Our Friday tastings are always a great way to start your weekend and tomorrow's is no exception. Our wine lineup is impressive and I am sure it'll awaken your senses and put a smile on your face - come in and check it out!. Van Isaacson and Matt Gordon will be providing musical entertainment.
I'll start with a Killka Torrontes, a medium-bodied Argentinian white that shows distinctive flavors of peach, roses and lemon zest. As a reference, I describe this wine as a cross between Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio for its sweetness on the nose and dryness on the palate.
Next is a Joseph Drouhin Mâcon Villages, a classic Burgundy Chardonnay that displays a mix of peach, apple and grapefruit flavors with bright acidity and a dry finish. This is a very approachable white that pairs with full-flavored fish dishes, poultry, charcuterie and creamy french cheeses. A staff favorite!
My first red is a Vinies Veyes Acústic Celler from the Montsant region, east of Barcelona, Spain. The composition is 80% Carignan, 20% Garnacha from 40-75 year old vines. This tasty Spanish red has flavors of black cherry, raspberry, herbs & oak. It's rich on the palate with notes of black fruits, fennel, plum and dark chocolate. A "must sample...and buy"
Next is a Cabernet Franc based blend by Master Sommelier/Winemaker Richard Betts, one of the most respected vintners in America. Simply named "My Essential", this red is big and bold, with an abundance of fruit and a long finish that leaves your palate begging for more. California's Central Coast winemaking at its best- outstanding!!!
See you all on Friday,