You’ll be over the moon for Harvest Moon Sangiovese

Utilizing their expertise in one of Italy’s most prolific styles, and as a single vineyard, Harvest Moon created this Alexander Valley Sangiovese that is indeed worthy of your attention.

In classic Harvest Moon style, this elegant light red wine begins with floral spring flowers, fresh graphite and lightly toasted almonds. Beautiful, soft red fruits gush onto the palate and grip with gentle fuzzy tannins.

Characteristically food-friendly, Harvest Moon Sangiovese pairs with far more than merely Italian fare. It also teams exceptionally with grilled meats and vegetables. You can also raise your pizza game to a whole new level with a glass or two.

As Coloradans look to entertain more, you can find wines for this, or any season, at larger, local, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a superior selection with knowledgeable staff who will help you find the perfect wine for any occasion.

Ocaso Wine is a winner

The Ocaso winery in the Mendoza winemaking region of  Argentina produces flavorful quality wines that are incredibly food friendly. Some of their most popular selections include:

Ocaso Malbec

This full flavored Argentine red offers aromas of black cherry and blackberry with underlying hints of spice and earth tones. These flavors are reinforced on the palate, along with nice firm tannins and a pleasant leather note in the finish.

Ocaso Pinot Noir

This light ruby red wine has aromas of red fruit, underbrush, and spice with underlying hints of menthol. These flavors are reinforced on the palate, along with subtle oak and an ample acidity that persists through its refreshing finish.

Ocaso Merlot

The nose is very fruit forward, with black cherry and touches of blackberry coming through and notes of spice and earth notes. Its palate has juicy blackberry, with nice firm tannins, and a nice leather note in the finish.

Ocaso Torrontes

Floral and honey notes highlight this wine’s palate with a bright acidity and minerality. Apricot and peach, with a little lychee, add great depth of flavor for a great value. Excellent with spicy Latin or Thai dishes.

Ocaso’s strides in quality and sustainability make it a great introduction to the wine of Argentina.

To further explore the wine traditions of South American, as well as many other regions, check out larger, independently owned wine shops, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, which offers you a superior selection from around the globe and an experienced staff that will help you find the perfect bottle every time.

‘Boulder Roots’: Longtucky Spirits Boulder County Fair commemorative

‘Boulder Roots’, the first in an annual ‘Wyatt’s Heritage Reserve’ series, was just released.

This joint venture between Wyatt’s Wet Goods and Longtucky Spiritis is a unique roasted sugar beet spirit was conceived to celebrate the Boulder County Fair’s 150th Anniversary and the 4th annual Boulder County Craft Distillers Festival. Its earthy, terroir-packed flavor is a tribute to the agricultural history of Longmont.

Boulder Roots was double distilled from sugar beets from local Schlagel Farms. Smoked with Kentucky Bourbon barrel staves and applewood, it was then rested in Longtucky’s rye whiskey barrels at the their distillery.

This special limited release is exclusive to the Longtucky Lounge tasting room and Wyatt’s Wet Goods.

Girard Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Girard sourced the fruit for this Sauvignon Blanc from its special namesake vineyard in St. Helena, just across the road from the Culinary Institute of America. This vineyard in the heart of this renowned Napa Valley AVA produces just the bright, tropical fruit flavors that they seek for their Sauvignon Blanc.

The 2017 growing season was a bit of a roller-coaster for the winery, with heavy winter rains leading to vigorous vine growth in spring. Bloom came early to the vineyard with an unparalleled range of springtime temperatures. Early moderate summer temperatures gave way to several heat waves throughout the summer and into fall, heightening the rate of ripening and flavor development in the grapes, and ushering in in a slightly early harvest.

Girard Sauvignon Blanc’s nose is vibrant with citrus zest aromas, melon, and tropical fruits. On the palate, a zingy acidity is balanced by tangerine, kiwi, and lime flavors with a hint of honeydew melon. A refreshing balance of acidity and fruit linger on its crisp clean finish.

Girard Sauvignon Blanc is worth it on its own, but really shines with food. Experience it with crab cakes, grilled prawns, oysters, or a crunch summer salad.

As Coloradoans look to entertain through the summer season, you can find wines like this at larger, locally family-owned liquor store, like Wyatt’s, which offers you a superior selection with knowledgeable staff who will help you find the perfect wine for any occasion.