WINES FOR VALENTINE’S DAY TASTING
Free Event at Taylor’s Wine Shop
On February 11th from 6:30-8:00pm
Scott Langston from Freedom Beverage will be back behind the wine bar on Thursday with some great wines to share with your Valentine this weekend. No cutesy, Valentine themed labels with marginal juice inside marketed just for the holiday for Scott, he’ll be pouring some great stuff perfect for a really special night with your special someone!
Wines for the event:
Undurraga Sparkling Rose $9.99
BUY NOW This Pinot Noir based sparkler from Chile is an unbelievable value. A pretty watermelon pink in color with flavors of strawberry and cherry with a lovely floral aroma of fresh roses. A beautiful aperitif to get the night started, with sushi, or with some strawberries and cream.
Scarpetta Pinot Grigio $15.99
BUY NOW We’ll admit, many Pinot Grigios are rather boring, but Scarpetta is not one of those. Scarpetta is a winery owned and operated by Bobby Stuckey, Master Sommelier and Chef Lachlan Patterson who are the owners and creators of Frasca Food and Wine in Boulder, Colorado. Frasca is a restaurant inspired by the culture and cuisine of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy. We work with three of the best vineyards for Pinot Grigio in Friuli. The first vineyard is on the rolling banks of the Isonzo River, the second is in the hills of the Collio and the third is in the hills of the Collio Orientali del Friuli. Aromas of white flowers and rich with stone fruit flavors of apricot and white peach. Bright minerality, crisp citrus and vibrant acidity come in on the back for a fresh and clean finish.
Eric Kent Stiling Vineyard Pinot Noir $51.99
We love winemaker Kent Humphries’ offerings under his Eric Kent label, that the artwork on the labels is usually just as fantastic as the wine. The 2013 Stiling Vineyard from Sonoma’s Russian River Valley district is simply divine. Luscious and juicy cherry and raspberry fruit with hints of cola and baking spices. The texture is so warm and
velvety you just want to curl up in it.
Block and Tackle Cabernet Sauvignon $16.99
BUY NOW Nothing too fancy or complex here, just delicious, dark berry fruit, complimented by spicy oak and notes of cocoa with nary a harsh edge in sight. A dark, juicy beauty from Lodi, California that will go with a wide variety of foods or is juicy and smooth enough to stand all alone.
Big Vine Zinfandel $19.99
BUY NOW A fantastic Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel that has everything we look for in great Zin. Notes of blackberry, briar, earth, and a subtle framework of oak dominate the bouquet, while black pepper and vibrant, jammy flavors fan out on the palate.