The Grapes & Gallery wine bar is now open! In honor of the opening, we will be profiling some of our wine and beer in the upcoming blog posts. We hope that you will come in and give them a try. Who knows, you may find your new favorite drink!
In this segment, we are featuring Alias wines. Our wine list includes three Alias wines, two of which, Alias Chardonnay and Alias “Secret Agent” Red Blend, we consider our “house” wines. This winery, in addition to making nice wine, has a philosophy very similar to the the one we have at Grapes & Gallery.
“... keep a pretty low profile and let our wines do most of the talking. We try to keep our focus on making the best wines, for the best price we can. We’re probably never going to get rich doing this, but if you’ve got good friends, good food, and good wines, then who cares?”
Alias wines are from northern California. The founders of this company started making wine as a hobby while working at big wineries. Since they had to keep their winemaking a secret, the name Alias was a fitting choice. However, it did not take long for their passion to gain a favorable reputation, and the first few vintages sold out quickly. Today, their wines receive accolades globally, and three of them are available to you at Grapes & Gallery.
- 2012 Alias California Chardonnay…This Chardonnay is “kissed with oak” with 20% aged in French oak for 3 months. The Beverage Tasting Institute gave the Alias Chardonnay 90 points, and it received a gold medal at the World Wine Championships.
- 2011 Alias “Secret Agent” Red Blend...This wine is a blend of Merlot (40%), Cabernet Sauvignon (22%), Zinfandel (27%), and Syrah (11%). Wine Enthusiast rates this wine as a “best buy,” and The Beverage Tasting Institute gave it 91 points. In 2013, Secret Agent won a gold medal at the World Wine Challenge.
- 2012 Alias California Cabernet Sauvignon…This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Like the Chardonnay and Blend, it has been extremely well received. The Beverage Tasting Institute gave it 90 points, and it won a gold medal at the 2013 World Wine Competition.
Instead of going into detail about the aroma and flavors of each of these, come by (M-F 1PM-9PM, Sat 10AM-9PM) and have a glass (or bottle) and taste for yourself.
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