Wine Tasting 9/27/16

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Tuesday September 27th 2016
6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2015 ABBAZIA DI NOVACELLA Pinot Grigio Alto Adige Valle Isarco
Trentino/Alto Adige, Italy
Structured and elegant, this lovely Pinot Grigio opens with delicate scents of white Alpine flower, citrus and a whiff of herb. The bright palate offers creamy white peach, crisp green apple and juicy nectarine while a mineral note backs up the finish. Bright acidity provides lift and balance.
90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2015 Nautilus Estate Sauvignon Blanc
Marlborough, New Zealand
Bright, pale yellow. Capsicum and gooseberry lift the aromas of lime, white peach and green tropical fruits. At once rich and tangy, with pepper, mineral and citrus zest notes energizing the middle palate. Lovely fruit ripeness with energy here, and deep for Sauvignon Blanc. Finishes smooth and long, with a bracing limey quality that’s buffered by the wine’s strong fruit and texture. Classic Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. 91 Pts Stephen Tanzer
BTG $7.25 Retail $16.99

2014 Pike Road Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon
This new sister label from Elk Cove offers 100% Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at an everyday price. Fresh cranberry and raspberry fruit is framed by herb-tinged tannins. The immaculate craftsmanship and clean direct flavors are light years beyond budget Pinot Noir from most other regions. This is your perfect salmon wine. 90 Pts Wine Enthusiast
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

2012 Vetus Flor de Vetus Tempranillo
Toro, Castilla Leon, Spain
Made from 100% Tinta de Toro aged ten months in French and American oak, the full-bodied, complex, dry offers up notes of Provencal herbs, white chocolate and jammy black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. This opulent, chewy, voluptuously textured red comes from high-elevation (2,100 feet) vineyards and represents a stunning value. 92 Pts Robert Parker
BTG $8.25 Retail $19.99

2013 Graffito Malbec
Mendoza, Argentina
The Grapes are sourced from an old Perdriel vineyard planted in 1908 and blended with some grapes from Tupungato. 60% of the wine is aged in French oak barrels for one year. There is a nice core of fresh, high-toned fruit , and the floral notes so typical from Malbec (when it’s not too ripe). The palate is medium-bodied, with very accessible soft tannins and great acidity that makes you salivate while longing for the next sip. This is more complex than what it might seem at first. Very good value and a good introduction to Malbec. 90 Pts Wine Advocate
BTG $8.75 Retail $21.99

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