Friday, July 20
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 Italy, Spain, France and Oregon.
Monte Tondo Garganega Frizzante 2017 $10.99
The Monte Tondo Garganega Frizzante might be the funnest white wine in the store. 100% Garganega from certified organic vineyards, this one is zesty, spritzy, light, and airy. It offers up aromas and flavors of ripe apple, pear, lemon, white flowers, and just a touch of mineral. And all of those delicious aromas and flavors are delivered along a rush of tiny, gentle bubbles. -Table Wine Asheville
Bodegas Naveran Cava Brut $13.99
Pale green-tinged gold. Bright and energetic on the nose, displaying Meyer lemon and melon scents and a smoky mineral topnote. Fleshy, dry and focused on the palate, offering ripe citrus and orchard fruit flavors with a spicy edge of ginger. Finishes smooth and sappy, displaying good persistence and a touch of toastiness.--Josh Raynolds, Ole Imports. 50% Xarello, 30% Macabeo, 20% Parellada. Organically grown vines planted from 1970 - 1995. Tended in clay and limestone soil at 252 m (827 ft) elevation. This is a vegan wine.
Domaine de Trotereau Quincy Loire 2016 $19.99
A lovely wine with a great gooseberry fruit character. Crisp and refreshing with good length, it is a strong rival to its neighbours in Sancerre. Pierre Ragon makes this excellent wine in a very traditional manner. 100% Sauvignon Blanc
La Quercia Montepulciano 2016 $9.99
Here's a solid, straightforward red that opens with aromas of sour cherry and a whiff of new leather. The ripe fruity palate exhibits juicy blackberry, raspberry and a hint of anise. It's easy drinking, with soft tannins. -WE
Domaine Des Chaffaugeons Fleurie 2015 $18.99
Vinified as a whole grape with 8 to 10 days vatting , 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.
Iris Oregon Pinot Noir 2014 $18.99
Showcasing aromas of raspberry, cranberry, salmonberry and wet stone; this refreshing wine offers a perky acidity, crisp tannins, and a smooth finish.
Winemaker Tastings at John's Marketplace, Saturdays 2-5:00
July 28 - Keeler Estate Vineyard with Ivy Hover