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Phil 2010/11/7

We have our winners! Last Thursday Cheers Bloomington held their annual wine tasting event. As always it was well attended everyone had a great time as they got some quality time with a selection of wine focused on holiday entertaining. This year we did something a little different, we asked our guests at the tasting to vote for their favorite wines of the evening, one red and one white that they considered to be the “best in show”. We tallied the votes and we have a landslide. The winner of the red category with a resounding 80% of the vote is:



Marietta’s Angeli Cuvee


Appellation: Alexander Valley

Winemaker: Chris Bilbro

Released: June 2010


Angeli Cuvee is a proprietary blend of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, and Carignane that we’ve been making since the first vintages that we had fruit from our Alexander Valley ranch and home. The wine is named for the family who  previously owned our ranch for 104 years.

Increased quantities of Petite Sirah have boosted the density and kept the aromas and flavors tightly wound on the 2006 release. Below the surface, the potential is evident which will evolve to show layers of blackberry, dark chocolate, and rich spice. This wine flirts with the edges of ripeness and full-bodied flavors yielding a bursting mouth feel of rich, ripe blackberries with a dollop of toasty oak while retaining great structure and balance.


Grape Source: Alexander Valley, (Sonoma County)

Color: Dark Ruby

Oak aging: 18 months, primarily French oak

Aging potential: up to 15 years


The winning white wine was...

Cloudy Bay
Sauvignon Blanc

The Marlborough region is blessed with a unique terroir where a cool, maritime South Pacific climate produces wines of great fruit intensity.

Widely regarded as the quintessential expression of the acclaimed Marlborough wine region, Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc is an international benchmark wine noted for its vibrant aromatics, layers of pure fruit flavours, and fine structure.

Meticulous viticulture combined with modern technology and traditional vinification methods, consistently produces a style that has become the reference for this remote southern wine region.


Thanks for voting on best of show, please add a comment below to add to the discussion!




Phil 2010/10/7

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Phil 2010/9/9

Can you believe it, its already time for our second Third Thursday Wine Tasting event, Thursday September 16th cheers in Chanhassen AND Bloomington will host tastings. In order to see a preview of the tastings be sure that you are a registered member of once you are you wil be notified by email when the preview is posted! See you thursday the 16th!

What: Third Thursday Tasting At Cheers

Where: Bloomington AND Chanhassen

When: Thursday September 16th 6:30p.m. - 8:00p.m.


See you there!




Phil 2010/9/2



Cheers Wine& Spirits

1st Annual Oktoberfest

Saturday September 25th 2010

5:00-8:00 P.M.

Cheers Wine & Spirits

Chanhassen Location

530 West 79th Street

Chanhassen, MN


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