Friday, October 18
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Gretchen Phelps of Vertical Dist. will be pouring selections from Italy, France, Argentina and California.
Montalbera Grignolino Brut Rose Piedmonte $16.99
Delicate and floral nose, with distinct aromas of strawberry pulp and raspberry. The palate is
extremely fresh and dry, subtle, lingering and velvety. 100% Grignolino.
Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2018 $17.99
Beautifully vibrant, succulent tropical guava with lime, green apple and a hint of gooseberry. Superbly textured with a touch of richness to complement the fruit flavours. 92 pts. -Decanter
Alverdi Sangiovese Rubicone 2018 $9.99
Super value, super versatility! An approachable wine with aromas of violets and a mild hint of spice, Alverdi Sangiovese is a dry red filled with ripe plums, balanced by light tannins offering a slightly crisp finish. -Esquin madwine
Brotte Esprit Barville Cotes du Rhone 2016 $13.99
This wine is a beautiful light ruby color. The Esprit offers up plenty of bright, lively cherry, blueberry and blackberry fruit with pepper spice and other savory spice notes. There is also a tantalizing undercurrent of dark, black fruit that remains through the finish. The Esprit is medium bodied with terrific balance and smooth, supple tannins that help to extend the remarkably satisfying finish.
Oynos Nero d'Avola 2016 $10.99
This wine is produced from vineyards in Western Sicily perched at 1,200 ft. The grapes are grown organically and harvested by hand. No pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers are used. The wine is produced at cool temperatures and fermented for about 10 days without the addition of enzymes or cultured yeasts. The finished product is stored in cool underground tanks before bottling. Aromatic with cherry and red berry flavors and hints of spice. Dry and medium bodied with smooth tannins and gentle acidity. 85% Nero d’Avola, 15% Merlot
Chakana Nuna Malbec 2018 $13.99
Colour: Deep red with violet hints.
Nose: In nose, it reveals dried plum and other dark fruits, exotic spices, with hints of violet and chocolate.
Flavour: This wine expresses lovely elevated fruit tones with well balanced tannins. The Chakana Reserve range presents elegant wines with a balanced expression of fruit and oak. These wines are aged in oak barrels for 12 months. -Mumbles Fine Wines UK
J Lohr Pure Paso Red Blend 2017 $24.99
Classic Cabernet Sauvignon with its savory notes are wrapped in the dark fruit character of Petite Sirah. Pairs well with tomato rice dishes like paella or creamy risotto. Exquisite with prime rib or a dense monkfish. -Winemaker notes.
Lustau Vermut Blanco $20.99
This pale gold, Sherry-based vermouth is made from fino, sweetened with Moscatel wine. Mild, grassy aromas lead into a sweet and citrusy palate, with mouthwatering acidity and a fresh, grassy exit accented by a floral hint. 94 pts. Wine Enthusiast