Wine stash getting low? Then drop by CV this Saturday and stock up! From 1 P.M. until 4 P.M. we’ll have some of the CV Favorites and New-Arrivals open for you to replenish your supply. All taste excellent of course and all have fantastic Wine Club Member discounts! The best part of all is that your tasting is FREE as part of your Carpe Vino Wine Club membership benefit. Here is the lineup and we’ll see then: (please remember two person maximum per wine club membership, no guests).
Forge “The Allies” Riesling 2015 (Finger Lake, NY)
$29.95/bottle or WC Member Discounts Apply
Wine Spectator Notes: 91 Points
“The 2015 Chablis St Martin has what you might describe as a “dainty” nose at first, a little timid, but it soon finds it voice courtesy of its apple blossom and fresh pear aromas, perhaps with a hint of peppermint in the background. The palate is well balanced with a crisp line of acidity. I appreciate the tension of this Chablis: taut and linear, quite saline in the mouth and this serves to prolong the finish. This is a well-crafted and very delicious Chablis from Gregory Viennois and his team. This comes recommended.”
$30/bottle or WC Member Discounts Apply
Wine Advocate Notes: 91 Points
“The 2014 Chardonnay Reserve is sourced from Chestnut Hill in Chehalem, plus Johnson Vineyard and Washer Vineyard (three different AVAs). Aged for 16 months in barrel (30% new oak), it has a clean and precise bouquet with white flower and baking powder infusing the light tropical fruit, hints of papaya and kumquat developing just behind. The palate is medium-bodied with an appealing waxy texture, peach and dried apricot notes on the entry with a pleasant leesy note on the finish. This is a subtle Chardonnay, very nuanced, one that I suspect will age with style. This is worth checking out and should provide delicious drinking over the next decade.”
$54.95/bottle or $39.95/bottle on 6+
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 91 Points
“This wine is a blend of around 80% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc making up the other 20%. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers ripe cassis, blackberry preserves, dried herbs, incense and dusty earth notions with a hint of smoked meat. The medium to full-bodied palate reveals a firm, fine-grained backbone with layered, relatively elegant fruit expression and a long and earthy finish.”
$23.95/bottle or $17.95/bottle on 6+
Winery Tasting Notes:
“Boneshaker is a big, knockout wine! Bold and intense with concentrated sweet berry aromas that lead to layered dark plum and black cherry flavors and a rich, full mouthfeel, all balanced with nice acidity and well-structured tannins. Subtle hints of spice and pepper grace the long, smooth and silky finish.”
If you can’t make the Saturday Tasting and want to purchase some of these wines, feel free to contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.