Jul 01 2010

Leave Your Lawn Chair at Home

The 4th of July fireworks have already started at Just Grapes! Well… the kind of fireworks that happen when you save money and taste incredible American wines at the same time. The best part is, you don’t need a lawn chair to stake out a prime spot for your palate here.

First, we’ve got a pre-4th sale happening right now, with prices up to 50% off. Stop by and check out the selection, or click here for our Printable Sale List, then stop by and stock up!

Also, we’ve got a July 3rd Complimentary Independence Day Tasting featuring great American wines that pair with BBQ, red, white, and blue. Stop by on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. to sample these bottles and more:

2006 Taz Fiddlestix Vineyards Pinot Noir, Santa Rita Hills, California [$17.99]
Fiddlestix Pinot Noir is powerful and lush with notable complexity and structure…this wine has layered aromatics that reveal themselves slowly in the glass, opening to aromas of dark plum and black cherry with a hint of earthiness and cedar.

2008 Maryhill Riesling, Columbia Valley, Washington [$8.79]
Aromas of brewer’s yeast, overripe pear, honeycomb, and faint petroleum jelly follow through on a silky entry to a fruity medium body with spicy peach sorbet notes and drying, mineral accent on the finish. Complex and food friendly; try with grilled shrimp.

2006 Argyle Brut, Willamette Valley, Oregon [$19.19]
91 Pts – Robert Parker

An Indian Summer followed by late harvest lent exciting structure to the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir used to make this 2006 Argyle Brut. The color is that of pale yellow diamond, pre-harvest wheat field or plumeria alba. The aromas are honeysuckle, Mutsu apple skins, casaba and soft vanilla, followed by hints of allspice and red currant thanks to the Pinot Noir component. This 2006 Brut is highly effervescent in the mouth and brings a classic, stony minerality complimented by lemon zest, currant, and a late, savory yeast that coats the palate for a long, pleasing finish.

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