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All Zins Wine Tasting on Thursday, Oct 12, 5:00-10:00PM

October 9, 2017 by admin  
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Sommeliers Kenneth Spears and Tony Vasile will be pouring the following fabulous Zinfandels for $24.99. The tasting includes complimentary food pairing of Chef Stacey’s Chipotle Pumpkin Soup.

Tobin James Ballistic Zinfandel 2013, Paso Robles
Dancing Lady Old Vine Zinfandel 2011, Alexander Valley
Ridge Ponzo Zinfandel 2013, Russian River
Jeremy Old Vine Zinfandel 2014, Lodi
The Prisoner Saldo Zinfandel 2009, Napa

All of the featured wines are available for purchase at 10% discount – 15% off when buying three or more and 15% off for all accessories.

Upcoming Tasting Events :
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Host your private party at Uncorked with featured wine and food pairing.


Uniquely American – Zinfandel, this exuberant red wine is capable of producing top quality red wines that can rival Cabernet Sauvignon. Zinfandel (also known as Primitivo) is a variety of black-skinned wine grape. The variety is planted in over 10 percent of California vineyards. It is a versatile grape which can produce multiple aromas depending on vinification. Usually Red Zinfandels make rich, dark wines that are strong and medium to high in tannin. Simple Wine Guide suggests that the characteristic aroma of the Zinfandel is the Raspberry while other red or dark berries are frequently present. Spicy notes of black pepper and licorice surface occasionally. Under certain conditions, Zinfandel can produce unique characteristic hints of bubble gum or candy. When oaked notes of smoked wood, toasted bread, leather, cedar and vanilla mature in the wine’s character. Our Staff Sommelier Kenneth Spears handpicks the following Zins for you to taste side by side.

Tobin James Ballistic Zinfandel 2013, Paso Robles
Layers “n” layers of juicy Zin flavors. Beautiful ruby and garnet colors. Big ripe berry nose with hints of pepper. Rich and fruit forward with blackberry, cherry and currant. Hints of herb, spice and pepper. Incredible food wine.

Dancing Lady Old Vine Zinfandel 2011, Alexander Valley
A vibrant profile features wild strawberry and raspberry signatures as spice and earthy tones appear on the mid-palate. The finish is smooth, laced with a hint of satisfying tartness.With Fred’s expertise as a viticulturalist, the original old vines continue to yield the highest quality grapes in the area.

Ridge Ponzo Zinfandel 2014, Russian River
Wine Advocate -
“Coming from the Russian River Valley, the 2014 Zinfandel Ponzo Vineyards (96% Zinfandel and 4% Petite Sirah) is another sexy, seamless release from the team at Ridge that offers classic aromatics (bramble, plums, spice and dried flowers), medium-bodied richness and a clean, lengthy finish. Drink it over the coming 5-7 years.” – 90 Points

Jeremy Old Vine Zinfandel 2014, Lodi
The deeply perfumed nose of dark violets and robust dry-ripe fruit with hints of tobacco and leather hint to the ripe and bold nature of the wine to come. On the palate, the wine opens with big, robust texture and firm yet round tannins finishing in a long, lingering parade of robust blackberry, ripe cherry preserves and plum and finishing in lingering notes of chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit.

The Prisoner Saldo Zinfandel 2009, Napa
The 2009 Saldo bursts with aromas of ripe strawberry and black fruits with well integrated oak. The entry is mouth coating and leads into a mid palate with structure and good acidity. The finish is bright and long with soft tannins and subtle oak sweetness. Dense in structure, but shows
finesse, with toasty black cherry and grilled anise aromas that lead to ripe, zesty flavors of blackberry, espresso and fresh pepper.

Please call 949-589-1156 for reservations.

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