Come Down To CV & Sample The Latest & Greatest!

newyearsGreetings from Carpe Vino!  Perhaps the New Year’s celebrations depleted your wine supply, so stop by Carpe Vino Saturday, and replenish your stash.  We showed you some fantastic wines for 2013, and 2014 is going to be even better.  Our Saturday complimentary wine tasting ends promptly at 4pm,  so arrive early.  (Please remember two person maximum per wine club membership.) By now you all know the drill on all the discounts, so here is what we will be pouring…


Prisoner Wine Company “Blindfold” White Wine (California)

blindfold white$29.95/bottle or $26.95/bottle on 6+

“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes:  93 POINTS
“A distinctive combination of 35% Chardonnay, 20% Roussanne, 20% Viognier and small quantities of Riesling, Semillon, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc, the 2012 Blindfold is a sleeper of the vintage. Reminiscent of the Sine Qua Non whites from further south, it bursts with honeyed, caramelized white fruits, rose petals and pineapple. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, brilliant purity and a delineation that is uncommon for a wine with so much flavor, this beauty should drink well for 2-3 years. I hope we see more blends such as this.”

Jay’s Take: “This amazing bold white blend is not for the timid! It will knock your sox off, and have you begging for more!”





Kazmer & Blaise “Boon Fly’s Hill” Chardonnay 2009 (Carneros)

kazmer chardonnay$49.50/Bottle or $35/Bottle on 6+

“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 92 Points
“The 2009 Chardonnay Boon fly is soft, supple and totally beautiful. The Hungarian oak barrels add hints of spiciness and volume to the wine, yet this remains a medium-bodied, refined Chardonnay loaded with class and sheer pedigree. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017.”

“Wine Spectator” Tasting Notes:  90 Points
“Offering a fruit bowl of aromas and flavors, this is ripe, intense, pure and focused, picking up a cedar-hazelnut-nutmeg touch on the finish that ends with an intriguing anise twist. Drink now through 2018.”

Jay’s Take: “Another fantastic chardonnay added to our Saturday line-up!  92 Points Wine Advocate, 90 Wine Spectator, and a discount of almost 30%!”  (WE CANNOT DISCLOSE THIS DISCOUNT ONLINE)





Belle Glos “Las Alturas” Pinot Noir 2012 (Santa Lucia Highlands)

lasalturas.113902$39.99/Bottle or CAN’T PUBLISH SIX BOTTLE PRICE

Winery Tasting Notes: “Located in one of the highest-plantable sites in the southern portion of the Santa Lucia Highlands in Monterey County known as the “Mission District.” This pristine bench offers the vineyard cool, coastal days but it enjoys warmer afternoon temperatures and tamer winds than the northern portion of the appellation. The combination of this climate with site-specific farming consistently produces pinot noirs of great texture, depth and balance.”

Jay’s Take:  “Another amazing pinot produced under the heralded Caymus Family umbrella.  This is your last chance to get this wine at a fantastic discount!”







Canoe Ridge “The Expedition” Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Horse Heaven Hills, WA)

expedition Cab$15.99/bottle or $13.99/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: “Spiced floral and blackberry aromas lead to layered, juicy flavors of red currant, smoky plum, savory cherry and a hint dusty chocolate. Polished texture and tannin balance leads to a deep velvety finish.”

Jay’s Take: “This is a perfect daily drinker!  A cabernet of this quality and discount is hard to beat!”





As usual, we will have a bonus bottle to delight your senses, but you must show up to find out what that is.  If you have any questions…feel free to contact me at your earliestconvenience by replying to this email or calling me at 530-823-0320 x105.

Also, if you can’t make Saturday’s tasting but want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to use our online order site and enter “JayJ” in the Order Notes Section to make sure you receive the best discounts available.  Hope to see you here!