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Weekend Wine Tastings

 

European Vacation with Carmen “Griswold” Patti
Friday, February 24th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2015 Anne Amie “Cuvee A” Muller-Thurgau, Willamette Valley
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Estate-grown Muller-Thurgau comes from vines first planted in 1979. Crisp, fresh, and dry, it is a charming example of the variety at its best. This wine is a versatile match for mildly spicy foods like Thai, Creole, or Mexican.

2016 Bodegas As Laxas Albariño, Rias Baixas, Spain
Regularly $17.99, Tasting Price $14.99
Pale yellow. Vibrant aromas of tangerine, lemon zest and quince, with a bright mineral quality and mounting florality. Succulent, silky and precise, offering vibrant citrus and pear flavors that are given clarity by refreshing spiciness. Nicely balanced and mineral-driven, with a tangy, sharply delineated finish. A lovely partner for a plate of garlic shrimp.

2014 Xavier Benier Cotes du Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
These wines are herbal and earthdriven expressions of Gamay. The fruit of the varietal is present but Bénier’s interest lies in the integrated tannins and savory flavors that speak to terroir. Welcoming vintage variation, Bénier coaxes complexity from his fruit, yielding a tour de force in each cuvée. Try with earthy mushroom dishes, roasted game or salmon.

2015 Jasci Montepulciano d’Abruzzo, Abruzzo, Italy
Regularly $15.99, Tasting Price $13.59
Intense aromas of dark red plum, black cherry and black currant. Ripe fruit flavors are a nice counter balance to the wine’s zesty acidity and spice. Try pairing this wine with party favorites such asian style wings, pizza and charcuterie.

2011 Chateau Lamartine Cuvee Particuliere, Cahor, France
Regularly $26.99, Tasting Price $22.94
Light red color, intense nose of dark fruit and hints of liquorice. On the palate this is full of roasted red and black fruit and red crushed fruit with a wash of fresh red and black fruit on the finish. A strong long lasting finish is a wonderful selection for grilled leg of lamb.

 

Geeking Out with Mike “The Kuda” Kudisch
Saturday, February 25th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2015 Castelluccimiano “Shiara” Catarratto, Sicily, Italy
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Intensely mineral and saline, offering aromas and flavors of white stone fruit, yellow melon and aromatic herbs. Finishes long, very saline and with repeating hints of thyme and rosemary. Perfect for grilled chicken or grilled fish.

2015 Guiberteau Saumur Blanc, Loire Valley, France
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Herbal aroma of gooseberry, lemon and green apple. Vibrant but well-integrated racy acidity lends lift to the yellow currant and citrus fruit flavors. Boasts an unctuous depth from old vines, but still very dry, with nicely delineated spice on the finish. This chenin blanc, one of the finest of its vintage, is only beginning to show its potential. Great with shellfish.

2014 Alto 3 Reserve Malbec, Catamarca, Argentina
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Inky purple with an enticing nose of spicy raspberry jam. Flavors of mocha and blackberry compote with notes of licorice and tobacco. This is made in the classic Argentine style so try with classic Argentine churrasco.

2013 Cascina Fontana Dolcetto D’Alba, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
This wine boasts flavors and aromas of dark cherry fresh raspberry with hint of tobacco and licorice. This is thought of as the table wine of the Piedmont and does well with a number of food from pasta and pizza to charcuterie and cheese.

2015 Chateau La Croix du Mayne, Bordeaux, France
Regularly $13.99, Tasting Price $11.89
This merlot and cab blend has tasty flavors of ripe red raspberry and delicious black plum. Additional nuances of green pepper and mineralality make this a wine for burgers, steaks or other grilled meat.