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Colossal Red Wines

Thursday, May 30 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm


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Interested in winemaking that pushes the natural limits of alcohol, tannin and flavor extraction? Want to take your tongue for a cruise through VinoCity? These wines will knock you off your feet. Brace yourself for a tasting experience of the most powerful wines in the world at our Colossal Red Wine class.  If there was a monster ball of a wine class, this is it.


These wines are intense!


Tasting Sheets

May 2019

How is a Colossal Red Made?
1. Cult 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California

2. +1% ABV

The California Monster
1. Carlisle 2011 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

2. Stonehedge 2016 “Grand Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

A Roman Homunculus
1. San Salvatore 2016 “Jungano” Aglianico Paestum

2. San Rustico 2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico

The Bruixeria in Espana
1. Alto Moncayo 2015 “Veraton” Grenache, Campo de Borja

2. Bodegas El Nido 2015 “Clio” Jumilla

June 2018

South Australia

Geyer 2016 “Wild Bunch” Red, Barossa Valley

Kilikanoon 2012 “Covenant” Shiraz, Clare Valley


Bedrock 2015 “Heritage” Red. Pagani Ranch

Carlisle 2014 “ Papa’s Block” Syrah, Russian River Valley

Columbia Valley

Abeja 2010 Syrah, Walla Walla Valley

Double Canyon 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Double Canyon Vineyard


Château De St. Cosme 2015 Gigondas

Clos Des Brusquières 2016 Châteauneuf-Du-Pape

November 2017

Lil’ Monsters
1. Bodegas Volver 2014 “Tarima Hill” Monastrell, Alicante (Spain)

2. Domaine Lafage 2014 “Narassa Lieu Dit” Côtes-du-Roussillon (France)


Professor and the Dropout
1. Scholium Project 2013 “Gardens of Babylon” Red Blend, Suisun Valley (California)

2. McPrice Myers 2013 “Beautiful Earth” Red, Paso Robles (California)


Paul’s Big Oak
1. Pulenta Estate 2010 “VII Gran Corte” Red Blend, Agrelo (Argentina)

2. Paul Hobbs 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley (California)


Pure Colossal
1. Bodegas Alto 2014 “Moncayo” Garnacha, Campo de Borja (Spain)

2. Noon Winery 2012 “Eclipse” Grenache, McLaren Vale (Australia)


April 2016

Lil’ Monsters
1. Bodegas Breca 2012 Garnacha, Calatayud

2. Jeff Carrel 2014 “Les Darons” Rouge, Languedoc

Ancient Barbarians
1. Bodegas Ponce 2008 “PF” Bobal, Manchuela

2. Bucklin 2011 Old Hill Ranch”” “Ancient Vine” Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley

Culty Titans
1. Paul Jourdan 2010 “Cuvee Papale” Chateauneuf du Pape, Rhone

2. Tezza Corte Majoli 2009 Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto

The Diabhal
1. Donelan Family Wines 2008 Cuvee Moriah, Sonoma

2. Aonair 2009 Duarte Vineyard Red, El Dorado


January 2013

Keeping it Classy
1. Argyle 2006 “Cowhouse” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley

2. Domaine de Cassan 2008 Gigondas

Rockin’ the Antipodes
1. Chateau Chateau 2007 Leaf Turner, Barossa Valley

2. Montes 2005 “Purple Angel” Carmenere, Colchagua Valley

Renegade Savants
1. Orin Swift 2008 “The Prisoner,” Napa Valley

2. Tensley 2007 Syrah, Colson Canyon Vineyard, Santa Barbara

The Big Goodbye
1. Clarendon Hills 2005 Grenache, Clarendon

2. Bodegas Alto Moncayo 2007 Campo de Borja


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Thursday, May 30
7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
$61 – $99
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