Wine Tasting 8/2/16

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

2014 Garofoli Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi Classico Superiore Macrina
Marche, Italy
Pale straw. Varietally accurate flavors of white flowers, sweet almond paste and botanical herbs. Rich, dense and suave, with ripe yellow stone fruit and orchard fruit flavors that linger nicely on the mouthcoating finish. This packs in a tremendous amount of flavor and has lovely balance. 90 Pts Vinous
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2014 Pikes Riesling
Clare Valley, Australia
Brilliant pale green with a fresh, vibrant nose displaying aromas of lemon, white peach and some subtle honeysuckle notes. Fresh, crisp and lively, the palate is chockfull of lemon/lime flavours complemented by zesty acidity that provides both length and structure to the soft, long finish.
89 Pts Wine Spectator
BTG $6.50 Retail $13.99

2014 Domaine Lafage Bastide Miraflors Vieilles Vignes
Languedoc Roussillon, France
A blend of 70% Syrah and 30% Grenache, with the Grenache aged in concrete tanks and the Syrah in 500-liter demi-muids. Lafage makes more expensive wines than this, but certainly excels with his value lineup. He has really hit a home run with this 10,000-case cuvée. It is deep, ruby/plum/purple, with fresh notes of blackcurrants, plums, Provençal herbs as well as licorice. Deep, medium to full-bodied, with amazing fruit, the purity, authenticity and Mediterranean upbringing of this wine are obvious. Quite deep, round and succulent, this wine should drink well for another several years. This is one to buy by the case. 92 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2013 Falesco Tellus Cabernet
Umbria, Italy
This is an amazing value wine and to my palate, it is by far the best of the three wines in the Tellus series. The wine offers true varietal notes of blackberry and dried cherry. It is aged in neutral oak for up to six months. You can taste some of those toasted notes, but they are not invasive. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $7.00 Retail $15.99

2012 Tapiz Alta Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
Intense red color with violet hues. Fresh red fruit and spicy floral aromas stand out, accompanied by vanilla and toasted almonds. The palate is fruity, balanced and with good volume. Its sweet tannins give a gentle and persistent finish. 93 Pts James Suckling
BTG 8.00 Retail $19.99

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