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Phil 2012/3/8

Cheers' Annual Spring Wine Tastings are coming up in a couple of weeks!

We wanted to give you a preview of the events and remind you that  the tasting events will be...

Thursday March 22nd, Tasting Event in Chanhassen ONLY

Chanhassen will host the wine tasting event on the 22nd from 6:00-8:00 p.m., but remember cheers entire wine inventory* will be discounted 15% all day at BOTH LOCATIONS!

Thursday March 29th, Tasting event in Bloomington ONLY

Bloomington will host the wine tasting event on the 29th from 6:00-8:00 p.m., but remember cheers entire wine inventory* will be discounted 15% all day at BOTH LOCATIONS!

Below you will find a preview of each of the events, click on "Read MORE" to see the previews.

These events are always fun and well attended and we hope to see you at either or BOTH! Here are the previews...

Phil 2012/2/17

Save the dates! Please join us at...

Cheers Wine & Spirits Annual Spring Wine Tasting Events!

Here are the details:
Thursday March 22nd 2012
530 West 79th Street Chanhassen
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday March 29th 2012
9340 Ensign Avenue South, Bloomington
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Both tasting events will feature wine from around the world, thoughtfully selected by Cheers with emphasis on spring and summer sippers. Representatives will be on hand to share their knowledge and expertise. As always, Cheers helpful and friendly staff will be happy to assist you with your selections!
Cheers entire wine inventory will be discounted 15% BOTH EVENINGS at BOTH LOCATIONS!
Cheers tasting events are always will be full of fun and surprises; there will be prize drawings throughout the evening, munchies, and more! This year’s tastings are going to be special you won’t want to miss either of them!
Be sure to visit and sign up so that you are in on additional offers and surprises for these tastings!
Hope to see you there!
Make an evening of it!
In Bloomington: Make an evening of it by dining with our neighbor and friends at Bella Cucina Ristorante Italiano!

In Chanhassen: Make an evening of it by dining with our friends and Neighbors at Axels

Phil 2011/3/30

Here is the Preview of Cheers Bloomington's Spring Wine tasting Event!


Lukas Peters

Domace Vino
Opolo Viognier 2008 -Great concentration of tropical fruit leads on the palate. The wine shows apricot, Crenshaw melon, pineapple, and papaya, and a viscous intensity that lingers for a rich long finish. All of this concentrated fruit is accented with a touch of exotic spiciness that highlights the richness of the wine and leaves a clean and refreshing impression on the palate. A very big-bodied wine with loads of forward fruit makes this Viognier particularly good with smoked and grilled items, as well as full flavored foods and ripe cheeses, it is also excellent as an aperitif. 
Anam Cara Pinot Noir 2007 -Plum, raspberries and dusty rose petals on the nose blend with pomegranate, tea and toasty spices on the palate. All framed by the vineyard’s signature minerality, silky texture and rich yet soft tannins. The nicely rounded mid-palate rolls lingeringly into the sustained finish.     *90 points Wine Advocate*
Opolo Mountain Zinfandel- 2008 Appropriately named both for its bountiful bouquet of fruit, as well as where the grapes are grown, a refined Zinfandel that captivates the nose with pomegranate, fig, and cranberry. Raspberry jam dominates the mid-palate nuanced by savory butterscotch overtones. Vanilla, white and cayenne peppers, and cinnamon spice makes for a lively finish.
Poderi la Collina Barbera d'Alba 2005-This wine is a deep color pomegranate with purplish reflexes. It has ample and intense clean sense of smell with notes of rose, cocoa, tobacco and vanilla. It is loaded with full harmonic savory taste and has pleasant lingering finish.
Amavi Syrah 2008-Remarkable aromas of violets and ripe berries mingle with the light essence of soil and brambles.Rich flavors of ripe dark fruits ― raspberries, blueberries and cranberries ― embrace subtle hints of minerality and citrus.  This wine flaunts an amazing combination of balance, sophistication and power. *91 pts Wine Enthusiast*

Allyson Tarnowski

Grand Pere Wines

Chartron Le  Fleur White Bordeaux -This dry, crisp Sauvignon Blanc reveals zesty grapefruit, melon, and fig characteristics as well as light to medium body, a good texture, and a dry finish. It is a textbook, well-made example of a dry white that shames many New World Sauvignon Blancs selling for twice the price. Delicious as an apéritif, with fish, sea food and light meats
Dogajolo Bianco-Dogajolo Bianco has an intriguing aroma that is both fruity and aromatic. On the palate the fruit and acidity perfectly complement each other and there is a velvety texture that extends through the long, soft finish.   Grape Varietals are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Grechetto

Domaine de Mt Auriol Viognier -Fragrant aromas but somewhat lighter and drier than its more famous Rhône brothers (Condrieu and Chateau Grillet). Limes, honeysuckle and orange peel with a spicy tinge to the palate.
ZIN 91 -82% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Syrah, 3% Syrah 
A blend of fruit from some of the best vineyard sites throughout California is used in the production of this wine. The vast majority of the Zinfandel grapes come from the Paso Robles region in central California, whereas the Petite Sirah is grown in Clarksburg - located just south of Sacramento - while the balance of the fruit is cultivated in Napa Valley.  The aromas are classic of an old vine Zinfandel: spicy and jammy. Notes of black pepper, raspberry, and boysenberry lead to hints of cinnamon, sandalwood, and clove to create the bouquet. On the palate, the wine carries over the spicy notes, as well as black cherry and cassis flavors. The oak-aging gives it a supple and velvety texture. Fruit-forward with balanced acidity and alcohol.
Beso de Vino Seleccion Syrah/Garnacha -Intense red color that borders on violet. Aromas of wild fruits and forest floor, black olives and spices. Full bodied and concentrated with notes of cocoa, spice and fruits. Finishes soft and long with well balanced tannins.
Johan Estate Pinot Noir 2006 -100% Norwegian Dag Johan, owner of Johan Vineyards came to Oregon because of his passion for Burgundy.  Johan’s conviction that Oregon grows Pinot Noir as well if not better than Burgundy  led him to purchase his vineyard in the Williamette Valley.   Aged 16 months in French Oak, it is elegant with soft tannins and balanced with firm structure.  This wine shows lots of berry and spice notes, furnishing good acidity and earthy tones.  Only 670 cases made.

Paul Raghiannti

Grape Beginnings

Yard Dog White – From McLaren Vale in South Australia, this wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Semillon. It offers herbal aromatics and floral notes of pear and peach.
Monchhof Estate Riesling – This Mosel Riesling exhibits mineral details in the nose and a refreshing citrus component with pear and white peach fruit on the palate.
Caymus Conundrum – This is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat and Viognier. It’s an exotic white wine that offers a floral bouquet and notes of honeysuckle and spice.
Yard Dog Red – From South Australia, this wine is a blend of Cabernet, Merlot and Petite Verdot. It displays a luscious array of dark berry fruits and hints of lavender and dried spice
Grayson Zinfandel – This wine shows a dark color and flavors of mixed raspberries, strawberries and brambles with hints of spice including black pepper and cinnamon.

Chris Brown

Paustis & Sons Wine

Steele Zinfandel- This Zinfandel depicts fresh red fruit, mint, ripe prune and raspberry characteristics, nice dark fruit and allspice fill the mid palate that is complimented with a dusty fig finish. It’s a mouthful of flavor.
Rocca delle Macie Orvieto -50% Trebbiano Toscano, 20% Verdello, 20% Grechetto and Drupeggio, and 10% Malvasia Toscana.  Bouquet, Intense, fruity, very elegant.  Taste, Dry and fresh, with a slight hint of almonds in the aftertaste.  Serve at 50 to 54 degrees.
Cantina Zaccagnini Montepulciano  -100% Montepulciano. Dashing wine with exuberant and savory flavors of juicy black fruit, coffee, chocolate and vanilla, with tannins that are smooth as silk. 
Honig Napa Valley Cabernet  -Complex black cherry, berry and plum fruit characters, interwoven with anise, clove and black pepper. Rich and graceful, with a full mid-palate and a lengthy finish, complemented by toasted oak and cocoa powder tannins.  Wine Spectator 92 points.  Wine Advocate 90 points. 
Laforcine Vouvray  -bouquet of honeysuckle, quince, marzipan, ginger, and apricot, this proves amazingly dense and rich in the mouth, with deep, bitter-sweet walnut and fruit pit notes, yet elegance and a nearly perfect balance of fruit and acidity.

Jason Healsth


Sweet Bitch Pinot Grigio:Italy -Soft and Fruity, with an off dry finish. Perfect for spring deck openings.
Piattelli Rose of Malbec:Argentina -Hints of Strawberry and Cherry aromas, with a dry, crisp finish. Not a White Zindandel fans wine Sassy
Bitch Pinot Noir: Chile -Elegant flavors of Raspberry and black currant, with a touch of smoky oak. 100% Pinot Noir, and very sassy!
Piattelli Premium Malbec: Argentina -Rich garnet color and intense nose of strawberry and nutmeg on the palate. Boutique wine producer with a 91 point Robert Parker rating.
Trentadue Old Patch Red: Sonoma California- A blended wine made primarily of Zinfandel, rich and spicy. When we say this wine comes from an Old Patch of vines, we mean it!

Rolf Moe

New France Wine

Vicolo Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Italy -Light bodied, with crisp citrus fruit and a clean finish.
Charles Smith “Kung Fu Girl” Riesling Columbia Valley, Washington -Single vineyard Riesling with a burst of green apple, balancing acidity, and a touch of sweetness that makes you want more.
 Reserve de la Saurine Southern Rhone, France -Grenache and Carignane blend that is medium bodied with a core of soft blackberry/cherry fruit and perfect balance.
Montoya Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, California -A Napa Cab that has it all; Deep black currant fruit and a hint of cedar and vanilla are all wrapped up by firm but silky tannins. 
Runquist Z Zinfandel Amador County, California -An ode to Zin. Big and bold, with a ton of sweet black fruit in the middle, a dash of black pepper, and a finish that goes on forever.      
Phil 2011/3/30

Cheers Spring wine Tasting events are coming up!

Thursday April 14th - Cheers Bloomington 6:00-8:00

Thursday April 21st - Cheers Chanhassen 6:00-8:00

See you there!