Wine Tasting 11/16

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Holyday Party; Wine Tasting; Special Occasions

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It’s that time of the year…  starts to get dark earlier and earlier and you feel the holydays around the corner. This Tuesday we start with a fine Champagne to celebrate the change of seasons and the last months of the year; next a delicate and perfumed Vouvray reminiscent of the summer; a young robust Languedoc that so appropriately shows those Autumn flavors; and to finish side by side a “cult” “boutique” meritage from Napa Valley and a yummy baby Amarone so good for those cool nights ahead of us.



Tuesday November 16th, 2010

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings



Founded more than two centuries ago, Heidsieck & Co Monopole in Reims is one of the oldest and most prestigious houses in Champagne history.

Non-Vintage champagnes are a blend of assortment wines from different years – giving you, the consumer the very best of many different years’ production and total consistence throughout the years.

Elegant and expressive, it delivers floral, pear and toffee flavors matched to a creamy texture. There’s a lush creaminess in the mouth, packed with flavors of candied orange, apricot and pineapple. Beautifully integrated, it lingers nicely on a mineral finish.

91 Points Wine Spectator

93 Points Wine Enthusiast

 BTG $11.00                             Retail $29.99



100% Chenin Blanc

It has a very perfumed and yet stony character on the nose which is very typical of the Champalou style. A delicate character, but with lots of aroma, very pure, linear and lightly mineral. The palate has an evocative styling, very sappy and composed; this is a deliciously integrated and well-structured wine that just slides elegantly across the palate.

BTG $ 7.75                             Retail $19.99



60 % Syrah – 35 % Grenache 5% Mourvèdre

Crushed red fruit, tobacco and garrigue notes give this red character and power. Intense midpalate, where this is filled with cocoa powder notes, finishing with plenty of mineral and excellent balance.

BTG $ 7.00                              Retail $17.99



Harvest 71% 2007 29% 2006; Varietal Information 46% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon 20% Cabernet Franc, 9% Petit Verdot Vineyard Locations: Rutherford, Oakville, Yountville, Spring Mountain, and Atlas Peak.

The principal factors that define the Cain Cuvée are the vineyard sources, the vinifications, the blending, and the élévage. The Cuvée blend draws on a few key components to make it what it is. Mountain grown Cabernet Franc contributes the aromatic top notes; Merlot grown on the clay lenses of the valley floor lays down the silky base; selected lots with an extra year of barrel-age layer in complexity. Because this wine is intended to be based more on the perfume than on the palate, we tend to pick a bit less ripe; we try to get the grapes on the inside edge of ripeness, while they’re still fresh and lively. Then, we practice a very simple vinification—just let the native yeasts do their thing—and go easy on the extraction so that we can achieve a more supple mouth feel. After blending, we continue the theme with a more gentle élévage—less time in barrels, fewer new barrels, and less frequent racking. In this way, it is classically Napa Valley, and classically Cain.

BTG $9.00                              Retail $22.99



“Mara”, the name of a maternal grandmother, is a classic Valpolicella Superiore di Ripasso. It is a wine of experience and tradition. Few wines are capable of expressing their history, their territory and their production technique so distinctly. It is produced with a method that is so special as to place it among the most curious and interesting of wines. This Valpolicella is refermented in the month of January on dregs of Amarone, from which it acquires part of its body and fragrance.

BTG $9.25                                 Retail $23.99

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