The Tasting Table

The Tasting Table

Wine World is proud to be the only major beverage store in our area to afford you the opportunity to sample several of our products before you make your purchases each week.

We invite you to take advantage of these free tasting opportunities so you may learn about new products, discover how your taste buds will react to the experiences, and to develop new favorites.

The following is this week's tasting schedule.

 

Friday, April 24th at 4:00:

 

* Remember, when you purchase any of the featured wines during our tasting events, you will receive a 10% discount or the super-discounted sale price, whichever saves you more!

 

$ave Big on these Great Values from the Pacific Northwest!

 

This Friday evening we have some great sale prices on the "Grand Estates" line of wines by...

 

Columbia Crest Winery

 

Columbia Crest Winery

Paterson, Washington

 

Nestled alongside the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Columbia Crest winery opened its doors in the heart of the Horse Heaven Hills AVA in 1983.

 

Year after year, the winery maintains its commitment to quality, heritage and innovation in grape growing and winemaking to craft exceptional wines.
 
Washington state and the Columbia Valley represent the perfect grape-growing climate, from the weather to the soil to the vineyard sites.

 

These growing conditions, along with outstanding viticulture and winemaking practices, allow Columbia Crest to create high-quality wines that are true to their varietal character and represent the unique terroir of the region. From the vineyard to the glass, Columbia Crest wines are an extraordinary expression of craftsmanship.

 

We would like to invite you to taste their highly acclaimed line of Grand Estates wines with us this Friday evening, and to tempt you even further, we're offering them at a great sale price!

 

Here's what we'll be pouring:

 

2012 Pinot Gris - 10.99 8.99:  This Wine Enthusiast "Best Buy" is a classic vibrant Pinot Gris featuring aromas of pineapple and bright lime. These are followed by vivid flavors of tropical fruit, pear and peach that are complimented by the perfect balance and acidity. A light and refreshing wine, this one pairs wonderfully with a variety of seafoods, salads and other warm weather fare.

 

2011 Chardonnay - 10.99 8.99:  The Grand Estates Chardonnay opens with bright tropical fruit aromas that lead in to notes of soft oak and butterscotch. Its ripe fruit flavors are bolstered by lively acidity, yet balanced deftly with a subtle creaminess.

 

2011 Red Blend - 10.99 8.99 This complex red exhibits bright and lively flavors of raspberry and cherry with a savory background of spice and leather. The silky mouthfeel and soft tannins lead to a long, elegant finish.

 

2012 Merlot - 10.99 8.99:  This Grand Estates Merlot was awarded 89 points by Wine Spectator. It has a rich aromatic profile with notes of chocolate and dark cherries. On the palate it offers complex fruit flavors followed by a smooth, velvety finish. Pair this wine with Blue cheese, duck, beef, veal and dark chocolate.

 

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - 10.99 8.99:  This bold style Cabernet Sauvignon displays great complexity and structure. There are aromas of dark berry fruits and plum on the nose with chocolate and vanilla on the palate. This wine pairs well with beef tenderloin or hearty pasta. It received a 90 point rating from Wine Spectator!

 

Grand Estates Wines by Columbia Crest

 

This Saturday, Starting at 1:00:

  

To Celebrate Earth Day

 

Earth Day is observed on April 22nd - this Wednesday! So we'd like to celebrate with a tasting of some of the great organic wines from...

 

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

 

Bonterra Organic Vineyards

Ukiah, CA

 

 Mendocino County is heaven on earth for grapes. Hot, dry summers, rich soils, and a diversity of plants and wildlife also make it an ideal place to grow organically.

 

Bonterra is not the only one who thinks so. 25% of grapes grown in Mendocino County are farmed organically, compared to roughly 3% in California wine growing overall! They've been growing organically since 1987, and now farm 915 acres within a 30-mile radius of their home base, the McNab Ranch.

 

McNab's 378 acres are nestled into a box canyon, with steep hills and rolling valleys in between. It's a place where grapes love to grow, and there's so much diversity within the canyon that each block, each row, each section of vines has its own sense of terroir. And its own sense of what, specifically, it needs to thrive.

 

Hundreds of beneficial insects, birds and other animals hang out in the habitat, sheep "mow" down weeds and chickens help out by pecking away at insects and scratching at the dirt.

 

Cover crops are planted between the rows of grapevines to naturally add nitrogen, control the vigor and keep the soil loose and moist, which reduces runoff and the need for irrigation.  You'll also find olive trees, a huge variety of poppies, and strands of lavender wafting in the breeze throughout the vineyards!

 

At Bonterra, they're always working in tune with nature, to create healthier vines, more flavorful fruit and in turn, deeply expressive wines.  We'd like to offer you a taste of these organic wines, so please stop in this Saturday afternoon!

 

2010 Riesling - 10.99:  This Mendocino County Riesling has aromas of white flowers, apple, pear, peach, honey and clove with an underlying minerality and classic Riesling spice. Mouthfeel: In the mouth the wine is a balance of crisp acidity and subtle sweetness with a long rich finish.

 

2012 Chardonnay - 10.99:   Aromas of honey and lightly toasted almonds, followed by tropical aromas of pineapple, citrusy lemon and crème brulee. The wine is refreshing on the palate, with a minerality that is both bright and clean, drawing you into a vibrant tartness and lemon zest that is absolutely wonderful.

 

2010 Zinfandel - 15.99:  This elegant Zinfandel has aromas of blueberry, black stone fruit and black pepper. Polished tannins and flavors of berries, vanilla, black pepper and toasty oak lead to an elegant, balanced, and a rich, long finish.

 

2012 Merlot - 15.99:  Mendocino Merlot with added touches of Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Carignane - the heritage of Bordeaux can be experienced in this blend! It has aromas of black plums, dark cherries and a touch of oak, that carry over to the palate where they are joined by dark berries and vanilla spice. It offers an elegant and restrained style with nice structure and balance, soft tannins and a long finish.

 

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon - 15.99:  This organic Cab offers aromas of bright cherry, currant, and raspberry with notes of toasted oak and vanilla. In the glass, you will find flavors of cherry and currant and a lingering and thoughtful finish. Good structure, a moderate weight, polished tannins and a balanced acidity allows this wine to pair well with a great variety of foods.

 
  Bonterra Organic Wines

 

 
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