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Pietra Santa 2009 Merlot at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar

This deep, dark California Merlot is a Must-Try!

Velvety-smooth, complex structure, bright fruit flavors and a nice long finish!

Pietra Santa means SACRED STONE in Italian and was named in honor of our unique soils rich in limestone and shale. Our Pietra Santa Wines are predominantly single varietal, estate-based and made to showcase the marriage between our exceptional terrain and the individual characteristics of each grape.

The winemaker, Alessio Carli firmly believes that their wines are only as good as the grapes that they grow. Special attention is paid at every level to ensure that only the finest grapes are used – from farming with environmentally sustainable methods, intensive pruning and trellising, to careful field cluster selection and hand harvesting. After harvest the grapes are fermented in small tanks and lots are kept separate and aged in hand-selected oak barrels. This allows Alessio to identify the unique characteristics in each block and vintage and artfully craft the ideal blend for bottling.

Available now at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar!

(540) 400-7771

2825 Brambleton Avenue | Roanoke, Virginia 24015

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3rd Annual Fight Against Juvenile Diabetes at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar!

WE DONATE $2 PER BOTTLE OF SANTA LUZ WINES

THRU MARCH 23

Santa Luz, Chilean Wines

Established in 1976, Viña Luis Felipe Edwards is undeniably one of Chile’s most progressive wineries.Always keen to invest in new vineyards, the very latest technology and in its people, this Colchagua Valley based operation sits nestled in a secluded horseshoe-shaped valley, separated from the majestic snow-capped Andes by the smaller San Fernando ridge. Luis Felipe Edwards is a family operation; two generations are actively involved in keeping the brand synonymous with quality and traditional family values.

Cabernet Sauvignon  |  Chardonnay  |  Savignon Blanc

$8.99 each

And now through March 23, 2013 Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar will donate $2 per bottle to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

Together, we can fight Juvenile Diabetes!

This is Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar 3rd Annual fight against Juvenile Diabetes. Each year we donate money for the Juvenile Research Foundation of the Greater Blue Ridge for their annual gala. We hope to top our numbers from 2012 to fund research in helping children that suffer from this horrible disease. To support this cause, all you have to do is purchase Santa Luz wines from Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar before March 23, 2013. We do not raise the price on these wines…we simply donate a portion of our profits to JDRF.

Cheers,

Mr. Bill

(540) 400-7771

2825 Brambleton Avenue | Roanoke Va 24015

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Hindsight, Napa Valley Chardonnay!

A Napa Valley Chardonnay with an excellent price! This has medium-rich character with nice, well-balanced oak style (not overpowering at all) and great bright fruit flavor!

Notes from Rob Hunter, Winemaker
This wine opens with aromas of apple, citrus, pears, & honey. Clean and crisp on the palate with bright acidity uncommon in new world Chardonnay’s, this is the perfect food wine or to enjoy a glass at the end of the day. Three months in neutral oak add a slight creaminess in the mid-palate that stretches to the finish of ripe apples and citrus.

About Hindsight

Hindsight is the result of four people who have a passion for wine, Napa Valley wine specifically, coming together to make a high quality, yet affordable wine. With 45 combined years in the wine business, we’ve heard two questions over and over.  The first question is, “why are wines from Napa Valley so good?”  Napa Valley is blessed with perfect conditions to grow grapes and many pioneers who discovered through trial and error what worked and what didn’t.  We all benefit from that knowledge.  The other question usually is “why are wines from Napa Valley so expensive?”.  There are many reasons, some valid reasons.  In reality though, while Napa Valley grapes are the most expensive grapes grown in the United States, there is a way to produce high quality wines made with Napa Valley grapes, and get these wines to consumers at affordable pricing.  That is what we are doing at Hindsight Wines.

We hope you enjoy our wines.  They are the result of many years of learning to blend wines, responding to distributors, retailers and consumer requests for high quality, yet affordable Napa Valley wines. Perfect timing brought us all together to produce Hindsight.

Cheers,

Keith Hargrove
Seth Gersch
Alisa Gean, MD
Rob Hunter, Winemaker

Stop in today and pick up a bottle of Hindsight 2010 Napa Valley Chardonnay at Mr. Bill’s Wine Cellar!

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