Saturday, February 16, 2019 – Exploring Cabernet Franc with Svetlana
P.J. Valckenberg Pinot Blanc 2014, Rheinhessen, Germany $17.99
orange rind aromas are accented by honey and lanolin notes on this dry,
full-bodied Pinot Blanc. It’s juicy and bright on the palate, with tart peach
and tangerine flavors and zesty lime-toned acidity.
Food Pairings: seafood, fish, salads, goes well with
Bellavitano Balsamic Cheese
Gibbs Napa Valley Chardonnay 2015, CA $26.99
fermented in French oak and stirred on the lees for 16 weeks, Gibbs Chardonnay
boasts a beautiful color reminiscent of straw or gold. Mouth-watering aromas of
vanilla bean and stone fruits that give way to a deliciously round body full of
juicy pear, ripe melon, and hints of honey.
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points. 230
Food Pairings: lobster, crab, salmon,
roasted chicken and creamy sauces
Sun + Moon Rosé 2017, Spain $16.99
Organic & Vegan.
Intense Tempranillo grapes produce this crisp, dry, rosé which blooms on the
nose like a fistful of fresh cut flowers. On the palate, savor the bright fruit
tones of watermelon and strawberries, and the cool, soft, minerally finish.
Food Pairings: Drink in the Sunshine, by water and with your closest friends!
Corazón Loco Tinto 2016, Manchuela, Spain $13.99
This young Spanish red is a 50/50 blend of Tempranillo & Syrah. After harvest, grapes are macerated separately, then blended
and fermented in stainless steel tanks. Notes of black & red fruit,
flowers, and licorice. Fresh and fruity with a beautiful silky texture and
Food Pairings: Beef, Pasta, Veal, Poultry
Domaine Les Pins Cuvée Les Rochettes 2016, Bourgueil, France $21.99
88 points Wine Enthusiast. This Loire Valley
Cabernet Franc pours a deep ruby in the glass, aromatic with fresh aromas of
raspberry, violets and am almost lead-pencil like minerality. Layers of fresh
red fruit mixed with spice and flowers are mingled together in a
medium bodied wine with a fresh acidity. The flavors develop effortlessly and
flow into a seamless finish.
Food Pairings: Roasted meats,
Tabali Vetas Blancas Reserva Especial Cab. Franc 2014, Limarí Valley, Chile $24.99
92 points Wine & Spirit Magazine. Intense red in color, this wine has an elegant nose, with upfront notes of spices, tobacco leaves, black fruit and graphite. In the mouth, the tannins are firm and juicy, lending the wine great structure, persistence and complexity.
Pairings: Beef, Pork, Poultry, Game (deer,
venison), Mild & soft cheeses.
Owen Roe “Rosa Mystica” Cabernet Franc 2015, Yakima Valley, WA $34.99
90 points Wine Enthusiast. Located in the heart of Washington state’s Columbia
Valley, this Yakima Valley Cab. Franc showcases an uplifting nose 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
Food Pairings: Excellent with rich, braised meat dishes.
St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel 2015, Sonoma County, CA $24.99
rich Sonoma County classic flaunts aromas of cigar box, raspberry, pepper and
spice. Flavors of ripe black cherry and vanilla bean are followed by a long,
Food Pairings: Grilled meats, Spicy
dishes, Cheeseburgers, Pizza
Gibbs Cabernet Franc 2016, Napa Valley, CA $29.99
90 points Wine Enthusiast. A wonderful representation of a lesser-known Bordeaux-style
varietal. Our Napa Valley Cabernet Franc spends eighteen months in French oak,
melding aromas of cedar and dark spice with a luscious body of blackberry, plum
and cassis with subtle herbal undertones.
Food Pairings: Beef, Pork, Deer, Venison, Poultry
Hartley & Gibson Pedro Ximenez Sherry, Jerez, Spain $24.99
This unique Sherry is produced from 100% sun-kissed Pedro
Ximenez grapes grown in the Sherry district of Spain. It is the classic Jerez
dessert wine. Fuller, richer and more intense than any other Cream Sherry now
available at any price. One taste will captivate anyone who appreciates the
lush, full flavor of quality Cream Sherry.
Food Pairings: Enjoy on its own
on-the-rocks or neat, or with your favorite dessert.