Monday, June 13, 2011

WOW: FREE Wine Tasting--THIS Wednesday!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Double duty WOW Email: Uncorked's Q2 Wine on Wednesday--AND-- Gainey Pinot Noir 2008!

Wine on Wednesday-June 15, 2010

In just TWO days--THIS Wednesday--Uncorked is hosting our quarterly WOW: Wine on Wednesday.  The WOW is a FREE tasting hosted for the public in the Charlotte Area.  This month, Uncorked has partnered with The Wooden Vine Bistro in Uptown Charlotte.  Please RSVP today, Uncorked wants to be sure to have enough wine to give away...just click on The Wooden Vine logo!

Please join Uncorked for our tasting on Wednesday, June 15, 2010 from 5:30pm-7:30pm. We will be tasting through eight (8!) different wines; three whites and 5 reds from the Central Coast.  Event information can be accessed via Uncorked's Facebook page.
Gainey Pinot Noir 2008

Gainey Pinot Noir 2008 is making a VERY limited guest appearance on for the second time.  Snap up this beautiful 2008 vintage quickly...quantities are limited! 

Product Description

The Gainey family was among the first to recognize the Sta. Rita Hills as uniquely suited to classic, cool-climate varietals. For 20 years, they had sourced their fruit from all parts of Santa Barbara County, but this area always stood out: Sta. Rita Hills produced the best fruit every year. In the early 1990s, the Gaineys began searching for suitable vineyard land in the region.  The 120-acre Evan’s Ranch, named for Dan Gainey’s great-grandfather, is the result, with 47 acres under vine—11 different Chardonnay clones, 10 clones of Pinot Noir (primarily high-density plantings) and four clones of Syrah. Dan Gainey worked with other growers to obtain federal approval for the new Sta. Rita Hills appellation in 2001.

Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Tasting Notes

"Made in a fruit-forward style, the wine’s bountiful cranberry, strawberry, pomegranate and black cherry aromas carry delightful hints of red licorice, rose hips tea and white pepper. The supple, deeply concentrated palate doubles down with rich cherry pit, blackberry and black cherry flavors that mingle nicely in the long, zesty finish with tea-leaf spice, light pepper and refreshing mineral tones. Roasted game hen, grilled herbed chicken, roast duck in a light cherry sauce and black olive pizza make perfect partners for this pretty, polished Pinot, which will develop beautifully in bottle for another two to three years." - Winemaker Notes

Gainey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008 Pairings

Enjoy this delectable Pinot Noir now and over the next two to three years with roasted game birds, lamb dishes and lightly sauced pastas.

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