Good afternoon, Well our offering this week takes us back to Roger’s favorite wine region, Rioja in Spain. This is the land that produces the people and wines that Roger adored. In fact this wine comes from the most famous winery in this fabled region, La Rioja Alta, which was founded in 1890. Alta’s winemaker, Julio Saenz believes in blends: blends of parcels, blends of sub-regions and, especially blends of grapes. The Gran Reserva 904 has 90% Tempranillo and 10% Mazuelo, and only American oak is used; the wood is exported from Ohio and Kentucky and seasoned in Rioja. The wine is released comparatively late, after aging both in barrel and in bottle, when it is ready to drink, and the w


Good Evening. We know that everyone misses hearing from Roger; who wouldn’t want to get their wine tips from one of the best wine gurus that ever lived? (It’s hard to be objective here.) But as much as we all miss him, it is our job to keep sharing with you the inside trader tips on any wines that come our way that we feel deserve your attention and your enjoyment. That’s why tonight we are letting you know, just in time for the holidays, that a small amount of the 2011 Ramey Wine Cellars Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay is available to those who order first. Lest you wonder what Roger would say, here is a direct quote from one of his emails dated April 2, 2012: There is no secret about my percepti


Choosing a perfect wine for the holidays is no easy task but never fear, the Gentile’s team is here to help! This season calls for something full, fruity, and warming and one of our favorites at the store is the Masi Campofiorin, a wine from the Valpolicella area in the Veneto region of northeast Italy. It is made in the ripasso (passed over) style which involves fermenting a second round with partially dried grapes left over from the fermentation of Amarone. Masi has an interesting history with this fermentation process and they are often credited with creating this wine for the mass market. The Campofiorin is the original effort from Masi to create something akin to a baby Amarone. By usi

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