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Weekend Wine Tastings

Organic Wine Tasting with Action Jackson Jarmon of Mise Wines
Friday, February 16th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

NV Zusslin Cremant d’Alsace Rosé, Alsace, France
Regularly $32.99, Tasting Price $27.99
“Brut Zéro” means no additional sweetener was added, giving this bubbly its crisp and fresh flavor profile. The combination of older vines and maturation on lees give the wine its concentration and ripeness. With refreshing acidity, Zusslin’s Crémant is the ideal party wine or perfect with food when paired with sushi, sashimi, oysters and other seafood dishes.

2015 Les Brebis Eola Amity Hills Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $26.99, Tasting Price $22.94
Only 247 cases produced from winemaker Ray Schaffer, an Eola Hills specialist. From the volcanic soils of Zenith Vineyard in the Eola Hills this Pinot Noir is wild yeast fermented and aged in Burgundy barrels for 1 year. Ripe wild strawberry and cherry fruit with wild herbs and savory notes. Will pair well with Arctic Char or Wild Salmon but also with Coque a Vin or smoked ribs.

2016 Domaine La Cabotte ‘La Coline’ Cotes du Rhone, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
The wines produced by Domaine la Cabotte have long attracted the attention of wine journalists and the main wine guides, and since the promotion of the Massif d’Uchaux appellation to the ranks of Côtes du Rhône Village wine in 2005, they are becoming discovered more and more by wine enthusiasts. This is a very fresh, delicious and approachable style of CDR!

2012 Mauro Guicheney Cotes de Duras Rouge, Southwest, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
This wine has a very focused dark fruit-forward profile and offers the potential for even greater complexity with age. On the palate crispy and ripe fruits, mixed with spice, and a good volume. Dusty tannins round out this great winter red, true varietal expression of 100% French Merlot which will accompany your slow cooked winter fare and warm you on a frigid evening.

2015 Monte Bernardi Retromarcia Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
This wine to me is always quite pretty and the 2015 vintage is no exception. Pale ruby in the glass, it smells of bright red cherry fruit, violets, and woody herbs with slightly darker earthy tone underneath. On the palate, it is light and quite refreshing with great acidity and lots of sour cherry fruit backed by delicate tannins. As a classic Chianti should be, the acidity is mouthwatering, warming up the palate for a range of food; try it with everything from classic red sauce pastas, sauteed greens, and saltier cheeses all the way to richer food like roasted lamb or game birds.

 

Under $20 Beauties with Adrienne Bouchat of Ruby Wines
Saturday, February 17th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2015 L’Ecole Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, Washington
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Lovely lift to the aromas and flavors of orange, lemon, ginger, shiso leaf and flowers. Dense but racy wine with a cooler note of pink grapefruit. Turns more citrussy and dry on the dusty, building back end. This should age well on its sound acidity. Really terrific texture and fruit here, in the style of a just off-dry Vouvray. I’d like to come back to this impressive wine in a couple years. Great with chicken or fish.

2016 Chateau Coupe Roses Rosé, Minervois, France
Regularly $11.99, Tasting  Price $9.99
Ripe red berries, cherry pit and floral oils on the emphatically perfumed nose. Juicy and open-knit, with a hint of peppery spices adding lift to the intense raspberry and cherry compote flavors. Quite concentrated but not at all heavy. Finishes smooth, broad and long, leaving suave floral and red fruit liqueur notes behind. Try with an array of cheeses and charcuterie.

2013 Domaine Antonin Guyon Hautes Cotes de Nuits Rouge, Burgundy France
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $17.59
This burgundy is over flowing with aromas of red flowers, cherries and cranberries. On the palate the sweet fruit aromas become a bit more tart and refreshing, perfect for the next bite of pork, chicken or charcuterie.

2016 Domaine de Pavillon Cotes de Brouilly, Beaujolais, France
Regularly $23.99, Tasting Price $19.99
Complex, incisive scents of fresh red berries, blood orange, allspice and candied rose, lifted by a smoky mineral nuance. Juicy raspberry, cherry and spice cake flavors are accented by a hint of white pepper; bitter orange pith and rhubarb qualities lend refreshing bitterness. Try with roast pork.

2014 La Maialina ‘Gertrude’ Rosso Toscana, Tuscany, Italy
Regularly $13.99, Tasting Price $11.89
It is a plush wine loaded with jammy, ripe fruit and sweet spices. This is a much more internationally styled wine than the rest of the offerings from La Maialina. It, too, is a terrific value. Try with grilled steak.