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Fall in love with our Sommelier's 2023 seasonal wine favorites

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

There are a few things our Sommelier Ryan does better than a good wine and a good thrift store fashion find. Below see what he has to say about his Anderson's market 2023 seasonal wine favorites.

From cozy evenings in, swanky holiday parties, or a value bottle on a relaxed evening - discover your next favorite.

And, of course, feel free to stop in and ask him for some custom recommendations of your own!

cheers with wine over dinner

2022 Château Thivin “Côte de Brouilly” Beaujolais Cru

2022 Château Thivin “Côte de Brouilly” Beaujolais Cru

Price: $37.99 bottle, $410.75 case

Why it made the list: "A Kermit Lynch staple which has been a standard-bearer for all of Beaujolais, this bottle is consistently one of the most enjoyable, age-worthy Beaujolais you can find. Many people’s only experience with Beaujolais is that of Beaujolais Nouveau, never discovering the truly phenomenal wines of the Beaujolais Cru. Côte de Brouilly is one of the highest regarded crus, situated on the side of an ancient volcano, and with its notes of dark cherry, leather, and a hint of smoke, this wine is more reminiscent of a Chateauneuf du Pape than a Beaujolais.”

2018 Mount Eden Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

2018 Mount Eden Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

Price: $75.99 bottle, $821.60 case

Why it made the list: “Nestled high up in the Santa Cruz mountains, Mount Eden Vineyards has some of the best mountain fruit and growing conditions in all of California. On the valley floor, the intense California sunlight creates and traps heat which makes for heavy, high alcohol, low nuance wines, but at over 2,000ft of elevation, the heat has few places to hang around, allowing the light to ripen the grapes and prevent the heat from cooking them. Red and black cherry dominate the palate, with strawberry, dried raspberry and touches of mushroom and a hint of leather. 13.5% abv.”


 2021 Roserock by Drouhin Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

2021 Roserock by Drouhin Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon

Price: LIMITED SUPPLY $46.99 bottle, $508.06 case

Why it made the list:“While many Americans are used to thinking about California when they hear the words “US Pinot Noir”, the French have staked their claim as Oregon. From Domaine Drouhin, itself an offshoot of the well-known Burgundy producer “Joseph Drouhin”, comes Roserock; a Pinot Noir with the aim of showing off the beauty of Oregon fruit with Burgundian wine-making principles, resulting in a really lovely full-flavored Pinot with savory elements alongside the red fruit and forest floor.”


2017 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes

2017 Maison Roche de Bellene Bourgogne Rouge Pinot Noir Vielles Vignes

Price: $37.99 bottle, $410.75 case

Why it made the list:“When Nicolas Potel sold his namesake winery Maison Nicolas Potel he began Domaine and Maison Roche de Bellene so he could focus his talents on smaller production and higher quality wines. This Bourgogne Rouge comes from soils rich in limestone and clay; the same type of soil in some of Burgundy’s most revered vineyards. At just over 5 years old, now is the perfect time to appreciate the tart cherry, strawberry, allspice, and cranberry jelly in this lively bottle of Burgundy.”



2019 Cap Royal Bordeaux Superior Rouge

2019 Cap Royal Bordeaux Superior Rouge

Price: $17.99 bottle, $194.51 case

Description: “In the world of Bordeaux, knowing one or two key pieces of information can make a night and day difference in what to expect, and while the name Cap Royal isn’t listed among the most sought-after bottles worldwide, winemaker Jean René Matignon’s other wine, the legendary Chateau Pichon Baron (a “2nd Growth”) is. Bordeaux is a tremendously large region a lot of mediocre wines in this price point; Cap Royal is not one of them.”



2001 Bodegas Manzanos Voché “Vino de Autor”, Rioja

2001 Bodegas Manzanos Voché “Vino de Autor”, Rioja

Price: $39.99 bottle, $432.37 case

Why it made this list: “Of all the major wine regions in the world, Rioja is one of very few which regularly goes the extra mile of holding on to bottles from phenomenal vintages, protected deep in the winery’s cellars, to be released decades later. Bodegas Manzanos offered two such wines recently, with this being the younger of the two. A legendary vintage, 2001 was as close to perfect that Rioja had seen in a long time, and with the immaculate treatment of the bottles before release, they are showing beautiful aged Rioja characteristic of cigar box, cranberry relish, dried tart cherries, baking spices, and sweet pipe tobacco.”

2021 Terra Alpina by Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco, Dolomiti

2021 Terra Alpina by Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco, Dolomiti

Price: $17.99 bottle, $194.51 case

Why it made the list:“The northeast of Italy around Venice and Verona are the birthplace of the international craze that has become “Pinot Grigio” due to the cooler climate, mineral-rich soils, and crisp styles of wine prevalent there, but some Pinot Grigio lovers are only now beginning to discover something that has been right under their nose the whole time; Pinot Bianco (or Pinot Blanc). Arguably the most prestigious grape in Michigan white wines, Pinot Blanc makes even more crisp, lively, and minerally wine than Pinot Grigio, with lemon, lime, and even tropical fruit like pineapple notes and this example from the Dolomites by Alois Lageder showcases some of these beautiful qualities.”


Two Mountain Estate “Hidden Horse” Red Blend No. 20

Two Mountain Estate “Hidden Horse” Red Blend No. 20

Price: $17.99 bottle, $194.51 case

Why it made the list:“California, while unquestionably a powerhouse in the realm of incredible west coast wines, by no means reigns unchallenged. And though Oregon has a phenomenal climate for Burgundian-style Pinot Noir, California’s true rival are the big, bold, smooth, and concentrated wines of Washington State. In the desert shadow of the mountains at a latitude so far north the days are longer, Cabernet and Merlot can ripen nice and slow, resulting in beautiful, complex fruit, and perfectly ripe, smooth tannins. This bottle encapsulates all those ideals at a price that’s sure to increase once people realize what they have.”


Give them a try this fall and let us know what you think. Follow along on our Instagram for new picks, wine tips, or to ask Ryan your own questions!







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