What's better than a mountain view?
A mountain view with a glass of wine in hand.
• Publick Red Wine - A custom zinfandel you'll l.o.v.e. if you're a fan of peppery notes (I am) and less fruit.
• Poudre River Red Table Wine - One of the more unique flavors on the menu, it's kind of like a cherry punched you in the face - in a good way. I tend to shy away from fruitier flavors, but I really liked the almost tartness of this one, finishing with some more mellow raisin notes. It's made with a blend including winery-grown Marquette grapes, a cold-hardy hybrid varietal.
• Grand Valley Tempranillo - Peppery and leathery notes round out this lovely wine, which I thought would pair really well with meatloaf.
• Grand Valley Merlot - My companion's favorite, and top of my list as well, this wine was drier than a normal Merlot - which is probably why I liked it. Really well balanced round notes of chocolate finished with a bit of plum. Easy drinking, but keeps your attention.
• Nutty Laporte Dessert Wine - Just for funsies! Not overly sweet, but satisfying as a dessert wine. Chocolate & hazelnut get the party started, with cherry and plum joining on the dance floor to round out the mix.
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