Wednesday, December 26, 2018 – Tasting with Svetlana
Via 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.