SOOOOO…YEAH…WE GOT WINE and lots of it! Today alone we have had over 150 cases come into Carpe Vino and its still before noon!!! Your Carpe Vino Sourcing Team is on “stand-by” with cellphone/computer in hand…all from the friendly confines @Carpe Vino. We open at noon and will have several “Thanksgiving” themed wines available “to-taste-before-you-buy” with outstanding discounts on 6+ bottle purchases. Just do yourself a favor and head our way! Here’s a tip – if you are gonna make it quick, just park in the yellow-zone in front of CV!
Every November since 1988, “Wine Spectator” releases their “TOP 100 Wines” in the world and generally it’s a mad scurry to procure these distinguished wines. As their website says, “These wines are a diverse group—ranging from emerging labels and regions to traditional estates exploring new directions—and all generate the excitement we call the “X-factor.”
In addition, our selection also prioritizes quality (based on score), value (based on price) and availability (based on the number of cases either made or imported into the United States). These criteria are applied to the wines that rated outstanding (90 points or higher on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale) each year to determine our Top 100.” – WS Online
Fact of the matter is that most of these wines we have previously “sold out” or moved onto a new vintage, can’t access because they are not released (ie. #9 Pahlmeyer Chard we are selling 2014) and/or we just don’t have access to the wine (ie. only 20 cases imported). That said, Carpe Vino always finds away to get you the goods…so check these THREE – TOP 100 WINES – OUT!!!
2014 SIXTO “UNCOVERED” CHARDONNAY (Columbia Valley, WA) $39/bottle NET
~ ONLY 5 CASES AVAILABLE ~
“#13 “Wine Spectator” Top 100 of 2017!!!”
“Wine Advocate” 93 Points:
“A blend of all three of the single vineyards, the 2014 Chardonnay Uncovered is every bit as good as the single vineyards. Apple, white flowers, brioche and toasted nut characteristics flow to a rich, textured, sexy Chardonnay that’s just a straight up joy to drink. The 2012s from this estate are still fresh and vibrant, so I suspect these will all have a solid 4- to 5-year drink window, if not longer. There’s roughly 1,200 cases of this killer Chardonnay, and readers owe it to themselves to give one of these a try.”
“Wine Spectator” 94 Points:
“Dynamic, yet sleek and refined, driven by a core of minerally acidity that meshes with the delicately complex apple, Meyer lemon and spicy yeast accents that linger long on the finish.”
2015 Forge Cellars “Classique” Riesling (Finger Lakes, NY) $21.95/btl
~ ONLY 4 CASES AVAILABLE ~
“#31 “Wine Spectator” Top 100 of 2017!!!”
“Wine Spectator” 92 Points:
“Weighty for a Riesling, with a rounded feel and layers of creamed yellow apple, white peach and persimmon flavors. Delivers energy and cut throughout, with lemon pith, citrus oil and chamomile accents filling in. Shows length and range through the finish. Drink now through 2021.”
***Owned by LOUIS BARRUOL from Chateau St. Cosme in France***
NV Roederer Estate Brut Sparkling Wine (Anderson Valley, CA) $23.95/btl or $19.95/btl on 6+
“#25 “Wine Spectator” Top 100 of 2017!!!”
“Wine Spectator” 92 Points:
“A voluptuous and expressive sparkler, with floral red apple, brioche and cinnamon spice aromas and rich, vibrant flavors that finish on a luxurious note. Drink now through 2018.”
Thank you from all of us at Carpe Vino and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Carpe Vino Crew