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Fri, June 23: Friday NIght White Flight

Summer's here, it's been a hot week, so we'll be bringing it down with a flight of cool whites from around the world. It may be just the opportunity to branch out and try some interesting new wines. If you can't stand the heat...come on in and drink some wine! We'll have our usual flight of two whites and 3 reds available for those so inclined...

 

Events



Sat, June 24: Hug Cellars, Paso Robles


As part of our visiting winemaker series, we'll be featuring wines from Hug Cellars this Saturday. Winemaker Edgar Torres will be on hand (you may have tried some of his own wines- Bodega de Edgar- at our store) to pour a great cross-section of Hug Cellars' wines- Torrontes, Rose, Primitivo, Syrah, Pinot Noir. Some come on down and get a little Hug...;)



Happy Hour!


Rough day? Boss yell at you? Was the foam on your double macchiato this morning not up to snuff? We've got the antidiote! Monday-Thursday from 4-6pm we do $10 tastings. 





Now Tasting


Wine Tasting List


Reguengo de Melgaço

2015 Portugal (100% Alvarinho)

Fresh with an intense fruity character. Very mineral wine with notes of apple, plums and peach combined with a dominant citrus-like profile. Well- structured, elegant and unctuous on the palate. A fantastic long and aromatic finish. $24.99

 

Mas Conscience Cuvee Tranquille

2015 Languedoc, France (60% Grenache, 38% Cinsault, 2% Syrah)

This wine immediately fits in the spirit of the Languedoc's famed Terrasses du Larzac where the summer wind blows off the mountains and the evenings are cool and sweet. Tranquille is a seductive dry rose. It is a perfect combination of fruity, crisp and dry on the palate. $19.99

 

Domaine des Pothiers Cote Roannaise

2015 Cote Roannaise, France

This 100% Gamay wine has complex aromas of jammy fruit and spice continuing to the palate on a wide structure with soft tannins. A little more structure and complexity than the typical Gamay. This wine fricken ROCKS!  $19.99

 

The Pairing Red

2013 Santa Barbara County, CA (21% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot)

Classic aromas of cedar and cassis. Pure expression of black and red fruit with lovely herbal notes of sincere cabernet sauvignon. A plush texture combined with a rigid backbone of tannin structure make this wine a truly memorable drinking experience. Classy and regal. A beauty for the cellar and the table tonight. $24.99

 

Le Chateau Petit Verdot

2012 Columbia Valley, WA

This petit verdot has a dense octopus ink/maroon color. Gardenias, violets, cascade berry jam, Mexican chocolate, licorice, cedar and clove aromas present themselves. Vibrant black fruits explode on a smooth, full-bodied palate with chewy, dusty tannins and a sweet, jammy finish. Mmmmm! $29.99

 

Premium Tasting List

Maison Loree Pinot Noir

2011 Chambolle-Musigny, Burgundy, France

Chambolle-Musigny is a small village in the Cote de Nuits neighboring of Vougeot. The village produces almost exclusively Pinot Noir, the remainder being a very small amount of Chardonnay. The word Chambolle' roughly translates to 'boiling field' and is a reference to the gushes of water which flow down the hillside slopes after heavy rainfall when the nearby stream has overrun its banks. The wines of Chambolle-Musigny are known for being powerful yet refined; rich & elegant. This village Pinot Noir is bright and vibrant with nuances of minerality. On the palate, the broad flavors and mid-palate clarity display notes of sour cherry and peony. The firm tannins provide added complexity to this Chambolle. $42.99

 

Muscardini Cellars Syrah

2013 “Unti Vineyards”, Dry Creek Valley, CA

This Syrah opens up with lofty aromas of fresh picked berries, dark fruits, seasoned meats, and plenty of spice. Deep, rich and full-bodied, the flavor profile is highlighted with notes of dark plum, blackberry, boysenberry, black currant, blood orange peel, cinnamon, clove and find French oak. As the wine opens up, the flavors are further complemented with a lush texture, round mouthfeel and a lingering finish. Elegant, sophisticated and age worthy, this is an ideal wine to serve with grilled salmon, hearty pasta, roasted pork, Tandoori chicken, Ossobuco, grilled steaks and charcuterie! $39.99

 

“The Hunter” Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 “Stagecoach Vineyard”, Napa Valley, CA (95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3.25% Petit Verdot, 1.75% Malbec)

This Cabernet has a bold and muscular foundation crafted in a luscious and velvety style. A wine with the mythic quality “harmony”. Low yields and very small production make this bottle a rare find indeed! We’ll keep this short and sweet and let the wine do the talking……. $74.99