Wednesday, December 5, 2018 (5-8pm) Tasting with Svetlana
Larchago White Rioja 2016, Rioja, Spain $17.99
Aromas of pears, tropical fruits, peaches combined with white flowers. Silky mouth, soft and fresh, very harmonic with long fruity aftertaste.
Food Pairings: Shelfish, Appetizers and snacks, Lean fish, Cured Meat, Blue cheese and Salads
Paraiso Estate Chardonnay 2015, Monterey, California $22.99
Aromas of peach, lemon-lime and green apple with flavors of toasted nuts, nectarine and apple. A full rich mouth feel with a long full-flavored finish.
Food Pairings: Rich dishes like poached salmon in butter sauce, roasted chicken, pasta in a creamy sauce or even cheese-based salads such as Caesar or chicken salad.
La Puerta Classico Malbec 2017, Famatina Valley, Argentina $14.99
This Valle de la Puerta Clasico Malbec displays a beautiful, saturated red color. The rich bouquet is full of fruit with hints of violets. These notes continue on the palate, where they mingle with flavors of ripened plum, cherries, and this wine’s smooth and sweet tannins. This delightful Malbec is well-balanced across the palate, with a long and persistent finish.
Food Pairings: Beef and Venison
Brady Vineyard Petite Syrah 2015, Paso Robles, California $24.99
Rich and luxurious, featuring deep crimson color and aromas reminiscent of blackberry, and black pepper with subtle notes of roasted vanilla and spice. On tasting, it shows opulent texture and savory berry and bramble flavors that echo the aromas. The wine is luscious, full-bodied with balancing gentle acidity and just a hint of velvety oak that lengthens the finish.
Food Pairings: Enjoy by itself, or with smoked or roasted meats, sharp cheeses and with dishes with rich flavorful sauces.
Shafer TD-9 2015 Bordeaux Red Blends from Napa Valley, California $72.99
TD-9 is a proprietary blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He’d never grown grapes or made wine in his life. That spirit of risk-taking and adventure still guides Shafer today and inspired the creation of this new wine. Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage. 56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec
Food Pairings: Rich and hearty dishes like, herb-crusted rack of lamb or beef bourguignon.
Pillitteri Estates Icewine Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Canada $49.99
The nose exhibits nuances of raspberries, cranberry cocktail and lime zest. The high acidity is even evident on the nose making one’s mouth water almost instantly. The palate explodes with flavors of fresh raspberry pie, cherries in syrup, violets and vanilla bean. The mouth-feel is deliciously sweet and intense, but the natural acidity acts as a backbone creating impeccable balance and length on the palate.
Food Pairings: superb on its own or with desserts and dark chocolates