A Selection of Famous Reds

Wine ConneXtion will be hosting private ½ hour wine tastings from 11:30am to 4:00pm on Saturdays during the month of February. We have selected some of the industry’s best wines that are rarely available to pour at retail wine tastings. Truly a unique opportunity to try some “Famous Reds.”

Private Wine Tastings with Safe Social Distancing

Tickets for these exclusive, private tastings are $25.00 per person. Times are limited so be sure to reserve your time as soon as possible. To reserve your private tasting time slot, you need to call our store at 877-469-5025. Available times are shown in the table at the bottom of this page.

In an effort to stay safe, these tastings are limited to 2 people per time slot and the tasting room is located off of the main store floor. To ensure your experience is as safe as possible, social distancing precautions will be taken and you are encouraged to bring your own wine tasting glass. However a sanitized glass will be provided for you if you choose not to bring your own.

Additional details:

  • –>Tastings are limited to 2 people per appointment
  • –>Tastings are being held in a separate, private tasting room
  • –>Tastings are conducted by a single pourer, who will be wearing a mask at all times, and each station will be fully sanitized in between tastings
  • –>Guests will enjoy tasting a total of 8 high-end wines rarely poured at wine tastings

The Wine List

Wayfarer Estate Pinot Noir 2017, 94 Points RP

This has very complex aromas of primary fruit, wild herbs, blue fruit and a spicy, meaty edge. Assertive oak meets rich fruit. The palate is impressively pure, supple and richly flavored with blueberries and cherries. Such concentrated and delicious, darker-fruited pinot here.

 

 


Quilceda Creek Columbia Valley Red 2016, 93 Points RP

A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot and 3% each of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2016 CVR Columbia Valley Red Wine wafts from the glass with tones of rich and ripe red fruit with a soft tartness and subtle cedar spice on the nose. Full-bodied, the wine is sprinkled with sweet spice on the palate, giving way to a ripe tannic structure, and it concludes with a long finish with nuances of subtle dark cherry and elegant oak spice.

 


Chappellet Cabernet Franc 2017, 95 Points RP
The nose displays aromas that are both concentrated and complex, with layers of red currant, cassis, bay, sage and anise mingling with oak-inspired hints of nutmeg, clove and smoke. On the palate, this wine is sleek and elegant with seamless tannins and good natural acidity underscoring flavors of cherry, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, graphite and cigar box. Blend: 76% Cabernet Franc, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot

 

 


Caravan Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, 92 Points WS

Ripe and decadent with palate-pleasing notes of juicy plum, raspberry, and flour less chocolate cake, 2017 Caravan is supple yet firm with polished tannin complemented by dark, spicy notes of black currant and cinnamon. Cabernet Sauvignon, the lion’s share of the blend, adds layers of complexity and an ideal balance between sweet and savory elements. Caravan has a youthful energy that would reward several years of aging. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot.

 


Antinori Tiganello 2017, 96 Points RP

Ruby red in color, 2017 Tignanello offers aromas of ripe red fruits which complement delicate aromas of cloves and licorice; sweet notes of mint and chocolate complete its complex bouquet. The palate is rich and vibrant with velvety tannins. Its lengthy finish and aftertaste bring back aromatic notes perceived on the nose. Blend: 80% Sangiovese, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc

 


Argiano Brunello 2015, 95 Points RP

Argiano’s Brunello di Montalcino is distinguished by its elegance and its deep ruby red color. It presents a good concentration on the mid-palate and a persistent aftertaste, with a rounded and voluptuous body, and interesting, silky tannins. It unites potency and elegance and looks like having a promising future. With its tempting perfumes of red berries and its clean freshness, the complexity of this wine presents an excellent balance.

 


Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, 95 Points JS

Made up of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec and 2% Merlot, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon One Point Five is deep garnet-purple colored with pronounced crème de cassis, blackberry pie and black forest cake notes with waft of bay leaves, cigar box, tar and smoked meats. The palate is full-bodied, firm and chewy with a taut, muscular mid-palate

 


Muga Seleccion Especial Reserva 2015, 96 Points JS

The 2015 Selección Especial checks in as 70% Tempranillo and the balance Garnacha, Mazuelo, and Graciano that’s an old vine and terroir selection. Aged 6 months in new oak followed by 24 months in 90% French oak and 10% American oak, it has a beautiful bouquet of blueberries, black raspberries, crushed violets, incense, and cedar. This gives way to a full-bodied, rich, powerful wine that has an incredible sense of elegance and finesse on the palate.

 


How to Reserve Your Time

To reserve your private tasting time slot, you need to call our store at 877-469-5025 with your preferred date and time. All reservations have to be paid for in advance. You’ll receive a confirmation email upon reserving your time slot. Available time slots are shown in the table below. We update this table on a daily basis. Unavailable times have an “x” through them.

As always, the health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority during these times! If you are at high-risk or do not feel comfortable attending a tasting at this time, we encourage you to purchase these wines from our store to enjoy at home. For your safety and convenience, you can order ahead with contact-free curbside pickup.