Author: Jimmy Mela/Tuesday, November 22, 2016/Categories: Promotions and Specials
ROUSSILLON BLANC 'CUVEE CENTENAIRE' 2015 by DOMAINE LAFAGE in SOUTHERN FRANCE $18.99 BTL
"The 2015 Cotes du Roussillon Centenaire is a racy, medium-bodied blend of mostly Grenache Blanc, with 20% Roussanne. Crushed rocks, mint, lime and citrus blossom are some of the nuances here, and it hits the palate with medium-bodied richness, beautiful purity of fruit and a clean, dry finish. It’s an outstanding white to enjoy over the coming 2-3 years.” 92 Points - The Wine Advocate
MALBEC 'GOLDEN RESERVE' 2013 by TRIVENTO in LUJAN de CUJO, ARGENTINA $25.49 BTL
“This 100% Malbec is purple red with deep violet tones. It has a bouquet of berry fruits, plum jam, coffee and tobacco notes. The wine is elegant and powerful on the palate with velvety tannins. Enjoy with steaks, roasts, pasta dishes with robust sauces, and cheeses. . Drink now through 2020." 90 points Wine Spectator
CHARDONNAY 2013 by STONESTREET in ALEXANDER VALLEY, CALIFORNIA $39.99 BTL
Our estate-driven Chardonnay is a winemaker blend of four of our most expressive vineyard sites; hence it's one of the most layered wines from our mountain. One finds vivid citrus peel and pear aromas and flavors, with smoke and crème brûlée shading the background. The wine's lush palate texture is bolstered by a finish with surprising grip and acidity. 94 points Robert Parker
PINOT NOIR 2013 by FEL WINES in ANDERSON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA $29.99 BTL
The intensity of the 2013 is immediately apparent on the nose of the FEL Anderson Valley Pinot Noir which is rich with aromatics of black cherry, pomegranate, and cola. Hints of blackberry, mint, and toast add to the complexity. On the palate the wine sings with rich flavors of more cherry and spice. The robust tannins and ample acidity give the wine structure and definition that will ensure great ageability. 91 points Tasting Panel
CHIANTI CLASSICO RISERVA 2011 by VILLA ANTINORI in TUSCANY, ITALY $33.99 BTL
"This delicious wine opens with aromas of violet, iris, underbrush, black fruit and cinnamon-spice notes. The concentrated palate delivers a solid core of rich black cherry accented with notes of black pepper and Mediterranean herbs alongside firm tannins that carry on to the finish." 91 points Wine Enthusiast
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A B C's of Wine - Wine Tasting
At our usual, weekly wine tastings, we are often sampling versions of the two most popular wines grapes, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. But tonight we wanted to explore some lesser known, but very delicious grapes or grape blends that are also a delight to taste. Hence the title “Anything But Cabernet or Chardonnay”. Reservations to appreciate these alternate wines are appropriate and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the list of ABC wines that we want you to taste.
Winery Spotlight: Chateau La Nerthe - Seated Wine Seminar
Tonight we have not one, but two guest speakers to entertain and inform you about Chateau La Nerthe. Christophe Bristiel of Chateau La Nerthe and Antoine Collet of Kobrand will showcase 6 of their prestigious and highly –rated whites and reds from their winery which is situated in the Chateauneuf-du-Pape district of France’s Rhone Valley and has been making wine there since 1736. Seats will sell out fast for this event so please be prompt with your reservation calls. Credit cards are requested when you call and make your reservations at (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the critically acclaimed line-up of wines that we will present this night.
Guess That Grape - Mystery Wine Tasting
Are you good at guessing? Figuring out a mystery? How about tasting 10 delicious wines with fresh bread and tasty cheeses? If your answer is yes to any of the above, then join us tonight for a little fun in the glass. We've got ten wines in brown bags and invite you to figure out which wines are which. We will give you a list of what's being tasted tonight, and then you decide in what order they are being poured. Sound like fun? It's definitely a challenge to get them all right. Reservations to join our quenching quandry are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see which wines we'll be pouring for you this night.
Open Mon-Sat 10-7 (closed Sun)
Vintage Wine Cellars
3629 Henderson Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609 (map)
Best of the Bay winner in multiple years!
The big wine warehouses fall short in knowing and tasting their products - here they do both, and are happy to share that knowledge with you. - Yelp!