Harbor View Wines & Liquors
936 N. Clinton St. Syracuse, NY 13204
(315) 474-6810


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The Cellar at Harbor View has the largest selection of fine wines in the area. Cellarmaster Dale Record conducts free tastings Thursdays 4:30-7:30 p.m. and also offers wine education classes several times a year. 

The Cellar is open seven days a week. Dale is in The Cellar Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; or by appointment. Harbor View sales associates are available at any time to assist you with a Cellar selection. Simply ask. 

“The Cellar” FREE Thursday Tasting 
January 17, 2019, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
 
Fabulous “Values” We Can’t Get Enough Of! Tasting

Deja Vu in The Cellar
Just because we had to cancel last week’s tasting, due to a lot of nasty weather, it doesn’t mean that we abandoned our Fabulous Values Tastingconcept. We simply moved it to this week! 
 
Now that we’re a little more than mid-way through January, we’re still happy to be able to offer customers a tasting filled with wines that are, as we said last week, “really tasty and also superb values.” We’re enjoying simpler meals and weekday wines now during what we jokingly refer to as, “ordinary time,” in our house and we’re drinking wines that aren’t budget busters but are extremely affordable. 
 
So please join us on Thursday when we pour four wines that, simply put, are tasty and low-budget. They also happen to be some of my “under the radar” favorites that pair beautifully with virtually any dish or can just be enjoyed by the glass. ~Cellarmaster Dale

Here’s what we’re pouring…

M·A·N Vintners Chen Blanc 2018 (Agter-Paarl, Stellenbosch, South Africa) Steen, the traditional South African word for Chenin Blanc, thrives in the climate and deep soils of this region. Only free-run juice (no pressing of the grapes) is used to preserve its clean and natural character, refreshing acidity and delicious ripe fruit flavors. Chenin Blanc grapes are sourced from the winery’s selected vineyards in the Agter-Paarl region. The vineyards are unirrigated and bush-vine vineyards that produce concentrated flavorful grapes.

From the winery: “A crisp, expressive wine, there are vibrant aromas of quince, pear and pineapple. On the palate, fresh stone fruit and apple flavours are backed by refreshing acidity, minerality and a well-rounded mouthfeel. A versatile food wine, it pairs with poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes, yet is superb as an aperitif. Drink over the next 2-5 years.”
Tasting Bar Price: $7.99/bottle; Regular Price: $9.99

Gran Passione Rosso IGT 2017 (Veneto, Italy) This is a wine we have been in love with since it was first introduced! Delicious red berry fruit provides a wine that is ‘old world’ and ‘new world’ all in the same bottle! A blend of 60% Merlot and 40% Corvina, Gran Passione is a full-bodied, deep red wine with a fine balance between soft tannins and rich red and black fruit. 

This Rosso is crafted in the tradition of “Apassimento” (to dry and shrivel), the same style as Amarone wines of the region. This technique has its roots in an ancient past dating back to the Roman era. Over the centuries, this technique of “drying” the grapes before crushing has been honed, resulting in this unique expression of northern Italy.

From the winery: “Vibrant purple colour, rich luscious nose full of sweet ripe dark cherry, plum, vanilla and Christmas spice. Rich and velvety, with lots of juicy fruit. Very easy drinking. It is a great wine for roasted and grilled meats. Ideal with game dishes. Excellent with mature hard cheeses.”
Tasting Bar Price: $7.99/bottle; Regular Price: $9.99

M·A·N Vintners Bosstok Pinotage 2016 (Agter-Paarl, Stellenbosch, South Africa) Bosstok refers to the untrellised bush-vine vineyards that make up more than half of the vineyards of the region. The bosstok Pinotage vineyards grow close to the ground, producing lower yields of concentrated, flavorful grapes.

From the winery: “A modern style emphasizing the softer Pinot Noir-like side of Pinotage. The wine is ruby-garnet red with a hint of purple. Our Pinotage shows pleasing aromas of mocha chocolate and roasted coffee beans, followed by juicy flavours of red-berries, nutmeg and vanilla spice on the palate.”
Tasting Bar Price: $8.69/bottle; Regular Price: $10.99

Quara Estate Malbec 2018 (Cafayate Valley, Salta, Argentina) We brought the 2017 vintage in the shop earlier in the year because it was so good and such an extreme value. When we sold through the wine and went to reorder it, we found that the vintage had changed and requested a sample bottle to see if the new vintage rivaled the 2017. Happily, our tasting panel all loved it even more than the old one! We hope you agree.

From the winery: “An intense ruby red, this fruit forward Malbec has red cherry and black fruit aromas.  With notes of plum, blackberry and cherries with a hint of pepper and spice on the palate, it is a very balanced and harmonious Malbec with sweet and rounded tannins.”
Tasting Bar Price: $7.75/bottle; Regular Price: $9.69

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