Monday, June 27, 2011

WOW: Flora Springs Cabernet 2007!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Clamoring for 2007 Napa Cabernet...$23.40/bottle!

Flora Springs Cabernet 2007

For the first time, Uncorked is (almost) speechless!  Luckily for our clients, Uncorked found our voice and is shouting this deal from the rooftops!

Flora Springs Cabernet 2007 is making its debut on for just $23.40 per bottle...NOT the suggested retail value of $36.00 per bottle!

This rich Napa Cabernet even earned an 89 point rating by The Wine Advocate.  A true Summer steal, it is unclear how long Uncorked will be able to offer this GREAT wine at this PHENOMENAL price!  Our suggestion:  Buy this wine in now (by the case!) and save it for the'll be thankful that you did!

Product Description

"The grapes for our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon come primarily from the Flora Springs Estate in Rutherford, as well as our Crossroads Ranch in Oakville and Cypress Ranch in Pope Valley. Our collection of vineyards throughout the Napa Valley allows us the opportunity to utilize the diverse soils and microclimates, which make Napa Valley one of the premier wine growing regions in the world." - Winery Notes

Flora Springs Cabernet 2007 Reviews

"Terrific Value... Sleeper of the Vintage... possesses abundant black currant and black cherry fruit with hints of white chocolate and espresso." - 89, Wine Advocate

Flora Springs Cabernet 2007 Tasting Notes

"Year after year this wine is a favorite among our loyal fans - it exhibits all of the characteristics of a classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Ripe flavors of black cherry and cocoa envelop the front of the mouth and move across the palate into a soft lingering finish. Each vintage we look to reveal the true character of our estate vineyards while using oak as an undertone, highlighting the inherent flavors."  - Winemaker Notes

***Please note that and Uncorked Wine Consulting will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2011 in observance of Independence Day.  All orders placed between Thursday, June 30 and Monday, July 4 will be shipped beginning Tuesday, July 5.***

Monday, June 20, 2011

WOW: Going "GAGA" for this Wine!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Summer Fun Wines:  You'll Go "GAGA!"

Gaga Wine Logo

Have you been looking for a wine that is just simply fabulous...AND one that is fun?!  Uncorked is constantly on a mission for these wines and just in time for Summer, Gaga Wines are on the scene!  This suite of products includes a Rose (not your grandmother's pink wine here!) and a White and Red blend!  All three are under $15 per bottle!

Each of these wines has its own personality, but putting them altogether it is easy to get a sense of the Winemaker's style.  And at this price point, you can afford to try all three!

Here's the scoop on the wine maker:

"Unconventional would be the only way to describe the path Ms. Andi Gray
has taken to become the GAGA Winemaker Extraordinaire. Born outside of
San Francisco, California, Andi grew up in the Sierra Mountain foothills, down a long road off a quiet, country two lane road. Her childhood was centered around nature and what has become a lifelong love of animals. In high school, she was one of the school mascots – what else, a Bruin!

Quite through serendipity, Andi was hired as a Harvest Lab Tech and, as they say, the rest is history. Andi fell hard for winemaking. Realizing wine was her true calling, she worked her way through the ranks of the lab and the cellar, gaining invaluable first hand insights into the nuances and intricacies of fine winemaking, ultimately becoming the winemaker for GAGA Wines."  -Winery Notes

Monday, June 13, 2011

WOW: FREE Wine Tasting--THIS Wednesday!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Double duty WOW Email: Uncorked's Q2 Wine on Wednesday--AND-- Gainey Pinot Noir 2008!

Wine on Wednesday-June 15, 2010

In just TWO days--THIS Wednesday--Uncorked is hosting our quarterly WOW: Wine on Wednesday.  The WOW is a FREE tasting hosted for the public in the Charlotte Area.  This month, Uncorked has partnered with The Wooden Vine Bistro in Uptown Charlotte.  Please RSVP today, Uncorked wants to be sure to have enough wine to give away...just click on The Wooden Vine logo!

Please join Uncorked for our tasting on Wednesday, June 15, 2010 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We will be tasting through eight (8!) different wines; three whites and 5 reds from the Central Coast.  Event information can be accessed via Uncorked's Facebook page.
Gainey Pinot Noir 2008

Gainey Pinot Noir 2008 is making a VERY limited guest appearance on for the second time.  Snap up this beautiful 2008 vintage quickly...quantities are limited! 

Product Description

The Gainey family was among the first to recognize the Sta. Rita Hills as uniquely suited to classic, cool-climate varietals. For 20 years, they had sourced their fruit from all parts of Santa Barbara County, but this area always stood out: Sta. Rita Hills produced the best fruit every year. In the early 1990s, the Gaineys began searching for suitable vineyard land in the region.  The 120-acre Evan’s Ranch, named for Dan Gainey’s great-grandfather, is the result, with 47 acres under vine—11 different Chardonnay clones, 10 clones of Pinot Noir (primarily high-density plantings) and four clones of Syrah. Dan Gainey worked with other growers to obtain federal approval for the new Sta. Rita Hills appellation in 2001.

Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Tasting Notes

"Made in a fruit-forward style, the wine’s bountiful cranberry, strawberry, pomegranate and black cherry aromas carry delightful hints of red licorice, rose hips tea and white pepper. The supple, deeply concentrated palate doubles down with rich cherry pit, blackberry and black cherry flavors that mingle nicely in the long, zesty finish with tea-leaf spice, light pepper and refreshing mineral tones. Roasted game hen, grilled herbed chicken, roast duck in a light cherry sauce and black olive pizza make perfect partners for this pretty, polished Pinot, which will develop beautifully in bottle for another two to three years." - Winemaker Notes

Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Pairings

Enjoy this delectable Pinot Noir now and over the next two to three years with roasted game birds, lamb dishes and lightly sauced pastas.

Monday, June 6, 2011

WOW: Q2 Wine on Wednesday--FREE Tasting!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Double duty WOW Email: A
Announcing Uncorked's Q2 Wine on Wednesday--AND-- Jorge Ordonez Botani Moscatel Seco 2010!

Wine on Wednesday-June 15, 2010

First, it is that time again for Uncorked to host our quarterly WOW: Wine on Wednesday.  The WOW is a FREE tasting hosted for the public in the Charlotte Area.  This month, Uncorked has partnered with The Wooden Vine Bistro in Uptown Charlotte.  The Wooden Vine is under new ownership and Uncorked is pleased to show case this fine, locally owned Charlotte wine bar.  Please join Uncorked for our tasting on Wednesday, June 15, 2010 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We will be tasting through eight different wines; three whites and 5 reds from the Central Coast.  Event information can be accessed via Uncorked's Facebook page.  Not a our "friend?!" Change that TODAY and RSVP for this complimentary event.
Jorge Ordonez Bontani Moscatel Seco 2010

Finally, Uncorked is excited to feature a new wine to the website, "Botani" Moscatel.  Moscatel is the Spanish version of the white grape, Muscat.  This is an extremely versatile grape that can take on many different treatments.  While very aromatic and floral on the nose, this particular wine is drier than one would expect.

It pairs well with foods that are typically challenging to us wine lovers: Crab cakes, asparagus, and even roasted tomatoes!  And imported by Jorge Ordonez, you know that this is a quality wine and one with which you can feel confident trying even if it may be outside of your wine-comfort zone.

Product Description

With the 2004 vintage, were born the first wines from this winery, located at the end of Almáchar, in the heart of the Axarquia Malaga, a mountainous region of steep slopes and slate soils, along the Mediterranean. This is one of the oldest in Europe vitinícolas. It is the first winery established in this locality, as the traditional destination of these grapes was the production of raisins. Perhaps the newest part of this proposal was trusting the oenological winemaking in the Austrian winemaker Alois Kracher, who was undisputed number one sweet wines in the country. Participating in the cellar, with his son Gerhard Kracher, who succeeded him in 2008, a group of businessmen in Malaga, with the importer Jorge Ordonez in front, this original project leader, and his sister Victoria.

Jorge Ordonez Botani Moscatel Seco 2010 Tasting Notes

An aromatic pleasure. Intense fruity aromas in which the notes of tropical fruit (pineapple), grapefruit and citrus stand out. Light background of white flowers and honey. Fresh and dry wine. Very tasty and smooth mid palate. The notes of ripe muscat have a high presence. Long and pleasant after taste. A very interesting wine with a good contrast between sweet and dry flavors.