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Complementary Cabernets? Napa and Bordeaux, Compared

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2014 at 3:43 pm

Date: Thursday, November 6
Time: 6 pm to 7:30
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $35 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Bordeaux and Napa Valley – the world’s premier Cabernet wine growing regions.  Are they so different from one another?

Is Bordeaux, through the pursuit of ripeness, concentration, and new oak, becoming more and more like Napa?  Or perhaps Napa, under the signature of balance and elegance, is growing more and more like Bordeaux.

This tasting is aimed at exploring a thought – maybe not one that the vintners themselves would ever care to entertain – that Napa and

Bordeaux are now more alike than ever.  Through a combination of wines, we will try and match the two, comparing new and old, traditional and modern.  For anyone exploring Bordeaux (or Napa) for the first time, this will be an eye-opening tasting.

Friday FREE Tasting: No Tricks, Just Treats!

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2014 at 1:07 pm

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Join us for a complimentary tasting of the dazzlingly powerful Schiopetto Sauvignon and other fresh store favorites. Special prices tonight on all tasted wines. Drop by our open house anytime between 4 and 7 pm. See you then!

2012 Schiopetto Sauvignon Blanc

In Sauvignon Blanc on October 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

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So extraordinary is the expression of Schiopetto’s Sauvignon Blanc that he (like most vintners in Friuli) drops the color designation and simply refers to it as “Sauvignon.”  You should, too, because this wine is going to rock your world:

 A single glass will fill the room with aromas of lemon blossom, lime peel, kaffir, flowering white peaches and freshly rained-on granite pebbles.  These elements blend seamlessly to create a wine of extravagant depth and also refined elegance.  The palate is full, with hedonistic levels of fruit contained by a brilliantly cool minerality, which wraps the entire wine down into its 60-second finish. 

Schiopetto’s Sauvignon can be drunk now. But it will also last a decade or more in your cellar, becoming more pleasurable with each passing year.

Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com