Monday, January 31, 2011

WOW: Wine of the Week--Love Potions!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Valentine's Day is just 14 days away--Order Love Potions!

Love Potion No. 9Uncorked is pleased to provide you with 4 unique gift box combinations to make your Valentine's Day gift giving as easy as Cupid's Target Practice!

Pricing for Love Potion Gift Boxes range from $30-$60.  Each packaged in Uncorked's Signature  Style.

All Gift Box orders must be placed by Wednesday, February 9th to ensure delivery on or before Valentine's Day (ground shipping).  For local delivery options, please place orders by Friday, February 11th.

Choose from the following Gift Box Options:

  • Cupid's Crush, $30.00

    Ca' Furlan Prosecco NV and Ramsay Cabernet 2007
  • Love Elixirs, $30.00

    Paarl Heights Sauvignon Blanc 2009 and Ramsay Cabernet 2007
  • Liquid Pleasures, $50.00

    Stewart "Farina Vineyards" Chardonnay 2008 and Slingshot Cabernet 2006
  • Love Potion No. 9, $60.00

    Duval Leroy Brut NV and Tensley Syrah 2009

Interested in creating a personalized gift for your Valentine?  Simply add the wines of choice to your cart and select our "gift wrap" option.  For just an additional $4.95 Uncorked will wrap your selections in our Signature Gift Box.   In addition, if there are specific wines that you seek, please do not hesitate to contact Uncorked.  Uncorked has access to all wines distributed in North Carolina but we simply do not post all available wines on the website.  Special requests are welcomed and encouraged!

Monday, January 24, 2011

WOW: Wine of the Week--Torii Mor Pinot Noir!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008

Torii Mor Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2008Typically Uncorked prefers to mix it up a little from week to week, but January 2011 seems to be the month of Pinot Noir!  This week, Uncorked brings ANOTHER exceptionally priced 90 point Pinot Noir to the masses.

This Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is weighing in just ever so slightly above $20!  Unheard of!  A 90 point Oregon Pinot Noir for just $20.99?!  Supplies are VERY limited at this price however, order it up quickly and capitalize on this deal TODAY!

Next week Uncorked will feature our Valentine's Day 2011 Love Potions Gift Box...the count down is on:  Valentine's Day 2011 is just 21 days away!

Product Description

Torii Mor Winery was founded in 1993 by Donald Olson, MD who remains the owner to this day with his wife, Margie.  The winery was initially a small project that was intended to showcase the fruit from the vineyard.  Olson Estate Vineyard was planted in 1972 and is one of the oldest vineyards in the Dundee Hills AVA.  Since its modest beginnings in 1993, with just over 1,000 cases, Torii Mor has blossomed into a super-premium winery that focuses on small lots of handcrafted vineyard designated Pinot noir with an annual production of 15,000 cases.
With the commitment to preserving the environment and Earth, Torii Mor is making ecologically smart choices and farming sustainably, while continuing to craft high quality, complex wines that possess a quiet elegance.  Torii Mor is cultivating a sustainable business that respects the environment by assessing the overall carbon and energy usage.   The solar array, gravity flow winery in the Dundee Hills, erected in 2007, is LEED Gold and LIVE vineyard and winery certified.
The name TORII MOR was chosen by Dr. Olson as he felt it conjured a feeling of unique elegance.  Borrowing from the Japanese, the “Torii” refers to the ornate gates most often seen at the entrances to Japanese gardens.  “Mor” is a word in ancient Scandinavian that means “earth”.  By integrating these two distinct languages, the romantic image of a gate to an earth space, or passageway to beautiful things, is formed.  We believe that Pinot noir, more than any other varietal, is that beautiful gateway to the earth.

Torii Mor Pinot Noir 2008 Reviews

"Medium ruby-colored, it exhibits an expressive nose of rose petal, spice box, cherry, and raspberry.  Easygoing on the palate while deftly concealing some ripe tannin, this outstanding value will provide pleasure over the next 6-8 years." - 90 points, Wine Advocate

Torii Mor Pinot Noir 2008 Tasting Notes

"This wine has aromas of earth, grape stems, dark berries and notes of mushrooms.  The flavors show a mix of mostly dark berries and dark cherries, earthiness, and spiciness followed by Graham cracker-barrel toast.  The crisp acidity carries the rich flavors to a long earthy aftertaste with cherries, dried red berries and spices.  The finish is long with notes of earthy mushrooms, red and dark fruit, oak spices and graham cracker oak toast.  The texture is rich and mouth filling.  The stem tannins add rich structure and are present from beginning to end, without detracting from the wine flavors." - Winery Notes

Monday, January 17, 2011

WOW: Wine of the Week, Ponzi Pinot Noir!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2007
Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2007In typical Uncorked fashion, our personal relationship with all of the "important people" (you know who you are!) has allowed us to bring Ponzi Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2007 at DEEPLY discounted pricing!

Never pay "retail" again!  Regularly priced at $36.99 per bottle, is able to offer this 90 point Pinot Noir for just $28.99!  That's over 20% off of traditional retail pricing!  Now...just imagine if you were a "Reserve Wine Club"'s even less!

Get this 90 point value in your cellar--or glass--while supplies last!

Product Description

Founded in 1970 in Oregon's lush Willamette Valley, Ponzi Vineyards is internationally acclaimed for producing some of the world's finest Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay and White Riesling, as well as Arneis and Dolcetto, two rare Italian varietals.
Founded by wine pioneers, Dick and Nancy Ponzi, for more than four decades, Ponzi Vineyards has set the standard for Oregon's viticultural innovation while maintaining an unwavering commitment to a tradition of winemaking excellence.

Ponzi Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2007 Reviews

"The 2007 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is deep crimson-colored with an enticing bouquet of toasty oak, cinnamon, allspice, violets and black cherry.  Medium-bodied and elegant on the palate, it has plenty of savory fruit...and a silky finish." - 90 points, Wine Advocate
"There a winning transparency to the vivid blackberry, dark plum, black pepper and freshly turned loam aromas and flavors, finishing with a nice lift of acidity." - 90 points, Wine Spectator

Ponzi Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2007 Tasting Notes

"Cherry and violet notes with an underlay of clove in the nose lead to a surprisingly full and broad palate. Both high and low tones of smoked meat, cedar, red currant and anise define the mouth with a very long, lithe, elegant finish." - Winemaker Notes

Monday, January 10, 2011

WOW: Wine of the Week! Uncorked's Prices can get even LOWER!

WOW: Wine of the Week

Announcing Uncorked's "Reserve Wine Club!"

Reserve Wine ClubUncorked has a very personal question to ask of you:  Do you spend at least $1,000.00 on wine a year?  It's okay to admit it...we love you more for it!

It is for that reason that Uncorked has our "Reserve Wine Club."  This Wine Club affords you MAJOR buying power.  For just $500.00 annually, all of the wines that you purchase through Uncorked and are just 10% above our wholesale costs!

Typical retail mark up on wine is at least 45%, but many times it is far more than that.  At this rate, spending just $1,000.00 annually on wine (from traditional retail shops) would have paid for Uncorked's Reserve Wine Club Membership and the money that you are spending on wine would be FAR closer to the actual cost of the wine.  Finally, our Reserve Wine Club Members actually get what they pay for!

Joining the Reserve Wine Club makes it possible to get EVEN LOWER wine pricing on  Members are issued a specific code that automatically adjusts the pricing.  Other benefits of the Reserve Wine Club include:
  • All wines discounted from published rates to 10% above our wholesale costs!
  • Six FREE case shipments each year (UPS Ground).
  • Exclusive email updates of new releases and other specialty items that may never reach our site.
  • First right of refusal to highly allocated wines.
Uncorked also encourages all Clients to remember that what you see is only a fraction of what you COULD get.  Uncorked welcomes the opportunity to provide price quotes on wines that are not currently published on the website.  Do you have a favorite wine that we have not cataloged?  Call, email, spell your request out in corks...we'll do our very best to find that wine for you and provide you with the always competitive Uncorked pricing.

Let work for you!

Monday, January 3, 2011

WOW: Wine of the Week!

WOW: Wine of the Week

A New Year, New Vintages and LOWER Pricing!

Dry Creek Cabernet
What better way to start off a New Year than with lower pricing on a new vintage of an old favorite?!  This week Uncorked is starting our New Year with Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet 2007.  This wine is regularly priced at $23.99...but in limited quantities we are able to offer it to our clients for just $17.99!  Order now for immediate delivery, quantities are limited!

Product Description

"The 2007 vintage will go down as perhaps one of the finest vintages in the past 20 years. A near perfect set in the vineyard was followed by superb growing conditions in the early and late spring months. The weather remained warm and dry during the growing and harvest seasons, with moderate temperatures, allowing the grapes to achieve full maturity and flavor potential.
Cabernet Sauvignon in the Dry Creek Valley is relatively undiscovered. Primarily known for Zinfandel, the valley actually has more Cabernet Sauvignon planted than any other varietal. The region’s terroir provides unique aromas and flavors to our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Bright cherry and black berry fruit, framed by floral and spice elements, create wines that speak to the distinctiveness of our home appellation." - Winery Notes

Dry Creek Vineyards Cabernet 2007 Tasting Notes

"The 2007 Dry Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is classic Dry Creek Valley Cabernet. At first swirl, deep aromas of raspberry, sage and dried floral elements come forward. On the palate, these aromas combine with black cherry and chocolate creating a mouthful of silky, well-integrated tannins. With some airing, the wine fleshes out even more providing dimension, depth and length. The finish lingers on for more than a minute with fine tannins that are very elegant and structured. Truly a blockbuster wine from an incredible vintage!" - Winemaker Notes