4:00 to 5:30 pm
$10.00 per person
$5.00 is credited toward purchase of the featured wines below
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611 S. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite #1, Palm Springs, 92264
A considerable number of new arrivals are in the shop and begging to be tasted. So if you are free this Saturday afternoon and are interested in catching up with the latest vintages, do join us. Please remember, the Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade takes place after our event. To set up for this parade, the front entrance to our parking lot will be cut off from S. Palm Canyon Drive. If you are coming, use the back entrance on Belardo. If you have to cross over S. Palm Canyon use Sunny Dunes, or streets south of that. From the north, pass by the museum area.
Roederer Estate Brut, Anderson Valley
LIST PRICE 23.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
Roederer’s winemaking style is based on two elements: ownership of its own vineyards and the addition of oak-aged reserve wines to each year’s blend or cuvée. All the grapes for the Anderson Valley wines are grown on the Estate. Each year, the winemaker selects a portion of the best wines for aging in French oak casks. Aged from one to three years, wines from this reserve cellar are added to the blend, creating a multi-vintage cuvée in the traditional Roederer style, known for its body, finesse and depth of flavor. This blend of 70% Chardonnay and 30% Pinot Noir displays a lovely mix of toasty yeast and lemony fruit from its expansive aromas to its very long and very rich flavors. It is impeccably balanced, quite creamy in feel and is enlivened by an endless stream of tiny, pinpoint bubbles.
2010 Seabiscuit Ranch Chardonnay, Mendocino
LIST PRICE 22.50; OUR PRICE 17.50
After 6 years of spectacular racing, Seabiscuit was retired to Ridgewood Ranch in Mendocino County. As with all prior 12 vintages, the grapes for this wine came from a terraced hillside vineyard along Reeves Canyon. The gravelly soils and the proximity to cooling influence of winds and fog that intrude off the Pacific Ocean allow for a distinctive style of fruit that defines the wine. This small production, 100% barrel fermented Chardonnay shows lovely aromas of ripe pear and apple perfectly balanced with toasty oak and buttery elegance.
2005 James Judd Verdot Malbec, Paso Robles
LIST PRICE 8.99; OUR PRICE 6.99
This is a blend of 60% Petit Verdot with 33% Malbec and only 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows interesting aromas of rose petal, wild sage and ripe plum intertwined with spicy oak. Flavors are balanced and displaying layers of nicely assertive tannins with fine hints of oak. There is not much complexity here but consider the price.
2010 Seabiscuit Ranch Merlot, Mendocino
LIST PRICE 16.00; OUR PRICE 12.99
This seventh release of Seabiscuit Ranch Merlot is selected from individual barrels having the most concentrated fruit
character in the wine. This is a bold and gutsy Merlot. The grapes came from a terraced hilltop vineyard in Reeves Canyon. The south and western facing exposure assures the crop ripens with exceptional fruit aromas and
flavors, while the cool evening temperatures assist in retaining fresh ripe flavors and natural acidity. Extensive leaf thinning allowed the grapes to mature slowly and develop full-bodied ripe fruit flavors of plums, cherries and blackberries. Cabernet Sauvignon (12%) was added for ripe fruit flavor complexity. This is a smooth and inviting fruit forward style showing full-bodied flavors of ripe plums, cherries and blackberries.
2007 St. Francis Merlot, Sonoma County
LIST PRICE 20.00; OUR PRICE 14.99
Characteristic cherry and chocolate light up the palate of this classic Sonoma County Merlot. Flavors of coffee and luscious plum in the mid palate solidify its structure and give it depth, while its round, generous tannins deliver a bold, lengthy finish. The blend is 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Malbec and 2% Petite Verdot.
2010 Seabiscuit Ranch Superfecta, Mendocino
LIST PRICE 25.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
Meritage is a term used to describe Bordeaux-style red and white wines made by members of the Meritage Alliance. The wines must be made from at least two of the permitted grape varieties in the red or white wine categories, with no single variety making up more than 90% of the final blend. Red Meritage is by far the more common of the two styles and is typically based around Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This is a bold Cabernet blend displaying soft tannins, rich fruit, and a hint of oak. The blend is 66% Cabernet, 24% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot.