Monday, March 25, 2013

WOW: An Italian Bargain!

WOW: Wine of the Week

An Italian Bargain: Le Caniette Rosso Bello

Le Caniette Rosso Bello 2009
Sticking with last week's theme of trying new wines from other regions, Uncorked is pleased to present Le Caniette Rosso Bello 2009.  At UNDER $10.00 per bottle, now is the PERFECT time to test your taste buds on this approachable Italian blend.

Use this red blend to help the transition from big, bold red blends of the fall and winter to the lighter wines preferred in cooler months.

Winery Notes

Le Caniette is a winery with 16 hectares of vines and it is certified organic, somewhat of a novelty in Italy in general and in this area in particular

Le Caniette Rosso Bello 2009 Tasting Notes

"Michelangelo gave the name 'Rosso Bello' or Beautiful Red to a brilliant red color that this full bodied wine is named after. This wine was produced in the land of Ascanio Condivi, named after the apprentice, friend and biographer of Michelangelo. You will find this wine intense and persistent recalling red fruits, cherries, rose petals & violets." - Winery Notes
Blend: 45% Montepulciano, 45% Sangiovese, 10% Cabernet

Le Caniette Rosso Bello 2009 Pairings

It goes well with all kinds of vegetables, pasta dishes accompanied by strong sauces, fresh pasta stuffed and cured meats.  This Rosso Bello also pairs well with spaghetti and roasted white meats.

Monday, March 18, 2013

WOW: Bordeaux Beauties!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Bordeaux Beauties: Baron La Rose Selections

Bordeaux Beauties - Baron La Rose
Trying new wines from another region can be intimidating.  Have you ever wanted to start drinking more "old world" wines, but are apprehensive both about the product as well as the price tag?!

Look no further than this week's WOW: Wine of the Week selections for your first taste of Bordeaux.  NEW to are two Bordeaux Blends from Baron La Rose...and both are UNDER $10 per bottle!

Winery Notes

"The Baron La Rose blend is carefully created from old vines (30 years), planted in the best Bordeaux 'terroirs.' A low yield, a chalky-clay soil, appropriate vinification and traditional aging in oak barrels." - Winery Notes

Baron La Rose Vieilles Vignes White (Bordeaux Blanc) 2011 Tasting Notes

Average age of vines are over 25 years. Medium-light body dry white wine in golden color with green lights. Aromas of flowers, grapefruit and slightly vanilla hints. Fruity wine with green apple and slightly honeydew melon on palate. Positive acidity offers freshness finish.
Blend: 70% Sauvignon Blanc, 25% Semillon, 5% Muscadelle

Baron La Rose Vieilles Vignes Bordeaux 2008 Tasting Notes

Medium bodied dry red wine in ruby red color. Aromas of vanilla and toasty notes with red fruits flavors. Round and soft tannins with blackcurrant and ripe raspberry. On palate, wood and fruits gives well-balance body to this wine. Nice wine in long after taste.
Blend: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc.

Monday, March 11, 2013

WOW: NEW! JC Cellars

WOW: Wine of the Week

New to JC Cellars!

JC Cellars
ANOTHER new addition to the family!

I know that I am tired of "Smoke and Mirrors..." but there is always room to drink them! 

Try these two new delights today...remember, it won't be long and our attention will shift to lighter reds and white wine to usher in Spring and Summer!

Winery Notes

"When Jeff Cohn was the winemaker at Rosenblum Cellars, annually he crafted more than 70 different wines. Today, at his Oakland-based warehouse winery, the irrepressible vintner now limits himself to a mere 21 bottlings, focusing on Rhône varietals. Cohn’s longtime relationships with some of California’s top growers and vineyards enable him to source some of the state’s finest fruit, including Rockpile in Sonoma County, Fess Parker in Santa Barbara County and Stagecoach in Napa." - Winery Notes

JC Cellars "Smoke and Mirrors" Red Blend 2010 Tasting Notes

"Pureness of fruit is the main focus of this wine, but there is definitely a dark and brambly side that lends intrigue. With notes of wild raspberries and blackberries, a hint of sweet cream and dark cocoa powder, this wine is complex enough to confound while remaining approachable and easy to drink." - Winemaker Notes
Blend: 33% Syrah, 33% Petite Sirah, 33% Zinfandel

JC Cellars Rockpile  Vineyards "Haley" Syrah 2009 Tasting Notes

"Black cherry and dark chocolate swirled with blueberry and wet stone in the mix. A true experience in not just Syrah, but Rockpile Syrah, from beginning to end." - Winemaker Notes

Monday, March 4, 2013

WOW: "HobNob"ing It!

WOW: Wine of the Week

"HobNob"ing It: HobNob Wicked Red Blend 2011!

HobNob Wicked Red Blend
Long to rub elbows with the best of 'em?!  Start here and you will be well on your way to "HobNob"ing with one of the most value driven wines we have promoted recently.

Who knew that you could HobNob for UNDER $10 per bottle?!

Get this wine at this price while you can, because like any good trend, once it catches on the price will go up!

Winery Notes

HobNob is a new, easy-to-drink wine that personifies a “social-style” and appeal found in today’s young adult society. Through its cool, clean and stylistic bottle design, HobNob will resonate with these next generation style-conscious consumers. These next generation consumers strive to create social-group environments and will choose HobNob to be at the center of it all.

HobNob Wicked Red Blend 2011 Tasting Notes

"Reveals aromas of roasted coffee, mocha, toasted hazelnut, and spicy notes embellished with hints of orange zest and flower." - Winemaker Notes