El Cajon Wine Tasting Notes 5/15/15-5/16/15

The Treasure Island Tasting

The Harvest Ranch Wine Buying Department constantly searches for wine deals to bring to you, our customers. Be it an exciting new wine, or an established brand at a great buy, we’re always out there, turning over every stone to discover that one treasure.

This month we found some beauties, so we’re going to offer them all up this weekend at the El Cajon “Treasure Island” tasting.

We have an unbelievable white from the south of Burgundy to begin the treasure hunt.   The great Chardonnays of Burgundy begin in Chablis to the far north, where the traditional style is a dry, crisp, minerally wine. As one travels south, the wines generally pick up weight and richness.

We’ll follow up with a critically acclaimed Pinot Noir, two great Napa reds, and a big Toro red from Spain. “Chart a course” for El Cajon, “mateys”, and help us enjoy these treasures!

Patrick Campbell


Harvest Ranch El Cajon Wine Tasting Event:

Friday, May 15th, 2015  5pm – 7pm – $20/person
Saturday, May 16th, 2015 3pm-5pm – $15/person

759 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
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The Treasure Island Tasting

St. Veran Vin Auvigue     ($19.99 During Tasting)

  • Saint-Veran is a pale and brilliant gold and crystal clear. The nose has subtle and gracious fruit aromas of Anjou pears, white peaches, acacia and honeysuckle. The palate is fresh, round and crisp, lively from its first attack of apple and mineral flavors all the way through to the last lingering notes of orange peel and brioche.  {White Burgundy is a plunder at this price}

Chalone Ltd Release Pinot Noir     ($15.99 During Tasting)

  • Red cherry, red currant, mushroom and sandalwood flavors mark this appealing wine. Bone dry, with good acidity, it’s a fine wine to drink now, but it should also age for quite some time.” {Compare elsewhere at $35} 92 Points W&S

 BV Tapestry   ($37.99 During Tasting)

  • ” Five Bordeaux-heritage varietals contribute layer-upon-layer of flavor complexity; this is a wine that shows the artistry of the winemaker. Cabernet and Cabernet Franc comprise the wine’s core of briary blackberry and cassis expression and its firm tannin structure.  Merlot for plush mid-palate texture and a hint of cherry, and Petit Verdot and Malbec complete the blend with nuances of ripe plum, rose, forest loam and graphite.   {Compare @ $61.99 for this treasure}

Provenance Cabernet   ($27.99 During Tasting)

  • “Provenance Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 offers concentrated dark berry, plum and cherry fruit, cassis, mocha, toffee, hazelnut, pepper and spice character with excellent balance, mouth-filling texture and a long finish.”  {$47 @ winery – mighty fine booty} 

Numanthia Termes    ($21.99 During Tasting)

  • “This plush red offers rich, ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and currant, framed with spice, espresso and dark chocolate details. Shows structure and balance, in the modern style.”  {Compare @ $31.99}


We hope to see you out this weekend!

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