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.

Saturday Wine Tasting – Natale Verga

This Saturday, March 14, Wyatt’s is offering a free tasting of the wines of Natale Verga.

Join us for this special sampling from the Natale Verga winery from Lombardia, Italy, and explore some of their most popular wines:

Natale Verga Barbera DAsti: Natale Verga, from the Piedmont 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 and a lingering finish.

Pinot Grigio: Green apple, pears and orange blossoms in the bouquet followed by notes of figs, almonds and pears on the tongue. This light and dry wine is versatile enough to be served by itself or with fettuccine alfredo, lemon chicken or “bun-less” turkey burgers with steamed veggies.

Prosecco: Natale Verga’s sparkling offering is dry, lemony, and bubbly with overtones of almond and honey. Chill it down and serve as an aperitif. Pairs well with calamari, crabmeat dishes, and spring mix salads.

Natale Verga Governo: This blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon dates back to the most ancient traditions of Tuscan farmers. Part of the grapes planted before harvest are added to wine during fermentation, to give it more softness and enhance its bouquet. Intense red color, fruity notes, and round aromas are the distinctive characteristics of this wine. It is fresh, harmonic and savory on the palate. It sports a bing cherry nose,and light crispness due to the Governa process. A fantastic wine that you can chill for any occasion.

You can sample these delightful wines this Saturday during our free tasting from noon-4:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

All of this week’s featured items will be on sale!

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.

 

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled, due to Coronavirus concerns. -March, 13, 2020.

Friday Tasting – Crooked Stave

Located inside The Source, Denver’s River North Art Districts’s acclaimed artisan marketplace, Crooked Stave has garnered a national cult following for its old-world style of brewing, Brettanomyces-fermented wild ales, barrel-aged experiments, saisons (specialty sour beers) and more.

Experience the best of their selections at this week’s free Friday Beer Tasting.

You can try four samples from this Denver brewery, and all of this week’s featured beers will be on sale! Even better–Crooked Stave is Wyatt’s “Colorado Craft Brewery of the Month”–enjoy savings on them all March long!

Tasting hours for this free tasting event this Friday, March 13, will be from 4-6:45 pm, at Wyatt’s Outlaw Saloon, in the back of the store.

As always, all participants must present valid I.D.