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2014 Antica Napa Valley Chardonnay

In Chardonnay on January 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm

Hailing from the highest vineyards on Atlas Peak, this Chardonnay showcases the elegance of a cool climate site with its juicy pear, orange blossom, hints of baking spices, and abundant honeysuckle notes. On the palate, it delivers pure Napa intensity – an abundant wash of fruit richness cascades into a textural depth that speaks of the glories of Napa Valley.  It’s big enough that you don’t need to chill it hard.  Serve it at cellar temperature on these cool nights to bring out its lush riches.

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

2013 Mitolo Jester Shiraz

In Syrah on January 17, 2017 at 8:43 pm

Ultra ripe blackberries, anise and spice, blue floral notes and a power-packed crème de cassis comes exploding out of the glass.  True enough, it’s got a whopping punch of fruit but it’s also got balance.  As they explained to me, McLaren Vale is not all that warm – especially not at night.  Americans tend to think of Australia as a vast desert, but McLaren Vale touches the coldest ocean in the world and that drops the temperature at night, allowing the vines to take a deep breath and go to sleep.  The end result in your glass is a wine of freshness and balance, but that still packs a punch.  To me, it’s an amazing food wine because it pairs so well with bold flavors and tastes.  But certainly, don’t forget to cocktail.  This beauty works it out anytime, anyplace.

And I’ll admit it – I’ve been following this wine for years and always wanted to sell more of it – for the family and because it’s so darn good.  This past year, I finally convinced the importers to give me a better shot.  Don’t miss out. Please contact us for pricing and availability: 414-289-9463 or sommelier@waterfordwine.com.

Malbec & More – a Tasting through Argentina

In Uncategorized on January 13, 2017 at 4:50 pm

Date: Thursday, January 19
Time: 6 pm to 7:30 pm
Location: Waterford Wine Company
Cost: $30 (credited back against a six bottle purchase)
Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Born of France but now famous from Argentina, Malbec is one of the world’s great comeback wine stories.  Almost relegated to extinction in Southern France during the 17th century, the vines transplanted high in the Andes, in what would become Argentina, by a few brave monks.  Nursed by the Incas’ flood irrigation systems, there Malbec made a home and was consumed domestically for many decades.

But then one man, Nicolas Catena, in the early 1990s set about restoring Malbec as an internationally famous grape variety.  His quest – to make the absolute best possible Malbec that the world had ever known, and that further competes against the greatest red wines in the world.

Did he succeed?  Come taste through the history, geography and everything else that is exciting in the world of Argentinian winemaking.

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