Harbor View Wines & Liquors
936 N. Clinton St. Syracuse, NY 13204
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“The Cellar” at Harbor View
Thursday Tasting 
July 19, 2018, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
“Really Cool Wines for a HOT Summer” Tasting
The Cellarmaster is back at work and can’t wait to pour you a few sips of this summer’s ‘hottest’ wines for chilling out. And, man, has it been hot? It’s actually been hotter here than many southern states, including Florida. We were fortunate to spend last week at the beach with kids and grandkids and, even though the weather was warm there, the heat really blasted us when we got home and made us wish we never left! How are you managing this heat?
Well, to help cool things off and make it all more bearable, the Cellarmaster is pouring several terrific selections on Thursday that are just the ticket when it comes to crisp, tasty wines at exceptionally low prices. So come on in and head downstairs to our very comfortable climate-controlled Cellar and pick up some wines to chill with. 
Check out this week’s sizzlers…
La Carraia Orvietto Classico DOC 2016 Italy 
Looking for a Pinot Grigio alternative? Check out this classic Italian white, made from native varietals – 40% Grechetto, 30% Procanico, 20% Malvasia, and 10% Verdello – grown in vineyards surrounding the historic hilltop town of Orvieto. 
From the winery: “Pale yellow in color, elegant and intense aromas of Mediterranean flowers complement undertones of citrus fruits and apples. On the palate, it is fresh and full with good acidity balancing a long, pleasing finish.”
Tasting Bar Price: $8.79/bottle;  Regular Price: $10.99
ranga.ranga. Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 2017 New Zealand 
The wines of ranga.ranga. are certified under the Sustainable Wine Growing program (SWNZ) which means that vineyard, winemaking and bottling are certified sustainable.
First thing that grabs you about this delicious Sauvignon Blanc is its aromas of sweet bell peppers, juicy lime and slightly spicy dried herbs. The palate is immediately bright with mouth-watering juicy limes on the front and a mid-palate full of rich, ripe citrus with terrific depth and breadth and a classic Blind River, briny, jalapeno character. The finish is long, full and soft with a zing that pulls all the character of the front and midpalate through to the end.
Tasting Bar Price: $10.69/bottle;  Regular Price: $13.99
Hecht & Bannier Languedoc Rosé 2017 France  
89 points Vinous and Wine Advocate
Hooray, hooray for this delicious Rosé blend of Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache. Syrah for this Rosé is picked slightly earlier than the other grapes in order to retain a higher acidity level. 
“Light brilliant orange. Ripe red berries, orange zest and subtle floral and herbal notes on the fragrant nose. Supple and open-knit, showing good depth to the gently sweet raspberry and tangerine flavors. The floral notes comes back on the smooth, nicely persistent finish, which features a touch of bitter orange pith.” V
“A blend of 50% Syrah and nearly equal parts Grenache and Cinsault, the flamingo-hued 2017 Languedoc Rosé offers loads of luscious berry fruit balanced by tangy acids and a long, mouthwatering finish. It’s an ideal porch or patio-pounder over the warm months.” WA
Tasting Bar Price: $8.79/bottle;  Regular Price: $10.99
Santa Julia Reserva Malbec 2016 Argentina 
93 points Decanter; 90 Wine Advocate
The Malbec (70%) and Cabernet Franc grapes for this Santa Julia Reserva Mountain Blend are sourced from Uco Valley vineyards, planted at elevations between 3,130 and 4,600 ft above sea level. This astonishing terroir provides excellent conditions for producing wines that stand out for their concentration of aromas and flavors. The wine sees 10 months in new French oak barrels. An excellent value wine to pair with barbecued ribs or burgers.

“Superbly aromatic. Full of vivid Malbec fruit. Palate is smooth and silky, very long, polished and persistent. A beauty, and very good value too.” D
“Same as the Chardonnay, the grapes for the 2016 Malbec Reserva are also sourced from the Valle de Uco. It is fermented in stainless steel and cement vats with indigenous yeasts and matured in a combination of stainless steel and barriques. The nose is clean and pure, with only 13% alcohol; they are harvesting earlier, with a soft vinification to keep the fruit profile and the freshness. It talks about the light from the Valle de Uco, pure and clean, with a beautiful nose with some floral aromas and some notes of aromatic herbs, and a vibrant palate (2016 was a cool vintage), juicy and very gulpable. WA
Tasting Bar Price: $9.69/bottle; Regular Price: $13.99
You must be at least 21 years old to attend this free tasting. Valid photo ID is required.