Firday, July 31 Wine Tasting

Last day of July…WOW, was that quick or what? We hope this summer has been one to remember and that August brings more fun, sun, and good times. Beyond sun and fun, August means a lot more than a slow-fading conclusion to the summer. Please don’t forget our store will be closed Sunday, August 2, for electrical repairs, so stock up accordingly. We apologize for any inconvenience. August also brings new neighbors, new classes, and, of course, new wine. Whether you need a bottle of wine for a house-warming gift or just something to sip on while you study (or grade papers), Pettyjohn’s has just what you need. The end of summer is fun for us- chilled whites are still highly in demand, yet heartier, big reds start creeping into the minds of our wine lovers as visions of fall become more and more real. This week we played with the notion of mixing refreshing and bold, and picked two wines that will cool you to the core, as well as two heavier reds that will jump-start your mind and help you remember how perfect a nice Cab can be on a cold, fall night. See you tonight for our FREE in-store tasting from 5-7!

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Casal Garcia Vinho Verde Rosé- Reg. $8.99 SALE $7.99

We all have fallen in love with Casal Garcia’s regular vinho verde, but wait till you try the Rosé! The cherry color reveals that this is a very fruity rosé vinho verde, characterized by fresh notes of strawberry, cherry and berries. Ideal as an aperitif or to accompany hors d’oeuvres such as garlic prawns, Italian dishes, such as Bolognese or carpaccio, and grilled fish. Sit down, relax, and toast to the summer with this delight!

Domaine de Pellehaut Côtes de Gascogne Blanc- Reg. $10.99 SALE $8.99

We frequently get asked about a wine called UBY that we no longer have stacked in our French Buffet. Well, unfortunately we can no longer get that wine, BUT the Pellehaut is a perfect substitute. This snappy white has a gorgeous floral bouquet with zesty grapefruit and lemon on the refreshing palate. Blended from Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay with local grapes, Ugni Blanc, Colombard and Gros Mansang, it reminds you of a grassy Loire Sauvignon with extra citrus freshness. Perfect for enjoying in the sunshine with fresh seafood.

Donati Central Coast Claret- Reg. $17.99 SALE $14.99


New to our red display, this Bordeaux-style blend has what it takes to become a new store favorite! The 2012 Claret features aromas of ripe strawberry and cocoa with notes of cherry and cola on the finish. A real crowd-pleaser. 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Merlot, 14% Malbec, 14% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot. Don’t want to say too much because this is the kind of wine you need to taste for yourself!

Slo Down Wines Stand Out Blend- Reg. $24.99 SALE $21.99

The guys at Slo Down do things a bit differently. From wine labels featuring the glory that is mullets and mustaches, naming wines things like “Sexual Chocolate”, and always putting at least “1% magic” in all of their blends, they are without a doubt full of character. There is also no doubt that they make incredible wine! The Stand Out blend certainly stands out with aromatics of black cherry, vanilla, cola and clove popping from the glass while brown spice, blackberry and bright red fruit attract attention with a truly lively palate that finishes smooth, sophisticated and simply delicious. 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 42% Merlot, and 1% Magic.

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