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 OrdoƱez & 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