This Saturday from 12noon to 4pm, stop by Carpe Vino and stock up on wine for all your Labor Day weekend festivities. We will have 4 wines open this weekend that will certainly please even the most discerning of palates. With a wide variety of wines to choose from, there is a little something for everyone this week. If you cannot decide which wine is your favorite, then mix/match a six pack or more, and get the best discount. So here is what we will be pouring: (Please remember two person maximum per wine club membership.)
2012 Saxon Brown “Fighting Brothers” Semillon (Sonoma County)
Winery Tasting Notes:
“Exotic notes of white peach, citrus blossom and fig permeate our incredibly lively, refreshing and food-friendly 2012 Fighting Brothers Semillon. The crisp high-toned fruit flavors are beautifully supported by the wonderfully rich, slightly yeasty mouthfeel. The wine finishes with tremendous length and finesse, ending with a flourish of floral accents.”
Jay’s Take: “Only 500 cases were produced of this gem. Perfect for the summer evening, and perhaps best enjoyed with your favorite seafood.”
2013 Liquid Farm “Rose of Mourvedre” (Happy Canyon)
Winery Tasting Notes: 95% Mourvedre, 5% Greanache
“Earth and mineral driven, bone-dry and highly addictive.”
PROFILE: purple basil, minerality, pomegranate, orange rind, fresh gardenia, meaty earthiness, fleur de sel.
Jay’s Take: “One our best Rose in stock right now! Sourced from the Vogelzang Vineyard in the Happy Canyon AVA of Santa Barbara, this wine will have you begging for more. Even after just one sip!”
2010 Skinner “Six Horse” Zinfandel (El Dorado)
Winery Tasting Notes: “This inaugural vintage has classic Zinfandel characteristics without going over the top. It has some nice brambly fruit aromatics, coupled with vanilla, nutmeg, plum, and white pepper. The palate is polished and supple with mild tannins and pleasant acidity. We aged the wine on its lees for 24 months in 100% French Oak, primarily neutral. It is unfined and unfiltered.”
Jay’s Take: “This is a really unique inaugural release zinfandel that yielded only 151 cases. Produced by it’s sister label Skinner Vineyards, the name “six horse” is derived from the 6-hp engine that was utilized at the winery during the late 1800’s.”
2010 Sailor’s Grave Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Syrah, 2% Merlot, 2% Malbec
“Radiates deep plum and ruby-colored hues, and will continue to improve for up to15 years (don’t forget to decant!). The aromas are well defined with concentrated cassis and ripe black cherry, backed by mocha and toasted vanilla notes. On the palate, this full-bodied tannic cabernet has firm mid-palate presence and loads of cellar-worthy potential. As the spectrum of flavors unfolds, the huckleberry and raspberry give way to a complex mocha, coffee, vanilla matrix -all balanced under the fruit notes, giving the wine a tingly and silky finish. This is a serious cabernet sauvignon – a truly wonderful splurge. Try it with a mushroom-encrusted filet mignon served with sun-dried tomato compote and a side of roasted blue potatoes with sea salt. When cellared properly, will drink well through 2030.”
Jay’s Take: “One of the most unique wines in stock, let alone, one of the most unique labels. But don’t let labels fool you, this wine is legit.”
We’ve generated quite a following with our Saturday series of Wine Club tastings. But, if you can’t make Saturday’s tasting and want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to use our online order site.
If you have any questions…feel free to contact me at your earliest convenience by replying to this email or calling me at 530-823-0320 x105.