MILE HIGH'S WINE OF THE WEEK

The team at Mile High is working hard week after week to find you new and exciting wines.  Each week we bring you a new wine at a ridiculously low price.  Please note that these wines and their prices are limited with no rain checks or guaranteed stock.  Call (303) 936-0272 to pay for and hold bottles with a credit card.
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Mile High's Wine of the Week: June 23rd
Domaine Maby “La Fermade” Lirac Rouge 2013
Regular Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $12.99
Sale End: 6/26/2016
Score: 89 Points Robert Parker
Domaine Maby  “La Fermade” Lirac Rouge 2013

Now that the summer is in full swing we know that everyone’s routines start to get a little scattered. So this week we wanted to offer a sweet deal on a really versatile red from the Cotes du Rhone region that will serve you well no matter what the occasion happens to be. 2013 was a challenging vintage in the Southern Rhone but great producers like Domaine Maby managed to pull together some really yummy wines. This Lirac Rouge combines larger than usual quantities of Syrah and Mourvedre to give the wine that great density and rough hewn character that makes Rhone reds so special. The nose offers up engaging scents of blackberry jam, tar, violets, and bacon fat. On the medium bodied palate you’ll get a wealth of ripe fruit with layers of black currants, sun baked plums, and cassis liqueur. It finishes with impressive minerality as well as notes of thyme, game, mint, anise, and even a touch of bubblegum. It’s a fantastic value in village level Cotes du Rhone and one that we believe will be a perfect summertime red.
On to the Tasting Notes:
Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre, in various proportions, are staples of the winemaking world. Grenache lends bright red fruit and spice. Syrah give a luscious texture and plenty of layered character. Then Mourvedre brings hearty, earthy complexity and intensity to the blend. There are many outstanding iterations of this basic blend from far flung winegrowing regions all over the globe. This week we have a cool example of a really traditional producer, Domaine Maby, who took a challenging vintage and managed to make a really cool wine. This blend contains larger portions of Syrah and Mourvedre than we typically see in southern Rhone wines.

The result is a wine that offers a fun mix of deep, dark fruit and humble earthy complexity. I totally dig the nose. It’s a little funky and a little rustic at first but as I look more deeply into it with each passing swirl and sniff I begin to really see evidence of some cool layers. Hints of violets and Provencal herbs crop up after a moment. Then intriguing notes of anise, mint, kirsch, and berry jam all begin to make appearances. The palate is similarly styled with an initial impression of blue and black fruit that slowly fades, revealing appealing secondary notes of tar, graphite, black tea, and olive tapenade. The mouth is medium bodied and quite supple, particularly after a half hour of decanting, which should make it a perfect foil for a wide range of summertime meals and occasions.
Food Pairing:
I think that you’ll find that the 2013 Domaine Maby Lirac Rouge is a great wine to pair up with a whole host of classic summer dishes. I love serving it alongside some bleu cheese studded hamburgers. It’s also great with plate of assorted grilled veggies. I think you’ll love the way that the sweet and sappy Syrah fruit combines with the slight bitterness you get from the grill charred veg. But really, this one will be most at home when you serve it alongside a plate of cured meats, cheeses, olives, and crusty bread. Preferably outside in a shady spot...
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Mile High's Wine of the Week: June 16th
Hindsight Estate Calistoga Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Regular Price: $64.99
Sale Price: $29.99
Sale End: 6/19/2016
Hindsight Estate Calistoga Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Socks and ties just won’t cut it these days so treat Dad right on this Father’s Day weekend and pick him up a stupid good bottle of estate grown Napa Cabernet. The exceptional quality of the 2012 Napa vintage is on display in this tremendous bottling from the good folks at Hindsight. Pour a glass of this beautiful red and you’ll immediately see evidence of quality even before you go in for that first sip. The color is inky and saturated with the most beautiful core of deep dark violet color and matching tears that gently drip down the sides of the glass as you swirl the wine around. Hearty scents of cigar box, tar, and damp forest floor are the kind of heady perfume that is sure to quicken your pulse as you prepare for that first sip. And then, when you do have a taste, the wine is both bursting with fruit and surprisingly composed. Layers of sun baked plums, pithy blackberries and black currants macerated in brandy get things rolling. Then seductive layers of vanilla, cedar, and kirsch liqueur begin to take hold before the wine gently drifts out of focus after the long, plush finish. It is an outstanding choice for steaks on the grill this weekend, but this is one that you will want to come back to over the years so we suggest grabbing a couple of bottles to lay down so that you can delight in their evolution over the next 5 to 7 years.
On to the Tasting Notes:
The majority of my personal cellar is devoted to European wine. It’s my happy place. But I have to tell you that I picked up a 6 pack of the 2012 Hindsight Cab to add to my collection because I simply couldn’t resist its charms. In many cases I find the affordable Napa Cabernets that I taste to be obsequious. They’re so generously fruited and so richly textured that they don’t appear to have any sincerity or layered complexity. I had one at the house a couple of weeks ago that was so dense it tasted like ruby port, and this was well over a hundred bucks a bottle. But the Hindsight Calistoga Cab seems to avoid that trap by offering a nicely integrated frame of tannin and acidity to hang all that luscious 2012 Napa fruit from. I love the layers of dark, non-fruit character that it offers up at first. Hints of tar and tobacco meld with damp cedar and decomposing leaf litter. Then, on the palate, I really like the way that it opens right up and gives up flavors of ripe plums, brandied cherries, blackberry jam, and bittersweet black currants. As it glides through the finish, I do start to notice some nicely integrated tannin as well as layers of vanilla, dark chocolate, espresso, and mineral. In my estimation it will drink nicely over the course of the next 5 to 7 years if not a bit longer. It is, by no means, emulating the European model of winemaking, but it is very well built and delivers a symmetrical, albeit intense, presentation that I believe will be very pleasurable to sip alongside hearty meals for a good long while.
Food Pairing:
Dad’s love their toys for sure. I mean really, we’re all just big kids at heart, right? But if your Father’s Day budget doesn’t have space for boats, bikes, or snowmobiles then why not set Dad up with a really nice evening instead? Get some really good steaks, a fantastic bottle of red, and then kick back and let the warm evening drift slowly on into the night.
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