Join us for our weekly FREE in-store wine tasting tonight from 5-7. Your favorite fox-sweatered employee will be pouring four astounding wines, one a lovely white and one with a hint of “Madness.” Don’t forget this month is Febru-ANY, 10% OFF ALL BEER (4packs and larger) ALL MONTH long. Hope to see you tonight.
ARGENTINA: The main fruit flavors in a glass of Argentine Malbec are blackberry, plum and black cherry. The nuanced flavors offer milk chocolate, cocoa powder, violet flowers, leather and, depending on the amount of oak aging, a sweet tobacco finish.
FRANCE: While Argentine Malbec is fruit forward, France is quite the opposite…
Joe was born and raised in Greeley, CO. He graduated High School and left as soon as possible. He did a small adventure with our co-worker Riley in Baltimore, MD. He’s been having a blast in Boulder since turning 21 in 2011.
Favorite Hobbies: Long walks on the beach, playing guitar, camping, cooking, going to concerts, and enjoying stand-up comedians.
Hopes/Dreams: Wants to animate cartoons and make music with his friends for a living
Favorite Beverages: Sours! Russian River Consecration, Paradox No. 15 Watermelon Sour, Brouwerjj Van Honsebrouck: Geuze Fond Tradition, and Odell’s Piña Agria Pineapple Sour
OUR FRIDAY LINE-UP:
The 2013 Catena Chardonnay combines the unique expressions of three high altitude vineyard sites in Argentina. The wine shows an intense greenish color with yellow notes in the glass. In the nose, and mirrored on the palate, the combination of these vineyards offers honey and tropical fruit flavors while lending notes of citrus, pears, peaches, and white flowers with a strong minerality and a touch of vanilla. The mouthfeel is clean, with a fresh, clean acidity. 92 points from Robert Parker, this wine is sure to impress. We’ve got it set up in our “90 point+ wines for under $20” display. Come check it out!
Domaine de Sainte Coquille- Reg. $12.99 SALE $10.99
Although a somewhat unusual mix of grape varieties (Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Viognier and Muscat) it works really well and somehow manages to show characteristics of each of the grapes that make up its parts. More than a simple table wine, while still being very approachable (read “not overly complex”) with juicy summer fruit and zesty citrus flavors accompanied by some intriguing savory, spicy and herby nuances, and even a touch of salinity. A really well-made wine, which puts most other generic Languedoc blends in the shade. Additionally, it’s a great value wine that will pair well with food or just by itself!
Amalaya Malbec – Reg. $15.99 SALE $9.99
Here it is folks, the first Malbec of “Malbec Madness.” A blend of Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah, Amalaya comes from a high-altitude, sustainably farmed vineyard. The high altitude provides a unique growing climate, providing intense sun in the day and cool nights that help better retain the acidity and concentrated fruit characteristics of the grapes. In the glass, this wine is a brilliant ruby color with violet edges. Strawberries, raspberries and ripe fruit with touch of pepper and spices aromas show through the nose. In the mouth, flavors of red fruit, spice and hints of vanilla from aging in French oak fill the palate pleasantly. Round, soft tannins lead to a delicate, lingering finish. Naturally this is set up in our Malbec display, nestled among many other delicious Malbecs.
Kaiken Terroir Series Cabernet Blend- Reg. $14.99 SALE $11.99
Last up is the Kaiken Cabernet Blend. Powerful and dense on the nose this wine shows a varied gamut of aromas, which give elegance to this bottle. Red fruit aromas, such as plum, can also be detected, along with the floral notes characteristic of Malbec. Chocolate and vanilla from oak aging hit towards the end of the nose and on the palate. Bold in the mouth, yet very soft and silky, backed by the structure and depth of Petit Verdot it’s sure to please just about anyone. We set this one up in our “Reds” display and it’s a bottle you won’t want to miss while it’s around. It’s a great value and a great wine. “91” James Suckling