Greetings Wine Fans! Here is a sampling of Carpe Vino’s newest arrivals! Come on down Saturday for the Weekly Wine Club Member Tasting, and see what’s new among Carpe Vino’s plethora of amazing selections. As you know by now, our member tasting starts at 12noon and ends promptly at 4pm. (Please remember two person maximum per wine club membership.) Here is what you don’t want to miss:
Maldonado “Los Olivios” Pinot Gris 2012 (Napa Valley)
Winery Tasting Notes:
Color: Light clover honey, accented with the brightness of lemon verbena
On the nose: Ripe pear and white nectarine, punctuated by enticing, subtle notes of spicy coriander
On the palate: Lush and mouth-filling; white peach and citrus mingled with soft floral overtones that evolve into a bright, yet rich,lingering finish.
Jay’s Take: “Highly known for their chardonnay’s, Maldonado has hit another high note with this crowd pleaser Pinot Gris. It is surely the wine of choice to enjoy on the patio during the warm day’s of Spring and Summer.”
Maldonado “Parr Vineyard” Chardonnay 2011 (Sonoma County)
Wine Spectator Notes: 90 POINTS
“A very complete and richly flavored effort, with ripe fig, honeydew, honeysuckle and subtle floral scents, folding together gracefully. Drink now. 1,190 cases made.” –JL
Jay’s Take: “Another solid offering from the heralded chardonnay producers, Maldonado. Last month we shared with you the ‘Los Olivos Vineyard.’ Now here is your chance to take advantage of this elegant chardonnay with a very attractive discount.”
$34.95/bottle or $29.99/bottle on six +
Winemaker Tasting Notes: Jeff Pisoni
“Nearly opaque, this concentrated Pinot Noir entices with generous aromas of black currants and boysenberries with a hint of dusty cedar. Rich, opulent layers of black cherry and blackberries are keenly balanced by savory notes, acidity and the FortRoss Vineyard minerality that continues to evolve through the lingering finish.”
“Wine Advocate Tasting Notes”: 90 POINTS
“The deep ruby-colored 2009 Pinot Noir reveals an outstanding bouquet of loamy soil, underbrush, red and black cherries, and a hint of oak as well as a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel and a velvety texture. Drink this sexy Pinot over the next 5-6 years.”
Jay’s Take: “The Fort Ross-Sea View AVA is a new sub AVA of Sonoma Coast that includes fine wineries like Flowers, Hirsch, Wild Hog, Marcassin, Failla, Pahlmeyer, Martinelli, Del Dotto and Peter Michael.”
If You See Kay Red Wine 2011(Italy)
Winery Tasting Notes:
“The 2011 Blend is made from 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Verdot and 5% Primitivo. The wine is inky black and the aromas match; crushed blackberry and cassis combined with a meaty smokiness rise from the glass. In the mouth, Kay is rich, full, and powerful, yet creamy in texture and extremely well balanced.”
Jay’s Take: “I know everyone was sad to see the 2010 vintage gone, but not to worry. This version of ‘Kay’ picks up right where 2010 left off, taking no prisoners!”
As usual, we will have a bonus bottle to delight your senses, but you must show up to find out. Trust me, it will be worth it! 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, if you 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. Hope to see you here!