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Weekend Wine Tastings

The Return of the Jedi with Arik Colbath of Charles River Wines
Friday, April 12th, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2017 Mont-Rubi, Xarel-lo “White”, Penedes, Spain
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
A youthful and vibrantly fruited wine with sweet herbal scents with fresh green fennel at it’s crescendo. This bottling is full of the fruit flavors typical of the Xarel·lo variety: tart green apple, Limonera pear, pineapple skin, and faint notes of Spanish jasmine. A wine that is at once intensely fruited while remaining lightly herbal and refreshingly mineral.

2017 Boundary Breaks, Line 239 Riesling, Finger Lakes, New York
Regularly $19.99, Tasting Price $16.99
Bright with citrusy acidity, the aromas of sweet honeysuckle are balanced by a slightly dry minerality, and a lingering finish that makes us think of ginger and caraway. While not very bone-dry, it’s definitely drier and more savory than the Rieslings were used to. The sweetness here is more a complementary finish, like the way a drizzle of honey finishes a strong cup of black tea.

2018 Brooks, Rose of Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Bright, rose-tinged copper in color, this fresh young wine brings lemon and strawberry flavors, with a tart, juicy attack. It’s the sort of rosé that’s perfect for a picnic, with enough heft to stand up to all that fried chicken.

2017 Mont-Rubi, Garnacha “Black”, Penedes, Spain
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
Black is a young and lively wine with an intense purple hue that hints at the delicious fruit to come. The boisterous nose is full of wild berry and Murcian plum accented by a floral note of violets. The wine is silky smooth on the palate, but with a fresh definition that leaves you wanting more. The lingering finish of blackberries continues from one sip to the next. We featured this wine earlier this year and it became something of a runaway hit. Here’s your chance to see what all the fuss is all about!

2016 Jacques Girardin, Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy, France
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Fresh and elegant nose with dark fruit aromas – black and red currants, blackberries, plums. Supple wine, lightly structured, fruity and fresh. Classic Pinot Noir with a touch of Burgundian earthiness in the elegant finish. Taste what 13 generations of winemaking can produce.

 

Old World Wine Tasting with John Mooradian
Saturday, April 13th, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2017 Cantine Rallo, Cataratto, Sicily, Italy
Regularly $12.99, Tasting Price $10.99
This organically produced Cataratto from the Rallo house is a delightfully fresh and vibrant expression of this native varietal. Crisp and clean with aromatics of white flowers, peach and lemon zest with just a subtle hint of almond on the finish. Loads of Mediterranean sunshine make this wine shine.

2015 Hexamer, Riesling Quarzit, Nahe, Germany
Regularly $17.99, Tasting Price $14.99
Great wine from a great vintage. Harald Hexamer’s “Quarzit” Riesling from the Medderheim Rheingrafenberg vineyard is a gorgeous example of how delightful a Riesling can be. Incredibly fragrant and rich on the palate, this is a gorgeous wine that shows an immense level of complexity while still being very approachable. The fruit for this wine was harvested at a very advanced level of ripeness (spatlese, for you kids keeping track at home), but the finish is wonderfully clean and dry. This would make a lovely bottle to place on your holiday table.

2018 Domaine Gueneau, Sancerre Rose, Loire, France
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $20.99
Flowers and ripe red cherries abound in this juicy and delicious rose from Sancerre. Elisa Gueneau takes a sustainable approach to working the land in both Chavignol and Sury-en-Vaux to produce this lip-smacking expression of Pinot Noir rose. Bright pink in color, the wine shows notes of berry, citrus with a distinct mineral note that’s characteristic of Sancerre.

2017 Cantine Rallo, Nero d’Avola, Sicily, Italy
Regularly $12.99, Tasting Price $10.99
The companion red to Cantine Rallo’s Grillo is this fragrant Neroo d’Avola also produced organically from hillside vineyards of Alcamo. Produced entirely without oak, look for bright and fresh notes of cherry, red currants, and just a suggestion of fresh herbs. Easy to love, this is a great all-season red that’ll go great with food off of the grill or just with pleasant company.

2016 Arnaud Lambert, Saumur Champigny “Terres Rouge”, Loire, France
Regularly $21.99, Tasting Price $18.69
The vineyards that make up this charming and utterly delicious wine come from Saumur-Champigny’s most southern hill, Saint-Cyr-en-Bourg. Les Terres Rouges is composed of numerous small plots blended into one larger south-facing vineyard area, just across from the now famous hill, Brézé. The cool harvest conditions, clay and limestone soils, and a life spent in stainless steel tanks renders this wine medium bodied with a clean and refreshing finish. Indeed, the sand plays its part as well bringing the fruits and flowers in the bouquet to the ethereal realm.