Jack’s Picks of the Week: 11/13/2019-11/20/2019
OR while supplies last!

Hess Shirtail Ranches Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
California – North Coast

Winemaker Notes: Sourced primarily from the Red Hills district of Lake County. This unique growing region offers a relatively mild Mediterranean climate with predictable heating and cooling cycles and produces flavorful fruit with layers of agreeable acids and balanced tannins.

89 Point Wine Enthusiast: Fully ripe fruit flavors are accented by light toast and spice notes in this full-bodied and extremely smooth-textured wine. Dense ripe blackberry and dark chocolate flavors seem to coat the palate, and moderate tannins provide good grip.

Retail: $21.99 

On Sale Thru 11/20: $18.99

Southern Right Sauvignon Blanc 2018

South Africa – Walker Bay

Winemaker Notes: The 2018 shows more marked fruit aromatics than usual, while maintaining the typical Southern Right balance of Old World minerality and length with hints of New World palate coverage and body. It’s a wine that flavors origin expressive individuality, minerality and palate complexity ahead of pure, pungent varietal aroma. A significant percentage of fruit from clay-rich soil has added an intense addition overall complexity to this wine.

90 Point Tim Atkin: The Southern Right Sauvignon                                                                                                                                                             comes from 16 different blocks in Walker Bay. Unwooded,                                                                                                                                                     it’s a sappy, saline, vinous white with dill and grapefruit                                                                                                                                                         flavors and a juicy, lip smacking finish.

                                                                                                                                                  Retail: $19.99

                                                                                                                                                  On Sale Thru 11/20: $18.49

‘Tis the season for the fresh hop harvest, and Founders Brewing Co. Harvest ale is a great example. Within hours of being picked the hop cones are brought to the brewery where their transformation into a bright, piney, melonic IPA begins. Experience the beauty of fresh hops as our Beer of the Week.

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Join us on Monday, November 11, 2019 from 7-9pm, tHosted by Alberto Scarani of family owned Ca Montebello Winery  you will sample 6 differnt wines!

Tickets are $15 per person and must be purchased in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Space is very limited so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming delicious wines, please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes a light Hors d’Oeuvres & a Riedel Wine glass. 

The Featured Wines

Ca Montebello Moscat: Harvest takes place towards the 2nd decade of September when the grapes have reached a high sugar concentration. The grapes are pressed and the must obtained remains in contact with the skins at a very low temperature for 12 hours. After racking the free run must is cooled and put into thermostatically controlled stainless steel tanks, where fermentation takes places. Before bottling the spume develops in pressurized tanks to obtain a natural re-fermentation. It is then put into bottles. Straw yellow with golden reflections, the intense and fragrant floral aromas are marked with apricot and peach blossoms. A delicate captivating sweetness.

Ca Montebello Barbera: Barbera has been known and cultivated in the OltrepÚ Pavese since the beginning of 1800. Harvesting takes place towards the end of September, and the grapes after being de-stemmed and crushed, under go maceration for eight to ten days depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wineages in stainless steel tanks for about 4/5 months. Before bottling the spume develops in pressurized tanks to obtain a natural refermentation. Ruby red. To the nose, the initial vinous perceptions leave space for an intense bouquet with hints of black currants and marasca cherries. Warm in the mouth smooth with acidy hints which mingle with its full body.

Ca Montebello Frisante Barbera: Barbera has been known and cultivated in the OltrepÚ Pavese since the beginning of 1800. Harvesting takes place towards the end of September, and the grapes after being de-stemmed and crushed, under go maceration for eight to ten days depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wineages in stainless steel tanks for about 4/5 months. Before bottling the spume develops in pressurized tanks to obtain a natural refermentation. Ruby red. To the nose, the initial vinous perceptions leave space for an intense bouquet with hints of black currants and marasca cherries. Warm in the mouth smooth with acidy hints which mingle with its full body.

Ca Montebello Buttafuoco : Harvesting takes place towards the last 10 days of September, and the grapes after being de-stemmed and crushed, under go maceration for eight to ten days depending on the characteristics of the vintage, in stainless steel tanks, with frequent pumping over. At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wine is aged for 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in barriques for about 7/8 months; when blended it is aged for a further 2 months in bottles. An impenetrable ruby red; the nose the wine shows a splendid intensity with spicy notes together with black cherry and plum jams. To the palate full bodied and well structured.

Ca Montebello Pinot Noir: One of the worldís greatest red grapes, which has found a perfect habitat in the OltrepÚ Pavese. After a carefully controlling the state of maturation, harvesting takes place in the 2nd week of September, after being de-stemmed and crushed they undergo a controlled temperature maceration for about 8/10 days depending on the characteristics of the vintage. The wine obtained matures in stainless steel tanks for between 6/7months after which it ages a further 4 months in bottles.A bright ruby red. It distinguishes itself with the typical hints of black currants and marasca cherries. A wine of great ëclassí.

Ca Montebello Sangue Di Giuda: After a carefully controlling the state of maturation, harvesting takes place during the 2nd week of September, after being de-stemmed and crushed they undergo a controlled temperature maceration to maintain a high sugar content. The draining of the free drawn wine follows, the must is then cooled and put into pressurized tanks. The fermentation is thermostatically controlled; once the wines starts to spume it is bottled. A sweet wine of a bright ruby red with purplish reflections. Intense and vinous with notes of raspberry and blueberry jams and violets, smooth and fragrant.

Jack’s Picks of the Week: 11/06/2019-11/13/2019
OR while supplies last!

Saint-Hilaire Cremant De Limoux Brut 2017
France

Winemaker Notes: France’s Oldest Sparkling Wine! Dry, toasty, smooth and clean Saint-Hilaire Limoux Blanc de Blanc Brut truly captivates with an attractive yeasty aroma and luscious creamy texture. The palate is light and crisp with citrus and apple flavors and the body is just hefty enough. We know that in 1531, the Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire were already producing Blanquette de Limoux which certainly makes it France’s Oldest Sparkling Wine preceding Champagne by more than a century. The Limoux vineyards are located in Languedoc, at the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. The grapes are selected from clay-limestone plots that capture both the Oceanic and Mediterranean influences. Saint-Hilaire Brut displays aromatic flavors of peach, pear and green apple skins with a wonderful, full, creamy mouthfeel. Think non vintage Champagne for a fraction of the cost.

Retail: $15.99
On Sale Thru 11/13: $13.99

Saint-Hilaire Cremant De Limoux Brut Rose 2016

France

Winemaker Notes: What is now the Abbey of Saint-Hilaire began as a primitive chapel in the 6th century started by Hilarius, the Bishop of Carcassonne. By 817, the Abbey was under the domain of the Order of Saint Benedict. The Abbey includes a Roman style church for the 12th Century, a Gothic cloister and Fortifications of the 14th Century. It was in the Abbey’s historic cellars where the world’s first sparkling wine was created in 1531. These are all the indications of its influence and importance in the Languedoc region in the South of France. The Mediterranean terroir and climate near the village of Saint-Hilaire, in the area of Limoux, produce full bodied red wines as well as distinctive Chardonnay wines with remarkable character aromatic and complexity.

Retail: $21.99

On Sale Thru 11/13: $18.49

Two Brothers Brewing Company Creates powerful sours, packed with fruit flavors. Their seasonal sour that utilizes the perfect fruis to bring a balance between sour and sweet is called In the Flesh. This season’s fruit is raspberry, and we are featuring it as Jack’s beer of the week!

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