Staff Pick: 2013 Saint Damien Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes

A blend of 80% Grenache, 15% Carignan and 5% Mourvèdre. The Grenache vines that are used for this wine are over 50 years of age and have been bio-dyanmically farmed for many years now. Dark in colour, with savoury, spicy flavours. This wine is a must try and can be drank now but it will easily age for the next five years. -Chrystala G, Marquis Wine Cellars Name: Saint Damien Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes Producer: Saint-Damien Vintage: 2013 Country: France Region: Côtes du Rhône Appellation: Gigondas View this wine on here!

Staff Pick: 2011 Kingston Family Pinot Noir “Alazan”

This is a very pretty wine, with a lot going on. For me, rose and orange peel are the keys to its immediate appeal on the nose. But there’s plenty of fruit too: ripe, or even preserved cherries come to mind. And, with a little air, earthy (and characteristically Pinot) notes emerge, while the orange peel evolves into a bouquet of sweet spices. Flowers, fruit and spice all carry through the palate, with smooth tannins holding it all together. Does anyone make duck a l’orange anymore? Jesse Richmond, Marquis Wine Cellars Region: Casablanca Valley, Chile Price: $43.39 ($49.90 inc tax) Buy online at Marquis Wine Cellars