Friday, July 19
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Gretchen Phelps of Vertical Wines will be pouring selections from France, Italy and Bolivia.
Brotte Viognier 2017 $11.99
The bouquet offers a unique aromatic range including citrus flowers, white-fleshed stone fruit, exotic fruits, apricots, and jasmine. On the palate, intensely fruity and well balanced. At once mouth-filling and fat which works in harmony with the flavours of exotic fruit and toasted brioche.
Elicio Rose 2018 $11.99
Bright pink in color with a nose packed with fresh red fruit notes including raspberry and strawberry. The palate confirms the aromas revealed by the creamy nose. Very fruit forward, this exceptional value can be enjoyed everyday. 60% Grenache 40% Syrah
Laluca Prosecco $13.99
The wine pours an almost translucent bright yellow, with hints of green reflecting off the glass. The nose is instantly defined and distinctive, offering up bold orchard fruits, crisp pears, and lemon curd, all of which come together in a rich, creamy off-dry style that is extremely appealing. There is a deft touch of minerality, playing nicely against the subtle sweetness of the wine. The finish shows excellent length and fine overall balance.
Brotte La Griveliere Cotes du Rhone 2016 $11.99
Côtes du Rhône is overpopulated with Thrush birds, or Grive in French, that devour the grapes in the vineyards when ripe. La Grivelière is a blend of native grapes cultivated in south-central France along the Rhône River. Well-balanced with aromas of red fruits and spices with mild hints of vanilla and earth. Rich, full-bodied and round in the mouth. The finish is long with mild tannins. Each varietal is fermented separately in concrete tanks, then aged in a combination of concrete and oak for 6 months, followed by 18 months in bottle.
Aranjuez Duo Tannat/Merlot 2017 $17.99
50% Tannat/50% Merlot - Delicious blend of bold tannins subdued by the delicacies of the Merlot. Light, clean, exotic. Aromas of red fruit and spice. Bolivia's high-elevation winemaking tradition dates back to the 16th century.
Viberti La Gemella Barbera d'Alba 2017 $19.99
Like the tar and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, round and lightly chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Creamy texture, too. Drink now. 91 pts. James Suckling