Wine Tasting Selections for La Jolla 4/25/14-4/26/14

On Friday we are featuring wines of the highly regarded Rombauer Winery.  Rombauer Chardonnay has become iconic and is simply the most highly desired wine at Jonathan’s Market.  They also dabble in reds as well and we will taste their Merlot, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon, all of which are sorced with Napa Valley Fruit.  Because Rombauer only has four wines available for retailers, we will finish the evening with a nice Jericho Canyon Cabernet.  If you have heard about Rombauer and never gotten the chance to try out their wines, now is your shot.

On Saturday we will be enjoying some great wines from Spain.  It is a red wine lovers lineup with five of them on the docket.  One of the features of the evening will be a new blend that I just brought into the store that received 93 points from Robert Parker and is our newsletter featured wine of the month.  I am excited to taste it and the newest version of Alto Moncayo Veraton which always over delivers.  It is the little brother of the wine that will close out the evening- the 100 Point Robert Parker Alto Moncayo Grenache.  That’s right folks a 100 point wine!

Where else can you taste wines this fine other than Jonathan’s Market?

See you all this weekend!

~ Jason Perry


Jonathan’s Market La Jolla Wine Tasting:

Friday, April 25th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, April 26th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm

7611 Fay Avenue
(between Kline St & Pearl St)
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone: 858.459.2677
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Friday, April 25th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm

Friday’s Selections: $20.00 per person

Featuring the wines of “Rombauer Winery”

2012 Rombauer Chardonnay ($39.99)

  • We have a unique style of Chardonnay that has developed over time with select vineyards from the Carneros region. The cool climate and clay soils offer ideal conditions for Chardonnay grapes.  A soft yellow color that will darken with age. Bright, vibrant tropical fruit aromas flow from the glass. Underlying grapefruit and lime add depth and character to the aroma. Seamless, textured layers of cantaloupe, pineapple and vanilla flood the palate. A mouthwatering finish entices another sip. This wine will develop flavors of fig and apricot, giving richness, as it ages in the bottle.

2012 Rombauer Merlot ($29.99)

  • The Carneros region with its climate and clay soils allows us to produce a Merlot which is true to the varietal’s characteristics. The longer growing season allows the fruit to reach maturity slowly, giving us fruit which is soft and elegant, yet rich and full flavored. Deep ruby color with a crimson hue. Subtle nuances of cherry and mint aromas support an abundance of mulberry and plum fruit. A soft and supple bouquet of lush plum, cedar and hints of blackberry are framed with silky tannins. Blueberry essence builds on the back palate for a smooth finish.

2012 Rombauer Zinfandel ($29.99)

  • This 2012 vintage delivers classic Rombauer Zinfandel. The weight and dimension are immediately apparent by the dark purplish-ruby color. Ripe boysenberry, clove, black pepper and hints of raspberry aromas perfume from the glass. Plush and velvety flavors of dark berry fruits and vanilla flood the palate. A lengthy finish lingers for several minutes. Enjoy now through 2018.

2012 Rombauer Cabernet ($44.99)

  • A stunning portrayal of the Napa Valley. The fruit for this Cabernet Sauvignon comes from our vineyards in Stags Leap, Atlas Peak, St. Helena and Calistoga.  A cool vintage with small yields, this Cabernet Sauvignon delivers. Dark purple with a cherry red hue in color. Inviting aromas of dark berry fruit, chocolate and spice. Exhibits richness and depth throughout the palate. Blackberry and wild cherry flavors evolve for a full bodied mouthfeel. Integrated tannins and an attractive finish with lingering mocha. Drink now through 2016.

2006 Jericho Canyon Cabernet ($44.99)

  • This Cabernet reflects the power and intensity of its hillside origins.The wine bursts with fruit expressions of plum, blackberry, and blueberry liqueur. The floral and spice notes are equally impressive, showing cinnamon stick and nutmeg, which blend beautifully with its fresh violet aroma. A silky entry gives way to a plush and full mouthfeel. With its ripe, integrated tannins, the wine maintains a presence on the palate even after its supple finish.


Saturday, April 26th, 2014 – 4pm – 7pm

Saturday’s Selections: $20.00 per person

Featuring “Wines of Spain”

2011 Bodegas Breca Garnacha ($19.99)

  • “The 2011 Breca was fashioned from remarkable yields of .4 tons of fruit per acre, and was aged 21 months in French oak. The wine offers enjoyable notes of strawberries, black cherries, dusty, loamy soil and meaty, peppery characteristics. Consume this medium-bodied 2011 over the next several years.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate 87 Points!

2010 La Montesa Rioja ($19.99)

  • “The 2010 Finca La Montesa, a blend of 75% Garnacha, 20% Tempranillo and 5% Mazuelo sourced from the family vineyard La Montesa del Monte Yerga in Alfaro, displays an attractive bright red ruby color, subtle notes of perfectly ripe red cherries, flowers, spices, flowers, wild herbs and some chalk sensations. It is extremely elegant. The palate is supple, vibrant, pure, balanced and long. Simply delicious and a great value. Drink 2014-2018.” Luis Gutierrez Wine Advocate 93 Points!

2011 Alto Moncayo Veraton ($29.99)

  • Remarkably, the 2011 Veraton is just as strong with an even higher alcohol content of 15.5%. A fabulous nose of spring flowers, ground pepper, blackberries and black cherry liqueur is followed by a full-bodied, super-intense wine made from incredibly low yields, and aged 17 months in a combination of French and American oak before being bottled unfiltered. This superb wine easily competes with wines priced two to three times higher. It, too, should drink well for a decade.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate 92 Points!

2005 Alguiera Ribera Sacra ($29.99)

  • From an obscure D.O. located in Galicia, the 2005 Algueira is 100% estate grown Mencia aged for 11 months in French oak. Medium to dark ruby-colored, it offers Pinot Noir-like aromatics with plenty of spicy red fruits and a touch of oak. This leads to an elegant wine with incipient complexity, a silky texture, sweet red berry flavors, and good length. The wine should evolve with 1-2 years of additional bottle age but can be enjoyed now and over the next 6 years.” Jay Miller Wine Advocate 90 Points!

2007 Alto Moncayo ($99.99) ***100 Points

  • “I tend to drink Alto Moncayo during its first 5-6 years of life. Although I was sure they had aging potential, I did not realize just how much longevity these wines possess. If you are not into flavor concentration or care about artesian wines from great terroirs that have been ignored for centuries, this may not be the wine for you. I gave perfect scores to the prodigious 2007 and 2009, two of the greatest expressions of old vine Grenache from the province of Aragon that anyone could have desire. The both possess plenty of black raspberry, blackberry, kirsch and licorice characteristics as well as an undeniable minerality and precision that are remarkable given their full-bodied, massive concentration and intensity.” Robert Parker Wine Advocate 100 Points!!!


Hope to see you this weekend.

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