Nestled in the heart of Fort Point, Mayhew Wine Shop is like a candy shop for adults featuring an eclectic selection of wines, craft beers and cheese! Mayhew has gathered up a curated collection of wines in all price points perfect for gift giving!
Chateau Lamothe Blanc, Bordeaux, FR 2015 $15
An explosive bouquet of ripe peach, citrus and flowers with a touch of minerality and herbal, lemongrass notes. The charming palate is round and fresh, with balanced fruit flavors and a burst of acidity and more herbal character on the finish. Excellent as an aperitif or paired with fatty fish dishes, shellfish or a goat cheese salad. Ready to drink now – with the potential to age for 2 to 3 years.
40% Semillon, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Muscadelle
Chateau Montelena Chardonnay, Napa, CA 2014 $50
Nose: In the glass, the aromatics lean toward the floral and citrus families with rose petals, lemon blossom, and just a hint of ripe melon sneaking through. Palate: While the palate is opulent, full of lemon meringue, peach pie, and ripe strawberry, the vibrancy of the acidity reliably lays the foundation for food pairing and aging for many years to come. Finish: In classic Montelena fashion, the minerality steps into the spotlight on the finish, coupled with just enough orange zest, and the lingering richness of crème brûlée.
**famous for winning the Judgment of Paris 1976 blind tasting
G.D. Vajra Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, IT 2015 $25
The wine is bright ruby-red with intense notes of violet and rose, accompanied by the freshness of ripe red berry fruits on the nose. This is an elegant Nebbiolo with herbaceous notes and perfumes of roses and red berries complemented by silky tannins and delicate acidity.
Owen Roe Red “Abbot’s Table”, Columbia Valley, WA 2015 $25
The deep ruby-hue of this well known red blend is full of beautiful aromatics. Notes of dark cherry, plum, blackberry and spice become complex on the palate with hints of rich vanilla essence, tobacco, toasted nuts and pepper. Gripping tannins and a robust mouthfeel are nicely balanced with lingering acidity. This wine has the ability to shine for over a decade.
40% Zinfandel, 26% Sangiovesse, 23% Blaufrankish, 11% Malbec
Chateau Fombrauge St Emilion “Cuvee La Providence”, Bordeaux, FR 2009 $30
The cepage is 90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby red with luster and clarity. Expressive nose of regular complexity, primary notes of red fruits, black currants and cherry. Well balanced acidity, subtle tannins, and elegant roundness.
Nickel & Nickel Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon “Tench Vineyard”, Napa, CA 2014 $98
The 2014 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon exudes dark berry flavors with a hint of fresh blueberry, which defines this special site. A mouthwatering entry coats the palate, while the flavor and texture are complemented by restrained oak. Ultimately, the tannins dissolve, leaving an impression of resolution and completeness.
Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino, Tuscany, FR 2011 $60
Intense ruby red color. Aroma: ripe forest fruits, blackberry conserve and notes of tobacco and leather. Broad, soft and persistent on the palate, with a spirit-steeped fruit finish.
Arnaud Lambert Cremant de Loire, Loire Valley(Saumur), FR $22
Arnaud Lambert is helping to drive a revolutionary movement in the appellations of Saumur and Saumur-Champigny. The goal is to re-discover each individual terroir and its potential through organic viticulture and less-is-more, precise winemaking. Arnaud strives for consistent methods in the cellar, so that each individual terroir is what shines through. Only the traditional Champagne methods for the crémants, which—grown on the estate’s chalkiest soils can hold their own against some of the great, classic Champagnes.
75% Chenin Blanc 25% Chardonnay
Other gift ideas for wine lovers (hint, hint. we love wine)
Wine Club: featured in black 2 bottle boxes
3 options: Estate Level, $50 per month; Premier Cru Level, $75 per month; Grand Cru Level, $125 per month
Mayhew Wine Shop Canvas Wine Totes
2 bottle tote is $10 w/ any wine purchase
4 bottle tote is $15 w/ any wine purchase
Gift Baskets and Gift boxes w/ fine wine, craft beer, and gourmet food items
Gift cards – can’t go wrong with a gift card!
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