Wednesday, February 6th, 2019 – Wines Of the Month Tasting
Chateau Fontoy Blanc 2017, Entre-Deux-Mers, Bordeaux $15.99
Pale gold, this wine develops a bouquet with citrus, mango, lychee and beautiful floral overtones. Very crisp and fruity with good length. The aromatic complexity on the nose follows through on the palate with delicious finish.
Food Pairings: Pork, vegetarian, poultry, appetizers and snacks, lean fish
Casa Larga Chard-Riesling 2017, 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.
Food Pairings: With just a touch of sweetness, it is an ideal complement to spicy foods, particularly Southeast Asian cuisines.
Dona Maria Vihno Tinto 2015, Alentejo, Portugal $15.99
Clear aspect, bright violet color. Complex red berries, toasted, with notes of overripe plums. Rich red berry flavor with great persistence. Balanced and well-rounded with a good structure that will allow it to age well.
Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry
Georges Vigouroux Pigmentum Malbec 2016, Cahors $14.99
100% Malbec, this wine is easy and soft. It has a backdrop of dusty tannins as well as ripe black fruits. Drink from 2018.
Food Pairings: Beef. Lamb and Poultry
Big Smooth OV Zinfandel 2015, Lodi CA $20.99
Big Smooth Zinfandel opens with bursting aromas of luscious black cherry, blackberry, fig, and framboise. Toasted coconut, Tahitian vanilla, and hints of smoked dill lift from the glass, as a result of American oak aging. Silky smooth on the palate with flavors of boysenberry, pomegranate reduction and red currants greeting you at first sip. On the mid-palate, fresh notes of coconut and vanilla bean float in and leave you with a balanced finish.
Food Pairings: Pair this wine with your favorite BBQ staples- we suggest Spicy Baby Back Ribs
El Porvenir Amauta-Corte IV 2012, Salta, Argentina $23.99
Blend of Malbec (60%), Tannat (30%) and Petit Verdot (10%). The aromas of violets, roses, currant, plum, black pepper, and bitter chocolate. Nutty, roasted flavors of baked berry, toffee, coffee and earth come next. Supple, dense and full bodied, with saline and mineral notes adding interest to the cola and dark chocolate flavors.
Food Pairings: Beef, pork, game, mature and hard cheeses, poultry, mild and soft cheeses.