Saturday, October 17th from 2-5 p.m. – A Free Wine Tasting Featuring Special Wines at Regular Prices – Saturday night is one of the best nights to drink wine, and it’s also one of the best nights to drink something a little bit more special than what you might normally drink. Let’s call it a “Once a Week Wine,” but that doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. Join us for a sampling of some wines that punch well beyond their weight. It’s free, it’s fun, and it’s the perfect way to make your Saturday a little more special.
Prices range from $10 to $13
1. 2014 Cordero di Montezemolo Roero Arneis (Piemonte, Italy) – Talk about an absolutely delicious, extroverted white! Arneis is the grape, and it literally means “rascal” because it can be difficult to grow. Whatever the case, Cordero di Montezemolo makes one of the richer, creamier versions out there. With creamy pear, peach, golden apple, and floral notes, this calls to mind good White Burgundy but costs a fraction of the price.
2. 2014 Aderezo Tempranillo (Ribera del Duero, Spain) – It’s our Wine of the Weeks, and it’s one of the best Ribera del Duero values we’ve ever encountered. Composed entirely of Tempranillo from 50+ year old vines, it is fermented entirely in stainless steel and bottled without filtration. The resulting wine smells and tastes like many $25+ bottles we encounter. Gorgeously textured with ripe, almost jammy raspberry, cherry, and plum fruit, it opens up to reveal more pepper, Indian spice, and violet notes. Even better, at less than $15/bottle on sale, it’s an incredible value.
3. 2010 Darcie Kent Petite Sirah “Madden Ranch” (Livermore Valley, California) – If football commentator John Madden made wine, what would it taste like? It would taste exactly like this! Big, chewy, round and in your face, this literally comes from a vineyard that is owned by Mr. Madden. And yes, we confirmed that it is “that” John Madden. This is the Petite Sirah we’ve been looking for for months. It shows all of that grapes “hulking” qualities at a great price.