Holiday Wine Tasting

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It’s time to break out the good stuff! Join us Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. for a very special holiday wine tasting. We’ll start with the number one Champagne in France, then move on to three Napa Valley wines from an iconic vintner. This is the perfect time to try before you buy, plus you’ll save 10 percent on these four wines during the tasting. Here’s what we’ll be pouring:

Champagne

Nicolas Feuillatte Reserve Exclusive Brut — This “Blue Label” Champagne is number 1 in France and number 3 in the world. Composition is 40% Pinot Noir, 40% Meunier and 20% Chardonnay. “Beautiful on the nose with honey, wild strawberry and white chocolate leading through to a generously complex palate. Zesty with a lovely balance and an enjoyably long finish.”

Stags’ Leap Napa Valley Wines

Established in 1893, Stags’ Leap Winery is one of the oldest wine estates within the acclaimed Stags Leap District, producing wines expressive of its unique terroir. With an enduring winemaking philosophy that honors traditional techniques while embracing modern capabilities, and by using the finest grapes from their 80-acre vineyard and from quality-focused growers, Stags’ Leap wines embody a natural balance, exhibiting both intensity and finesse, while bringing forth the inherent qualities of each variety.

2018 Stags’ Leap Chardonnay — “A beautiful, complex chardonnay with sliced apples and pears, as well as hints of cream and matchstick. Full body. Stone fruit. Long and flavorful. Drink now.” 93 Points from James Suckling

The palate is refreshingly mouthwatering with nuances of lemon meringue, green apple, guava and Asian pear, while also showing a luscious texture that is rich and balanced. With well-integrated vanilla and caramel oak notes and extraordinary length and depth on the finish, this wine is round, full and bright, yet generous in style and maintains a core of freshness due to its acidity, which creates an elegant Chardonnay full of grace and complexity.

2017 Stags’ Leap Cabernet Sauvignon — “This shows lots of beautiful fruit with blackcurrants and boysenberries and there are also fine tannins that give it form and tension. Medium to full body. Lovely, fine tannins. Pretty intensity of fruit at the finish. Drink or hold.” 93 Points from James Suckling”

On the palate, the berry fruit profile continues with juicy blackberry, cassis and strawberry, but there are also hints of sweet tobacco, brown spice and bittersweet chocolate, giving this Cabernet a rich charm and fullness. Seamlessly integrated oak and cocoa-powdery tannins provide a plush mouthfeel and add layers of complexity, all wrapping up with a lengthy textured finish. Incredibly approachable and pleasing upon release, this wine is sure to impress and pair well alongside many culinary treats.

2018 Stags’ Leap Merlot — “A medium-bodied red with chocolate, hazelnut and berry character. Medium to full body, round tannins and a juicy finish. Nicely put together. Drink or hold.” 93 Points from James Suckling

This expressive Merlot showcases the varietal’s ability to excel in Napa Valley with its generous, juicy fruit flavors, intriguing baking spice notes and polished structure. It’s incredibly pleasurable and complex with cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, and plum with notes of caramel and cinnamon that persist through the long finish. The wine has depth and nuance with smooth tannins and a lush, lovely texture.

We hope you can join us for this special holiday wine tasting. New Castle Liquors is located at 820 Castle Valley Boulevard in New Castle, Colorado, just off I70, exit 105. Our hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday.

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