5.25 - 5.26 Wine Tasting
Join us for a complimentary wine tasting this weekend from 11:30am to 5pm hosted by Juliet and Kelly.
All wines featured will be available for purchase at a 10% discount.
Find a printable PDF of this week’s tasting notes here.
Alleme Txakolina 2018
Retail: $15.95 | Sale: $14.35
Getariako Txakolina was granted D.O. status in 1989, helping save this wine from extinction. This fifth-generation producer is located in Zarautz, a small fishing town on the Spanish side of Basque country. Clean, crisp and very fruity, this white has a slight spritz (due to fermentation) and notes of citrus and exotic fruits. Both mineral and floral, it has a round and unctuous mouthfeel with a good balance of structure and acidity.
100% Hondarribi Zuri
Trione Sauvignon Blanc River Ranch 2018
Retail: $22.95 | Sale $20.95
The Trione family has farmed in Sonoma County for three generations. In 2005 they established Trione Winery, designed specifically for crafting small lots of wine from their estate grapes grown in the Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. River Road Ranch is a jewel in the Russian River Valley Appellation. It is 115 acres in the rolling hills of the valley at a location where the river makes a westerly turn towards the Pacific Ocean. Their well-drained soils are perfect for growing world class Sauvignon Blanc and this wine is the perfect example. White peaches, nectarines and mandarin zest are the first hints on the nose. The acidity and fruit expression on the palate are in perfect balance. This wine is mouth-watering and leaves one craving fresh oysters, sourdough baguettes, or aged gouda.
100% Sauvignon Blanc
Lost Creek Chardonnay 2017
Retail: $21.95 | Sale: $19.75
This boutique winery, nestled in the rolling hills of Northern Virginia just outside of Leesburg, has been in the works since 1998 on 16 acres of land. Whole-cluster pressed and then barrel-fermented in French Oak followed by 10 months of barrel aging with 20% new oak, this Burgundian-style Chardonnay is made from 100% estate grown grapes and owner/winemaker produced. It’s a wonderfully balanced Chardonnay that walks the line between a fresh-fruited, low-oak style and a creamy, barrel-fermented style. An ideal pairing with salmon, Manchego cheese, or white pizzas.
Elizabeth Spencer Rosé of Grenache 2017
Retail: $20.95 | Sale: $18.85
This Rosé leaps from the glass with a bountiful nose of crushed raspberry, blood orange zest, lilacs, and grape blossoms. The palate is likewise generous and fruity, redolent of cherry, guava, and grapefruit. The fruity palate is well-supported with a bright and zesty acidity that lingers long into the bold, structured finish.
Ferraris Ruchè di Castagnole Monferrato Clasic 2016
Retail: $19.95 | Sale $17.95
Made with Ruché grapes sourced from vineyards of diverse characteristics, Clasic stands out for its elegance and traditional style that ties it to the Piedmont winemaking area. Deep, intense aromas of rose petals intertwine with flavors of cherry jam and forest fruits, followed by spicy notes of rainbow pepper to finish. The wine shows vibrant acidity, blending perfectly with gentle tones of oak, making it an ideal accompaniment to traditional Piedmontese first courses.
Busi Chianti Rufina Riserva 2014
Retail: $21.95 | Sale: $19.75
The winery was founded in the 1700s and has been operated by the Busi family since the 1800s. Grapes have been grown on the property since the 1400s. Spending 20 months in oak, this Chianti Riserva features a balanced profile of black cherry, earth, tar, and bitter almond flavors backed by a firm structure. This authentic taste of Tuscany is the ultimate expression of Italian hospitality, whether shared between friends or paired with special occasion dishes.
Trione Flatridge Ranch Zinfandel 2014
Retail: $39.95 | Sale: $35.95
Flatridge Ranch is a secluded parcel in the Coastal mountain range, west of the Rockpile AVA. Here the Trione family planted a 10 acre vineyard of unique Zinfandel vines called Saint Peter’s Church. Aromas of briarwood and pipe tobacco give way to blackberry pie, toasted macaroons, and plums. The palate is velvety, supple and rich with a long, satisfying finish. This Zinfandel, a Sonoma County classic, will continue to age for many years to come.