Power Wines Friday Special Offers Don't Miss These!
Today is not for the weak as we have some big, bad wines for you. We start with a killer deal from Belle Glos and it's 2010 Taylor Lane Pinot Noir. We have an incredible price of $29.95 the winery sells this wine for $44 and you will see some retailers sell this wine for around $55. At $29.95 it is a steal for a Single Vineyard Belle Glos Pinot Noir. This vintage has not been reviewed yet but it scored 92 and 90 points the past two years. I probably don’t have to tell you this but our price is the best anywhere and it is not even close. This Special Offer is for this weekend only or once we sell out of our inventory at this pricing.
We also have big bad wines and specials from Alain Corcia and a 93pt Chateauneuf du Pape Patricia Cuvee 2009 for $34.95, The Melee 2009 from Superstar Tuck Beckstoffer for $29.95, La Posta Malbec Pizzella Vineyard 2009 this is a big, full bodied Malbec, 91pt Edge Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for $21.95, and a 96pt Pomerol from the 2009 Bordeaux vintage by Chateau Gazin just incredible.
Belle Glos Taylor Lane Pinot Noir Steal of a Price $29.95
Belle Glos by Caymus
Belle Glos showcases distinctive Pinot Noirs produced from top growing areas along the California coast: the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County; the Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County; and the Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County. The climate differences are significant, depending on the amount of fog, wind, sunlight and soil type at each site.
Winemaker Joseph J. Wagner is a fourth-generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since 1906. The name Belle Glos (pronounced BELL GLOSS), honors Joseph’s grandmother, Lorna Belle Glos Wagner, a co-founder of Caymus Vineyards.
Belle Glos Pinot Noir Taylor Lane 2010
Taylor Lane Vineyard lies on a southwest-facing bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The site's cool, coastal temperatures and afternoon sunshine create a wine with the rich fruit flavors and bright acidity that are characteristic of wines from this intensely coastal area. To achieve full maturity at this site, we paired the early-ripening Dijon clones with an adapted traditional Italian trellis system that carries the vine shoots across a nearly horizontal canopy. The trellis acts as a solar panel for maximum ripening and permits dappled sunlight throughout the day and excellent air circulation to the fruit.
Very dark ruby color. Deep aromas of bright berries mixed with sweet toasty cedar notes. The flavors of cherries, berry pie and cola are abundant with great focus. The medium weight on the palette with balanced acidity lead the flavors through and beyond a supple, tannin laced finish.
Alain Corcia 93pt Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee Patricia 2009 $34.95
Beaune resident Alain Corcia also has a portfolio of Burgundy wines, but some of his finest work is done in the Rhone Valley where his sympathies and passions seem to rise above his feelings for his Burgundy selections. Corcia is a dedicated family man and labels all of his Collection Alain Corcia Chateauneuf du Papes after his family members. Alain Corcia, the Burgundy negociant, ironically does most of his best work with his southern Cotes du Rhone selections. He has built a very nice portfolio of excellent values at the low end and some serious Chateauneuf du Papes (all named after his family members). The Chateauneuf du Papes are all aged in small traditional Burgundy barrels with no new oak, but the blends vary considerably. The wines, named after Alain Corcia’s children, wife, and father, are all produced in lots of about 250 cases.
Comte Louis de Clermont-Tonnerre (Alain Corcia) "Cuvée Patricia" Châteauneuf-du-Pape 2009
90-93 points Robert Parker: "A blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre, the 2009 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Patricia shows perhaps the most intense, exuberant, and boisterous fruit and texture of the entire line-up. It is a rich, full-bodied, full-throttle Chateauneuf du Pape to drink over the next 10-15 years.
La Posta Malbec Pizzella Vineyard Big, Full Bodied Malbec $19.95
La Posta Winery
La Posta is a created brand that encompasses a handful of single vineyard wines from select growers in Argentina, as well as a couple of blends that include grapes from those same growers. In other words, there’s not a La Posta winery, per se. But they find some of the most talented winemakers in the region and have them develop some great single vineyard wines for a great price.
Paula and Pablo Pizzella are relative newcomers to Mendoza Province, but their early success growing cool-climate Malbec grapes is quickly drawing attention (especially ours). Both parents are physical education teachers, and along with their three children get plenty of conditioning working this beautiful 10-hectare vineyard together. Their viticulture approach can be best described as “meticulous” with exacting uniformity and balance as the goals. The ranch in Altamira (La Consulta) where the vineyard is located is named Finca Coquena after the god and protector of goats, sheep, and llamas in the Andes mountains.
La Posta Pizzella Vineyards Malbec 2009
Beautiful red/purple color with aromas of black cherries, dark fruits, dark chocolate and baker's spice. On the palate, the wine shows dense dark berry and plum flavors along with hints of sandalwood and spice, and even a hint of violets in the finish. Don't be concerned if you find yourself inhaling deeply from your glass, over and over—it is just your nose's way of telling you that it wants its fair share!
This is a full-bodied and well-structured wine that is incredibly full of life and born to be enjoyed with food and friends. Goes great with everything from hamburgers and chicken to pizza and mild cheeses. An awesome value to boot.
Stephen Tanzer 89 Points: Bright ruby-red. Dark fruits, chocolate, roasted herbs and licorice on the nose, with attractive spicy lift. Sweet and seamless but energetic, with good lift to the spicy blackberry and violet flavors. This dense, smooth wine finishes with serious broad tannins and very good length. (A second bottle, meriting 87 points, was fatter and softer, showing more nutty oak and a suggestion of prune.)
92pt EDGE Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon $21.95
The main reason behind EDGE is to give their customers a premium Cabernet Sauvignon, without the premium price. EDGE is the most reasonable Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that one will find on the shelf, which does not compromise on quality.
Blended by a notable winemaker, EDGE Cabernet Sauvignon drinks wonderfully now, and will age well for five to eight years. Edge spent 16 months in French and American oak barrels, of which 30% were new. It is a blend of Cabernet and a small amount of Merlot to round out the edges.
The partnership that came together to produce this remarkable wine, not to mention exceptional value, has a long history in the wine, leisure, and investment sectors.
EDGE is a lush, complex Cabernet Sauvignon produced from grapes which were carefully selected from the great old vineyards in the Silverado Trail area of Napa Valley.
Produced with 100% Napa Valley fruit, our product is a cutting edge wine without the cutting edge price.
The style of winemaking is directly tied to our vineyards. They strive for lush, concentrated fruit flavors and good acid balance in their wines. The goal is to have wines with early accessibility, as well as the potential to develop additional complexity as they mature.
The style of wine making is based on the idea of "wine growing" described by a French word "Vigneron". It means that everything done in the vineyards is intimately connected to the winemaking.
Devotion is the word that best describes the intense attention the vineyards and wine receive in order to produce Cabernet Sauvignon that is elegant and supple with complex fruit and balanced structure. We take pride in producing world class wines that are very enjoyable upon release yet can benefit from additional bottle aging.
Wine Enthusiast 91 Points - Editor's Choice
"A tremendous value. Hard to believe it's so good, considering the price. Rich and dry, it's packed with classic blackberry, black currant, blueberry and cedar flavors, wrapped into firm, smooth tannins. Drink now 2016."
The Melee 2009 from Superstar Tuck Beckstoffer for $29.95 drinks like double the price
Tuck Bechstoffer what more do you have to say about him. The grapes from his vineyards are used by Napa Valley’s Best Wineries. Some wineries can fetch up to $500 a bottle from the grapes in his vineyard. But it’s not uncommon for you to see his name on another producers label and see a triple digit price tag on the bottle.Even though he could do the same and charge at least 2 or 3 times the price for his wines he doesn’t as he wants to produce exceptional wines that everyone can enjoy at a reasonable price. Which brings us to his 2009 Mele. This is a special wine that drinks like it is $60 but is sold for around $30. And like all of Tuck’s wine very limited as only 968 cases were produced he is already sold out at the winery.Tuck’s story behind the wine is "Many years ago, I was traveling in Southern France and fell in love with the Grenache wines being made from the area. Big, dark, elegant wines oozing with passion and varietal flavor. Unmistakable. I began collecting these wines and opening them for friends as often as I could. A few years ago, I discovered a small Grenache vineyard in Central California that reminded me of the vineyards I had visited in France. The soils are comprised of huge amounts of broken shale and a touch of limestone, which is very unusual for California. The climate is ideal for Grenache -- warm, if not hot, days that are countered by the cooling breezes of the Pacific at night. I tried to purchase the fruit but found that it was under contract. I waited, and I waited…. Finally, I got the opportunity to purchase the fruit and now have a wine that is in bottle and ready to drink."
Tuck Beckstoffer Melee 2009
Big, wild, untamed but at the same time beautiful and elegant, Melee possess beautifully integrated and striking aromas of fresh alpine strawberries, rhubarb, and wet granite. The palate showcases a wealth of herbal notes combined with dried plums, apple skin and fresh cracked white pepper. A small amount of Syrah from the cooler region of California’s Mendocino coast adds structure and tremendous length while maintaining immense power, balance and structure.
96pt Chateau Gazin Pomerol 2009 Just Incredible
Château Gazin has been making absolutely beautiful wines the last decade, graceful but powerful and pure wines with complex spices and wonderful length. Gazin has historically been one of the great wines of Pomerol, and is clearly re-emerging as one of the top properties on the right-bank. Situated next Petrus and Lafleur this is starting to become one of the Superstar Vineyards.
Chateau Gazin Pomerol 2009
Wine Advocate- Robert Parker 96 Points:
A big, powerful, masculine Pomerol with a style not dissimilar from Le Gay, the dense purple-colored 2009 Gazin exhibits black currant, black cherry liqueur, coffee, roasted herb, an exotic Asian spice component, vanillin, creme caramel and toasty oak in its aromatics and flavors. From a vineyard near Petrus, Le Gay and La Fleur Petrus, it is full-bodied with licorice, earth, truffle and creme de cassis in the mouth. Give this powerful, backward 2009 an additional 6-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following three decades. (2/ 2012)
James Suckling 95 Points:
Wow. Best ever from here? Powerful aromas of chili, crushed blackberries and rose water. Full body, with juicy, soft and velvety tannins. This goes on for minutes. Fruit forward. Try in 2018. (2/ 2012)
Wine Spectator 93 Points:
This has it all in place-dark, smoldering tobacco and cocoa notes, rich plum sauce, braised fig and steeped black currant fruit, joined by lengthy, mouthcoating, tar-tinged grip. Still youthfully raw, though, so cellar for maximum effect. Best from 2014 through 2028.
Meet and Greet Erwan Faiveley Proprietor of Domaine Faiveley Monday April 16 4:30-6:30pm
Come and Meet Erwan Faiveley the Proprietor of Domaine Faiveley, one of the finest Burgundy Producers in the World. Erwan will be here at Pearson’s from 4:30-6:30 this Monday April 16 for a Meet and Greet along with a tasting of some of his fabulous wines. Great for any wine collection.
Free Shipping on any 6 Bottles order or more of Faiveley wines from the Tasting.
Please use Promo Code: FSFaive
Free Shipping Offer expires April 21, 2012
In 1825, Pierre Faiveley founded the firm that now bears the name Domaine Faiveley. At that time, the firm was classic negociant, buying and selling wine. But from generation to generation, with a firm commitment to the quality of Burgundy’s patrimony, the Faiveley family has purchased vineyard and is today among the largest owners of classified vineyards in the Cote de Nuits, Cote de Beaune and Cotes Chalonnaise. All together the firm owns some 120 hectare of vineyards among which 10 hectares are grands crus and 25, premiers crus.
The objective of the family today, led by Erwan Faiveley (age 32, the seventh generation to lead the Domaine), is to increase the firm’s holdings of great vineyards so that there can be complete control from vine to bottle across the entire range of wines. Along with this focus, Erwan Faiveley and General Manager Bernard Hervet have renovated the cellars which now boast state of the art barrel presses, custom designed wooden vats and among the finest, air cured oak casks available in the world.
Unlike many wine growers, Domaine Faiveley has united the management of its vineyards and its cellar under the direction of one technical director, Jerome Flous. The result is seamless integration of vineyard and cellar practices with great results in the quality of the wines. Today, the wines of Domaine Faiveley are widely recognized for being among the finest produced in Burgundy and Domaine Faiveley among the finest wine producers in the world.
Here is the lineup of wines we will be tasting:
Paul Hobbs Wine Tasting This Saturday April 14
We will have a Special Paul Hobbs tasting this Saturday. We will be tasting wines from his Argentina property Vina Cobos along with his CrossBarn and signature Paul Hobbs line from California. It should be a great tasting. It's this Saturday from 2:30-5:30pm.
Free Shipping on any 6 Bottles order or more of Paul Hobbs wines from the Tasting.
Please use Promo Code: FSPHobbs
Free Shipping Offer expires April 21, 2012
As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards, and for his pioneering spirit in working innovatively with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to prospector to truffle-hunting dog. Hired by Robert Mondavi for his advanced understanding of oak aging, he went on to become winemaker for Opus One and Simi wineries, and then consultant to Peter Michael, Fisher, Lewis, Catena and others. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991 and Vina Cobos in 1999. He continues to be a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.
Growing up on a working farm in upstate New York, Paul experienced first-hand the influence of terroir on the character of fruit, when his father had him taste apples of the same variety grown in different orchards several miles apart from one another. The diversity of flavors and textures made an impression on him and would later influence his approach to winemaking.
Farm life instills in one a deep sense of respect for family, a love of land and the joys of collaborative effort. The CrossBarn wines are a reflection of these ideals and a commitment to sustainable vineyard practices and gentle winemaking techniques. The "cross barn" was nestled in the middle of our one hundred fifty year old family farm in upstate New York. A favorite haunt for Paul and his siblings, it took on a life of its own and remains in our memories as a place of great mystery and adventure.
Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon By far the most famous appellation in California is the Napa Valley. Encompassing virtually all of Napa County as well as 14 distinct AVAs (American Viticultural Area), this extensive valley system, is home to the cradle of California’s viticultural history.
Napa Valley opens to the south where the climate is shaped by the maritime influences of the great San Pablo Bay. This regular influx of cool, damp air creates a meso-climate that is significantly different from that of the Northern reaches of the valley where the day’s heat can remain trapped and accumulates over the course of the summer growing season.
The other great influences on the climate of the valley are the mountains that frame its contours. With the Mayacamas Range separating Napa from Sonoma on the west and the Vaca range defining the valley’s eastern boundary there are many varied exposures, elevations, and soils here that have been deemed worthy of special attention.
The wines of Viña Cobos are the result of a shared dream inspired by the passion of an American winemaker and two partners from a wine-producing culture deeply rooted in European traditions. Their founding aspiration: to produce a malbec of power and elegance unequalled anywhere in the world. The inaugural 1999 vintage of Cobos Malbec received the highest score upon release for any Argentine wine. Since then, Paul and partners have grown their family of wines, which continue to receive even greater accolades. Cobos Felino offers exceptional chardonnay, malbec and cabernet sauvignon sourced from Marchiori Vineyard and other select properties within Mendoza.
Here is the lineup of wines we will be tasting:
Spectacular Value Super Tuscan $12.95 Delicious Right Now and Age Worthy
We have for you Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2007 which is delicious right now and can age for another 3-4 years. This Sangiovese, with Cabernet and Canaiolo, offers an attractive array of ripe dark fruit, earthiness and minerals, with excellent length and tannins that are nicely integrated into its medium-bodied frame. It is a spectacular value for a Super Tuscan. Enjoy this while it lasts at our special price of $12.95.
Free Shipping on any case order or more of Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2007.
Please use Promo Code: FSBarco
Free Shipping Offer expires April 15, 2012
It is named after the historic Medici Royal property known as the Barco reale, enclosed by a boundary wall which was over 30 miles in length. This is the estate's historic wine and is highly representative of the qualities of Carmignano. D.O.C. status was re-obtained in 1975 and D.O.C.G. in the 1990's.
Grapevines were already cultivated for wine production in the vicinity of Capezzana 3000 years ago. The present vineyard was named in Roman times, and written records of the present vineyard date to 932 A.D. During the Renaissance, the property was controlled by the Medici family. The estate passed by marriage through several noble Tuscan families, until it came under the control of the Contini Bonacossi family early in the 20th century. Today the property is run by the Bonacossi family – Filippo runs the vineyards, Bernadetta makes the wine, and Beatrice handles commercial matters.
All of the grapes for the wines of Capezzana are produced on their estate vineyards. Filippo supervises their production with the utmost in care, using the minimum possible amount of chemical inputs to ensure the health of the vines. Great attention is paid to the size and density of the canopy and to the fruit load
borne by each vine. Sourced from the Estate vineyards, Capezzana Barco Reale uses their grapes from slightly younger vine fruit although it's made to the same exacting standards as the higher end Villa di Capezzana.
Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2007
Made from 70% Sangiovese, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Canaiolo Nero. It was aged for 6 months in French Allier oak. Purplish dark and deep red with ruby
red shades. It has an attractive nose of ripe red fruit with the oak lending spicy depth. Soft, voluminous, ample with sweet tannins of medium density in good balance with the acidity. Fruity, sweet, longlasting finish.
Wine Advocate: The 2007 Barco Reale di Carmignano flows from the glass with generous, super-ripe fruit. The wine possesses an attractive sweet inner perfume that carries through to the long finish.