Hope to see you between noon – 4pm
November is here and so are the great wine discounts here at Carpe Vino. Last Saturday marked another successful day of wine tasting at CV. If you still haven’t heard, we haved added another member perk for all of our active wine club members by providing 4 (or 5 depending on the month) additional days other than the first Monday of the month…to taste and purchase fantastic wines for absolutely nothing! The skinny…its simple…every Saturday from noon-4p.m we will be showcasing TWO whites (could include bubbles) and TWO reds (could include port) that we find to be outstanding values (across all price points)! The best part is that we will always have a six-bottle price for you to be able to get the maximum savings! So…if you are out and about this Saturday come on down and see me and I will be sure to delight your palate! If you can’t make it Saturday, then come on Monday November 4th, as we will have 6 wines open for tasting, which also marks the first day that November Wine Club Selections will be available for pick up as well! Here is what we will be pouring tomorrow…
Bohigas Cava Brut Reserva NV (Spain)
Wine Advocate: 90 POINTS
“My favorite of the two sparkling Cavas is the non-vintage Brut Reserva Cava. Made from a classic blend (for this area) of Xarel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada planted in limestone and clay soils, the wine spends 24 months on its lees before disgorgement. It is an excellent value for consumers looking for alternatives to French Champagne. Lemon/lime, crushed rock and white currant notes are present in this crisp, elegant, refreshing, zesty, dry sparkler. Hints of wheat thins and brioche add complexity. Enjoy this medium-bodied offering over the next 1-2 years.”
Absolutely one of our “BEST-SELLING” wines in the house averaging nearly FIVE cases a week! Not bad for a sparkling wine!!!
Farella “La Luce” Sauvignon Blanc 2010 (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes: “This sauvignon blanc has fresh lemon citrus with a touch of herbal flavors and a nice, long finish. The winery did not want to create an overblown sauvignon blanc; they instead look for delicacy and refreshment – both of which they have achieved. This is a perfect summer wine for times when you want an elegantly crisp sip.”
Brassfield “Eruption” Red Wine 2012 (California)
Winery Tasting Notes: Syrah, Malbec, Mourvedre, Petite Sirah
“The 2012 Eruption is rich and intense. The wine has aromas of fresh blueberries, toasted brioche, black cherries, and mocha, giving way to flavors that are jammy, ripe and unctuous. The palate explodes with blackberries, dark currants, and clove while it layers supple and round coating tannins, making the wine both hedonistic while simultaneously elegant. The texture of this wine is perhaps its most distinguishing trait – mouth-coating with an endless finish. Be certain to have a second bottle on hand, the first won’t last very long. Assuming you have to pair this wine with food, it will enhance bbq pork spareribs, filet mignon or Penne alla Amatriciana with fresh tomatoes, capers, onions, pancetta and pecorino cheese.”
Table 5 “White Label” Red Wine 2011 (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes: “Table 5 is a food friendly blend that pairs perfectly with rich pastas, savory steaks and braised meats The color is deep purple with a nose of raspberry, blueberries and black licorice. The juicy fruit flavors follow through on the palate joined by ripe black currant a dash of spice and the subtle toast of French oak. All of this is buttressed by finely grained tannins that provide a long and ethereal finish.
An ideal restaurant wine with the structure to be the perfect foil for prime cuts of steakhouse beef, or any tomato pasta dish at an upscale Italian restaurant or a mushroom risotto at a contemporary Californian restaurant. Enjoy the wine on its own or with food to experience the best of what Napa Valley has to offer.”
If you made it this far…don’t be surprised if I throw in a 5th bottle to taste In fact, I already know what I am gonna do. Here’s a hint: Silver Screen. If you are up for it, it will be a wine that you surely won’t want to miss.
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
Also, can’t make today’s tasting but want to purchase some of these wines…feel free to call me as well! Hope to see you here!