Get Lit Up For Christmas Wine Tasting

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Put on your light-up Christmas attire and join us for some brightly flavored wines to Light Up Your Holiday This Friday, December 2nd, from 5:30 – 7:30!

 

Zardetto Prosecco Private Cuvée
Fabio Zardetto has created his own personal Cuvée—a blend of Glera, for long-lasting, expressive citrus notes; Chardonnay, for rich body and creamy texture; and Muscat, for fresh floral and grape aromas. This fine Cuvée manages to be both playful and refined at the same time—sure to please even the most discerning palates.

Fess Parker Marcella’s White
“The Viognier-based 2014 Marcella’s offers lovely aromatics, silky fruit and terrific overall balance. Pear, white peach, flowers and spices open up in a gracious, silky wine loaded with personality. The Marcella’s is done mostly in barrel. This is another terrific value from Fess Parker.” ~ Antonio Galloni’s Vinous

59Pr!me Cabernet Sauvignon
This Cabernet from France expresses power and intensity in perfect balance with its velvety richness supported by oak. You can “feel” the cloud of the wine in your mouth, even after you swallow it. Illustrating its intensity, and naturally leading it to food and another sip!

Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel
Ruby in color, this Zinfandel this Zinfandel is enticing and aromatic.  Weightier than previous vintages, it has a sturdy structure that is saturated with dark fruits, laced with hints of lavender and savory herbs. Cracked peppercorns and spicy juniper round out the finish, tempered by 12 months of aging in two-year old American oak.

“Let’s Talk Turkey” Wine Tasting

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Join Us for A Turkey Day Warm Up Wine Tasting!

Friday, November 11th
5:30 to 7:30

Come talk turkey with Katie Shoeney from Vanguard Wines as she presents some great wines to warm up your Thanksgiving celebration!


Cabinet Riesling
This full liter bottle of Riesling is fruit-forward with citrus components. The grapes come from two vineyards in Monterey, CA where the cool, foggy mornings and cool afternoons are perfect for this grape. The full liter bottle makes it a great value for the Thanksgiving table.

Domaine Montrose Viognier
This lively white wine is from Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Bright and fresh on the palate the wine is light yellow in color and shares notes of exotic fruits, mango and fresh cut hay on the nose. It has a refreshing acidity that keeps you reaching for more.

4 Bears Pinot Noir
This medium-bodied wine from Sean Minor Wines aromas of floral components, red fruit and dark cherries.  On the palate, the Pinot offers luscious flavors of dark cherry, strawberry and violets, combined with subtle layers of spice. The integrated bright acidity and sweet oak nuances provide a lingering finish.

SheBang! Red Blend 9th Cuvee
This Ninth Cuvee, the latest bottling of this multi-vintage red wine from Bedrock Wine Company, is a rich blend of old-vine Zinfandel, Carignane, Alicante Bouchet, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah that explodes with aromas and flavors of red currant and blackberry with hints of clove and white pepper that adds a spiciness to the finish.  This is a fun wine that is perfect for everyday drinking but also carries some serious pedigree since the base for this mouth-filling red blend comes from Bedrock Vineyard vines that are over 100 years old.

Check Out Our Great Wine & Gourmet Baskets for Your Holiday Gifts!

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Hallowine Tasting

dog_wine_vampire_2016We’ve Conjured Up A List of Great Wines This Week for Our Tasting!
Friday, October 28th
5:30 – 7:30
Costumes welcomed.
No clowns please.

With the help of Ian from Vintage Wines, we’ve devised a wicked good wine list for this Friday! Plus, as an added Thriller, we’ll be sampling our new Vodka Infused Whipped Creams and Infused Olive Oils again—in case you missed the last tasting.

Fantini Pinot Grigio
From Molize, Italy, just a 20 hour drive from Dracula’s Castle in Romania (or 4 hours as the bats fly), this dazzling Pinot Grigio has enticing fruit and fresh herb aromas, and a scintillating taste of rich peach and grapefruit. Lemon, lime and a mineral crispness combine with a gentle spicy finish.

MaRostie Chardonnay
This spell-binding Chardonnay is brewed using a blend of Chardonnay grapes from four vineyards on the Sonoma Coast. Each vineyard brings its own delicious layer to the blend—you know, eye-of-newt, blind worm’s sting and all that good stuff. 90 pts. in Wine Enthusiast.

Ravenswood Besieged Red Blend
A perfect wine for the All Hallow’s Eve celebration, this red blend has dark, rich, full flavors that ignite your senses with blackberry, black cherry, and baking spices. Quoth the Raven “You’ll want several bottles of this delicious, smooth and satisfying wine in your cellar.” Blend of Petite Sirah, Carignane, Zinfandel, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet, Barbera

Predator Zinfandel
The grapes in these vineyards are protected by frightening predators—thus, the name! Well, that’s if you’re afraid of Ladybugs. Predator Zinfandel is sourced from 50+year old vines that produce rich and intensely flavored fruit. The resulting wine is big and bold with hallmark “old vine” velvety texture, spice and vibrant varietal flavors. Ladybugs are used as a source of “Natural Predation” to keep harmful insects from damaging the fruit. Don’t be afraid, the bottle’s not even scary looking.

And for an extra treat…
Liquor Whipped Vodka Infused Whipped Cream
Don’t miss trying these awesome caramel and chocolate flavored whipped creams infused with Vodka! Great fun for desserts, specialty mixed drinks, or out of the can, you’ll definitely want some of this around for your Holiday parties!

Twists & Treats Wine Tasting

dog_wine_leavesJoin Us Tonight To Try Some New Treats!

October 14th, from 5:30-7:30

We know it’s not Halloween yet, but we’ve got some fun new treats to try at wine tonight including a super good red blend that’s aged in bourbon whiskey barrels, and some wines from the Biltmore Estate. But that’s not all! We’ve got another little treat for those who love whipped cream and/or Vodka too!

Biltmore Estate White Blend
This bright and fragrant blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc bring together flavors of citrus and honey tinged with mineral. You’ll want to be sure to have this around for Thanksgiving!

Hook & Ladder Chardonnay
This pale straw colored Chardonnay leads off with a rich bouquet of apple-butter, honey suckle, lime blossom and notes of lemon candy, which is closely followed by a full mouth of golden delicious apple, citrus, and pear flavors. Hints of lemon and lime compliment the long toasted butter finish from the French oak barrel aging.

Biltmore Estate Red Blend
A delicious blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Zinfandel come together to create a medium-bodied, fruit-forward wine with richly layered aromas and a lingering finish. A great wine to have around for the Holidays, or to give as a gift!

Cooper & Thief Red Blend
This dark and jammy red blend is loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Aging for three months in ex-bourbon barrels gives way to soft velvety tannins, with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor with a long, lingering finish. Get this while you can! The difficulty obtaining the bourbon barrels means this is a small production wine that won’t be around long!

And for an extra treat…
Liquor Whipped Vodka Infused Whipped Cream
Don’t miss trying these awesome caramel and chocolate flavored whipped creams infused with Vodka! Great fun for desserts, specialty mixed drinks, or out of the can, you’ll definitely want some of this around for your Holiday parties!