My lineup for Friday is probably the closest you can get to visiting four fabulous countries to taste some of their most delicious wines, without actually leaving Lakeview. This dazzling four + 1 wine selection includes a special pour right at 7 pm that you don't want to miss (limited quantities). Talented soundscape pianist Kevin Koprowski will be playing live.
I'll start with a "Viñedo de los Vientos Estival", a white blend from one of Uruguay's most innovative sustainable wine makers. The"Estival" is a silky, floral blend of Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay and Moscato Bianco that offers scents of oily citrus, flavors of passion fruit, pineapple, and an almond cream finish. Great with Ramen, fish, sushi and spicy dishes.
Next is the "Castelo Monaci KREOS Rosato" from Puglia, the heart of Italy’s rose production region. Made with the indigenous Negroamaro grape, this elegant rose is dry with bright fruit flavors (rose, strawberry, blueberry) and a floral note on the nose. NEW ARRIVAL!
My first red is a "Chateau Haut Barade" Bordeaux red, a unique, small production red made with Petit Verdot, a grape that usually plays a supporting role in Bordeaux blends. Medium-bodied, deep, dark and inky in the glass, it offers notes of dark fruit and herbs on the nose and a rich, well-structured palate. Petit Verdot shines in this one, check it out!
Last but not least is our new red from Argentina: "Alma Negra M," produced as a blend ofMalbec, Cabernet Franc and Bonarda . Generously oaked, but with balance, it shows elegant notes of aromatic spices and ripe blueberries with violets. The palate is medium to full-bodied, powerful but balanced. An XL blend for powerful food. 91 points by Robert Parker - Outstanding!!
Special 7 pm “bonus” pour:
Chateau La Nerthe Chateauneuf du Pape – one of the grand Southern Rhône Valley red wines! Winner of multiple awards and highly rated; this awesome red comes from one of the most historically significant wine regions in the world and takes its name from when Pope Clement V moved to France in 1309 (Limited quantity, available while it lasts) - a gem!!