Post-Snow Day, Pre-Super Bowl Wine Tasting
Due to the weather conditions the wines we had ordered for the tasting week were not able to be delivered to the store, so instead we’ve chosen a Super Bowl-friendly selection including four reds, one white and one sparkling.
Who are you cheering for? The Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks? Join us tomorrow night (aren’t you ready to get out of the house by now??) and we will make our predictions for the last football game of the season!
Riondo Prosecco Spago Nero nv– Veneto, Italy. 100% Glera. “The Prosecco Spago Nero is effusively fruity and light bodied, offering terrific floral notes, persistent effervescence, and a clean, delicate finish. There is perfect body and weight in this crystal clear, pure sparkling wine.” $11.99
Stellina di Notte Pinot Grigio 2012– Tre Venezie, Italy. “This Pinot Grigio begins with the fresh summer fruit of kiwi. It continues with golden apple, peach, and notes of lemon. It is both creamy and smooth on the palate with a crisp clean finish. A perfect match for fish or light red sauces.” $9.99
A by Acacia Pinot Noir 2012– California. “2012 Pinot Noir reflects the ideal vintage with lavishly ripe, red and black fruit expression and impeccable balance. The aromas are layered with cherry, red raspberry and dark plum, and perfumed with hints of sun-warmed red rose. Toasty baking-spice nuances from French oak contribute complexity, while supple tannins frame the flavors and carry them through the long, fruit-imbued finish.” $13.99
Waterbrook Merlot Reserve 2010- Columbia Valley, Washington. “A straightforward, yet well-made Merlot that offers muted aromas and flavors of black fruits, spice and hints of herbs, the 2010 Merlot Reserve has a supple, balanced palate that holds good acidity, ripe tannin and a clean finish. There’s not much complexity or depth here, yet it’s easy drinking and I like the overall profile. Enjoy bottles over the coming 4-5 years. Drink now-2018.” 87 points Wine Advocate. $22.99
Waterbrook Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2010– Columbia Valley, Washington. “Sleek, supple and appealing, with welcoming basil and sage accents around a polished core of cherry and spice flavors, lingering easily on the graceful finish. Best from 2014 through 2018. 4,881 cases made.” 90 points Wine Spectator. $22.99
Bogle Phantom 2010– California. Aged more than 24 months in oak. A blend of 51% Zinfandel, 47% Petite Sirah and 2% Mourvedre. “Crisp and zesty, with appealing raspberry and spice aromas and easygoing cherry and roasted herb flavors. Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Mourvèdre. Drink now through 2018. 62,000 cases made.” 88 points Wine Spectator. $17.99