Friday Tasting: Russian River, Mendoza, and Sonoma – 1/27/17

Join us Friday, January 27th, 5-8pm, for a FREE wine tasting!

This Friday we will show a couple wines from Sonoma County, plus a blend from Mendoza, Argentina.

Seghesio 2014 Russian River Valley Pinot Grigio: The Seghesio family has grown grapes in the Russian River Valley since 1961. The fruit for this Pinot Grigio originated from the family’s Keyhole Ranch. The grapes were whole-cluster pressed, and 100% stainless steel fermented, and left sur-lie until bottling for added richness and complexity. The nose offers aromas of bright citrus peel and melon, followed by a palate of juicy melon and peach, and a rich and creamy yet clean finish. Pair with

Tikal 2013 “Patriota”: Tikal is a product of Ernesto Catena’s artistic passion and respect for nature. Their estate vineyards are certified biodynamic and organic. This blend of 60% Malbec and 40% Bonarda comes from hand-harvested grapes grown in the Uco Valley and Northern Mendoza at about 3,200 feet elevation. Most of the vines are 75 years old and well-adapted to the soil. The nose explodes with bright cherry notes, leading to a fairly full body with notes of cherry, raspberry, and cocoa, followed by baking spices and smooth tannins in the finish. Pair with smoked or grilled meats, or meat-topped pizza.

Ridge 2013 “Three Valleys”: This wine consists of grapes from six different Sonoma vineyards, located in the Dry Creek, Alexander, and Russian River Valleys. It is a blend of 80% Zinfandel, 11% Carignane, 8% Petite Sirah, and 1% Alicante Bouchet. The nose offers aromas of briar, cherry, and plum, plus a mineral and dried herb note. Elegant fresh raspberry palate, with sweet oak and textured tannins leading into the finish. Pair with a grilled ribeye steak and roasted roots.

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