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Big American Reds: Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Syrah, Mourvedre

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm

Date: Thursday, April 2

Time: 6 pm to 7:30

Location: Waterford Wine Company

Cost: $30 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase

Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Everyone loves powerfully fruit-driven wines.  And nowhere else in the world do they make them quite like we do in America.

Yet what is the biggest of the big?  And why do we call them big?  Or rich, or powerful?

This tasting explores some greats of the American red wine scene – those producers making dynamic, richly styled reds with confidence.

Friday FREE Tasting: Spain & More

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2015 at 1:05 pm

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Come celebrate the weekend at Waterford Wine! Sample our delicious Zerran Montsant plus other fresh picks. Special prices tonight on all tasted wines. Stop by our open house today from 4 to 7. Happy Friday!

2011 Zerran Montsant

In Grenache, Mazuelo, Syrah on March 24, 2015 at 11:09 am

zerranZerran opens with heady, paramount aromas of black currants, freshly roasted coffee, melted chocolate and black truffles freshly shaved over chestnut-roasted wild boar.  It offers up a wild, feral, in-the-saddle drinking experience that frankly, may just be too macho for your wine-snob friends.

But no matter.  The palate soars with a weighty and dense mid-palate, continuing with aromas of blackberries – the kind that are so ripe, they stain your hands with unctuous loveliness as soon as you pick them.  Yet for all its weight, it’s still satin smooth, seamless and long on the palate.

If my tasting note has become abstruse (it’s the wine talking), let me offer up a quick analogy: Zerran’s Montsant is Chateauneuf-du-Pape cranked up a notch.

And hey, I am not the only one who likes this wine. Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate gave it 92 points! Please contact us regarding pricing and availability: sommelier@waterfordwine.com or 414-289-9463.