Wine Tasting 1/10/12

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This Tuesday we travel to Spain, The North Coast of California, back to Spain then on to Argentina and finish in Northern Italy
Please join us for some great wine and tons of fun!

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Bodegas Nora “Peitan” Albarino 2010
“Bright gold. High-pitched citrus fruits and flowers on the nose, with hints of anise and juniper. Racy but packs a punch, offering zesty orange pith, peach pit and lemongrass flavors, with a strong note of white pepper. Very clean and spicy on the finish, which leaves notes of fresh herbs and honey. This wine’s mix of depth and energy make it very flexible with food.” -Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar 90pts
BTG $ 6.00 Retail $14.99

La Follette North Coast Pinot Noir 2010
The North Coast Pinot Noir offers a symphony of red fruits in the glass, joined by earthy forest floor elements and notes of rose petal, rosemary and sage. A bright entry of red cherry transitions midpalate to charcuterie and cranberry, offering a lovely acid/tannin balance. The late palate displays intriguing notes of quince and lavender, wrapped in a long, spicy finish. Overall, a multi-layered and palate-pleasing rendition of coastal Pinot Noir.
BTG $ 8.00 Retail $20.99

Marques de Vargas Rioja Reserva 2005
The 2005 Reserva is a blend of 75% Tempranillo with the balance Garnacha, Mazuelo, and other varieties. It spent 23 months in French, Russian, and American oak. The wine has a fragrant nose of balsam wood, violets, mineral, and black cherry. This leads to a medium to full-bodied, firm wine with layers of fruit, savory, spicy flavors and excellent balance. 90pts Robert Parker
BTG $ 12.00 Retail $29.99

Lamadrid “Reserva” Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserva (100%) spent 14 months in 60% new French oak. Aromas of balsam wood, smoke, floral notes, cassis, and blackberry lead to a racy, elegant Cabernet that reveals enough structure to evolve for another 1-2 years. This tasty, nicely proportioned wine will be at its best from 2012 to 2019. 91 pts Robert parker
BTG $ 7.25 Retail $17.99

Grasso Nebbiolo Langhe 2008
Good full red. Cool, primary aromas of red fruits, menthol, dried rose and fresh herbs. Fruitier today than the dolcetto, offering a finer-grained texture and more pliancy. Ripe and attractive but dry and juicy too: very nebbiolo. A very fresh wine from young vines facing southeast and southwest. Finishes with suave, fine tannins and lovely persistence. This, too, is very easy to drink. Grasso recommends consuming it within the next four years.89 pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $ 7.75 Retail $19.99

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