Jack’s Annual Holiday Wine Tasting Extravaganza, Sunday, December 11, 2016

bottlesJoin us on Sunday, December 11 from 6-8pm for Jack’s Annual Holiday Wine Tasting Extravaganza! We will be pouring eleven mouth-watering selections from some of our most prestigious producers paired with great food-a truly special evening.

Admission is $80 per person and must be made 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 Riedel Wine glass. 

The Featured Wines

  • Bollinger Special Cuvee: A golden color, distinctive of black grape varieties. Very fine bubbles. On the nose, it has a beautiful aromatic complexity, ripe fruit and spicy aromas, with hints of roasted apples, apple compote and peaches. On the palate, there is a subtle combination of structure, length and vivacity. The bubbles are like velvet. Flavors of pear, brioche and spicy aromas, notes of fresh walnut. (92 points Wine Spectator, 92 points James Suckling, 91 points Wine & Spirits, 90 points Vinous)
  • Billecart-Salmon Blancs de Blancs Grand Cru: The fine mousse of delicate bubbles elegantly accompanies the glints of its gold color. A cuvée that will surprise you with its pure intensity of dry fruits aromas, almonds and fresh hazelnuts mixed with those of fruits of white flesh. The creamy sensation of the bubble associated to aromas of buttered brioche and mineral aromas. Persistent finish with a fresh and elegant sweetness. (92 points Wine Spectator, 92 points Wine Enthusiast, 92 points Vinous, 90 points Robert Parker)
  • Billecart-Salmon Brut Rose: Persistent mousse, with fine bubbles rising slowly. Pale salmon pink in color, with a shade of gold. A nose of red fruits and fresh pear. Delicate fruit on the palate, elegant, and showing great finesse. (95 points James Suckling, 93 points Wine Spectator, 92 points Wine Enthusiast, 92 points Vinous)
  • 2013 Lail Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc: Born in a single vineyard in St. Helena and produced with a focus on preservation of aromatics and acidity through stainless steel living, the result is brilliant beyond our grandest expectations when we conceived of this new sibling white wine to our Blueprint Red bottling. Lail Blueprint Sauvignon Blanc has a delicate pale straw robe, an elegant and intense floral perfume (geranium, melon, and lime), and crisp fruit flavors with profound richness and length.
  • 2013 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay: The 2013 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay fills your glass with citrus-flower aromas and flavors of apricot, red and green apple, honeysuckle, kiwi, pineapple, Meyer Lemon zest, and vanilla – a luscious, juicy basket of summer fruit held together with just the right touch of minerality and lively acidity. (94 points Wine Enthusiast, 92 points vinous, 91 points Wine Spectator, 91 points Robert Parker)
  • 2013 Talley  Arroyo Grande Valley Estate Pinot Noir: Translucent ruby in color, the 2013 vintage expresses classic characteristics of the Arroyo Grande Valley. The nose offers bright notes of red fruits like strawberry and raspberry, as well as hints of smoke and herbs. On the palate this medium-bodied wine yields notes of cranberry, Rainier cherry and damp soil with distinct mineral notes. With a soft, plush texture, the 2013 Estate Pinot Noir pairs beautifully with spiced duck or mushroom risotto. (93 points Wine & Spirits)
  • 2011 Storybook Mountain Mayacamas Range Zinfandel: This wine displays forward fruit, supple balance and sensual promise. If the exuberance of youth is a key to your enjoyment of Zinfandel, the Mayacams Range Zinfandel is your wine. (93 points Wine & Spirits)
  • 2014 Arnot Roberts Que Syrah: The 2014 Que Syrah Vineyard is another deep, super-intense Syrah. Specifically, the interplay of varietal aromatics and deep, pliant fruit – rare to see in the same site – play off each other in a wine that dazzles from start to finish. Inky blue/purplish fruit, spices, mint, lavender and dark spices add shades of nuance on the long, beautifully persistent finish. Like all the Arnot-Roberts Syrahs, the Que Syrah was done with 100% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak. (95 points Vinous)
  • 2013 Chateau Beaucastel Chateaneuf du Pape: Nearly black in color. The nose is very delicate and powerful at the same time, red fruit, black currants, blackberries, spices, thyme and lavender. The bouquet is very elegant, rich and round. Figs, cherries, black currants and stewed fruit, all with a great acidity. The tannins are present but very delicate. (93 points Robert Parker, 93 points Wine Enthusiast, 92 points Wine Spectator, 92 points Vinous)
  • 2012 Ramey Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: In the eighth vintage of this appellation Cabernet blend, it is a combination of hillside and valley floor vineyard grapes. The style combines the harmony by combining traditional Bordelaise winemaking techniques with the voluptuousness gained from California’s weather, especially in this perfect vintage. Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 3% Petite Verdot (94 points Vinous, 92 points Wine Spectator, 92 points Robert parker, 92 points James Suckling)
  • 2011 Peter Michael Les Pavots: Black with a ruby red hue and crimson reflection on the rim, the 2011 Les Pavots reveals an intense bouquet of strawberry, black truffle oil, vanilla bean, blueberry and blackberry, with nuances of black currant liquor, cedar, cacao, cigar box, black tea, graphite, a stylish ‘garrigue’ touch, forest floor and cloves. Extremely full-bodied, this wine offers a potpourri feeling with the same rich, ripe fruit impressions on the palate with black truffle, tobacco, and grey and white pepper notes. The mouth feel is dense and round, with a mineral background and ample elegant tannins, which leads to a long finish. The 2011 Les Pavots will benefit from another year of cellaring and will age gracefully for two decades. (92 points Robert Parker, 92 points Stephen Tanzer, 91 points Wine Spectator)

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