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Erie Liquors
(303) 828-5459
235 Chelsea Street
Castle Rock, CO
 
Parkway Wine And Spirits Inc
(303) 688-3896
572 East Castle Pines Parkway
Castle Rock, CO
 
Colorado Liquor
(866) 395-2130
11177 S. Dransfelt Road
Parker, CO
 
Pine Lane Discount Liquors
(303) 840-9292
12543 North Highway 83
Parker, CO
 
Pogue Mahone's Irish Pub
(720) 870-5720
17904 Cottonwood Dr
Parker, CO
 
Bubbles Liquor Mart
(303) 468-8100
675 Genoa Way
Castle Rock, CO
 
Village South Wine & Spirits Inc
(303) 660-4048
804 Ridge Road
Castle Rock, CO
 
Cottonwood Wine & Spirits Limited Inc
(303) 680-9463
17721 Cottonwood Drive
Parker, CO
 
Celtic House Pub
(303) 841-5454
16522 Keystone Blvd
Parker, CO
 
Lukas Liquor Superstore
(303) 792-2288
8457 South Yosemite
Lone Tree, CO
 

WesMar Russian River Pinot Noir

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WesMar Vineyards WesMar Winery was started in 2000 by husband and wife Kirk Wesley Hubbard and Denise Mary Selyem, both of whom previously worked with Russian River’s famous Williams & Selyem Winery. Their winery is ultra-boutique, consisting of 1500 square feet and no employees. We met Kirk and Denise while dining one evening at the Underwood Bar & Bistro in Graton in Sonoma County, and they promised to send us some of their wines, almost all of which are Pinot Noir. The wines are mainly sold through their mailing list, and they often sell out fast, so go to their website www.wesmarwinery.com if you’re interested in purchasing.

Winemaking at WesMar is very much a hands on, artisanal operation. Fermentation is done in five ton open-top stainless steel milk shipping containers with punch downs done by hand. Between 20 and 40 percent of the fruit is fermented whole cluster, and pressing is done with a bladder press once used for apples. The wines are aged in French oak for 11 months; between 50 and 70 percent of the barrels are new. Winemaking is done by gravity flow, and the wine is not filtered.

While the WesMar Pinot Noirs reflect the terroir of the different vineyards from which they are sourced, there is a house style here of nuanced wines, velvet smooth on the palate with a feminine character, the kind of Pinot Noir we love to drink and that combines well with modern cuisine. This is the first time we’ve tasted these wines. It surely won’t be the last.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley ($35) 89

There’s lovely purity of fruit in this wine from the nose to the finish. Medium light ruby in color, the wine is fruit forward with an attack of red cherries accompanied by a light earth note. The nicely balanced palate shows more pure red fruit and a touch of undergrowth, and it finishes very long.

WesMar 2007 Pinot Noir Balletto Vineyard Sonoma Coast ($40) 90

This medium light ruby colored is more focused than the ...

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Wine 'Doggy Bag' Regulations in Colorado

Section 12-47-421, Colorado Revised Statutes was amended to allow a licensed hotel or restaurant to permit a customer to reseal and remove "one opened container of partially consumed vinous liquor purchased on the premises as long as the original container did not contain more than 750 milliliters of vinous liquor."  The Colorado Division of Liquor Enforcement strongly encourages restaurateurs to put the bottle in a bag which is sealed to prevent opening until the patron is home.   They also suggest restaurants advise patrons of open container laws and check with local towns concerning this.