[Ian] understands that the average consumer should not have to take out a loan to get a good wine and provides such for his customers with a large number of very fine and well known wines priced less than $10. – Scott Richards, Herald-Progress, 8/6/09
At the Caboose, we take the time to make recommendations based on personal preferences, menus, the season and special occasions…this is what you should expect from a neighborhood wine and beer shop.
Our selection includes wines from Europe, South America, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, and even some wines from Africa. Do not believe the myth that good wine must always be expensive. We have many affordable wines in a variety of price levels.
Maipe Bonarda 2009 normally $9.99; on sale $7.99
- 100% Bonarda. 7,000 cases. 5,000 cases imported – come from vines planted 30+ years ago at the winery. Deep red color with violet hints. Wild berries and violet aromas, round and velvety tannins and a long finish. Excellent value. – Chile
Don Rodolfo Malbec 2008 normally $11.99; on sale $8.99
- Intense red color with violet undertones. Very fruity on the nose, with hints of plums, peppers and spices. Good volume in the mouth, structured and with a well-balanced finish. – Argentina
Tenuta di Biserno Insoglio del Cinghiale 2007 normally $24.99; on sale $19.99
- Intense ruby with flecks of purple. The nose is intensely fruity with a hint of spicy oak and licorice. The palate is balanced and harmonious, with the rich fruit being balanced by ripe, round tannins. Insoglio will gain in complexity as it matures in bottle. 35% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot. 400 cases produced. - Italy
Celine et Laurent Tripoz Bourgogne Aligote 2008 normally $14.99; on Sale $9.99
- From the husband and wife team who brought us the delicous “Les Morandes” Macon-Vinzelles comes this wonderful small production Aligoté. Certified biodynamic and from small lots surrounding the village of Loché in Burgundy. The wine is rich, yet fresh and lively with a core of “golden delicious” apple type fruit and firm minerality and acidity.
Magnificent Wine Co. “House Wine” White 2008 normally $12.99; on sale $9.99
- Bright honeysuckle, peach and floral aromatics swirl in the glass. Wonderful flavors of tangerine, pineapple and peach are layered on the palate. This delicious, rich wine is crisp and clean on the finish. 78% Chardonnay, 11% Riesling, 5% Muscat, 5% Gewurztraminer, 1% Pinot Gris. – Washington State
Musaragno Busa Alla Torre Da Lele – This Pinot Grigio is a customer favorite! It is crisp and dry, rich and spicy with hints of peach and honey…perfect with salads, pasta, chicken and fish! Musaragno is an organic wine estate near Venice, Italy.
Meinklang Pinot Noir Frizzante Rose - From Austria, this is a light sparkling Rose of Pinot Noir…great for spring. Bright berry flavors balanced between slight sweetness and crisp acidity. Created by the winemaker as a special surprise for his wife on their wedding day.
Earth 2.0 Tempranillo/Cabernet - This Spanish wine from Navarra is 90% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet. Full bodied, yet smooth and round on the finish.
The old rule of thumb for wine pairings was to drink white wines with fish and chicken and red wines with steaks. This is no longer the norm. In fact, we believe that there are no hard and fast rules. Wine and food choices should be as unique as everyone’s individual taste buds.
That said, here are a few wine pairings that WE love — try them, you may like them too!
Kasseri is a goat cheese that goes very well with light reds or whites. We recommend McMannis Chardonney.