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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, 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)”

 

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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.
 

Tuesday, November 21st 2023 3:30pm-6:30pm - Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Tasting with Patricia from Touton

Oberon Chardonnay, Los Carneros Napa Valley California – 92 Points Wine Enthusiast. This Los Carneros Chardonnay is expressive and approachable, showcasing balanced fruit, beautiful, crushed seashell minerality, lingering acidity and rich flavors and aromas of caramelized white pear, fresh fuji and golden delicious apple, apple blossoms and torched crème brûlée.

Zeni Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Vigne Alte Rosé 2022, Veneto Italy – 90 Points James Suckling, Decanter. 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella. From the eastern shore of Lake Garda, this is a stylish, fresh, and nicely priced Bardolino Chiaretto - the pink version of refreshing Bardolino. It's a traditional blend of Corvina and Rondinella, and it's bursting with ripe strawberry and cherry fruit and subtle hints of spice and herb. There is a palate-coating depth of cherry, raspberry, and spice finish. A great Rosé for any season!

Philippe le Hardi Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes, Burgundy France – This open and fruity Old Vine Pinot Noir shows red fruits, balanced acidity, and soft texture. The ripe red fruits are complex and layered with a crisp, juicy aftertaste. Made from vineyards chosen for their south-eastern exposure and their location in the middle of the hillside to obtain optimal maturity and a lot of complexity. The soil is rich in red clays with a marked presence of limestone. This composition gives the wine a lot of power and depth.

Zeni Valpolicella Superiore Ripasso Marogne, Veneto Italy – 91 Points James Suckling. 60% Corvina, 30% Rondinella, 10% Molinara. Deep ruby red in color. Vinous, full-bodied, with hints of black cherry and well-ripened fruit. Rounded and velvety on the palate. “A juicy, expressive Ripasso Superiore, showing sweet berries and fine tannins. Medium-bodied, silky, and bright palate and a flavorful, succulent finish. Drink now.” -James Suckling

Oberon Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles California – 94 Points Beverage Dynamics. 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petite Sirah, 5% Red Blend.  Irresistible aromas of rose petals and blueberry cobbler lead to ripe, supple silky tannins. Flavors of vibrant black cherry, candied blackberry, and red plum are complimented by notes of black currant and licorice, with a hint of coffee, dark chocolate, and spice –all culminating into a lingering and delicious finish.

 

Monday, November 20th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Pre-Thanksgiving Wine Tasting with Jay from Regal Wine Co.

Gran Moraine Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay – 92 Points JebDunnuck.com. Nestled in the eastern foothills of Oregon’s Coastal Range, on the wild western edge of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, the range’s peaks to the west and south buffer maritime winds and rain from the Pacific Ocean, creating a more temperate
growing season distinct from neighboring vineyard sites. Planted in 2005-2006 to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Dijon clones, the 194-acre vineyard perches in thin marine sedimentary soils, and diversity of block exposures and elevation offer a diverse palette for our farming and winemaking team. Aging: 16 months in 6% new French oak barrels. Aromas: Spring rain, daffodil, graham cracker, apple and peach crumble. Flavors: Stone fruit, marzipan, apricot, and crème fresh.


Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – 94 Points Wine Enthusiast, 91 Points Wine Spectator. Snappy and generous, with raspberry and blueberry flavors accented with clove and other dusky spices as this builds tension toward the vibrant finish. Drink now through 2030. This Willamette Valley Pinot Noir comes from vineyards in two distinctive appellations within the Willamette Valley: Yamhill-Carlton and Eola-Amity - plus a third vineyard in the Southern Willamette Valley, Maple Grove, that adds structure and richness. These three areas all bring different attributes to the blend and give us a broad range of flavors to blend to create a wine that is simultaneously rich and zippy–the best of all possible worlds. Aromas of blackberry, black tea and autumn mulch alongside flavors of cherry pit, licorice and espresso.

Freemark Abbey Napa Valley Merlot –  93 Points JebDunnuck.com.
80% Merlot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot. Red ruby color, our merlot expresses red and blue fruits, composed of dried cherries, ripe strawberry, blue berry cobbler, fruit cake, red raspberry jam, and plum. A very pleasant complexity includes baking spice, leather, milk chocolate and arugula. The spicy oak is very well integrated. Entry and finish are very smooth, with fruit resembling cherry and plum nuances. This Merlot has a good overall balance of fruit, body, and tannin, with a long fruitful finish.   


Stonestreet Estate Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 93 Points Wine Enthusiast CELLAR SELECTION. “From a selection of vineyard blocks across the producer’s high-elevation estate, this red wine opens in a strong tannin framework and earthy tones of crushed rock and dust. The palate brings additional notes of dried herb, cedar and currant as it evolves, showing plenty of ageworthy structure. Enjoy 2027–2032.” -Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, April 2022
 

Friday, November 17th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Holiday Wine Tasting Series with Lynnett from Kenco

Wolfberger Pinot Blanc, Alsace France – 90 Points Wine & Spirits. 100% Pinot Blanc. This clean and crisp style of wine displays delicate peach aromas with a hint of almonds. Smooth on the palate, it is balanced, with a creamy texture and a clean finish.

Alain de la Treille Vouvray Chenin Blanc, Loire Valley France – 91 Points Wine Enthusiast. 100% Chenin Blanc. This Vouvray Chenin Blanc is stunning, elegant, and fresh, with a soft and ripe fruit palate marrying hints of honey and apricots. Pure and delicate pear and white fruit aromas with a hint of honey and a fine acidity on the finish.

Octopoda Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley California – 100% Pinot Noir. Aged 10 Months in 40% new French Oak. Beautiful garnet color with aromas of bing cherry, red raspberry, baking spice and subtle vanilla notes. On the palate, flavors are of concentrated red and blue fruit, with a core of cherry and dark raspberry with purple violet floral notes. Medium bodied with balanced acidity that lifts the flavors.

4 Gatos Locos Malbec Gualtallary, Mendoza Argentina – 100% Malbec. 93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 4 Gatos Locos is a project created by Gabriel Bloise, Facundo Bonamaizon, Mariana and Juan Pelizzatti - winemaker, viticulturist, and founders of Chakana Winery (respectively). The project centers on a 20-hectare vineyard in Alto Gualtallary, the most prominent growing region in Argentina. The vineyard is situated 1,360 meters above sea level, on a 10% slope on the Sierra del Jaboncillo - a relatively old geological formation near the alluvial fan of the Las Tunas River, in the Tupungato area. The long exposure to arid conditions of calcium rich gravel has created one of the most calcium carbonate-rich areas in Mendoza. This combination of altitude, slope, gravel, and calcium carbonate creates uniquely deep, textured wines, with intense color and mineral freshness. Moderate high temperatures controlled by high altitude in sunny conditions produce perfectly ripe grapes of unusually intense color and great vitality, balanced by the mineral freshness of calcium carbonate. Local aromatic plants, naturally occurring in native vegetation areas interspersed in the vineyard, give the wine a unique herbal touch that underlines the character of the place.

Terroir Daronton Gigondas, Rhone Valley (Gigondas AOC) France – 77% Grenache, 15% Syrah and 8% Mourvedre. The wine is dark red in color, with a complex and rich nose of red fruits and spices. Velvety in the mouth with ripe red fruits and soft spices. "Very full, rich and luxurious in style with ripe red berries and some rich, meaty fruit coming through on the palate; grainy and gritty tannins, with plenty to chew on. Feels youthful and tight but harmonious. The lovely acid line brings precision and pep. Tapered finish. Very appealing!" - Decanter WWA 2022, 96 Points and Gold Medal.

 

Friday, November 10th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Holiday Wine Tasting Series with Davide from Impero

Fazi-Battaglia Verdicchio, Le Marche Italy – Straw yellow with aromas of apple, pear, and aniseed. A rich palate with notes of almonds and a touch of minerality. A great aperitif wine served alongside marcona almonds, prosciutto, savory tarts, potato-cheese puff pastries, quiche, and savory soufflés.

 

Cantine Ermes Vento Di Mare Grillo, Sicily Italy – Made with organic grapes. Straw colored with olive green hues. This elegant Grillo displays a complex mix of tropical fruits and mediterranean citrus. On the palate is fresh with naturally crispy acidity combined with hints of yellow melon and tropical fruit.

 

Cantine Ermes Vento Di Mare Nerello Mascalese, Sicily Italy – Vento di Mare Nerello Mascalese is produced from organic grapes grown in picturesque vineyards located on the sunny island of Sicily. Deep, dark in color, this wine delights with aromas of plum and blackberry with a balanced and spicy finish.

 

Epicentro Nero d'Avola Riserva, Sicily Italy – Nero d’Avola Riserva with intense ruby red color with violet reflections. This wine has a wide and elegant bouquet, enhanced by pleasantly integrated hints of mineral and wild fruit with delicate hints of cherry. In the mouth it has a sweet and soft taste, the tannins are perceptible and well-balanced. The aftertaste is fruity, armonic, long and persistent.

 

Villa Loren Amarone, Valpolicella Italy – Amarone is, like its siblings, must be produced from the same grape varieties: Corvina, Rondinella, Molinara and Oseleta. The percentages may vary with Corvina always dominating. Villa Loren aims at giving value to the Valpolicella territory, where the famous Amarone was born. Villa Loren operates according to product quality standards, respecting the environment in line with the ethical values and responsibility. Amarone della Valpolicella is a full-bodied red wine. The long, slow fermentation gives this wine a deep garnet red color, a complex bouquet of cinnamon, cherry jam, and walnut and a palate of ripe black cherry fruit with notes of vanilla and coffee on the finish.

Friday, November 3rd 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Holiday Wine Tasting Series kicks off this Friday at 4:30pm with Ryan from Opici

Babich Black Label Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough New Zealand - Inviting and musky. Gooseberry, mandarin and a hint of fennel.  Fresh and lively on entry with lemon, lime, gooseberry and blackcurrant. Mid-palate builds in weight and flavours of grapefruit and honeydew melon join. Pineapple evident on the finish. Soft and layered with a lingering spicy finish

 

Julia James Chardonnay, California - 100% Chardonnay. Ripe lemon in color, this Chardonnay has golden highlights in the glass. Offers a mix of fresh pear, apple, melon and citrus on the nose. There is a bright, juicy, almost racy personality to go with exotic flavors of tropical fruits, vanilla, nectarine, and a kiss of oak. Continuing to open up nicely in the glass, it has a creamy mid-palate and a round, buttery finish which lingers on the palate. Julia James Chardonnay should be enjoyed on all occasions, especially with salads, roasted chicken, and lightly sauced pasta dishes.

 

Julia James Pinot Noir, California (predominantly Lodi) – 100% Pinot Noir. Possess a deep plum color, with bright ruby edges. Rich yet medium-bodied, offering an exciting bouquet of berry, oak, earth and spice notes, with bold streaks of blueberry, raspberry, mocha and floral flavors. Finishes with an aftertaste of fresh licorice and cherries. Julia James Pinot Noir will drink nicely for 2-4 years, and pairs well with pork, salmon, chicken, and mushroom risotto.

Lote 44 Malbec, Mendoza Argentina - 90 Points James Suckling. Notes of blackberry, plum and some lavender. Lightly chocolatey. Medium-bodied with creamy tannins. Juicy with a creamy feel on the mouth. Flavorful finish. Nice drinkability already. Easy and fine. Drink now.

 

Martin Ray Cabernet Sauvignon - 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Napa County 54%; Sonoma County 46%, Classic and ripe with deep blue and purple fruit, notes of currant, fresh blackberry, bramble, and peppercorn.  Interlaced with wet stone and earth, over touches of elderflower and vanilla with with fervent, yet silky integrated tannins.

Friday, October 27th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Freaky Friday Beer Tasting with The Brookeville Beer Farm

Raven Rice Lager (5.6%) 6pk - Crisp and clean. Touch of florals, blueberry, and corn. Light bready backdrop. Dry finish.
 

Hop Envy Hazy Double IPA (8%) 6pk - 2018 Gold medal winner! Robust tropical fruit aroma. Pillow-y mouthfeel with notes of guava, mango, and pear on the finish.


Lost Barrels Bourbon Barrel Stout (6.9%) 4pk - Dark and rich with those chocolate and roasty notes from the Petrichor, the interaction with the barrel leaves a well-rounded coconut, whiskey, and vanilla flavor, without being syrupy sweet. The light tan foam is aromatic with boozy whiskey, coconut, and chocolate notes that are enticing to the last sip.

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!

Thursday, October 26th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Happy HalloWINE Tasting with Patricia from Monsieur Touton

Carod Cremant to Die For Brut, Rhone Valley France – 10% Aligote, 85% Clairette, 5% Muscat. Beautiful pale gold color. Its aromas, resulting from the blend of three grape varieties, and its fine light foam, make this wine very elegant. Light and fine on the palate, with round notes obtained thanks to a little touch of Muscat. Persistent and fruity finish. To be enjoyed very chilled from aperitif to dessert, or in a cocktail.

Jean Bojour Sancerre 2022, Loire Valley France – 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The Loire, also known as the "Valley of the Kings" meanders peacefully across castles vineyards through France. Jean Bojour takes you to discover this unique terroir which is represented by the historical emblem of the Fleur de Lys.  Tasting Notes: Pale yellow color with discreet highlights. An aromatic, exotic and fresh nose. Full-bodied on the palate, with volume and freshness that carry through to pleasant length. Serve between 50-54F this wine is the perfect accompaniment to shellfish or fish dishes in sauce, adding a touch of freshness.

Zeni Bardolino Chiaretto Classico Vigne Alte Rosé 2022, Veneto Italy – 90 Points James Suckling, Decanter. 70% Corvina, 30% Rondinella. From the eastern shore of Lake Garda, this is a stylish, fresh, and nicely priced Bardolino Chiaretto - the pink version of refreshing Bardolino. It's a traditional blend of Corvina and Rondinella, and it's bursting with ripe strawberry and cherry fruit and subtle hints of spice and herb. There is a palate-coating depth of cherry, raspberry, and spice finish. A great Rosé for any season!

Madman Red Blend 2021, Sonoma California – Deep purple hues in the glass. Features engaging aromas of black cherry, brown sugar, anise, and cedar. Ripe flavors of ripe cherry, cassis, red licorice, graphite, caramel, and warm oak linger. Bright acidity and fine-grained tannins make this serious wine that also provides immediate enjoyment.

Spellbound Petite Sirah 2021, California – Spellbound Petite Sirah has an intense color and generous bouquet of rich blackberries and blueberries, vanilla bean, and roasted coffee, all in a remarkably approachable glass. The wine is crafted to unleash dark and luscious characteristics, while managing tannins to deliver an opulent and juicy Petite Sirah. Enjoy this wine on its own or with expressive dishes including Cajun flavors, smoky barbecued meats, spaghetti with meatballs, fried chicken, and even Greek food. Rosemary, oregano, paprika and many more spices all work well.

 

Friday, October 20th 2023 4:30pm-7:30pm - Austrian Wine Tasting - Part 2, with Nick from Siema

Steininger Cabernet Rose Sekt (Sparkling) – Yes, it is made with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Beautiful pale salmon color, delicious fruit filled with raspberries, strawberries, and cassis. Produced like the top rose Champagnes, but a fraction of their price tag. Medium bodied, elegant and a long aromatic refreshing on the finish. Perfect aperitif Sparkling wine for a holiday dinner or just to drink with friends!

Steininger Kamptal Gruner Veltliner Reserve Ried Loisium – The Ried Loisium is the vineyard right behind the winery, which surrounds the Loisium museum and the Loisium hotel. The label shows Steven Holl's original blueprint of the entrance building, cellar world, and Spa Hotel. This wine is the perfect example of a typical Austrian Reserve Grüner Veltliner with mineral nuances showing balance and length. A fine bouquet is underlined by the spice of white pepper. Serving suggestion: perfect with fish, seafood, chicken, turkey, pork, vegetables, and Asian food.

Tegernseerhof Wachau Gruner Veltliner T26 Federspiel – 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!

Jalits Blaufrankisch Rose – Aromas of wild strawberries and cherries. On the palate there is a perfect balance of the fruit and the acidity. A great summer sipper and perfect withspicy food.


Heinrich Hartl III Pinot Noir Classic – Medium-intense brick red with a broad meniscus. The aromatic nose is quite catching with its cherry fruit, raspberry compote, and a subtle smoky note, which comes back in the finish redolent of cedar (think of Grandpa’s humidor!). The rather firmly structured palate shows the dark cherries once more, with bits of pepper and bitter chocolate chiming right in. The wine has definite power and medium length; thanks to its soft and ripe fruit the Pinot Classic is already great to drink, although it will develop and come together even further.

Leo Hillinger HILLSIDE Red –
60% Syrah, 30% Zweigelt and 10% Merlot. This Cuvée has an intense ruby red with dark core. The Syrah variety is the main part and brings the flavour and the sophistication, this is rounded off by the suppleness of the Zweigelt and the fruitiness of the Merlot. The subtle use of wood supports the fruit, contributing to the strong tannin structure. Long finish with a storage potential to match .

Steindorfer Beerenauslese Cuveé Klaus 375ml – 50% Muskat Ottonel, 50% Pinot Blanc. Liquid gold, this BA has an elegant nose with some honey and peach. It is complex and intense on the palate with juicy apricot and harmonious acidity on the finish, which lingers on and on.

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