Monday, February 27, 2012

WOW: Value from Alexander Valley!

WOW: Wine of the Week

New Year, New Products:
C & B Reserve Cabernet, Value from Alexander Valley!


C & B Reserve Cabernet

Finally!  The pressure is off:  Uncorked has found not only a tremendous value in this week's WOW, but also our new favorite house wine!

C  & B Reserve Cabernet hails from Alexander Valley as the second, Reserve label of Cartlidge & Brown.  Did we mention that it is UNDER $17 per bottle?! At that price, we are going to be drinking this on a daily basis!

Please note the updated shipping details below.

Product Description

"Named for pioneer Alexander Cyrus, this appellation is located at the northern end of Sonoma County and runs 22 miles long, varying in width from two to seven miles. The area’s rugged terrain is recognized as one of the New World’s premier growing regions for Bordeaux  varietals. The warmer inland temperatures of this mountainous region are cooled at night by the maritime air that flows from the coast up the Russian River, which winds from the north to the south of Alexander Valley. This daily convergence of temperatures creates a myriad of varying microclimates ideal for this variety, as world-class Cabernet Sauvignon grapes thrive along the rolling hillsides and all the way up the mountain ridges. The soil is shallow and rocky, adding impressive depth and concentration to the character of this variety." - Winery Notes

C & B Reserve Cabernet 2008 Tasting Notes

"Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a very approachable wine, with silky-soft, well-integrated tannins. This is a lovely, food-friendly wine, having incredible balance of fruit, tannins and acidity. The aroma/palate profile presents: Dark Cherry, Toasted French Vanilla, Casis and Anise, with subtle undertones of coco and native lavender."  - Winery Notes 

C & B Reserve Cabernet 2008 Pairings

It is a wine that pairs tremendously well with the richest game, such as venison or boar, and equally well with any but the spiciest preparations of beef or lamb.

Shipping Update for February 29 - March 5, 2012

All wine order between Wednesday, February 29 and Monday, March 5 will be shipped on Thursday, March 8.  Thank you in advance!

Monday, February 20, 2012

WOW: Bella Bubbly!

WOW: Wine of the Week

New Year, New Products:
Bella Bubbly!  Bella Costa Prosecco


Bella Costa Prosecco

Are you like me?!  Do you want to drink bubbly every day?!  Allow Uncorked to recommend Bella Costa Prosecco.  This is our  second round offering of new products from Vino Mondo, a new Charlotte based distributor, is Bella Costa Prosecco.

This Prosecco is a crowd pleaser, not to mention a wonder on your wallet!  For under $12 per bottle, we recommend buying this bottle by the case!  

Product Description

"Celebrate life, Italian style, with some bubbles! No other nation lives life with more style and grace than the Italians. Whether it is people watching at an outdoor café or savoring a 5 course dinner with friends and family, the Italians enjoy the moment. Everyday is a celebration of life, love and family. Prosecco speaks to this festive lifestyle." - Winery Notes

Bella Costa Prosecco Tasting Notes

Bella Costa Prosecco is extra dry in style.  On the nose, the wine is fresh and fruity. On the palatte, creamy lemon citrus with apple and pear fruit. The bubbles are creamy and not aggressive. Finish is crisp and easy.

Monday, February 13, 2012

WOW: Cooper Mountain Vineyards - New Portfolio!

WOW: Wine of the Week

New Year, New Products:
Cooper Mountain Vineyards


Cooper Mountain Vineyards

Some long time Uncorked Clients may very well remember the Cooper Hill Pinot Noir that was a UWC favorite.  Well, after a breif abscense from the market, it is BACK!  And what's better is that with it come two more product offerings from the Cooper Mountain Vineyard porfolio.  Uncorked is pleased to announce that we are working with Vino Mondo, a new Charlotte based distributor, for these wines as well as many others to come.

Visit the WOW: Wine of the Week feature on to view all three new products.  One Oregon Pinot Gris and two Oregon Pinot Noirs, all of which are under $25 per bottle!

Stock up on these as they will quickly become household favorites! 

"Cooper Mountain’s unique soils are the result of a cataclysmic volcanic event in Eastern Oregon some 50 million years ago.  These soils, along with climactic conditions influenced by our proximity to both the Columbia Gorge and the Chehalem Mountains, help us to produce wines with a specific sense of place.
Cooper Mountain Vineyards got its start in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. The two of them tended the vines and carefully nurtured them as they established in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain. The vines matured gracefully to produce authentic Oregon Pinots. At first, the fruit was sold to other wineries and crafted into wine by some of Oregon’s finest winemakers. In 1987, the winery opened to offer its first vintage to the public.  We now farm more than 100 acres, grow five varietals and are committed to sustainability: - Winery Notes

Monday, February 6, 2012

WOW: Size Matters!

WOW: Wine of the Week

New Year, New Pricing: Size Matters
Large Format Bottle Specials


Large Bottle Formats

What a very big (pun intended) week for Uncorked!  We had the ability to buy in on some large format bottles that have recently re-entered the Charlotte market.

Now is the time to stock up on these two large format offerings.  A large format bottle is the perfect hostess gift or a novelty item to share with guests or family.  There is just something delightfully special about the ability for all guests to share wine from the very same bottle.

Below are two low production wines available in large formats in the Charlotte market.

Quantities are limited, order today to secure your bottles!

Duckhorn Vineyards Napa Cabernet 2006, 1.5 Liters

"A complex blend of grapes from the greater Napa Valley and seven of its acclaimed appellations, this wine also incorporates a significant amount of fruit from our Estate vineyards. The result is a wine that strikes an effortless balance between dark fruit, oak and tannins. Classic Cabernet elements of black currant, dark cherry, plum and raspberry are accentuated by more subtle layers of mint and black olive. Though a big, structured and age-worthy wine, the tannins are beginning to soften, framing both the fruit and the oak-inspired vanilla and cocoa notes." - Winemaker Notes
Blend: A Bordeaux blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc.
- 91, Wine Spectator
Retail: $199.99
Uncorked Pricing: $79.99

J Cuvée 20 "Anniversary Label" N/V, 1.5 Liters

"The non-vintage J Cuvée 20 “Anniversary Label” gracefully opens up with crisp lemon peel, honeysuckle and delicate yeast aromas. Upon entry, these notes are followed by a mix of Fuji apple, grapefruit and a sweet hint of angel food cake. The mid-palate flavors are interlaced with toast, caramel, warm pear, and almond. The acidity adds just enough liveliness and the citrus zest leads to a lingering lush finish. This is the perfect celebratory wine. " - Winemaker Notes
- 91, Wine Enthusiast
Retail: $50.99
Uncorked Pricing: $44.99