South America Tasting with MexCor – Friday, October 3rd, 5pm-8pm.

$7 corkage fee opens any 750 ml wine bottle. Three Little Pigs is open at 5pm!

MexCor

Vina Requingua Puerto Viejo Sauvignon Blanc, Curico Valley, Chile 2012 – 9.57 – Hand picking, with double selection in vineyard, in the first week of March.Cool temperate climate with a Mediterranean rainfall regime, moderately warm summers (influence of the Andes) and very rainy winters. Shallow alluvial soils of sandy loam, brownish-gray, rocky; subsoil composed of boulders and rounded rocks in sandy matrix. Intense nose of gooseberry, fresh hay, asparagus and apple. Elegant with pleasant acidity and a long finish.We blasted through a vast amount of this.

Uma Coleccion Shiraz 2013 – 9.97 – Grapes are gently crushed. Traditional fermentation and maceration, with selected yeasts. The process was carried out at a controlled temperature to preserve the wine’s color and aroma potential. Reminiscent notes of ripe blackberries, blackcurrants and plums, with delicate spicy notes. Smooth attack. Aroma notes are recognizable in the palate. Rich, concentrated and full-bodied. Ripe tannins and lingering finish.Another perennial favorite, great at $10.

Uma Coleccion Malbec 2013 – 11.97 – Grapes are gently crushed and traditionally fermented for 7 days, with daily pumping over. 30% of the wine is aged in American oak, while the remaining 70% is left evolving in epoxy-covered concrete pools. Both wines are blended in the pool. Concentrated notes of ripe plums, blackberries and blueberries. Smooth entry. Aroma notes are recognizable in the palate. Well-balanced wine with velvety tannins.This is another wine from Uma that we have stacked…

Santa Alicia Anke Blend 1 – 2011 – 9.97 – Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot blend. Herby, with dried red fruit on the nose. Brilliant and deep ruby red color, with violet tones. Very intense, with tropical characteristic of ripe red fruit and tones of oak. Good structure and concentration, with round tannins, even though the wine is young. Great balance and progression from the fruit on the front through the tempering oak on the finish, and plenty of grape tannins to work with. New! Fun!

Free Friday Tasting – 5pm – 8pm September 26th

With Greg Willis – of Ensemble Beverages, through Favorite Brands

Three Little Pigs opens at 5pm. $7 corkage to open any 750ml bottle.

Lenz Moser Gruner Veltliner 2012 – 1L – 11.57 – Small quantity but excellent quality. Weather performance & harvest conditions 2012: Similar to 2011: little rain, long dry periods, healthy grapes. Problem: Late Frost in Lower Austria in May 2012. Caused shortfall in this region Early start of harvest (30th August). Characteristic of the wine: Nice acidity & good ripeness, Well-balanced and full-flavored. Cooler nights in September brought impressive white wine qualities. Peppery, spicy with a nice fruit. Light, fine spicy notes with fruity hints. Lively, pleasant finish. Fresh, spicy style with delicate peppery notes. Lovely body with dry aftertaste.

Lioco Chard – NoCo 2011 – 15.57 – From the proprietors of Sonoma’s Lioco winery, NoCo is an abreviation for “North Coast” and features wines grown in the “other” AVAs surrounding Sonoma County. This Chardonnay was fermented in 100% stainless steel on wild yeasts and was allowed to complete a slow, natural malolactic fermentation on its lees in the tank over the course of six months. Aromas of pear, citrus, and wet stone introduce a minerally palate of lemon zest and peach pit. The cool 2011 vintage is well on display in this aromatic and nervy Chardonnay.

Mt. Beautiful Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 19.97 – The Sauvignon Blanc pushes the boundaries of the typical New Zealand flavor profile. By highlighting decadent tropical flavors, toning down the grassiness and bringing a creamy mid-palate all the way through to a crisp finish with bright minerality, we have set a new precedence for New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Clean, healthy, and ripe Sauvignon Blanc was harvested at the beginning of the second week of April, which was a little earlier than average. The wine was fermented with a variety of neutral and aromatic yeasts. Separate components were aged on lees for 6 months prior to blending and bottling.

Coupe Roses Bastide 2011 – 14.57 – There are no additives to the wine & minimal intervention in the winemaking process.   The 2011 Chateau Coupe Roses Minervois La Bastide is a blend of predominantly Carignan & Grenache with a tad of Syrah. Pours a deep ruby color in the glass with aromas of must & rich berries.  The palate is earthy & there are layers of tar, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, & black pepper with floral nuances.  Somewhat reminiscent of a Bordeaux…earthy & delicious!

Free Bordeaux Tasting with DeVino –

Friday September 19th, 5pm-8pm –

Beausejour

Saint Lafayette Bordeaux Blanc 2012 – 13.97 – 50% Sauvignon Blanc 50% Sémillon. A long-time favorite – This soft, refreshing wine offers notes of lemon, lime, yellow apple & green apple. The makers of Saint Lafayette use not only Sauvignon Blanc, but also a splash of Sauvignon Gris in crafting their Sauvignon Blanc bottling. Also known as Sauvignon Rosé, the Sauvignon Gris grape has a more pinkish hue, & typically a higher sugar level. That extra sugar contributes lifted aromatics, as well as a richer & rounder feel to the wine. Because of its low yields, many vintners abandoned Sauvignon Gris — to the point that it almost became extinct. Notable “grassy” aroma, often with notes of apple & citrus fruits.

Baron de Luze Bordeaux Rouge 2010 – 14.57 – aged in oak. 70% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine shows in a deep ruby ​​red. On the nose a pleasant cherry scent with a bit of slightly spicy plum & black currant. On the palate, very soft tannins, powerful in the fruit & spice departments. Joining them will be a subtle touch of hazelnuts from the oak aging. The wine starts out very cleanly on the palate, evolving into a well-balanced mid-palate with ripe fruit & soft tannins. The pleasant, toasty aroma contributed by the oak is indicative of high-quality barrels. The tannins are still young & promise good ageing potential. Red-berry fruit flavors carry through discreetly into the well-balanced aftertaste.

Ch. Beausejour Fronsac 2010 – 17.57 – 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc. A spiced & warm palate with cherry, chocolate & charred notes. Plush & creamy with ripe tannins & a bright finish. WE – 2012 – “92-94 Powerful, very juicy in style, with toasty new wood flavors mingling with the very ripe fruits. The wine has a bitter, extracted edge that will probably soften with further wood aging.” A warm, attractive bouquet with blackcurrant & blackberry aromas. Very round on the palate, with fine tannins. Beautiful grip as well as a long, fruity, spicy aftertaste.

Ch. Jourdan Bordeaux Rouge 2007 – 18.97 – 60% Cab Franc, 35% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. Attractive, concentrated bouquet of very ripe blackcurrant & cherry. Rich & well-structured on the palate. Long aftertaste with hints of very ripe black fruit. Nose: blackberry, blueberry, plum, oak, leather, toast, chocolate, very nice for nose. Taste: medium bodied, medium tannins, good acidity, blackberry, plum, chocolate, vanilla, great qpr. Flavors of blueberry, oak, smoke, & lots of earth. Sweet & fairly ripe, nicely balanced. Easy going yet therein lays the charm. With some sweet secondary tobacco notes on the finish.