VC Tasting 3-28-2013

Hey guys,

Here’s the tasting selection for the Vintage Cellar this week. Enjoy!


Canyon Road Chardonnay, 2011, $6.95


Medium- bodied wine with notes of crisp apple and ripe citrus fruit with a hint of cinnamon spice. Delicious complement to grilled chicken, lighter pasta dishes or mild cheeses.


Sainte Victoire Côtes de Provence, 2011, $8.95

Provence, France

Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault

Bright salmon pink; typical of the fresh but warm Provence style. Refined and complex on the nose, with summer fruit and floral notes. Dry and crisp, with a delicate flavor and full texture.


Tres Ojos Garnacha, 2011, $6.95

Calatayud, Spain

The wine has a brick red color with a bouquet of red raspberries, spice and white pepper. The palate is incredibly concentrated and rich. The modern styles of Garnacha in Spain are continuously being perceived worldwide as wines of extraordinarily good quality. This wine is fruity, juicy and shows a great depth, ripe tannins, length but yet with wonderful elegance and lightness. Enjoy with sausages, roasted meats, aged cheeses etc.


Montebuena, 2010, $8.95

Rioja, Spain

100% Tempranillo

Ripe cherry and blackcurrant on the nose and in the mouth. Pliant and seamless in texture, with good heft and back-end energy. Finishes smooth and sweet, with fine-grained tannins providing shape and grip. Still on the young side but this wine drinks very well with an hour or so of decanting; it’s an excellent value for Rioja.



Emeri de Bortoli Sparkling Shiraz, $9.95

South Eastern Australia

A relatively light, fresh style of sparkling Shiraz, with berries and hints of chocolate picking up just a touch of sweet vanilla on the finish.


VC Tasting 3-21-2013

Hey guys,

Here’s the tasting selection at the Vintage Cellar for the week. Enjoy!

**Sorry for the mixup before spring break! **

Cortenova Pinot Grigio, 2012, $7.95


Brilliant straw color with emerald reflections. Fresh and floral bouquet with a hint of pears, apricots and bananas. Fresh and inviting with bright fruit and an easy drinking style with a pleasing hint of almonds in the aftertaste. Pairs well with seafood dishes, risottos with scampi, spaghetti with clams, sole in white wine  Perfect also as an aperitif.

Maipe Malbec Rosé, 2011. $7.95

Mendoza, Argentina

Intense pink color with violet hints. Fresh red fruit bouquet, strawberry and cherry flavors, balanced acidity, dry and lingering finish. Excellent with tuna or green salad, pasta, spicy Asian dishes.

Tinto Figaro, 2009, $6.95

Calatayud, Spain

Figaro is 100% Garnacha, made from a selection of the best grapes grown in the oldest vineyards. While not truly an “oaked wine”, a short stay in oak barrels provides a nice spicy flavor boost. Bright violet. Dark berry and cherry aromas show a jammy aspect. Supple and gently sweet, with good lift to its black raspberry and boysenberry flavors. Smooth and broad on the finish, leaving behind a hint of spiciness. Extremely easy to drink and an excellent value.

Domaine de Grange de Payan, 2011, $8.95

Côtes du Rhône, France

Intensely spicy and precise, with lively red berry flavors and a hint of black pepper. The Grenache, which makes up the majority of the wine, is deeper and more powerful, offering cherry and black raspberry qualities lifted by zesty minerality.

Potluck Sweet Malbec, 2010, $7.95

Mendoza, Argentina

Deep red brilliant with violet hints. Complex, fruity, and predominant red fruits. Easy to drink, round with persistent sweetness, very well balanced with sweet tannins.

Zeppoli’s Blind Tasting *TONIGHT*

Hey guys,

There are still some spots open for tonight’s wine tasting at Zeppoli’s!

There will be tastings at 6:00 PM and 8:15 PM and it will cost 16.64 with tax!!! How can you turn a deal like that down?

You will be tasting 10 different wines: 5 house wines vs. 5 comparable ones, and you get to decide who wins!

The food will be heavy hors d’oeuvres: cheese tray, house salad, italian bread, caresse salad, mini chicken parmesan, and mini manicotti.

If you don’t have dinner plans I highly recommend you go! And if you do have dinner plans, I highly recommend you cancel and go to Zeppoli’s instead!