Friday, June 15
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee-
Andy Carthy of Oregon Brand Management will be pouring selections from Spain, Italy, Oregon, Washington and France.
Mokoroa Txakoli 2017 $15.99
Getariako Txakolina is the official Appellation of Origin for this wine. The Jose Antonio Mokora winemaking estate maintains 17 acres of vines in the Getaria region, near the stunningly beautiful city of San Sebastian. The wine has a light straw-green color, and bright aromas of lemons and seashells are on display. The palate is reminiscent of green apples and lemon delivered on a bone-dry platform with bracing, tangy acidity that lingers on the finish. There is a very slight carbonation that tingles the tongue. I tried it with Mary Ossau Iraty cheese, a nutty sheep’s milk cheese from the Basque region, and it was great. -Gordon's Picks
Castelfeder Chardonnay Doss Alto Adige 2016 $18.99
This wine is pale yellow in colour with green reflections and characterises the variety with it’s diversity of aromas: mature fruits such as apple and pear and bananas mixed with exotic fruit notes of mango and a trace of honey. Slightly spicy, well structured and full in the mouth with a mineral finish on the palate.
Brooks Rose of Pinot Noir 2017 $15.99
Watermelon, strawberry and white flowers on the nose. Fresh fruit, cranberry and spring herbs. Hints of orange peel, flint and spring pea flowers. Glowing with refreshing bright red fruits, cranberry, wild strawberry, watermelon, rhubarb and plum. The wine has a surprising richness, making this more of a serious sipper, with medium bodied and delicious mouthwatering long finish. Slight candied cherry with wild herbs, watercress, heather and blooming wild spring pea flowers.
Gorgeous rose to be paired with grilled salmon, pork or fried chicken. Would do well with red snapper or as a starter with crab dip or tomato bruschetta and anchovies. -Winemaker notes
Colene Clemens Dopp Creek Pinot Noir 2015 $24.99
Lovely aromatics introduce this approachable young Pinot. Scents and flavors of strawberries, raspberries and cherries abound, coming into focus in a generous mid-palate. The flavors hang on beautifully, set against framing tannins and supporting acidity. The finish brings a pretty touch of baking spices. -Madwine, Esquin Wine and Spirits. 90 Points Wine Enthusiast
Christopher Michael Red Blend Washington 2016 $10.99
The base of this blend is Merlot which lends fresh red and blue fruit to the aromatics and bring a lushness to the pallet. The Cabernet Sauvignon adds layers of cassis and currant to the nose and adds length to the palate while the
Syrah ties it all together. There’s a touch of Tannat that gives the wine a structural framework. It was aged on 25% new French oak which plays a nice supporting role in the background of this wine from the nose through the pallet.
46% Merlot, 36% Syrah, 11% Cab Sauvignon, 7% Tannat
Chateau De Pennautier Cabardes 2014 $12.99
Very good wine that shows power and finesse, and for a very attractive price. While in the Languedoc, the Cabardès appellation is where Bordeaux meets the Rhône in terms of grape varieties. Cabernet, merlot with grenache and syrah — the blend works magnificently, with a mix of red and black fruit, a suave mid-palate and some powerful but ripe tannin. -Montreal Gazette
Winemaker Tastings at John's Marketplace, Saturdays 2-5:00
June 16 - Willamette Valley Vineyards with Jim Bernau