Wine Tasting 2/2/16

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With Valentine Day in Mind we bring you!

Tuesday February, 2nd 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2013 Flora Springs Sauvignon Blanc Soliloquy Vineyard
Oakville, Napa, Ca
Distinctively floral, with honeysuckle and jasmine notes up front and a crisp, juicy core of lemon, melon and green apple flavors.
The floral accent continues on the spicy finish. 89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Rebel Coast “Sunday Funday White”
Sonoma, Ca
90% Steel Barrel Chardonnay 8% Sauvignon Blanc2% Viognier
The nose explodes with pear, pineapple, apricot and lime. The alcohol level never interferes with the aromas so you can keep your nose in it all day long.perfect balance between tropical fruit and acid. The fruit forward mouthfeel is velvety and thirst quenching. The acid gives it a medium body finish that lingers just long enough to give you hints of lime and green apple.
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Rebel Coast ” Reckless Love Red”
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, Sonoma, CA 50% Syrah, Paso Robles, CA
So smooth! A velvety front palate that seamlessly transitions into the soft tannins that only a true California Cabernet can possess. This medium bodied wine is like walking down the aisle of a farmer’s market and eating a dark cherry, a ripe raspberry and an over-ripe cranberry all at the same time. The finish lingers jussst long enough for you to reflect on it, then encourages you to take another sip.
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

NV Stratton Lummis “The Riddler lot #5”
Napa, Ca
This dark garnet-colored wine offers spicy aromas of clove and cinnamon layered with dark fruit flavors of black cherry and blackberry supported by juniper and sage. The dark fruit flavors carry through to the palate, combining with dark chocolate notes on the soft mid-palate. Dusty, fine-grained tannins make this wine an appealing choice now or over the next 5 years
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2013 Terra Valentine Cabernet
Napa, Ca
Blueberry, ripe black cherry and mulbery jam notes mingled on the nose with cocoa powder, cedar and spices with crushed sage. Bright juicy fruit greets the palate with round, rich, coating ¬flavors of black fruit and licorice and a soft lingering finish.
BTG $12.00 Retail $32.99

Wine Tasting 1/26/15

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Tuesday January 26th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Jean- Marc Brocard Chablis Ste.-Claire
Burgundy, France
A textbook flinty aroma gives way to green apple, lemon and mineral flavors in this white, which shows fine depth and richness, offset by vibrant acidity. Excellent length. 91 Pts Wine Spectator 2015 top 100 rank 47
BTG $8.25 Retail $20.99

2013 Formation Estate Grown Pinot Noir
Monterey, Ca
Ripe strawberry fruit meets nose-tickling dark spices of clove, allspice and sagebrush on the slightly smoky nose. The palate offers tangy cranberry and an inviting forest-floor element, with juniper sap, black pepper and Indian spices. 89 Pts Wine Enthusiasts
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2012 Michel Gassier Cercius Vieilles Vignes
Southern Rhone, Rhone, France
A joint venture between Gassier, Philippe Cambie, and importer Eric Solomon, the 2012 Cercius Vieilles Vignes is a year in, year out ridiculous value that also drinks well past its humble price point. Comprised of 85% Grenache and 15% Syrah that was aged for 6 months in concrete, it has loads of raspberry, licorice, mineral and Provencal herbs as well as a soft, supple and silky textured feel on the palate. Coming from old Grenache vines (70-90 years in age)– and bottled unfined and unfiltered, it is a quintessential Cotes du Rhone
91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $16.99

2012 Milbrandt Columbia Valley Traditions Merlot
Comprised of grapes harvested from Milbrandt’s Wahluke Slope vineyards in the heart of the Columbia Valley. This Merlot is round and rich with classic aromas and flavors of blackberry, plum, hints of mocha and espresso with a touch of savory dried herb. It has a juicy, ripe entry, a soft round fruit-driven palate and a hint of vanilla creme on the finish.
89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.75 Retail $15.99

2013 Dourum Douro Red
Douro Valley, Portugal
This has a delicate core of violet, plum and red berry flavors that are broad yet well-defined. Medium-grained tannins gain power midpalate, with mineral and shiso leaf notes on the taut finish. 91 Pts Wine Spectator 2015 Top 100 Rank 84
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 1/19/16

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Tuesday January 19th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 AIX Rose
Provence, France
A classic dry Provencal rose, the light salmon colored has fabulous notes of citrus rind, crushed rocks, peach and orange blossom to go with a medium-bodied, clean, classy and flavorful feel on the palate. This is Provencal rosé at its finest.
BTG $7.50 Retail $17.99

2014 St Urbans Hof “Urban ” Riesling
Mosel Germany
Brilliant fruit and Mosel-slate mineral flavors, lively acidity, and ripe floral aromas.
A spicy style, with touches of richness to the white currant, berry and plum flavors. Juicy midpalate, with hints of dried meat on the finish.
BTG $6.25 Retail $13.99

2012 Vina Pedrosa “El Pedrosal” Crianza
Ribera Del Duero, Spain
100% Tempranillo. The nose is a good combination of fruit, balsamic/herbal and spicy aromas, that are quite elegant and sleek. The medium-bodied palate has the house’s fine tannins and balancing acidity to juicy, succulent flavors and a fresh finish. This is a crianza that should develop nicely in bottle. 91 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $9.50 Retail $24.99

2012 Feraud-Brunel Cotes du Rhone Village
Rhone Valley, France
Exhibits steeped plum, blackberry coulis and linzer torte notes melded together and backed by mouthwatering anise and cinnamon hints, with a pastis-tinged finish.
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Dievole Chianti Classico
Tuscany, Italy
100% Sangiovese. Intense, fresh and elegant. Red underbrush berries and fresh cherry notes are completed by floral notes of violet.Fresh and round, with a perfect balance between acidity and tannins. The harmony of the fruity and floral aromas enhance the elegant character of Chianti Classico. Pleasant and persistent finish.
91+ Pts Antonio Galloni
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

Wine Tasting 01/12/16

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Tuesday January 12th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2014 Argiolas Vermentino di Sardinia
Sardinia, Italy
This fresh, outgoing white opens with enticing aromas of Spanish broom, citrus and tropical fruit. The round, generous palate doles out juicy yellow peach and ripe apricot while chopped mint and a eucalyptus note provide backup.
89 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $6.50 Retail $14.99

2013 Michel Gassier Costieres de Nimes Nostre Pais
Languedoc Roussillon, France
60% Grenache Blanc (always from the same parcel) and the rest Clairette, Roussanne and Viognier. Fermented one-third in barrel and aged eight months on lees, it offers fabulous notes of stone fruits, buttered citrus, white flowers and honeysuckle to go with a medium-bodied, fresh, lively and pure style. While it doesn’t skimp on texture, the focus is more on freshness and purity. 92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.00 Retail $19.99

2013 Vina Leyda Las Brisas Vineyard Pinot Noir
San Antonio, Chile
Elegant and rich-tasting, with concentrated cherry and red currant flavors, loaded with sandalwood notes. Shows plenty of vibrant spiciness midpalate, with a well-structured and minerally finish. 91 pts Wine Spectator
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2013 Tasca Conti d’Almerita Sicilia Nero d’Avola Lamùri Tenuta Regaleali
Sicily, Italy
An impressive achievement. Grapes are sourced from vineyards between 450 and 750 meters above sea level and the wine is aged in mostly neutral oak (with 20% new oak) for one year. The high altitude vineyards have shaped the focused and linear aromas of wild berry and dried cherry. The wood regime has added delicate layers of carob seed and powdered chocolate. This is a very exciting vintage of Lamùri, thanks to its overall balance and intensity.
92 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.50 Retail $21.99

2012 EL Enemigo Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
A svelte style, with rich, well-rounded flavors of dark currant, cherry and pomegranate, accented by some kirsch notes. Rich and loamy midpalate, offering a broad, well-spiced finish that features touches of elegance and silky tannins. 92 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $10.00 Retail $26.99