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Weekend Wine Tastings

Special Beaujolais Tasting with Jackson Jarmon of Mise Wines
Thursday, November 21st, 6 to 8pm

Featured Wines

2017 Chateau des Rontets, Pouilly-Fuisse “Clos Varambon”
Regularly $42.99, Special Tasting Price $36.54
Château des Rontets has been owned by the Gazeau-Varambon family since 1850 and is located on top of a hill overlooking the village of Fuissé. The terroir at Rontets is comprised of a mixture of clay and limestone with fairly pebbly subsoil which favors good drainage. Farmed organically, the property is 6.5 hectares and the vines were planted between 1945 and 2000 for the Clos Varambon. The Clos Varambon is a wine conceived to be appreciated from its early age. It is vinified mainly in large volume containers and without new oak, in order to have all the advantages of oak while keeping a more immediate and direct expression of Chardonnay.

2016 Château des Rontets, Saint-Amour “Côte de Besset”
Regularly $35.99, Special Tasting Price $30.59
“We consider Gamay as one of the most interesting and peculiar grape varieties, and we are convinced that its potentiality and specificity can express at their best on the terroirs of Beaujolais. Our idea of the wines of Beaujolais is embodied by the works of Jules Chauvet, and we vinify our Saint-Amour following the methods of carbonic maceration which he developed at the beginning of the 1950s. This method requires a great attention to details concerning the ripening and the integrity of all the components of the grape, because it excludes destemming and adding sulfite during the fermentation.”

2017 Julien Sunier, Morgon
Regularly $34.99, Special Tasting Price $29.74
Artisan vigneron Julien Sunier hails from Burgundy, and in 2005, he purchased “La Ferme des Noisetiers”(The Hazelnut Farm), which measures just over five and a half acres. He tends to 10 acres spread across the crus of Morgon, Fleurie and Régnié andhas worked organically since the winery’s conception. The old vine grapes used in this wine come from several plots of granitic soil in southwest facing lieux dites (“named parcels”) Les Chaumes and Corcelette, which reach 250 meters and 400 meters in altitude, respectively. The wine is generous and round, offering notes of black cherry and spice that translate to the lush palate. The notable minerality is cushioned by silky tannins, offering a lingering finish.

2017 Antoine Sunier, Morgon
Regularly $32.99, Special Tasting Price $27.99
An exciting new face on the Beaujolais scene, Antoine was inspired by the “Gang of Four” (Lapierre, Thevenet, Foillard and Breton) and other young producers who put quality Cru Beaujolais back on the map in the 90s. His winemaking is low-intervention: he vinifies semi-carbonically, as he feels full carbonic would risk losing the terroir; aging is in old Burgundy barrels; and he bottles without filtration and with minimal SO2. Antoine’s Morgon is produced from a parcel of sixty year-old vines in the les Grands Cras. The wine offers up a pure and complex bouquet of black cherries, sweet dark berries, lovely soil tones, woodsmoke, a bit of balsamic topnotes and fresh thyme, med-full-bodied pure at the core and a long, tangy and beautifully balanced finish.

 

Thanksgiving Wines with Liz Stern of Vineyard Road
Friday, November 22nd, 5 to 8pm

Featured Wines

NV, Pere Mata, Cupada Rosado, Penedes, Spain
Regularly $18.99, Tasting Price $15.99
This pretty, light pink sparkler is from a tiny organic estate in Penedes, Spain. This elegant Cava has all the finesse of a Champagne at a fraction of the price! Lovely red fruit flavors and spice work well with salty appetizers like Marcona almonds, soft cheeses and jambon.

2017 Manciat-Poncet, Macon-Charnay, Burgundy, France
Regularly $16.99, Tasting Price $14.44
You can’t find a better value in Burgundy than this wine. Beautiful notes of pear and citrus with plenty of minerality make this unoaked Chardonnay the perfect pick to please all palates at your Thanksgiving table.

2016 Barmes-Buecher, Riesling Herrenweg, Alsace, France
Regularly $24.99, Tasting Price $21.24
It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Riesling!  This gorgeous wine from the Alsace region in Northern France is the perfect foil for rich food while complementing the flavors of the season with notes of stone fruit, spice and vibrant minerality.

2017 Laurent Perrachon, Morgon “Corcelette”, Beaujolais, France
Regularly $18.99, Tasting Price $15.99
This easy drinking Cru Beaujolais is serious enough to stand up to food but you will be just as happy drinking this Gamay on its own before or after your celebration. It has ripe red fruit flavors but light tannins that make it a real people pleaser.

2017 Flaneur, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Regularly $32.99, Tasting Price $27.99
This relatively new organic estate in the Willamette Valley in Oregon is producing elegant Pinot Noir that is reminiscent of Burgundy.  Balancing earthiness with tart, bright fruit this is beautiful wine will pair perfectly with your turkey this Thanksgiving!

 

Thanksgiving Wines II with John Grange
Saturday, November 23rd, 4 to 7pm

Featured Wines

2018 La Noble, Chardonnay, Languedoc, France
Regularly $11.99, Tasting Price $9.99

2016 Caves de Tain, Marsanne, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $11.99, Tasting Price $9.99

2017 Domaine Cabirau, Cotes du Roussillon, France
Regularly $15.99, Tasting Price $13.59

2016 Chateau Pegau, Cotes du Rhone “Maclura”, Rhone Valley, France
Regularly $18.99, Tasting Price $15.99

2016 Puydeval, Rouge, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Regularly $15.99, Tasting Price $13.59