Greetings from the Wine Cellar:
November is well underway, but tomorrow will be the first Wednesday of the month, so it’s time for another of those occasional gatherings here at the Wine Cellar we call Wine, Women & Networking. Just in case you’re still not aware, it’s a social event for professional women from all sorts of different businesses in the community that goes from 5:30 to 7:30. There’s always plenty of appetizers to nosh on and of course the usual great wines to sample, and lots of interesting people to chat with and get to know, and well, network with. So try to stop by the Cellar if you can and join in!
THIS WEEK’S WINE TASTING:
Dr. Hermann 2015 Riesling Kabinett, Ürziger Würzgarten (Mosel Valley, Germany) $19.99 The grapes for this wine are hand-picked from steeply terraced slate vineyard sites by the Mosel River, then fermented in the traditional manner with natural yeasts and aged on the lees. The nose brings to mind fully ripe peaches, honeysuckle and melon. A juicy and elegant palate has a creamy richness, edged with mineral tones.
Landmark Overlook 2015 Pinot Noir (California) $21.99 Landmark’s Overlook combines premium fruit sourced from cooler growing sites in Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara County to beautiful effect. With vibrant fruit, velvety tannins and a hint of spice from French oak aging, it’s an elegant and supple California Pinot Noir.
Charles Smith 2015 Velvet Devil Merlot (Washington) $12.99 Charles Smith’s Velvet Devil Merlot is polished, supple and expressive, with a medley of ripe blackberry and spice flavors that meld nicely on a long and well-defined finish.
Renwood 2014 Old Vine Zinfandel (Amador County) $15.99 This classic Old Vine Zin opens with enticing aromas of ripe blackberries and raspberries plus exotic hints of mulling spices like clove and cinnamon. On the palate, the rich, ripe berry fruit flavors are enlivened with dashes of mint, black licorice, vanilla and spicy oak.
Bodegas Borsao 2016 Tres Picos Garnacha (Campo de Borja, Spain) $19.99 This old-vine Grenache has rich aromas of black currants and candied cherries, and gives hints of vanilla and spices with air. Deeply concentrated dark berry and plum flavors are edged with notes of smoky minerals and floral elements, and a subtle peppery quality adds a nice spiciness to the finish.
Bootleg Wine Works 2014 Bootleg Red (Napa County) $37.99 A blend of Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah, the Bootleg Red features a deep garnet-purple hue and a bouquet of kirsch, crushed blackberries and red currants, plus hints of black pepper and baking spices. A full-bodied palate offers fresh, juicy black fruit flavors with a peppery accent and round tannins, finishing on a spicy note.
NEW WINE & BEER ARRIVALS:
King Estate 2015 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) $24.99 King Estate Pinot Noir begins with intense aromas of ripe plums, dark cherries and raspberries, along with subtle accents of earthy truffle and spice. Precise and clean, this shows an alluring palate of ripe black cherry and plum fruit, edged with a subtle note of tobacco leaf.
Famiglia Pasqua 2016 Passimento Bianco (Veneto, Italy) $17.99 Produced in the Valpolicella region, this wine is made from Garganega grapes that are partially dried prior to fermentation, losing 20 to 30% of their weight. The result is a unique white with dried apricot and honey tones and a creamy rich mouthfeel, yet balanced by bright acidity.
Rutherford Ranch 2015 Two Range Red (Napa Valley) $22.99 The Two Range Red is a unique Napa blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir and Petit Verdot. The nose offers bright aromas of red raspberries and spices, and the palate follows with
abundant flavors of juicy cherries and wild berries, framed with silky tannins.
King Harbor Brewing Coconut IPA (Redondo Beach, CA) $7.99 King Harbor’s Coconut IPA is the perfect balance of hops and toasted coconut, a brew that’s perfect for summer. Tropical notes meld with subtle coconut flavor to produce this unique and delicious brew.
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