At Highland Park Liquors we feel that wine should offer a couple of key sensations to the consumer. One is a sense of pleasure; enjoyment. The other is to offer an experience; a memorable moment in time.
The world is full of ordinary wines. What the French call "vin ordinare"; ordinary wine. The British have a charming word for it; "plonk." It is cheap wine for everyday use. Any store you enter will have these wines.
We believe that extra effort and knowledge on our part allows us to offer a very high quality wine selection which can offer pleasure and experience and do so at very reasonable prices.
Come in and talk to our wines manager. He spent 35 years in Sonoma and knows personally many of the people who produce the wines that we carry. In addition he worked at the legendary Beaulieu Vineyard ("BV") in Napa Valley for almost 10 years. At BV he was routinely chosen to work with celebrity chefs, high profile business executives and quests including ranking members of the French and British governments.
Voltaire said "The best is the enemy of the good," ("Le mieux est l'ennemi du bien"). He wasn't talking about wine. But he may as well have been.
Highland Park Liquors offers the best wine selection for the price; not just good wines.
We carry 400 distinct wines. There are more than 4,300 wineries in just California and more than 10,500 in the US. All make multiple products. No retailer can carry all the wonderful choices in the world of wine.
We chose to carry a selection of "value-priced" wines that are popular in Greeley. In addition, we carry a selection of "premium wines" and "estate wines" that have been carefully chosen for their distinct nature and very high quality.
We can order almost any wine for you. But, if you don't see your favorite let us offer an alternative.
Enjoy wine! Discover something new.
We've just brought in an absolutely fabulous red wine. It is the Neyers Vineyard Left Bank Red. You may recall Bruce Neyers' name from his 17 year relationship with Joseph Phelps wines.
This is a traditional Bordeaux-style wine from the Napa Valley, produced entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown in Neyers' organically-farmed vineyards. Most of the vines are 25 years-old. Yields were barely two tons per acre. The finished wine is lush and deeply aromatic, with traces of cassis, raspberry and cedar. There's a softness that is especially attractive right now, and the wine is complex enough to turn a lot of heads.
"Puts zesty raspberry and wild berry at the forefront for immediate appeal and then keeps the foot on the pedal, with flavors gaining velocity and picking up tannic muscle. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2028."
92 PTS" - James Laub, Wine Spectator
Aromas of bright cherries, dark fruit, spice and ripe plum. The palate is medium-bodied and showcases hints of black currant and tobacco while ending in a supple finish. Flavors of cedar infused with blueberry abound. This is the perfect "everyday" wine.
The Ceja family is the epitome of the American dream. Ceja Vineyards is an ultra premium Latino family owned winery. Through hard work the family progressed from being vineyard workers to highly respected growers and winemakers working their own 113 acres.
70% Pinot Noir, 20% Syrah & 10% Merlot
LOS CARNEROS, NAPA VALLEY
Organic - CCOF Certified Vineyards
This aromatic, supple, yet vibrant proprietary cuvée of the classic Bordeaux varieties of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon is full of red berry notes backed by dried violet, fennel or bayleaf like herbs with a subtle spiciness reminiscent of cinnamon or clove. It is an elegantly rich wine with just a suggestion dark chocolate and fully ripened yet moderately firm tannin for staying power on both your palate and the cellar. This wine over delivers in the pleasure department.
"Exuberant." Swirling aromas of plum, raspberry, strawberry, sandalwood and cocoa powder followed by a palate bursting with fruit, and a full, round texture. The finish is ripe and rich, with a lingering sensation of pleasing silky tannins. The 2012 is an expansive mouth-filling style.
• Wine Enthusiast - 91 "Joined by 8% Cabernet Sauvignon, this stellar wine from an almost 50-50 Napa-Sonoma divide delivers big flavor and tannin and yet exudes vibrant juicy plum and blueberry, keeping it grounded and alive. Silky through and through, it's complex in dark chocolate and a touch of dried herbs. Editors' Choice."
• The Wine Advocate - 90 "The outstanding 2012 Merlot is composed of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 18 months in 40% new French oak. There are 5,350 cases. It exhibits a classic Merlot bouquet of coffee beans, white chocolate, mocha, black cherries and plums. This lush, heady, sexy, medium to full-bodied Merlot can be consumed over the next 7-8 years."