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Ready for Valentines Day? Be Prepared with Wine Tasting This Weekend

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Feb - 09 - 2012

 

Heart Wine Valentine

Dear Enotecans,

Valentines Day is coming, and I’m sure wine is part of your preparations!  This weekend we’re pouring a special selection of wines designed specifically to spread the love on the day of amore.  Take a look at the line-up, we’re stocked all week, or come on down Friday & Saturday to try them in a flight to see what you like!  We’re pouring from 4-7 on Friday and 12-7 on Saturday, it’s a drop-in event so come on in any time.  If you want to order anything ahead of the tasting, we can put it in your Bin or simply hold it for pick up.

If you’re looking to impress with beer, we have ample stock of Southern Tier Choklat, and just a few bottles left of Boulevard Chocolate Ale, Ommegang Seduction Chocolate with Cherry Lambic Blended Beer and with an otherwise huge selection of beer choices and a few fancy-pants beers on tap.  Next tap handle that blows will be replaced by Seduction on tap, not sure if that will happen by V-Day or not, but keep your eyes out for it.

White Wine Zonin Primo Amore Moscato di Asti
(Italy)
This smash-hit favorite that a lot of people are discovering at the Olive Garden will fit the bill.

The color is straw-yellow with golden reflections and a delicate mousse. The bouquet is fruity and very inviting, with intense scents of peaches and exotic fruit. The flavor is fresh and pleasantly sweet with a taste that reveals its varietal characteristic. Excellent as dessert wine it matches perfectly with jam tarts fruit salads and pastry. Also delicious with ice cream, or just on its own as an accompaniment to conversation among friends. Serve it chilled.

100% Moscato bianco

Get a Jump on V-Day, Order Now [Member: $8.09 / Retail: $8.99 / Member Case Each: $7.64]

Vin Parfait

Red Wine Vin Parfait Red Blend
(California)
Who doesn’t like Parfait? With a pretty label like this, she’s sure to swoon.

The 2009 Vin Parfait is a smooth flavorful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Merlot. It begins with enticing aromas of ripe red cherry, strawberry and huckleberry jam, which mingle with notes of fresh French vanilla. Flavors of blackberry and raspberry reduction sauce dominate, with hints of real vanilla bean on a rich, lush palate.

44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Zinfandel, 13% Syrah, 11% Petite Sirah, 6% Merlot

Get a Jump on V-Day, Order Now [Member: $9.89 / Retail: $10.99 / Member Case Each: $9.34]
Hesketh Wild at Heart
Red Wine Wild at Heart Grenache
(South Australia, Australia)
90 points and one of Wine & Spirits’ 100 Best Buys of 2011: “Transparent in color and light on the attack, this fragrant Grenache is all about brightness and simplicity. There’s an herbal scent of bay, eucalyptus and thyme over the light ping of strawberry flavor. The tannins have a fine raspy edge, to take to any sausage sizzle in Adelaide.” (Winter 2011)

Here’s what Sarah said: It has a slight raspberry and smoke note on the nose. It would be great with food, because it has nice acidity and good balance. The fruit follows through the mid-pallet to the finish. Let this one decant or Vinturi to get even more fruit out of it. It’s really yummy!

100% Grenache

Get a Jump on V-Day, Order Now [Member: $12.59 / Retail: $13.99 / Member Case Each: $11.89]

Monogamy Wine

Red Wine Monogamy Cabernet Sauvignon
(North Coast, California)
Truly Madly Deeply. Fall in love with just one.

Traditional cabernet sauvignon aromas of black olive, cassis, plum and dried herbs. Completely committed flavors of cassis and plum, with a smooth and velvety texture, followed by a lingering and slightly toasty finish.

A marriage of 88% Mendocino County Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% California Merlot
Honeymooned in French and American oak barrels for 14 months.

Get a Jump on V-Day, Order Now [Member: $10.79 / Retail: $11.99 / Member Case Each: $10.19]

 

Red Wine Trentadue Chocolate Amore Port
(California)

Russell thinks this tastes like a Tootsie roll.  Not everyone agrees with him, but you will notice a distinct chocolate flavor in this brilliantly put together dessert wine.

Here’s what the winery says:

We produce this opulent dessert wine from Merlot grapes grown on our Geyserville Ranch. Borrowing from the traditions of port making, we add neutral grape spirits to stop fermentation trapping a percentage of sugar in the wine. Once Chocolate Amore is finished aging and is ready for bottling, we infuse a tiny amount of natural chocolate extract to the final blend, creating the perfect marriage of food and wine. This Merlot-based, port-styled chocolate flavored dessert wine is great over vanilla ice cream or as a stand-alone dessert.

Merlot based Port with chocolate essence, 18.5% ABV

Get a Jump on V-Day, Order Now [Member: $17.99 / Retail: $19.99 / Member Case Each: $16.99]

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