Friday, November 17 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
Kamran Rouzpay of Mitchell Wines will be pouring selections from Spain, France and Washington
Cortijo Rioja Blanco 2015 $11.99
Cortijo Blanco is an estate-bottled wine produced from Viura grapes. Unlike most whites from Rioja, Cortijo blanco is aged in 100% stainless steel to showcase the vibrant purity of this mineral-elegant grape. Rioja is Spain's most prestigious wine region and for wine drinkers who want to learn more about this magical, storybook wine region, and enjoy an uncommonly good white wine - there's no better introduction than Cortijo blanco. TASTING NOTES: Pale gold. Sharply focused lemon zest, pear and floral scents carry subtle honey and herb overtones. Dry and fleshy in the mouth, offering bitter citrus pith and fresh fig flavors that put on weight with air. Nicely concentrated yet nervy, finishing with good energy and warm, fruity persistence.-- Josh Raynolds
Chateau de Chaintre Macon-Chaintre 2015 $16.99
This is a concentrated wine that exhibits lemon and mineral notes. The palate has a pleasing structure that is full and rich. The wonderful citrus finish lingers and lingers. This wine is classic Burgundy from the Maconnais region.
Domaine des Chaffangeons Fleurie La Madone Gamay 2015 $18.99
Vinified in whole grapes with a vatting of 8 to 10 days, this wine expresses exceptional taste qualities: it goes well with many dishes. It is supple and very fruity, the tannins are fine but present. It can be drunk young, but improves with time. We recommend drinking it after 2 to 5 years of storage.
Kermit Lynch Languedoc Rouge 2014 $11.99
This blend of 60% Syrah with Grenache, Carignan, and Cinsault exhibits dark, ripe fruit seasoned with local garrigue herbs. The palate balances juiciness and earthiness, delivering Southern generosity with each sip. Refreshing and forthright, it finishes with a gentle dusting of supple tannins. May it supplement our Côtes du Rhône and Monferrato blends as your go-to house reds. —Anthony Lynch
Milbrandt Malbec Wahluke Slope 2014 $20.99
With a hint of earth and vanilla on the nose, the viscous entry of this wine crescendos into a dense midpalate of blueberries. A long finish unfolds with loads of fruit. Touches of soft dried herbs close the experience. -Winery notes
Noster Inicial Proirat 2014 $18.99
Here is a Priorat that is not at all shy or trying to hide its Mediterranean origins, a richer, fuller bodied style especially considering its modest price. This is on the darker-fruited side, generous and slightly savory, a well-balanced, tasty blend of Garnacha, Carignane, and just a tiny amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Try this with your favorite recipe for braised or stewed lamb. -K&L Wine Merchants