Tuesday, December 27, 2016

WOW: The Countdown is ON - 5 Days Until NYE2017!

WOW: Wine of the Week

The Countdown is ON - 5 Days Until NYE2017!
Line 39 Wines

Where did 2016 go?!  ShopUncorked.com is particularly excited as 2017 is our 10-year anniversary!  What better way to celebrate another year behind us and a new year ahead of us than to toast with California bubbles with a Champagne taste and a price that will keep you coming back for more - this sparkler is UNDER $20 per bottle!  Stock up today, New Year's Eve is just around the corner!

Product Description

"The history of Scharffenberger Cellars begins in 1981 in the heart of California's Anderson Valley. Situated only miles from the coastal influences of the Pacific Ocean, Scharffenberger Cellars also enjoys the deep soils and sunshine within the protected valley. Originally founded by John Scharffenberger, the company has undergone many transitions, including a name change when it was formally known as Pacific Echo from 1998 until July 2004. Today, the name has been restored back to Scharffenberger Cellars under the management of Maisons Marques & Domaines.
Scharffenberger Brut Excellence is made by the traditional méthode champenoise process – whereby the wines are individually bottle-fermented before being riddled and disgorged. The wine is approximately two-thirds Pinot Noir and one-third Chardonnay and undergoes 100% malolactic fermentation. Scharffenberger Brut is made from its own 120-acre vineyards in the Anderson Valley. In addition, Scharffenberger Cellars has long-term contracts with select vineyards in the greater Mendocino County. This type of vineyard selection allows us to choose from the best vineyards in the area which enables us to produce our trademark cuvée." - Winery Notes

Scharffenberger Brut N/V Reviews

"Beautifully balanced between maturity and freshness, this elegant bubbly combines appetizing cherry, almond and ginger flavors with a suave texture and long finish. It achieves a level of personality and sophistication beyond simple fruitiness. " - 91, Wine Enthusiast
"A delightfully racy sparkler, with tart apple and floral anise aromas leading to zesty lime and lemon flavors, presenting accents of cinnamon and spicy ginger." - 90, Wine Spectator

Scharffenberger Brut N/V Tasting Notes

The wine is two-thirds Pinot Noir which produces a red fruit (cherry and plum) forward nose combined with one-third Chardonnay which adds the tropical expression of litchi nut and mango. The 100% malolactic fermentation adds a vanilla cream character producing a round and full-bodied wine. After approximately two years on the yeast lees, there are notes of freshly baked bread and pastry that enhances the more fruit forward style of the wine. Finally, after several months on the cork the wine develops caramel and hazel complexors.

Monday, December 19, 2016

WOW: Tamarack is BACK!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Tamarack is Back!
Line 39 WinesBack by popular demand are selections from Tamarack Cellars in Washington State.  This week ShopUncorked.com is pleased to feature their Columbia Valley Cabernet Franc.  Tired of Cabernets, Red Blends and Merlots?  Treat your palate to a new varietal with this selection.

Product Description

"Ron Coleman is closing in on 20 years of winemaking in the Walla Walla Valley, and he’s focused Tamarack Cellars’ latest release of Cabernet Franc on Weinbau Vineyard, a historic site within one of Washington state’s hottest growing regions. That helps to explain why there is just a touch of mint in this Cabernet Franc that’s focused on lots of rich fruit amid a balanced structure. " - Winery Notes

Tamarack Cellars Cabernet Franc 2014 Tasting Notes

"Aromas of dark cherry, black currant, blueberry and French oak vanilla spice carry into a creamy mouth feel of black currant, elderberry and blueberry. Fine-grained tannins and raspberry acidity are capped by a touch of chocolate." - Winery Notes

Monday, December 12, 2016

WOW: It's a MAJOR Award!

WOW: Wine of the Week

It's a MAJOR Award!
Line 39 Wines'Tis the season for festive wines and this one is SURE to please!  Remember that holiday classic, "A Christmas Story?"  Well, here's your chance to bring some of that same 80's nostalgia into your home or gift it to your favorite hostess.  The label feels like velvet and boasts that ever familiar lamp that once stood proudly in the bay window of Ralphie's home - and at just $13 per bottle, this is one you'll want to order by the case!

Product Description

"With another year in the record books, the 2014 vintage came in at the third-largest grape harvest ever, down eight percent from the previous year. A mild winter and spring with drought conditions persisting, bud break occurred early. From southern to northern California winemakers have stated that it was an even earlier harvest then years before, starting with sparkling grapes in July and ending mid-October for later ripening varieties. Despite the drought, California will produce another great vintage. Arid conditions have given the grapes a chance to struggle, which thins out the vines and allows the clusters to gain concentration of -avor, intensity and complexity." - Winery Notes

Big Smooth Old Vines Zinfandel 2014 Tasting Notes

"Our 2014 vintage is a dynamic blend that truly showcases what California Zinfandels are all about. Lively aromas of blackberry, purple basil, and cocoa draw you in as the fragrance of roasted almonds emerges. The oak aging is highlighted in this robust blend through hints of molasses, dried blueberry and raspberry. With the Merlot adding mid-palate structure and the Petite Sirah contributing to a well-rounded and velvety feel, this wine has not only a memorable start but an impressive finish as well." - Winery Notes
Blend: 80% Zinfandel, 11% Petite Sirah, 7% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon

Big Smooth Old Vines Zinfandel 2014 Pairings

This wine is the perfect accompaniment to roast quail, beet and feta salad or apricot marinated lamb chops.

Monday, November 28, 2016

WOW: Cyber Monday!

Cyber Monday Specials

Cyber Monday Code: "thankful"
Cyber Monday 2012
Back at work?!  ShopUncorked.com knows that the last thing on your mind is working!  You're reliving your Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend and looking ahead to all of the holiday gatherings that await you in the next four weeks.  That is why ShopUncorked.com has extended our Black Friday Coupon Code!   'Tis the day for online shopping and that is what Uncorked does best! 

Simply input "thankful" into the coupon code when checking out on our website and save 15% for one final day!

Stock up on your favorite holiday wines, hostess gifts and everyday favorites with 15% off of ShopUncorked.com's already LOW prices!

Are you local to Charlotte, North Carolina?!  Our site offers a "local delivery" option for a flat rate of $15 for all the wine that you can order!

Between our "thankful" coupon code and our local delivery option, what more could you want?!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

ShopUncorked.com Black Friday Specials 2016!

Black Friday Specials

Black Friday Code: "thankful"
ShopUncorked.com is truly thankful for all of our clients, both new and existing in 2016!  To encourage online shopping, ShopUncorked.com is offering a special one-day only Black ThankfulFriday Coupon Code.

Simply input "thankful" into the coupon code when checking out on our website and save 15% on Black Friday!  That is 15% off of our already LOWER retail pricing.  And rest assured that we'll be busy over the next couple of days adding new products to the site for your purchasing pleasure!

Stock up on your favorite holiday wines, hostess gifts and everyday favorites with 15% off of ShopUncorked.com's already LOW prices!

Remember, if you are local to Charlotte, North Carolina we have a special delivery option for you!  Our site offers a "local delivery" option for a flat rate of $15 for all the wine that you can order!

Between our "thankful" coupon code and our local delivery option, what more could you want?!
Holiday Gift Boxes announced MONDAY, 12/5!

Monday, November 21, 2016

WOW: Poppin' Bottles - Of BUBBLES!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Poppin' Bottles - Of BUBBLES!

Chandon Nautical Summer
Back by populardemand is Domaine Chandon's Limited Edition Bottle for teh Holidays! Their ClassicBrut is available in both a white and black label for the 2016 holidayseasonand designed by fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff.  Buy two bottles and give them as hostess gifts in the coming weeks!  These wines are available in limited quantities - place your order TODAY!

Product Description

"Created by fashion designer Rebecca Minkoff, our Merry Whatever bottle is available in two colors: casually chic white and fashionably bold black. These festive bottles are filled with Chandon Brut Classic and sparkle with Minkoff’s signature gold stud pattern." - Winery Notes

Domaine Chandon Holiday Limited Edition 2016 - 750ml Tasting Notes

Chandon Brut Classic consistently expresses our signature flavor profile of apple, pear and citrus flavors and aromas with a hint of spice that leads to a soft, dry finish.

Domaine Chandon Holiday Limited Edition 2016 - 750ml Pairings

We recommend serving Chandon Brut Classic to refresh the palate when eating salty, creamy, or nutty foods such as Caesar salad, fried calamari, oysters, or fresh sashimi and sushi.

Stay tuned for Uncorked Holiday Boxes to be announced after the holiday.

In observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday, Tuesday, November 22nd will be the last day for shipping.  Uncorked will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.

Monday, November 14, 2016

WOW: The Perfect Pinot!

WOW: Wine of the Week

The Perfect Pinot!
Line 39 WinesScary, but true:  Thanksgiving is just 10 days away!  In just a few short days, everyone will be gathered around a table full of foods that contradict one another for wine pairing.  Our recommendation is this perfect Pinot Noir by Hyland Estates.  It's not easy to tame Sweet Potato casserole, cranberries, green beans, turkey and gravy - but this wine will be sure to impress!

Product Description

"A tale of two vintages, the Willamette Valley saw near-perfect weather up until late September when the remnants of typhoon Pabuk from the Western Pacific slammed into the Pacific Northwest and forced a brief intermission from harvest activity. When the sun returned in the first week of October it brought about one of the warmest and driest Octobers on record. A classic Indian Summer.

An exceptionally dry, mild winter ushered in a growing season in the Willamette Valley that commenced with bud break in early April, roughly two weeks ahead of its typical schedule. Bloom occurred in mid-June under clear, blue skies leading to the commencement of harvest on September 13th - a full month earlier than 2011. The rain and cold arrived on September 27th and Laurent Montalieu decided to wait it out before picking the remaining 60% of our crop. This decision proved to be fortuitous as the warmth of October allowed for superb sugar levels in the berries coinciding with perfect physiological ripeness. Laurent described this as an incredible ending to a challenging harvest with the berries picked before the rain showing more delicacy and finesse, while the berries picked after the rain show deeper, darker, more complex fruit. In the end, the wines of 2013 will become another exceptional, and classically Oregon vintage." - Winery Notes

Hyland "Coury" Pinot Noir 2013 Reviews

"The old vines at the heart of this wine date back decades. Finely threaded herb and mineral highlights peek through a solid frame of berry and plum fruit. The barrel flavors, from 10 months in French oak, are balanced and persistent. Put this one away for drinking from 2020 to 2030." - 92, Wine Enthusiast