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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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 or clicking (813) 879-2931. Check back here soon to find out which wines we will be placing in the brown bags this evening.
The A,B,C's of Wine - Wine Tasting
In 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 reveal the list of wines we will be pouring for you this evening.
Northwest Passage - Washington & Oregon Wine Tasting
Potluck Pours - Wine Tasting
Weekday wine lovers often have the same dilemma when choosing wine. It is not what to serve to your family or friends on Friday or Saturday or even Sunday, it's what do you and your spouse open when it's just Tuesday night potluck at home. What goes with Monday night's leftovers or Wednesday night's take home specials? You just want good, tasty wine for not much money. Well tonight we are going to give you some great options for those midweek meals. Join us as we taste through three whites that work, and seven reds you can relax with. Reservations to attend this above average evening are appreciated and can be made by calling (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal which 10 lucky wines we will be pouring for you this evening.
Legends of the Fall - Seated Wine Seminar
Whether it is because of the grape, the region, the producer, or the vintage, legendary wines are being released and showcased for the fall season. We are still finalizing the line-up for our first seated since the spring, but some sure bets will include a storybook Chardonnay, a captivating Cabernet or two, a fabled French Bordeaux, and several other rarely tasted bottlings. Credit cards are requested when you call and make your reservations at (813) 879-2931. Click on the Title above to reveal which legendary wines we will be featuring 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!