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Fri, March 24th: Blind Tasting

 

 

So you think you know wine? Here's your chance to test your tastebuds, prove your palate! It's educational! It's Fun! And hey...there's wine! We'll offer up 5 wines with clues as to their origin and the varietal. It's multiple choice. How hard can it be;).

 

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Sign up for our weeky email blast here and dont miss our weekly specials, events. and information about our our Friday theme nights. It may be a visiting winemaker, a fun wine tasting (Girl Scout cookie pairing anyone?) or maybe a blind tasting. Whatever the event, there will be wine involved! 



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. 





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Wine Tasting List

Koehler Grenache Blanc

2016 Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Although not necessarily a distinct varietal, Grenache Blanc is a mutation of the red Grenache grape. This wine is light straw in color with aromas of ripe melon, fragrant honeysuckle, exotic ginger and stone fruits. well blanced acidity on the mid palate. It finishes with lingering notes of quince jelly and star anise. $18.99

 

Nicola’s Redmark Pinot Grigio

2014 Columbia Valley, WA

Fresh blossoms, melon and pear fragrance lead to brilliant acidity and mineral balanced with Asian pear and nectarine fruit. Pair with fresh salads, small bites or lightly flavored game. $10.99

 

Tikves Bela Voda Vineyards

2013 Republic of Macedonia (50% Plavac, 50% Vranec)

This wine offers a beautifully complete profile, with classy aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and floral nuances to go with a full-bodied, elegant and nicely focused profile on the palate. Still showing the hedonistic, sweetly fruited slant of the estate, it has solid concentration, ripe tannin and impressive length. $24.99

 

Ridge Crest Merlot

2014 Columbia Valley, WA

The nose is filled with aromas of dark cherry, cocoa, alpine forests, and hints of vanilla. The palate is full with dark plum fruit and a gritty tannin structure. The finish contains a lasting tanginess along with a lively tannin structure that is saturated with cherry liquor. $13.99

Diomede Aglianico

2014 Campania, italy

While Aglianico can be pretty serious, it can also be fruit-filled and fun just like it is here (kinda’ like an Irish wake).  Ripe raspberry and Bing cherry fruit is layered with clove, cracked pepper and a touch of earth.  The firm tannins are ripe and melt away easily, making this a fantastic pizza and salami red and a fine introduction to this sometimes formidable Campania grape. Juicy, fruit-filled fun! $17.99

 

Beer Tasting List (available indiscriminately) 

Three Weav3ers Seafarer

 Inglewood, CA

Channeling the traditional light hybrid ale from Koln, Seafarer is made with German Pilsner malt and noble hop varieties. Our crisp, pale Kolsch is lively, refreshing and a perfect partner for the everyday journey that is life! $9.99

 

Telegraph Brewing Company Obscura Vulpine

 Santa Barbara, CA

The word vulpine means "like a fox." Here, we’re referring to the deep, reddish hues of Obscura Vulpine, a beer brewed especially for barrel aging. What goes into the wood as rich, malty, and ruby-colored, comes out a complex, sour, garnet ale. With notes of dried tart cherries, red currants, and oak, this is a beer as artful as our favorite forest canine. $15.99

 

Fort Point Beer Co Manzanita

San Francisco, CA

Manzanita is a deep ruby colored ale with strikingly complex campfire smoke and firewood aromas. Beechwood smoked malt contributes an upfront roastiness while charred manzanita branches add hints of perfume and a slightly tannic woody finish. $9.99

  

El Segundo Brewing Company “The Pine Tar Incident”

 El Segundo, CA

Whiffs of pine and spruce lead you in to the glass, where you find bitter cocoa and candied oranges. A touch of roast permeates throughout but the hop expression wins over in the end. Dry and lively but with a creamy feel. Enough hops to be under protest, but we rule it a home run! $9.99

 

Premium Tasting List

Folktale Estate Grown Pinot Noir

2014 Carmel, Monterey County, CA

Nestled in beautiful Carmel, California, just 5 miles from the Pacific Ocean, is Monterey’s most unique winery destination.  Situated on 15 acres of sustainably-farmed vineyards and gardens along the Carmel River, Folktale Winery is an idilic setting to discover and enjoy the great wines, food, natural beauty, and hospitality of Carmel Valley.  Come kick back and be part of the story.A wet winter led into a dry, warm growing season with consistent temperatures and a long growing season. These ideal conditions resulted in fruit that was complex and well balanced. The wine was fermented in tank then aged for 10 months before bottling. $42.99

 

Andrew Will "Two Blondes Vineyard" Red Wine

2010 Yakima Valley, WA (43% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Cabernet Franc, 2% Malbec)

Good deep red.  Musky, wild aromas of raspberry and flowers.  Sweet and suave on entry, then a bit edgy in the middle, showing moderate flesh but very good juicy intensity to its red berry fruit. This wine is true to the vintage and the vineyard it comes from. The focused and yet soft middle palate is at once indicative of the vintage and the vineyard’s characteristics. The fruit is bright and yet giving. The middle structure of this wine is softly set and so allows for a great deal of immediate pleasure as well as an authentic promise of complexity to come should the wine be stored.  We like it now, if opened for a few hours, with a great variety of food including seafood with almost anything but a cream sauce. Perfect as it is with those foods, it is able to add much to a variety of meats. Anything with a fruit based sauce or smoke is greatly enhanced by the savory kitchen herbal facets of the wine as well as a black fruit profile. Nice wine. $54.99

 

Grgich Hills Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Napa Valley, CA

Grgich Hills Estate was founded in 1977 by Miljenko "Mike" Grgich and Austin Hills after the 1973 chateau Montelena Chardonnay that Mike crafted outscored the best of France in the Famed 1976 Paris Tasting, a competition that revolutionized the wine world. This wine has rich flavors of black currants, clove and mocha topped off with licorice and a long finish. Pair this with seared steak, Gorgonzola gnocchi, beef bourguignon and ratatouille. Made with Certified Organic grapes. $66.99