Sep 28 2010
As you probably noticed from our recent End of Summer Blowout Sale, we needed to make room for a lot of new wines here at Just Grapes. Well, those wines have arrived, and this weekend, you can taste several of them for free!
Join us from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 2, as we pour some of the bottles that “made the cut” to take centerstage on our shelves, and on your palate this fall. There’s a ton of variety from around the globe, and some amazing values too, so stop by and check out “the new bottles on the block”, including:
2008 Le Loup dans la Bergerie Rouge, France [$10.39]
40% Syrah, 30% Merlot, 30% Grenache. This soft red blend from the Old World shows a round, juicy fruit palate and supple tannins. The surprising burst of black fruits gives way to a delicate floral finish. The wine sees no oak and makes for the perfect every day sipper. Drink now.
90 Pts – Robert Parker
Vibrant brick red with purple hues, the nose shows hints of nutmeg, crushed leaves and tar with lifted brambly fruit and cloves. Blackcurrant and cassis notes add freshness with the Amarone component adding chocolate and espresso characters. Rich and full-bodied palate maintains a firm structure. Soft tannins round out the palate, providing an elegant wine that tastes of dark berry fruits intermingled with spice and cedar.
Excellent aperitif or with tapas, especially those with a little kick. The wine lifts the slightly spicy flavor of dishes. Off-dry style that embodies all that is Alsace Gewurztraminer with lychee and spice. Serve slightly chilled.
2008 Michael David Petite Petit Petite Sirah, Lodi, California [$17.99]
Like elephants whose size is imposing, Petite Petit is large! The wine is opaque dark purple and opens with a very inviting violet and plum-like bouquet. On the palate, this medium bodied wine is quite silky and smooth. It displays very jammy black current-like flavors with notes of dry blackberries and vanilla as well. The finish is dry, and lingers slightly. A boastful blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot. Aged 14 months in French oak.