Grace's Plaza Wine & Spirits

Staff Picks

White Wine:
 
Under $10
Here are two different whites blends that have soft fruit forward flavors  & a clean, crisp finish that will stand up to any of the spices that are used with the holiday dishes...
 
House Wine White 2008 750ml: $9.99
(chardonnay, riesling, & muscat)

 Shoofly Buzz Cut White 2008 750ml: $9.99
(riesling, viognier, verdelho, chardonnay, & sauvignon blanc)
 
 
Under $20
Try one or all of these gems that will pair up nicely with a Thanksgiving feast. We have wines that are from Austria, Germany, France, & Washington St. One thing that all these places have in common is that they are cold climate growing regions. In each of these regions, the grapes develop rich flavors & crisp acidity that will make them well balanced wines... 
 
Leth Grüner Veltliner 2008 750ml: $16.99
Austria
"Aromas of ripe Golden Delicious apple, green mango, lemon verbena and oleander. Full-bodied but not at all lacking in mineral and acid structure..."
92 points: Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
 
Hugel Pinot Blanc " Cuvee les Amours" 2006 750ml: $15.99
Alsace, France
"Aromatic, with orange peel, grapefruit, sea salt and smoke notes. Shows good acidity for the vintage, with a lightly honeyed finish."
87 points: Wine Spectator
 
Joel Gott Riesling 2008 750ml: $11.99
Washington State
"Rich with honeysuckle, jasmine, lychee, orange blossom, lime, mango and white peach notes. The wine presents upfront richness with a lingering clean finish."
 
Von Schleinitz Weissenberg Kabinett Riesling 2007 750ml: $18.99
Germany
"There's an austerity about this kabinett, though it's elegant and well-integrated. Peach, nectarine and grapefruit flavors hold court with a lining of mineral, followed by a nice salty aftertaste."
90 points: Wine Spectator
 
Over $30
Melville Estate Chardonnay 2008 750ml: $29.99
"...orange blossom and tropical fruit, with a hint of honeyed citrus, more color, and a slightly more caramelized style to it, but with less minerality than the Verna’s. Again, the purity and precision are impressive, and although there is a touch of spice, there is virtually no evidence of any oak..."
92 points: Wine Advocate
 
Mer Soleil Chardonnay 750ml: $29.99
"Fresh, rich, intense and vibrant. Full-bodied, with spicy pear, green apple, honeydew melon and light oak shadings, ending with a long, pure, ripe focus. Drink now through 2015."-JL
90 points: Wine Spectator
 
Shafer "Red Shoulder Ranch" Chardonnay 2007 750ml: $54.99
"Clean, crisp and flinty, with green apple, lime, quince and spicy hazelnut notes that are pure and focused, gaining depth on the finish. Drink now through 2012."-JL
93 points: Wine Spectator