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.