Saturday, June 29, 2013

New Ballas 2nd Anniversary Wine Tasting!

2nd Anniversary Big Wine Tasting!
The Wine and Cheese Place
457 N. New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur, MO

Saturday June 29 from 1pm-4pm
$5 per person with reservations
$10 on June 29 at the door

CALL 314.989.0020 

Here is a partial list of the wines we will taste....
  • 2008 Penfolds Grange (only 1 bottle to taste until it is gone)
  •                    Rated 100/100 Wine Spectator
  •                    Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate
  • Parlay Longshot 2011
  • Parlay Bookmaker 2010
  • Elizabeth Spencer Sauvignon Blanc 2012
  • Elizabeth Spencer Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010 
  • Elizabeth Spencer Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 2009
  • Raptor Ridge Pinot Gris 2012
  • Sean Minor Pinot Noir 2010
  • Win Gap Crown Chardonnay 2009
  • Mark Ryan Vincent 2011
  • Casey Flat Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2010
  • Sandhi Chardonnay Santa Barbara County 2011
  • W. Hansel Chardonnay Meadows Vineyard 2010
  • Open Range Red Blend 2009
  • Chapoutier Bila Haut Rouge 2011
  • Sanford Chardonnay 2010
  • Markham Sauvignon Blanc 2011
  • Stonestreet Legacy 2007
  • La Crema Pinot Gris 2012
  • Angela Pinot Noir 2009
  • Brewer Clifton Chardonnay
  • Melville Viognier
  • Montelena Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
  • Siduri Pinot Noir Santa Rita 2011
  • Mondavi Napa Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Spellbound Petite Sirah 2010
  • Merryvale Starmont Chardonnay 2010
  • Marietta Old Vine
  • White Knight Viognier 2011
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Blanc
  • Gloria Ferrer Blanc de Noir
  • Vina Eguia Riserva 2007
  • Monchoff Riesling 2011
  • Ken Wright Pinot Noir 2010
  • Chapelle de  Bois Fleurie 2010
  • Marchiori & Barraud Malbec 2011
  • Cuvee de Maule 2009
  • Deforvilee Chardonnay No Oak 2011
  • Triumph Chardonnay
  • Triumph Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Triumph Sauvignon Blanc
  • Graff Piesporter
  • Matt Holliday Wine

Wines subject to change

2008 Penfolds Grange....$675 net
100 points | $850 | 330 cases imported | Red
An utterly majestic Shiraz, sleek and seamless, brimming with ripeness on a framework that allows for grace and expressiveness in equal measure. The intensity of fresh blueberry and plum fruit holds attention until the nuances kick in, offering glints of exotic spice, coffee, cocoa, bay leaf and mint. Shows tremendous presence without a lot of weight, the tannins present but not even close to getting in the way. A great wine now, with plenty of room to grow. Drink now through 2040. From Australia.—H.S.
Rated 100/100 The Wine Spectator

Deep purple-black in color, the 2008 Grange puts forward a very complex nose packed with aromas of mulberries, layers of baking spices, cloves and cinnamon with nuances of minced meat, anise, potpourri and whiffs of dried mint and chocolate. Medium to full-bodied, taut and very spicy in the mouth, it shows touches of sandalwood and Chinese five spice complementing the layers of dark fruit flavors. It is framed by firm, grainy tannins and a refreshing acid line before finishing very long with aniseed and lingering blackberry preserves notes. This is clearly a wonderfully opulent and a magic vintage for this label. Drink it from 2018 to 2035+.

Rated 100/100 The Wine Advocate

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