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Wine of the Week: Twin Flags Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009 February 24, 2011

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One of the little known facts about Sauvignon Blanc is that it is considered to be the “mother” grape varietal of Cabernet Sauvignon. The cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc produced one of the world’s most popular grape varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon. The flavor profile of Sauvignon Blanc greatly varies depending on the environment in which it is grown. Grown in New Zealand it can have very distinctive notes of grapefruit, citrus and gooseberries. In Sancerre or Pouilly-Fume it can take on notes of lemon zest, green apples and melon with a mineral-like component.  The one thing to remember is that Sauvignon Blanc (wherever grown) is almost always a safe bet as a refreshing wine.

Surprisingly, Twin Flags Sauvignon Blanc 2009 is nearly the antithesis of stereotypical Kiwi Sauvignon.  This wine offers up a ripe pineapple and tangerine entry, followed by a mid-palate of white peach and lime. The finish is true to the varietal with mouthwatering acidity propped up by an intriguing white pepper component. Graciously absent from this well crafted endeavor are the overly pungent gooseberry and under ripe grapefruit notes that prevail in so many wines in this category today. This is versatile enough to stand alone as an aperitif or alongside an array of foods.

Special Offering:
Twin Flags Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Available at Almost All Centennial and Big Daddy’s Locations

Sale Price $14.99.  Retail $16.99. Save $2.00

Spirit of the Week: Don Julio Silver Tequila 80° February 24, 2011

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“Don Julio González began his journey in the world of tequila in 1942. He soon realized that to create a tequila that stands apart, one must control every aspect of the entire process, from the cultivation of the agave to the bottling of the final product.  He then established his distillery, La Primavera, and spent nearly forty years perfecting the craft that would produce extraordinary tequila with every bottle.  At first, Don Julio only shared his tequila with friends. But soon word spread, and Tequila Don Julio quickly became the most highly sought after tequila in Mexico. Today, the world is learning what Mexico already knows: that it is passion above all else that makes great tequila.  Our Blanco was given a ‘Classic’ rating in Wine Enthusiast Magazine’s review of the top spirits of 2007. ‘Classic’ is their highest recommendation and was awarded after noted critic Paul Pacult reviewed over 250 spirits.”   Excerpt from donjulio.com

This Special Offer Is Available Through Wednesday March 9th, 2011

Don Julio Silver Tequila 80° 1.75 Liter
Available at All Centennial and Big Daddy’s Liquor Store Locations

Sale Price $99.99. Save $18.00 Over Regular Price!

Enjoy Central Coast Tasting from Bridlewood Winery at Centennial February 24, 2011

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Sideways No More

Miles’ quest for the perfect Pinot Noir in the 2004 film starring Paul Giamatti brought national attention to the appellation’s Pinot Noir, but Chardonnay claims the most Central Coast acreage. At the southern end of the AVA, Bordeaux and Rhône varietals reign on south-facing hillsides and high benchlands. It is here that Bridlewood Winemaker David Hopkins finds the incredible grapes to make his complex wines.  You’ll have a chance to taste some of David’s kaleidoscope of flavors in a special tasting of Bridlewood Chardonnay, Arabesque (a Rhône blend), and yes, Pinot Noir, at selected Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits locations this Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. and Saturday from 2 until 4.

Experience California’s Central Coast this weekend at:

  • Centennial’s Lakewood store at 6312 LaVista Drive. Dallas (214-821-6294)
  • The new “Lowest Greenville” location at 1704 Greenville Avenue. Dallas (214-515-0683)
  • And Big Daddy’s at 1613 W. Northwest Highway. Dallas  (972-506-8193)

Click on the link for each location to see a map.  Centennial Fine Wine and Spirits has more great tastings coming up each week leading up to Savor Dallas March 18th and 19th.  You’ll have a chance to meet Bridlewood Winemaker David Hopkins at Savor Dallas on Saturday March 19th.  David is featured at the Arts District Wine Stroll, at the International Grand Tasting, and is featured in the Savor Dallas “Wine Panel” at the Sheraton Dallas Hotel.

We’ll bring you details on Monday about the next great series of winetastings at Centennial, featuring Louis M. Martini on March 3-4.

For more information about California’s great Central Coast Appellation and Bridlewood Estate Winery, read on.  Cheers!

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