Cheers Wine & Spirits

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Saturday, 7 December 2019
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Phil 2013/10/29


Below you will find the preview of this year’s annual Holiday wine tasting event and sale to be held Thursday November 7th from 6:00- 8:00 p.m. at Cheers Bloomington
Cheers Chanhassen will host their annual tasting event and sale on Thursday November 14th from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Cheers entire wine inventory* Will be discounted 15% all day both days at both Cheers locations!
(*excludes closeout items or anything marked no further discount)
Here’s the preview for Bloomington…
The staff at Cheers Bloomington personally selected these wines; they are a combination of some new and exciting discoveries that have been recently added to Cheers’ vast selection, as well as some old favorites. These selections have a focus on holiday meals and entertaining. We’ve selected some robust reds as well as some whimsical whites, roses, sparklers, and “oddities”.  We hope to see you on either Thursday November 7th in Bloomington or Thursday November 14th in Chanhassen!
Bloomington Preview
Derek Lindquist- Wine Merchants
J Vineyards Cuvee 20 Brut: Celebrate in style! This champagne style wine is graceful, lively, and zesty with citrus, toast, warm pear, almond and sweet hint of angel food cake.
Chamisal Stainless Chardonnay: Refreshing chardonnay that lets the fruit shine with absolutely no oak influence. Aromatic mix of lush tropical fruits and ripe red delicious apples. Rich palate with ripe pineapple and white peach characters and a long, full mid palate with a clean, lingering acidity
Marietta Old Vine Red: Old school, family owned winery. This classic and original red blend is comprised predominately of zinfandel. Old Vine Red is characterized by bright fruit, a smooth full mouth feel, brambly spice and a solid structure.
Velvet Devil Merlot: Columbia Valley, WA. (90% Merlot 10% Cabernet) Classic Merlot aromas of dark cherries, cedar, pipe tobacco. Anise, stone and cherry blossoms. Yeah, believe it! Super smooth....a true Velvet Devil.
Boom Boom Syrah: Columbia Valley, WA. (97% Syrah 3% Viognier) Aromas of fresh picked herbs and wet earth. Rich black cherry and tobacco are followed by hints of lavender on the finish. An explosive dark cherry bomb!
Chris Brown - Paustis Wines
Fontana Fredda Arneis– 100% Arneis - Bright straw yellow with greenish highlights. The bouquet conjures up exotic fruit, ripe pears, hawthorn blossom and acacia honey. Soft and full on the palate with a refreshing crispness and luscious finish.
Jean Luc Colombo Rose - 67% Syrah, 33% Mourvèdre - Subtle hints of peach, rose petal and soft pepper on the nose. Round and full of finesse.Surprisingly complex, with intriguing notes of raspberries, fresh cherries, black olive and fennel.
Alto Almanzora Este - 47% Monastrell 26% Tempranillo 11% Syrah 6% Garnacha 5% Merlot 5% Cabernet Sauvignon - displays a deep plum/ruby color as well as a sweet nose of black cherries, black currants, dusty, loamy soil, pepper, roasted herbs and meats. Fruit-forward, fleshy, round, silky offering.
Ribshack Red - 70% pinotage and 30% shiraz. Medium to full-bodied, fairly plush and round. Dark red and purple fruits with notes of bing cherry, a hint of coffee, a touch of dark chocolate, with a dollop of tar and tobacco rounded out with black pepper and a spicy, smokey barrel finish.
Michael David Petite Petit - A blend of 85% Petite Sirah and 15% Petit Verdot, offering a joyous explosion of color and fun! It is a substantial, dense, full-bodied, whopper style of wine loaded with pure black fruit and vanilla flavors that coat the palate. It reveals remarkable richness with a finish that is slightly dry and seems to linger.
Rolf Moe – New France Wines
Shannon Ridge Lake Co. Sauvignon Blanc - Sustainably farmed and family owned. Lake County is known for crisp, classic Sauvignon Blanc.
Reserve de la Saurine Rose - Fresh, fruit driven dry Rose made from Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, and Syrah.
Weinert Carrascal -Blend of Malbec, Cab, and Merlot that spends 24 months in oak. The aging has been done for you.
Renegade Red -Bordeaux blend with lots of typical Washington red fruit and fine tannins. Second label of small cult producer.
Hyatt Cabernet Sauvignon -Deep, rich Washington Cab from Rattlesnake Hills, one of the newest AVA’s. Mouthfilling cassis fruit and firm tannins.
Dave Richardson – Philips Wine Division
Starling Castle Riesling ,Germany- Semi sweet , with a citrus nose. Great with salads ,fruits , light cheeses and desert .Perfect sipper,
Joel Gott Pinot Gris, Oregon -Lemon lime and orange blossom aromas with a rich palate. Rich round mouthfeel . Bright minerality and acidity.
Joel Gott Cabernet, California -Ripe with blueberry , cherry soda , and dark cherry  aromas burst with violet, vanilla , cedar , chocolate and cinnamon spice. Balanced velvet finish.
Dona Paula Los Cardos Malbec ,Argentina - Deep rich, smooth and juicy raspberry. Long smooth finish.
Terra D Oro Zinfandel  -Amador County California. Vibrant aromas of spicy clove, mocha , dark cherry , and vanilla. Juicy blackberries, plum white pepper and cinnamon flavors. Perfect with barbecue ribs.
Don Hanson - Southern Wine & Spirits
Antigal Uno Malbec- Big and bold style wine.  Berry and plum notes on the palate with smoke and vanilla lingering through the finish.  Pairs perfectly with grilled red meats
Chateau Ste Michelle Eroica Riesling-This brainchild of Ste Michelle and Dr Loosen has amazing fruit such as peach and sweet lime pairs wonderfully with some mouth watering acidity creating astounding balance.  An absolute treat with Thanksgiving turkey
Bianci Cabernet-  This wonderful wine contains a dark ruby color.  Has wonderful dark cassis and other berries on the palate and finishes with a velvety cocoa powder.  Wonderful companion to a grilled steak.
Coppola Claret-   This Bordeaux inspired blend contains very concentrated layers of flavors.  Very dark and rich fruit on the palate and supple tannins are  highlighted by the spice on the finish.  A great complement to lamb chops
Sofia Blanc de Blanc- A sheer delight on the palate.  Fragrant and slightly sweet this bubbly wine is perfect for any special occasion.   Pairs perfectly with some seafood appetizers or tremendous aperitif.
Kerri Hutchinson – The Wine Company
Cline Pinot Gris- 100% Pinot Gris, very bright fruit aromas, delicate flavors of orange and tangerine in the mouth, a great match with grilled fish and lobster
Mac Rostie Chardonnay- pale straw gold in color, lavender and citrus aromas, very elegant and full with apple and pear flavors, a touch of vanilla from the oak on a lingering, lush finish
Cline Pinot Noir-  deep purple in color, rich and full with hints of vanilla and a touch of spearmint, it finishes with soft strawberry notes, pair with lamb, roast beef or grilled salmon
Ecker Zweigelt- a bright and refreshing red that could handle a slight chill, tart cherry like flavors, finishes with some spice and a touch of earth, match with turkey
Tablas Creek Red Blend-a blend of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Counoise, spice and minerality on the nose, great structure with dark fruit in the mouth, pair with grilled meats and red sauce pasta