week of April 29

Mark West Pinot Noir (USA) Tin Roof Syrah/ Cabernet Sauvignon (USA) Ravenswood Vintner’s Blend Zinfandel (USA) Blackstone Merlot (USA) Lamberti Pinot Grigio (Italy) Palm Bay Key Lime Cherry cooler Midnight Sun Espresso Stout (Yukon Brewing) Hobgoblin Legendary Strong Ale B. Carlos Malbec (Argentina) Erben Auslese (Germany) Castillo de Almansa Tinto (Spain) TGIFriday’s Frozen Orange Dream […]

Sottano Reserva Malbec

  The Sottano Reserva Malbec 2007 (Argentina) has “Excellent color, good expression of its variety with a mix of red and black fruits.  Spices like clove and white pepper in the nose.  Good structure with ripe tannins perfectly combined with the oak.  Long and persistent at the palate.”  (tasting notes) 90 points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Oyster Bay sit-down tasting

Bring your Mom for Mother’s Day!! CJ’s will host a sit-down tasting on Thursday May 5 at 7pm.  Oyster Bay from New Zealand will be the featured product.

week of April 15

Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvee Brut (New Zealand) – “Elegant cool climate varietal intensity – radiant lime, citrus, and white peach, accentuated by a finely bubbled palate with a crisp refreshing finish.”  Michael Ivicevich -Winemaker Torbreck The Laird Shiraz (Australia) – Robert Parker from the Wine Advocate gave this wine 100 points.  The following is his […]

Valley of the Moon Cuvee de la Luna 2007

“The black cherry, vanilla and sweet tobacco aromas are enhanced with rosemary and baking spice notes.  Complex and concentrated black cherry and red currant flavors are integrated with rich oak and dark chocolate on the finish.  Supple tannins and balanced acidity provide excellent structure to this elegant and complex blend.”  (tasitng notes)  Food pairing recommendations […]

week of April 8

Castano Hecula 2006 (Spain) – “Purple coloured, it has an alluring bouquet of violets, blue fruits, and blackberry.  Savoury flavours, good concentration and a lengthy finish.”  Robert Parker.  Wine Access 2010 International Value Wine Awards Judge’s Choice – Single Red Varieties.  90 Points – The Wine Advocate   Naramata Nut Brown Ale Grower’s Blueberry Cider […]