Weekly Newsletter: Week of May 6

09 May, 2013


It’s here!
Orin Swift’s latest Locations wine, “I” has arrived! “I” is David Phinney’s latest red blend from Italy. Like he has done for all of his Locations wines- Phinney scoured the chosen country for the best grapes from the best locales and made a crowd pleasing, easy drinking blend. “I” is advertised as a blend of Negroamoro, Nero d’Avola, Barbera and native varietals of Puglia. It is a deep scarlet color with aromas of dried lavender and toasted oak. It is bursting with flavors of ripe dark fruit, a hint of spice box and just the right amount of acidity. This wine has been barrel aged for 10 months giving it velvety soft tannins. The Orin Swift website describes “I” as “a vibrant wine that captures the spirit of Italy with a touch of new world bravado.” Come enjoy this new wine, located on our Orin Swift rack, for $18.99.

Calendar of Events
May 13-19: American Craft Beer Week- Join us to celebrate the great microbrews from all around our great country. We will have pint and bottle specials all week!

We have also started a new “event” at Uncorked- The Lindeman’s Lambic Tour. We have four flavors of these intensely fruit flavored beers- apple, raspberry, peach and cherry. When you start the tour, we will give you a card and check off flavors as you try them. When you complete the tour, you get to keep your glass! The beers are refreshing, fruity and easy to drink! If you are a fan of fruity beers or even sweet wines- this tour is for you. Trust us and try something new!

New Wine
Cloudy Bay- Sauvignon Blanc- New Zealand- 2012- $26.99
Salanquis- Red Blend- Spain- 2009- $34.99
Agnes- Z52- Zinfandel- California- 2006- $17.99
Castelli Martinozzi- Rosso di Montalcino- Italy- 2011- $19.99
Sette Vigne- Red Blend- Italy- 2009- $19.99
Rocca Del Dragone- Red Blend- Italy- 2009- $15.99
Borsao- Tres Picos- Garnacha- Spain- 2009- $17.99
Wilderkrans- Pinotage- South Africa- 2009- $18.99
Anderra- Sauvignon Blanc- Chile- 2012- $9.99
Diseno- Malbec- Argentina- 2011- $11.99
Michael Mondavi Family- Oberon- Cabernet Sauvignon- California- 2010- $26.99
Five Rows- Chardonnay / Merlot / Cabernet- California- 2011- $11.99 each

New Beer
Rivertown- Wit
Pyramid- Outburst Imperial IPA
Brooklyn- Sorachi Ale
Pinkus- UR Pils
Rogue & North Coast Collaboration- Class of ‘88 Barleywine Style Ale
Thirsty Dog- Whippet Wheat
Revolution- Rosa Hibiscus Ale
Schofferhofer- Grapefruit

Tasting Info
This week’s wine tasting will feature all Parducci wines from Mendocino County, California.  This winery has been around since 1932 and is known for deep roots and legendary wines at great prices. Come try their Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Petite Sirah and Merlot.

Beers this week are all over the spectrum. We will sample a hibiscus beer, an Ohio wheat, a Brazilian Black and a double IPA! Come be adventurous with us!

As always, for the complete list please click here.

Feature Item
In honor of National Moscato Day, we are featuring Santero’s Rose Moscato. This is a beautiful bottle of delicately sweet Italian sparkling wine with fruity notes and a big bouquet. This wine is made from Moscato and Moscato Rosa- an extremely rare varietal. If you like moscato’s that aren’t heavy, syrupy, highly carbonated or high alcohol this is the bottle for you at $14.99. It is the perfect way to celebrate the 2nd Annual National Moscato Day!

Dan’s Pick
This week Dan had SO many picks, we had trouble narrowing it down. Here’s what we came up with…

Col Solare- 2007- Washington. This red blend is a collaboration between Tuscany’s Marchesi Antinori and Washington’s Chateau Ste. Michelle. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. We get this wine once a year when the price drops from $74.99 to $41.99. Last year we ordered 6 bottles and received 6 cases, but promptly sold them all. This year we ordered 5 cases- but it is already going fast!

While in Chicago this past weekend for Wine Spectator’s Grand Tour tasting (200 wines in 3 hours) Dan discovered Belle Glos Pinot Noir from Clark & Telephone Vineyard. While it is a bit pricey- it is completely worth it. Dan describes it as over the top and outrageously good! This Pinot Noir is from the maker’s of Meiomi. If you have loved Meiomi- try this- it is their top tier Pinot Noir. It is described as an elegant wine having rich fruit flavors and notes of spice-box. It is $45.99 a bottle and would make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift!     

Final Thoughts
Don’t forget this Sunday is Mother’s Day! Is your mom hard to buy for? Let us help you pick out something she is sure to enjoy! Besides the obvious beverages, we also have Rothschild dips/sauces/spreads, Taso organic chocolates, gourmet meats & cheeses and there are always gift cards- that can be used for store purchases, tastings and/or at Uncorked. As always, we’ve got you covered!


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