April Newsletter
It's Spring!
With the arrival of warmer weather, we have the arrival of our ROSÉ Wines!
 All of our rosé wine is on sale- 15% off for 6 bottles or more, & 20% off 12 bottles or more!
Take advantage of this special sale & stock up for the season ahead.






Upcoming Special Events


Friday, April 22nd at 6pm at Wheatleigh-Leading Hotel of the World
Michael Mondavi Family Estate Wine Dinner

Nejaime's Wine Cellars is pleased to present this exclusive event, featuring the famous and prestigious wines of the Michael Mondavi Family Estate/Folio Wine Partners portfolio. Perfectly paired with the award-winning cuisine of Wheatleigh's Chef Jeffrey Thompson and guided by Sommelier and New England Area Sales Manager for Folio Fine Wine Partners Shane Lessard, this is a wine dinner not to be missed.

$145 per person, includes tax and gratuity.
Please call Wheatleigh at (413) 637-0610 for reservations.

Menu: TBA

Reception Wine:
Charles Heidsieck Rose Brut Reserve

1st Course:
Oberon Sauvignon Blanc 2014

2nd Course:
Emblem Napa Valley Cabernet 2013
Emblem Oso Vineyard Cabernet 2011

3rd Course:
Animo Cabernet 2011

4th Course:
"M" by Michael Mondavi 2010
"M" by
Michael Mondavi 2012

For four generations, the Mondavi family has nurtured the land of Napa Valley with sustainable winegrowing practices, and Michael Mondavi Family Estate continues to uphold the highest standards, working with vineyards farmed using sustainable and organic practices, in order to ensure a healthy and beautiful Napa Valley for generations to come. Michael Mondavi Family Estates is both Certified Fish Friendly, and a Certified Napa County Green Vineyard and Winery. With his son Rob Mondavi, Jr. at the winemaking helm, a
long with winemaker Tony Coltrin, Michael and his family craft a collection of world-class wines of unsurpassed varietal character and balance.

Michael Mondavi is widely credited with helping to establish and build the Napa Valley wine industry as we know it. Drafted into the family business immediately following his college graduation, Michael often spent two thirds of the year traveling, promoting Mondavi wines and the Napa Valley wine industry in general.

When Michael was eleven years old, his grandfather Cesare Mondavi – who was also a California winemaker – told Michael that his most important job was to leave the soil in his vineyard in healthier condition than when he received it from his father and uncle. That early advice has guided Michael’s approach to winemaking and natural
farming.

Michael Mondavi’s career began in 1966 when he and his father Robert co-founded the Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley.

In 1999 Michael Mondavi, his wife Isabel and their two adult children Rob and Dina, collectively purchased a plot of rugged Manzanita lined land high on Atlas Peak and began establishing a vineyard, thereby founding Michael Mondavi Family Estate. In 2004 they launched Folio Fine Wine Partners. Both companies sprung from Michael’s strong belief and vision – developed over decades of experience in the industry and – that the best wines in the world come from family-owned and managed producers.

 
After years of toiling behind the scenes as both a winemaker and an executive, in 2008 Michael launched the first wine that bears his own name, M by Michael Mondavi, a single vineyard 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from his own Animo vineyard, located at a high elevation in the Foss Valley microclimate atop Atlas Peak in the Napa Valley. The wine serves as a personal expression of Michael’s devotion to Napa Valley, his family, and the art of fine winemaking.
Michael and his wife Isabel reside in Napa, near their children Rob Mondavi, Jr. and Dina, and their respective families.






Wednesday, May 18th at 6:30pm at Ventfort Hall
Olivier Humbrecht of Domaine Zind Humbrecht Wine Seminar


Join Nejaime's Wine Cellars May 18th, 2016 at 6:30pm at the historic (and beautiful!) Ventfort Hall for a seminar not to be missed.

World-renowned winemaker and owner Olivier Humbrecht will be personally guiding you through three flights (nine wines) from his family's award-winning vineyard Domaine Zind-Humbrecht of Alsace, France.

Olivier Humbrecht is the second winemaker in the world to attain Master of Wine status, and he comes to us on his way to being the 2016 Guest of Honor at the prestigious Nantucket Wine Festival. With degrees from the Ecole Supérieure d’Agriculture de Purpan and Université d’Oenologie de Toulouse in Agriculture and Oenology, respectively, Olivier earned his Master of Wine certification in 1989. That same year, he took over winemaking from his father, continuing an unbroken lineage that extends back to the year 1620.

$40 per person, served with cheese and charcuterie. Please call Nejaime's Wine Cellars at (413) 637-2221 for reserv
ations. There will be an optional guided tour available of the house scheduled before the seminar at 4:30pm for $15 per person; please mention if you would like to attend the tour when making reservations for the seminar. Be advised that you must call to make your reservation.

The Nejaime's Wine Cellars Historic Wine Seminar Series combines phenomenal wines in the beautiful surrounds of historic estates and museums in the Berkshires. A portion of the ticket price is donated to the site so that they may continue to safekeep these national treasures.




April Recommendations
12 Bottles for Only $99!

Each month, Joe and our wine buyers handpick and create a mixed case of the best values in wines on the market. They choose some of our classic best-sellers, and new wines that we know are sure to become classics.






Copos Garnacha Tinto Red
(Catalunya, Spain) A dry red wine, deep red cherry color verging on maroon. Aromas of fresh fruit, sweet spices and wild touches. In the mouth it is fleshy, potent, full-bodied, with mature tannins and hints of caramelized fruits. A great wine to serve with steaks or burgers.






Terra de Touros
(Tejo, Portugal) Sweet, red berry fruits come through the firmer tannins. An unusual blend of Pinot Noir and Touriga Nacional, it has plenty of acidity, delicious juiciness and touches of wood at the end. It's not for long term agin
g, but ready to drink now.





McManis Cabernet Sauviginon
(Lodi, California) Dark garnet in color with a bouquet that is full of dark berry fruit, such as blueberry, blackberry and black cherry. Oak aging has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. This round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavors as promised by the olfactory. The fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the tongue long after the wine has been ingested.






Honoro Vera Rosé (Calatayud, Spain) Ripe and tropical fruit, melon, and
soft berries with a bit of bubblegum. Light blush in color, it leans heavily toward watermelon on the palate. It is simple, but juicy and with just enough acidity. This pairs wonderfully with soft cheeses and fruits.







Ca Stella Pinot Grigio (Friuli, Italy) Pale golden in hue, with heady aromas of fresh fruit, crushed flowers and some notes of pear. On the palate, it is refreshing and vi
brant, with ripe green fruit flavors, a touch of minerality and good acidity. Great with pastas and chicken.






Bel Creme de Lys Chardonnay (Central Coast, California) Slow down, exhale, and enjoy this rich, creamy chardonnay. The winemaker chose California vineyards that yield incredibly lush flavors of tropical fruit, baked apple and citrus. Sur lie aging gives this wine its soft, creamy style. Use of primarily French oak adds hints of vanilla and crème brûlée on the finish, making this wine the perfect reward at the end of the day.







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