Friday, December 14
our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp!
Kara Kuehl of Vehrs Wine will be pouring selections from France, Italy, Washington, California and Oregon.
Jean-Baptiste Adam Cremant d'Alsace Brut Rose $24.99
A very shy nose has overtones of powdery freshness and apple peel. The palate brings out the notions of tart but ripe red apple peel while fine bubbles fizz away with gentle creaminess. This is slender, very fresh and has a wonderfully gentle apple flavor. The finish is dry, vivid and long. 90 pts. Wine Enthusiast
Ronchi Di Pietro Friulano 2016 $13.99
Limey acidity lifts this wine’s creamy flavors of ripe pear and yellow plum, which pick up a honeyed note on the finish. W&S
Nicolas Potel Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2016 $17.99
Ruby and medium dark in color. This wine has a bouquet of red cherries, fern, white flowers and spices. On the palate fine toasted notes with honey give way to long lasting notes of black fruits. The tannins are silky and well balanced. The finish is beautiful and full. -winemaker notes
Dunham Three Legged Red Columbia Valley 2016 $19.99
Smart Buy. Zesty and lively, showing expressive black cherry and smoky beef aromas, with licorice and sage flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot. Drink now through 2024. Wine Spectator
Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2016 $19.99
Nicely done, the 2016 Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon has deftly combined ripe fruit and oak nuances into a combo-pack of excellent aromas and flavors. The wine's balance sets it apart from many others producers who often overpower their fruit with too much wood. Pair this wine with grilled pork wrapped in smoky bacon strips. -91 pts Wilfred Wong, Wine.com
Quady North Syrah 4-2,A Rogue Valley 2015 $23.99
This wine combines the nuanced expressions of a few select sites in So. Oregon’s Rogue and Applegate Valleys. Dark fruit and roasted aromas overlaya silky smooth texture with a long, supple finish.