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Feb

Why Not Wednesday-The Share

We love the feeling of a fresh new Month here at PWC. There are new tastings to announce, an exciting Wine Share to reveal, and, for the first time ever, this month we get to announce our inaugural Winery of the Month! Our February feature is a Sicilian winemaker whom we hold near and dear to our hearts, Marilena Barbera of Cantine Barbera. We love her because she is a winemaker of passion, Place and integrity who makes wine in the most natural way she knows how allowing her grapes to sing of Sicily. All month her wines will be featured and on February 20th she’ll be here to meet you and share her wines! But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, and let’s first get to our first wine tasting of the month, our Wine Share Tasting! This Wednesday we’ll be sharing four wines that are included in our Wine Share this month. 


One of the wines we’ll be pouring will be the Cantine Barbera Nero d’Avola, so if you’d like a sneak peak of Marilena’s wines, don’t miss out on Wednesday’s tasting. Her Nero d’Avola is done in a feminine style with a touch of ocean salinity that keeps it fresh and pretty. We love her take on this, sometimes brooding and intense, grape.


Another exciting member of our Wine Share this month is the Wayback Cabernet Blend from California. This super approachable wine was created by Denver local, Tim Wanner, and is the result of two friends’ desire to make honest wine at an honest price. 


For you Pinot Noir fans out there, we’ve got something that we’re extremely excited about; the Seresin Estate Leah Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand. Seresin is a sustainable, biodynamic and organic property producing stunning Pinot and Sauvignon Blanc, along with olive oil, wine vinegars and produce. Owner and film director Michael Seresin wanted a place to make delicious wine in the most natural way and to combine it with his love for food. He also puts on an annual dinner series where he combines all he produces and loves.


Last but not least, we’ll have a classic wine from a classic region, the Vietti Barbera d’Asti from Piedmont, Italy. We love this producer and have carried a number of his wines since we opened and are excited to share one of our favorites. This is a wine that truly goes with anything.


Tasting notes:


Cantine Barbera’s Nero d’Avola is a succulent style with lots of dark berry fruit, strawberry and black pepper with savory earth notes and a touch of salinity.


The Wayback Cabernet and Petit Verdot blend is chock full of dark fruit, cassis and currant, cacao and herbs with firm, round tannins.


The Seresin Estate Leah Pinot Noir has classic flavors of red fruits, cherries and raspberries with a touch of spice and herbs and silky smooth tannins.


The Vietti Barbera d’Asti is classic with medium body and fresh acidity lending itself to a number of dishes. It has delightful notes of red cherry, a touch of toast and vanilla and mineral notes on the finish.