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Weekend Wine Tastings

Wines of Trimbach Estate with Adrienne Bouchat
Friday, July 13th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2016 Trimbach Pinot Blanc, Alsace, France
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
“Bright straw. Delicately honeyed white stone fruit aromas and flavors. Lively and zingy, boasting good concentration of flavor and a delightful lingering fruity juiciness. A really delicious Alsace Pinot Blanc that offers plenty of early appeal.” 91 points Vinous

2015 Trimbach Riesling, Alsace, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
“Bright straw-green. Peony, mirabelle and mint on the enticing nose. Crisp and fresh in the mouth, with very high but harmonious acidity nicely shaping the ripe flavors of peach and lychee; is there just a trace of super-ripe grapes thrown in the blend here? Manages the neat trick of tasting lemony fresh and very light on its feet while delivering sneaky concentration and depth. Outstanding entry-level Riesling wine.” 91 points Vinous

2014 Trimbach Pinot Gris, Alsace, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
“Straw-green. Intriguing aromas of lemon, green apple, pear and smoke are lifted by notes of lavender and cinnamon. Supple yet quite bright in the mouth, showing good acid cut to the juicy flavors of ripe pear, baked apple and sweet spices. Finishes very dry and pure, with noteworthy persistence and an impression of high acidity. I found this to be extremely lemony (“at 2 g/l residual sugar and roughly 7 g/l total acidity, this is the driest Pinot Gris I have ever made,” admitted Pierre Trimbach), but as the estate holds onto its wines for at least a couple of years prior to releasing them, it’s likely this will have rounded out considerably by the time you get a chance to taste it. A resolutely dry, food-friendly, very promising Alsace Pinot Gris.” 90+ Points Vinous

2007/09 Trimbach ‘Cuvee Frederic Emile’ Riesling, Alsace, France
Regularly  $69.99, Tasting Price $59.49
“Pale straw-green color. Quince, chlorophyll, licorice, menthol, jasmine and lemon verbena on a nose that’s surprisingly perfumed for what was a very warm vintage. Fragrant, fresh and clean on entry, with harmonious but lively acidity lifting the lemon and lime flavors complicated by minty herbs, quinine and licorice.” 92 points Vinous

2015 Trimbach Pinot Noir, Alsace, France
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
“Bright deep ruby. Herbs and flint on the stone-accented dark berry aromas and flavors. Finishes long and mineral, featuring lingering hints of gunflint and small dark berries. Not the last word in complexity but bright and fresh.” 90 points Vinous

 

Summer Sparklers with Elias Hayward
Saturday, July 14th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

NV Pierre Sparr Cremant d’Alsace Brut Reserve, Alsace, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Light yellow with green reflexes and fine pearls glitter in the glass, while the nose offers delicious flavors of Galia-melon, sweet woodruff and dried mango, lots of minerals and hints of nuts. This soft sparkling leaves a pleasant feeling on the palate, accompanied by a racy powerful body, followed by a crispy lemon taste that brings freshness to this Crémant. Try this with roast pork.

NV Pierre Sparr Cremant  d’Alsace Rosé, Alsace, France
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Salmon pink color; fresh aromas of soft red berries, predominantly strawberry and raspberry. On the palate, round and fruity with hints of peach; the flavors are intense, with lively acidity framed by a well-made structure and delicate bubbles. The finish is smooth, clean and dry. Try with roast chicken.

NV Schramsberg ‘Mirabelle’ Brut, North Coast, California
Regularly $29.99, Tasting Price $25.49
Fresh aromas of sweet red apple, pineapple and citrus blossom, are complemented by nuances of warm caramel and fresh sourdough. The palate is crisp and lively, with exotic flavors of guava and papaya, followed by Mandarin orange and Meyer lemon. The wine finishes with a tangy acidity that lingers in the mouth. Try this with grilled chicken or salmon.

NV Schramsberg ‘Mirabelle’ Brut Rosé, North Coast, California
Regularly $31.99, Tasting Price $26.99
The Mirabelle Rosé has generous aromas of fresh raspberry, strawberry, and orange blossom. The hints of glazed pear and peach delicately join the bright bursting flavors of cherry and watermelon. The palate is tangy on entry with a mouthwatering acidity and a long, lingering finish. Try with butter poached lobster.

2014 Schamsberg Blanc de Blanc, Napa/Sonoma, California
Regularly $39.99, Tasting Price $33.99
The 2014 Blanc de Blancs has bright aromas of apple, tropical fruit and baked bread, which intermingle with hints of lemon blossom, vanilla wafer and baked pear. Candied citrus, green apple, apricot, and pineapple vibrate on the palate, which ends clean and refreshing with a quenching drive. Nothing is better with Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine than fried chicken.