Believe it or not back to school has arrived. Whatever happened to summer break being from Memorial Day to Labor Day? It’s very true that school seems to start earlier every year, but that’s no reason for us to stop soaking up the sun. Maybe we can’t take our luxurious beach vacations or leave the country, but let me remind you here in Boulder we are spoiled by 300 days of sunshine. With that half-full outlook in mind, this week’s FREE in-store tasting is packed with wines that give you reason to keep the party going. We start with a NEW Rosé that is bound to have you feeling like it’s the middle of July and finish the night out with some boxed wine that is beyond perfect for that Labor day or end-of-summer camping trip. Stop by tonight from 5-7 as we keep the summer rolling. See you tonight!
Château des Deux Rocs 2014 Prémices Rosé- Reg. $17.99 SALE $14.99
Jean-Claude Zabalia, one of the Languedoc’s most talented winemakers, spent over twenty years at Saint Martin de la Garrigue before striking out on his own to start Château des Deux Rocs. Like any new venture undertaken by a seasoned veteran, Jean-Claude did his homework. This wine is clear pink with bright reflections. On the nose it has intense aromas of strawberry, cherry, spice, and licorice. On the palate it has a beautiful volume with fresh acidity and lots of berry fruit. The fruity finish is supported by hints of licorice.
Jack Tone from McManis California White Box- Reg.$19.99
The Jack Tone White Wine is light straw in color. The nose is a cornucopia of fruit that includes peach, pear, lemon and lime. Rich, full and creamy describe the tactile sensation of the wine in the mouth. Flavors of sweet pear and apple mingle with citrus notes. This is one of the go-to camping wines for most of the Pettyjohn’s crew. Pairs amazingly with night skies, campfires, and end-of-summer denial. A very cool blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, and Muscat.
Fuori Strada 2013 Organic Sangiovese 1L Pouch- Reg.$15.49 SALE $13.49
Produced by Monte Bernardi’s owner/winemaker Michael Schmelzer, Fuori Strada is Italy’s first organically farmed, certified vegan friendly Tetra Pak wine. Aside from using less energy to produce, less weight and less waste, Fuori Strada is donating 1% of sales to 1% For The Planet, which funds non-profits dedicated to the pursuit of environmental sustainability. The wine is dry yet fruit-forward with notes of dried cherry, plum, and blackberry on the palate. Soft and light in tannin with bright acid make this a great food or sipping wine. This pouch is the real deal.
Le Paradou 2013 Grenache- Reg. $12.99 SALE $9.99
New in our French Favorites display, this wine is a real steal! Made from 100% Grenache (75-year-old vines) and aged seven months in concrete tank, it offers up a naked expression of Grenache with meaty black cherry, pepper, dried Provencal herbs and earth all soaring from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, brilliantly pure and fresh, it has enough tannin to allow it to evolve gracefully for 3-4 years. It’s a knockout value and this crowd-pleaser should not be missed! 90pts. Robert Parker!
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