MILE HIGH'S WINE OF THE WEEK

The team at Mile High is working hard week after week to find you new and exciting wines.  Each week we bring you a new wine at a ridiculously low price.  Please note that these wines and their prices are limited with no rain checks or guaranteed stock.  Call (303) 936-0272 to pay for and hold bottles with a credit card.
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Mile High's "Wine of the Week": January 14th
La Viña del Bululú Organic Garnacha 2018
Regular Price: $16.99
Sale Price: $7.99
Sale End: 1/17/2021

Old vine, Organically farmed, Spanish Garnacha is a heck of a good treat! Garnacha, or Grenache if you prefer, is capable of producing such a wide range of different styles of wine from delicate, rosy Reds that mirror Rose to hearty, tannic monsters with virtually limitless aging potential. This week’s special, the organically farmed 2018 Bululú is an intriguing glass of wine. The first things you’ll notice are the relatively light color in the glass and the sleek nose of fresh cranberry relish and potpourri. But that’s where the pleasantries end. As soon as you have a sip the wine takes control. Sturdy tannins frame boisterous notes of blueberry liqueur, baking chocolate, and dried plums. As the sensation of firm tannin slowly relents between sips you’ll begin to experience the kind of intensity of minerality that is rarely witnessed in wines at ten times it’s modest price. The wine is pervasively sanguine with explosively granitic minerality, coaxed up through those ancient vines’ deep roots and into their lovingly tended fruit by winemakers who are deeply committed to producing a sincere expression of this vineyard in this vintage. This wine is not your friend. It is not likely to comfort you when you’re down. It is, however, some mighty darn expressive juice. Paired with a similarly hearty meal, it is sure to impress even the most devout lovers of traditional European Red. With no oak aging and quite a modest price you can even use it to deglaze the pan and keep the chef hydrated while she's slaving away over the hot stove. 
Food Pairing:
If there was ever a more appropriate wine created for pairing with rare steak then I haven’t run across it. Whether you’ve got sous vide filets or Wagyu carpaccio, you’re going to love the way this sanguine Red amplifies the flavor of the meat.
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 1/17/2021 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.
Mile High's "Wine of the Week": January 7th
Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Toro Tempranillo Crianza 2015
Regular Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $15.99
Sale End: 1/10/2021
Score: 90+ Robert Parker “Very drinkable and full of character. Bravo!”
Las Tierras de Javier Rodriguez Toro Tempranillo Crianza 2015

Toro is a tiny DO in Northern Spain that is renowned for producing some of the most intense, tannic Tempranillo in the world. This week we have a picture perfect example of Toro from the outstanding 2015 vintage. Javier Rodriguez is known for producing wonderfully lush, modern wines and his 2015 Toro delivers the kind of impressive intensity and purity of fruit that is sure to stop you dead in your tracks to contemplate it. The nose is roasty and dark with sultry scents of mocha, tar, Nag Champa, and ruby port fig reduction. Oh dang! Just typing that makes my mouth start watering! And that’s just the nose. The palate is broad shouldered and powerful with outstanding layers of black currant and blackberries encircled by the kind of minerality that you have to taste to believe. How in the world can those old vines impart that much slatey soil flavor in the finished wine? I honestly have no idea and, yet, there it is in shining glory, touching every facet of my palate and reminding me in no uncertain terms that this ain’t no California Red! It’s as Spanish as they come, folks. If you dig Old World Reds and you like ‘em with some oomph then this is your spot!
Food Pairing:
If, like me, you’ve been fixing a bunch of hearty, slow cooked meals then you need to grab a bunch of this 2015 Toro because this stuff is custom built for pairing with a big meal. You are going to love the way that the fruit feels rich and opulent but the minerality and tannin keeps it serious and gives it some cut. Drink this beauty over the next 5 years with stews, roasts, and braises. It is going to make you all sorts of happy!
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 1/10/2021 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.
Mile High's "Wine of the Week": December 17th
Vieux Château des Rocs Cuvée Tradition Lussac Saint-Émilion 2016
Regular Price: $39.99
Sale Price: $17.99
Sale End: 12/27/2020
Score: 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Vieux Château des Rocs Cuvée Tradition Lussac Saint-Émilion 2016

Drinking a great bottle of Bordeaux is such a joy! Unlike many domestic wines I taste, the sense of balance is so evident in well made Bordeaux. The nose is effusive but not contrived. The palate offers wonderful fruit, never even bordering on being fruity. The finish has supple, engaging length while still retaining the levity that feels so clean and stimulating. Vieux Château des Rocs marries firm tannic intensity with wonderfully ripe fruit in a way that can only be achieved in vintages as good as the 2016. Roast plums and smashed black cherries lead the attack while more supple notes of cassis and myrtille liqueur sit just behind, waiting patiently to take up the cause. The engaging, multi-dimensional finish is guaranteed to keep you returning to it for sip after sip, bearing witness as impressive notions of graphite, tar, and cigar humidor make fleeting appearances. This is the kind of wine that will age gracefully, developing more and more tertiary characteristics with each passing year. Buy a few bottles and then make plans to return to them like your favorite passages in literature, knowing that each passing day will further deepen your connection to and understanding of them.
Food Pairing:
A hearty young Bordeaux like the 2016 Vieux Château des Rocs will pair up remarkably well with a wide range of meals because it offers a perfect mix of fruit and spice without ever getting heavy or coating. Whether your plans are for a classic prime rib roast or something a bit different like the roast acorn squash we had last night that was stuffed with curried red lentils, diced chicken thighs, dried apricots, and blanched haricot verts, this is the kind of wine that will hold your food up on a pedestal creating real synergy with each passing bite and sip.
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 12/27/2020 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.
Mile High's "Wine of the Week": December 10th
Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2016
Regular Price: $29.99
Sale Price: $19.99
Sale End: 12/13/2020
Score: 93 Points James Suckling, 93 Points Robert Parker, 93 Points Wine Spectator, 93 Points Decanter
Barone Ricasoli Brolio Chianti Classico Riserva 2016

Chianti Classico Riserva is among the most respected designations in the entire world of Red wine. Drinking a great Riserva affords unobstructed access to the bounty of the Tuscan countryside creating a wine drinking experience that transcends mere swirling and sipping. Buoyant scents of strawberry puree and crushed cherries are juxtaposed against darker hints of tar, cedar chest, and toasty oak in the kind of nose that lures you in, gently offering you enough to get you hooked without ever exposing all of its secrets. The palate is similarly layered with a real sense of tension between the youthful red berry fruit on the entry and the intriguing black fruit and mineral on the finish. This seeming incongruity is one of the things that is sure to make you come back for sip after sip as you try to touch the void between primary and tertiary, real and imagined. Don’t you love it when a wine has the capacity to engage your senses like that? Whether you drink it tonight alongside a hearty square of steaming lasagna or you cellar it for 10 years so that you can delight in its maturation, this is the kind of wine that is sure to reward you with each swirl, snif, and sip. Buy this one with confidence!
Food Pairing:
This young Riserva is imbued with the classic mix of levity and power making it a fantastic wine for food. It will feel completely alive alongside something as simple as a side of broiled salmon with dijon, fresh parsley, and panko. But it has more than enough giddyup to stand up to richer meals like lasagna or spaghetti bolognese.
You MUST mention this special or print it out to receive the price on the above wine.
This price expires 12/13/2020 at 6pm and is limited to in-store quantities.
No rain checks given. Call (303) 936-0272 to reserve bottles with a credit card.

 

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