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: September 22nd
Poderi Elia "Padrun" Langhe Nebbiolo 2012
Regular Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $12.99
Sale End: 9/25/2016
Poderi Elia "Padrun" Langhe Nebbiolo 2012

Really great Nebbiolo gets stratospherically expensive, think Barolo and Barbaresco, but this week we’re bringing it back down to earth with an exceptional buy from our friends at Small Vineyards. The 2012 Poderi Elia “Padrun” Langhe Nebbiolo displays all the classic hallmarks of this extraordinary varietal but with a much more modest pricetag. The nose is extravagantly perfumed with scents of rose petals, dried cherries, damp cedar, and sweet pipe tobacco. It is the kind of scent that somebody ought to make into one of those tree shaped air fresheners so that you could carry it with you wherever you went. The palate is similarly generous with a beautifully open texture and a wealth of rich fruit and non-fruit flavors dancing along in perfect harmony. It shows off plenty of candied red cherry, orange peel, macerated raspberries, and more as the wine touches every nook and cranny of your mouth. The finish displays fine grained tannin and just enough Old World earthy complexity to keep the wine serious. It is a thoroughly beautiful and complete Nebbiolo that should mature nicely over the next 3 years or so. With Fall right on the horizon, we couldn’t think of a more perfect wine for pairing with all of your favorite seasonal dishes.
On to the Tasting Notes:
Nebbiolo is an interesting grape. It marries the elegant aromas of Pinot Noir with the fine grained tannins of Cabernet yielding a wine that offers the opportunity to pair with a broad range of hearty meals. This particular example seems to have been built with nearer term drinking in mind. Not surprising considering Poderi Elia’s generally modern approach to winemaking. The flavors and aromas are spot on though beginning with a lovely nose of rose, cedar, espresso, and cigar box. I love aromatic reds like this one because I often find that I smell my wine more than I drink it. The palate is excellent though. It has that classic Nebbiolo tannin but I don’t find it to be disproportionate or “too young”. Instead it seems like it wants a plate of food and couple of good friends. Flavors of candied cherries and strawberries abound but there are also darker notes of tar, worn glove leather, and sun baked earth. The finish is long and generous in a way that is often not seen in Nebbiolo because the tannins can be so astringent. Overall I’d say that this is an excellent buy for drinking over the next 3 years or so.
Food Pairing:
How about some Fall flavors? I freaking love roasted butternut squash topped with toasted walnuts and dried cherries and I think a dish like that would be a fantastic pairing for this juicy Nebbiolo.
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 9/25/2016 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.
Mile High's Wine of the Week: September 15th
Michael David Winery “The 7 Deadly Zins” 2013
Regular Price: $15.99
Sale Price: $11.99 or 10.99 per bottle by the case (12 bottles)
Sale End: 9/18/2016
Score: 90 Points Robert Parker
Michael David Winery “The 7 Deadly Zins” 2013

Zinfandel Lovers rejoice! This week we’re offering a silly low price on one of the most iconic California Zins in the market, Michael David’s “The Seven Deadly Zins”. Despite the large production, nearly 300,000 cases, this big old Zin does everything right. It is fantastically dense and rich with loads of jammy fruit and spice. The nose is perfumed with lush scents of toasty oak, sweet plums, and new leather. On the palate you’ll be thrilled to find that this big ole Zin isn’t out to hurt you. It has boozy spice but it never seems overblown or silly. Instead, it offers a clear view of what Michael and David Phillips’ idea of a quality Lodi Zinfandel should look like. Fall is right on the horizon and we know that it won’t be long before you’ll want to tuck into a good book, a warm blanket, and a hearty glass of red. So take this opportunity to score a killer deal on some highly rated Lodi Zinfandel!
Food Pairing:
Zinfandel is a great food pairing wine. It loves to accompany hearty meals and intense sauces. One of my favorite burger toppings is sauteed mushrooms in red wine sauce. Start by slicing a generous handful of button mushrooms and then tossing them into a dry skillet until the get all squeeky and begin to dry out. At that point hit them with some freshly ground black pepper, a pinch of salt, and a cup or so of red wine. Once the wine begins to boil add a tablespoon of whole grain mustard and a couple of shakes of worcestershire sauce and then let the whole thing reduce until the wine gets syrupy. Pop the mushrooms on a burger and then throw a slice of swiss on top so that it melts in and gets all gooey. Oh damn, just typing that is making my stomach growl.
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 9/18/2016 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.

 

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