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Weekend Wine Tastings

Christmas Italian Style with Nick Mucci of Mucci Imports
Thursday, December 14th, 6 to 8pm

Featured Wines

NV Cantina Della Volta Bianca Brut Spumante, Emilia Romagna
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
Golden reflections and persistent graceful bubbles make this sparkling wine uniquely elegant. As you drink the wine, you can immediately perceive layered fruit notes, with citrus leading the way. It is fresh and sophisticated on the palate, its flavor persists thanks to its distinctive balance of acidity and velvet finish. It’s gorgeous color and elegant structure make for a beautiful glass of sparkling wine. A perfect way to celebrate the holidays, try with soft runny cheeses.

2015 Vigne Guadagno Greco di Tufo, Campagna
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Minty herbs complicate tropical fruit and caramel on the nose and tactile palate. Finishes rich and savory with plenty hunger inspiring acidity. Look to wines like this to go with your seafood feast or gatherings.

2013 Palmento Costanzo “Mofete” Etna Rosso, Sicily
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Subtle aromas of red berry, brimstone and a floral note lead the way. The palate offers juicy red cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon and clove while a mineral note signals the close. It’s still young but balanced, with fresh acidity and firm, refined tannins. Earthier dishes like lamb, duck or mushrooms would really compliment this wine quite nicely.

2013 Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso, Veneto
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
A blend comprised of Corvina, Rondinella, and Molinara, this blend, which is in all classic Valpolicella, is passed over dried Amarone skins, which spurns a secondary fermentation and adds color, depth and a rich, luxurious texture. Notes of black cherry, dried tobacco, figs and even a touch of baking chocolate develop over a long finish with soft, gathering tannins. Try it out with roasted root vegetables, aged cheeses or a hefty Bolognese.

2011 Amarone della Valpolicella Classico, Veneto
Regularly $44.99, Tasting Price $37.99
The soil here in Negrar consists of a marble-lime base with extensive tufaceous patches. The best grapes are hand-picked, eventually undergoing a very slow fermentation(40-50 days). The must starts fermentation inside 50 hl tanks. The wine has a strong garnet red color and intense aromas of spices, with flavors of tobacco and dried fruits with a tart-almond finish.  This is great with braised oxtail or a past with sugo.

 

Holiday Wine Tasting with Martin Langer of Oz Wines
Friday, December 15th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2014 Contrada Salandra ‘Campi Flegrei’ Falanghina, Campanga, Italy
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Pale straw-green. Green apple aromas are complicated by curious notes of honey, cucumber and cilantro. Then rich and ripe with candied orange peel, chamomile and ripe yellow apple flavors. Finishes long, very mineral and tactile, but a little less precise than usual. The warm growing season has turned what is almost always Italy’s best Falanghina wine into a different beast than usual, showier and riper. A wonderful wine with Christmas ham or porchetta.

2015 Didier Delagrange Saint Romain, Burgundy, France
Regularly $34.99, Tasting Price $29.74
Floral aromas on the nose, with a pleasing lemon and citrus fruit flavor in the mouth. Its freshness combined with a strong minerality gives this wine an elegant quality. Serve with light fish dishes, vegetables or Camembert cheese.

NV Jean-Marc Sélèque ‘Solessence’ Brut Rosé, Champagne, France
Regularly $42.99, Tasting Price $36.49
Red berries, citrus zest, toasted brioche and smoky minerals on the deeply perfumed nose. Chewy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sharply focused strawberry and blood orange flavors braced by a jolt of chalky minerals. The mineral element adds lift and cut to the expansive finish, which clings with strong smoky tenacity. Great for late night wrapping and popcorn.

2016 Illahe Vineyards Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $23.99, Tasting Price $19.99
Fresh red berry and floral aromas are given depth by suggestions of anise and mocha. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Silky tannins come on late and add structure to a long, spicy finish that leaves notes of star anise and candied rose behind. This is a wonderful roast beef wine.

2011 Remelluri Reserva, Rioja, Spain
Regularly $39.99, Tasting Price $33.99
Ripe red berries, dried flowers, illicit herb and smoky minerals on the exotically perfumed nose. The palate offers spicy, penetrating, concentrated flavors of black raspberry, cherry compote and floral pastilles, with a zesty mineral quality building in the glass. Anybody that is thinking of serving lamb should consider this wine.

 

Holiday Wines Part III with Steve Longworth of Atlantic Imports
Saturday, December 16th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines – TBA