5.11 - 5.12 Wine Tasting
Join us for a complimentary wine tasting this weekend from 11:30 to 5 hosted by Hugues Beaulieu of elite wines. We have Mother’s Day in mind this week, and have pulled together a group of wonderful wines to gift a special lady in your life.
All wines featured will be available for purchase at a 10% discount. We hope to see you this weekend!
Issac Fernandez Biutiful Cava Brut Nature NV
Retail: $13.95 | Sale: $12.55
This elegant and easy drinking Cava is produced from some of this producer’s best grapes sourced from the Western portion of Requena, from vineyards with a Northern orientation. It could be labeled as a Reserva due to fact that it spends 15 months on lees, as opposed to the minimum of 9 months. It is a Brut Nature, which is to say that no sugar was added at the end of aging on lees. The nose delivers dry apple and pear aromas, while the palate is fairly full and round, with apple and lime flavors. This brut Cava is easily drinkable, food-friendly, and very affordable. Pair this with dinner or a picnic with friends while sharing prosciutto and cheese. This is the perfect crowd pleasing sparkling, so don’t hesitate to grab another bottle while you’re at it and celebrate Mother’s Day. Cheers, Mom!
80 % Macabeo | 20% Chardonnay
La Mesma Gavi Gialla 2016
Retail: $19.95 | Sale $17.95
La Mesma is a family business meticulously run by the three Rosina sisters: Paola, Francesca and Anna. La Mesma Gavi firstly offers us its delightful, straw color, reinforced by the delicate aroma of fresh fruit, tapping on light notes of apricot and citrus. A subtle breath of wild flowers and aromatic herbs rounds out the delicate fragrance. This pleasantly aromatic Gavi, with its decidedly elegant finish, can develop in the bottle for several years. Not only is this wine an excellent choice as an aperitif, it is also the ideal companion for seafood or vegetable starters and main courses, as well as grilled or baked seafood and fish, white meats and poultry.
Lievland Vineyards Chenin Blanc 2017
Origin: South Africa
Retail: $22.95 | Sale: $20.65
Lievland’s history dates back to 1715, when the original farm was granted to the ex-soldier Jurie Hanekom. Lievland lies on the western slopes of the Simonsberg mountains between Stellenbosch and Paarl, two of the most prominent wine-growing areas in the Cape. This wine is representative of the versatility of old vine Chenin Blanc. Notes of white peach, citrus and pineapple welcome you into the glass. The palate has a rich and ripe mouthfeel balanced with vibrant acidity which contributes to the lingering zesty finish. The freshness and complexity of this wine will enable it to develop gracefully over the next 5 -7 years. This Chenin can easily be enjoyed on its own, but can also complement dishes with pork or a creamy seafood recipe.
100% Chenin Blanc
Arrocal de Rosa 2018
Retail: $13.95 | Sale: $12.55
This Rosado comes from the village of Gumiel de Mercado, situated in the D.O. Ribera del Duero and boasting a long-lasting wine-growing tradition. It is crammed full of juicy wild strawberry, raspberry and cranberry fruit. Rich in color, the wine is crisp and well balanced with a long finish of strawberries and cream. Its freshness, acidity and structure make this enjoyable on its own or with smoked fish, grilled meats and BBQs.
Boedecker Pinot Noir 2016
Retail: $27.95 | Sale $25.15
Boedecker Cellars, owned by husband-and-wife team of Stewart Boedecker and Athena Pappas, is a full-blown urban winery that churns out some of Oregon’s best pinot noir. The 2016 Pinot Noir draws you in with heavy aromas of sour cherry and cranberry, with undertones of wet earth and mushrooms. On the palate you will find these same red fruit flavors, which lead into a smooth, complex finish. Significant time in seasoned French oak contributes to the complexity and structure of this wine, while also adding a very interesting smoky component on the nose and palate.
100% Pinot Noir
Bodegas Arrocal Ribera Del Duero 2017
Retail: $18.95 | Sale: $17.05
Bodegas Arrocal is a winery where several generations work side by side embracing modern technique to produce stunning Old World wine. This quintessential example of Ribera del Duero features a pretty bouquet of plums and cherries, with a touch of herb. It has a solid foundation of spicy oak and is full-bodied and moderately tannic, with a fine core of well-balanced fruit on the finish.
90 Points Vinous
RdV Vineyards Friends and Family 2016
Origin: Middleburg, Virginia
Retail: $37.95 | Sale $34.15
From younger vines of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, it's made the same way as RDV's big wines but with a shorter stay in wood and more open, ready now, style. Classic Bordeaux aromas welcome you into the glass with flavors of black currant, tobacco and spice with lovely texture and nice length on the palate. This is a friendly blend meant for early drinking and sharing, so enjoy!
42% Cabernet Sauvignon | 40% Merlot |16% Cabernet Franc |2 % Petit Verdot
Clos Figueras ‘Forget Me Not’ Vermut
Retail: $35.95 | Sale: $32.55
‘Forget Me Not’ is an artisan vermouth made in the style of Reus, with a rigorous selection of the best red wines of Montsant infused with aromatic plants from the surrounding mountains. Enjoy this Vermut in a Manhattan or simply add a twist of orange to bring out the beautiful aromatics and sip by the cozy fire with your loved one. It also makes a great gift for Mother’s Day!
Cariñena | Garnacha