Wine Tasting 1/22/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on January 17, 2019 No Comments yet


Tuesday January 22nd 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Rodney Strong Upshot White Blend

 Sonoma, California

50% Chardonnay, 18% Gewurtzraminer, 15% Pinot Noir, 12% Viognier, 5% Sauvignon Blanc

This bright wine bursts with aromas of white peach, apricot and jasmine blossom with flavors of melon, peach and a wet stone minerality followed by a crisp yet full finish.

BTG $7.25    Retail $15.99 

 2016 Ferrari Carano Chardonnay

Sonoma, California

This Chardonnay delights with aromas of pear, white peach, orange blossom, vanilla, graham cracker and buttercream, perfectly balanced by flavors of Fuji apple, cinnamon, apricot, quince and hazelnut. Lingering creamy and toasted oak notes round out the finish.

BTG $8.50 Retail $20.99

2015 Cappezzana Barco Reale

Tuscany, Italy

Purplish dark and deep red with ruby red shades. Intense aromas of ripe blackberries and dark cherries with a hint of oak. Concentrated, with sweet, dense tannins and a lush, velvety texture with dark berry fruit flavors mingling on the finish.

90 pts James Suckling

BTG $7.50   Retail $16.99

2015 Clos de los Siete

Mendoza, Argentina

50% Malbec complemented with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Petit Verdot

A fine and fresh wine with blueberries and fresh herbs. Medium body, refined and focused. Linear and tight texture. Very long and bright. Layered and delicious. 93 pts James Suckling, 91 pts Wine Spectator

BTG $8.25          Retail 19.99

2016 Copper & Thief Bourbon Barrel aged Red Blend   

Lodi, California

31% Syrah, 28% Merlot, 20% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 3% Malbec, and 4% Other Red Blenders.

A dark and jammy red wine blend loaded with bourbon-inspired flavors and aromas. Crafted by Cellarmaster, Jeff Kasavan, the wine is aged for three months in bourbon barrels, which gives way to soft, velvety tannins with a subtle heat. The combined result is a rich flavor, with a long, lingering finish.

BTG $8.75      Retail $21.99

Wine Tasting 1/15/19

Posted in Uncategorized by hvine on January 10, 2019 No Comments yet


Tuesday January 15th 2019

6-9 Pm No charge for Tastings

2017 Cedar + Salmon Pinot Gris

 Willamette Valley , Oregon

Perfumed with stone fruit aromas like nectarine, peach, and apricot. A touch of lime oil adds to the alluring aromas. This wine is crisp on the palate with hints of lemon rind and then opens up to a lovely mix of exotic fruits like kiwi fruit, mango, and guava. The finish is crisp, dry and refreshing. 93 Pts Tasting Panel, 91 Pts Wilford Wong

BTG $7.75    Retail $17.99 

 2017 Juan Gil Blanco

Jumilla, Spain

Moscatel / Muscat.

Light, green-tinged gold. Fresh melon, peach and kiwi aromas are complemented by jasmine and white pepper. Juicy, tightly wound pit fruit and honeydew flavors. Delivers a lot of juicy, refreshing fruit and comes off almost weightless on the long, intensely spicy finish.

89 Pts Robert Parker

BTG $6.75 Retail $12.99

2017 Stoller Pinot Noir

Dundee Hills, Oregon

Made with estate Pinot Noir, this wine saw whole berry, native yeast fermentation before aging primarily in neutral French oak for nine months. Notes of bright red fruit, baking spice, cola and earth are met with silky tannins, layers of complexity and a lengthy finish — a classic representation of the Dundee Hills.93 Pts Wine Spectator PV

BTG $10.00   Retail $24.99

2015 Peju Merlot

Napa Valley, California

Fragrant aromas of bright raspberry, blueberry and cigar box introduce the lush plum, blackberry and currant flavors of this firmly structured Merlot. With mouth-filling tannins, this wine is complex and decadent featuring layers of mocha, anise and crème brûlée. Culminating with elegance and hints of cocoa nibs, this Merlot will continue tomature for the next 6- 8 years.

BTG $10.75          Retail 27.99

2016 Cesari Mara Ripasso   

Veneto, Italy

75% Corvina 5% Molinara 20% Rondinell

Named after the Cesari family matriarch, Mara is vinified using the Valpolicella’s exclusive Ripasso technique. Fresh wine was refermented on the Amarone pomace to create a smooth, elegant wine with an aromatic bouquet of ripe cherries. Mara Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso boasts a persistent, warm finish with round tannins after aging in large Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months.

90 Pts Tasting Panel

BTG $8.25      Retail $19.99