Open Bottle - CANTO de Apalta, Lapostolle

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Time: 04:00pm - 08:00pm

Type: Wine Tasting

Location: The Wine Cabinet

Event Free

Every Thursday from 4:00 until 8:00 pm we open a special bottle of wine and offer to you at a highly discounted price.
The wines are typically 90 points or better and are discounted 20-40%. Sometimes even more! when we can get special pricing from our vendors , we pass the savings along to you!!
Come in on Thursday and sample. If you can't make it, call us and we can put some aside for you!! 
(All purchases must be accompanied by a credit card.)


de Apalta

28% Carmenere, 27% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Merlot, and 21% Syrah.
 Rapel Valley, Chile

Found on the bottom stack in the back of a refrigerated warehouse this wine has benefited greatly from time in the bottle.
Silky and elegant yet still big and bold, one taste and you will have wished you bought more!

 Translated from Spanish and literally meaning Song of Apalta,Canto de Apalta is inspired by the diverse array of bird species now thriving amongst the Lapostolle vineyards.
The influence of local birds in particular, however, reaches beyond inspiration for this single wine.
In fact, it was the fortuitous encounter of a nest on a wild bush in the slopes of the Apalta vineyard that suggested the nest-like shape of the
Clos Apalta winery!

91 Points  The Wine Enthusiast
 "From a warm vintage, this blend is ripe yet still balanced, with aromas of prune, blackberry, tree bark and leather. 
The palate is saturated and broad, boasting flavors of dark, baked, black fruit accented by pepper and chocolate on the finish."

91 Points James Suckling
"Complex aromas of dark fruits and minerals with hints of mint follow through to a full body with round and chewy tannins and a fresh finish. 
A blend of carmenere, merlot, cabernet sauvignon and syrah. 
Drink now."

 Winery Release Price  $30.00

Our Regular price $22.99

Special Sale Price 

$17.00  a bottle 
 $84.00 per six pack ($14.00)!

Call us, at 703-668-WINE (9463)


Our Thoughts on this wine.....

This wine is beautifully orchestrated with red and black fruit flavors, sweet oak and smoke
that make it a delicious pairing with well-seasoned braised or grilled meat.
Everything from Ribeye Steak to burgers, BBQ  Chicken and, of course, big, rich cheeses.


About Lapostolle in their words….

Lapostolle is one of the most dynamic and influential premium wine producers in Chile. Founded in 1994, this family-owned winery was created by Alexandra Marnier Lapostolle and her husband, Cyril de Bournet, members of the Marnier-Lapostolle legacy renowned for the production of Grand Marnier, KAPPA Pisco and French wines from their Loire estate Château de Sancerre.
Casa Lapostolle is one of the most dynamic and influential producers of wines in Chile. Founded in 1994 in the Apalta Valley, this family business was created by the French Alexandra Marnier-Lapostolle and her husband Cyril de Bournet, members of the family who have been recognized for the production of wines and fine liqueurs for generations in the world.
In creating Lapostolle, the family has maintained their long-term vision and commitment to quality that is being the key for their worldwide success.
Borobo, Cuvée Alexandre, Lapostolle Grand Selection, Collection and D'Alamel, are part of Lapostolle Wines products portfolio.
Today it is Charles de Bournet Marnier-Lapostolle, seventh generation of the family, who holds the reins of the Winery. Together with him is Andrea León, Technical Director & Winemaker, under the advice of the famous winemaker Michel Rolland, who is personally involved in the whole production of the premium an
d icon wines.

 Location of Vineyard
The Lapostolle winery is located in Cunaco, Santa Cruz, Colchagua Valley, Chile; and it produce more than 200.000 cases a year of wine sourced from its three vineyards: San José de Apalta from Colchagua Valley, where there are 37 hectares; Atalayas from Casablanca Valley, with 43 hectares; and Las Kuras from the Cachapoal Valley with 101 hectares. The main varieties produced are Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.
Winemaking Philosophy
At Lapostolle, the goal is as simple as it is ambitious: to create world-class wines using French winemaking philosophy and the superb terroirs of Chile. The founders chose Apalta in the Colchagua Valley, because weather and geographical conditions are perfect for producing high quality red wines and they also found blocks of unique vineyards