Monday, June 25, 2012

WOW: Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards

Anderson's Conn Valley VineyardsUncorked is pleased to welcome Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards to North Carolina.  North Carolina is one of just a handful of states in which Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards has chose to be distributed.

Do not miss the opportunity to try all three of these fine wines today! 

Winery Description

Since inception in 1983, Anderson's Conn Valley winery has been commited to the production of fine wines.  "After graduating from University of Pacific in Stockton, CA with a degree in Geology Todd Anderson went to work for a small geophysical firm that was on the cutting edge of technology for seismic oil and gas exploration. Todd soon realized the corporate world was not for him. Although he loved the industry he was in, he continually had thoughts of the outdoors and getting back in touch with the soil. These thoughts, along with the mention from his parents of starting a “small vineyard”, are what led to the creation of Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards." - Winery Notes

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Chardonnay 2009 Tasting Notes

Medium mouth feel with full mouth aftertaste. Peach, mineral, pineapple. Crisp, steely style with very good fruit. Hints of spice and oak. Will improve with age 4-7 years, hold for 10 more.

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir 2009 Tasting Notes

Bright red and black fruits, Red Cherry pie with baked crust, black cherry cola. Amazing silky mouth feel that you should expect with Pinot but with great length and power.

Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Reserve Cabernet 2009 Notes

Medium to full bodied mouth feel with full mouth aftertaste. Powerful concentrated dark berry fruits are elevated by brighter red fruits but then are counterbalanced by earth, leather and graphite like minerals. The fruit and earth components are so tightly woven that once you grasped one element, the wine moves into another.

Monday, June 18, 2012

WOW: Lake Chalice "Cracklin" Savie" Sauvignon Blanc

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Lake Chalice "Cracklin" Savie" Sauvignon Blanc

Lake Chalice Cracklin' Savie Sauvignon BlancNo need to develop a cleaver "catch" for this week's WOW!  Lake Chalice did all of the hard work themselves, with a hint of bubbles in their New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, it only seems appropriate that it bear the name "Cracklin' Savie!"

Billed as the perfect wine for a barbeque, this new gem arrives just in time for the upcoming weeks of families, friends and coworkers huddled around an open flame!

For under $18 per bottle, this is the perfect wine to bring as a hostess gift or if you just want to be the talk of the party...when was the last time someone that you know brought a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc?!

Product Description

"Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country's main wine-growing region, Marlborough.  Launched in 1989 on a 11ha (28 acre), stony paddock in Rapaura, Wairau Valley, Lake Chalice Wines now owns four key vineyard sites, as well as sourcing fruit from several carefully selected contract growers. Founders Chris Gambitsis and Phil Binnie, who were joined in 1998 by winemaker Matt Thomson, share a simple philosophy: to make quality varietal wines from Marlborough grapes.
The Karearea or NZ falcon emblem features on the Lake Chalice Wines' label. In a land with no native mammals, this rare, endemic raptor has always flown fearlessly above the rest. Lake Chalice Wines is a proud sponsor of the Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust, dedicated to preserving New Zealand's raptors." - Winery Notes

Lake Chalice "Cracklin’ Savie" Sauvignon Blanc Tasting Notes

"Pale straw in appearance with green hues, and some little bubbles.  An intense bouquet with aromas of passionfruit and blackcurrant.  A crisp, medium bodied on the palate, wine bursting with classical varietal flavours of passionfruit, blackcurrant and gooseberry, with a hint of sparkle." - Winemaker Notes

Lake Chalice "Cracklin’ Savie" Sauvignon Blanc Pairings

"Seafood, white meat, antipasto or whatever you’ve got on the barbeque. You’ve got your hands on a tasty crowd-pleaser." - Winemaker Notes

Monday, June 11, 2012

WOW: X Winery: Super "Nova" (Vineyard) Zinfandel!

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X Winery: Super "Nova" (Vineyard) Zinfandel!

X Winery ZinfandelJust in time for Father's Day, grab this BIG, BOLD Super "Nova" (Vineyard) Zinfandel for the special man in your life!  This Zinfandel is not for the weak of heart - or palate!

Here is the sad part though:  X Winery is phasing this product out of its portfolio FOREVER!  Well, at least for the foreseeable future.  With low yields and three years of colder vintages, X Winery has determined that following this vintage, they are going to focus on alternative products with higher yields.  NOW is the time to pick up this beauty at just $15 per bottle!

With this price and quality you can afford to get your Father a nice bottle of wine and a new tie, power tool, gadget, etc. without breaking the bank...your secret is safe with Uncorked!  Remember to mention this wine was also rated 87 points by Wine Advocate and you'll be your Father's hero for the day!

Product Description

"Planted in the mid 1960’s, Nova Vineyard is located on the bench lands of Kelseyville in Lake County, California. The vineyard is on an ancient alluvial riverbed at 1600 feet elevation near the base of Mount Konocti volcano. This Certified Organic Zinfandel Vineyard is planted on a 10 x 10 spacing. It is being farmed for the highest possible quality. This is achieved through proper timing of cover cropping, pruning, suckering, leaf removal and adjusting crop load." - Winery Notes

X Winery "Nova" Vineyard Zinfandel 2009 Tasting Notes

-87, Wine Advocate

X Winery "Nova" Vineyard Zinfandel 2009 Tasting Notes

"Zinfandel has always been the varietal of choice for those pushing the limits. The X Zinfandel is redolent with deep, vibrant flavors and intoxicating aromas that will challenge your expectations and expand your horizons of wine appreciation. The bell just rang champ, step into the ring and take this big boy on, you can handle it. The 2009 Nova Vineyard is a California Certified Organically Farmed wine.  Experience aromas and flavors of cinnamon and black pepper, along with notes of jammy raspberry and blackberry." - Winemaker Notes

Monday, June 4, 2012

WOW: New Zealand, New Values!

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New Zealand, New Values: The Ned!

The Ned WineryEver seeking new wines, new values...look no further than New Zealand!  Two new products to the Uncorked portfolio of products are from The Ned Winery in New Zealand.

New Zealand is quite well known for its value priced wine and critter labels...but The Ned focuses on serious wine (no critters here!) and value.

To was in 2003 when Brent Marris began his search for a special vineyard property that could become the iconic hub of a future winery.  Relying on a vast knowledge of the area built up as youngster exploring the landscape that is Marlborough he discovered an exceptional 268 hectare property on the banks of the Waihopai River.after a time-honored Washington State practice used to protect grape vines from frigid winter temperatures. Low-growing vine canes (shoots) are buried under the soil, then unearthed after winter freezes pass. Buried Cane wines are named with terms common in woodcut printing.
Washington State wine country has warm sunny summers and cold frosty winters. One time-honored practice to protect grape vines from damaging cold is to bury low-growing vine canes. These buried canes can be unearthed after winter freezes pass, assuring a grape harvest in the following season." - Winery Notes

The Ned Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Tasting Notes

Zesty and fruity, with a brilliant smoky, herbal twist, this delicious sauvignon Blanc has characteristic blackcurrant and gooseberry flavours. Made by Brent Marris in a modern winery on the banks of the Waihopai River, The Ned is named after a rugged peak nearby.

The Ned Pinot Noir 2010 Tasting Notes

Chocolate and dark berry fruit abound integrated with spice and savoury aromas. It presents a delightful texture with excellent length and a richness that is supported by seamless tannins.