Friday Wine Tasting: Vermentino, Pinot, and Cabernet – 2/2/18

Join us Friday, February 2nd, 5-8pm for a FREE wine tasting!

Olianas 2016 Vermentino, Sardegna: Olianas has two vineyards on the island of Sardinia, growing mostly Vermentino and Cannonau on clay and sandy soils. Fermented in both stainless steel and large clay jars, the 2016 Vermentino is straw yellow with orange blossom and floral aromas. Notes of dried herbs, citrus peel, and stone fruit on the palate, with refreshing acidity. Pair with fatty fish dishes.

J. Wilkes 2015 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir: Jeff Wilkes launched his “J. Wilkes” label in 2001, focusing on Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, and Chardonnay of singular expression. Jeff unfortunately passed away in 2010, but his legacy lives on in the wines that bear his name, still expressing the unique terroir of the Santa Maria Valley, with the help and devotion of winemaker Wes Hagen. His 2015 Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir offers aromas of ripe red berry fruits, cola, and cherry pie, with some clove and pepper spice. The palate brims with loamy earthiness, balanced with refreshing acidity, allowing it to pair with a number of dishes. Try it with smoked salmon.

Daou 2014 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles: The wine Daou produces is inviting more critical acclaim of Paso Robles wines, especially of Cabernet Sauvignon. Their 2015 Reserve Cabernet is full-bodied and rather rich, with aromas of blue and clack fruit, ash, and crushed rock. Soft tannins on the palate yield to notes of plum, black currant, and blueberry. A unique profile to Paso Robles Cabernet. Pair with braised beef short rib served over Israeli couscous.

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