• Saturday Dec 29th – Sparkling Wines Tasting

    Saturday, December 29, 2018 – Sparkling Tasting Event

     

    90+ Cellars Lot 50 Prosecco, Veneto, Italy (1.5L) $24.99 

    Aromas of fresh peaches leap from the glass along with hints of ginger and lilac. Once sipped, a shower of foamy bubbles dance soulfully on the tip of your tongue and then burst into a medley of crisp citrus fruit.

    Sun+Moon Cueva D.O., La Mancha, Spain $19.99 

    Made from organic grapes.  Only 6 wineries in the world meet the criteria to make “Cueva” wines

    Lo Sparviere Franciacorta Saten NV, Lombardy, Italy $35.99 

    Floral bouquet and sensory qualities typical of the finest Chardonnays, which combine with Satèn’s classic creamy texture to create a palate that is full-volume and velvet-smooth.

    Champagne Jacquart Blanc de Blancs 2006, France $69.99 

    This cuvee produced from Chardonnay harvested from Premiers Cru vineyards in Champagne region of France.

    Esto di Piona Sparkling Rosé NV, Veneto $22.99 

    Fresh, floral fragrance, round, silky and harmonious wine with a fine mousse.

    Una Bubbly Rose NV, Austria $24.99

    A blend of Pinot Noir and Zweigelt. It has the richness and flavor of freshly baked strawberry shortcake. Svetlana’s favorite new sparkling Rosé

    Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir 2015 Willamette Valley, $35.99

    An incredibly well balanced and lush wine with beautiful structure and acidity. It is medium bodied, with fresh fruits of bright cherry and marionberry that mingle with notes of warming spices, rose petals, fresh turned earth, cola and tobacco.
    Food Pairings: Red meat dishes, various soft and hard matured cheeses.

    Herdade da Pimenta 2013, Alentejo, Portugal $14.99 

    This wine is deep ruby in color, with aromas of wood fruits, white flowers and chocolate. With subtle notes of spice and a nice concentration of smooth tannins, this wine leaves a pleasant and long finish on the palate. Blend: 50% Aragonez, 25% Touriga Franca, 25% Touriga Nacional.
    Food Pairings: Beef, pasta, veal and poultry

    Shannon Ridge Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Lake County, CA $27.99 

    This is an intense and full-bodied wine from top vineyard locations. The Red Hills AVA and volcanic soils provide ripe red fruits, bright cherry, anise, dark chocolate and soft tannins to the blend. Aromas of toasted bread, maple syrup and baking spices, then moves to red and black cherry flavors, with a sweet sensation on the palate. The texture is moderately tannic but easy to sip.
    Food Pairings: with a charming accent of oak, would perform beautifully with a juicy bone-in ribeye.

    Gamba Old Vines Zinfandel Family Ranches 2014, Russian River Valley, CA, $35.99 

    Notes of sandalwood and cedar in the nose are woven with aromas of red berry, black tea leaves and ripe tree stone fruit. On the palate, layers of ripe fruits, cherry, berry and nectarine are countered by subtle toasty oak components. The wine is nicely balanced, and complex, framed by an appropriate frame of acidity.
    Food Pairings: Baked ham. Teriyaki roasted ribs, braised lamb shanks in tomatoes, roasted potatoes, squash and carrots.

    Burmester White Port $23.99 

    Produced exclusively from white grapes, this port is crafted by blending different harvests. Initially aged in stainless steel vats, it is a very exotic, fresh and delicate wine. It is blended after three years. Its aromatic complexity and freshness make it an unforgettable experience.
    Food Pairings: Great on its own as an aperitif or with hors d’oeuvres

    Ca’Momi Ca’Secco Sparkling Wine NV, California, $15.99

    Irresistible aromas of apple, melon, and homemade dinner rolls introduce a lightly sparkling mouthful of tiny bubbles, sweet Fuji apples and citrus zest wrapped in a fluffy croissant. On the finish, the aromatics continue to evolve into a mellow apple brandy kissed with ginger.

    90+ Magic Door Champagne La Cle de la Femme, Champagne, France, $38.99 

    80% Pinot Meunier, 20% Chardonnay. Grape bunches are harvested from vines in the Marne Valley facing south and south east, and planted in sedimentary soils comprised of calcium, silica, and limestone. The wine is left on the lees for a minimum of 20 months. It expresses aromas of apple and white pear along with subtler notes of almond, buttered toast, and baking spices.

  • Saturday Dec 22nd – Tasting with Uncorked Wine Company

    Saturday, December 22, 2018 – Tasting with Uncorked Wine Company

     

    Charmigny Vouvray Reserve 2016, Loire Valley, France $22.99

    This Vouvray gives a sweet sensation with a dry finish on the palate. A concentration of rich flavors develops fruity aromas such as fresh grapes and ripe quinces. It also denotes a slight honey taste. Vouvray wines can be kept for many years.
    Food Pairings: This wine pairs well with goat cheese, white fish & soufflé.

    Charm Acres Chardonnay 2016, Sonoma Coast, CA $24.99

    The nose shows fresh flavors of lemons and nectarines accented with hints of vanilla, dried herbs, toasty oak and a touch of sea salt. The palate is bright and fresh with generous, juicy acidity supporting flavors of fresh peaches, lemon peel, and bananas that dance on the tongue with vibrant minerality.
    Food Pairings: Simple Seafood, Light Chicken Dishes and Salads

    Cave de Turckheim Tradition Gewurztraminer 2015, Alsace $26.99

    A wine of great finesse, ripeness and rose-petals and grapefruit aromas. Spicy complexity, delicately rich.
    Food Pairings: Ideal with difficult-to-pair foods, including sweet and spicy fare

    Pali Riviera Pinot Noir 2016, Sonoma, CA $24.99 

    Garnet, medium bodied, classic Sonoma County Pinot Noir with aromatics of fresh light red fruits (cherries and strawberries) leaping out of the glass, backed up with baking spices and hints of fresh-picked mushrooms and black tea. Flavors of sweet raspberries and cherries combine with anise, sweet oak and white pepper.
    Food Pairings: salmon or tuna, duck, quail, or pork.  It is also a great choice for moderately flavored cheeses like Gruyere, Gouda, and aged cheddar.

    Larchago Izarbe Gran Reserva 2005, Rioja, Spain $59.99 

    92 points Wine Enthusiast. Lightly smoked, minerally berry aromas are leathery and ripe, but perfectly healthy. The palate feels entirely in sync, with fine tannins and lasting acidity. Layered, earthy plum and berry flavors are spicy and show notes of vanilla and tobacco prior to a smooth finish. Drink through 2022. 100% Tempranillo.
    Food Pairings: Roasted lamb, venison, smoked meats

    Pilliteri Vidal Blanc Ice Wine $42.99

    A floral perfume combines with notes of smoke, sweet pineapple and candle wax on the nose and palate of this deep gold icewine. Vibrant acidity and a hint of bitter tangerine rind on the long finish add complexity and structure.
    Food Pairings:  superb on its own or with desserts and dark chocolates

    Foley Estate Rancho Santa Rosa Pinot Noir 2014, Sta. Rita Hills, CA $32.99 

    Heavy sagebrush and chaparral spices meet with cherry fruit and a touch of asphalt on the nose of this bottling. The palate is earthy with loam and juniper flavors, all woven into dark cranberry fruit.
    Food Pairings: Filet mignon, carpaccio

    Château La Rousselière Bordeaux 2012, Saint-Estephe, France $49.99 

    Top-quality barrel ageing gives the wine a refined touch of vanilla, coffee and cigar-box hints. Its dense mild and fine structure shows its perfect adjusted extraction. The finish has all the length and class of the great Saint-Estèphe.
    Food Pairings: Braised lamb with a white bean cassoulet, Filet mignon with a wild mushroom risotto, Stews.

    90+ Cellars Lot 150 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Napa Valley, CA $43.99 

    This collector’s series Lot 150 is from the legendary Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. It’s a classic Cabernet grown on mountainsides overlooking the sun-drenched valley. The wine sees 22 months of French Oak before being bottled. Full-bodied and dense with rich black currant and dark chocolate aromas mixed with subtler flavors of mint, anise and savory spice.
    Food Pairings: Beef, lamb, veal, poultry.

    Eagle Harbor Raptor 2013, Walla Walla Valley, WA $59.99 

    33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 33% Cab Franc, 1% Petite Verdot.  A Bordeaux style red blend. In the glass you’ll find black raspberry, cassis, dark plum, graphite and a hint of chocolate aromas. On the palate it is a mouthful, yet not heavy, for such a big wine. The black fruits shine through with moderately high tannins, and a surprisingly long finish.
    Food pairings: Beef, pasta, veal, poultry

    Mont Reaga Fata Morgana Late Harvest Merlot, Spain $65.99 

    Dark… mysterious… enchanting… Mont Reaga Fata Morgana Late is an experience unto itself. Intense, sweet and floral nose delivering aromas of quince, dried figs, raisins, blueberries and chocolate. Full-bodied with a rich, lush texture and just the right amount of sweetness. Serve lightly chilled.
    Food Pairings: Hard and soft cheeses, foie gras, chocolate.

  • Saturday Dec 15th – Holiday Grand Tasting

    Saturday, December 15, 2018 – Holiday Grand Tasting

     

    Paraiso Estate Chardonnay 2015, Monterey, California $22.99 

    Aromas of peach, lemon-lime and green apple with flavors of toasted nuts, nectarine and apple. A full rich mouth-feel with a long full-flavored finish.

    Sans Liege Cotes-du-Coast 2017, Santa Maria, CA, $31.99

    Blend: 41% Viognier, 26% Roussanne, 18% Marsanne, 15% Grenache Blanc. Jasmine, honeysuckle, donut peaches & freshly whipped vanilla cream, sweet white corn, buttered and salted sourdough, orange pith.

    Redentore Refosco 2015, Italy $23.99 

    Organic, No Added Sulfates. Hints of blackberry, licorice, melted dark chocolate and sandalwood; it is a dry, warm wine, with soft tannins and a long aftertaste.

    Carol Shelton Monga Zin, Old Vines 2016, Cucamonga Valley, CA, $24.99

    Organic. Grapes harvested from 100 years old and dry-farmed vineyard. Deep black cherry fruit, dried cranberry, orange zest, dusty vanilla-caramel oak, graham crackers, and cocoa.

    Sans Liege The Prophetess Santa Maria, CA, $49.99 

    73% Syrah, 27% Mourvèdre. 12 barrels made. Scents of confectionary blue fruit, cinnamon graham cracker, fennel, smoked meat, dark chocolate and plum hang in the air.

    Viera de Sousa 10 Years White Port, Portugal $47.99 

    A very elegant White Port wine with a high aromatic complexity elaborated with different lots of old White Port of great quality, aged in casks for more than 10 years.

    Eira Dos Mouros White 2016, Ribeiro, Spain 2016, $18.99 

    100% Treixadura. Fresh, vivid, and bright on the palate, with notes of exotic fruits and a beautiful minerality. Lovely purity of fruit; a touch of spiciness in the finish.

    Frick Cotes de Frick Blanc 2016, Dry Creek Valley CA $32.99 

    Organic. Grenache Blanc 66%; Viognier 34%. Fresh floral aromas of honeysuckle and white orchid. Ripe apple, apricot, mango, quince paste.   Chewy dried apricot and pear fruit in the long lingering finish.

    Helen and Joey Shiraz 2017, Yarra Valley, Australia $22.99 

    Lots of fresh blue fruit such as blueberries and elderberries, as well as plenty of fresh herbs and spices. Medium body, fresh acidity and a juicy finish.

    Gamba Zinfandel Starr Road Ranch Old Vines 2013, RRV $51.99

    Organic. Silky, vibrant, fruity full body and a seamless, appealing, medium-long raspberries, honeyed nuts, and chocolate mint finish.

    La Dama Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico 2013, Veneto $55.99 

    Tiny production from boutique winery. Classic-style Amarone – cherry, dried fig, cinnamon, clove and tobacco with a long, warm and silky finish.

    Punch Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Rutherford $83.99 

    Amazing Value for 1.5 L bottle.  Only 3 bottles for sale. Dark blackberry, cassis, black cherry, raspberry; the wine lingers on the palate with a historical hint of Rutherford dust.

    Banfi La Pettegola Vermentino 2016, Toscana IGT, Italy, $19.99

    Fruity aromas with notes of apricot, grapefruit, and spices. Taste: full-bodied, with a lively acidity which gives freshness and persistency on the finish.

    Infamous Goose Sauvignon Blanc 2017, New Zealand $15.99 

    Vibrant aromatics of gooseberry, blackcurrant bush and basil. Flavorful and harmonious palate of ripe citrus and nectarine with refreshing acidity providing great drinkability.

    Cecchi Chianti Classico Riserva 2014, Tuscany $29.99 

    Currant, black cherry, cedar and wild herb aromas and flavors highlight this powerful red. Best from 2018 through 2024

    The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Chile $17.99 

    Aromas of ripe blackberry and blueberry with a touch of vanilla; flavors are loaded with juicy currant, blackberry, and spice wrapped around a velvety texture.

    The Prisoner Wine Company Thorn Merlot 2013, Napa, California, $46.99

    Aromas of savory spice, black cherry, and mocha with cedar and blackberry. Elegant balance with flavors of black plum, hints of grilled rosemary and toasted oak.

    Mt Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Napa $275.99 

    Double magnum bottle (3L) – Limited!!!  82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Syrah. Aromas of black currant, followed by wet earth, mushroom, and caramelized sugar and dark chocolate.

    Stone Original Ginger Wine, England $16.99 

    Ginger wine is a fortified English wine to which ginger is added. This spicy character follows on the palate where its zest is quite noticeable but moderated by a softening sweetness.

    Croft 430th Anniversary Ruby Port $29.99 

    This wine exclusively created to celebrate The 430th Anniversary of the oldest port company in operation. “Croft is known for its Vintage Ports with opulent fruit aromas and silky tannins.

    Bellefleur Haute-Serre Malbec Brut Rose NV, France $36.99 

    Floral bouquet with hints of red fruit. The bubbles are fine and persistent, and the wine has a great deal of freshness as well as a beautiful long aftertaste