Saturday Tasting ~ Top 5 Wines for Super Bowl Weekend


TbP44AA8_400x400.111700This week for CV Wine Club Member tasting we are featuring FIVE excellent wines that will be the highlight to any Super Bowl festivity. Whether you are firing up the BBQ, having pizza delivered, or making a Snack Stadium you can’t miss with these excellent wines. We’ll start the tasting at 1 P.M. and end at 4 P.M. so swing on by and stock up for the BIG GAME! Here is what we are pouring: (please remember two person maximum per wine club membership).





2013 Walter Hansel “North Slope” Chardonnay (Russian River Valley)Hansel.115310

$34.95/bottle or Standard WC Discounts

Winery Tasting Notes: 92 Points
“Fashioned from yields of 2 to 2.5 tons of fruit per acre, the 2013 Chardonnay North Slope sees 30% new and 70% used barrels. It has nowhere near the generosity of its 2012 counterpart, but it exhibits beautiful nectarine, tangerine and other assorted tropical fruit notes, crisp, zesty acidity and a hint of wet stones that provide unmistakable minerality. Drink now-2018.”






Vigneto-di-Evo-Zinfandel1.1150392013 Martinelli “EVO” Zinfandel (Russian River Valley)

$32.00/bottle or $27.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes:
“The 2013 “Vigneto di Evo” Zinfandel has aromas of dark red fruit, Bing cherries, and hints of conifer and rose petal. The palate is medium weight with flavors of sour cherry, raspberry, and red plum skin, with a slightly earthy/mineral finish.”






saviah-cellars-dugger-creek-vineyard-nv-bot.1148452014 Saviah Barbera (Walla Walla, WA)

$34.95/bottle or Standard WC Discounts

Winery Tasting Notes: “This Barbera grown at Dugger Creek Vineyard exhibits aromas of red and black fruits, currants, cigar box and a hint of toasty oak spice, followed by flavors of juicy red berries, cranberry, dried herbs and citrus peel. With its velvet smooth tannins and spirited acidity, it is enjoyable with food or without. Pair with lasagna, tomato based pasta dishes or anything grilled on the BBQ! Enjoy!”



2013-FARM-Napa-Valley-Cabernet-Sauvignon.1148072013 FARM Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)

$44.95/bottle or $35/bottle on 6+

“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 92 Points
“An attractive wine with terrific purity of Cabernet, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon has a dense ruby/purple color, a floral, blueberry and blackcurrant-scented nose, medium to full body, nothing out of place, with light but sweet tannin and adequate acidity. By Napa standards, this is a heck of a value and a wine certainly capable of being drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years. A sleeper of the vintage for sure.”











RedSchoonerV3SDW.114610NV Red Schooner “VOYAGE 3” Malbec (Argentina)

$44.95/bottle or $34.95/bottle on 6+

Winery Tasting Notes: “It all started with appreciating good Malbec. Red Schooner is a “Red Wine of the World”, an experiment of more than five years in the making and started in the Winter of 2009/2010. You won?t find a vintage date – each vintage will be known by the voyage from which it was produced. This third bottling is made from Mendoza Malbec grapes shipped chilled to Napa Valley and produced in our “Caymus” style. A dense, dark red, this wine opens up with the scent of ripe plums and cherries, layered with hints of baking chocolate. On the palate, it is powerful, concentrated, supple and persistent. This wine is unfined and may throw a bit of sediment, representing the rich and natural concentration of abundant quality.”



If you can’t make the Saturday Tastings and want to purchase some of these wines, feel free to respond to this email or contact me directly at 530.823.0320 x 105.

Cheers, Jay