• Saturday, Jan 26th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Saturday, January 26th, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

    Hopler Pinot Blanc 2017, Austria $20.99

    Hints of stone and fresh pear juice on a superslender, light-footed body create an immensely inviting, easy-drinking but very fruity white which has mass appeal. Lightness, full fruit and freshness that finishes with a moreish grapefruit-zesty lick.

    Food Pairings: shellfish, mild and soft cheese and cured meat

    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.

    Food Pairings: Poached Salmon in butter sauce, roasted chicken, pasta in creamy sauce, cheese based salads such Caesar or chicken salad.

    Hopler Pinot Noir 2017, Austria $23.99

    Color: Ruby red with tinges of ocher Nose: Aromas of oranges, herbs and tobacco leaves Palate: Silky, aromatic and long finish Food: A perfect match with chanterelles, lamb and duck, glazed ham and lentil curry.

    Ruca Malen Terroir Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Mendoza $20.99

    What herbal berry aromas this wine has evaporate fast, replaced by oaky clove and other spice notes. Iron tight and tannic, the wine draws on the cheeks. Spiced-up plum flavors set up a rugged finish with hard tannins and spicy berry residuals. Serve with beef or BBQ; it needs it.

    Merriam Merlot 2014 “Windacre Estate”, Russian River Valley, CA $35.99

    This Merlot has a beautiful garnet color and aromas of black cherry, plum and cedar. Very fruit forward with hints of blackberry and vanilla. An expansive palate with a long lingering finish of warm berry pie.

    Food Pairings: Steak with blue cheese, Lamb burgers, roast chicken with thyme and onion.

    Carol Shelton Petite Sirah 2014, California $39.99

    Inky blue-purple in color, sweet black raspberry jammy fruit—yum! Dark chocolatey oak spice, bright acidity but very juicy-supple, bit of warm vanilla at finish, structured tannins for aging.

    Food Pairings: Short ribs, hamburgers and BBQ

    American Vintage California Red Blend, 2015, CA $42.99

    Blend: 65% Zinfandel, 35% Petite Sirah. The bold ripeness of the Zinfandel is well-balanced with the blue-black notes of the Petite Sirah. On the nose, you are greeted with the essence of blackberry pie, black cherry, graphite and a hint of herbaceousness. On the palate, this wine is inky and thick while maintaining brightness and balance.

    Food Pairings: Beef, BBQ, Aged gouda

  • Saturday, Jan 19th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Saturday, January 19th, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana 

    Familia Mayol Garnacha Blanca 2017, Mendoza, Argentina $19.99

    Pale yellow color with bright tones. Very floral and fruity with a hint of citrus. White flowers with apple, melon and peach flavors are backed by mineral notes and crisp acidity.

    Food Pairings: Appropriate for any kind of fish, shellfish, light pastas, chicken and medium soft cheeses.

    Cantina La Vis Chardonnay Classico, Trentino, Italy $16.99

    A young but complex wine, it possesses a distinctive elegance and freshness.  Pale yellow in color with traces of green, it has a pleasing bouquet and fruity notes of golden apple and pineapple.  The flavor is full and well balanced.

    Food Pairings: Pasta,Shelfish, Mature and hard cheese, Lean fish, Cured Meat

    Shannon Reserve Chardonnay 2016, Lake County, CA $27.99

    Aromas of toasted marshmallows and caramel apples fill your senses. The palate is bright with green apple, sweet peach, lemon rind, and finishes with lush vanilla oak notes.  An enticing aroma of toasted oak meets spicy ripe peach and pear flavors in this full-bodied luxuriously creamy wine. It has vanilla, nutmeg and ginger notes and a mouth-coating texture that is also well supported by acidity. Oaky, yes; delicious and balanced, also yes.

    Food Pairings:  Pair its beautifully ripened core fruits and oak accents with bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs in a morel reduction sauce.

    Stonestreet Chardonnay 2012, Estate Vineyards, Sonoma, CA $41.99

    The 2012 Chardonnay, made from Dijon clones. It delivers a distinct mineral backbone alongside a strong citrus element. Tangerine and marmalade emerge first from the glass, opening to a palate that cascades through peach and ocean spray—all culminating in a finish with surprising grip and acidity. It should drink well for 4-6 years.

    Food Pairings: Scallops in cream sauce, pasta carbonara, chicken risotto, baby artichoke and parmesan salad.

    Ironside Pinot Noir 2016 Reserve, Monterey, CA $24.99

    This jammy pinot is bold with cassis and dark cherry notes, drinking more like a cabernet than a pinot noir. Baking spice, chocolate, and licorice candy notes give it a distinctly California feeling.

    Food Pairings: can be enjoyed on its own, or with a wide range of cuisine, particularly salmon, roast lamb, or salads with cheeses and nuts.

    Jorge Ordoñez & Co. Rotunda Old Vines Garnacha 2013, Spain $13.99

    Dark inky in color. Tight on the nose with blackberries, plums, cherries, and vanilla. Full bodied, fruit forward on the palate with plums, blackberries, blueberries, earth, vanilla, licorice, baking spice, tobacco, cinnamon, cherries and peppercorn.

    Food Pairings: Pairs well with rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.

    Barra Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, Mendocino, California $25.99

    This Cabernet has plenty of dark cherry fruit complemented by complex notes of fennel, sage, and other herbs.  The tannins are firm but balanced, and aging for twelve months in French oak has made them smooth and round.  The wine finishes with intriguing hints of brambles and forest floor.

    Food Pairings:  Grilled duck breast, braised short-ribs, porcini mushrooms

    Owen Roe Rosa Mystica Cabernet Franc 2015, Washington State $34.99

    An uplifting nose is bursting with aromas of strawberry, green pepper, cocoa powder and spice. The palate is very soft and textural with dried fruit notes, subtle hints of oak and vanilla. The dried fruit notes linger with hints of baking spices, velvety mouthfeel and firm tannins. 

    Food Pairings: Beef short ribs braised in red wine and herbs, Cassoulet, Moroccan lamb barbecue, and beef stew.

    Burmester Ruby Port, Portugal $23.99

    This is Burmester’s classic Ruby Port, rich in simmering spice notes (think cinnamon and nutmeg) dusted over sweet stewed plums.

    Food Pairings:  Aperitive, nuts, cheeses(blue) and desserts

  • Wednesday, Jan 16th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

    Familia Mayol Garnacha Blanca 2017, Mendoza, Argentina $19.99

    Pale yellow color with bright tones. Very floral and fruity with a hint of citrus. White flowers with apple, melon and peach flavors are backed by mineral notes and crisp acidity.

    Food Pairings: Appropriate for any kind of fish, shellfish, light pastas, chicken and medium soft cheeses.

    Cantina La Vis Chardonnay Classico, Trentino, Italy $16.99

    A young but complex wine, it possesses a distinctive elegance and freshness.  Pale yellow in color with traces of green, it has a pleasing bouquet and fruity notes of golden apple and pineapple.  The flavor is full and well balanced.

    Food Pairings: Pasta, Shellfish, Mature and hard cheese, Lean fish, Cured Meat

    Ironside Pinot Noir 2016 Reserve, Monterey, CA $24.99

    This jammy pinot is bold with cassis and dark cherry notes, drinking more like a cabernet than a pinot noir. Baking spice, chocolate, and licorice candy notes give it a distinctly California feeling.

    Food Pairings: can be enjoyed on its own, or with a wide range of cuisine, particularly salmon, roast lamb, or salads with cheeses and nuts.

    Jorge Ordoñez & Co. Rotunda Old Vines Garnacha 2013 $13.99

    Dark inky in color. Tight on the nose with blackberries, plums, cherries, and vanilla. Full bodied, fruit forward on the palate with plums, blackberries, blueberries, earth, vanilla, licorice, baking spice, tobacco, cinnamon, cherries and peppercorn.

    Food Pairings: Pairs well with rice, pasta, (noodles, spaghetti, macaroni), vegetables, mushroom, stewed meat, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, short or medium cheeses.

    Owen Roe Rosa Mystica Cabernet Franc 2015, Washington State $34.99

    An uplifting nose is bursting with aromas of strawberry, green pepper, cocoa powder and spice. The palate is very soft and textural with dried fruit notes, subtle hints of oak and vanilla. The dried fruit notes linger with hints of baking spices, velvety mouthfeel and firm tannins. 

    Food Pairings: Beef short ribs braised in red wine and herbs, Cassoulet, Moroccan lamb barbecue, and beef stew.

    Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2017, South Africa $14.99

    More fun than your typical Shiraz, this fresh, fruity, semi-sweet wine displays aromas and flavors of ripe blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with dark chocolate undertones. Refreshing and approachable with the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity.

    Food Pairings:  A great aperitif and pairs equally well with both savory and sweet foods. Best served slightly chilled.

    Burmester Ruby Port, Portugal $23.99

    This is Burmester’s classic Ruby Port, rich in simmering spice notes (think cinnamon and nutmeg) dusted over sweet stewed plums.

    Food Pairings:  Aperitive, nuts, cheeses(blue) and desserts

  • Saturday, Jan 12th – WOM & Dessert Wine Tasting

    Saturday, January 12th, 2019 – WOM & Dessert Wine Tasting

    Bellingham Chenin Blanc Old Vine 2016, South Africa $29.99

    Golden hued and full bodied, with melon, lush pear, honeysuckle and spicy baked apple aromas. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavors, as they combine to form complex flavors with rich texture to enhance even spicy and full-flavored meals.

    Ninety Plus Cellars Lot 130 Chardonnay 2015, Russian River Valley, CA $18.99

    Pour a glass and you’ll discover a brilliant golden liquid overflowing with aromas of crisp green apple pineapple. Take a sip and you’ll find yourself on a trip to Creme Brulee heaven on the Starfruit Enterprise. It has a creamy, full-bodied texture, but enough creaminess to make your mouth water for another sip.

    Food Pairings: Grilled corn on the cob and chili lime butter, crispy fried chicken.

    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.

    Food Pairings: Rich ossobuco, and risotto Milanese

    Domaine Roger Perrin Châteauneuf-Du-Pape Red 2014, Rhone, France $46.99

    Nose of red and black fruits, Provencal spices (garrigue), peppery, a touch of vanilla with some gamey nuances. Always very complex nose. Very fine tannins. The palate is full and generous with a very long finish. A nice touch of freshness on the finish and a remarkable balance.

    Food Pairings: Lamb, pork, poultry

    Cycles Gladiator Petite Sirah, Central Coast, California $15.99

    Blueberry, blueberry, and more blueberry on the nose with hints of cinnamon and cedar in the background. Lush and sweet with layers of black fruits that wrap around the tongue. Melting tannins that leave the impression of milk chocolate coat the mouth. Blueberry motor oil that will stain your soul.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Lamb and Game

    Gibbs Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California $33.99

    With small additions of Petit Verdot and Merlot, this is a robust, full-bodied and affordable red that’s thickly tannic at first before allowing a defined sense of vanilla oak and black cherry to speak in unison.

    Food Pairings: Blue cheese burgers, Rosemary Lamb shanks, Moussaka, Beef stew. Filet mignon

    Doktor Mango Moscato 2017, Piedmont, Italy $14.99

    Doktor Mango Moscato is a delicious blend of Italian Moscato and fresh mango. A natural infusion of mango inside the wine develop deep tropical notes balanced by a crisp acidity and natural sweetness. ABV 5.5%

    Food Pairings: Sweet desserts, White Stilton with Mango and Ginger

    Jorge Ordonez Co. 2014 Victoria Moscatel, Malaga, Spain $27.99

    Honey, candied fruits, white flowers, and distinct minerality. Brilliant yellow hue. Fresh and intense, with a mix of sensations of freshly peeled apple, orange peel, bee pollen and aromatic herbs. Concentrated, fat but refreshing. Long finish.

    Food Pairings: Chili’s and hot, spicy foods

    Isodi Vin Santo 2009, Tuscany, Italy $47.99

    Made with dried grapes—67% Malvasia and 33% Trebbiano—this meditation wine opens with intense aromas of maple syrup, carob and crushed raw almond. The concentrated palate doles out dried apricot, chestnut honey and toasted hazelnut while fresh acidity balances the sweet flavors.

    Food Pairings: Biscotti, fruit/pecan pies, ginger desserts, dark chocolate, gorgonzola/blue cheeses, honey ham, figs, rich pates, and Foie Gras

    Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2017, South Africa $14.99

    More fun than your typical Shiraz, this fresh, fruity, semi-sweet wine displays aromas and flavors of ripe blueberries, blackberries and raspberries with dark chocolate undertones. Refreshing and approachable with the perfect balance between sweetness and acidity.

    Food Pairings:  A great aperitif and pairs equally well with both savory and sweet foods. Best served slightly chilled.

    Burmester Ruby Port, Portugal $23.99

    This is Burmester’s classic Ruby Port, rich in simmering spice notes (think cinnamon and nutmeg) dusted over sweet stewed plums.

    Food Pairings:  Aperitive, nuts, cheeses(blue) and desserts

    Vinedo de Los Vientos Alcyone Tannat Dessert Wine, Uruguay $41.99

    Intense, rich wine with flavors of sweet prunes, dried figs and chocolate. Exotic, delicious with chocolate desserts, and definitely worth a try! Great for Valentine’s Day!

    Food Pairings:  Chocolate Desserts

    Cantina La Vis Chardonnay Classico, Trentino, Italy $16.99

    A young but complex wine, it possesses a distinctive elegance and freshness.  Pale yellow in color with traces of green, it has a pleasing bouquet and fruity notes of golden apple and pineapple.  The flavor is full and well balanced.

    Food Pairings: Pasta, Shellfish, Mature and hard cheese, Lean fish, Cured Meat

    Monte Real Crianza de Familia, Spain $19.99

    Delicate fresh aromas that maintain the fruitiness and expression of the grape variety and the terroir, beautifully blending with ageing notes in harmony and balance.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Lamb, Veal and Poultry

  • Wednesday, Jan 9th, WOM Tasting

    Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 – Wines of the Month Tasting 

    Bellingham Chenin Blanc Old Vine 2016, South Africa $29.99 

    Golden hued and full bodied, with melon, lush pear, honeysuckle and spicy baked apple aromas. This wine is a great example of the harmonious balance which can be achieved between fruit and delicate oak/vanilla flavors, as they combine to form complex flavors with rich texture to enhance even spicy and full-flavored meal.

    Domaine de la Damase Grenache 2017, Rhone Valley $17.99

    Organically farmed. Alluvial terrace overlaid with chalky gravel with blue clay. Fermentation with natural yeasts in concrete tanks. 100% whole cluster. No fining or filtering before bottling. It is intended to be a simple, straight-forward, fruit-forward, earth-forward southern Rhone Valley Grenache.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Mature and hard cheeses

    Gibbs Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Napa Valley, California $33.99

    With small additions of Petit Verdot and Merlot, this is a robust, full-bodied and affordable red that’s thickly tannic at first before allowing a defined sense of vanilla oak and black cherry to speak in unison.

    Food Pairings: Blue cheese burgers, Rosemary Lamb shanks, Moussaka, Beef stew. Filet mignon

    Cycles Gladiator Petite Syrah, Central Coast, California $15.99

    Blueberry, blueberry, and more blueberry on the nose with hints of cinnamon and cedar in the background. Lush and sweet with layers of black fruits that wrap around the tongue. Melting tannins that leave the impression of milk chocolate coat the mouth. Blueberry motor oil that will stain your soul.

    Food Pairings: Beef, Lamb and Game

    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.

    Food Pairings: Rich ossobuco, and risotto Milanese

    Doktor Mango Moscato NV, Italy $14.99

    Doktor Mango Moscato is a delicious blend of Italian Moscato and fresh mango. A natural infusion of mango inside the wine develop deep tropical notes balanced by a crisp acidity and natural sweetness.

    Food Pairings: Sweet desserts, mango ginger stilton cheese

  • Saturday Jan 5th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Saturday, January 5th, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

     

    Esporao Estate Alandra White 2015, Alentejo, Portugal, $11.99

    Crystal clear color. Floral, fragrant and delicate, with lime and citrus aromas enhancing a fresh, fruity and well balanced palate. Grapes: Vaz, Perrum, and Arinto
    Food Pairings:  Seafood dishes.

     

    Viña Tabalí Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva 2017, Limarí Valley, Chile $17.99 

    Intense, complex and elegant on the nose with citric notes and gentle green pepper aromas. The palate shows great volume with crisp, high acidity giving chalky minerality and a fresh, long, fruity finish.
    Food Pairings: Vegetables, oysters, seafood, fish, appetizers, and grilled chicken.

     

    Don Pascual Viognier Reserve 2013, Uruguay, $17.99 

    Weighty and rich, but the melon core to this Uruguayan Viognier is solid. The palate pumps round apple with walnut shadings, and the finish goes to melon, papaya and banana.
    Food Pairing: grilled shrimp with tropical fruit salsa, Thai dishes with mild curries and coconut milk, pumpkin curry, pizza with fresh mozzarella, lobster and scallops in a pear vinegar cream sauce, and smoked trout.

     

    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

     

    Undone Pinot Noir 2013, Rheinhessen, Germany $14.99

    A kiss of violet mingles with bright red cherry and strawberry aromas on this elegant yet approachable wine. It’s juicy and concentrated with sunny red-berry flavor, but fresh with acidity and the moderately long finish.
    Food Pairings: salmon or tuna, duck, or pork.  It is also a great choice for moderately flavored cheeses like Gruyere, Gouda, and aged cheddar.

     

    Ninety+Cellars Lot 27 Barbera D’Alba, Piedmont $17.99 

    Rated 92 points by Beverage Tasting Institute: “Best Buy”. A light, fresh red wine that has delightful aromas of raspberries, black cherry, blackberry and clove. It is dry but full of fruit and a perfect every day Italian red.
    Food Pairings: Perfect with all pasta dishes, pizza, chicken, lamb, beef and soft cheeses.

     

    Tutunjian Carmenere Single Vineyard 2015, Chile $19.99

    From start to finish, the touches of tobacco, and red and black cherries intermingle, producing a great potency in the mouth. It possesses a generous body with smooth and friendly tannins. It is a well-rounded wine with a juicy and lingering finish.
    Food Pairings: This Carmenere pairs well with grilled red meats such as a variety of beef steaks and cuts, lamb, and bison.

     

    Cedar & Salmon Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, Washington State $27.99 

    Sourced from the hilly terrain of Washington, our Horse Heaven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is dark ruby in color and spice driven in aroma with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. A soft entry onto the palate leads to rich black cherry, black currant and dark chocolate flavors.
    Food Pairings:  This rich Cabernet Sauvignon has the backbone to stand up to a well-seasoned beef roast, a hearty lasagna with Bolognese sauce, or lamb burgers with blue cheese crumbles.

     

    Brady Vineyard Petite Syrah 2015, Paso Robles, California $24.99 

    Rich and luxurious, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, and black pepper with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent texture and savory berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied with balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish.
    Food Pairings:  Enjoy by itself, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses and with dishes with rich flavorful sauces.

     

    Burmester White Port, Portugal $23.99 

    Produced exclusively from white grapes, this wine is obtained by blending different harvests. Initially aged in stainless steel vats, it is blended after 3 years. It is a very exotic, fresh and delicate wine. Its aromatic complexity and a Baume of 3º make it an unforgettable experience.
    Food Pairings: Excellent apéritif, to be served chilled. Bleu cheese, sweet desserts.

     

    Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout, NY Limited Release!  $2.50 

    A Russian Imperial Stout brewed since 1994, our Black Chocolate Stout has itself become a modern classic, heralded the world over. It achieves its dark chocolate aroma and flavor through the artful blending of six malts and three distinct mashes. Properly kept, it will improve in the bottle for many years. This stout is the toast of the winter season in many countries, and there is nothing better to enjoy with chocolate desserts, cheesecake, ice cream, fine cheeses and roaring fireplaces. Given this beer’s higher ABV and sturdy character, we think it’s a prime candidate for cellaring. Find a cool, dry spot away from light sources, and see how it changes in the years to come. You never quite know what will happen when you age a beer: perhaps the body will smooth out, notes of vanilla, oak, and tannins will come to the front, or hints of leather and soy sauce will make themselves known. ABV 10%
    Food Pairings: Chocolate desserts, passionate love and rage in front of a blazing fireplace, cheesecake, fruit tarts, big ol’ blankets, ice cream, holiday parties, strong cheeses, and mythology.

  • Wednesday Dec 26th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Tasting with Svetlana

     

    Vi￱a Tabal Sauvignon Blanc Gran Reserva 2017, Limar Valley, Chile $17.99

    Intense, complex and elegant on the nose with citric notes and gentle green pepper aromas. The palate shows great volume with crisp, high acidity giving chalky minerality and a fresh, long, fruity finish.
    Food Pairings: Vegetables, oysters, seafood, fish, appetizers, and grilled chicken.

    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

    Saddlebred Pinot Noir 2016, Sicily, Italy $14.99

    A light but strawberry heavy fruited pinot. Very balanced with some mineralization and oaky flavors. Great for family gatherings! Smooth and delicious.
    Food Pairings: Beef, lamb, pasta, turkey

    Mercer Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Horse Heaven Hills, WA $22.99

    Aromas of ripe black fruit with notes of baked blackberry pie, warm baking spices, and earthy undertones. The voluminous fruit carries through in the mouth. Powdery tannins give structure to the wine while maintaining an elegant, balanced mouth feel, with a soft, velvety lingering finish. This wine shows great expression of the Horse Heaven Hills.
    Food Pairings: Beef, lamb, game, poultry

    Domaine Roger Perrin Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Red 2014, Rhone, France $46.99

    Nose of red and black fruits, Provencal spices (garrigue), peppery, a touch of vanilla with some gamey nuances. Always very complex nose. Very fine tannins. The palate is full and generous with a very long finish. A nice touch of freshness on the finish and a remarkable balance.
    Food Pairings: Lamb, pork, poultry

    Burmester White Port, Portugal $23.99

    Produced exclusively from white grapes, this wine is obtained by blending different harvests. Initially aged in stainless steel vats, it is blended after 3 years. It is a very exotic, fresh and delicate wine. Its aromatic complexity and a Baume of 3 degrees make it an unforgettable experience.
    Food Pairings: Excellent aperitif, to be served chilled. Bleu cheese, sweet desserts.

  • Wednesday Dec 19th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, December 19, 2018 – Tasting with Svetlana

     

    Thierry Véron Cave de la Bouquette Sancerre, Loire Valley 2016 $27.99

    Soft with a warm, tropical fruit character, full of freshness and vivacity. Perfect to accompany oysters, shellfish, and other seafood. Delicious with foie gras and with goat cheese. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
    Food Pairings: Meaty fish such as salmon, mackerel, swordfish, monkfish and tuna

    Eira Dos Mouros White, Ribeiro, Spain 2016 $18.99 

    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. 100% Treixadura.
    Food Pairing: Shellfish, crab, lobster.

    Larchago Izarbe Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain 2005 $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

    Foley Pinot Noir 2014, Santa Maria Hills, California, $32.99 

    Aromatics of juicy cherry cola, raspberry sorbet, and faint notes of black pepper awaken your senses. The aromas are accented by flavors of red cranberry, soft oak and vanilla bean with angular tannin and a bright acidity. Notes of toasted graham cracker, sweet cigar, and black tea come through on the finish. This 2014 embodies the classic, yet distinctive attributes for which Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir is known.
    Food Pairing: Pair this wine with rare fillet steak and carpaccio.

    The Seeker Cabernet Sauvignon, Chile 2015 $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.
    Food Pairings: Stewed and braised meats, grilled vegetables

    Sans Liege “The Prophetess XIV/XV” Santa Barbara County, CA $49.99 

    The 2014/2015 vintage delivers scents of boysenberry, cobbler, clover oil, smoked meats, and plum preserves. A velvety mouth-feel of anise liquor and elderberries 100% Syrah. 8 barrels produced.
    Food Pairings: Roasted leg of lamb, barbequed spare ribs and chicken, burgers, hard cheeses such as Gouda

    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.
    Food Pairings: Manchego cheese with dried fruits

  • Saturday Dec 8th – Tasting with Highland Wine Company

    Saturday, December 8, 2018 (1-5pm) Highland Wine Company

     

    Thierry Véron Cave de la Bouquette Sancerre, Loire Valley $27.99 

    Soft with a warm, tropical fruit character, full of freshness and vivacity. Perfect to accompany oysters, shellfish, and other seafood. Delicious with foie gras and with goat cheese. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.

    Casa Larga Chard-Riesling, New York State $17.99 

    This delicious un-oaked white wine displays the characteristic green apple notes of Riesling accented by tropical fruit notes and the rich, full body of Chardonnay. With just a touch of sweetness, it is an ideal complement to spicy foods, particularly Southeast Asian cuisines.

    Kiona Estate Cuvee Red Blend, Washington State $19.99 

    83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Syrah, 6% Merlot, 3% Sangiovese. states Cuvée is a blend from all of our estate vineyards. Each site contributes to the wine in a  special way, resulting in an estate-grown wine that is uniquely representative of Washington state. The Columbia Valley components bring acid, fruit, and drinkability, while the Red Mountain additions contribute depth, structure, and color.

    Mont Reaga Tempo Red Crianza, Spain $17.99 

    Dark red with garnet hues. Intense and clean aromas with notes of berries and a touch of earth are followed by rich oak accented red fruit flavors highlighted by a touch of licorice, paprika, and thyme. A wine for every occasion. 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Syrah.

    Eagle Harbor Raptor, Columbia Valley, WS $59.99 

    A Bordeaux style red blend containing equal amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc enhanced by a small amount of Petit Verdot. Black raspberry, cassis, dark plum, graphite aromas with a hint of chocolate. Big, but not heavy with black fruit flavors, moderately high tannins, and a satisfyingly long finish.

    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, it is a perfect pairing for foods such as cheese, foie gras, and chocolate. Serve lightly chilled (55ºF).

  • Wednesday Dec 5th – Tasting with Svetlana

    Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (5-8pm) Tasting with Svetlana 

     

    Larchago White Rioja 2016, Rioja, Spain $17.99 

    Aromas of pears, tropical fruits, peaches combined with white flowers. Silky mouth, soft and fresh, very harmonic with long fruity aftertaste.
    Food Pairings: Shelfish, Appetizers and snacks, Lean fish, Cured Meat, Blue cheese and Salads

     

    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.
    Food Pairings: Rich dishes like poached salmon in butter sauce, roasted chicken, pasta in a creamy sauce or even cheese-based salads such as Caesar or chicken salad.

     

    La Puerta Classico Malbec 2017, Famatina Valley, Argentina $14.99 

    This Valle de la Puerta Clasico Malbec displays a beautiful, saturated red color. The rich bouquet is full of fruit with hints of violets. These notes continue on the palate, where they mingle with flavors of ripened plum, cherries, and this wine’s smooth and sweet tannins. This delightful Malbec is well-balanced across the palate, with a long and persistent finish.
    Food Pairings: Beef and Venison

     

    Brady Vineyard Petite Syrah 2015, Paso Robles, California  $24.99

    Rich and luxurious, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, and black pepper with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent texture and savory berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied with balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish.
    Food Pairings:  Enjoy by itself, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses and with dishes with rich flavorful sauces.

     

    Shafer TD-9 2015 Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California $72.99 

    TD-9 is a proprietary blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He’d never grown grapes or made wine in his life. That spirit of risk-taking and adventure still guides Shafer today and inspired the creation of this new wine. Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage. 56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec
    Food Pairings: Rich and hearty dishes like, herb-crusted rack of lamb or beef bourguignon.

     

    Pillitteri Estates Icewine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Canada $49.99

    The nose exhibits nuances of raspberries, cranberry cocktail and lime zest. The high acidity is even evident on the nose making one’s mouth water almost instantly. The palate explodes with flavors of fresh raspberry pie, cherries in syrup, violets and vanilla bean. The mouth-feel is deliciously sweet and intense, but the natural acidity acts as a backbone creating impeccable balance and length on the palate.
    Food Pairings:  superb on its own or with desserts and dark chocolates