Friday, September 13
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Nate Smith of Galaxy Wine will be pouring an exceptional list tonight from South Africa, Spain, Germany, Italy and California.
MAN Chenin Blanc South Africa 2018 8.99
A crisp, expressive, light-bodied wine. Light straw in appearance. Vibrant aromas of quince, pear and pineapple. On the palate, fresh stonefruit and apple flavors are backed by refreshing acidity, minerality and a well-rounded mouthfeel. A versatile food wine that will pair well with poultry, shellfish and vegetable dishes. -winemaker notes
Honeyed ripe stone fruit on the nose. Full bodied palate with ripe peach and honey flavors tempered by lively acidity. 91 pts. Decanter
Bodegas Muga Rosado 2018 $15.99
A beautiful rose as always with a pink salmon color. It opens with rose petals, pink guava, grapefruit, mandarins and freshly squeezed nectarines. Medium-bodied and very salty on the palate. Lithe and oily texture, but a sharp acid backbone. Macabeo, grenache and tempranillo. Drink now. 92 pts. James Suckling.
Dr. Loosen Urziger Wurzgarten Spatlese Riesling 2017 $28.99
White grapefruit and a touch of fresh mint perfume this juicy, lavishly fruity wine. It's lusciously sweet yet zesty, balancing primary lemon and tangerine flavors against streaks of lime and slate. A satisfying, mouthwatering spätlese, enjoy now–2030. 93 pts. Wine Enthusiast.
Sierra Cantabria Unica Rioja Reserva 2014 $28.99
The 2014 Sierra Cantabria Reserva Única is a cellar selection of the best barrels of the Reserve, selected with the idea of making a big, rich wine that can drink well in its youth yet also age. Blackberry, blueberry, violet, peach pit, graphite, and lead pencil notes all flow to a rich, medium to full-bodied, beautifully balanced red that has good acidity, fine tannin, and a great finish. This sexy, decadent, layered beauty shouldn't be missed! The 2014 is made from 98% Tempranillo and 2% Graciano, all aged 24 months in a mix of French and American oak, 30% being new.
94 pts. Jeb Dunnuck, wine.com
Selvapiana Rufina Chianti 2016 $17.99
Thyme, woodland berry and floral aromas mingle with a whiff of tilled earth. The taut linear palate evokes juicy plum, Morello cherry, underbrush and tobacco alongside polished tannins and vibrant acidity. Enjoy now for its pristine fruit and precision or hold for more complexity. Drink through 2031. 92 pts. Wine Enthusiast
Peachy Canyon "Westside" Paso Robles Zinfandel 2017 $19.99
Ever our flagship Zinfandel, this charming wine opens with aromas of rhubarb, saw dust, and allspice. Plum, black cherry, and boysenberry marry with notes of leather, tobacco, cassis, and menthol on the palate for a slightly dry finish. 90 pts. Wine Enthusiast