Friday, November 16
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Kate Anderegg of Petit Monde will be pour selections from France and Italy.
Jean Louis Denois Tradition Extra Brut Reserve $20.99
Outstanding and precise balance between roundness, light fruitiness and freshness. Subtle notes of smoke providing for a great complexity. Very charming and ripe Chardonnay from South of France. The Pinot brings a great structure. Fine and regular bubble, golden bright color with ruby hints, fresh in the nose, floral (rose, elderberry), fruitiness (apple, pear, quince and dried apricot); light smoky, sweet spices. In the mouth, generous and harmoniously well structured, roundness, fruitiness, freshness, length of lemon and exotic fruit, salty final note.
Leon Boesch Gewurztraminer Les Fous 2016 $21.99
Wines from Domaine Leon Boesch are rich and concentrated and this Gewurztraminer is no exception. Rose, lychee and apricot on the nose give way to citrus and tropical fruit, with grapefruit and pineapple doing a balancing act with black pepper spice and plenty of acidity. It’s a medium-bodied wine that pairs well with sweet and sour pork, spicy Asian foods and curry. Drink now or keep for a couple of years.
Les Champs de l'Abbaye Le Clos des Roches Bourgogne Cote Chalonnaise Pinot Noir 2016 $25.99
Clos des Roches is a true Clos of about one-half hectare, known for hundreds of years for the quality of its limestone terroir, facing due south. This is a beautiful Pinot Noir, showing very ripe black cherry aromas with hints of citrus peel and violets with earth and mineral notes. The palate shows lush black cherry and blackberry fruit, quite earthy and dark balanced by bright acidity and with very pronounced saline minerals. This is a unique and delicious Burgundy, perfect with pork and chicken dishes, charcuterie and full-flavored cow cheeses.
Maria Galassi La Ca Storta Sangiovese 2016 $13.99
Wild berries, currants, violets and very sweet tannins, ready and easy to drink.
Chateau Lafond Canon Fronsac 2014 $17.99
Lafond is the second wine of Chateau Mazeris, a historic property in Canon Fronsac built in 1769; in 1805 it was given as a dowry to Jeanne Modeste Couvrat when she married Jean_Baptiste Cournuaud, and has remained in that family ever since. Lafond is made predominantly from the estate’s younger vines. Almost entirely Merlot with a little Cabernet Franc blended in, the wine shows some softness, but with just a bit of the bite characteristic of Fronsac.
Domaine Labranche Laffont Madiran Vielles Vignes 2014 $22.99
Magnificent Madiran Vieilles Vignes as this 100% tannat of the Labranche Laffont estate . Christine Dupuy produces a racy wine, powerful, but resting on soft and elegant tannins, too rare on the AOC Madiran. A reference of the appellation in a great vintage.
Saturday Tasting Nov. 17, 2-5:00 - Foris Winery, Cave Junction with Libby Rankin