November 13, 2009 Mt. Washington Wine Company Newsletter
 
This Week’s “Wine Find”
    Château de Manissy 2007 Lirac Florian Andre

Lirac, a small and slightly obscure appellation historically known for its rose, is located southwest of Chateauneuf Du Pape and just north of Tavel. In recent years, the production of red wine from Lirac, which may consist of a blend of the major red Rhone varietals (Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre, Carignan and Cinsault), has been on the rise. Chateau De Manissy’s vigneron Florian Andre has used a blend of 60% Grenache 25% Syrah and 15% Cinsault for his 2007 Lirac Rouge. “Bathed by the sun and swept by the mistral,” the grapes from this vineyard have produced a gripping, warm, plush style of wine.
Château de Manissy 2007 Lirac- Rhone, France $19
Baked plum, blackberry cobbler, floral, fennel smells and flavors. Gripping texture with a dry firm finish. DELICIOUS!

This week’s “Wine Find” is a brief weekly note to our customers. It shares the one wine, of the many wines we tasted that week, which spoke to us with the most impact.

“What Are We Drinking This Weekend” In-Store Tasting, 11/13
    New Arrivals & Staff Favorites

Join us tonight from 7-9pm to sample wines that are new to the store this week, as well as some of our favorites.

Tentative Line Up:

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    • Domaine de Bertier 2008 Sauvignon Viognier- VdP des Cotes de Thongue, France- $10
    • Vignerons de Caractere 2007 A L’Ombre des Fontaines CDR Blanc- Cotes du Rhone, France- $14
    • Molino di Sant’Antimo 2006 Morellino di Scansano- Tuscany, Italy- $17
    • Chateau Grande Cassagne 2007 G.S. – Costieres de Nimes, France – $12
    • Altos las Hormigas 2008 Colonia Las Liebres Bonarda – Mendoza, Argentina – $10
    • Cline Cellars 2007 Ancient Vines Zinfandel- Sonoma, California- $17
  • “Around the Mill”
        First Friday of The Month

    ***Congratulations to Stephanie Danesie, winner of the “Around the Mill” gift basket for November!***

    The merchants of Mt. Washington Mill are teaming up to make your holiday shopping experience more relaxing and enjoyable. On the first Friday of every month from 5-8 pm, we encourage you to “mill around” the Mill. Visit all participating stores and get your mill pass stamped (passes are available in all participating stores). Leave your pass at the last store you visit and you will be automatically entered to win a gift basket (total value of $400) containing goodies from all participating merchants at the Mill. Shoppers can sip wine while browsing the selections at Amazing Glaze, dogma-life, with your pet, Gore-Dean, Holly G Boutique, Home on the Harbor, Mt. Washington Wine Company, Starbucks and Whole Foods. Additionally, each merchant will be offering special discounts and refreshments. If you missed the November event, mark your calendar for the next “First Friday,” which will take place on December 4.

     

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