5:00 to 7:00 pm
$10.00 per person
$5.00 is credited toward purchase of the featured wines below
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This special impromptu event on Wednesday has been scheduled to take advantage of the visit to our valley of Montes of Chile national sales manager, Ginevra Altomara, who will be pouring some of the great wines her company exports to the US. Montes U.S.A. is the American arm of Viña Montes, Chile, and producer of wines such as Purple Angel, M, and Folly, blockbuster wines which reside at the top of the deep list of value wines offered. In addition, Montes owns Argentina based Kaiken Wines, long a favorite of our tasting events here. As Brand Manager, Ginevra will educate, promote and represent all Montes brands in the United States. Drop by and meet this lovely lady who is very entertaining and vastly knowledgeable.
We will resume our regular schedule this Saturday with Old Vine Zinfandels from Lodi.
2011 MONTES SAUVIGNON BLANC, LIMITED SELECTION, LEYDA VALLEY
List price 14.99; our price 11.99
This 100% Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked in order to maintain the freshness and crispiness typical of the Sauvignon Blanc from Leyda Valley. It is a complex wine showing great structure and depth. At entry it is rich, fruity and crisp with tropical grapefruit flavors. At mid palate it shows tropical fruits, peaches, pineapples and citric accents. This is a powerful coastal climate Sauvignon Blanc with an impressive overall freshness and elegant minerality leading to a superb finish that lasts forever.
2009 MONTES ROSÉ OF SYRAH, “CHERUB”, COLCHAGUA VALLEY
List price 16.00; our price 13.99
This is a fresh, fruity wine with some spiciness and hints of red berries. The Cherub is seductive, elegant and dry. Both on the nose and palate, this Rosé has a distinct Syrah character with some spiciness and hints of strawberries and lively floral flavors, mainly roses as well as orange peel. With good fruit concentration it shows richness in texture across the palate that leads to a delightfully long finish.
2010 MONTES MALBEC, CLASSIC SERIES, COLCHAGUA VALLEY
List price 12.00; our price 10.99
This Malbec shows powerful but elegant flavors, with plumy and blackberry hints. A wonderful butterscotch and slight amount of spiciness is totally integrated by the subtle notes of vanilla that comes from the oak aging. It is a full-bodied wine, with ripe tannins and a voluptuous mid-palate leading to a long, very enjoyable, finish.
2009 MONTES CABERNET SAUVIGNON/CARMÉNERÈ, APALTA VINEYARD
List price 15.99; our price 13.50
The blend in this excellent wine is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Carménerè, the result of much experimentation bringing forward the best of both varieties. Aged in American oak and with only one soft filtering, it provides great value. It has a very elegant aroma with notes of chocolate, cedar, coffee and also of vanilla and butterscotch. To the palate it is ample, soft and generous, with a long aftertaste. Wine Advocate gave it a 90 point rating: “Glass-coating opaque purple; balsamic, incense, leather, and black fruits, dense, over-delivers.”
2008 MONTES CARMÉNERÈ, MARCHIGUE VINEYARD, COLCHAGUA VALLEY
List price 22.00; our price 19.99
This amazing wine is showing lovely black pepper aromas with hints of red berries, chocolate, plums and a bit of vanilla. In the mouth it is quite smooth, with rounded and soft tannins. The oak is beautifully integrated and balanced for a long enjoyable finish. Wine Advocate gave this wine a 91 point rating: “The 2008 Alpha Carménerè is a glass-coating opaque purple with a nose of damp earth, mineral, sage, thyme, cedar, and blueberry. Dense and full-bodied on the palate, it reveals layers of ripe fruit, lots of spice, and enough structure to evolve for 1-2 years. It will deliver prime drinking from 2012 to 2020.”