Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Wine Club from Uncorked Ventures Review

I rarely drink wine and I'm neither an expert on wines nor a wine connoisseur but I know what I like in a wine. I recently received 2 wines from Uncorked Ventures and here's a little something about them

Brothers-in-law Mark Aselstine and Matt Krause go treasure-hunting into California, Oregon and Washington wine country to bring you the very best wines that few people have ever heard of. Building relationships with the winemakers and vineyard proprietors, Mark and Matt find themselves offered access to special limited production wines that astonish and impress. This “feet on the ground” approach allows them to offer you both high-scoring wines and wines that would score highly—if they weren’t such a secret.

The world of flavors and pairing possibilities Uncorked Ventures can open up for you comes from the unparalleled expertise of the winemakers we discover. When we work alongside them to see their process, or take the time to get to know them beyond a casual phone call, they become inspired to take a hidden bottle out from behind the counter and say, “I don’t usually share this, but…”
Fresh. Original. Exceptional. Precious. Unforgettable.

Whether as appreciated gifts, in gift baskets with unique artisan items, or as a member of one of our wine clubs, we promise wine experiences that satisfy, surprise and create memories.

Written by Mark Aselstine

I received the following wines from their Exploration Wine Club:

2013 Sola North Coast Chardonnay

Initial impression of rich floral and apple notes that translates into a lightly toasted almond, slightly creamy citrus finish. Delicious, balanced and elegant.

2010 Mercy Pinot Noir, Arroyo Seco

The 2010 Arroyo Seco Pinot Noir combines fruit from three contiguous vineyards in the old, dry riverbed corridor of the Arroyo Seco AVA: Cedar Lane, Griva and Zabala vineyards. In concert the wine is the progeny of multiple sites, growers and clones: 3 "Dijon" clones (777, 667 and 115) and 3 classic clones (Pommard (4), Martini (13) and La Tache). Each vineyard is vinified separate from one another and ultimately blended by winemaker Alan Phillips prior to bottling.

Aged exclusively in French oak, the composite of three distinct properties, the wine showcases the characters of the region's low-yielding, riverbed terrain: as red raspberry and black cherry fruit mingle with floral, mineral, vanilla and spice.    

Double Gold Medal - 2013 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Critics Gold - 2013 Critics Challenge Wine Competition
Gold Medal - 2014 Pinot Noir Shootout (12th Annual)
Gold Medal, Chairman's Award - 2014 Orange County Wine Competition


What I like about the Uncorked Ventures is that they have different subscription offers for their wine club. I also love how they're a family owned business and hands-on in finding and sharing the different great-tasting wines they find in California, Washington and Oregon's wine country.

For the wine, I like the taste of both wines sent to me but I prefer the 2013 Sola North Coast Chardonnay better. It has a crisp taste that I really like. As I've said, I'm not really a professional in describing wine tastes but these wines taste good. :)

You can visit their website to learn more about their Wine Club. VISIT THE WEBSITE HERE.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a sample for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I tried personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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