Amendment 21 Wines

Leo Bortolotto

Leo Bortolotto

Hospitality industry professional Leo Bortolotto has worked in the realm of fine wine and food for more than a decade. He spent several years in Europe learning the finer points of pairing European cuisine with the ideal complement of wine. He shared his passion for the culture by leading rafts of tourists in exploring renown and rare Italian wineries. Leo’s decision to relocate to his adopted home of Denver, Colorado was with the intention of realizing his vision for an eclectic and customer-focused wine boutique. This venture, a retail wine shop in the Lower Highland community of downtown Denver, is a journey every wine lover must make.

Saturday, 25 April 2015 16:26

Drink Pink 2015 Rosé Wine Tasting!

It's that time of year again and we are diligently preparing for our annual Rosé wine tasting extravaganza! Once again you will have the chance to rub elbows with other Rosé-lovers and sample well over 20 different Rosés from around the world in the eclectic environment of the Forest Room 5.

For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit:

www.drinkpink2015-eventbrite.com

 

 

Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:03

Scarborough 'The Works'

This is the probably the best "Works" wine ever bottled by Scarborough Winery, as it consists of more Cabernet Sauvignon than in previous vintages and in a great year like 2012, even the "Press" wine—which typically is wine that might not be as good that the "Free-run" (wine that comes directly out of fermentation without pressing it). So in good vintages, like 2012, this wine is very difficult to beat, especially for the price. This wine will go fast, so make sure you get some! Only 212 cases produced. $28.00

Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:49

Scarborough 'Midnight'

This southern Rhone-style red is comprised of vibrant raspberry Grenache, the meaty, earthy, complex Mourvedre, along with the strawberry & gamy Syrah. Dedicated to the long harvest hours Scarborough staff works after midnight, it will charm you by the supple flavors and the win you over with the complex yet harmonious balance of which was aged for 16 months in oversized (Puncheons) barrels. Only 225 cases produced. $29.00

Thursday, 16 April 2015 11:53

Machete by Orin Swift

"In the glass, deep, dark bluish-red hues can be seen with a band of ruby on the rim. Uplifted aromatics of ripe blackberries, mulled raspberries, acacia flowers, toasty oak, and herbal notes hit the nose in a pronounced way. Offering up robust flavors during the approach, the mid palate is exposed to an unadulterated array of crushed berries, dark chocolate, black fruits, and a tinge of creamy espresso. Finishing with principle, the glossy tannins are in alignment for immediate enjoyment or some time in the cellar too."


**Bottled with 12 Different Labels, you may not receive the one pictured**

#33 of Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines in the World.

$52.00

Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:31

Bouchaine Pinot Noir, Carneros, Napa Valley

"The allure of Pinot Noir is its unpredictability – you never really know what you're going to get. There is a light mouth feel, high acidity and tart red fruit flavors. It's enigmatic, but not sweet. It's fruit balanced by earth and leather. It is spice and evergreen. There is a lot of space between the characteristic notes that speak of Pinot Noir like it used to be."

$24.99

Saturday, 28 February 2015 12:28

Bouchaine Chardonnay, Carneros, Napa Valley

"This wine comes from vines dating to Bouchaine's original plantings in 1981, growing on our windswept Napa Valley Carneros hillsides. It's a true expression of Chardonnay—bright, citrusy flavors graced with only the merest hint of oak. Shows classic Carneros lime and grapefruit styling. A hint of vanilla graces the mid-palate. Its fruit flavors, bright acidity, notable texture (a hallmark characteristic of Carneros Chardonnay), harmonize in an elegant, stylish wine. Straw gold in color, it dances in the glass like sunlight." Estate grown $24.00

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:21

Domaine de Majas Syrah

"Cotes Catalanes is one of the most important IGPs in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, covering the Pyrenees-Orientales department on the border with Spain. Vineyards cover the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees mountain chain, an area also used for the Cotes du Roussillon, Banyuls and Collioure appellations. The IGP exists to provide a geographic indication for wines that are made outside the existing AOC vinification requirements or permitted styles."

This Syrah offers black fruit, with black pepper notes, spicy hints and liqueur, and red fruit flavors. The nose produces scents of balsamic and liquorice notes. It displays a very pleasant freshness and balanced, and subtlety.

On the palate it has a good mouthfeel, light, medium-bodied, well-defined and with bright acidity. A slight chocolate bitterness which ends up being dominated its fruitiness (blackcurrants), the smoothness of its tannins and its great persistence. A very interesting Syrah. A rustic, yet elegant wine.

Food Pairing: Lamb, Beef, Hard Cheeses. $19.99

Saturday, 21 February 2015 12:16

Domaine de Majas Rouge

"Cotes Catalanes is one of the most important IGPs in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of southern France, covering the Pyrenees-Orientales department on the border with Spain. Vineyards cover the eastern foothills of the Pyrenees mountain chain, an area also used for the Cotes du Roussillon, Banyuls and Collioure appellations. The IGP exists to provide a geographic indication for wines that are made outside the existing AOC vinification requirements or permitted styles."

The Rouge from Domaine Majas is a blend of old vine Carignage and Grenache. It displays a brilliant ruby colour with an explosive nose of blackberries and cherries. On the palate, this wine has intense black fruit concentration, astonishing minerality, and tannins that just melt in your mouth. Delicious and enjoyable

Try it alongside lamb, steak, mac and cheese, mushrooms, and roasted vegetables. $21.00

Thursday, 15 January 2015 16:00

Alacre

With winemaking in his family blood, Vito Lauria decided to attend the University of Udine in Friuli where he obtained a degree in Enology in 2003. After stepping off the campus he worked at a number of wineries in northern Italy for a few years before returning to Sicily in 2005. Vito came home to open the old family winery in Alcamo, 30 miles west of Palermo.

The organically-produced Alacre is a blend of the indigenous Nero d'Avola grape along with Syrah. Alacre is full of dark, soft black fruit, hints of earth with a spicy, peppery finish. $25.99

Thursday, 15 January 2015 15:38

Ex Umbris Syrah

We love everyting from Washington State vintner Owen Roe and the Ex Umbris Syrah is no exception! The label may be non-descript, but the wine is anything but.

"The 2012 Ex Umbris is a great expression of the bold fruit flavors from that year. Bursting with aromas of red plum, blueberry and pink peppercorn. The palate is filled with refreshing flavors of fresh summer blackberries, currant, and dark chocolate with noticibly structured acidity and silky tannins." $28.00

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