Saturday, March 2, 2019 – Tasting with Svetlana

Redentore Pinot Grigio 2017, Veneto, Italy $17.99

Organic, No Added Sulfates.Elegant fruity aroma, with ripe tropical fruits, citrus notes, toasted almonds and a long unique herbal finish

Food Pairings: Ideal with elegant starters, soups, risottos, grilled fish.

St. Francis Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Sonoma, CA $16.99

Bright aromas of key lime, tangerine and yellow peach. The flavors are rich with notes of mandarin orange and stone fruits that precede a backbone of acidity on the smooth finish.

Food Pairings: Chilled white corn vichyssoise, Shrimp crostini, crab and asparagus salad, carrot and ginger soup and other various salads

CA’Momi Bianco di Napa 2016, Napa Valley, CA $14.99

Light-bodied but soft and full of charm, the palate has apples, spiced poached pears, and delicate floral aromas that extend for days. Perfect for picnics al fresco, chips and dip, light seafood, and mild cheeses.

Westerly Fletcher’s White 2013, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara, CA $36.99

Blend: 38% Sauvignon Blanc, 24% Semillon, 22% Roussanne, 16% Viognier
Nose of ripe stone fruits and grilled baguette. This rich and bold white has notes of star fruit and quince on the palate, as well as the classic nutty and waxy characteristics commonly found in Rhône whites. Unctuous and stylistically unique. Good aging potential. 398 cases produced.

Food Pairings: Complex seafood and chicken dishes

Redentore Refosco 2016, Italy $23.99

Organic, No Added Sulfates.Hints of blackberry, licorice, melted dark chocolate and sandalwood; it is a dry, warm and full-bodied wine, with soft tannins and a long-lasting aftertaste.

Food Pairings: Hearty meat dishes, poultry stews and grilled vegetables, especially wild mushrooms.

Sans Liege Groundwork Grenache 2015, Central Coast, CA $23.99

Luxardo cherry juice, rich cranberry, pink peppercorn, red rose petal, rosemary, black licorice, allspice. Serving Recommendation: Decant 30-60 minutes before serving for optimal tasting

Food Pairings: Perfect for barbeque, lamb chops, pork loin

Novelty Hill Merlot 2015, Columbia Valley, WA $21.99

Blend: 93% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Sauvignon. This delicious, consistently highly rated wine shows-off winemaker Mike Januik’s deft hand with the variety. Fruit-forward and velvety smooth. Inviting wild cherry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors carry across a lushly textured mid-palate that gains intensity with added notes of fresh raspberry jam and spiced mocha. Rich and elegant, with a satisfying finish that lasts.

Food Pairings: Pizza and pasta with red sauce

St. Francis “Old Vines” Zinfandel 2015, Sonoma County, CA $24.99

This 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, luscious finish.

Food Pairings: Duck, pork, quiche Lorraine, goat cheese and various desserts

Taylor Fladgate Historic Limited-Edition Reserve Tawny Port $59.99

A beautifully mature and complex nose, full of evocative, subtle nuances. Aromas of plum, fig and sultana blend with a mellow redolence of marzipan and butterscotch. Hints of cigar box, cedarwood and leather add an exotic dimension to the nose. The wine is seductively round and smooth with discreet, beautifully integrated tannins adding an attractive dryness and grip. A skillfully blended Tawny Port, harmonious and balanced, with all the intensity and finesse derived from ageing in seasoned oak casks.