Author: Jimmy Mela/Tuesday, November 22, 2016/Categories: Promotions and Specials
CHAMPAGNE BRUT ROSE‘ 2010 by LOUIS ROEDERER in CHAMPAGNE, FRANCE $65.99 BTL.
"Roederer invested in a separate winery to produce it’s rosé, the facility completed in 2007, taking its classic saignée method wines to a new level. An estate-grown blend of 62% pinot noir from the clay soils of Cumières with 38% chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs, this is an extraordinary vintage of Roederer Rosé. It’s a lithe wine, compelling for its precision rather than for any stylized complexity. In fact, it feels simple, naked, capturing the freshness of the grapes in pale pink energy. Transparent cherry and Honeycrisp apple flavors are inherently balanced and hard to resist." 96 points Wine & Spirits
HAUT-MEDOC ROUGE 2005 by CHATEAU CITRAN in BORDEAUX, FRANCE $39.99 BTL
“This Cabernet blend has a deep, firm colour which doesn't betray the decade or so that this wine has been maturing. In fact to all intents and purposes the wine is positively sprightly. Impressive on the nose showing delicate ripeness of fruit character balancing the tertiary notes shining through. Good concentration, polished Cassis and Plum fruit and bristling acidity makes the wine eminently drinkable.” 94 Points Wine Enthusiast
MERITAGE "ARTIST SERIES" 2007 by CHATEAU STE MICHELLE in WASHINGTON $59.99 BTL
Artist Series is the ultimate sculpted wine created by blending amazing Washington fruit. Drawing from our estate vineyards, Canoe Ridge Estate gives elegance, structure and fine-grained tannins while Cold Creek vineyard lends concentrated, old vine intensity. This year, we also included grapes from Indian Wells Vineyard for a touch of that "New World" opulence. The 2007 vintage delivered power yet seamless tannins. The blend is 56% Cabernet Sauvignon, 37% Merlot, 6% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. We discovered a forgotten backstock of incredible 2007 vintage, so buy now and enjoy this ready to drink powerhouse. 90 points Robert Parker
LA SERRE NUOVE 2013 by DELL'ORNELLAIA in TUSCANY, ITALY $74.99 BTL
"I have always been a big fan of this wine. The 2013 Bolgheri Rosso Le Serre Nuove is a generous blend of Merlot (32%), Cabernet Sauvignon (36%), Cabernet Franc (20%) and Petit Verdot (12%). The wine presents an intensely drinkable style with soft fruit nuances of cherry, spice, grilled herb and leather. The integration of those aromas is absolutely seamless. In the mouth, Le Serra Nuove is soft, lush and beautifully persistent. " 92 points Robert Parker
NUITS ST. GEORGES 2012 by DOMAINE FAIVELEY in BURGUNDY, FRANCE $79.99 BTL
This classic Pinot Noir from one of Burgundy’s best communes. It is elegant, concentrated, with a spicy, earth tinged finish that long term cellaring will only enhance. 91pts Wine Spectator
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Special Spanish Seminar - Grupo Pesquera
Sometimes, timing is everything. This Thursday, February 1st, we were offered an exclusive tasting with Nicole Andrus and her esteemed Grupo Pesquera family of wines from Spain. It wasn’t on our List of Events for this month but when opportunity knocked, we were more than happy to schedule this storied wine expert and her highly respected wines from Spanish legend Alejandro Fernandez. Spaces should sell out quickly to taste these 8 wines from their 3 estates there so talk it over with family & friends and make plans to join us. Reservations in advance are required to hold your place for this impromptu event and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to see the great lineup of wines she will be pouring for us this night.
"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 813-879-2931. Click on the Title above to show the list of blended beauties we will pouring for you this night.
March Madness - Bracketed Wine Tournament
The popular NCAA Basketball competition will tip off later this month, but we wanted to bounce a fun idea by you before it begins. Tonight we will host a taste-off between 5 sets of similar 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 813-879-2931. Check back here soon to find out which American Heroes and World Challengers we will be pitting against each other this evening.
"Spring Fling" - Wine Tasting
Fling - a brief period of self-indulgence (Merriam-Webster dictionary)
Wanna have a fling? Nothing serious, now. It’s just a casual gathering of consenting adults who would like to pleasure themselves with fine wine, fresh cheeses, and fun people. Tonight we offer you an affair in the glass, as we pour ten tempting wines to enjoy, with no obligations. But who knows, you might just find some wines you can take home and get to know better. Nothing serious though. It's a casual thing. Reservations are appreciated for this seasonal sampling, and can be made by calling 813-879-2931. Check back here soon to reveal the 10 wines we will spring on you this night.
The Ratings 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 wines have made our list to wines to pour 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!