Top 5 BBQ Wines for Under 20 Bucks

With Summer here it’s prime BBQ time!  This weeks theme is the Top 5 BBQ Wines for under 20 bucks.  For our exclusive Wine Club Members, drop by CV this weekend to stock up on some real party pleasing wines, that you can share with your friends, and not break the bank.  Saturday’s Tasting starts at 12noon and ends promplty at 4pm.  So, here are the “detes” on the goods:

Lucy (by Pisoni) Rose of Pinot Noir 2013 (Santa Lucia Highlands)

lucy-152x362.125405$17.99/bottle or $14.99/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Light strawberry in color, the 2013 Lucy Rosé is fresh and bright with highlights of rose petal, near-ripe strawberry, orange peel and seashells. The palate is crisp with refreshing acidity, indicating a wonderful pair with a wide variety of dishes and occasions. Enjoy chilled.”

Jay’s Take:  “Only a limited amount of this wine is produced each year.  Light, refreshing, and arromatic, perfect for any occasion. Can’t go wrong with a Jeff Pisoni wine!”






Wonderwall (By Field Recordings) Pinot Noir 2013 (Edna Valley)

Wonderwall-152x362.125741$19.99/bottle or $17.99/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Barkish, round, yummy in the land of Narnia. You just rolled out in your whip. Now there’s a fruit roll up in a usable section of tea tree bark your grandfather kept in a vintage cigar box. Your brother always hid from you. Dark orange energy magnetically pulls you. You find yourself in an abandoned Studebaker factory where all the ripe rootsy flavors of unsweetened chocolate, orange rind and Dr. Emmet Brown are making bright cherry pie. They let it cool on the windowsill while your scratch off lottery ticket reveals the three cherries. You win. Clean up your pencil shavings and guzzle.”

Jay’s Take: “Unsure if it was him or the grapes, Winemaker Andrew Jones always felt there was a barrier between him and the wine he wanted.  Now, he has broken through with Wonderwall Pinot Noir.”






Skyfall Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Columbia Valley, WA)

skyfall_cab-152x362.125926$15/bottle or $12.99/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Inviting aromas of boysenberry, vanilla and dark chocolate swirl in the glass. Rich flavors of ripe black cherry coupled with hints of creme brulee sugar crust and butterscotch weave through the palate. Balanced acidity and polished tannins on the finish.”

Jay’s Take:  “This is a brand new winery to the scene.  This wine exhibits balaced acidity, firm tannin, and ripe fruit structure that is beggin’ for BBQ.”






Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Central Coast)

1302313.132554$19.99/bottle or $14.99/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:
“Vibrant purple color with expressive aromas of blackberries and cassis. The spectacular 2012 vintage produced fruit with incredible intensity throughout the Central Coast. Sourcing grapes from vineyards in San Antonio Valley, Arroyo Seco and Paso Robles, this vintage of Smith & Hook is multilayered and balanced blend from these different regions. This wine pairs a vibrant purple color with expressive aromas of blackberries and cassis. Richly textured on the palate, this wine?s robust tannins provide a frame for black cherry flavors and spicy notes of vanilla and cloves.”

Jay’s Take:  “Smith & Hook, part of the Hahn Family of Wines, is a great representation of cabernet from the Central Coast.  This wine received Best in Class from the California State Fair, and it normally retails for $25 at the winery.”





Merkin Vineyards “Shinola” Red Wine 2012 (New Mexico)

MerkinVineyard_shinola-152x362.13152522.95/bottle or $18.95/bottle on six +

Winery Tasting Notes:
25% Dolcetto, 25% Primitivo, 25% Refosco, 12.5% Sangiovese, 12.5% Montepulciano
“Aged in neutral French oak. Medium bodied, garnet colored, easy drinking aromatic blend of Italian varietals. Strawberry Jello mix, cherry, dark berry, citrus and spice. Anise and Beefsteak tomato. Stepping barefoot on a summer sidewalk strewn with fallen blackberries…. Pair with Pizza, pasta, salumi, grilled chicken … A good sipper on it’s own as well.”

Jay’s Take:  “This wine should excite all the “Tool” fans out there.  Maynard James Keenan jumped into the wine world to bring us awesome BBQ wine.  A must see!”






Can’t make Saturday’s tasting but want to purchase some of these wines?…feel free to use our online order site and enter “JayJ” in the Order Notes Section to make sure you receive the best discounts available.

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.



In Case You Missed It…Check this Deal Out!

CarneHumana-152x362-1.145123Today we are offering our lowest price ever for the 2011 Carne Humana Red Blend which is $24.95/bottle on purchases of 6+ bottles or more (ONLY 28 CASES AVAILABLE).  This is a one-time offering and we will not be able to get this pricing again.  This time of year is crazy and opportunities come about where all parties involved can win!  Too get that pricing, we had CV’s own “utility man” Spencer head to the winery to pick-up the juice!  This is a perfect wine for those upcoming 4th of July BBQ’s to keep you and all of your friends drinking well!  I know its early, but hit that BUY NOW button because once this wine is gone…its $24.95/bottle pricing is gone too!

2011 Carne Humana Red Wine (Napa Valley)

$34.95/bottle or $24.95/bottle on 6+ Bottles (Save 28%)
(While Supplies Last)
Winery Tasting Notes:
“A scarlet purple edge in the glass with a crimson black core confirm the bright freshness and ripe intensity of the wine. Aromas include cool pomace, dried fig, black licorice and cranberry. Supple tannin and mild acidity complement the fleshy fruit character – A broadly extracted wine with mild grip and texture and a full polished finish.”
Blend:40% Petit Verdot, 30% Petite Sirah, 10% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Charbono, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Cases: 1600