In less than two weeks,
We’re all set to gobble,
And ‘cuz it’s the season,
Our sales are full-throttle.
Thirteen new wines,
Just in time for the turkey,
And tonight four to taste,
To get us all perky.
So stop by and see us,
By car, sled, or ski
‘Cuz this tasting is worth it-
It’s always FREE!
It’s always FREE!
Join us for our Grenache tasting at Carelli’s
*******ONLY 12 SPOTS LEFT!********
by Ann Coppinger- On Thursday night, November 16th we will be tasting wines made with the Grenache grape varietal. I have wanted to do this tasting for years because I think many people are enjoying this versatile grape without knowing it.
Grenache is one of the most widely planted grapes in the world. It needs a hot and dry climate and ripens late. It most likely originated in Spain, where the conditions are perfect and some of the vines are very old. Generally spicy and soft on the palate with red fruits of raspberry and strawberry and a subtle white pepper note, this varietal is a people-pleaser. Grenache is also a perfect blending grape, typically with Syrah, Carignan, Tempranillo and Cinsault.
You may be thinking, “I’ve never had a Grenache”. Have you ever had a: Chateauneuf du Pape, an Australian GSM, a Cotes du Rhone, a Sardinian Cannonau, a Rioja, a Spanish Garnacha, a Tavel or Rhone Rosé, or Australian port? Yes, you’ve been drinking Grenache.
Come learn more about this grape, learn how terroir and wine making practices affects the flavors, and have some delicious Carelli’s pizzas, salads and appetizers. Space is limited, and it’s $35 per person. Call 303-499-BEER(2337) to reserve a seat.
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Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc- Reg. $14.99 SALE $11.99
First up this week we have the Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc- Viognier blend, which has been a best seller at Pettyjohns for ages. Bright and refreshing, this blend has a wonderful nose, opening with fresh lemon, melon, and mango, complemented by soft floral notes. The palate is crisp and juicy with grapefruit, pear, melon and tropic fruit showing through. The flavors linger through its long and refreshing finish. This is another bottle that pairs with just about anything but it is especially nice with lighter fare or spicy foods. We’ve got it in our “Wines that Pair perfectly with Ham” display. Don’t miss out on this one!
Chateau de Chaintre Chardonnay- Reg. $17.99 SALE $15.99
Second up for the night we have Chateau de Chaintre’s Chardonnay. With Thanksgiving coming up it wouldn’t be right to not put some wines that pair well with Turkey in our tasting. This beautiful Chardonnay is just such a wine. Strong minerality with slight lemon notes on the palate, this is a well balanced wine between the roundness and freshness of the citrus and the lightly creamy finish. The nose compliments the palate with it’s equally bright and clean lemony notes. It’s not as heavy or as buttery as the California Chardonnays and is perfect to serve with a lighter meat like turkey.
Third up for the night we have another wine that pairs excellently with Turkey, the Latour Bourgogne. 100% Pinot Noir this wine is a perfect accompaniment to many Holiday meals. In the glass the wine pours a clean Ruby color with aromas of dark cherry and raspberry fruit with an underlying herbal note. On the palate the wine is fruit forward with berry notes that mimic the nose, set along side of light hints of smokey and earth notes that eventually give way to a dry and lingering finish. We have this set up in our “Wines that pair well with Turkey” display and are excited to share it with you! Don’t miss trying it while we have it open!
Domaine Andron Haut- Medoc- Reg. $25.49 SALE $21.99
Last, but certainly not least, we have a current favorite around Pettyjohns, the Domaine Andron Haut-Medoc from 2010. This wine is a blend of 70% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, a pretty classic blend for Bordeaux. This wine has a large core of dark currant, plum and fig fruit rolled together and inlaid with chocolate, dark tobacco and earthy notes. The long, solid, and bold finish lets the fruit and earth play out nicely with a perfectly dry and lingering finish. We can’t get enough of this wine and while we have it in our “Wines that pair with Beef” display, it’ll go well with lighter game-y meats as well! If there’s a reason to come to the tasting tonight it’s this! (and Louise)
See you tonight!