Like Cotes du Rhone, But Different: Tres Ojos Garnacha

In Grenache on April 22, 2014 at 2:39 pm


Since at least 1492, the makings for heady, delicious wine have been present in Calatayud, right down the river from Ribera del Duero in central Spain.  Think Cotes du Rhone, with a different name. 

 The plantings are Grenache, with a warm continental climate moderated by cool cierzo winds, a limestone-rich soil with a gentle slope down to the Duero River, and most importantly, old vines.  In the case of Tres Ojos, 40-year-old vines. 

 Yet this region is relatively unknown, thereby offering us a sensational value.   

 Tres Ojos opens with the fruit-forward knockout combination of Grenache’s ultra-ripe cherry fruit and lush blackberry character.  On the palate, an oh-so-easy drinking, fruit-forward combination of strawberries, cinnamon spice, and warm, toasty oak notes takes over, giving this wine a lush and round character.  The finish is full-bodied and powerful, with a core of supple, well integrated tannins.

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Barnyard Animals: The Power Packed Wines of Cornas

In Uncategorized on April 18, 2014 at 12:50 pm

Date: Tuesday, April 22

Time: 6 pm to 7:30

Location: Waterford Wine Company

Cost: $35 per person, credited towards a six bottle purchase

Format: Seminar, RSVP required

Cornas: one of France’s tiniest appellations producing some of the country’s most robust wines. Not only are these wines power-packed, they are also extremely long lived. Yet for all their majesty, this region remains relatively unknown.

This tasting aims to change that. Using as many vintages as we can, the tasting explores the producers, terroirs and styles of Cornas.

Friday FREE Tasting: Easter in Italy & More!

In Uncategorized on April 17, 2014 at 12:52 pm



Date: Friday, April 18

Time: 4 pm – 7 pm

Format: open house, FREE!

Robert Parker has said of Giorgio Rivetti’s wines: “They are some of the finest produced in Italy.”

However, over the years, the wines from Rivetti’s La Spinetta estate have had on and off availability.  This Easter, we at Waterford Wine Company are proud to welcome La Spinetta back to Wisconsin! And we aren’t just offering one wine, but two – the Super-Tuscan Il Nero di Casanova, and its dry rosé counterpart – Il Rosé di Casanova.

Il Nero di Casanova delivers a strawberry jam-like richness intertwined with smoked meats, exotic spices, black currants and Indian tea.  The finish is suave and rich, making Il Nero one of Italy’s finest Super-Tuscans.

Il Rosé di Casanova is like a field of wild strawberries bursting with fully ripened intensity while hints of grapefruit, orange peel and mint echo in the background. It is beautifully crisp, balancing freshness around a core of minerality.

Both are perfect for your Easter celebration. We will also sample the Jason-Stephens Cabernet special.  Stop in anytime Friday between 4 and 7. See you then!