Our Friday tastings have become a Lakeview tradition and my mission is to keep it going strong with great wine lineups, fun music and a welcoming space for you to toast, taste and enjoy. Tomorrow I'll be pouring four superb wines while our very own Rob J plays live, and you are invited to taste them all!
I'll start with a "Hugel" Pinot Blanc Cuvee Les Amours from France's Alsace region. This crisp, dry white has a snappy acidity and shows flavors of sliced apple, pineapple, almonds and lemon. Enjoy it on its own or with fish, shellfish, chicken, sushi, Thai or Indian.
Next is a Bodegas Shaya "Arindo" Verdejo from Spain's Rueda wine region. This young white is juicy and ripe, with pineapple, pear and mango notes that make the perfect pairing with tapas, shrimp, mussels, rice dishes, and sautéed veggies. A classic Spanish white that never disappoints!
The first red is a "Santa Digna Carmenere" Reserve from Chile's Central Valle wine region. Medium-bodied, with aromas of blackberry and cassis, balsamic notes and a spicy finish, this red pairs naturally with pork chops, veal, steak and burgers. Great value for an excellent, quality South American red!
I am excited to be pouring our new L'Oliveto Cabernet Sauvignon for you to taste! Delicious and engaging, this limited production, Sonoma gem features aromas of red fruit, dark berries, lavender and spice. In the glass, you'll find an elegant touch of plum, licorice, oak and a long rewarding finish. Awarded 92 points by Sommelier and Wine Critic Christopher Sawyer.
See you all tomorrow!