Wine Tasting 7/3/11

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July 4th Hours 11am – 5pm
Have a great holiday!

This Tuesday we’ll start and finish with a white and red Grenache from Spain, in beteween, a white from the famous Grave region in Bordeaux , followed by an unbelievable Pinot Noir from one of our favorite producers and a yummy Merlot from North Sonoma. Cheers!

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings

Herencia Altés Garnacha Blanca, 2011
Herencia Altés 2010 Garnacha Blanca is an unoaked cuvee raised in small concrete tanks on the lees. Wax, jasmine, a hint of tropical fruits, and honey inform the nose of this terrific value. On the palate it is nicely proportioned, spicy, and surprisingly lengthy.
BTG$5.00 Retail $10.99

Château Graville Lacoste, 2011
A Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon blend from Graves in Bordeaux. The 2011 is a very light colored straw on the glass. The prevalence of small stones in the soil gives the wine a distinct flinty minerality on the nose, and the citrus fruit on the palate is likewise infused with a bright, crystalline mineral edge. This theme continues on the intense, precise finish. Light bodied and acidic crispiness with a good finish to accompany it.
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99

La Follette Van der Kamp Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir, 2008
95% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Meunier
Mulberry, wintergreen and lapsang souchong on the nose lead to a surprisingly voluptuous mid-palate of forest floor, berry basket and brown spices, pine duff and touch of leather in late-palate, cinched by orange bitters. Tannins are a strong backbone throughout with a spectrum of fruit showing raspberry on entry to blackberry on finish.
BTG $12.50 Retail $34.99

Dreyer Merlot, 2009
This Merlot is dry, fruit laden and smooth at its finish. Possessing a great mouth feel and balance, this vintage has a deep garnet color and a rich, silky texture. Farmed from mature grapes, this Merlot possesses greater backbone than what one would expect from the cooler North Coast. The medium level tannins are smoothly integrated, and the fruit shows ripe blueberry and dark cherry notes nicely balanced with the influence of toasted oak aging.
BTG $6.25 Retail $15.99

Bodegas Mas Alta Black Slate Priorat, 2010
60% Grenache Noir, 35% Carignan and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
The 2010 is concentrated and pure, with intense blackberry and redcurrant aromas and flavors punctuated by notes of pepper and exotic spice. There is a tight core of minerals on the nicely fleshed palate, with grippy tannins on the finish. Vibrant acidity keeps the wine lively and fresh.
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

Wine Tasting 6/26/12

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Spain, California, South Africa & Italy
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Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings
Martin Codax Albariño, 2010
This is an aromatic wine, elegant, dry and crisp on the finish. The key aromatic and flavor notes are pear, passion fruit and apple. Acidity is bright and integrates well with aromatic elements into a balanced whole.
90 Points Wine Enthusiast
BTG$6.00 Retail $14.99

Neil Ellis Sincerely Sauvignon Blanc, 2010
Sourced from a multi-vineyard blend, average 12 years in age, in Stellenbosch, Groenekloof and Elgin. The soils are mostly decomposed granite with varying clay percentages.
Predominant flavors are those of tropical fruit with herbaceous overtones, whilst the overall impression is of elegance and delicacy with a long flavorsome finish.
BTG $5.75 Retail $13.99

Forefront Pinot Noir, 2010
Opening with lifted aromas of wild berries, black raspberry and star anise, this wine immediately seduces the palate with an abundance of sweet cherry, raspberry and pomegranate flavors. Racy acidity balances the round, generous fruit for an elegant and alluring wine.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

Lucente, 2009
75% Merlot and 25% Sangiovese from Montalcino, Italy.
A luminous purple-red, with ruby highlights greets the eye. The nose is presenting a broad range of elegant aromatic impressions. Smooth, ripe scents of dried plum and blackberry preserves, along with more pungent roasted espresso bean, baker’s chocolate, and subtle notes of green pepper. The palate is notable for its warmth and roundness, displaying smooth, glossy tannins, and a well-balanced acidity offers delicious support to a sturdy, firm structure. Intriguing notes of salty mineral on the finish conclude this finely-balanced, harmonious wine.
BTG $9.25 Retail $23.99

Rombauer Zinfandel, 2010
Deep purple in color; powerful aromas of wild berries, clove and plum emerge from the glass. Luscious, juicy layers of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry integrate with nuances of allspice and burst on the palate. Berry flavors linger for an extended finish.
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 6/19/12

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Great place to throw a party call us for details!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings
NxNW Horse Heaven Hills Riesling, 2011
North by Northwest, represents wines made from inland grape growing appellations of the Columbia River Basin of Oregon and Washington. This 2010 North by Northwest riesling hails from the Horse Heaven Hills AVA, southeast of Seattle and a little northwest of Walla Walla it’s good juice, with a delicious mix of stone fruits, citrus zest and a hint of sweet honey. Fresh and open-textured, with pretty melon and citrus flavors, finishing on a floral note.
BTG$5.75 Retail $13.99

Cakebread Sauvignon Blanc, 2010
91% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Sauvignon Musque, 4% Semillon
Due to the coolness of the vintage, the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc is especially fresh, crisp and vibrant, offering bright honeydew melon, pink grapefruit, gooseberry and vanilla aromas and rich, mouthwatering, citrus, nectarine and melon flavors.
BTG $11.00 Retail $29.99

Concannon Conservancy Red Crimson & Clover, 2010
50 percent Petite Sirah, 25 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Syrah and l0 percent Zinfandel.
Aromas of nutmeg, mocha and coconut lead into bright, fruit flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry and plum on the palate. The nutty finish is soft and long with a hint of vanilla. A tribute to the “Father of America’s First Petite Sirah,” Jim Concannon, from his son John, this wine epitomizes the innovative, steadfast spirit of Jim. Bold and lusciously fruity, this complex blend has fantastic depth and ages graciously.
BTG $5.75 Retail $13.99

Clos de los Siete, 2009
57% Malbec, 15% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Syrah & 3% Petit Verdot
This opaque and dark ruby colored wine opens with a fragrant blackberry and red currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is a fruit forward bomb. The flavor profile is a mineral infused, black currant with notes of black olive and plum. The finish is dry and its mild tannins are tingly and a touch of oak.
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Spectator issue# 198 December 2011
BTG $8.00 Retail $20.99

Epiphany Revelation, 2007
59% Syrah, 35% Grenache and 6% Petite Sirah, aged for 22 months in 50% new French oak barrels
Aromas of spiced blackberries, plum, smoked duck, licorice, and river rock on the nose. Medium to full bodied on the palate, with a rich, full texture, superb balance, and a fresh, clean finish.
90 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellars December 2010
BTG $13.00 Retail $36.99

Wine Tasting6/12/12

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Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
6:00-9:00 PM
No charge for tastings
Whitherhills Sauvignon Blanc, 2011
100 % Sauvignon Blanc from Wairau Valley in Marlborough, New Zealand.
Grassy and herbal with quivering lime vibrancy. Pure, fresh, no oak with flavors of lemon, lime and apricot a touch of green tea, a refreshing acidity and lemongrass notes on the finish.
BTG$5.25 Retail $12.99

Landmark Overlook Chardonnay, 2009
Completely accessed from Sonoma fruit , the 2009 Overlook Chardonnay exhibits a light green/gold color as well as notes of nectarines, white peaches and hints of honey as well as tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pure and fresh with the wood pushed to the background of this dry classy white.
91 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate # 193 February, 2011
BTG $8.50 Retail $22.99

Brassfield Pinot Noir, 2010
Bright aromatics of black cherry cola lead to ripe pomegranate and a rich, creamy sensation on the palate. True to what a quintessential Pinot Noir should taste like, the wine’s ripe, bright character contributes to a long, rewarding finish. The wine was bottled unfiltered to preserve its freshness and naturally delicious character. Winemaker David Ramey summarizes, “the 2010 is riper and brighter than its predecessor and a dead-ringer for an Anderson Valley Pinot Noir at twice the price!”
BTG $6.75 Retail $16.99

Sbragia Family Vineyards Home Ranch Merlot, 2009
96% Merlot, 4 % Cabernet Franc
“The Home Ranch Merlot is made the way my Dad taught me – keep the barrels clean and topped, and the wine will take care of itself. The 2009 Home Ranch Merlot is brimming with red and black fruit flavors of rhubarb, black plum and dusty cocoa. A hint of pink pepper provides spice to accompany a juicy fruit core. ” ._ Adam Sbragia & Ed Sbragia
91 Points Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellars May, 2012
BTG $9.00 Retail $22.99

Daou Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010
The 2010 Daou Cabernet is composed of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, and 3% Petite Sirah. Aged for ten months in 50% new French oak, it exhibits ripe currant, blackberry, and blueberry aromas and flavors, with floral and baking spice highlights. It is full and round on the palate, with a dense core of fruit, balanced acidity, well-integrated oak, and polished, neatly-defined tannins. A hint of minerals and dusting of cocoa powder lingers on the finish.
BTG $11.50 Retail $31.99

Beer Tasting

Friday June 8th, 2012
7:00-9:00 pm
No charge for tastings

Abita Purple Haze
Abita Purple Haze is a crisp, American style wheat beer with fresh raspberries added during secondary fermentation. Subtle coloration, fruity aroma and tartly sweet taste.

Retail $2.75

Itaipava Brazilian Pilsner Beer
Pours light golden with a white head. Thin body, soft carbonation.
Aromas of malt, barely, light grass. It tastes malt, corn, grass and hops, as it warms the barely flavor becomes dominant.

Retail $2.75

Harpoon UFO White
Light, crisp, refreshing UFO White follows in the tradition of spiced wheat beers that have been brewed in Belgium for well over 300 years. Brewed with orange peel and a unique blend of spices is bottled unfiltered for a more natural taste and appearance

Retail $2.75

Anchor Liberty Ale
Liberty Ale was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride. As the first modern American IPA brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale, Anchor’s Liberty Ale is the original craft brewed ale and the beer that started a revolution.

Retail $3.00

Sierra Nevada Torpedo
Sierra Nevada Torpedo is a big American IPA; bold, assertive, and full of flavor highlighting the complex citrus, pine, and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.

Retail $2.75