Grocery Outlet -- February 2014
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Oakland on 2/22:
99 cents Hillshire Farms "deli select" honey roasted turkey breast, 9 oz in the reusable container
$3.99 Evergood sausages (bockwurst, bangers, and something others)
$3.49/lb Anchor butter (salted) from New Zealand. Good price for a high-butterfat butter
$1.99 Arrowhead Mills organic pastry flour
$3.99 Lunatic white wine blend 2011: Very surprised to find Luna Vineyards at GO. While we are not white wine fans, "Sumer Is Icumen"...
Here are the tasting notes:
2011 Lunatic White Wine Blend
This Lunatic White is intensely aromatic, densely flavored, muscular but supple, graceful and delicate. This wine is full of contradictions and charming mysteries. It is an alliance of the aromatic Symphony, Arneis, Albarino and Viognier on a foundation of richly flavored Chardonnay. Jasmine, apricot, ripe pear and fresh white peach meld in a succulent compote. The wine is much more than the sum of its parts…insanely good!
Price: $18.00 Club price: $14.40
Sugar-free Carmagnola marinara and tomato-basil sauces at $3 for 24 oz. (Oakland and (I think) Hayward B Street)
President sea salt butter "Made in a small village in Normandy" $1.99 for 250g
EO assorted shampoo and conditioners 32 oz (huge bottle) for $7.99 They are certified organic and based in Marin.
Straus organic carmel toffee crunch and Ciao Bella blood orange sorbet were $1.99 for a pint
Perrier Slim can 250ml 3/$1.00
The GO on Geary in San Francisco has two interesting wines from Gerard Bertrand in southern France. One is a 2006 Tautavel ($4.99) that has Rhone-varietal grapes. The other is a 2006 Cigalus ($8.99) that is a cab-merlot blend.
My research shows the Cigalus is a wine that has sold in the $35-$40 range.
I bought the 2011 Bertrand Viognier for $3.99 @ the South SF location. It didn't have the "bright, rich and elegant fruit" that was advertised in their tasting notes. Bouquet was fine, but on the palate, it was more astringent and acidic.
They also had the Chardonnay for $4.99.