Get out of the heat and drop by CV this Saturday to taste an awesome lineup of wines. With summer now in full swing and many hot days ahead, here are four DELICIOUS GEMS that should help combat those sweltering temps. CV Wine Club Member tasting starts at 1 P.M. and ends at 4 P.M. Want to bring a friend? Members may bring up to 2 guests per membership (i.e. ONE other couple) for a nominal tasting fee. So, here is what we are pouring:
Bohigas Cava Brut Reserva NV (Spain)
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 90 Points “My favorite of the two sparkling Cavas is the non-vintage Brut Reserva Cava. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years.”
$24.95/bottle or $19.95/bottle on 6+
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 90 Points Pinot“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.”
$29.95/bottle or $22.50/bottle on
Winery Tasting Notes: “The 100% Chardonnay is rich and lush, yet bright and approachable. Fuji Apple, D’Anjou Pear, Narcissus and Lychee greet you on the nose. On the palate, you find notes of vanilla bean, mango, dried apple and apricot preserves. This delectable wine has a plush, rich mouthfeel – bold on the front, balanced mid-palate, and a long, lingering finish.
$24.95/bottle or BEST DISCOUNT $17.95/bottle
Winery Tasting Notes: “Crafted exclusively from estate fruit, our Dundee Hills Pinot Noir is made in an elegant, approachable style. The nose opens with notes of bright red cherry, blueberry and hints of red roses. The palate is balanced, yet textural with well integrated tannins.”
If you can’t make the Saturday Tasting but are interested in purchasing some of these wines, feel free to respond to this post, or contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.