Welkin Napa Cabernet is perfect for the grill

Welkin Selections traverses California’s terroir in search of premium, small lot wines that never fail to please.

Their Welkins Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is no exception.

This classic Cabernet carries aromas of boysenberry, anise, and blackberry which intermingle with hints of pipe tobacco and exotic spices. Dark fruit flavors of ripe, rounded raspberry, black currant, dried black cherry, and blood plum are accented with oak-derived notes of caramel, toasted coconut, and briarwood. Its tight tannins create a texture with a delicate thread of acidity that helps maintains flavors well into the finish.

Its grape composition is 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 7% Petite Verdot with an alcohol by volume of 13.5%, so it will stand up to big, juicy fare like a charcoal grilled steak or a slow smoked barbecue pork shoulder. Try adding a splash to the pan while sautéing some baby bella mushrooms.

You can get your hands on the Welkin Selections Napa Valley Cab at Wyatt’s Wet Goods in Longmont, your local adult beverage destination.

Natale Verga wines are like Christmas in a glass

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 Eduardo, 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 Governo

This blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon dates back to the most ancient traditions of Tuscan farmers. It sports a Bing cherry nose and a light crispness due to the Governo process. Intense red color, fruity notes, and round aromas create a fresh, harmonic, savory experience on the palate.

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.

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 that offer you a superior, broader selection with knowledgeable staff who take the intimidation out of wine buying, like Wyatt’s.

Cerulean Pinot Noir will cure your pandemic blues

Looking for a big Pinot Noir worth breaking quarantine? Try Cerulean Pinot Noir!

The 2015 Cerulean Pinot Noir from the Columbia Gorge appellation of Washington State is a vivid, medium-bodied wine with notes of dark cherry, clove, and vanilla. Composed exclusively from grapes grown on their Acadia Vineyards estate in Underwood, and barrel aged for eighteen months, it displays a confident structure and concentration with hints of earth in its long finish.

Bold and meaty, is shows musky flavors of fig and plum with a background of underbrush and ample tannins that make it ideal for pairing with grilled meat or game.

Cerulean is a tough brand to find in Colorado, but worth the hunt. They also produce an engaging Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.

April is Pinot Noir Month in Colorado. Celebrate this universally loved, food friendly style by stopping by or engaging delivery from better stocked, local, family-owned wine emporiums in your community, like Wyatt’s Wet Goods.

Pack your wagon with Hitch Wines from Edna Valley

Hitch Wines of Edna Valley are a new specialty line full of flavors that will satisfy any wine lover.

Josh Baker, the mastermind behind Hitch, has been crafting wines on California’s Central Coast for nearly twenty years, while continuing to spread his influence through consulting projects in Northern and Southern California as well as Bordeaux, France.

Named for The Hitching Station at Edna Valley vineyard that is the epicenter of activity during the busy harvest season, these wines are complex but accessible, and packed with fruit and dessert flavor elements that make them ideal for a little indulgent sharing. Try these two new entries to the Northern Colorado market:

Hitch Pinot Noir 2018:

Hitch Pinot Noir opens with juicy notes of black cherry, cranberry, and ripe strawberry before melting into savory notes of warm caramel, sassafras, and homemade pie crust. It strikes a fine balance with complex layers of toasty nuances and more fragile notes of fine perfume, violet, and rose water. Its ultra-fine tannins complement its lengthy, pleasing finish. 89 Points, Wine Enthusiast.

Hitch Chardonnay 2018:

Initial aromas of fresh ripe citrus, cut Granny Smith apple, and quince pop from the glass. As the wine opens, its aromas morph to richer notes of dried apricot, pear, and fresh baked pie crust. It finishes with a pleasing balanced acidity. 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast.

April is Pinot Noir Month in Colorado. You can celebrate this universally loved, food friendly style by stopping by or engaging delivery from local, family-owned wine emporiums in your community, like Wyatt’s.