You’ll be raven about Le Bec Fin wines

Le Bec Fin wines from Chateau Beck begin their journey in the fertile soils of Washington State’s Yakima Valley. These award-winning wines are handcrafted by legendary vintner Jean Claude Bec, utilizing his passion and experience for making memorable wines.

Newly arrived in the Northern Colorado market, you can now experience these wines for yourself:

Le Bec Fin Cabernet Sauvignon

The finesse, elegance and power from Cabernet Sauvignon combine with the soft, velvety touch of Merlot in this Yakima Valley offering. This powerful, tannic wine exhibits a varietal expression of black fruit aromas (including cassis and blackberry) in its youth.

It opens with tobacco, cedar, minerality, earth, fennel, and spice. Full-bodied, this wine awards you with a juicy, rich mouthful of fresh, ripe Cabernet Sauvignon. The long finish ends with a blast of fruit and spice, showing complexity with opulent layers of diversity. Fine and elegant in texture and taste, Le Bec Fin will enhance any dining experience or toast.

Le Bec Fin Vin Rosé

The flavors of Syrah and the fruit of Viognier marry to create this harmonious, vivacious, and deeply floral rosé. Pale orange, mineral tinged aromas of raspberry and tangerine are complemented by its subtle floral top note. It shows good intensity and cut on the palate, offering tangy red berry and bitter cherry flavors with a touch of zesty orange pith. It finishes on a nervy note, delivering solid punch, good tenacity, and a lingering citrus note.

A Gold winner at the Seattle Wine Awards, enjoy this delicious summer wine anytime as an aperitif with Asian food, or assorted styles of salads.

Locally, these premium Washington State wines at larger, family-owned wine emporiums, like Wyatt’s, who cater to wine lovers of all budgets and levels.

Welcome summer with Pamplemousse Rosé

Pamplemousse Rosé has a slightly sweet, easygoing grapefruit taste that is engaging and approachable for entry level wine drinkers and sunny weather. With more people opting for relaxing dinners at home, the pink hued Pamplemousse Rosé, with its lower alcohol content (usually 8-10% ABV), is the quintessential couch wine.

There is a major trend in French wine with flavored profiles such as Pamplemousse Rosé. New flavor-hybrid wines now typically score in the top three aperitifs for the 18-34 demographic.

Besides a refreshing, fruity taste, Pamplemousse Rosé is highly versatile. You can serve it chilled, over ice with soda, or as a welcome addition to cocktails. Try one of these recipes or have fun playing with your own.

Based on the national drink of Mexico, this rosé variation is refreshing with a light punch.

Pamplemousse Paloma

  • 5 ounces blanco tequila
  • .75 ounce fresh grapefruit juice
  • .5 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • .25 ounce agave syrup (optional)
  • grapefruit for garnish

Combine the liquid ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker shake until your vessel is frosted. Strain into a Collins glass and top off with two ounces of grapefruit soda. Garnish with grapefruit wedges.

This next recipe will brighten any brunch and bridal party.

Pamplemosa

  • 1 ounce Pamplemousse Rosé
  • French champagne or Prosecco
  • 1 fresh grapefruit

In a champagne flute, combine the Pamplemousse Rosé and 4-5 ounces of the sparkling wine. Garnish with a long strip of grapefruit peel.

Locally, you can find Pamplemousse Rosé at larger, better stocked liquor stores, like Wyatt’s, that offer you a vast selection of the latest wine varietals and specialty spirits.

Make a splash with Natale Verga wines

Natale Verga was founded by Enrico Verga in 1895. For four generations it has been handed down from father to son, carrying the values of tradition and quality. Currently, it is run by its namesake, in partnership with his father Giancarlo and his sisters Cristina and Laura, as Enrico and Edoardo, the fifth generation of the Verga family, prepare to take part in the company.

Increasingly popular locally, Natale Verga is always an excellent and reliable choice for meal pairing at a great price. See for yourself by picking up a bottle or two of these popular varietals:

Natale Verga Barbera D’Asti

Natale Verga, from the Lombardia region of Italy, provides a variety of rich, complexly textured wine experiences. This red-purple wine has a robust taste with notes of ripe red fruit and a touch of vanilla with a lingering finish.

Natale Verga Pinot Grigio 

Flavors of green apple, pear, and orange blossoms makes this light and dry wine versatile enough to be served by itself or with a broad array of foods such as Fettucine Alfredo, white fish and seafood dishes, lemon chicken, veal piccata, or roasted vegetables.

Natale Verga Montepulciano D’Abruzzo

This ruby red Italian features cherry flavors and spice with a mid-palate of fresh strawberries and mixed berries and a finish that is smooth and satisfying. A nice match for pasta dishes, burgers, and semi-hard cheeses.

Primitivo del Salento

This authentic red presents aromas of sun-dried prunes and pine syrup with engaging notes of black cherries and fudge. Try it with veal and peppers, sausage grilled with onions, penne with a vodka sauce, or a medium rare grilled sirloin.

Natale Verga Prosecco

Natale Verga’s sparkling offering is dry, lemony, and bubbly with overtones of almond and honey. It works wonderfully as an aperitif, or as a mixer for Mimosas or sparkling cocktails. NV Prosecco also teams well with appetizers, calamari, crabmeat dishes, and spring mix salads.

You can find the wines of Natale Verga at larger, family-owned liquor stores, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods, which offers you a superior, broader selection with knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying.

Mi Sueño Premiere Napa Cabernet Sauvignon: The biggest wine find of the year, in short supply

National Wine Day is May 25th. If you are looking to celebrate in a big way, consider the unique opportunity of the Mi Sueño Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016.

Of the Mi Sueño Premiere Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Auction 22, Lot No. 80,
Vintage 2016, only five cases were produced. The vineyard held back one for their own personal collection. The remaining four cases were purchased at the Napa Valley Vintners Auction by Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont. Wyatt’s is the only resource for acquiring this limited find.

This prestige premium barrel select Cabernet Sauvignon originated in the Mi Sueño estate vineyard in Coombsville. Designed to showcase the best of this nested appellation, it expresses the most desired nuances the vineyard has to offer.

This Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 24 months in 100% new French oak, resulting in a luscious and harmonious wine. It carries a bouquet of concentrated dark fruits, cassis, and brown sugar with hints of minerality. The rich mouthfeel evokes elegance, with flavors of dark chocolate, fig, licorice, and dried cranberry. A lively acidity and juicy red fruit make this Cabernet the perfect companion for grilling.

Unfiltered and sustainably produced, this single vineyard rarity would make a well appreciated gift for any dad or grad. With no other restaurant or retailer nationally having any, Wyatt’s Wet Goods, located at the Village at the Peaks shopping center in Longmont, is the only place to get this rare treasure.