Join the PTO for a fun opportunity to sample wines for the Thanksgiving and holiday season. Rich Haynes, the store manager, will have a selection to sample and there will be snacks from Mediterranean Deli. There will be a raffle to win a special bottle provided by Chapel Hill Wine Company. The store will have completed their new expansion, so it’s a good time to visit this local business.
3 bottles of very nice wines to be raffled during the event:
Cava from Naveran, a Perles Blanques from Spain signed by the winery owner! Retails for $35. Raffle tickets will be $1 each
2015 Chateauneuf from Clos St Jean V.V. Retails for $50. Raffle tickets will be $2 each
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from La Jota Howell Mountain. 95 pts Wine Spectator, Retails for $115. Raffle tickets will be $5 each
We'll do the drawings during the tasting about every 3 wines or so.
It should be a fun little event. Pop in, eat some falafel and baklava, learn about some nice bottles for the upcoming holidays, maybe win a bottle.
Wines to be tasted:
Contadi Castaldi Franciacorta - $19.99 net
“Celebrating 30 years of production, Contadi Castaldi's NV Franciacorta Brut is a transparent and light sparkler with a very pale golden hue accented by straw yellow highlights. This is a crisp and delineated blend of 80% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Nero and 10% Pinot Bianco with sharp acidity that refreshes the palate with profound intensity. This lean-bodied Metodo Classico sparkling wine would pair beautifully with raw Mediterranean fish or sushi.”
Gerard Fiou Sancerre 2017- $23.99 net
“Growers based in this single south-facing hillside are blessed with a unique Terroir rich in Flint. Long considered too hard to grow vines, this tiny portion of the Terroir of Sancerre (12%) is now a fascination for most of the growers, who, when they have the chance to own a parcel on this soil, don’t hesitate to bottle it separately to make their top cuvée. The thick stony layer on top of the vine has the ability to store the heat of the day and deliver it back throughout the night, this element, combined with the microclimate from the river, provide the very best maturity potential. If you want to know what minerality the flint bring to the wine just do what the prehistorical folks were doing, hit two rocks against each other and you’ll smell this. A piercing, bone-dry style, with chalk and flint notes driving through the core of gooseberry and thyme. Mouthwatering and lengthy, showing crystal-clear purity on the finish.”
Fel Chardonnay 2016- $24.99 net – 90 pts Wine Enthusiast
This is a delicious, no-nonsense wine that features pure fruit flavors, little obvious oak influence, good zingy acidity, and excellent balance. Its strength is a slight sense of reserve that is refreshing and mouthwatering.”
Vietti Arneis 2017 - $19.99 Net – 91+ pts Wine Advocate
“The [Vietti]2017 Roero Arneis is one of the most successful interpretations of this white wine on the market today. It falls under that Vietti magic wand. The bouquet is true to the Arneis variety with aromas of bright citrus, white peach, wild sage, ash, and natural rubber. The wine's appearance is luminous and bright. Drink this charming and refreshing white wine within the next two years.”
Castello di Bossi Chianti Classico 2015 - $18.99 net – 93 pts James Suckling
“This is a beautiful and real Chianti Classico with dried cherries, chocolate, and hazelnut. Hints of limestone and stone. Full to medium body, velvety tannins. Gorgeous juicy finish.”
Planet Oregon 2017 - $17.89 net- 91 pts Vinous Media
“Brilliant red. Fresh red berries, cinnamon and a hint of woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. Pliant raspberry and cherry-cola flavors are braced by tangy acidity and a touch of blood orange. Sappy, penetrating and precise; a jolt of peppery spices enlivens the long, gently tannic finish. This sexy Pinot delivers absolutely superb value.”
Marietta Game Trail 2015 - $29.99 net - 91 pts Jeb Dunnuck
“From the Yorkville Highlands AVA, the 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 Game Trail Cabernet Sauvignon sports a deep purple color all the way to the rim. Spiced plums, cassis, cedar pencil, and exotic spice notes give way to a medium-bodied, concentrated, seamless wine that has class and charm. With fine tannin, good acidity, and a fresh, focused style, I suspect it will drink nicely for 7-8 years.”
Numanthia Termes - $23.99 net – 90 pts Wine Advocate
“Cropped from a warm and ripe year, the entry-level 2015 Termes was able to keep its poise and balance. It has balsamic aromas and flavors, with sweet fruit on the palate. It's 15% alcohol and matured in French barriques for 14 months.”
For questions, contact Harry Park at email@example.com.