Friday Tasting - 90+ Cellars, Philip Biesel

Friday, August 25, 2017

Time: 05:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free


Every weekend we have free tastings that give you a chance to explore the wide word of wines! 

Each Friday we try to start your weekend off with a sampling of fine wines and beers that will allow you to relax into your "days off" with a positive note. Always a gathering of friends and neighbors and good conversation.

Come in this weekend and visit with us!


The Philosphy
?At 90+ Cellars, we want you to enjoy great wine, anytime. That’s why we search the globe for outstanding wines from highly rated wineries and vineyards, and bottle those wines under our own label for less.

Always a great wine.
The Story
It all started in the spring of 2009. Armed with a copy of the latest Wine Spectator, founder Kevin Mehra set out on a mission to bring higher quality wine to the market for a better price. He started calling wineries with a history of high ratings to ask if they had extra wine for sale. Some told him to get lost, but in the end, he found a handful of wineries that liked his concept. The plan was simple: we put their wine in our bottle, and sell it for less.

But why would wineries want to do that?

You may recall that the economy wasn’t in the best shape in 2009. Demand for wines priced more than $20 a bottle had plummeted and inventories were piling up. Rather than discount their wine and erode the value of their brand, we found that wineries were willing to part with a certain percentage of their production for a reduced price.

The Wines!!

Riesling $13.99
Fragrant aromas of white peach, nectaring and Bosc pear backed by pastoral scents of hay or straw. Slightly sweet and refreshingly juicy, you may just be inclined to sip it faster than a Maybach on the autobahn. 

Sancerre Rose' $16.99
Generous aromas of fresh strawberries and raspberries tied together by a boquet of wildflowers, lavender, and stony minerality. A silky and somewhat creamy texture combines with a gentle freshness to make this wine both refreshing and nourishing. Pair it with all of summer's pleasures.
Monster Red $24.99

Dark and dense with captivating aromas of black currant, roasted coffee, cedar and smoke with faint hints of fresh herbs and mint. Powerful, but impressively well poised. Serve with slow cooked pulled pork, grilled Portobello mushrooms, or some cave-aged Gruyere cheese.

Shiraz $12.99
Inky in color with seductive aromas of spicy, dark fruit and perfumed plums. The wine is full-bodied, round and juicy with subtle trails of vanilla in the finish. You'll love a glass with savory short ribs, hearty stews, or a juicy cheeseburger off the grill.

Ironside Cabernet Sauvignon $17.99

Stainless steel fermented with up to 8 months barrel age in a blend of new and used French Oak.

The vintages of 2012 and 2013 were huge. In fact, they were record-breaking. 2014 was pretty big too, despite an 8% drop from the previous year. An early bud break and a smaller crop size resulted in accelerated ripening and one of the earliest harvests on record. An extended drought and unexpected earthquake did their best to mess with the vines, but quality reigned in the end. Grape bunches consisting of small berries with good concentration were the norm across most California wine regions. This is especially true of Paso Robles, where water is scarcer than ever. Here, the grapes ended up with a high skin to juice ratio.

The 2014 vintage of Iron Side Cabernet Sauvignon comes to you from Mendocino and Paso Robles. Out of all the wines we tasted, the wines from these two regions came together and just clicked. The Cabernet from Mendocino provided the wine’s classic aroma and texture; Paso Malbec added weight and richness, and the Petite Sirah delivered color and length. The best rock bands sometimes consist of only three members, talented enough to maintain intensity AND clarity from start to finish. This wine is no different.

It’s a pleasure to bring to you our third vintage of Iron Side Cabernet Sauvignon. The look may have changed a little, but you can expect the same bold, electrifying experience when you pop the cork.