Kick off the 4TH OF JULY Holiday at Cooper with these favorite selections
Fri & Sat, 5-7pm – Must be 21+ please bring ID
Pormenor Branco Douro, Portugal 2020
It’s back!!! This was one of THE MOST POPULAR white wines of last year. We sold out of 13 cases in 5 weeks. This vintage begins where the 2019 left off with a little more texture.
I gave this wine a 9+ out of 10 as it remains stunning at a very reasonable price. We bought 12 cases and we are not sure if we can get more as the wholesaler wants to sell some to restaurants in Colorado. The youngest fruit is sourced from 50-year-old vines.
Grapes: Rabigato, Malvasia Fina (Bual), Codega, Gouveio (Godello in Spain) Fermented and aged in stainless steel with extend lees contact – Lees can add texture and complexity to high acid varietals (grapes). Lees are dead yeast cells that occurs after fermentation.
Taste – This is a surprisingly powerful white wine. Strong floral, apple, lime and clover with light creamy finish lends to an awesome experience! Cooper’s Price $19.99 – M&M 3btls $17.99
Buckel Vermentino, Gunnison, CO 2021
Joe Buckel Winemaker – To put it simply, Joe knows wine. From studying his father’s impressive cellar, to crafting exquisite wines in Sonoma at Flowers Vineyard and Winery, BR Cohn Winery, and nearby at Sutcliffe Vineyards, to carving out his own niche here in Colorado, Joe Buckel lives and breathes good wine. With risk comes reward: Joe’s wines have received 90 point ratings from Wine Enthusiast. Highly passionate (and majorly scientific) about the process from harvest to bottle, he can think anyone under the table when it comes to wine.
Shamai Buckel The Connector and Better-Half – Shamai brings an infectious love for community, the great outdoors, and quality sustenance to the Buckel Family table. Raised in the Southwest, family, food and gardens have always been paramount. Her role as Connector comes naturally, as she gravitates towards bringing people together over nourishing, farm-fresh meals, delicious wines, good company, and grand ideas.
Taste – Vermentino grapes have been around since the 14th century. It is a obscure light skinned varietal that produces a light, clean, refreshingly crisp wine that is very floral with notes of pear, citrus, and grapefruit. A perfect wine for the deck on a beautiful summer day!
Kevin’s Notes – This is my favorite Colorado white wine, so goooood. Cooper’s Price $22.99 – M&M 3btls $20.69
Domaine de la Ferrandiere Syrah, IGP Pays d’Oc, France 2020
The Winemaking – The vinification is short, about six days, to focus on developing the freshness of the fruit. The fineness of the grape skin allows a full and rapid extraction of colour and produces soft tannins.
Wine Education – Pays d’Oc is the IGP for red, white and rosé wines that are made in a large area on the southern coast of France. The catchment area for the IGP corresponds roughly to the Languedoc-Roussillon wine region – one of the largest winegrowing areas in France.
Taste – The color is deep and crimson. Perfectly integrated notes of plum, currant, cherry and nutmeg. Cherry and tobacco aromas are confirmed in the palate.
Kevin’s Notes – You will see this is another wonderful example for wine tasting well above its price !
Cooper’s Price $14.99 – M&M 3btls $13.49
Alberto Burzi Runcaja Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy
About: Located in La Morra, Alberto and Caterina’s parents and grandparents have been growing Nebbiolo on their family land for almost 100 years, but they decided to finally take the plunge into winemaking. The energetic siblings are farming organically in the vineyards surrounding their home in the village of Santa Maria, and since their first vintage in 2012 have been creating small, standout productions.
Wine Education – Nebbiolo is the superstar grape variety behind the top-quality red wines Italy northwestern Piedmont, and in particular, the heady, powerful reds of Barolo and Barbaresco. Nebbiolo wines are often distinctively perfumed with an aroma described as “tar and roses”.
Langhe Nebbiolo – It is generally considered as a junior version of Barolo and Barbaresco. The wines can still share much of the full-bodied character and structure of its bigger siblings. They also have similar floral aromas and subtle notes of red cherry.
Tasting Notes: A richly aromatic single-vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo, redolent of black cherry and rosehips. Juicy acidity supported by fine tannins, with a long, perfumed finish. A classic wine to pair with mushroom risotto or grilled lamb. Cooper’s Price $29.99 – M&M 3btls $26.99