DECEMBER WINE OF THE MONTH 2018
CELLER CAN BLAU 2016 CAN BLAU MONTSANT
Cellers Can Blau, founded in 2003, is one of the oldest projects of the Gil Family in Jumilla. Placed in El Molar, in the D.O. Montsant, this winery is the most diverse project regarding the grape varieties and the type of soils. The D.O. Montsant is nowadays releasing at its best the enological quality of its wines. In contrast to its illustrious adjacent D.O. Priorat, in D.O. Montsant we work with unique varieties such as Cariñena or Mazuelo and Grenache, planted and adapted to different types of soils.
Nuria López Sarroca is the person in charge of the technical direction of the Winery. Cellers Can Blau
have 35 Hectars of vineyards with an average vine age of 40 years. We work with three different varieties, grown in three distinctly composed soil types: sandy and clay soil for the Cariñena or Mazuelo, calcareous soil for the Syrah and slate and limestone-based soil for the Grenache, which gives personality and special features to grapes.
Celler Can Blau 2016 Can Blau Montsant
50% Cariñena, 25% Syrah, 25% Garnacha
The Cariñena and Garnacha vinesused for the production of this wine have an approximate age ranging from 35 to 50 years. The vineyards of Garnacha are in the
area of Cornudella de Montsant, around 2,000 ft in altitude, and on slate soils. The Cariñena vineyards are located in the Darmós and Masroig area and are on clay soils. The Syrah vineyards are located on limestone soils.
"Opaque ruby. Ripe black and blue fruit scents carry smoky mineral and licorice nuances and a subtle touch of violet. Sappy and seamless in texture, offering sweet boysenberry and floral pastille flavors and a jolt of enlivening spiciness. Finishes silky, energetic and quite long, with lingering florality and sneaky tannic grip."
-Josh Reynolds of Vinous
Current Vintage Rating
90 Points - Guía Peñín
Previous Vintage Ratings
2015 - 93 Points James Suckling
2014 - 91 Points Vinous
2013 - 93 Points Guía Peñín
2012 - 91 Points Vinous
Regularly $17.99, The Celler Can Blau 2016 Can Blau Montsant will be featured as our December Wine of The Month and is now on sale at $13.99. While supplies last.
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Beaujolais Nouveau Day 2018
This year, Thursday Novemeber 15 is Beaujolais Nouveau Day, the day we receive the ‘vin de primeur’, or preview wines, of the year’s harvest from the Beaujolais region.
Winemakers release their ‘baby Beaujolais’, having been fermented for just a few short weeks, to eagerly awaiting bars and bistros, traditionally met with cries of “Les Beaujolais est arrivé!”
Under French law, the release may come no sooner than precisely 12:01 am on the third Thursday of November, and is celebrated with fireworks, music, tastings and parties. The celebrations originate from Paris, where the race to see whose wines could make it to the bars first whipped the city into a wine soaked frenzy - and the festivities have been embraced with gusto across London, with many a jovial party in the streets and in the wine bars of those in-the-know.
The Beaujolais region, the scrappy little brother to Burgundy, was once famed for easy-drinking, light and ‘crushable’ juice from the Gamay grape, made fruity and approachable, through the winemaking method known as ‘carbonic maceration’, which results in low tannins and occasionally a distinct bubblegum pop. This style climbed to a peak and then, as these things do, promptly fell out of fashion. But, while the bubblegum-simple style may have tumbled from grace, a more thoughtful, terroir-driven style has flowed in its place, and we’re all the better for it.
Pringle's Fine Wine and Spirits is your Beaujolais Nouveau destination shop with selections from Georges Duboeuf and Domaine Dupeuble along with a few others. Pick one up beginning on November 15th and celebrate the harvest with us. While supplies last.
New Values from France:
Cuvee Jean-Paul Vaucluse Rouge French Red Blend
This Humble, classic Southern France Rhone blend has hints of plums, strawberries, and dried currant with just a touch of spice. The warm climate has made this wine deep and rich while remaining soft, uncomplicated, mostly dry, and an absolute joy to drink with or without food. It's the perfect wine for folks looking to try something from outside the U.S.
Domaine de Pellehaut Red Blend
Pellehaut red blend is a very well balanced and dry wine perfect for most occasions with medium bodied blackcurrant and blackberry flavors backed by some mild peppery spices. It's ample yet supple personality make it a versatile wine that will do very well both on its own or at the dinner table. $7.99
Seguret 'Les Coteaux Schisteux' Cotes du Rhone Villages 2014
"Beautifully alluring red, with mulled spice and black tea aromas leading the way for a silky core of raspberry and plum sauce flavors. The long anise-edged finish lingers nicely. 98% Grenache and 2% Syrah. 91 points Wine Spectator, scored at $24 retail price. $21.99
Here is a Southern France value that will astound with its versatility, being excellent for food pairings and absolutely delicious on it's own. Aged and stirred on the lees for three months in tanks this crisp white has nice body and shows creamy apricot, peach, apple, and citrus flavors. $12.99
Les Violettes Beaujolais Villages
Beaujolais wines are all made of the Gamay grape and are known for being some of the most approachable and delicate wines of France. This wine will give aromas of mixed berry fruit, violets and provide soft blackberry and raspberry flavors on the palate. Low in harsh tannin this wine is famous for its pairing with turkey but works very well with other white meats, casseroles, stews, soups and appetizers. $9.99
Le Volets Chardonnay
Lemon and lime with notes of pear and honey. Lightly oaked and a fantastic pairing for poultry or pasta. $8.99
Le Triporteur Vaucluse Rouge
Classic Southern Rhone blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Carignan, 10% Syrah, and 10% Caladoc. Earthy and ripe, with a rich cherry finish. $8.99
Cellier des Princes 'Les Vignes du Prince' Cotes du Rhone
Juicy and herbal with black currant and dark berries. Drink with lean red meats or chicken dishes. $9.99
Weekly Sales and Special Features
Pringle’s Fine Wine and Spirits its proud to offer a weekly list of sale items that can be found here. This rotating list of promotional items changes weekly and runs Monday through Saturday. Each new list will be updated on Monday mornings. In addition, we also offer a host of items that will remain on sale for extended periods of time or while supplies last. Many of these items will be listed on the Featured Sales page. Check back often for new items!
Weekly Wine Tasting
Join us most Fridays from 4pm-7pm for a tasting of premium wine! All wine being poured during the tasting will come with a 15% discount or offered at their sale price, whichever provides the greater saving! The lineup on Friday, December 7th features a lineup of wines from Austria, France, Italy & Spain and includes our current wine of the Month Celler Can Blau Montsant Can Blau. Check out the full list below and we'll see you there!
Bi-Weekly Beer Tasting
Join us every other Saturday from 4pm-7pm for a tasting of craft beer! Featured beers being poured on Saturday, December 1st are as follows:
Now Offering Artisanal meats & cheeses along with various other snacks
Pringle's is proud to announce that we now carry cured meats, artisanal cheeses, and snacks to go with your beverage of choice! Join us at our weekly wine tastings to sample some of these delicious pairings!
To learn more, click here.
Changes to Our Organic Wine Selection
In order to bring more attention to the ever-expanding market of wines that are being produced organically, we have decided to move away from a having dedicated area of the store for organic wine and display them throughout the entirety of the store. In the process of doing so we have realized just how large the number of organic wines we proudly support is and that a small section of our wine department would not be nearly adequate for displaying all the wines. Moving forward our hope is that by clearly labeling organic wines throughout the store it will allow the customer to shop for a specific type of wine or a specific country they already enjoy and then find an organic wine from that area. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition period. If you have any questions regarding this change please feel free to ask to speak with a manager.