Free on Fridays Wine Tasting – Top New Wine Finds – Friday, December 18th from 4-7 p.m. – We truly live in a Golden Age of wine, and we keep finding incredible wines at great prices from all parts of the globe. We invite you to join us this Friday for a free wine tasting where we’ll pour you some of our favorite new finds. From perfectly aged, layered and complex Chardonnay to a big, rich, classy red blend from one Argentina’s rising star producers, we’re excited to share these with you. Stop by, taste, learn and save on all of the featured tasting wines.
All of the featured tasting wines are on sale the day of the tasting: take 10% off if you mix any 3, 15% off if you mix any 6, or 20% off if you mix any 12.
Prices range from $14 to $36
1. 2011 J. Laurens Cremant de Limoux (Languedoc, France) – Limoux is the region in France where the Champagne method was first perfected and this is one of the best Cremants we’ve ever tasted! Mainly Chardonnay with smaller amounts of Chenin Blanc, Mauzac and Pinot Noir, this classy sparkling wine could easily compete with many big name Champagnes.
2. 2009 Man O War Chardonnay (Waiheke Island, New Zealand) – Six year old Chardonnay from northern New Zealand? What are you trying to push on us? Trust us folks, this is an incredible find! Deeply colored, almost golden, this one is drinking beautifully right now. It offers up a gorgeous mix of hazelnut, butterscotch, spiced apple, dried apricot and more. Rich, complex and mature, but laced with uplifting acidity, this tastes a bit like an aged White Burgundy but costs a fraction of the price.
3. 2011 Bouchaine Pinot Noir (Carneros, California) – Here’s a textbook example of well made, silky smooth North Coast Pinot Noir. The Carneros district in Southern Napa is well regarded for its Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, and this one lives up to the hype. With loads of rich red fruit and subtle earth and spice notes, this medium bodied, supple and savory red is a great value.
4. 2009 Cuvelier los Andes Grand Vin (Mendoza, Argentina) – Cuvelier Los Andes is owned by Bertrand and Jean-Guy Cuvelier, part-owners of renowned Bordeaux Chateau Leoville-Poyferre in Saint Julien. His Grand Vin is his top wine, and it’s a big, rich blend of Malbec, Cab, Syrah, Merlot and Petit Verdot. Deeply colored, richly fruited, and loaded with complexity and class, this is a special treat. 93 points The Wine Advocate