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Complimentary Tastings

In addition to our special event tastings, we feature Beer and/or Wine Tastings on some Thursdays and most Fridays; both complimentary.

We think it's always better if you can TRY BEFORE YOU BUY!

 

Wine / Beer Tasting Notes

Friday, May 10th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Davide from Impero

Andrea Biasiotto Prosecco, Veneto Italy – 100% Glera.  Light straw yellow with some greenish notes, brilliant, with a fine persistent perlage. Intense aromas, with floral nuances and essences of apple, banana, and peach. Soft and elegant on the palate, with pleasant roundness, and a fresh and soft ending.

Lava Falanghina 2022, Beneventano Italy – Straw yellow. Bouquet: Intense fruit and floral notes of acacia and kaiser pear, apricot and candied citrus. Dry, soft, with a great acid structure and a long-lasting finish. 

Broccardo Diecigradi Langhe Rosato 2023, Monforte d'Alba Piedmont Italy – 90 Points James Suckling. Nebbiolo - Barbera. With a claret pink color with orange hues, it is outlined by an aromatic profile that recalls notes of apple, persimmons, and watermelon. It is a fruity and soft rosé with a medium body, fresh acidity, and a juicy finish.

Fantini Atzei Saragat Cannonau, Sardegna Italy – 100% Cannonau, better known as Grenache.  Fermented and aged in stainless steel, it is bright ruby in color with notes of ripe red strawberry, black cherry, violet and dried herbs. 

Tenuta Trerose “Santa Caterina” 2019 Vino Noble, Montepulciano Italy – 91 Points Wine Enthusiast.  100% Sangiovese.  An intense ruby-red color with purplish tints. The nose is an explosion of red and black fruit – cherries in liqueur, redcurrants, blackberries, myrtle orange and myrtle – paving the way for a plush, palate. The finish is long and captivating.

 

Thursday, May 9th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Beer Tasting with Atlas Brew Works

Dance Of Days (5.7%) 6pk - A pale ale generously hopped with bright Citra and Mosaic hops. Named in homage to the DC punk scene, this well-balanced Pale Ale has hop flavor and aroma for days.


Ponzi IPA (7.3%) 6pk - A West Coast IPA hopped with criminal disregard. Featuring five different varietals of hops: Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, Mandarina and Amarillo. This is also followed by hints of Munich malt, Ponzi’s aroma writes checks that its flavor cashes.

Bullpen Pilsner Ale (4.7%) 6pk - Bullpen Pilsner features subtle floral and earthy hop notes paired with a clean finish. Light, crisp, and refreshing. 

 
Blood Orange Gose (4.4%) 6pk - Blood Orange Gose is light bodied and effervescent. This slightly tart session sour offers a touch of salinity accompanied by sweet orange aromas and faint notes of berry. This refreshing beer; will keep you coming back for more while the low ABV makes sure you don’t regret it in the morning.

Friday, May 3rd 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Brendan from Constantine

Lubanzi Chenin Blanc 2pk Can, Swartland South Africa – 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast (Editor’s Choice). A wine filled with vibrancy, luminosity and clean minerality. Flavors of ripe summer melon, pear, white peach, and lemon peel on the palate. Not a drop different than the Chenin Blanc bottles Lubanzi has become known & loved for, and easier than ever before to share with family and friends alike.


The Ned Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand – Delightfully ripe aromas of gooseberry and white peach laced with refreshing notes of kaffir lime. The fleshy mid palate is tamed by an underlying minerally acid backbone that culminates in a bright, zesty finish.

Pavette Pinot Noir, California – Pavette stands for little peacock. Classic, easy, delicious strawberries and cherries but not too fruity beautiful minerality with a light amount of smoke phenomenal daily pinot noir. 

Broadside Margarita Vineyard Merlot, Paso Robles California – Blend: 82% Merlot, 10% Malbec, 4% Cabernet, 4% Petit Verdot.  Beguiling aromas of cherry cobbler, cinnamon, and Herbes de Provence. Robust flavors of black cherry and molasses, followed by bramble, tobacco, and bittersweet chocolate notes at the end. The substantial tannins soften on the finish.

Crow Canyon Cabernet Sauvignon, California – The wonderful balance of fruit and subtle earthiness belies this wine's low price. Ripe cherry and plum are prevalent in the nose and initial taste. Its soft finish makes this great for any dinner or for parties of any size! 

 

Friday, April 26th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Patricia from Monsieur Touton

Simonnet-Febvre Crémant De Bourgogne Brut, Burgundy France – 40% Pinot Noir, 60% Chardonnay. A harmoniously balanced wine with fine bubbles, a persistent foam, and a wonderful length in the mouth. It is fresh and powerful on the nose with aromas of citrus. Produced from vines with an average age of 20 years old and aged 24 months on the lees prior to bottling with a residual sugar of 7g/l.

Bodegas Luzón are the masters of Monastrell (Mourvedre). Located in the historic region of Jumilla in southeastern Spain, this iconic region is celebrated for its beautifully expressive wines. “Colección” are their youngest, freshest, and most daring wines, due to their origin, their adaptation to their land and the climate.

Luzón Colección Blanco 2023, Jumilla Spain – 50% Macabeo, 50% Sauvignon Blanc. Yellow in color with a brilliant reflection and greenish hints. Green apple aromas blend with citric and tropical notes. On the palate, it is unctuous with a balanced acidity and a persistent finish.
Luzón Colección Monastrell 2023, Jumilla Spain – 100% Organic Monastrell. Intense purple in color with aroma that is reminiscent of redberry fruits such as cherries, strawberries and black plums and a spicy finish. It is juicy and fresh with a pronounced, captivating body and a long vibrant finish.

Château Puech-Haut is a prestigious estate in eastern Languedoc producing top quality wines for very reasonable prices. The wines from Puech-Haut are rich and lush but also show the earthy and mineral character of the rocky clay-limestone soils of the region. They benefit from both its proximity to the Mediterranean and the rugged, mountainous interior.

Chateau Puech-Haut - Argali Rose 2023, Languedoc Roussillon France – 91 Points James Suckling. 40% Cinsault, 60% Grenache. Lovely pale color, complex and flattering citrus nose. It offers clean, crisp notes of white peach, strawberries, and hint of flowers in the mouth. A great very balanced rosé for all occasions.

Chateau Puech-Haut - Prestige Rouge 2018, Languedoc Roussillon France – 91 Points Jeb Dunnuck. 10% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 60% Syrah. Deep garnet color, nose with notes of raspberry, black pepper and undergrowth. The palate is full, complex with aromas of black cherry, plumb, garigue and herbs with a light woody touch in the finish.
 

Friday, April 19th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Beer Tasting with Marshall from The Brookeville Beer Farm

Philsner Pilsner (4.5%) 6pk - Soft floral peppery notes ride a dry malt core. Finishes with a touch of white bread crust. Clean and balanced.
 

Oriole Summer Ale (5.25%) 6pk - A Summer Ale brewed with oranges and orange zest.


Doubly Interdependent (9%) 4pk - Interdependence IPA intensified with rich notes of grapefruit, stone fruit, and ripe berries throughout. Clean, dry malts make for a great foundation for this all-Mosaic DIPA.


Jackson Mountain Cider (5%) 6pk - Hard Cider made with Peaches. Semi-sweet with a bold apple flavor and a blend of peach deliciousness.
 

Friday, April 5th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Ben from Banville Wine Merchants

Domaine des Coltabards Sancerre, Loire Valley France – 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Exposure: Southeast. Soil: Terre Blanche (Kimmeridgian clay), limestone. Tasting notes: Vibrant floral aromas (white flowers) and fruit (grapefruit, orange) on the nose. The palate is round and well-balanced with remarkable length and freshness on the finish. 

Domaine Courtault-Michelet Chablis – 100% Chardonnay. Vineyard age: 30-year-old vines. Exposure: South/South-West. Soil: Clay and limestone. Tasting notes: Pale gold color with peach and apricot on the nose. Vibrant and expressive on the palate with magnificent structure. 

Chateau l'Escarelle Rumeurs Rosé IGP Méditerranée, Provence France – Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault. Tasting notes: Radiant and pale pink in appearance. Summer fruits, blackcurrant, raspberry on the nose. A wonderfully elegant Rosé. A fun, generous wine, ideal for sharing with friends. The fruity aromas of this easy-drinking wine make it perfect for an aperitif or enjoyed with tapas, a tasty pizza, or a little charcuterie.

Réserve de La Abbé AOC Côtes du Rhône, France – 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Cinsault. Tasting notes: The color is a beautiful deep garnet with purple reflections. Very fragrant, currant, strawberry, and cherry aromas with hints of black pepper, cinnamonand licorice. Medium-bodied and silky in the mouth with mature, round tannins. Enjoy with meats, grilled vegetables, or full-flavored cheeses.

Chateau Mascard Bordeaux 2015, Haut-Médoc Saint-Saveur France – 65% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon. Tasting notes: This wine has a vibrant red-ruby color, aromas of black cherry and red currant with hints of pepper and pencil shavings. It is medium- bodied and moderately tannic, but smooth and generous with pleasing acidity. Try pairing with aged gouda, roast chicken, rich potato gratins, mushroom dishes, and parmesan risotto.
 

Friday, March 29th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Patricia from Monsieur Touton

FIOL Prosecco, Veneto Italy – An award-winning, refreshing, and smooth expression of the Glera grape, with beautifully balanced acidity and moderate alcohol content. FIOL Prosecco Extra Dry is lively and refreshing on the palate with an elegant bouquet of white flowers, acacia and the tangy sweetness of mature crisp apples and pears. Crafted from 100% Glera grapes.

Chateau La Freynelle Blanc 2023 Blanc, Bordeaux France – 10% Muscadelle, 60% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon. Brilliant straw robe. Lovely Fruit nose of white peaches, citrus fruits, and beeswax. Elegant, charming palate with good fruit flavors and a smooth buttery finish. A lovely dry wine that is very refreshing. Serve chilled with seafood, pasta, chicken, veal, and pork.

Les Dauphins Rose 2023, Cotes Du Rhone France – This wine shows a lovely pink color, with delicate aromas of summer fruits. Full flavored and refreshing with a lingering finish. It is delicious as an aperitif. Perfect accompaniment to starters, salads and grilled fish or meats. 80% Grenache, 10% Cinsault & 10% Syrah.

Frederic Esmonin Les Montevrieres Pinot Noir 2022, Burgundy France – 100% Pinot Noir. Les Montvrières is a classic Burgundy style Pinot Noir with bright red fruit notes of fresh cherry and strawberries. It is bright and smooth in the mouth with nice freshness and layers of flavor delivering excellent length on the palate. A great food pairing with pot roast, roasted chicken, pork chops, seared tuna, mild cheeses and dishes with black truffles and porcini mushrooms.

Clos de l'Esperance Lussac St. Emilion 2022, Bordeaux France – 91-92 Points James Suckling. Clos de l’Esperance has a rich and round bouquet of ripe red and black fruit (cherry, blackcurrant), as well as a touch of vanilla. The tannins are quite smooth. The freshness and spiciness of the nose come through in the palate. The wine is altogether beautifully balanced and elegant. Ideal with duck or lamb. 100% Merlot.

 

Friday, March 22nd 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Erin from Gallo

J Vineyards & Winery Pinot Gris, California – Following hand harvesting, they pressed whole clusters using gentle cycles to minimize extraction of harsh components from the skins and seeds. Juice from each appellation is divided into lots and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks. To preserve the freshness of the fruit and floral aromas, the wine did not undergo malolactic fermentation. Following primary fermentation, they kept vineyard lots separate until blending, allowing for the development of a range of distinctive aroma and flavor components that were harmoniously crafted into a bright, layered wine. In this wine, lavers of Kaffir lime. Green pear and pineapple complement hints of jasmine, a distinctive minerality and mouthwatering acidity.

 

Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand – 90 Point James Suckling & Wine Spectator. Whitehaven captures intense notes of passionfruit, lemongrass, and white peach in this bold, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. Superbly structured and elegantly balanced, with fresh-snipped greens and citrus characteristics that blend effortlessly with notes of tropical fruit. With its bright character and crisp finish, Whitehaven is best paired with fresh seafood, spicy Asian dishes, grilled chicken, or summer salads.

 

Hahn Pinot Noir, Monterey County California – 7 months, 25% French oak. The grapes were primarily grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, which sits on a gravelly alluvial plain beneath the Santa Lucia Mountains. Cool winds from Monterey Bay ensure gradual ripening and development of vibrant flavors. The rocky soils allow excellent drainage, enhancing intensity and promoting balanced ripeness and acidity. Vibrant aromas of red and dark cherry, raspberry and plum with subtle touches of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, silky tannins and excellent acid balance are joined by delicate flavors of red cherry and raspberry, culminating with notes of earthiness on a long and lingering finish. Best paired with blackened salmon, grilled chicken, and pasta dishes.

 

Allegrini ‘Palazzo della Torre’ Rosso. Veronese IGT Italy – 95 Points James Suckling, 90 Points Wine Spectator, Robert Parker Wine Advocate. 40% Corvina Veronese, 30% Corvinone, 25% Rondinella, 5% Sangiovese.  The wine is produced via the technique of double fermentation: most of the grapes are vinified at harvest, while the remaining part is left to partially dry (appassimento). In January the wine produced, blended with the crushed grapes, begins a second fermentation. It then ages in second use French oak barriques for 15 months, in large barrels for 2 months and is fine-tuned for 7 months in the bottle. This wine is elegant and well balanced, with a good structure and aroma. Ruby red in color with purple hues, it offers light hints of raisins, sophisticated notes of vanilla, black pepper, cloves, and cinnamon. It has a long, velvety finish and soft tannins.

 

Locations California Red, Appellations of Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, & Sierra Foothills – A project by iconic Winemaker, Dave Phinney, who brought you Orin Swift Cellars and the renowned “The Prisoner”.  Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Syrah, Malbec, Grenache. Barrel aged 10 months in French oak barrels. A diverse set of aromas present themselves—blueberry compote, maraschino cherries, brambly raspberry and a touch of licorice and tomato leaf. The palate is silky smooth, almost slippery, with bursting flavors of ripe strawberry, red plum, kirsch, and graham cracker. Chalky tannins and a long-structured finish round out the wine.

Friday, March 15th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Mark from Salveto Imports & Distributing

Poggio Costa Prosecco Brut, Friuli Italy – 100% Glera. Light, bright, and sparkling.  Aromas of juicy melon, white flowers, and hazelnut.  Green apple, honeydew melon, and fresh cut flowers.

Eva Pemper Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand – Classic, powerful bouquet of Marlborough SB with a crushed stone and ripe citrus fruits bouquet, some tropical fruit with mango and dried pineapple, there’s a distinctive tomato leaf quality adding breadth and power. Delicious on the palate with a satin touch, contrasting acid line then flavors of pineapple and red apple, citrus and some cape gooseberry then fresh herbs.

Eva Pemper Single Vineyard Pinot Noir, Marlborough New Zealand – This is a highly concentrated Pinot Noir from low yielding vines. This single vineyard wine displays rich dark fruit aromas of cherries and plums together with smoky and earthy undertones. Full bodied with immense depth of fruit flavors layered with forest floor complexity and great tannin structure. The densely layered palate of this wine shows all the complexity and richness of flavors making it ripe yet elegant wine with great structure and a juicy finish.

Bloodroot Pinot Noir, Sonoma County California – 92 Points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com 100% Pinot Noir from a blend of some of BloodRoot's favorite vineyards across Sonoma County. A California Pinot through and through, this well fruited wine is balanced by its grip and acidity. It’s hard to find a better Pinot for the money than this one.  

La Maialina 'Gertrude' Rosso, Tuscany Italy – 45% Sangiovese, 25% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon.  Winemaker: Attilio Pagli. La Maialina, named for Tuscany’s only surviving heirloom breed of pig, creates a stunning lineup of wines from the rolling hills of the same historic and rustic region. For their ‘baby Super Tuscan’ blend, Attilio leaves behind the stringent rules of Chianti winemaking and blends the international varieties of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon with the native Sangiovese. It rounds out the flavors and creates a broadly appealing wine that still speaks well of its Tuscan terroir. This plush wine is loaded with ripe fruit and sweet spices underscored with just a kiss of Italian earth. 

 

Friday, March 8th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Nick from Siema Wines

Paul D Bee Natural, Wagram Austria – An easy-drinking Natural wine with light yeasty notes, floral soft taste. Fruity and round on the palate with a subtle note of wood and cinnamon.  Unfiltered wine with a harmonious taste. Special Sale Price $9.99/bottle.
 

McPherson Les Copains White, Lubbock TX - An elegant blend of classic southern French varieties Roussanne, Viognier, Marsanne, and Picpoul, this wine is an instant crowd-pleaser. Notes of lemon and orange blossom, peach crumble, and passionfruit give way to juicy vibrancy on the palate with a crisp, minerally finish. Enjoy with grilled shrimp, raw oysters, or fish tacos.

Tegernseerhof Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel, Wachau Austria – From a winery that has been producing wine for over 5 generations! Quite expressive with notes of mandarin, lemon zest, white pepper, finishing with a subtle minerality. Perfect with roasted vegetables, grilled chicken, fresh salads, and sushi!

Paul D Rosé 200ml Can, Wagram Austria – The small Rosé for on the go! Delightful, fresh and berry! The first sip makes you think of Frizzante, whilst the Rosé starts to softly cover your palate and unveils its typical aroma. The perfect fit for spring/summer days, for festivals, at the beach or on the boat or simply outdoors in nature. 


Steininger Rose of Cabernet Sauvignon, Kamptal Austria – Beautiful salmon color, on the nose filled with dark red berries and cassis, following through on the palate with nice structure. Medium-bodied and elegant, although perceptible density in the finish.  Great flavor, minerality, and acidity. 

Cantina Kaltern Pinot Nero, Alto Adige Italy – Color: Dense cherry red.  Taste: cherry and raspberry, with hints of rose-hip tea; first impressions on palate are voluminous and soft, with a silky smooth finish.

Chateau Famaey Cuvee X Malbec, Cahors France – 100% Malbec. Matured in new oak barrels. Color: deep black with ruby reflections.  Taste: spicy with fine notes of complex wood mellowed with red & dark fruits. Violet and candied notes; a meaty wine with silky yet dense tannins which deserves fine cuisine.

 

Friday, March 1st 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Celebrating Women's History Month - Wine Tasting with Jay from Regal featuring Women Winemakers

Cambria 2021 Katherine’s Vineyard Chardonnay-Santa Maria Valley, Santa Barbara County – Winemaker Jill Russell. 94 Points Vinous Media. “…bright and chiseled, the 2021 bristles with tension. Citrus peel, chamomile, white flowers, mint, and tangerine oil are some of the notes that grace this exquisite Santa Maria Chardonnay. Partial aging in steel keeps the flavor bright.”

Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc-Sonoma County – Winemaker Marcia Torres Forno. 97.5% Sauvignon Blanc. 2.5% Semillon.  Aromas of honeydew melon, linden blossom, white peach, and guava.  Flavors of key lime blossom, nectarine, honeysuckle, and kumquat. On the palate; medium-to-light mouthfeel with balanced and bright acidity.


La Crema Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir-Sonoma County – Winemaker Samantha Poehlman. 100% French oak, 20% New. 5-6 months aging in oak. Nose: Raspberry, cranberry, black licorice, and exotic tea notes. Palate: Red cherry, plum, and boysenberry, subtle hints of espresso and cocoa nib underpin notes of spice and toast. Firm yet integrated tannins and bright acidity drives a long finish.

Freemark Abbey 2019 Napa Valley Merlot – Winemaker- Kristy Melton. 87% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine opens with aromas of ripe plum, blueberry, milk chocolate and cedar. The palate is met with flavors of wild raspberry, bramble fruits, allspice, cinnamon, dry herbs, and oak spice. The textures are supple yet vibrant with well-integrated tannins that drink beautifully now on its own or paired with a wide range of dishes.

Arrowood 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon-Knights Valley, Sonoma County – Winemaker Kristina Shideler. 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck. “Pouring a deep red, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley includes a small addition of 2% Malbec and offers aromas of cassis, roses, leather, and cedar. Full-bodied, with a wonderfully detailed and refined structure, it has fresh acidity, with wild black cherry, and great purity for the entry to the range. I love the freshness and ripe structure this has to offer along with its well-balanced oak spice. Drink 2025-2032.”

 

Friday, February 23rd 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Ryan from Opici

Luigi Bosco La Linda Torrontés, Argentina – Bright light-yellow color, with intense aromas of white flowers, citrus and herbal notes such as lavender and pine tree. It is expressive and very perfumed in the palate. It is a vibrant, direct, fluid, and fresh wine, with a distinctive varietal typicity and a persistent nice citric finish. Ideal to serve as an aperitif.


Angeline Rosé of Pinot Noir, California – 100% Pinot Noir. Notes of tart cherry, citron, tangerine zest, and peach blossoms, with mel0n and strawberries and cream on the finish. Vibrant and bright with racy acidity. Pairs well with shrimp po’boys and spicy remoulade.

Primarius Reserve Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley OR – Sourcing from Battle Creek, Howell Prairie, Waldo Hills, and Kraemer Farms.  Fruit-forward entry followed by a round middle full of huckleberries and hints of jasmine continues with red fruits on the nose.

Casas Del Bosque Carménère, Valle De Rapel Chile – Intense purple color with violet hues. The wine shows lively and vibrant, with notes of tobacco and spices. The typical green bell pepper note, characteristic of this variety, is well blended with spices from the barrel. On palate there is an equilibrium and a coherence with the nose, a sensation of volume, ripeness and soft tannins. An excellent representation of its origin.


Ruca Malen Capítulo Dos Petit Verdot, Mendoza Argentina – 100% Petit Verdot.  Deeper in the collection, Capítulo Dos encourages individuality and experimentation with new varietals. This range begins to show distinct focus on the versatility, energy, and expression of each varietal. Tasting Notes: Intense violet color with an almost black hue. On the nose, the varietal typicity is evident, with aromas of black and red fruits combined with herbal notes that provide freshness and complexity. Full bodied on the palate with good volume, a complex wine that`s intense with firm tannins and a long finish.

Friday, February 9th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - “Crush Her with Love” Wine Tasting with Brendan from Constantine

Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand –  90 Points Wine Spectator. Intensely aromatic and full of Marlborough flavor and style. Beautifully balanced and refreshing. Tropical, with guava, pineapple and mango flavors that are generous and concentrated, while vibrant acidity runs through the core. Reveals accents of lemongrass and honeycomb on the finish.

Juggernaut Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast CA – Fog and intense winds are prevalent most of the year along the Sonoma Coast. Grapes ripen with lower sugar levels while retaining higher acidity, creating sought after structure. Primarily barrel fermented in 1- & 2-year-old French oak, with about 15% fermented in stainless steel. The complex and sophisticated mouthfeel of this Chardonnay is built through a combination of French and American oak, stainless steel tanks and sur lie aging. Each technique contributes to a final blend that excites the palate. Flavor Profile: Crisp apple, vanilla bean, Asian pear. Aromatics: Lemon meringue pie, honeysuckle.

Juggernaut Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Sonoma CA – The balancing influences of sun, fog and soil composition ideally matched to cool climate grapes make the Russian River Valley an ideal sanctuary for Pinot Noir. Aged in a combination of new and used French oak barrels for an average of 12 months, this Pinot Noir shows that patience and experience matter. Aging this wine for an average of 12 months in a combination of new and used French oak barrels imparts hints of vanilla, waffle cone and toasty oak. A moderate grip of acidity and low tannins allow this expressive wine to complement a wide range of foods. Flavor Profile: Persistent flavors of red cherries, berries and spicy, floral notes. Aromatics: Intriguing perfume of stargazer lilies with hints of vanilla, waffle cone and toasty oak.

Juggernaut Cabernet Sauvignon, CA (hillside vineyards located in Sierra Foothills, Alexander Valley, Lake County, and Livermore Valley.) – Steep hillside vineyards present the ultimate challenge. Mountainous terrain tests both the grower and the vine. 11 months in new French Oak barrels. French oak beautifully transforms intense hillside fruit into a wine with uncommon richness and smooth, luxurious texture. Juggernaut hillside Cabernet is a wine that is fierce, brave, and delicious. Flavor Profile: Dense, velvety, vanilla & ripe black currants. Aromatics: Anise, black fruit and cassis.

AXIOS Worthy Reserve 2017, Napa Valley CA – 100% estate-grown fruit from Kalaris Family Vineyard in Napa Valley. Varietal Composition: Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 50%, Estate Cabernet Franc 31%, Estate Merlot 19%. 60-gallon French Oak barrels (50% new) for 27 months. Brilliant dark amethyst hue. Classic black olive, ripe blackberry, black raspberry, luscious dark plum, sweet herbs, and alluring cassis. Complex harmonious flavors, gracefully balanced with a lingering savory finish.  208 cases produced.
 

Friday, February 2nd 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Beer Tasting with The Brookeville Beer Farm

Almanac - Kellerbier (4%) 6pk - This is an Unfiltered German-Style Helles Lager with notes of freshly baked bread and a noble hop aroma.


Snow Tracks White IPA w/Orange Zest (6.5%) 6pk - A hoppy and citrusy beer, made with Wheat, Flaked Wheat, Pilsner Malt, Mosaic Hops, Amarillo Hops, Orange Peel, Oranges. Lactose Free.


Hazy Moon HDIPA (8.6%) 4pk -  Hazy Double IPA, brewed with Galaxy, Citra, & Mosaic Hops and fermented with Hornindal yeast. Medium-body with ripe notes of mango, papaya, melon, and tropical fruits.


Jackson Mountain Cider (5%) 6pk - Semi-sweet with a bold apple flavor. Notes of cinnamon and vanilla from the post-fermentation additions. Tastes like apple pie 'shine grandma used to make!


Friday, January 26th 2024 4:30pm-7:30pm - Wine Tasting with Patricia from Touton

Louis Latour Chardonnay-Viognier Duet 2021, Couteaux de l'Ardeche France – With a golden yellow-green color and a floral nose with exotic notes, the Duet is silky smooth in the mouth. It has fruity aromas of peach and apricot with a beautiful length. Pair as an aperitf, charcuterie, or fish.

 

Winter en Provence First Press Rosé 2023, Provence France – 35% Cinsault, 45% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 5% Vermentino. This elegant Rosé wine has a light color, very pale. Its nose is expressive, with notes of red fruits and mild citrus. It is a well-rounded Rosé, light and fresh, with a delightful finish. The perfect pairing with light salads, light pasta, and rice dishes, especially with seafood, raw and lightly cooked shellfish and grilled fish and goat’s cheeses.

Les Cotes Douces Gamay 2021, France – This classic Gamay has a brilliant ruby color and dark purple notes. The nose is dominated by red fruits, such as strawberry and red currant that mingle with floral notes of rose and peony. It’s finely structured in the mouth, with smooth tannins. It’s a fresh and bright wine with long-lasting aromas. The perfect pairing with roasted chicken, ham, mushrooms, and soft cheeses.

 

Ammunition Pinot Noir 2022, Sonoma County CA – Ripe black cherry framed by a subtle oakiness dominates the aromas of this medium-to-full bodied Pinot Noir. Earthy cherry and strawberry flavors with subtle oak tones of vanilla spice that are embraced by smooth, silky tannins. Wonderfully versatile for pairing, particularly enjoy this wine with pork tenderloin, mushroom risotto, ribs, aged cheese, venison, and an afternoon BLT.

 

Ammunition Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, Sonoma County CA 92 Points Tasting Panel. Blended with small amounts of Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc and aged in (50% new) French oak, this dynamo offers up aromas of blackberry and mocha coffee. Toasted oak and blueberry greet the palate on the first sip, rounded out by notes of peanut brittle. Juicy and lenghty, with fine-grained tannins and black cherry seasoned by nutmeg and white pepper on the mid-palate. The luxe finish of heather, blackberry, and anise is memorable.

Friday, December 29th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - 'Tis the Season of Wine Tastings with Dennis from Black Ankle

Albariño 2022 – Lemon, lime, and nectarine meld with a bit of melon and floral notes for beautiful complexity in the 2022 Albariño. This medium-bodied wine has a mineral and saline note that adds verve to the juicy citrus and stone fruit finish. Look for that signature creamy, honeyed note mid-palate.


Passeggiata 2022 – Passeggiata is made from Black Ankle’s bleed wine. Once the fruit is picked, destemmed, and crushed, the berries, juice, pulp, and seeds all go into a stainless-steel fermentation tank. Once the tanks are filled, their run off or "bleed" a portion of the juice. The bleed portion can be anywhere from 15% to 40% of the total juice volume. This bleeding process allows for a greater skin to juice ratio in their primary wine, which helps to increase depth, richness, and concentration. The bleed juice is put into a separate tank and is fermented cold and slowly, similar to how their whites are fermented. Once the main wine tank is drained, they put the bleed juice back into the tank for a second time so it can soak up all that the cap has to offer to create the foundation of their Passeggiata!


Rolling Hills 2020 – Blend: 38% Merlot, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot. Filled with dark fruit flavors of cherry, cranberry, and plum as well as earthy notes that express the soil in Black Ankle’s vineyard. This medium-bodied Bordeaux-style blend has a peppery finish and smooth tannins that keep you coming back for more.

 

Crumbling Rock 2020 – Blend: 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, 27% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot. Smooth, full-bodied, and complex. It is juicy and delicious, boasting flavors and aromas of dark berries, cherry, plum, tobacco and pepper spice, and vanilla. Its smooth finish lingers on and on, enticing us to savor each sip. The mouthfeel is bold and rich, yet elegant and smooth. The perfect dinner table wine for your holiday dishes but will also only get better with age.


Terra Dulce IX – The Terra Dulce IX is a smooth, easy drinking sweet wine that would be perfect either before or after dinner. The sugar and alcohol are so nicely balanced that neither prevails over the other. There is no cloying feel on the palate, rather the wine has a rich, juicy feel to it. Terra Dulce IX shows oxidized aromas similar to Sherry. Aromas and flavors of raisins, dates, fig, almond, toffee, tobacco, and cocoa arise then segue into a long, lingering warm finish. Warm and toasty on the palate, great with an after-dinner cheese plate, or chocolate, this port-style wine is also a treat on its own.

Friday, December 22nd 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - 'Tis the Season of Wine Tastings with Jay from Regal

Gran Moraine Brut Rosé, Yamhill-Carlton Oregon – 94 Points Wine Spectator. 57% Chardonnay, 43% Pinot Noir. 40% neutral French Oak, 60% stainless steel - minimum 24 months en tirage. Made using the traditional méthode champenoise, this Brut Rosé has aromas of strawberry shortcake, canned pear, white peach, lightly toasted brioche, rose petals.  Flavors flirt with tangerine, kumquat, nectarine on the finish with watermelon rind and lemon meringue pie.  Balanced fatness and acidity, vibrant and exceptionally clean all the way through to the finish, phenomenally precise “That rare domestic rosé that captures the vibrant acidity of Champagne, offering delicate strawberry, raspberry flavors laced with steely minerality and a sprinkle of graham cracker on the finish.” – Tim Fish, Wine Spectator. 

Cambria Katherine’s Vineyard 2021 Chardonnay, Santa Maria Valley Santa Barbara County CA – 94 Points Vinous Media, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast. Barrel-fermented giving it toasted oak, vanilla, and crème brûlée characteristics complemented by notes of citrus and baked apples. This white wine is known for its balance of oak and a refreshingly crisp finish. “The 2021 Chardonnay Katherine’s Vineyard is notable. Bright and chiseled, the2021 bristles with tension. Citrus peel, chamomile, white flowers, mint, and tangerine oil are some of the notes that grace this exquisite Santa Maria Chardonnay. Partial aging in steel keeps the flavor bright.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media.

Penner-Ash 2021 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley Oregon – 92 Points James Suckling. The 2021 growing season started relatively warm and dry, with an early heat event in May. An abnormally cool front in June was followed by a major heat dome leading us into one of the warmest growing seasons on record. Warm temperatures continued throughout the summer and September rains gave the vines the last drink of water before harvest. 10 months in 30% new French Oak. Aromas of spiced raspberries and ripe Hood strawberries gently fold into warm vanilla oak. Rainier cherry and cocoa provide a savory sweetness and weight on the palate leading to a lengthy finish.  

Captûre 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak Sonoma County CA – 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck. Philosophy: The desolate mountain slopes of the Pine Mountain-Cloverdale Peak AVA tower 1,600 to 3,000 feet above sea level in the rugged Mayacamas Mountains, where extreme conditions push vines to their limit. Captûre's vineyard sits atop this extreme slope that offers a new winemaking challenge and the chance to capture the next peak. Pine Mountain Vineyard: Capture’s Pine Mountain vineyard straddles the peak, a jaw-dropping 3,000 feet above sea level. The unforgiving mountaintop is dry with fine volcanic gravel and rocky patches offering no traction for anything but the hardiest grapevines. The clusters that survive here are few, small, and sparsely fruited – giving every tiny, thick-skinned berry the space to reach its full potential. This desolate place is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon, with smaller blocks of Merlot and the highest elevation Sauvignon Blanc in the U.S. Tasting Notes: Dark and brooding, the 2019 Cabernet is mysterious and full of power. Cassis, maraschino cherry and faint whiffs of cola start the journey. On the palate, a very generous amount of velvety mountain tannin is caressed into an almost endless finish. Some soft vanilla notes, more dense black fruit: black berry, cherry and cedary spice combine to entice another sip.

 

Friday, December 15th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - 'Tis the Season of Wine Tastings with Lynnett from Kenco

Wolfberger Crémant d'Alsace Brut, Alsace France – 94 Points Beverage Tasting Institute. Made the traditional method, this 90/10 blend of Pinot Blanc and Pinot Auxerrois from the Alsace region of France, with a minimum of 12 months on the lees. Showing apple and shortbread on the nose, this Crémant has a lovely creamy, textured mouth feel and firm acidity that combine to offer unusual drinking pleasure in a wine of this price.

 

Maison Lispaul 2022 Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley France – 100% Sauvignon Blanc. Maison Lispaul is a family estate in the Loire Valley in Tracy sur Loire, in the heart of the appellation of Pouilly-Fumé, across the Loire River from Sancerre. From a 3-hectare declassified vineyard in Pouilly Fume. Thanks to the locality of the Loire River (the longest wild river in the country), the soil is rich in clay and limestone so produces high quality grapes. The limestone and flinty clay that are indigenous to the Pouilly-Fumé appellation give the wine its instantly identifiable smokey quality — hence the name “Fumé”. The Val de Loire IGP is made from 100% Sauvignon grapes at David and Shirley Maudry’s dynamic, young estate. The vineyards are 3-4 years old and are sustainably managed. The wine is fragrant, fresh, and juicy with a slight grassy edge. It is packed with zesty, citrus fruit and green apple flavors, and has a crisp finish.  

Domaine de la Mordoree 2019 Lirac Rouge la Dame Rousse, Rhone France - 93 Points Wine Enthusiast. 50% Grenache, 50 % Syrah. Robert Parker Jr. of The Wine Advocate pinned Mordorée as "one of the world’s greatest wine estates"...the top cuvees of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are rare and expensive, but this is a place to find terrific Cotes du Rhones and Liracs as well. Delorme is equally adept at dry whites as well as reds and turns out some stunning roses both under the Cotes du Rhône and Tavel appellations...". This highly aromatic Lirac showcases ripe wild strawberries and black cherries atop aromas of crushed rose, clove, wild thyme, and fresh potting soil. The palate delivers perfectly ripe blackberries and plums with a sprinkle of black pepper, sitting prominently on a firm granitic layer. Brisk acidity gives balance to this rich wine.

 

Lexicon Napa County Cabernet Sauvignon, California – New Vintage - 60% percent of the juice here is sourced from the uber prestigious Oakville AVA of Napa Valley, complemented by juice from Pope Vally in Northern Napa. Lexicon varietal wines are carefully selected by Master Sommelier Fran Kysela to show the essence of each variety, along with its terroir of origin, both of which are essential elements of a good wine. It offers rich and concentrated fruit aromas of red and black currant, cassis, and black cherry along with black pepper and dried herb accents. It is soft and generous in the mouth, intense and complex, with supple tannins and elegant structure.

 

San Román 2020, Toro Spain – 95 Points Vinous Media, 93 Points Wine Advocate, 93 Points Wine Spectator. 100% Tinto de Toro. 60-100+ year-old vines on stony and sandy/clay soils. Produced by legendary Spanish wine maker Mariano Garcia of Vega Siciliafame and his two sons. "The 2020 San Román, according to winemaker Alberto García, aims to "flatten the Michelin," referring to Toro's rich style. This garnet wine presents sour cherry aromas intertwined with oak, vanilla, and wild herb notes. Dry, creamy, and juicy on the palate, this taut red offers a structured mouthfeel with a subtle lactic texture. This is a fresh style for the region."

Friday, December 8th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - 'Tis the Season of Wine Tastings with Patricia from Touton

Charles Heidsieck Brut Reserve NV, Champagne France – 94 Points James Suckling, 92+ Points Robert Parker, 93 Points Wine Enthusiast.  40% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Meunier, 40% Pinot Noir. Delicate, vivacious, and long-lasting bubbles are the result of a long and slow maturing process. With 40% of reserve wines, the blend offers a complex, voluptuous nose with notes of freshly baked brioche and toasted nuts with mango, apricot along with a touch of dried fruits, pistachio, and almond. The texture is plush with citrus, red plums, and ripe cherries. The reserve wines, some dating back more than 15 years, give the wine lushness with a touch of praline along with delicate vanilla notes.

Louis Latour Chardonnay-Viognier Duet 2021, Couteaux de l'Ardeche France – With a golden yellow-green color and a floral nose with exotic notes, the Duet is silky smooth in the mouth. It has fruity aromas of peach and apricot with a beautiful length.

Chateau Calet Cotes de Blaye 2019, Bordeaux France – 91 Points Wine Enthusiast. This wine boasts a very dense garnet-red robe with light ruby tints at its edge. An elegant, powerful nose develops an attractive complex with grades of coffee, torrefaction, violet and liquorice. The mouthfeel entices due to its fullness, richness, fullness as well as by the aromatic final on the palate. This enjoyable wine can be tasted with a piece of beef or a leg of lamb.

San Marzano Sessantanni Primitivo di Manduria 2018, Puglia Italy – 99 Points Luca Maroni. 100% Primitivo. Very intense and elegant ruby red color, ample and complex fruity fragrance with hints of plum, cherry jam and tobacco, slightly spicy. A full-bodied wine, soft and rich in tannins, with a finish that offers notes of cocoa, coffee, and vanilla. Best served with: Richly flavored first courses, red meat, and game.


Chateau Laribotte Sauternes 2020, Bordeaux France – 2% Muscadelle, 8% Sauvignon Blanc, 90% Semillon. Brilliant golden robe. Attractive complex nose of acacias, white flowers, lemon, and a touch of honey. Light, fruity mouth with flavors of candied fruits and dry apricots. Long on the palate with backbone, reflecting good acidic balance. Excellent ageing potential. Serve chilled as an aperitif, and with foie gras, white cheeses, and savory desserts. 91 Points Wilfred Wong of Wine.com. “The 2020 Chateau Laribotte is a smooth and delicious dessert wine. This wine excels with aromas and flavors of candied pineapples, hints of oak, and honey. Enjoy it with blue-veined cheeses and country pates. (Tasted: August 31, 2023, San Francisco, CA)”

 

BONUS GIFT IDEAS:

Chateau La Louviere Blanc 2012 Grand Vin de Bordeaux, Pessac–Leognan – 94 Points Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points James Suckling, 91 Points Wine Spectator. Crystal clear with a slightly golden pale-yellow color. Aromas of ripe peach, citrus fruit, and passion fruit; complemented by a hint of smoke. Rich and complex on the palate with hints of lemon, gooseberry and grapefruit and oak. With a good finish, this will be the ideal companion for a seafood stew, roasted chicken, or cheese.  (ONLY 3 Left 2012)

Bordeaux 90+ Points Gift Pack: Chateau Les Grands Vallons, 91 Points Wine Enthusiast, Chateau Sainte Clotilde -  90 Points Wine Enthusiast, & Chateau Landreau VV - 92 Points Wine Enthusiast.  (ONLY 4 Left)
 

Friday, December 1st 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard Wine Tasting with Rachel - DRINK LOCAL WINE!

Penelope – A fruity yet dry, this white blend is always a crowd pleaser.  Penelope is predominantly Chardonel, the hybrid grape Sugarloaf grows at their vineyard.  The palate displays notes of green apple, grapefruit, and lemon with a long finish. Aged seven months in stainless steel, enjoy within 1-2 years.


Unoaked Chardonnay– The classic Burgundian variety made in an unoaked style. Dijon clones of Chardonnay grown on their well-drained soils give this wine a lean, crisp minerality. Aged seven months in stainless steel.

Rosé – A dry rosé made using both the direct press and saigneé methods. This wine is great for a summer day at the vineyard or as a versatile food pairing wine. Enjoy within 1-2 years. Aged seven months in stainless steel.

Circe – A light-bodied red blend meant to drink young. A great example of how fruit forward, early release reds can have complexity and depth. Made with fruit from the amazing 2022 vintage, this may be our finest Circe to date. Aged seven months in French oak.


Merlot – This is the first single varietal Merlot that we have produced since 2006. This vintage was exceptional for the variety, and we felt it needed to be bottled on its own. Delicious and fruit forward in its youth, we think it will age beautifully over the next few years. Aged seven months in French oak.

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