Author: Jimmy Mela/Wednesday, November 23, 2016/Categories: Promotions and Specials
SOAVE CLASSICO 2016 by PIEROPAN in Veneto, Italy $18.99 BTL
Savory and fresh, this opens on alluring aromas of white flower, orchard fruit, citrus and a whiff of crushed rock while the palate offers creamy white peach, apple and lemon drop. A saline mineral note lingers on the finish.
Wine Enthusiast 92 points - Editors’ Choice
GARNACHA BLEND 2015 by LA CARTUGA in Priorat, Spain $ 17.99 BTL
This red grape blend possesses phenomenal minerality along with notes of crushed rocks/wet steel, graphite, blueberries and raspberries, medium to full-bodied flavors, and sensational purity, texture and length. It should drink nicely for a decade or more.
Vinious Magazine 91 points
CHARDONNAY ‘COLD CREEK Vineyard’ 2015 by Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington $17.99 BTL
Despite coming from the warmest vintage on record for the state, The 2015 Cold Creek Chardonnay offers plenty of ripe Chardonnay fruit, yet stays fresh, lively and crisp on the palate. Peach, buttered citrus and some floral notes all give way to a medium-bodied, balanced, clean Chardonnay that offers considerable value at the $18 price point.
Jeb Dunnuck 91 points
SUPERTUSCAN BLEND ‘ROMPICOLLO’ 2015 by TOMMASI in Tuscany, Italy $14.99 BTL
50% Sangiovese and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon blend results in a bright and fruity wine with sweet berry and lemon character, medium body and a fresh finish. Always a delicious bottle with Cabernet and Sangiovese grapes in harmony. Drink now.
James Suckling 92 points
SAUVIGNON BLANC/SEMILLON BLEND 2017 by CAPE MENTELLE in New Zealand $17.99 BTL
COMMENTARY: Nothing cleanses the palate better than a Sauvignon Blanc, and when the winery combines this grape variety with Semillon, the results can be quite outstanding. The 2017 Cape Mentelle Sauvignon Blanc Semillon is at the top of its game. TASTING NOTES: This wine is balanced, refined, and generous. Its aromas and flavors of ripe citrus, savory spice, and ripe wintermelon should pair it divinely with a crisp Dungeness crab salad with a lemon citrus dressing. (Tasted: February 7, 2019, San Francisco, CA)
Wilford Wong 92 points
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'Blends Have More Fun' - Wine Tasting
Blending different grapes together has been the winemaker's main tool for making better and more interesting wines for centuries. Furthermore, it gives the resulting blends balance, depth, complexity, and makes the wine more complete. That's why American wine enthusiasts are fascinated by the details of what each winemaker has created in his own, distinct culmination of grapes, both red and white. Tonight we will delve into ten custom-made concoctions, and have some fun figuring out exactly what we are tasting in these blends. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which wines we have selected for our gathering this night.
Central Coast Calling - Wine Tasting PLUS
For too long we here at Vintage Wine Cellars have been neglecting the importance of the Central Valley and the Central Coast regions of California. It is home to many AVAs that we know and love, like Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, and Monterey. So tonight we are answering this call by showcasing ten wines that are top quality wines from California’s Central regions. The PLUS for tonight’s event is Cambria Vineyards, their brand ambassador Sarah Lancaster of Jackson Family Estates, and her accoutrements from The Cowgirl Creamery. Reservations to join this centric sampling are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking 813-879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal which Central Coast wines we have called upon and what Sarah is bringing for us to sample.
March Madness - Bracketed Wine Tournament
The popular NCAA Basketball competition will culminate later this month, but we wanted to bounce a fun idea by you before it ends. Tonight we will host a taste-off between 10 tasty varietals from various wine regions, and invite you to be judges on which wines are winners in a head-to-head format. Reservations for this bracketed imbibing are appreciated and can be made by calling or clicking (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon as we fill out the brackets for this tasty tournament.
'The Rating Game' Seated Wine Seminar
Ratings are an integral part of the fine wine business. Winemakers and wholesalers use these ratings to help sell their wine. Wine buyers and enthusiasts use these ratings as a "quality assurance" method in making wine choices. All the wines we will taste tonight have earned a high A (90+) rating from the various wine media and critics. Join us to see if you agree, and get a chance to purchase some highly rated wines before they are sold out. Reservations for this numbers game are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which highly rated wines we have selected for this evening.
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Vintage Wine Cellars
3629 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609 (map)
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