL 60134

    The Viking

    The Viking features a bold nose of vanilla and dark chocolate. A perfect balance of smokiness and lush blackberries sit velvety on your tongue giving way to supple tannins that beg for another sip. Don’t put away the grill quite yet, because you will want to enjoy a glass of The Viking with some BBQ chicken or a grilled flatbread!

    Geneva Winery
    426 S 3rd St Suite 1A
    Geneva, IL 60134

    Robert Sinskey POV – Bordeaux Blend 2016 (Napa Valley California)

    A deep, dark purple hue with aromas and flavors of macerated berries are backed by notes of bay leaf and fennel seed. The wine came from organically ripened fruit with supple tannin balanced by the slightest hint of fine oak barrels and vibrant acidity with a long finish. Just one out of the seven bottles we currently feature as a PRIDE Pick.

    The PRIDE Beer & Wine plus Spirits
    1825 Lincoln Hwy
    St. Charles, IL 60174

    Gruet Brut (NV)

    Wonderful aromas of green apple and citrus mineral notes make for a delightful start to this traditional sparkler. The Gruet Brut NV offers bright, crisp acidity complemented by a touch of yeast on the delightfully long finish. A classic house style!

    91 points, Tasting Panel

    90 points, Smart Buy, Wine Spectator

    1 Sparkling Wine: Top 100 Values of 2019

    95 points, Cheers & Beverage Media Magazine

    SixtyFour – Wine Bar & Kitchen
    123 Water St #105a
    Naperville, IL 60540

    2020 Shady Lane Cellars Grüner Veltliner $20

    Aromas of red grapefruit & guava with a floral white pepper finish. Residual sugar 0.5%

    Up North Wine Tasting Room
    9 N 2nd St.
    Geneva, IL 60134

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