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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Red, White and Brews - All-American Beer Tasting
What a revolution we are enjoying here in America. Brewmasters and beer makers across this great nation are creating incredible hand crafted beers. Tonight we are getting a head start on AMERICAN BEER MONTH and will be popping the caps on at least a dozen new specialty and seasonal brews from the good ole U.S. of A. This will be a great chance to understand how varied and interesting American beers are today. Reservations are for this patriotic perusal are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to see the details of the Reds, Whites and purely American beers we will be pouring.
All-American Reds - Wine Tasting
Tonight we are pouring a story about this great country that we live in. The US of A grows wines from sea to shining sea, and tonight we'll venture to Oregon, Virginia, Washington and of course California to taste some of the best red wines that this country proudly produces. Reservations for this sampling of our nation's pride are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. To see the national wines we will be pouring on this night, please click on the Title above.
Bastille Day Celebration - Wine Tasting
The People have Won! The Aristocracy is Dead ! ..And the Wine is Flowing !
July 14th commemorates the French Revolution and we are glad to help them celebrate by freely pouring ten of their most wonderful and widely known wines. We'll sample current offerings from the Loire, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, and even partake of some Provence Rose's. Reservations for tonight's raucous rebellion are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal which wines we will be celebrating with this night.
Passport Series: New Zealand & Australia
Our second virtual viticultural cruise of this summer sets sail tonight for the exotic destinations of the New Zealand and Australia. These 2 countries are on the other side of the globe and have winemaking traditions that are as unique and captivating as the lands they are grown in. Join us as we sample 10 exotic exports that are worth spanning the globe for. Reservations for this delicious virtual voyage are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. To see which wines we will be featuring on this night, please check back here soon.
90+ Rated and Under $20 - Wine Tasting
Drinking a wine that rates over 90 points from various experts is most always a pleasure. Finding a highly-rated, high-quality wine for under $20 a bottle is a bit of a trick, but we managed to find 10 wines that deliver both exquisite taste and excellent value. Our search led us to 3 whites and 7 reds that fit this bill, and we want you to try them. So if you like great wine for a fair price, make your reservations for this good-sense sampling by calling (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to find the details on what we will be pouring 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!