Awesome Pre-Christmas Tasting Tonight!!!

Awesome Pre-Christmas Tasting Tonight!!!

Holiday Hours:

Christmas Eve: Extended Hours 10am-10pm

Christmas Day: Closed by NY State Law

Friday 12/26: Back to our regular hours

Inama’s vineyards in Veneto.

Awesome Pre-Christmas Tasting

TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 23rd – 5pm to 8pm

NV Bruno Gobillard Brut Vieilles Vignes – Cote des Blancs, Champagne, France – $52                    An exquisite blend of 60% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir and 20% Pinot Meunier that blows away anything we’ve ever tasted in this price range and holds its own with the top luxury Champagnes at double and triple the price. Extended lees contact creates a subtle, toasty richness and complexity in a focused, crisp, linear bubbly with an exotic, subtle note of ginger. Think Grace Kelly all dressed up with her hair down.

NV Bruno Gobillard ‘Mademoiselle Sophie’ Brut Rose – Champagne, France – $72                            A refined, but serious and complex Rose that offers depth of color, elegant and vinous notes of red berry, grapefruit, toast and graphite, with a fresh and aromatic finish that echoes the elegant florals, red fruit and mineral notes of the palate.

2012 Volver Single Vyd Tempranillo – La Mancha, Spain – $19                                                             An expressive full-bodied tempranillo (sourced from a single vineyard) with soft, supple tannins, lively acidity, ripe black cherry and raspberry fruit flavor, sweet lingering licorice spice, and floral notes. It’s delish and pairs well with saffron risotto, roasted spiced sweet potatoes, and robust meat dishes.

2011 Inama Bradisismo Veneto Rosso – Verona, Italy – $36                                                                If you have a beautiful decanter that you rarely use, put it to work with this full-bodied, ‘Super Veneto’ blend of 70% Cabernet, 30% Carmenere that will benefit from a little breathing time to open up. Aromas of dark fruits, vanilla and cocao lead into a round palate with generous tannins and balancing acidity. Pair with osso bucco or wild boar with polenta.

2011 Domaine du Vieux Lazaret – Châteauneuf-du-Pape, France – $42                                              A blend of all permissible 13 Rhone varieties in Chateauneuf-du-Pape, but predominately Grenache, Syrah, Mourvedre and Cinsault. The 35+ year old vines are planted on soils with rolled pebbles, stony terraces with sand and gravel subsoils and clay soils formed from the limestone mother rock. Destemmed and fermented for 2-3 weeks in concrete vats with twice daily pump overs. The wine aged for 18 months in cement vats and foudres. Deep crimson color with ripe, dark berries and spices. A rich and complex wine with a harmonious finish. Perfect for a standing rib roast!

 

15% off wines featured at the tastings!!

Can’t make it in person?  Call or email to place your order and ask for the eblast discount!!!

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Holiday Gift Giving at Gnarly!
Let Gnarly Vines take care of your personal and professional gift giving needs for the holidays.

We have a great selection of wines and spirits for every price point and in all sizes from nips for stocking stuffers to double magnums of Champagne for the most memorable holiday parties!  

Let our knowledgeable staff guide you…

DELIVERY throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

Fed Ex Ground to all states where it’s allowed

Gift bags, gift certificates & gift cards!

Any other needs – ask us!!

Or let us make things easy with…

A WIDE VARIETY OF HOLIDAY SIX-PACKS

Including the popular Franco-American Holiday Six Pack,                                                                these guys are great for last-minute gifts or parties.

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2015 Gnarly  Franco-American Holiday Six Pack                                                                               $112  (15%  off the $131.50 Regular Price!)  –  For the worldliest of Holiday tables.

2014 Domaine Pelaquie Tavel Rose – Rhone Valley, France – $17.50
2011 Pascal Granger Chenas – Beaujolais, France – $19.50
2013 Pull Eighty Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley, Oregon – $22.50
2013 Domaine Denis Berthaut Hautes-Cotes de Nuits, Burgundy, France – $28
2013 Fritz Zinfandel – Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California – $26
NV Gruet Blanc de Noirs Methode Champenoise Brut – Albuquerque, NM  – $18
$107.50  (15% off the $126.50 Regular Price!) – Think Global, Drink Local
NV Slyboro Hidden Star Hard Cider – Granville, NY – $16
2013 Dr Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli – Finger Lakes, NY – $19
2013 Red Newt Cellars Gewurztraminer – Finger Lakes, NY – $18
2013 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc – The Hamptons, Long Island, NY – $24
2012 Paumanok Festival Red – North Fork of Long Island – $22
2012 Shinn Estate Wild Boar Doe – North Fork of Long Island, NY – $27.50

 

2015 Gnarly Vines All-Red American Dream Holiday Four-Pack                                                    $145 (15% off the $172 Regular Price!) – Some of our favorites for some of our favorites

2012 Montebruno Kathken Vineyard Pinot Noir – Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon – $48
2013 L’Ecole No. 41 Frenchtown Red – Columbia Valley, Washington – $32
2010 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon – Santa Barbara, CA – $38
2010 Banknote Wine Company ‘The Vault’ Cab/Zin Blend – Napa Valley, CA – $40
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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM GNARLY VINES!

Three Great Tastings & New Holiday Gift-Packs!!!

Holiday Gift Giving at Gnarly!
Let Gnarly Vines take care of your personal and professional gift giving needs for the holidays.

 

We have a great selection of wines and spirits for every price point and in all sizes from nips for stocking stuffers to double magnums of Champagne for the most memorable holiday parties! 

 

Let our knowledgeable staff guide you…

 

DELIVERY throughout Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

Fed Ex Ground to all states where it’s allowed

Gift bags, gift certificates & gift cards!

Any other needs – ask us!!

 

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To make shopping really easy, we have…

 

MORE HOLIDAY SIX-PACKS

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THREE GREAT TASTINGS THIS WEEK:

 

 Vermouth, Cocktails, Solera, and a KC Bourbon in honor of the Royals

Thursday, December 3rd, 5-8

 

Kings County Distillery

Friday, December 4th, 5-8

 

Worldwide Wine Flight

Saturday, December 5th, 5-8

 

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Vermut, Cocktails, Bourbon, Solera Brandy

Thursday, December 3rd, 5pm to 8pm

Atxa Blanco Vermouth – Amurrio, Basque Country, Spain (750ml) – $22.50

Vermouth is a fortified and aromatized wine that is macerated with a selection of herbs, fruits and roots. Atxa’s Vino Vermouth Blanco is made – in accordance with an old recipe passed down through the family –  from a blend of wine and alcohol macerated with a selection of traditional botanicals including wormwood, gentian and bitter orange.  With floral aromas followed on the palate by a hint of sweetness and bitter flavor framework, the Blanco is a real sipper. Try serving as an aperitif over ice, garnished with an orange wedge or lemon slice. This Vermouth will also work exceptionally well in your favorite cocktail.

Atxa Rojo Sweet Vermouth – Amurrio, Basque Country, Spain (750ml) – $22.50

Like the Blanco, the Rojo is also made from an old family recipe, this one, from the 19th Century, includes gentian and cherry.  If you haven’t had a Spanish vermouth lately be ready to reconsider your Boulevardier.

Dark Horse Distillery Reserve Bourbon – Kansas (750ml) – $56

The Dark Horse Distillery Reserve Bourbon from Kansas is a beautiful mash of locally sourced 80% corn and 20% rye. From first sight to final sip, you’ll be seduced by its tender notes of vanilla, maple, caramel and smoke. Serve neat or in your favorite bourbon cocktails.

El Maestro Sierra Solera Reserva Brandy – Andalucia, Spain (1Ltr) – $90

Traditional Brandy of Jerez is aged similarly to Sherry: in a solera where bottles are pulled from the oldest casks and refilled from progressively younger ones. The El Maestro Sierra Brandy Reserva is aged a minimum of 20 years in old Oloroso casks and bottled without filtration.   Dense and complex aromas of wood and tobacco very clearly show its age. The palate is rich and smooth with a very persistent finish.  Exquisite.  Plus, there’s a bunny on the bottle.

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Kings County Distillers!

Friday, December 4th, 5pm to 8pm

Kings County Distillery ‘Moonshine’ – Brooklyn, NY (200ml)  – $22.50

Kings County Distillery’s Moonshine is a corn whiskey made from 80% New York State organic corn and 20% Scottish malted barley. It is double distilled and sold at 40% abv in glass flasks. It distinguishes itself from other unaged whiskeys in that it is refined and highly drinkable, with a bright and intense flavor. While moonshine is a word that conjures a lot of fiery opinions, Kings County is smooth and compares to a good clear whiskey made from a mountain still.

Kings County Distillery’s Bourbon is made from New York State organic corn and malted barley from the U.K., and aged in new, American oak charred barrels.  It is characterized by a rich aroma of fresh corn, balanced with the sweet caramelized oak sap from small casks.  It has a very strong sweet base with flavors of vanilla and caramel, a deep molasses taste to the middle notes, and leaves a smooth finish with hints of cinnamon and autumn spices.  Aged 12 months or more, this bourbon is a precocious whiskey, surprisingly robust for its age.

Kings County Distillery Barrel Strength 58.8% alcohol Bourbon Whiskey – Brooklyn, NY (200ml) – $35

Barrel Strength Kings County – even more of what we’ve all come to love!  Perfect for cocktails or over ice.

Kings County Distillery Chocolate “Flavored” Whiskey – Brooklyn, NY  (200ml) – $22.50

Kings County Distillery infuses their moonshine with cocoa pod husks, a by-product of the chocolate-making process, and the results are undeniably delicious. The liquor is a deep chocolate brown and tastes slightly bitter. It can best be compared to a liquefied dark chocolate bar. Serve neat as a dessert, or mix with coffee or sweet flavors in cocktails. The chocolate tends to settle, so shake the bottle before serving.

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Kiwi Falcons guarding the vineyards at Lake Chalice.

Worldwide Wine Flight

Saturday, December 5th, 5pm to 8pm

NV Lake Chalice Cracklin’ Savie Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc – Marlborough, NZ – $21

 

Lake Chalice Wines is one of the few remaining privately and locally owned wine companies in New Zealand and is located in the country’s main wine-growing region, Marlborough.  Their new “Cracklin’ Savie” is a sparkling Sauvignon Blanc that mixes all the benefits of that grape’s tenure in New Zeland with festive bubbles.  Fabulous when well-chilled and shared with friends and family. Virtual summer in a bottle!

2013 Moniker Chardonnay – Mendocino County, CA – $21 

From beautiful, sea-swept Mendocino County comea this family-made New World-style Chardonnay, made primarly from grapes grown at the fantastic La Ribera vineyard aong the banks of the Russian River.  The wine sees a little American oak, enough for lush, but not too much.  A little Viognier blended in, along with another, spicer Chard that’s seen a bit of French oak, brings out the signature pear, apple and crisp mineral flavors.  Works well with poached salmon, lobster rolls, or a cheese soufflé.

2014 Grosbois La Cuisine de Ma Mere Chinon – Loire Valley, France – $20

Domaine Grosbois has been family owned since 1820, with some records indicating that they have been in the area since the French Revolution. This little charmer, affectionately named “my mother’s cooking”, is 100% cab franc, rustic, light and peppery.  It’s ready for your pork stew, or vegetable pot pie.

2013 Revelry “The Reveler” Columbia Valley Cuvee – Washington, USA – $25

This blend of  the five Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, & Petit Verdot) from Washington State is full bodied with ripe dark fruits and silky tannins. Aged two full years in oak, it has the stuffing to stand up to your pot roast or prime rib.  It’s really fun to drink on its own as well, and with a name like “The Reveler” we’re willing to bet it’ll be dancing on a few tables this season.

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15% off wines featured at the tastings!!

Can’t make it in person? 

Call or email to place your order and ask for the e-blast discount!!!

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Holiday Sixes

Holiday Six-Packs

 

2015 Gnarly  Franco-American Holiday Six Pack

$112  (15%  off the $131.50 Regular Price!)
For the worldliest of Holiday tables. 
2014 Domaine Pelaquie Tavel Rose – Rhone Valley, France – $17.50
2011 Pascal Granger Chenas – Beaujolais, France – $19.50
2013 Pull Eighty Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley, Oregon – $22.50
2013 Domaine Denis Berthaut Hautes-Cotes de Nuits – Burgundy, France – $28
2013 Fritz Zinfandel – Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma, California – $26
NV Gruet Blanc de Noirs Methode Champenoise Brut – Albuquerque, NM – $18

 

2015 Gnarly ‘I Heart NY’ Holiday Six-Pack

$107.50  (15% off the $126.50 Regular Price!)
Think Global – Drink Local:
NV Slyboro Hidden Star Hard Cider – Granville, NY – $16
2013 Dr Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli – Finger Lakes, NY – $19
2013 Red Newt Cellars Gewurztraminer – Finger Lakes, NY – $18
2013 Wolffer Estate Cabernet Franc – The Hamptons, Long Island, NY – $24
2012 Paumanok Festival Red – North Fork of Long Island – $22
2012 Shinn Estate Wild Boar Doe – North Fork of Long Island, NY – $27.50

 

 

2015 Gnarly Vines All-Red American Dream Holiday Four-Pack

$145 (15% off the $172 Regular Price!)
Some of our favorites for some of our favorites.
2012 Montebruno Kathken Vineyard Pinot Noir – Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon – $48
2013 L’Ecole No. 41 Frenchtown Red – Columbia Valley, Washington – $32
2010 Star Lane Cabernet Sauvignon – Santa Barbara, CA – $38
2010 Banknote Wine Company ‘The Vault’ Cab/Zin Blend – Napa Valley, CA – $40

 

 

Holiday International Six-Pack

$92.25 (10% off the $102.50 Regular Price!)
Around the world in six bottles! 

NV Lini ‘Labrusca’ Lambrusco Rose – Emilia Romagna, Italy – $16

2014 Vorspannhof Mayr Gruner Veltliner – Kremstal, Austria (1Ltr) – $15

2010 Sur de los Andes Bonarda Reserva – Argentina – $17

2010 Chateau de la Selve Beaulieu – Coteaux de l’Ardeche, France – $18

2012 Volver Single Vyd Tempranillo – La Mancha, Spain – $19

2011 Bisceglia Terra di Vulcano Aglianico del Vulture – Basilicata, Italy – $17.50

 

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Beaujolais Nouveau RIGHT NOW, Two All-French Tastings + An Italian/Austrian as well

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!!!

Today’s the day!  Every year on the third Thursday of November, all across France and the world, wine lovers celebrate the release of the first red wine of the year from the Northern hemisphere.  This year, more than ever, let’s raise a glass to the French!

Starting right now and all Thursday afternon!

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GALLIC THURSDAY

All red: Beaujolais, Chinon, Cahors

Thursday, November 19th, 5-8pm

 

FRENCH FRIDAY

Two French Sparklers & two Rhone Giants

Friday, November 20th, 5-8pm

ITALY & AUSTRIA

Fiodaliso, Vareji, Barolo & Pinot Noir

Saturday, November 21st, 5-8pm

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All red: Beaujolais, Chinon, Cahors

Thursday, November 19th, 5pm to 8pm

2014 Marcel Lapierre Raisins Gaulois – Beaujolais, France – $18

Marcel Lapierre’s everyday Gamay is lighter bodied, somewhat crisp, with a hint earthyiness, and vibrant with raspberry and apple fruit.  Lapierre was on of the first winemakers to prove that Beaujolais could be more than a simple quaffer. His Morgon helped change the reputation of an entire region. This, however, is Monsieur Lapierre’s everyday Gamay. The fruit flavors are  bright and vibrant, but grounded by well-integrated hints of earth and fresh tobacco.

2014 Marcel Lapierre Morgon – Beaujolais, France – $36

The methods at Lapierre are just as revolutionary as they are traditional; the detail and precision with which they work is striking. Decomposed granite comprises most of their eleven hectares, and the vines are an average of 45 years of age. Grapes are picked at the last possible moment to obtain the ripest fruit, which is a trademark of the estate style. The Lapierres age their wines on fine lees for at least nine months in oak foudres and fûts ranging from three to thirteen years old. These wines are the essence of Morgon: bright, fleshy fruit with a palatable joie de vivre that was undoubtedly inherited from their creator.  Try with a croque-monsieur and/or a good friend who’s just blown into town to check out autumn in New York.

2012 Charles Joguet Chinon Cuvee Terroir – Loire Valley, France – $25

Cabernet Franc is mostly used as a blending grape, but in Chinon in the Loire Valley of central France, Franc is the star of the show. The Cuvée Terroir is very approachable without being simple, with layers of savory black cherry, cassis, tobacco, violet and dusty minerals. It’s smooth and medium bodied with tangy acidity, and it finishes with fine-grain tannins. Try it with a roasted pork tenderloin.

2012 Clos la Coutale Cahors – Southwest, France – $17.50

The Cahors grape from South-western France is where Argentina got it’s Malbec.  80% Malbec and 20% Merlot, this hearty, rustic red has everything a savvy wine drinker wants: it is ready for immediate consumption, has excellent structure to age, and comes in at a value price.  La Coutale is an intense wine that juggles elegant rusticity with everyday drinkability.  Best with cassoulet, but this wine would also pair just as well with a simple steak and potatoes.

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Two French Sparklers & Two Rhone Giants

Friday, November 20th, 5pm to 8pm

NV Regnier David Vignerons Cremant de Loire Extra Brut Rose – Loire Valley, France – $24

Like a Pet Nat but better because it’s Methode Champenoise – drier and more bubbly!  Hints of unripe cherry mingle with pink grapefruit zest and a little cooked honey on the finish.  This is the pink sparkler I want when I’ve forgotten what I want.

NV Reserve de Lavernette Granit Brut Nature Sparkling Gamay – Beaujolais, France – $32

Essentially a Gamay Blanc de Noirs – lean, minerally, crisp and dry with subtle toasty notes.  Exquisite! The nose is refreshing and delicate. A perfume of red and white fruits combine into a freshly picked fruit salad topped with creme chantilly. The bubbles are feathery and smooth with a velvet texture on the palate.

2012 Domaine de Montvac Arabesque – Vacqueyras, Rhone Valley, France – $27.50

Intense yet delicate, this Grenache-led blend shows notes of red currant and liquorice. This cuvee sees no oak, making this an excellent match for lighter meat dishes, such as pork or veal.  Also a good companion for spiced white meats, roasted red meats, and a wide variety of sauced meats such as Daube Provençale and Blanquette de Veau.

2011 Domaine de Montvac Adage – Gigondas, Rhone Valley, France (1.5Ltr Magnum – $72

From 60 year old vines comes this concentrated blend of 70% Grenache, 25% Syrah, and 5% Mourvedre. Black currant, fig, earth and spicy notes make this an excellent partner to game dishes or strong cheeses.  A gentle giant, like a Gigondas should be.

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Italy & Austria

Saturday, November 22nd, 5pm to 8pm

2014 Roccafiore Bianco Fiordaliso – Umbria, Italy – $17

A crisp, refreshing blend of 85% Grechetto di Todi, 15% Trebbiano Spolentino. The wines of Roccafiore posit a simple oenological proposal: show a perfect synergy between the land, microclimate and traditional wine-making practices. The wine is lovely, with honeysuckle, meyer lemon and a lively acidity.  Pair with grilled vegetables or a light shrimp etouffé.

2012 Hilberg-Pasquero Vareij – Piedmont, Italy – $24

A pale, delicate, ruby red blend of 75% Brachetto and 25% Barbera with a fresh bouquet of roses, geraniums, cloves and strawberries. Delicious and refreshing, Hilberg pairs well with fish, salumi, formaggi, riso with vegetable and indian curry.  Even better with a slight chill!

2009 Fischer Classic Pinot Noir – Sooss, Thermenregion, Austria – $25

An all-natural, mature, elegant Pinot with six years under its belt. It has an expressive bouquet of pure Pinot fruit with cinnamon spice and earthy notes.  Ideal with poultry (especially dark meat), mushrooms, blue or any soft cheese.

2007 La Querciola Donna Bianca Barolo – Piedmont, Italy – $45

La Querciola winery gets its name from a wonderful Barolo forest of varietal oak trees. Intense granite red color with aromas of violet, the palate is full and complex, with a long finish, showing the richness of the terroir and the firmness of serious Nebbiolo. Ideal food pairings include game meats, especially roasted rabbit and aged cheeses.

As always, 15% off wines featured at the tasting!!

Can’t make it in person?  Call or email to place your order and ask for the eblast discount!!!

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PS:  Gnarly Vines Thanksgiving Gift 4&6-packs available now!!!