Monday, October 26, 2015

WOW: Seize the Chardonnay - Carpe Diem Chardonnay!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Seize the Chardonnay: Carpe Diem Chardonnay!

Chandon Nautical Summer
An old favorite returns to - Rediscover Carpe Diem Chardonnay in this 2013 vintage!  As a self-proclaimed non-Chardonnay-lover: we must admit that THIS Chardonnay is a crowd pleaser!  Seize this vintage up at UNDER $25 per bottle!

Product Description

"Carpe Diem produces wines from two great winemaking regions in California. Vinified under the meticulous supervision of Domaine Anderson's Winemaker Jerry Murray, Carpe Diem's philosophy is to offer the best of two worlds: the richness of California fruit and the elegance of a French wine." - Winery Notes

Carpe Diem Chardonnay 2013 Tasting Notes

Carpe Diem is ripe with aromas and very fruity, but with limited oak expressions. Acidity levels show off the Anderson Valley climate. 

Carpe Diem Chardonnay 2013 Pairings

This Chardonnay will go well with baked halibut and a lightly dressed spinach and cherry tomato orzo.

Monday, October 19, 2015

WOW: Save the Co-Pay - Use THIS Eye Chart!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Save the Co-Pay - Use THIS Eye Chart!

Chandon Nautical Summer
Week No. 2 of NEW! wines for!  This week, a wine from Joel Gott and Dave Phinney.  Dave Phinney is most notably from Orin Swift Cellars and if it seems as though Joel Gott's name is everywhere - well, you're right!  These two together have created a FANTASTIC red blend, and one at the perfect price point: UNDER $17 per bottle (no need to get your eyes checked!)!

Product Description

Joel Gott and Dave Phinney are behind this non-vintage red blend combining cabernet sauvignon, petite sirah, syrah and merlot from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Lodi and Mendocino.

Eye Chart Red Blend N/V Tasting Notes

Eye Chart red wine blend has aromas of blackberries, cherries, and coffee with notes of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, the wine has a powerful structure with sweet and sour fruit, smooth acidity, and silky tannins. The flavors are elegant and balanced with a soft, round mouthfeel.

Eye Chart Red Blend N/V Pairings

Pairs best with barbecue. 

Monday, October 12, 2015

WOW: Ringing in Fall Temperatures

WOW: Wine of the Week

Ringing in Fall Temperatures

Chandon Nautical Summer
It's official: Fall temperatures are here!  Our nights are cooling down and it is time to heat it back up with some new red wine favorites!  New to is Chris Ringland Shiraz! is pleased to share this 90-point wine for UNDER $25 per bottle with our clients!

Product Description

"For the Barossa, Winter of 2012 and the build up to vintage 2013 saw a return to the normal conditions, after the exceptionally mild and wet 2011 season.
Ample subsoil moisture helped to sustain the vineyards during a relatively dry Spring, resulting in moderate vine vigor and average bunch numbers. Ripening conditions during the Summer-Autumn of 2013 were near perfect for Shiraz. Occasional rainfall events kept the vines refreshed. The grapes were healthy and sweet, with rich, ripe tannins. It was a relatively early vintage." - Winery Notes

Chris Ringland Shiraz 2012 Reviews

"Supple, sleek and appealing, with layers of black cherry, plum cake and sweet leather flavors slipping into a polished finish. Drink now through 2019." - 90, Wine Spectator

Chris Ringland Shiraz 2012 Tasting Notes

"The nose exhibits aromas of blueberry cobbler and ripe plum followed by dried cranberries, violets and rose petals. The palate displays layers of ripe strawberry, cassis, and vanilla." - Winery Notes