Wine Tasting 1/11/11

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Our next tasting features a super Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, a very afforable Sonoma Chardonnay, One of our favorite Syrah’s from the Rhone Valley

in France, a unique red blend from Napa made for some of America’s finest restaurants and finishing off with a cool blend from Washington State.


Please join us for what should be a crowd pleasing tasting


Tuesday January 11th, 2011

6:00-9:00 pm

No charge for tastings


Mount Nelson Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2009               

90 Points Stephen Tanzer International Wine Cellar

After producing a singular Sauvignon Blanc at Ornellaia for many years, Marchese Lodovico Antinori wanted to make a wine that captured the same crisp, natural exuberance of the grape, while displaying restraint, elegance and structure. He turned to New Zealand and the Wairau Valley of Marlborough and in 2003 purchased, with his brother Piero Antinori, a portion of the Meadowbank vineyard. In 2004 they produced the first vintage of Mount Nelson from this property.

The 2009 is clear and bright with pale green and straw highlights. Fragrant and intense with passion fruit, grapefruit and lime on the nose. An excellent balance between crisp acidity and concentration with a long, clean finish.

BTG $6.00                                        Retail $15.99


Sean Minor Central Coast Chardonnay, 2008                                  

The Central Coast Chardonnay displays aromas of peach, green apples and tropical nuances. On the entry, the wine is soft with green apple, white peach and pineapple notes. The mid-palate displays subtle oak nuances which evolve into a hint of minerality and continue into a lingering clean finish.
BTG $ 5.50                                         Retail $12.99

JL Chave Sélection Côte du Rhône Mon Coeur, 2008

90 Points Wine Spectator

Dark and driven, with lots of licorice snap, charred mesquite, black currant paste and espresso notes carried by a long, tarry finish. A bit brooding, but the length and acidity is there.

BTG $7.50                                          Retail $19.99


Once Wines Block 12 Red Blend, 2007

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc.

“Once a year our winemaker collaborates with America’s best sommelier to blend the exclusive wines that will be served in their luxury restaurant destinations. Drawing on our premium Napa Valley Vineyards, Once produces these wines to be served exclusively in the dining rooms of, among others, Restaurant Daniel, Gotham Bar & Grill, Restaurant Jean Georges, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Eleven Madison Park, Veritas, Michael Mina and The Modern.”
BTG $ 7.50                                        Retail $19.99                               


Corvidae The Rook, 2008

45% Syrah, 40% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon.

From the same people that delight us with Owen Row from Oregon The Rook is an exuberant yummy wine; with a robust nose of rich black cherry, mocha, and a whiff of Syrah smoke, this is definitely not a shy wine. Lots of ripe fruit flavors are here, with cassis and plums dominating. It’s all kept in balance by ample acidity and chewy tannins.

BTG $ 6.50                                     Retail $16.99                

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