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The Puffin Inn has an extensive wine and list for you to enjoy while here. If possible, please let us know prior to arrival which item(s) you are interested in and we will have it waiting in your room. Letting us know in advance will also ensure that we have plenty of inventory available.
La Vis/Dipinti Trentino I.G.T Pinot Grigio, Italy (2014) $15
Located in the heart of Trentino Alto-Adige, the Cantina Sociale La Vis/Dipinti has been producing great wines since 1948. This Pinot Grigio has fresh aromas of pears, vanilla, flowers, and spice leading to flavors of ripe Granny Smith apples and pears, with good acidity on the crisp finish. This delightful wine is a great aperitif, and is delicious with fresh Maine seafood, or salads.
Morgan Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Gris, California (2011) $19
This commendable wine, from the R&D Franscioni Vineyard, by contrast with most Pinot Gris, is brilliantly structured, with keen acids boosting Key lime, melon, fig, apricot, and vanilla flavors. It’s easily among the best of its genre.
M.A.N. Chardonnay, South Africa $11
This is made jointly by winemakers Jose Conde (Stark-Conde), and Tyrrel Myburgh (fifth generation farmer in Paarl). They try to make bold, fruity, palate-pleasing, modern-styled wines that have a sense of place. They focus on one region: the Perdeberg Hills region of Agter-Paarl. This Chardonnay has aromas and flavors of yellow apple, pear, melon, and butterscotch leading to a refreshing finish. 86 Points- Wine Spectator.
Columbia Crest H3 Chardonnay, Washington (2009) $18
Aromas of baked apple, honeysuckle, nutmeg, and a touch of mineral introduce this elegant yet racy, medium-bodied Chardonnay. A broad spectrum of orchard fruits and sweet oak notes lead to a seductive, slightly creamy vanilla finish.
La Crema Chardonnay, Sonoma (2014) $22
Long hang time on the vines, Russian River and Carneros fruit, medium to heavy toast barrels, sur lie aging; all contribute to this rich lemon, green apple, caramel, and spice laden wine with the wonderfully creamy mouth-feel; elegant and polished. 88 Points- Robert Parker.
Pine Ridge Carneros Dijon Clones Napa Chardonnay (2013) $32
Gary Andrus founded this winery in 1978; it now comprises over 300 acres in 16 vineyard sites in the Napa Valley. This bold Chardonnay packs in rich and concentrated aromas and flavors of juicy apricot, fig, pineapple, lemon and oak on a buttery thick frame. The winemaker, Michael Beaulac, is a native Mainer! 89 Points- Wine Enthusiast.
Cakebread Reserve Napa Valley Carneros Chardonnay (2012) $95
This is intense and deep, with ripe pear, fig, apricot, butterscotch, and spice flavors that come to harmony on the complex finish. 89 Points- Robert Parker.
Patelin De Tablas, Tablas Creek Blanc Paso Robles (2012) $22 $22
The 2012 Patelin de Tablas Blanc (52% Grenache Blanc, 27% Viognier, 16% Roussanne, and 5% Marsanne) shows the richness of Grenache Blanc in its white peaches, flowers and jasmine. It is a beautifully delineated white, as well as a terrific value. 89-91 Points- Robert Parker. (2013)- 91 Points- Wine Spectator “Smart Buy”. (2014)- 90 Points- Robert Parker, 90 Points- Wine Spectator.
Cono Sur Central Valley Sauvignon Blanc, Chile (2015) $10
Cono Sur Winery takes its name from the shape of South America, the “Southern Cone”. This wine has tasty and refreshing aromas and flavors of gooseberry and citrus, with balanced acidity leading to a vibrant finish.
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand (2014) $16
This is a classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc crafted in a style ensuring fruit freshness. An elegant wine with aromas of passionfruit and guava combined with an expressive full palate of tropical fruit, gooseberry and a long finish. 89 Points- Wine Spectator.
Cakebread Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc (2014) $45
Very clean and fresh, with intense aromas and flavors of ripe lemon peel, green apple, grass, melon, and passion fruit; this wine is exceptionally well-balanced and elegant. This state-of-the-art winery is considered one of the best in Napa’s Rutherford Bench appellation.
Big Easy by Ernie Els White Blend, South Africa (2012) $19
The Big Easy White 2012 offers an amazing array of tropical fruits, showing the complexity the Cape has to offer. This wine is crafted in an EASY-drinking, unwooded style. Its big appeal is due to its flavors being so pleasant, refreshing and approachable. This 100% Chenin Blanc has aromas and flavors of tropical fruit and spice. 87 Points- Wine Enthusiast.
Fiano Di Avellino, Feudi Di San Gregorio D.O.C.G, Italy (2012) $21
Feudi di San Gregorio is at the forefront of a winemaking revolution that has swept the historic Campania wine region in a fresh new direction. Feudi di San Gregorio obtains its grapes from the finest vineyards set in the rolling hills of the Irpinia region, located in close proximity to Mount Vesuvius. After the grapes are de-stemmed and gently pressed, the wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine has a lovely bouquet of fresh peach and candied orange, with floral and mineral notes; gains further complexity after one year in the bottle, developing notes of hazelnut. 89 Points- Wine Enthusiast, 90 Points- Robert Parker. 88 Points- Wine Enthusiast.
Cono Sur Central Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile (2014) $10
This wine has a floral nose of lavender followed by racy red fruit flavors on the palate.
M.A.N. Cabernet Sauvignon, South Africa $11
This is a blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot from the Perdeberg area of Paarl. After maloactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks, this wine is aged six months in older oak barrels, then fined and filtered. This juicy wine has red berry, smokey oak, and spice aromas and flavors and goes particularly well with red meats and pasta.Is made jointly by winemakers Jose Conde (Stark-Conde), and Tyrrel Myburgh ( fifth generation farmer in Paarl).
Snap Dragon Cabernet, California $15
A very nice Cabernet that shows real polish and finesse. Shows ripe, rich blackberry, black currant, blueberry, cocoa and cedar flavors, wrapped into finely ground, sweet tannins.
Montgras Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, Chili $19
Viña MontGras, in Chile’s Colchagua Valley, was established in 1992 by brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, together with their partner Cristián Hartwig. The fruit of a mission to produce estate-grown wines of exceptional quality and originality, the MontGras estate today encompasses over 200 hectares planted to vine in the heart of Chile’s wine-producing region. Since the first harvest in the early 1990s, MontGras wines have earned over 200 medals and awards worldwide, garnering international critical acclaim. Santiago Margozzini serves as head winemaker. This wine has structure, depth and fine texture with currant and black cherry fruit notes. Flavors of toast and mocha round out the lingering finish.
Robert Mondavi Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon (2012) $48
A classy wine that’s rich and intense, with a concentrated mix of currant, blackberry, dusty herb, mineral, and cedary oak aromas and flavors. Though deep and well-structured, this maintains a sense of elegance and grace. 93 Points- Wine & Spirits, 89 Points- Wine Spectator.
Chateau Ste. Michelle Merlot, Washington (2013) $15
The Columbia Valley’s more northerly latitude actually experiences two hours more sunlight daily than vineyards in California; the result is proper sugar levels in the grapes and riper fruit. This wine was fermented in stainless steel to preserve the fresh fruit qualities, then underwent maloactic fermention in new to three year-old French and American oak barrels. This Merlot is elegant and complex, with fresh aromas and flavors of loganberry, red currant, plum, and spice leading to a toasty and silky finish. 89 Points- Wine Enthusiast, 87 Points- Wine Spectator.
Cono Sur Pinot Noir, Chile (2014) $10
Winemaker Adolfo Hurtado is a Pinot Noir specialist, having trained in Burgundy, and Cono Sur is the largest producer of Pinot Noir in South America, and among the top five producers of Pinot Noir in the world. This wine has aromas and flavors of black cherry, cranberry, strawberry, and chocolate leading to a smooth finish.
TintoNegro Mendoza Malbec, Spain (2014) $12
Tinto Negro, meaning “black wine” in Spanish, is meant to celebrate the essence of Malbec in Mendoza. Known for its dark, blackish color, Malbec is definitely a Tinto Negro. Sourced from Mendoza’s premier zones of Lujan de Cuyo and Maipu, the Mendoza blend is meant to showcase the exceptional value and approachable style of Malbec. The wine’s soft, drinkable style is accompanied by light oak aging for additional complexity. 87 Points- Robert Parker.
Prima Voce, Arceno Toscana I.G.T, Italy (2006) $16
PrimaVoce, named for the leading voice in an opera, expresses the richness of the Tuscan terroir and the continuing legacy of the Tenuta di Arceno estate. This blend balances the reserved nature of Merlot with the vivaciousness of Sangiovese. The nose exudes black cherry and cassis with hints of vanilla, black pepper and exotic spices leading to a long viscous finish of wild cherries and black licorice. This is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese, and Syrah that is aged for ten months in French oak.
Steele Mendocino Pacini Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel (2010) $16
The Pacini vineyard has been described as a “slice of lemon meringue pie” perched above the valley floor. This site is quite varied and each block is picked separately. After fermentation, the wine is put into American oak barrels for aging, using twenty percent new barrels and the wine will spend 10-11 months in barrel. Pacini is a big wine with plenty of ageing potential. Intense, with wonderful balance and finesse, this wine offers a mix of bright, lively plum, raspberry and black cherry, with anise, toasty oak, and spicy nuances. 88 Points- Wine Spectator. (2011)- 88 Points- Wine Spectator.
Yangarra Park Estate Mclaren Vale Shiraz (2012) $27
Each region within South Eastern Australia brings Yangarra wines their own distinctive flavor characteristics. The range of vineyards, the mix of cool and warmer regions, ensures balance in flavor and texture in each harvest. Winemaker Peter Fraser brings a cosmopolitan style to Yangarra wines. It has rich and plump plum, blackberry, and black cherry aromas and flavors, which echo through the long silky finish. 90+ Points- Robert Parker.
Juxtapoz Red Blend, California (2012) $21
76% of the fruit going into Juxtapoz was grown in the Napa Valley A.V.A., with the rest coming from over 40 sub-appellations in Sonoma County and Mendocino County. This wine is a blend of 55% Syrah, 23% Zinfandel, 9% Petite Sirah, 6% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% other red varietals aged 12-14 months in 40% new French and American oak barrels. It has aromas and flavors of ripe blueberry, juicy plum, mocha, and dark chocolate leading to a full-bodied, soft and long finish. 87 Points- Wine Spectator.
Banfi Placido Chianti, Italy (2013) $10
Has dark cherry, anise, plum, and chocolate aromas and flavors, ripe tannins, good mouth-feel, balance, all leading to a juicy finish.
Fonterutoli Chianti Classico, D.O.C.G. (2011) $26
Serious Chianti Classico for the vintage; it is medium-bodied, with aromas of berries and cherries with chocolate, a solid core of ripe berry and plum fruit and silky tannins leading to a long finish. 90 Points- Wine Spectator. (2012)- 92 Points- Wine Spectator “Highly Recommended”. (2013)- 90 Points- Wine Spectator
Mazzei Badiola Toscana I.G.T., Italy (2013) $18
Mazzei’s “petit vin”, made primarily from Sangiovese grapes with 10% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in French and American oak for nine months. The combination of aroma, softness and a good structure makes this wine an extremely modern, pleasant and gratifying wine, with plenty of plum, berry, and chocolate character, medium-bodied, medium tannins and a good finish. 87 Points- Wine Spectator
Mont-Redon Cote Du Rhone Reserve (2013) $18
Similar to a Chateauneuf-du-Pape in red grapes used, but blended in different proportions, this beautifully balanced, medium-bodied red has smooth texture and velvety tannins. It’s young, with ripe plum, succulent black cherry, currant, peach, and pepper flavors. It’s a great pairing with roasted meats and stews. 86 Points- Robert Parker. (2014)- 86-88 Points- Robert Parker.
Luce Della Vite Lucente, Italy (2012) $39
Unique collaboration between Luce della Vite and Frescobaldi of Tuscany; it shows blackberry, licorice, and lemongrass aromas and flavors on a full-bodied frame with smooth tannins. This wine is a Frescobaldi estate grown blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet and is really excellent for the money. 91 Points- Antonio Galloni, 88 Points- Wine Spectator.
Chateau Montaud Cotes De Provence (2014) $18
With light fruit and floral aromas supported by a deliciously balanced palate, this fresh tasting Rose has well crafted acidity and a delightful mouthfeel. Perfect for summer! 87 Points- Wine Spectator.
Belgvardo Mazzei (2011) $16
Born from the unusual marriage of Syrah and Sangiovese grapes. It has been conceived to be a “true” rosé wine, and not the result of “bleeding” of the estate’s red wines. The taste of wine is smooth, expressive, medium fullness, well balanced, with rich shades of red fruits, pleasant acidity and a long finish.
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