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