When you move as much wine as we do at Carpe Vino, what routinely occurs is that we end up with odd lots of wine, especially when we hold big sales—such as Wine Thing in February—or when we buy a pallet of an awesome value and move on to the next big thing before it sells out. There is a term for this eventuality that was co-opted from the movie business for a wine called “Short Ends”; it is slang for the un-shot 35mm film remaining on reels. Short Ends is a Napa blend made from awesome wine that did not make the cut for the winery’s premiere label.
So, I’m borrowing the term, Short Ends, as shorthand for the collection of wines we’d like to bring to your attention. The short list below comprises hot-selling wines that you may have purchased in the past few months. Best pricing and remaining stock are shown with each wine, so we invite you to order online or give Jay Johnstone a call (530-823-0320) to snag your favorites. This is what we have remaining on hand; in some cases, we may be able to reorder.
2012 JellyRoll Syrah (Rim Rock Vineyard, SLO), $34.95 ($24.95 on 6), 4 cases
2013 Pezzi King Chardonnay (Sonoma), $22 ($14.99 on 6), 3 cases (1 of 2012)
NV Gruet Brut Rosé (New Mexico), $16.99 ($14.99 on 6) 5 cases
NV Gruet Blanc de Noir (New Mexico), $16.99 ($14.99 on 6) 5 cases
2013 Chasing Venus Sauvignon Blanc (RRV), $15.99, 8 bottles
2012 Betz Besoliel Red Blend (Washington), $49.95, 2 cases
2012 Double Eagle Red Blend (Napa), $75, 22 bottles
If none of these wines ring your chimes, there is always the option of visiting the Friendly Confines in Old Town and finding something in our racks and stacks. We’ll look forward to seeing you soon.