Great weather, shorts, cookouts and Friday tastings at Stellar...it doesn't get any better than that folks!! For this summer tasting we have put together a lineup that is guaranteed to keep you and your friends smiling all weekend long! Jackson Ray will be on the guitar providing musical entertainment during the event.
We'll start the lineup with an awesome Mimosa cocktail made with Italian sparkling wine and Sicilian blood oranges by Canella - the Venetian producer of the Bellini we tasted last week. This classic brunch and pool party cocktail is light, fruity, super refreshing and very tasty - you'll love it!
Next is our new Spanish Cava for the season: Vilarnau Barcelona - this is a dry, crisp sparkling with tons of thin bubbles and a bottle that screams "take me to your party"!!! Cava, the "Champagne of Spain", is a great value bubbly that bring style, elegance and endless fun to any celebration.
Our first red is a Louis Latour Pinot Noir from the iconic Burgundy wine region of France. This classic Pinot Noir is medium-bodied, smooth, silky and quite dry. With mellow tannins and aromas of blackcurrant and cherry, the Latour pairs well with grilled chicken, beef, pork chops and mature cheeses.
We'll wrap up the lineup with another outstanding wine from Spain: Bluegray. A delicious, Grenache-based blend from Priorat (a wine region northwest of Barcelona), with an earthy texture and notes of raspberry, plum and cassis. Bluegray is another great option to pair with anything off the grill this weekend. We chose to bring this wine back to Stellar this year because it has consistently delivered quality, value and versatility - a staff favorite!