Mile High's Wine of the Week: March 22nd
Nassos Priorat 2014
90 Points Robert Parker
The warm, dry climate of the Priorat region in Spain provides picture perfect growing conditions for Garnacha. This week we have an outstanding example of old vine, dry farmed, Garnacha from one of our all time favorite Spanish winemakers, Javier Rodriguez. This sumptuous Red will wow you with it’s exotic spice, lush red berry fruit, and exceptionally persistent minerality. The wine deftly bridges the gap between delicate and bold by offering a lovely nose perfumed with hints of rose and crushed cherries interspersed with layers of allspice, thyme, and sun baked earth. On the palate, the wine feels buoyant and a...
Bomber of the Month: March
Epic Brewing Co. - Imperial IPA 22oz
Imperial IPAs, or double IPAs, are deep gold to deep amber in color and range in alcohol from 7.5-10% or so. These beers are medium-to-full bodied and are distinguished by prominent American hop aromas, flavors and an abrasive, lingering hop bitterness. These intense hop characteristics should be balanced by a rich malt backbone. Depending on the varieties of hops used, a wide range of flavors including tart citrus peel, pepper and earthy, pine-like flavors and aromas may be encountered. These ales represent a challenge to brewers in terms of balance and drinkability, and have exploded in popularity in recent years wi...