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Welcome to our weekly newsletter detailing information and updates on all things wine and spirits.  Look for our communications early each week for upcoming wine tastings, events, and exciting new products.  We encourage you to visit our website at www.ctwineauthority.com for wine details, rating information, to find your favorite wine, or to order directly online.

Featured Wines: 
Carchelo C 2007 750ML
Carchelo C 2007 750ML  
sku: 13048

Bodegas Carchelo dates from the early 1980's and pioneering efforts to modernize viticulture in what had been a backwater viticultural region. Founding partner Juan Sierva's nearly 700 acres of prime vineyards are widely distributed in the region, at widely varying altitudes and exposures.

Stephen Tanzer: Inky ruby. Deeply pitched aromas of blackberry, cherry and plum. Sweet, pungent and ripe, showing strong smoke, mocha, dark berry preserve and herbal flavors on the palate. A supple, rich wine that betrays no tannins or rough edges and finishes with good sappy length.

Decanter: A blend of Monastrell, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon displaying lively blackberries and spice. Rich and powerful on the palate supported by freshness and elegance and some juicy black fruit characters. A very enjoyable wine. *5 Stars - Top 10 Picnic Wines.


40% Monastrell: La Pinosa Estate
Conveys structure and concentration, while sturdy tannins provide length to the finish.

40% Syrah: Fuente de Las Perdices Valley
Opens up in aromatic exuberance, vitality and expression.

20% Cabernet Sauvignon: La Pinosa Estate
Its delicate aroma imparts superb finesse and balance to this blend.

All three have been separately aged for 2 months in French oak barrels. 

Elaborated separately, these three varieties come together to shape a well structured, concentrated and intensely aromatic blend.

Tasting Notes:

Color: Intense and full purple red color.
Aroma: Expressive, richness in fruit, blackberries, modern fruit driven.
Palate: Good structure, mouth filling, powerful, black fruit and spiciness from Syrah, juicy and fresh. Easy to drink.more

  Suggested: $14.99
Sale Price: $12.99
(Guaranteed Lowest Price in CT)
buy Carchelo C 2007 750ML

Cupcake Sauv Blanc 750ML
Cupcake Sauv Blanc 750ML
sku: 12116

Although the 2009 vintage has not yet been rated the previous vintage received 90 points from Wine Spectator.  This score is quite good for a quality low-priced wine making this an excellent bargain.

Located on the Northeastern tip of the South Island of New Zealand, Marlborough is marked by its cool weather as well as its shallow stony soils that aid drainage and limit fertility. We've chosen the most renowned grape of New Zealand to make our decadent and flavorful Cupcake Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc.

Wine Maker's Notes:
The 2009 season was quite mild, with a minimal amount of rain. Large yields were pruned back to help concentrate the flavors of this wine. It's the long cool season that allows the grapes to mature slowly, giving them levels of complexity and a vibrant zing, reminiscent of your grandma's lemon chiffon cupcake. It's made up of integrated flavors of Meyer lemons, Key limes and a finish that awakens the appetite.

Our 2009 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested and gently crushed. After a cool fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine underwent a long extended rest sur lies to embolden the richness in the body and softness on the mid palate, complimenting the natural zestiness and acidic structure of these Marlborough grapes. This year's vintage has hints of grapefruit, gooseberry, and citrus, and comes together with a long, creamy finish.more

Suggested: $14.99
Sale Price: $9.99
(Guaranteed Lowest Price in CT)
buy Cupcake Sauv Blanc 750ML

Join us every Saturday in Fairfield from 1PM - 6PM for an in-store wine tasting hosted our locally renowned wine manager Owen Carty.  Each week Owen will be sampling interesting and distinctive wines from around the world. Please stop by and tap into Owen's vast knowledge on all aspects of the winemaking process.

Thank you for your business and continued interest in our products.  We look forward to future opportunities to serve you.


The Staff

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2480 Black Rock Turnpike                                         
Fairfield, CT 06824                                                   

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