Pre-Game Wine Tasting

This Thursday (January 3rd; 5:30-7:30) we will sample a variety of wine that will be perfect for your Gameday Party. Many of these wines are among our favorites for value and quality, but they will all pair with tailgating foods such as chips and dips, veges, burgers, chili and IRISH STEW!

ROLL TIDE ROLL! We hope you will join us this Thursday!

Hofer Gruner Veltliner 2011– Weinviertel, Austria. A food-friendly white from a certified-organic estate. “The wines are pressed conventionally (no whole-cluster) with skin contact, and all whites are done in stainless steel.” It offers citrus and peach aromas and flavors with hints of spice and white pepper, within a bright, acidic framework. Tasting $13.99

Hedges Family Estate CMS White 2010– Columbia Valley, Washington. 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Chardonnay & 5% Marsanne. “Bright, lively aromas of ripe pear, grapefruit peel, caramel apple and orange blossom. The palette is lean, angular and well defined, emphasizing the virtues of structure and elegance..  Grapes were sourced from four Columbia Valley vineyards: Bacchus, Dionysus, Destiny Ridge & Arete.” Tasting $12.99

The Pinot (Noir) Project 2011– California. This wine is a “side project” of one of our importers, Michael Skurnik Wines. Their goal is to present “fabulous quality Pinot Noir at an affordable price. [This is] made possible by a) contacts in the prime growing regions of California b) winemaking contacts and c) the soft economy, allowing for some amazing deals in high quality grapes and juice at lower prices than we have seen in a decade or more. The Result? An absolutely delicious, yet serious, Pinot Noir with aromas and flavors of black cherries, oak and a hint of Asian spice.” Tasting $15.99

Independent Producers Merlot 2010– Columbia Valley, Washington. “Site specific, this wine derives from the Bacchus vineyard, known for wines of approachability and acidity, and the serious appeal of its condition is wonderfully expressed. [House of Independent Producers] is a project directed by Christophe Hedges [of Hedges Family Estate], bringing to the table some of the more compelling Columbia Valley AVA vineyard sites. Blueberry, pencil lead, dried herbs, and earth round out the palate of this Merlot that was made to go with food.” Tasting $12.99

Stephen Vincent Crimson 2011– California. A blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Cabernet Sauvignon that aged for six months in French and American oak. “Crimson is deep red in color and has a rich nose of ripe, dark berries, dark chocolate, and hints of black tea and mineral. The inviting aromas are followed by earthy ripe plum and blackberry flavors, accented with hints of cassis and toasty oak.” Tasting $12.99

CC Cabernet Sauvignon 2009– California. Made by Betts & Scholl. “In 2007 we have found ourselves with the unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s most special vineyards and wineries. We are not allowed to tell you exactly who, but we can say it comes from the world-class hillsides above one of those quaint little towns along highway 29 in the Napa. The wine is first class, serious and special Cabernet AND it costs a very very small fraction of what the much fancier wines of the neighborhood cost. In fact, we dare you – put it up against your favorite Cabernet, put it up against Opus One (no, this is not from Opus) and you decide which is better. We feel confident we’ll crush it!” Tasting $23.99

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