Friday Tasting: Shaya, Caparzo, and Stonestreet – 2/23/18

Join us Friday, February 23rd, 5-8pm for a FREE wine tasting!

Shaya 2015 Verdejo, Rueda, Spain: Rueda is a a wine region in northwest Spain that produces mostly white wines using the varietals Verdejo and Viura. Bodegas y Viñedos Shaya 2015 Rueda happens to be made of 100% Verdejo. True to varietal characteristics, this wine is bold, yet crisp and intensely aromatic. If a rich Napa Sauvignon Blanc and an aromatic Alsatian Edelzwicker had a baby, it might look like this wine. Pair with fish dishes such as pan-cooked Dover sole and arugula salad.

Caparzo 2014 Rosso di Montalcino DOC: This Sangiovese is sourced from two of Caparzo’s vineyards in opposing parts of the Montalcino growing region. The microclimates in these different zones allow for more consistency of quality vintage to vintage. Aged for only a year in large Slavonian oak barrels, the influence of wood in this wine is minimal, allowing the quality of the fruit to speak for itself. Violets, pomegranates, and raspberries on the nose, with ample complexity and structure on the palate. Pair with pasta with meat sauces and aged cheeses.

Stonstreet 2014 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon:  Stonestreet Estate was established in 1995 by Jess Stonestreet Jackson and Barbara Banke. Their 5,500-acre estate sits high above the Alexander Valley in the Mayacamas Mountain Range. The grapes in this 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from their Monument Ridge blocks, growing at altitudes of 400 to 2,400 feet above sea level. It displays vivid aromas and flavors of black cherry, satsuma plum, and blood orange, accented by bay leaf, fresh tobacco, and cocoa nibs. On the palate its generous, extracted texture is balanced by fresh acidity and ripe, chalky tannins. Drink now, or be rewarded for a decade of cellaring. It earned 90 points from Robert Parker! Pair with steak au poivre.

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