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Here is an opportunity to sample a few wines that would be appropriate for most St. Valentine’s encounters. To add sparkle to the occasion we will begin with the J Brut Rosé, turning to entertain The Velvet Devil Merlot, then going to Bedrock for some old vine Zinfandel to be followed by some Reckless Love before The Calling. The culmination will be The Big Easy. Where can you go wrong?
J Vineyards Brut Rosé, Russian River Valley
LIST PRICE 38.00; OUR PRICE 34.99
I like what Robert Parker had to say about this sparkler in the Wine Advocate: “The outstanding NV Brut Rosé (66% Pinot Noir, 33% Chardonnay and 1% Pinot Meunier) displays loads of strawberry and Kir cocktail-like notes in a fresh, light to medium-bodied, delicious style that is essentially dry, with tiny, well-formed bubbles and good, crisp acids.
2013 Charles Smith Wines “The Velvet Devil” Merlot, Washington
LIST PRICE 12.00; OUR PRICE 9.99
This velvety smooth devil is a classic Merlot with aromas of dark cherries, cedar and pipe tobacco. As well, the bouquet and flavor profile shows anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Wine Spectator liked it enough to award it a 90-point rating: “This polished red shows well-modulated blueberry and spice flavors.”
2013 Bedrock Wine Co. Old Vine Zinfandel, California
LIST PRICE 22.00; OUR PRICE 17.99
Four reviewers have placed this Zin with 90 points and above, including Robert Parker’s 92-point rating: “The 2013 Zinfandel Old Vine, which includes a dollop of Carignane, comes from vines averaging 80 years of age. This Rhône Ranger-styled effort displays notes of raspberries, black cherries, forest, earth, pepper and spice. Full-bodied, heady, seductive and lush, it can be enjoyed over the next 5-6 years. Wine Spectator (91 points)
2013 Rebel Coast Winery “Reckless Love”, California
LIST PRICE 22.00; OUR PRICE 19.99
There is nothing reckless about this Cab from the Alexander Valley region which is blended with Paso Robles Syrah. The cherry, raspberry and cranberry nature of the wine framed seamlessly by soft tannins for a smooth, velvety impression. I personally do not drink in the dark, but if you find yourselves in that situation, no problem: the label on the bottle is glow-in-the-dark ink. No need groping for the bottle.
2012 The Calling Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley
LIST PRICE 35.00; OUR PRICE 32.99
This full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon presents blackberry and plum aromatics typical of the Alexander Valley, along with accents of coffee and toasted nuts. Elegant tannins and balanced acidity provide structure for the rich fruit on the palate, which lingers on the finish. This is a proper calling.
2012 Fess Parker Winery “The Big Easy”, Santa Barbara Co.
LIST PRICE 30.00; OUR PRICE 27.99
Notes of blackberry, plum, smoked meat, acacia flower, vanilla, pepper and black cherry are found on the nose along with flavors of blueberry, blackberry, dark chocolate, black cherry, all spice and vanilla on the palate. The blend is: 62% Syrah, 30% Petite Sirah, 8% Grenache. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate waxes ecstatically over this wine with a 93-point rating: “Always a big, ripe and voluptuous wine, the 2012 The Big Easy saw 20 months in 48% new French and American oak. It’s loaded with blockbuster notes of black and blue fruits, white chocolate, melted licorice and hints of vanilla bean. These give way to full-bodied, concentrated and ripe red that has surprising elegance, purity and focus that shows on the finish. It’s packed with flavor and represents a great value at this quality.”