This complimentary tasting is dedicated to all the wine loving mothers out there celebrating their special day on Sunday. In their honor we'll be pouring a lineup of four outstanding wines PLUS samples of one the best wines in the house (limited quantity - pour of this wine is at 7 pm). The talented Ian Rottner will be playing live.
I'll start with pours of a superb Oregon "Benton-Lane" Pinot Gris.This is a fruity, crisp, deeply aromatic white with notes of honeydew, lemon and fig that literally jump out of the glass. Benton-Lane is one of my favorite Oregon winemakers and once you taste their Pinot Gris you'll understand why.
Next is "Seven Terraces" a new Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's iconic Marlborough wine region. This white displays vibrant fruit aromas of ripe gooseberries, citrus and passion fruit, all balanced by a firm, long finish. Great with seafood, poultry, salads or on its own.
My first red is "The Bluffer" a unique Paso Robles wine made with Valdiguié, a relatively rare grape in California (barely 300 acres growing) but popular in the South of France. The Bluffer is fruity and light bodied with lots of lively, tart berry flavors and a finish that reminds us of Gamay wines (Beaujolais). You'll love this hidden gem!
In honor of all the wine loving mothers out there I will be pouring a "MacPhail" Sonoma Pinot Noir that is possibly one of the best I've ever had. I will uncork and discuss this extraordinary wine at 7 pm. LIMITED AVAILABILITY, I only have 1 bottle of the MacPhail available to taste.
My last is not only a superb Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon but also a great Mother's Day gift. The"Carpe Diem" embodies the essence of the Napa Valley classic Cabernet Sauvignon. It balances juicy red fruit with black licorice, flinty herb and a velvety texture. Medium to full bodied, ripe, delicious!!