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French and Spanish Wine Tasting with Liz Stern of Vineyard Road
Friday, March 24th, 5 to 8pm
2015 La Val Albarino, Galacia, Spain
Regularly $15.99, Tasting Price $13.59
Crisp and citrusy, this Albarino from Galacia is refreshing and easy to drink. On the nose it is floral and herbaceous while the palate shows rich notes of citrus and pear. Good as an aperitif, it also works well with scallops or fish.
2015 Domain Manciat Poncet Macon-Charnay ‘Les Chenes’, Burgundy, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
This 100% Chardonnay from Burgundy is only aged in stainless steel so you get a pure expression of the grape without any “makeup” from oak. This wine offers spice and ripe apple and pear flavors. A tangy, almost peppery character suggests ginger. Pair this with mustard braised chicken or thai food.
2016 Bodegas Hermanos Pecina Rioja Rosado, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
This 100% Garnacha from Spain is from an organic family estate. Bursting with juicy, jubilant crushed wild berries, tangy pink grapefruit zest, and delicate rosey florals, with buoyant acidity and salty, rocky minerality. This is the perfect spring and summer sipper.
2015 Anne Sophie Dubois Fleurie ‘l’Alchimiste’, Beaujolais, France
Regularly $23.99, Tasting Price $19.99
Beautiful delicate fruit and minerality are showcased in this stunner from the Fleurie Cru in Beaujolais. This wine has a highly perfumed nose of raspberry and spice. Dark berry, rose and white pepper create an intriguing and tasty finish. Serve this red slightly chilled with roast chicken or pork.
2015 Vina Zorzal Garnacha – Navarra, Spain
Regularly $12.99, Tasting Price $10.99
This wine is from a small, family-run estate that focuses on showcasing the indigenous varieties of Spain. Old-vine Garnacha offers red and dark fruits with a smoky minerality. Medium-bodied with a grippy finish. A juicy and cheerful wine that goes well with paella or stewed chicken.
Killer Wines with Kate Toth of Winebow Wines
Saturday, March 25th, 4 to 7pm
2015 Round Pond Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, California
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $18.69
Gorgeously perfumed, showing bright aromatics of honeydew melon, lychee, and key lime zest. Clean and lively on entry, this wine’s first impression is silky with hints of ripe pear and white peach. Rich, tropical fruit notes evolve on the palate, leading to a beautifully balanced lingering finish of candied green apple and lemon meringue.
2016 Sierra Cantabria Rosé, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Clean and bright salmon color. Aromas of red berries, aniseed light notes and nuances of fresh fruit, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, pomegranate. Fresh, fragrant, well balanced, wrapped by the fruit and acidity with memories of pomegranate, watermelon. Intense, persistent, leaving a lively length.
2014 Darting Pinot Meunier, Pfalz, Germany
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
“This ’14 was made mostly in large (3,000 liter) casks and a “couple” new barriques; it’s round, “sweet” and juicy, like raw pretzel dough and chocolate caramel; it’s more plump and has less acidity than the ’13, and it’s both darker and richer. So get your freak on with some Teutonic Meunier, which is titanic and not too-tannic.” Terry Theise
2013 Castello di Neive Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $34.99, Tasting Price $29.74
The grapes for this wine come from some of the most-respected vineyards in the Barbaresco DOCG (Gallina, Messoirano, Valtorta, and a part of Santo Stefano). It is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown on vines that average 30 years of age. Medium garnet in color, aromas of red fruits and cassis are complemented by delicate hints of licorice, smoke, and caramel. The tannins in this wine are central to the mouth feel, yet they are neither astringent nor tight…in other words, a perfect example of the Neive style.
2014 Round Pond Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
Regularly $36.99, Tasting Price $31.44
The nose is enticing with deep aromatics of blackberries, plum, crème de menthe, and dark chocolate. The entry is elegant and builds to a luscious mid-palate, full of freshly picked berries, black licorice, and cassis. The wine continues to build up to a brooding finish that is dark, lingering on the palate with leather and cocoa dust, begging to be revisited.