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Weekend Wine Tastings

Rhone Blends with Dave Saul
Friday, January 19th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2015 Piaugier ‘La Grange’ Cotes du Rhone Rouge, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
A wild, pungent bouquet evokes fresh red and dark berries, licorice and game, and a peppery element adds vivacity. Juicy and light on its feet, offering bitter cherry and cassis flavors that unfold slowly with air. Grilled meat is always a good choice with Cotes du Rhone.

2010 Camino del Villar ‘Aliaga’ Garnacha, Navarra, Spain
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $18.69
Fresh red fruits and rose on the spice-accented nose and in the mouth. Showing a lot of fruit today. Smooth and seamless, with good finishing punch and cling. Try with a roast leg of lamb.

2014 Chateau Lancyre ‘Coste d’Aleyrac’, Pic St Loup, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Perfumed, Northern Rhone-like aromas of black raspberry, mint, leather and violet. Classy, juicy flavors of dark berries, asian spices and sweet oak, nicely framed by ripe acids. Try with braised short ribs.

2014 Jean David Seguret, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $22.99, Tasting Price $19.54
Made from Grenache with Syrah, Mourvedre and Carginan this CDR is from 50 year old vines and shows both red and black fruits, black tea, generous peppery spice notes and a well rounded textured tannin in the finish. Will pair well with wild mushrooms, earthy flavors, charcuterie, steak, etc.

2012 Langmeil “3 Gardens” GSM – Barossa Valley, Australia
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Expressive aromas of raspberry, fresh flowers and peppery spices, with a gentle smoky overtone. Open-knit red fruit flavors show good clarity and gain sweetness with air. Finishes smooth and spicy, with good length and no obvious tannins. The dense fruit and spice in this wine beg for lamb.

 

 

Wines of Alsace with Dave Saul
Friday, January 20th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2016 Hugel ‘Gentil’
Regularly $14.99, Tasting Price $12.74
Fresh citrus and floral aromas and flavors are simple and bright. Offers surprising texture for an entry-level wine, finishing bright and clean, with average length. A very complex blend of Sylvaner, Riesling and Pinot Gris, plus a little Gewürztraminer, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrois, Muscat d’Ottonel and Muscat d’Alsace. This wine is great for all occasions, appetizers, dinner or just hanging out.

2015 Kuentz- Bas Riesling
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Straightforward nose offers hints of exotic fruits and flowers. Then fresh green apple and peach in the mouth where an element of jasmine gives lift to the fruit flavors. Riesling should find a home at nearly every table. This wine would be a hit with Asian food, roasted sausage and sauerkraut, it is even good with pulled pork.

2014 Hugel Pinot Gris
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Lovely nose of apple, pear and caramel; not unlike a fresh summer-fruit cocktail. Then more austere on the palate, but with fresh, lively apple and pear flavors. Pinot Gris is an often under utilized food companion. Try this with pork braised in a cream sauce.

2016 Willy Gisselbrecht Gewurztraminer
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
This wine has intense aromas of lychee, rose and clove. On the palate the wine is a tropical fruit cocktail of pineapple, lychee and citrus. This is the perfect white for pungent cheeses like Muenster.