Since we’re in the middle of the NCAA Basketball Tournament’s March Madness, let’s play along here during our wine tasting weekend. The coach of every underdog or overlooked team in the tournament is telling his players to ask “Why not us?” as the ultimate winners.
Well, we’ve got a few underdogs or overlooked wines in stock that we think are already champions and we’ll be sharing them with you this weekend. An Italian Chardonnay, a Cotes du Rhone, a couple of Napa heavyweights (Hello, Stephanie Blend!) and a top-rated zinfandel followed by a dark, broody Petite Sirah.
Please join Coach Bill Callahan this weekend in our own March Madness.
Harvest Ranch El Cajon Wine Tasting Event:
Friday, March 28th, 2014 5pm – 7pm
Saturday, March 29th, 2014 3pm – 5pm
759 Jamacha Road
El Cajon, CA 92019
Featuring the “Why Not Us” Tasting
This weekends selections: $15.00
Terlan Alto Adige Italian Chardonnay 2009 ($19.00 During Tasting)
- “A pleasant Chardonnay, offering clean, juicy acidity bolstering white peach, gala apple and smoke notes. Light-bodied and easy to drink. – 87 Points Wine Spectator
Domaine Le Grand Retour Cotes Du Rhone Villages 2005 ($15.99 During Tasting)
- Cotes du Rhône Villages Plan de Dieu wines are made mainly from the Grenache noir grape, blended with a minimum of 20% Syrah and Mourvèdre, yielding wines rich in the flavors of red-berry fruits and spices.
Stephanie Napa Valley Proprietary Red 2008 ($49.99 During Tasting)
- You loved Stephanie Cabernet Sauvignon and this Bordeaux-style blend is just as good. “This wine is a masterpiece of balance and complexity.” – 97 Points Robert Parker
Richard Partridge Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 ($49.99 During Tasting)
- The 2005 harvest was a long, moderate one, which allowed for a full flavor maturity and soft, balanced tannin structure. The wine was aged for 20 months in 100% French oak. Silver Medal, International Wine Competition.
Carol Shelton Karma Zinfandel 2009 ($21.99 During Tasting)
- For those who missed the special tasting we hosted, Carol Shelton is widely cited as the most awarded winemaker in the United States and specializes in terrific zinfandels like this Sonoma offering. – 92 Points Wine Spectator
Frog’s Leap Napa Rutherford Petite Sirah 2008 ($33.99 During Tasting)
- Blueberry aromas and layers of smoke and damp earth underscore blueberry, plum and cassis flavors. These Rutherford grapes are terrific with lamb.
See you all this weekend!