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Wine Alert – Two Red Easy-Drinking Bargains– (One Gold Medal!)

Posted by: Erin

WINE ALERT – Seattle “Warehouse

VINO! – Spokane’s Wine Authority –
Finding Wines with Value and

Date: November 28,


One of the best things about our monthly Seattle wine-finding trips is the extensive selection of unfamiliar
wines we get to learn about. Spokane routinely misses out on some great deals offered only on the west side
of the state, so we make it our job to chase after them. Two we tasted recently from our friends at V.I. Wines
were just terrific, and they really deliver for the money. The first is a complex and lively non-vintage red
blend (several vintages blended together) of Sangiovese, Zinfandel, and others that won a Gold Medal and Best
of Class in the 2012 California State Fair. The big and juicy Rare Red ($11.95 / cc 10.16) was ranked by one
online retailer as The Top California [inexpensive] Red Wine Blend, calling it, “…a rich masculine wine and
[it] makes an excellent sipper.”

The second wine, Angelini’s 2011 Pergola Rosso ($16.50 / cc 14.03) is a super-smooth, lighter bodied floral red
from central Italy’s Pergola grape. Produced entirely from estate-grown fruit, we loved its rich floral aromatics,
berry-like flavors, and velvety texture. The online site TastingTable.com described it saying, “Angelini’s Pergola
Rosso has a soft lavender bouquet and tastes like an insane Jolly Rancher made from wild roses, cherries and strawberries…. The wine is great on its own as a pre-dinner drink, but it can also carry the weight of a meal.” Now that’s an endorsement, and we totally agree!

Serve both of these wines with more casual fare; we thought “pizza… spaghetti… meat loaf… “   You get the picture, they will go well even while you’re preparing dinner!  Both of these selections are pre-order, we’ll pick up whatever you order on our next Seattle run, December 10, and they’ll be available for pickup after December 12. It is fun finding these bargains!

May we suggest:
A 2-pack with 1 of each – only $28.45 | cc 24.18
A 4-pack with 2 of each – only $56.90 | cc 48.37
A 6-pack with 3 of each – only $81.08 | cc 72.55
Mixed case with 6 of each – only $153.63 | cc 145.10

(TO ORDER: simply reply to this message with your request at vino@vinowine.com or click the order now button)

1. Rare Red NV
California    Gold Medal & Best of Class / 2012 California State Fair

One Bottle $11.95| cc   10.16 (cc = 15% discount*)
5% Six Bottles $68.12 | cc   60.95
10% 12 Bottles $129.06 | cc 121.89

Vino! Notes:    Sourced from vineyards throughout California the Rare Red combines Sangiovese, Zinfandel,
& others. Its silky texture and easy-going juicy black raspberry personality made it all too easy for us to
reach for the next glass.  This refreshing quaffer offers mellow tannins, bright fresh fruit, and balanced acidity
making for ideal drinking over the next two years.

2. Angelini Pergola Rosso 2011
Marche, Italy

One Bottle $16.50 | cc  14.03 (cc = 15% discount*)
5% Six Bottles $94.05 | cc   84.15
10% 12 Bottles $178.20 | cc 168.30

Vino! Quotes:  With a gentle perfume of flowers like a rose sachet, the flavors are a juicy reflection of those same aromas. Suggestions of pie-cherry, raspberry, and spice round out the impression and the light tannic snap at the end gives just the right structural balance. Elegance and fruit and flowers and a bit of a citrus tang all combine into a lovely and happy glass of red.

Winery Notes:  This 100% Estate grown Pergola Rosso has aromas of mountain rose petals and lavender. A medium bodied dry wine with silky soft texture and notes of wild cherries, strawberries and currants. Ideal with grilled white meats, pasta carbonara and risotto dishes.
*Discount buying club (Connoisseur Club / cc) members receive 15% discount on all the wine they buy for a year.  CLICK HERE for details.

Thank you…

John Allen & Crew
Vino! WineShop
222 South Washington
Spokane, WA 99201

Top priority goes to our Connoisseur Club members who have
paid to receive these messages (and their 15% discount). Next in
line are our Wine of the Month Club members, long-standing
customers, then others, in that order. 24-hours after our email is
sent, orders are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, with an
attempt to allow as many people as possible to receive all or a
portion of their request. Due to the nature of wines offered in
limited quantity, we strongly suggest you order the maximum
you are willing to buy. If we can, we WILL obtain the maximum

bottles you order.

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