Try Three for Free Wine Tasting this Saturday, May 28th from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring a trio of top flight blended wines! Blends are all the rage right now, but I bet you didn’t know that blending grapes to make wines has been going on for centuries. From Bordeaux to Tuscany and from Napa to Rioja, it is a fact that most wines (whether they state it on the label or not) are actually blends of more than one grape. We’ll talk more to this subject during the tasting, but most importantly we’ll pour you three blended wines from various parts of the globe. The binding theme is that they’re all great! Stop by, taste, learn, and save up to 20% off on all of the 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.
1. 2013 Chateau Haut-La Pereyere Bordeaux Blanc (Bordeaux, France): Olivier Cailleux is the sixth generation to manage his family’s vineyards and winery. Located in the Haut-Benauge appellation of Bordeaux, this area is comprised of the the coveted high ground inland from the historic river town of Cadillac. Olivier’s white wine is made in very small amounts and is composed of all three of the allowable grapes for White Bordeaux: 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon, and 10% Muscadelle. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel and the wine is made with extensive lees contact. Super zesty and mouthwateringly delicious, this pure, citrus and green apple flavored wine keeps you coming back for sip after sip.
2. 2015 A.A. Badenhorst The Curator White Blend (Swartland, South Africa) – As winemaker extraordinaire Adi Badenhorst says: ‘There is so much high-quality fruit in the Swartland that ends up unrecognizable in Bag-in Box blends, I felt that by adding a little more care in the vinification of these grapes while maintaining the cost efficiency in the production… that we can produce wines that are sure to turn a few heads for a very reasonable sum of money.” He has succeeded and then some! The Curator White blends Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay with just a touch of Viognier to create a juicy, clean and delicious white wine for every day drinking. 88 points Wine Spectator
3. 2012 Montepeloso A Quo (Tuscany, Italy) – Proprietor Fabio Chiarelotto farms a variety of grapes/vines in Suvereto, one of the warmest micro-climates of Tuscany’s coastal Maremma zone. His wines are powerful, but also full of finesse and charm, and that is definitely the case with his 2012 A Quo. A blockbuster blend of 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Montepulciano, 20% Sangiovese, 10% Marcellan, and 10% Alicante Bouschet, it is one of the best Super Tuscan values out there. Drink now through 2025. 91 points Antonio Galloni
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