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Weekend Wine Tastings

Italian Wine Tasting with Casey Gruttadouria
Friday, February 15th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2017 Fratelli Alessandria, Favorita, Piedmont, Italy
Regularly $17.99, Tasting Price $14.99
A revered local varietal in the Piedmont, Favorita is a cousin to the celebrated white grape varietals of Liguria – Pigato and Vermentino. The wine is fresh and delicate, with notes of white pulp fruit and flowers. Excellent as an aperitif and with fish-based meals.

2017 Bruna, Pigato Maje, Liguria, Italy
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $18.69
This wine comes from vineyards grown on calcerous rock and blue clayey soils rich in micro and macro fossil fauna, leading to a wine with elegance, freshness and minerality. Floral and fruity (yellow peach, citron) with notes of aromatic herbs and Mediterranean scrub. Fresh and savory on the palate, extremely pleasant.

2016 Montenidoli, Chianti Colli Senesi, Tuscany, Italy
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
This Chianti, from the Colli Senesi sub-zone, is stunningly expressive. The wine is clean, fresh and lively with a ton of character. Flavors of dried cranberry and cherry are met with notes of dried tobacco leaf and warm rocky earth. A perfect balance of tannin and acidity makes the wine delicious and easy to drink.

2016 Sesta di Sopra, Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
Fresh fruit with toasty vanilla notes, this is an elegant, austere expression of Sangiovese from one of Montalcino’s most respected Brunello houses. “A fresh and very clean red with cherry and hints of chocolate character. Medium body, fresh acidity and a crisp finish. Bright and linear. Tiny production and from a top cult Brunello producer.” 92 Points, James Suckling

2016 Fratelli Alessandria, ‘Prinsiot’ Nebbiolo, Langhe, Italy
Regularly $22.99, Tasting Price $19.54
A younger brother of Barolo, spending 10-12 months in oak rather than the 36 required for Barolo, the Langhe Nebbiolo is an important wine with a nice structure and complexity. Elegant and balanced indeed are the typical flowery notes; wild rose and violet, also boasting a lovely and familiar red fruit.

 

Post Valentine’s Day Hangover Wine Tasting with John Mooradian
Saturday, February 16th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2017 Gerard Bertrand, Perles de Sauvignon Blanc, Languedoc, France
Regularly $15.99, Tasting Price $13.59
A new, fresh and vibrant wine from the powerhouse Languedoc producer, this boasts abundant aromas of green plum, gooseberry, orange rind and garrigue herbs. The lightweight palate is clean and refreshing, with a mouthwatering citrus verve to the close.

2015 Oceana, Chablis, Burgundy, France
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
The 2015 Oceana Chablis is scented of green apples, white peaches and lemon zest with hints of crushed stones. Light to medium-bodied, the palate has great freshness cutting through a lovely intensity of citrus and apple flavors, finishing with persistent mineral and herbal notes.

2017 Cardedu, Monica, Sardinia, Italy
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Juicy, low in tannin, and brightly refreshing, Sardinia’s Monica grape is a variety that makes perfect sense for its surroundings. This is a straightforwardly delicious pleasure with a distinctly Mediterranean feel.

2015 Owen Roe, “Abbot’s Table” Red Blend, Columbia Valley, WA
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
This wine, with its unique varietal diversity, is rich in red fruit notes, with balanced flavors and acidity, exuding charm and texture. The grapes for this wine come from estate vineyards as well as vineyards farmed by other dedicated families in beautiful eastern Washington State.

2015 Empire Cellars, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, CA
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
This wine pours an intense purple/red with a lovely bouquet of black fruits with an emphasis on currants nuanced with cocoa and thyme. Full-bodied and smooth with lush tannins, the wine finishes with notes of blackberry liqueur and subtle earthy notes.