Wine Friday has finally arrived and we are ready to meet the challenge with a very special tasting for you. In addition to a great lineup of four outstanding wines and Rob J's live music, there will be a surprise fifth pour of a newly discovered, local "item" that we'd love you to taste!
I'll start with "Outer Sounds", a deliciously crisp and refreshing New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. This white delivers notes of guava, gooseberry and passion fruit in an easy-drinking style that makes it perfect on its own or with your favorite salad, chicken or fish dishes - lovely!
Next up is a "Simmonet-Febvre Chablis", a fine example of the unique, steely mineral style of Chardonnays produced in France's Burgundy region. The wine is crisp, dry and fresh with notes of apple, lemon and a creamy texture. Great with seafood, grilled fish, chicken dishes and goat cheese.
My first red is a "Muriel Reserva Tempranillo" from Spain's renowned Rioja region. Flavors ofstrawberry and raspberry mingle with vanilla and spice in this delicious red. Velvety on the palate, the Muriel has a long, elegant finish. Pairs with Spanish, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisines. Great value!
Last but not least is a "Klinker Brick" Farrah Syrah from California's Lodi Valley, a full-bodied red with aromas of ripe plum, cacao, blackberry and smoky oak. This award-winning Syrah has supple tannins and a long, lingering finish. Enjoy it with grilled meats, risotto and robust dishes - delicious!