We’ve had some amazing wines open for Saturday CVWC member tastings the past few months and this Saturday will again be no different. With wines featured from amazing wineries like Pine Ridge, Duckhorn, and Merry Edwards, what would the CV WINE SLUETH’S come up with next? Well, we scored BIG TIME because the illustrious wines from the PLUMPJACK WINE FAMILY will be featured for one last time this Saturday. The line-up will include 2013 Adaptation Chardonnay, the 2014 PlumpJack Merlot, the 2013 Adaptation Petite Sirah and the 2013 PlumpJack Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
This CVWC exclusive event is pretty COOL!! If you were to go to PlumpJack winery in person…it would cost you between $40-$65 (per person) to taste! Plus, you would need to make a reservation! Well, CV has you covered because no reservation is needed here, and if we are jam-packed at the bar, we’ll open the second room in the restaurant to accommodate the overflow during the hours of 1-4pm. Please Note, with such an unbelievable line-up and a retail value of over $250 worth of wine being tasted per person, this happens to be one of the RARE occasions where we will require a $10/tasting fee per person. We offer over 50+ complimentary tastings a year (which is unprecedented in the retail wine shop world…or anywhere), so for this we have to charge a nominal amount to help subsidize some of the cost.
So, clear your calendars and stop by CV this Saturday for some excellent wine deals. Sit back, relax, grab a bite or two, and stock up on some killer vino!! (please remember two- person maximum per wine club membership, no guests)
2013 Adaptation Chardonnay (Napa Valley)
$31.95/btl (Special Pricing To WC Members Saturday)
Winery Tasting Notes: Fermented and aged mostly in stainless steel, this approachable style showcases the fruit purity and true essence of Napa Valley Chardonnay in a great vintage. This wine displays aromas of melons, Bartlett pear, and acacia flower followed on the palate by flavors of granny smith apple, banana, kiwi, spearmint, a touch of creaminess and fresh acidity.
2014 PlumpJack Merlot (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes: “The impeccable 2014 vintage blessed this wine with aromas of raspberry, black cherry, and white flowers, with dashes of mint and earth in the background. The barrels sprinkle in some subtle spice, smoke, and vanilla flavors helping round out the bouquet. The palate is silky upon entry and ascends to a full-bodied and rich midpalate. The bright acid and beautiful structure give this wine great tension, balance, and persistence on the finish. The cherry and raspberry flavors stand out on the palate and the wine finishes with cocoa and vanilla.”
2013 PlumpJack ESTATE Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville)
$120/btl or $102/btl on 6+ (mix/match)
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 96 Points “The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Oakville is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot aged in 80% new French oak. A beautiful, saturated purple color offers up blackberry, crème de cassis, licorice, charcoal and camphor. Full-bodied, yet still youthful and tight, it is bursting with terrific purity, texture and length. This big, classic Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon will hit its prime in 10-15 years, and last 30 or more years, based on how older vintages from this sector have aged. It’s a beauty.”
“Wine Spectator” Tasting Notes: 94 Points “Charming from the first sip, this is openly rich, dense and fruity, concentrated and focused, built on a core of gravelly graphite, cedar and blackberry flavors. Turns creamy, with mocha-scented oak adding a tempting dimension. Drink now through 2030.”
2013 Adaptation Petite Sirah (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes: “The 2013 Adaptation Petite Sirah is crafted from two of our favorite Napa Valley vineyards, Kennefick Ranch Vineyard in Calistoga, and Langtry Vineyard located just outside of Pope Valley in the Northeastern corner of the Napa Valley. Thriving in the warm climate that these two vineyard sites provide, the resulting wine is truly expressive of the respective terroir.”
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.