Wine Club Tasting Notes Online. . . Exclusively

Welcome to Carpe Vino’s Wine Club Tasting Notes Online, where each month you’ll find information about all of our current selections. After wines have been billed and are ready to be picked up or shipped, Wine Club members will receive an email notification. Simply select the club in which you are enrolled below. You can view the tasting notes online, download a PDF and view notes for other clubs. The best part is all notes are archived, so if you cellar your wines, you can come back and locate any tasting notes.

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Wine Club Tasting Notes for April

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Allegrini Valpolicella 2016

(Valpolicella DOC, Italy)

Allegrini Valpolicella 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: This ruby red colored wine offers up classic qualities of Corvina, the historic grape variety of the appellation. The nose is fragrant and filled with red fruit and aromatic herbs. The lively palate is led by prominent flavors of cherries framed by hints of fresh pepper and additional herbs. This young wine has a buoyant energy to it, yet maintains great elegance. It will continue to develop even more delicacy and finesse as it ages.

Blend: 65% Corvina  Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Maturity: Drink now – 2025
Pairings: Classic Margarita pizza,Italian-herbed sausage

Fun Facts: With more than six generations of winegrowing tradition, Allegrini is the most-awarded winery in the Veneto and the benchmark for Amarone. The Allegrini family’s innovations in appassimento winemaking have made the estate’s classic Amarone and Valpolicella wines exemplars of excellence, while their emphasis on single vineyard expressions of local grape varieties has drawn renewed interest in the Veneto.

Brandlin ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

(Mt. Veeder, Napa Valley, Ca)

Brandlin ‘Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Winery Tasting Notes: A gorgeous bouquet of wild flowers and crushed berries on the nose, with hints of cassis, camphor, cola and cinnamon.

Blend: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 7% Cabernet Franc and 8% Petit Verdot
Alcohol Level: 14.5%
Winemaker: Steve Rogstad
Maturity: Drink now – 2026
Pairings: Slow braised short ribs with blueberry glace. Sharp cheeses

Accolades:  90 Points – Robert Parker

Fun Facts: “You cannot taste or talk about Brandlin Cabernet Sauvignon without acknowledging the impact of the site… Steep rocky soils and a moderate climate render an intense, black fruited concentration and powerful backbone of tannin that make this wine so unique.”

Allegrini Valpolicella 2016

(Valpolicella DOC, Italy)

Allegrini Valpolicella 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: This ruby red colored wine offers up classic qualities of Corvina, the historic grape variety of the appellation. The nose is fragrant and filled with red fruit and aromatic herbs. The lively palate is led by prominent flavors of cherries framed by hints of fresh pepper and additional herbs. This young wine has a buoyant energy to it, yet maintains great elegance. It will continue to develop even more delicacy and finesse as it ages.

Blend: 65% Corvina  Veronese, 30% Rondinella, 5% Molinara
Alcohol Level: 13.3%
Maturity: Drink now – 2025
Pairings: Classic Margarita pizza,Italian-herbed sausage

Fun Facts: With more than six generations of winegrowing tradition, Allegrini is the most-awarded winery in the Veneto and the benchmark for Amarone. The Allegrini family’s innovations in appassimento winemaking have made the estate’s classic Amarone and Valpolicella wines exemplars of excellence, while their emphasis on single vineyard expressions of local grape varieties has drawn renewed interest in the Veneto.

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016

(Loire Valley, France)

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Fresh, with a light, zippy mix of peach, lemon and verbena notes.  Delicate green and lemon flavors, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish with smoothness and elegance.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Level: 14%
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Seafood, asparagus, roasted fish, goat’s milk cheese

Fun Facts: Made with the same attention to detail as Jolivet’s great Sancerres, this wine is made from grapes grown outside the appellation. Textbook Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire produced from an estate owned single vineyard within Chevery.

BY-OTT Domaines Ott Rose 2017

(Cotes de Provence, France)

BY-OTT Domaines Ott Rose 2017

Winery Tasting Notes: Fruity nose with notes of apricot and grapefruit. Crunchy on the palate with a lovely structure supported by fruity and mineral notes, followed by some spicy notes on the finish:

Blend: 65% Grenache, 25% Cinsault, 8% Syrah, 2% Mourvedre
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Winemakers:  Jean-Francois Ott and Christian Ott
Maturity: Drink now – 2022
Pairings: Pimiento cheese,anchovies, rustic olives

Fun Facts: Domaines Ott has been pioneering prestige rosé wines since 1912. Founded in 1896 by Marcel Ott, the wine estates of Domaines Ott were acquired by Louis Roederer in 2004. Descendants of the founder carry on the heritage of producing some of the world’s most prestigious wines from the French Riviera. BY.OTT is a new wine produced with all the savoir-faire of the Domaines Ott team in the newly constructed cellar of Château de Selle. It is a refined and elegant wine for any rosé enthusiast. The blends originate from select vineyards in Cotes de Provence that have been chosen to ensure that the wine is characterized by fruit and freshness with added finesse and complexity.

Tolpuddle ‘Tolpuddle Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2016

(Tasmania, Australia)

Tolpuddle ‘Tolpuddle Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Fine and precise with firm acidity, a combination of lightness of texture and intensity of flavour. The 2016 vintage has the natural acidity you would expect but is very approachable.

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 13%
Winemaker: Adam Wadewitz
Maturity: Drink now – 2022
Pairings: Pan-fried scallops, semi-soft cheeses

Fun Facts: Planted in 1988 solely to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, the vineyard takes its name from the Tolpuddle Martyrs, whose “reward” for starting England’s first agrarian union was to be transported to Tasmania as convicts.

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016

(Loire Valley, France)

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Fresh, with a light, zippy mix of peach, lemon and verbena notes.  Delicate green and lemon flavors, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish with smoothness and elegance.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Level: 14%
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Seafood, asparagus, roasted fish, goat’s milk cheese

Fun Facts: Made with the same attention to detail as Jolivet’s great Sancerres, this wine is made from grapes grown outside the appellation. Textbook Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire produced from an estate owned single vineyard within Chevery.

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016

(Loire Valley, France)

Pascal Jolivet ‘Attitude’ Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Fresh, with a light, zippy mix of peach, lemon and verbena notes.  Delicate green and lemon flavors, citrus fruits, green apple and kiwi aromas. The minerality gives a long finish with smoothness and elegance.

Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol Level: 14%
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Seafood, asparagus, roasted fish, goat’s milk cheese

Fun Facts: Made with the same attention to detail as Jolivet’s great Sancerres, this wine is made from grapes grown outside the appellation. Textbook Sauvignon Blanc from the Loire produced from an estate owned single vineyard within Chevery.

Hanzell ‘Hanzell Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2014

(Sonoma Valley, Ca)

Hanzell ‘Hanzell Vineyard’ Chardonnay 2014

Winery Tasting Notes: “Engaging aromas of lemon verbena, honeysuckle, Bosc pear and a hint of hazelnut are carried by the bright citrus notes of pink grapefruit, lime and Meyer lemon. With a creamy, yet light texture, flavors of tangerine, pink grapefruit, golden delicious apple, pear, thyme and a saline character linger on the palate through a long and bright finish.”

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 14.1%
Maturity: Drink now – 2022
Winemaker: Michael McNeill
Pairings: Sauteed Chicken in creamy dijon sauce.  Fettucine with herbed butter and lemon.

Fun Facts: As stewards of the land, we have an ethical, social, and ecological responsibility to ensure the sustainability of our place for generations to come.  Our Integrated Farming philosophy is rooted in a holistic approach where the vineyard is one part of an interconnected farm eco-system. In addition to our forty-six acres of vineyards you will find sheep, pigs, chickens, geese, dogs, cats, turkeys, deer, vegetable gardens and fruit orchards, all working harmoniously together to enhance the well-being of our land and ultimately, the well-being of our people.  Our “bio farm” approach allows us to reduce our carbon footprint by limiting all outside inputs and making use of natural nutrient cycles, just as farming was prior to the advent of chemical applications.  

Jansz Premium Brut Rose NV

(Tasmania, Australia)

Jansz Premium Brut Rose NV

Winery Tasting Notes: Vibrant yet delicate pink hue, fine persistent bead and a suggestion of Turkish Delight and rose petal florals in the nose, combine with mousse creaminess and strawberries on the tongue to leave a refreshing, mouth-watering finish.

Alcohol Level: 12%
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Fresh fruit and cheese, spanish almonds, strawberry shortcake

Accolades: 91 Points Wine Enthusiast

Fun Facts: Jansz vineyards lie in the Tamar Valley along the Northern Tasmanian route at the heart of Tasmania’s Pipers River region, an area known worldwide as “Sparkling Tasmania.” With a mantle of red basalt soils and a cool climate moderated by its close proximity to the ocean, it is ideal for the slow ripening of fruit and lingering acidity so essential to the production of premium sparkling wine. In fact, the area’s climate so resembled Champagne and Burgundy that several leading French Champagne houses considered basing new operations there.

Corvezzo ‘Terre Di Marca’ Prosecco DOC 2016

(Veneto, Italy)

Corvezzo ‘Terre Di Marca’ Prosecco DOC 2016

Winery Tasting Notes: Quite light in body. Good sharp acidity with a touch of sweetness, although it feels dry overall. Balanced and refreshing. Apple and lemon flavors accentuate the freshness of the mouthfeel. Long grassy finish, with honey and waxy aromas lingering festively on your palate for a while. Small bubbles popping softly on the tongue.

Blend: 100% Glera
Alcohol Level: 11.5%
Maturity: Drink now – 2021
Pairings: Appetizers and refined fish dishes, sweet ham

Fun Facts:

  • Millesimato: Italian for Vintage, it means the wine is made from grapes from a single year/harvest, 2014 in this instance

  • Organic wine: or Bio as they say in Europe

  • Extra-Dry: which means it’s quite dry (12 to 17 grams per litre of sugar), but not as dry as a Brut would be

  • Treviso: which means it’s produced under the Prosecco DOC of north-eastern Italy, specifically from vineyards within the Treviso province of Veneto.

 

Michel Gonet Grand Cru Blancs de Blancs 2011

(Champagne, France)

Michel Gonet Grand Cru Blancs de Blancs 2011

Winery Tasting Notes: Fine creamy foam, light drawstring. Pale gold color with subtle green highlights. Powerful on the nose, and long in the mouth, elegant and fresh. Floral nose, mineral, premiumauxautier, dashing. Fresh notes of white flowers and citrus that evolve subtly to a rounder register with buttery notes and brioche. In the mouth: fresh attack with a great finess

Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Alcohol Level: 12.5%
Maturity: Drink now – 2026
Pairings:  Scallops in natural sauce, as an aperitif

Fun Facts: It was in 1802 that Charles Gonet created the house of Champagne GONET ,  for which seven generations of winemakers of this illustrious family will grow and prosper. In 1973, Michel Gonet, whose Champagnes bear the name today, modernizes and enlarges cellars with the sole objective of further improving the quality. The terroir is composed exclusively of chalk. The white coast enjoys a very exceptional climate: protected from the cold winds of the North by a providential hill, the slopes exposed to the South are spared by the rains that fall in the valley. These ideal climatic conditions associated with this exceptional terroir allow the Gonet vineyard to be classified Grand Cru, the highest Champagne distinction.

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

(Champagne, France)

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV

Winery Tasting Notes: The texture is reminiscent of a crisp layer of nougatine on a velvety cream pastry, filled with plump red plums and ripe red cherries.  The lush finish unveils notes of praline and vanilla.

Blend: Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir
Alcohol Level: 12%
Maturity: Drink now – 2025

Accolades: Charles Heidsieck is one of the most awarded champagnes in the world. Its Cellar Masters have been recognized no less than twelve times as “Sparkling Winemaker of the Year” over an eighteen-year period.

Fun Facts: It Is With BRUT RÉSERVE that the House expresses the quintessence of its style. Particularly recognisable, this cuvée is the fruit of a unique blend that can be summarised with one equation: 60/40/10.
60 Crus/40% Reserve Wines/10 years average age

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