The Wine Cabinet


Dear Subscriber

March 19, 2020

Yes, we are still tasting wine for Open Bottle Thursday and as regularly scheduled this weekend.
We will be tasting in smaller groups of 3- 4 patrons, and of course we are diligently following safety and sanitation guidelines. 

If you wish we can pull your order in advance and have it ready for pick up or just drive up for curbside service.  

Or, if it meets your needs, deliver to you locally.

We are here to help you with wine and beer but we also want you safe.

As always, our goal at
The Wine Cabinet is to serve Reston and Northern Virginia in the best way possible - one bottle at a time!

Thanks for supporting your local small businesses!!

Friday: Sharon of International Cellars

Will present several of her favorites from around the world.

Saturday: The Wines of Puglia with Fabio Marrone of Bravo Imports 

The heel of the boot is a diverse landscape surrounded by the Adriatic Sea.
It produces some of Italy’s most interesting and diverse wines. 
Fabio grew up here and knows the wines and the methods intimately.
This is an opportunity to learn that few can match!

(click here for the list of wines and beers)


And it all starts with...

Today"s OPEN BOTTLE !!

80% Sangiovese, 10% Merlot, 5% Colorino,
5% Cabernet Sauvignon and Canaiolo


Established 1877
Tuscany, Italy

For all of you who have been requesting an Italian wine for Open Bottle Thursday 
…here you go, as promised, and it is tasty!


The label of the Santedame Chianti Classico shows a beautiful fresco of the Virgin Mary, accompanied by Saint John and Saint Peter. 
This fresco, which has a sweet, loving air to it, can be seen in the small chapel hidden in the forest of the Santedame Estate. 
The fresco dates back to the fourteenth century and is attributed to the school of the famous Florentine artist Il Ghirlandaio. 
It is one of the many examples of how history, culture and wine meet on the Santedame Estate.

91 Points The Wine Spectator
"A beam of pure cherry grounds this red, while accents of earth, tobacco, wild herbs, iron and wet stone add depth. 
Vibrant, balanced and set for a long life. Best from 2021 through 2035."

Elsewhere at $29
Our Regular price $27.99

Special Sale Price 

$19.00 a bottle

$96.00 for six bottles!
 That"s only 
$16.00 per

Call us, at  703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

 Ruby red with intense fruity aromas of violets typical of the Sangiovese grapes are matched with notes of ripe plums and red and black berry fruits. Evolved aging aromas provide tertiary notes of black pepper and tobacco. 
This medium-bodied wine delivers both structure and balance with flavors of plums, blackberry, and currant enhanced by rich velvety tannins. 
It has an elegant, lingering finish of red berry fruits and balsamic notes. 
To enjoy this bottle fully, have it open for an hour or more. Decant with gusto.

 A bit about Ruffino .....

In 1877, Illario and Leopoldo Ruffino laid the foundations of their dream to make the most known and loved Italian wines in the world from the heart of Tuscany. At their winery in Pontassieve, just outside of Florence, they began producing wines according to a strict quality standard and a rigorous technical research. Soon, Ruffino became an international symbol of the Chianti region, and won numerous awards, including the prestigious gold medal at the Bordeaux Wine Fair in 1895, affirming the quality of its wine.
In 1913, the Folonari family purchased Ruffino and brought new talent, energy and enthusiasm into the company. They started on a nearly century-long pursuit to develop a collection of estates in Tuscany, all of which matched the standard of quality and uniqueness which was the trademark of Ruffino wine.
Over the last sixty years, Ruffino has established seven prominent estates in Tuscany, all situated within the major DOCG production regions including Brunello di Montalcino, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti and Chianti Classico. Today, Ruffino continues to meld century-long Tuscan traditions with new state-of-the-art cellar technology and modern winemaking for an ideal symbiosis with the energy of the contemporary Italian lifestyle.

Thank you for shopping local!!

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The Wine Club Schedule
The Wine Club April 217 pm
 Move over Napa: Washington State Wines Shine
 with Jim Futrell of Republic National
With over 300 days of sunshine and the angle of the sun being similar to the great wine regions of Northern Europe the wines show both elegance and power.

Special Sunday May 171- 4 pm

Meet Winemaker Leo Hillinger
Welcome back Leo!!!!
Come meet the man who put Austrian wines to the forefront of the European and US wine scene.
Come learn and taste the different wine regions of Austria at this large three table tasting event.
Special discounts that day only, free of charge.

The Wine Club May 19, 7 pm
Wines of the Iberian Peninsula: The Underrated Stars of Portugal and Spain – with Karen Hayes of Mundo Vino
These wines have an intriguing combination of wildness and sophistication that is reflected in its geographies.
For the wine drinker, it has great diversity and often offers great value.

Always Drink Responsibly.

Kate, Natalie, Heidi, Kathy, Sarabeth, Teresa, Beth
Bill, Steve, Rande and Mike

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