"Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! -$5.00 fee-
Friday, April 20
Kate Anderegg of Petit Monde Imports will be pouring selections from Italy and France.
Lambrusco di Sorbara 'Sant'Agata' Paltrinieri 2016 $14.99
Sparkling red wine with pleasant fruity notes of violet, with a beautiful freshness, with a perlage fine and persistent, re-fermented in autoclaves.
Selection des Cognettes Muscadet 2016 $12.99
This wine is ripe and full of attractive fruit. With a light touch of pepper as well as rich apples, it is shot through with acidity. Full in the mouth, it finishes with taut minerality.
St. Cyr en Bourg Saumur Chenin Blanc 2016 $16.99
This racy Loire Valley white is an incredible example of the precision and focus that Chenin Blanc can achieve in the right hands. Planted in 1996, the certified organic vineyards of Domaine de Saint-Just are planted on clay soils on top of a limestone bedrock. The Les Perrières is lively and bright with taut citrus notes of lemon zest, green apple, lemongrass and big-time minerality. The brisk acidity adds clarity and leads to a long, very refreshing finish.
Barbacan Rosso di Valtellina Nebbiolo 2016 $21.99
Rosso di Valtellina di Barbarcan is ruby ed with garnet. The nose is fine and you can recognize fruity and floral aromas. The palate is elegant, harmonious, medium-bodied, clean, with an impeccable closure of persistence. Fermented in steel.
Domaine de la Biscarelle C&J Grieco Cinsault 2013 $15.99
Growing on gravelly soil, the vines of this single plot (planted at about 90% Cinsault and 10% other grape varieties) produce grapes picked and sorted manually at optimum maturity. They are neither destemmed nor crushed (berries remain whole), a nice old-fashioned work!
Donato D'Angelo Aglianico 2013 $16.99
Aromas of woodland berry, damp earth and a whiff of cellar floor lead the nose. The firm lean palate offers raw cherry, powdered sage and a hint of white pepper set against bracing tannins and racy acidity. Give the tannins a few years to unwind then drink to capture the remaining fruit.
Winemaker Tastings at John's Marketplace, Saturdays 2-5:00
April 21 - Colene Clemens Winery with Steve Goff
May 12 - Bjornson Winery with Gerry Rasch