Today’s Deal ~ 2014 IF YOU SEE KAY RED WINE (Lazio, Italy)

$19.99/bottle or $17.99/bottle on 6+

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100 POINT WINEMAKER JASON WOODBRIDGE DELIVERS…AGAIN!!!

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She’s BAAAAACK!!!  That’s right!!! The all-new 2014 If You See Kay Red Wine has arrived and is “trouble looking for a place to happen!” BUT, in a good way!  This wine has been one of Carpe Vino’s top-selling wines of all time…period!  Not just because of the cool moniker but also because the flavors are just flat-out DELICIOUS!  Peeps that are in the loop have undoubtedly already clicked the SKIP EMAIL BUTTON & BUY NOW button but if this is your first encounter with “KAY”, then you’re in the right spot!

Here’s all you need to know about this ALLURING LADY!  At the helm is winemaker Jason Woodbridge, who is “Beez Neez” for producing the iconic 100 point Wine Advocate rated wines from Hundred Acre.  Not only that, he’s the myth, the man, the legend behind creating the outstanding wines from Cherry Pie and Layer Cake as well.  From the racy image on the label to the FULL THROTTLE of flavors in the bottle, “KAY” is going to get you hook, line, and sinker!  We don’t know the exactly what the break-down of her composition is, which is part of her mysteriousness, but what we DO know is that it is comprised of mostly cabernet sauvignon, petite verdot and primitivo.  The Result = AWESOME!  SOFT, JUICY, RICH, and POWERFUL all packaged into one!  Kay is crafted SO well you’ll keep going back again and again for another taste.

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Winery Tasting Notes: “The wine is dark purple to the rim, massive ripe black fruit and rich spice aromas hit you right away. Dense blackberry and mocha flavors dominate the palate, the mouth filling texture is powerful,yet elegant and creamy all the way through. The finish goes on forever, with hints of smoke and grilled meat lingering at the end. Kay is very versatile with food, but shes always pairs best with big, bold flavors”

Cheers,
Jay

FINAL DAY TO TASTE BARNETT VINEYARDS WINES

Make room in the wine storage because this Saturday is THE last day for Carpe Vino Wine Club members to get exclusive access to the stellar wines from Barnett Vineyards. Barnett Winery is a 40-acre property located at the top Spring Mountain Road in Napa Valley. Most of the wines from Barnett are all estate bottled and hand-picked with vineyards are so steep, that using a tractor is impossible. Here’s the Kicker…Barnett Vineyards charges a $50 per person tasting fee and requires an appointment. At CV, no appointment needed and our faithful Wine Club members get to taste for FREE! So, save the trip to Napa and carve out some time this Saturday, October 1st from 1-4pm, to stock up on some DELCIOUS vino. (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)

 

BVChard.1226042014 Barnett “Sangiacomo Vineyard” Chardonnay (Carneros)

$35/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes: “This Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo Vineyard is a beautiful light gold shade. The nose is explosive with fresh pear, peach blossom and honeysuckle. As usual for this wine there is an underlying spiciness, in particular nutmeg. The palate is lush and round with richer notes of honeycomb, toffee and candy apple. The remaining malic acid (only 17% went to lactic) provides plenty of acidity to balance this rich wine. Although lively and fresh in its youth this wine will age wonderfully over the next 4-5 years (2018-2019).”

 

 

BVPN.1229522015 Barnett “Tina Marie Vineyard” Pinot Noir (Green Valley)

$45/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes: “The 2015 Tina Marie has a beautiful crimson colored core and ruby colored rim. The aromatics are amazingly complex, with layers of cherry blossom, white pepper, red currants and cranberry tart. The classic Tina Marie gravel minerality is also apparent. The palate is silky and soft with bright cherry, pomegranate and clove. The rounded tannins are wonderfully balanced with the fresh acidity. This is a beautiful wine that can be enjoyed in it youth but would benefit from 5-6 years in the cellar (2021-2022).”

 

BVMER.1232072013 Barnett “Spring Mountain” Merlot (Napa Valley)

$65/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes:“The 2014 Merlot has a beautiful deep purple core and rim. There is great intensity to the aromatics, with dark plum and black cherries, complemented by caramel, menthol and anise. The palate is very silky and plush with more black cherry, crushed violets and baking spices. The tannins are chalky but integrated into this sizeable wine, and the mountain acidity is bright and balanced. This opulent flavorful Merlot will definitely benefit from those with patience over the next 12-13 years (2028-2029).”

Wine Advocate Notes: 92 Points “Lastly, the 2013 Merlot is a beauty. Rich, concentrated, fleshy and fat, this wine from their own vineyard displays plenty of berry fruit, judicious use of toasty oak and a long finish. This is sexy, plump and succulent. Drink it over the next decade or more.”

 

 

2013 Barnett “Spring Mountain” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

BVCab.123804$75/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes: “The 2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon jumps out from the glass. Immense amounts of blackberry, blueberry pie and rich chocolate dominate. Secondary elements of sweet char, caramel and wet earth is also apparent. This wine is round and plush with black currant, caramel and sweet chocolate on the complex palate. The tannins are fuller this year, providing a wonderful backbone to the wine which is complemented by the mountain acidity. The black currant continues on the long finish. This is an age worthy vintage, necessitating 15-16 years in the cellar or a big peppered steak in its youth (2030-2031).”

Wine Advocate Notes: 94 Points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc aged in 70% in new French oak, is impressive. Pure black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit are present in this full-bodied, opulent, but nicely delineated and vibrant wine. The wine has a lot of sappy energy, wonderful freshness and a full-bodied mouthfeel with a long finish. It’s accessible now, but promises to be better in 5-7 years and evolve for 25.”

If you can’t make Saturday’s tasting and want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to order by replying to this email, or calling me directly at 530-823-0320 x105.

Cheers,
Jay

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Today’s Deal ~ 2013 Clayhouse Estate “All Blacks” Red Wine

$29.95/bottle or $17.95/bottle on 6+

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Today Carpe Vino has the ULTIMATE “hook-up” on the 2013 Clayhouse Estate “All Blacks” Red Wine.  What was only available for Clayhouse Wine Club Members can now be attained right here…EXCLUSIVELY at CV!!!  Oh it gets better too because not only are we impressed that this wine is STACKED with SHOWY flavors, but also because our discount saves you $12/bottle when you purchase six bottles or more!  With the “All Blacks” Red, one taste and you’ll be doing the “Haka” (a traditional Maori battle dance performed by the New Zealand National “All Blacks” Rugby Team) to proclaim just how AWESOME this wine is!!!

 
The 2013 Clayhouse “All Blacks” Red Wine is what you call a real head-turner.  Starting with its GORGEOUS INKY-PURPLE hue and then backing it up with its JAMMY PLUM and BLACKBERRY FLAVORS.  The finish is VELVETY but MUSCULAR with just the right balance of tannin.  This wine would absolutely pair nicely with roasted pork or chicken in mole sauce.  However, if you like bold wines then it would certainly be enjoyable on its own!

 
Here’s the KICKER…only 119 CASES of the “All Blacks” Red were produced which means there isn’t that much to go around.  We secured a STELLAR DEAL on TEN cases today that plummets this FLAVOR BURSTING wine to a STAGGERING $17.95/bottle on six +!  All you need to do now is hit the BUY CLAYHOUSE “ALL BLACKS” RED NOW button and you’ll be GOLDEN!

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Winery Tasting Notes: 43% PETITE SIRAH, 28% MALBEC, 17% TANNAT, 8% PETIT VERDOT, 4% CABERNET SAUVIGNON  “Deep dark purple/black color. Aromas of mulberries, plum, earth, and fennel. The “All Blacks” is rustic-style, full-bodied wine with black fruit flavors, chewy tannins, and spicy undertones. The wine was created to resemble the “Field Blends” from back in time where California wine pioneers planted multiple varieties in the same eld and harvested all at the same time. By making wine in this fashion, they could achieve a more complex and savory wine without all the inconveniences of multiple harvests of individual sizes, thus creating a blend for all occasions!”

Cheers,
Jay

SAVE THE DATES: BARNETT VINEYARDS FEATURED 9/24 & 10/1

Make room in the wine storage because for the next two Saturday’s Carpe Vino Wine Club members get exclusive access to the wonderful wines from Barnett Vineyards! Barnett Winery is a 40-acre property located at the top Spring Mountain Road in Napa Valley. Most of the wines from Barnett are all estate bottled and hand-picked with vineyards are so steep, using a tractor would be impossible. They do also bottle wines from various select single vineyards throughout the region and CVWC members get to taste/stock-up on a bit of both. Plus, you don’t have to make an appointment, drive all the way to Napa, or pay the Barnett Vineyards tasting fee of $50 per person! CV’s got you covered on all angles so stop by this Saturday from 1-4pm. Can’t make it this Saturday…no worries! We’ll feature these same wines next week on October 1st. Here’s the line-up and we’ll see you soon! (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)

 

BVChard.1226042014 Barnett “Sangiacomo Vineyard” Chardonnay (Carneros)

$35/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes: “This Chardonnay from the Sangiacomo Vineyard is a beautiful light gold shade. The nose is explosive with fresh pear, peach blossom and honeysuckle. As usual for this wine there is an underlying spiciness, in particular nutmeg. The palate is lush and round with richer notes of honeycomb, toffee and candy apple. The remaining malic acid (only 17% went to lactic) provides plenty of acidity to balance this rich wine. Although lively and fresh in its youth this wine will age wonderfully over the next 4-5 years (2018-2019).”

 

 

BVPN.1229522015 Barnett “Tina Marie Vineyard” Pinot Noir (Green Valley)

$45/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes: “The 2015 Tina Marie has a beautiful crimson colored core and ruby colored rim. The aromatics are amazingly complex, with layers of cherry blossom, white pepper, red currants and cranberry tart. The classic Tina Marie gravel minerality is also apparent. The palate is silky and soft with bright cherry, pomegranate and clove. The rounded tannins are wonderfully balanced with the fresh acidity. This is a beautiful wine that can be enjoyed in it youth but would benefit from 5-6 years in the cellar (2021-2022).”

 

BVMER.1232072013 Barnett “Spring Mountain” Merlot (Napa Valley)

$65/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes:“The 2014 Merlot has a beautiful deep purple core and rim. There is great intensity to the aromatics, with dark plum and black cherries, complemented by caramel, menthol and anise. The palate is very silky and plush with more black cherry, crushed violets and baking spices. The tannins are chalky but integrated into this sizeable wine, and the mountain acidity is bright and balanced. This opulent flavorful Merlot will definitely benefit from those with patience over the next 12-13 years (2028-2029).”

Wine Advocate Notes: 92 Points “Lastly, the 2013 Merlot is a beauty. Rich, concentrated, fleshy and fat, this wine from their own vineyard displays plenty of berry fruit, judicious use of toasty oak and a long finish. This is sexy, plump and succulent. Drink it over the next decade or more.”

 

 

2013 Barnett “Spring Mountain” Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

BVCab.123804$75/bottle Winery Retail - SPECIAL PRICING AVAILABLE AT TASTING

Winery Tasting Notes: “The 2013 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon jumps out from the glass. Immense amounts of blackberry, blueberry pie and rich chocolate dominate. Secondary elements of sweet char, caramel and wet earth is also apparent. This wine is round and plush with black currant, caramel and sweet chocolate on the complex palate. The tannins are fuller this year, providing a wonderful backbone to the wine which is complemented by the mountain acidity. The black currant continues on the long finish. This is an age worthy vintage, necessitating 15-16 years in the cellar or a big peppered steak in its youth (2030-2031).”

Wine Advocate Notes: 94 Points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc aged in 70% in new French oak, is impressive. Pure black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit are present in this full-bodied, opulent, but nicely delineated and vibrant wine. The wine has a lot of sappy energy, wonderful freshness and a full-bodied mouthfeel with a long finish. It’s accessible now, but promises to be better in 5-7 years and evolve for 25.”

If you can’t make Saturday’s tasting and want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to order by replying to this email, or calling me directly at 530-823-0320 x105.

Cheers,
Jay

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Today’s Deal ~ 2013 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

$25.95/bottle or $19.95/bottle on 6+

 

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THIS IS IT!!! Time to “SEIZE the WINE” on one of Carpe Vino’s TOP-SELLERS in recent weeks…the 2013 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.  We ran with this killer cab earlier in the month and it was an instant hit with the first TEN cases literally FLYING out the door!  Today is the start of fall and we all know what that means…time to drink MORE red wine!!!  A long-winded sales pitch is not poignant for this wine because with an IMPECCABLE score of 91 POINTS from Wine Advocate and with our DEEPEST DISCOUNT ($19.95/bottle on 6+) that is the best anywhere in the country, you can’t beat it!
Here’s what it all comes down to…if you like a BOLD, SILKY, and POWERFUL wine while still being BALANCED and REFINED, then look no further.  Don’t delay, put me on speed dial, respond to this email, or hammer the BUY DREEK CAB NOW button into submission!

 

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Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside and Benchland Vineyards (aged 19 months in French oak) is a beauty. This serious Cabernet Sauvignon showcases just how good Cabernet can be from Dry Creek, although most readers would agree it is better known for Zinfandel. Dense ruby/purple, loads of black cherry, blackcurrant and dusty/loamy soil notes are present in this medium to full-bodied, concentrated and powerful wine. Alcohol is listed at 14.5%, but it may possibly be slightly higher. This is a blockbuster, full-bodied, impressively endowed Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 20-25 years. ”

Cheers,
Jay

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It’s Baaaaaaaaack. . .Prix-Fixe Menu Returns Tonight!

After a three-month hiatus for retooling, we’re very pleased to announce that Carpe Vino’s much-loved prix-fixe program debuts tonight in a new, simplified format.  We’re kicking off the revamped series by reprising one of our most popular themes, “Totally Tomatoes,” taking advantage of this luscious, delectable vegetable (though technically a fruit) during the peak of harvest.

Before unveiling the menu, here is an overview of changes to the program:

1.  We’ll offer a prix-fixe menu every other month instead of monthly, but it will run for two weeks instead of just one.  Creating a new, 10-dish, prix-fixe every month was an onerous task for Chef Alexander and his kitchen crew.  Shifting back to our regular menu after just one week was also very inefficient; we think this new scheduling is ideal.

2.  The regular Carpe Vino menu will be offered in tandem with the prix-fixe, so  your options are wide open.  Order the prix-fixe (no substitutions, please), order from the regular menu or select items from both (prix-fixe items are can be purchased á la carte). . .it’s your choice.

3.  Instead of 10 dishes, there will be six:  two appetizer choices; soup; two entrée choices; one dessert.

Pricing is unchanged– $59.95 per person plus tax and tip; reservations are recommended by calling 530-823-0320 or going online to www.opentable.com.

Totally Tomatoes Prix-Fixe Menu

First Course:  Dayboat Scallop Crudo (Tomato Dashi, Umeboshi Plum, Shisro) or, Smoked Pork Belly (Tomato Molasses, Conbread Purée, Green Tomato

Second Course:  Slow-Roasted Shady Lady Tomato Soup (Thyme Brown Butter, Aged Cheddar)

Third Course:  Pacific Bluenose Sea Bass (Tomato Leaf Chermoula, Late Summer Vegetable Freekeh, Sungold Tomato Sauce) or, Angus Manhattan Steak (Roast Tomato, Chanterelle Mushroom, Potato Confit, Fine Herbs, Sauce Choron)

Fourth Course:  Basil Panna Cotta (Tomato Marmalade, Aged Balsamic)

Cheers,

gary & Drew

MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR STAGS’ LEAP WINERY TASTINGS – SEPTEMBER 10th and SEPTEMBER 17th

SLW_ManorHouseStainedGlassWindowExterior_20.112556Alright CV Wine Club Members here is your ticket to the next two Saturday Tastings! We’re stoked because this week and next we are featuring FOUR wonderful wines from Stags’ Leap Winery. Located on the watershed of the Stags Leap Palisades, this is one of California’s earliest wine estates that has been continuously growing grapes since the 1880’s. Here is another exclusive opportunity and added benefit to your membership to taste/stock up on some DELCIOUS VINO without having to drive to Napa or pay winery retail! So, carve out some time and drop by the “friendly confines” between the hours of 1-4pm. Please take a look at the line-up below and we’ll see you soon! (please remember two-person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)

 

SLW_14NV_Chardonnay_7501.1129252014 Stags’ Leap Chardonnay (Napa Valley)

$30/btl - (Special Pricing To WC Members Saturday)

Winery Tasting Notes: “Distinct aromas of lemon zest, tart white peach and crisp pear show generously in this refreshing and focused cool-climate Chardonnay. On the palate, vibrant citrus fruit flavors are balanced by a wet stone core and pleasant undertones of light smoke. Driven by wonderful fruit intensity, lasting lemon minerality and bright acidity, the Stags’ Leap Winery Chardonnay walks the ideal line between delicacy and weight.”

 

 

 

 

SLW_Merlot.1152352013 Stags’ Leap Merlot (Napa Valley)

$35/btl - (Special Pricing To WC Members Saturday)

Winery Tasting Notes: “Generous aromas of dark plum and bright red fruit, with enticing hints of clove and cinnamon throughout. Juicy red fruit flavors are effortlessly integrated with notes of caramel and savory spice that contribute depth to the polished palate. Smooth, velvety tannins and a refined texture give this Merlot a distinct level of sophistication while still being very approachable in its early years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 Stags’ Leap “Investor” Red Wine

$58/btl – (Special Pricing To WC Members Saturday)

Winery Tasting Notes: “Reflective of the winery’s ability to combine power with elegance, the 2013 vintage of The Investor is rich in fresh fruit but also captivating for its notes of vanilla bean, rose and forest floor. It’s an instant pleaser with generous, concentrated flavors of blackberry, blueberry, plum, cherry, and fine-grained, soft tannins.”

Wine Advocate Notes: 90 Points “A blend of 38% Merlot, 32% Petite Sirah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Malbec aged in a combination of French and American oak for 16 months, the 2013 Proprietary Red The Investor is an intriguing combination of grapes. Stags’ Leap winemaker Christophe Paubert (from Bordeaux) has produced an opaque purple wine with notes of blackcurrants, blueberry, white flowers, a full-bodied constitution, impressive purity and moderate tannins in the finish. It needs several years of bottle age and should drink well for 15 or more years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Stags’ Leap Petite Sirah (Napa Valley)

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Winery Tasting Notes: “Deeply colored, the Napa Valley Petite Sirah is a classic example of the full-bodied, rich varietal. Generous in flavor, with blackberry, black cherry, mulberry and subtle hints of rose tea, vanilla, graphite, clove spice and sweet tobacco, this wine exhibits the full spectrum of Petite Sirah’s signature characteristics. The beautiful flavors remain fresh throughout, the tannins are dense, but unbelievably soft, and the finish is luxuriously long.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

f you can’t make Saturday’s tasting and want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to order by replying to this email, or calling me directly at 530-823-0320 x105.

Cheers,

Jay

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Today’s Deal ~ 2013 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon

$25.95/bottle or $19.95/bottle on 6+

 

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Calling all cabernet fanatics…THIS is one for the ages!!!  We’ve got one heck of a deal on a true Sonoma County phenom…the 2013 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.  Sourced from the Hillside and Benchland Vineyards this baby drops to an EARTH-SHATTERING $19.95/bottle on six +…a Carpe Vino exclusive discount.

We’re literally chomping at the bit to offer this SCINTILATING, OPULENT, HIGH-SCORING (91 points Robert Parker) cab sauv to you today!  Dry Creek Winery is steeped in history as the first winery established in Dry Creek Valley after Prohibition, paving the way for all the others thereafter.  Dry Creek Valley wines are primarily known for zinfandel, but now it is considered the undiscovered country / hotbed for cabernet sauvignon. Due to the UNIQUE terroir, this region continues to produce BALANCED and REFINED wines that are more Bordeaux-like in structure, which is clearly evident in the 2013 Dry Creek Cabernet Sauvignon.

The DC Cabernet Sauvignon is REFINED, SILKY, and POWERFUL.  It is JAM-PACKED with DELICIOUS dark fruit flavors of BLACK BERRY and BLACK CHERRY.  Anyone who loves “BIG DOG” cabs will get a charge from this BEHEMOTH!  We’ve brought in a ton of this stunning wine so we could pass this BLOCKBUSTER deal on to you.  So, move “Usain Bolt-fast” and sprint to the BUY DRY CREEK CAB NOW button ASAP!!!

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Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside and Benchland Vineyards (aged 19 months in French oak) is a beauty. This serious Cabernet Sauvignon showcases just how good Cabernet can be from Dry Creek, although most readers would agree it is better known for Zinfandel. Dense ruby/purple, loads of black cherry, blackcurrant and dusty/loamy soil notes are present in this medium to full-bodied, concentrated and powerful wine. Alcohol is listed at 14.5%, but it may possibly be slightly higher. This is a blockbuster, full-bodied, impressively endowed Cabernet Sauvignon to drink over the next 20-25 years. ”

Cheers,
Jay

Today’s Deal ~ 2013 Head High Red Wine

$37.50/bottle or $24.95/bottle on 6+

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COWABUNGA!!!  One sip of this BODACIOUS red from Head High Winery and you’ll see why Carpe Vino Wine Club named this as one of the “TOP FAVORITES.”  The 2013 Head High Red Wine will CAPTIVATE all your senses and with our MEGA DISCOUNT today you’ll be “Hangin’ Ten” no time.  We’re AMPED UP and looking to SMASH the competition by offering this STUNNING red for just $24.95/bottle on 6+!   That’s the lowest price anywhere online via winesearcher.com.

Head High Wines, a second label of Three Sticks Winery, are made by longtime industry vet Sam Spencer and Bill Price of Price Family Vineyards.  Head High is a true surf-inspired wine brand.  Both Sam and Bill share a love for the outdoors, specifically surfing, which is where Head High derives its name.  It is a term that refers to the waves being the same height as the riders.  It’s through this unique connection of surf and wine that Head High crafts their red blend with the most sustainable farming practices.  They believe that through wine they can not only bring joy to people’s lives but also promote environmental awareness.

Now I know what you’re thinking…is the wine any good?  ANSWER = AKAW!!!  (Something surfers shout when they spot a perfect wave).  The 2013 Head High Red Blend is a perfect wave of JUICY, DARK, and SEDUCTIVE flavors.  With its DARK PURPLE hue, you are drawn in by the aromas of RIPE BERRIES and PLUMS that are complimented by hints of COCOACHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRIES and DENSE BLACKBERRY flavors dominate the palate as you are rewarded with the perfect amount of tannin and acidity.  Take it from me, this wine is DELICOUS on its own…NO QUESTION!!! But, pair it with a grilled ribeye and you’re in for a REAL TREAT!!

Tasting Notes: 36% Malbec, 20% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Zinfandel, 11% Grenache 93 Points “2013 Head High Red Wine: deep purple color. On the nose an array of ripe red and black fruits – blueberry, blackberry, candied raspberry, with a dusting of cocoa powder. The palate is very plush, with soft, chewy tannins and medium acidity. There are layers of baked berries, chocolate, and warm spices, all wrapped in a lusciously round mouthfeel. This wine combines the ripe black fruit of Malbec and Cabernet with the red fruit and verve of Zinfandel and Grenache – the best of many worlds in one glass.”  -Peter Neptune, MS

Cheers,
Jay

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Saturday Tasting

CVWC Member Tasting This Saturday 1-4pm

Wine stash getting low? Then drop by CV Saturday and stock up! If you missed some of the email deals this past week or month, then Saturday is your lucky day. This week we are featuring some of the best-sellers and here is the perfect opportunity to replenish your supply. There are special discounts available on all the wines below and to sweeten the pot for this weekend only, we’re offering 20% Off on all case or more purchases on all wines in the shop! (Unless a six bottle + price is already denoted) Don’t forget you can mix/match to achieve the best discount too! The best part of all this is your tasting is absolutely FREE as part of your Carpe Vino Wine Club membership benefit. Saturday tastings start at 1 P.M. and end promptly at 4 P.M. So, here is the lineup: (please remember two person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)

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$13.99/bottle - Standard WC Discounts Apply

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Straw yellow color, joined with a fine perlage and a fruity taste are the distinguishing features of Valdo?s Brut Prosecco DOC. Well-balanced structure, matched with its flavorful and aromatic fruity fragrance make it the perfect pairing with starters and particulary with delicately flavoured dishes and especially seafood. Excellent as aperitif due to its distinctive characteristic of being “easy to drink”, best served in a flute glass.”

 

 

 

2014 Tom Gore Chardonnay (California)

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Winery Tasting Notes:
“Our Chardonnay has intense aromas of ripe apple and tropical fruit, with notes of toffee and toasty oak. The wine is smooth and richly textured. Its creamy undertones are balanced with just the right amount of acidity on the palate.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2014 Fableist Pinot Noir (Central Coast)

$21.95/bottle or $17.99/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Black cherries, blue raspberries and vanilla Coke. Medium to full pallet with balanced acidity and a baking spice finish.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

2013 Moss Roxx “Ancient Vine” Zinfandel (Lodi)

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Winery Tasting Notes:

“Moss Roxx Ancient Vine Zinfandel is a big flavorful zin from Lodi’s half to century year-old vines. Mature round tannins accenting generous raspberry chocolate, mocha and spice; this Zinfandel is truly a delectable expression of Lodi’s signature terroir.”

 

 

 

 

2013 Smoke & Mirrors (by Jeff Cohn) Red Wine (California)

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Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points

“A blend of mostly Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, with smaller amounts of Grenache and Alicante Bouschet, Cohn’s 2013 Smoke and Mirrors (2,100 cases) tastes like a top flight Cotes du Rhone with its brambly berry fruits, licorice, crushed rock and hints of spring flowers. Fresh, lively, pure and quaffably good, yet also with plenty of class and first rate purity, it’s a terrific, beautifully made, medium-bodied, fruit-loaded red to buy by the case and enjoy over the coming 3-4 years.”

 

 

2013 District 3 Red Wine (Sonoma County)

District3Red-152x362.125710.135219$16.99/bottle or $14.99/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:

“Our 2013 Growers Reserve Blend glistens in the glass with deep, ruby hues. The aromas is inviting with layers of ripe, red cherries accented with hints of fruit leather, spicy cinnamon and vanilla. The soft entry is velvety sweet, rich with ripe red plums and black cherries. The wine lasts long on the palate and is carried with gentle tannins and a nicely-balanced note of toasted oak.”

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t make the tasting and want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to order by replying to this email, or calling me directly at 530-823-0320 x105.

Cheers,

Jay

 

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Carpe Vino (Find Us) 1568 Lincoln Way Auburn, CA 95603
Phone Number: 530-823-0320
Get Directions to Carpe Vino
Retail/Wine Bar Hours Tuesday - Saturday
Noon - 10:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Dining Hours Tuesday - Saturday
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday and Monday
Make A Reservation Guests must be 21 years of age or older.
Reservations are suggested for preferred seating, especially on weekends.