Monday, December 5, 2011

$108 a Case for a 2005 Zinfandel, $69 a Case for Unoaked Chardonnay

Charlie Barra, Mendocino wine grower/vintner
APRIL 2013 UPDATE: The sale originally mentioned here is over - BUT THERE'S A NEW SALE. See here.

Big big big sale at Barra/Girasole Wines today - call now to stock up on party wines or your year round house wine needs.

Santa arrived early for those of us who have yen for the Charlie's Zin. The 2005 Zin, one of my personal favorites, is now $108 a case, down from $240 a case. Is that about 60% off?

(Just bought three cases including one to gift to friends' who frequently have me for dinner.)

The 2006 Petite Syrah is priced the same.

On the Girasole (unoaked) side of the house, the Chardonnay is on sale for $69 a CASE, as are the Girasole Zin and Cab.

Hopefully this eliminates buying nonorganic wines for those people who say organic is "too expensive." The Girasole sale puts the per bottle price at about $5.75 a bottle.

On the Barra reserve wines, the Cabernet is $21 a bottle and the Pinot Noir is $19. (Just bought one case of the Cab - which got a pretty darn good rating from Vinography's Alder Yarrow - see here - of between 8 and 8.5.)

Carlo Petrini, Slow Foods
Barra's wines were featured this summer in a Slow Foods benefit dinner at Masas where chef Gregory Short built the menu around five of Charlie Barra's wines. See here.

Here's a link to a diner's experience of that most memorable meal - with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini in attendance.

The sale continues now through the end of the year or whenever these wines sell take advantage of the sale for your party wine shopping - and your gift shopping.

Call now - you can have the wines shipped or pick up later at the winery (right next to 101 in Ukiah) -


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