Thursday & Friday Wine Tastings – December 28th & 29th

Join us Thursday, December 21st, 5-7pm, and Friday, December 22nd, 5-8pm, for FREE wine tastings!

Thursday

Trefethen 2016 Dry Riesling, Oak Knoll Dist. of Napa Valley: Known mostly for their big reds and Sauvignon Blanc Trefethen has been producing dry Riesling in the Napa Valley since 1976! Made in the classic Alsatian style, this dry Riesling has a captivating nose, offering perfumed aromas of jasmine and orange blossom. The palate is juicy, with notes of guava, lime, and green apple, balanced by lashings of bright acidity and minerality. Pair with Thai curries or Vietnamese dishes.

Etude 2014 Grace Benoist Ranch Pinot Noir, Carneros: The Grace Benoist Ranch in Carneros is planted with a number of different vineyard parcels, averaging 8-acres each. Each parcel is planted taking into consideration the different soil types and topography of the vineyard to ensure the plants are producing low yields of concentrated fruit. Sustainable agricultural practices are employed to ensure the highest quality fruit. The 2014 Pinot Noir offers layered aromas of wild strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, and baking spice. The mouthfeel is rich with notes of red fruit and sandalwood, leading to an intense finish with beautiful natural acidity. Pair with miso-glazed salmon.

Château Lafleur du Roy Cuvée Excellence 2014 Pomerol, Bordeaux: This is a Merlot-dominant blend, showing opulent blackberry and bramble aromas, and firm tannic structure with coffee and dark chocolate notes on the palate. Pair with prime rib.

Friday

Henriot NV Brut Souverain, Reims, Champagne: Maison Henriot is one of the last independent, family-owned houses in Champagne, beginning in 1808. The Brut Souverain is Chardonnay-focused, with additions of Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier for aromatics. With an elaborate aroma of citrus, elderflower, and brioche, and a palate full of pastry spice and candied plum, this fizz is perfect for more than just raw oysters; try with smoked salmon, drizzled with pineapple sauce.

Schramsberg 2014 Brut Rosé, North Coast: This rich and vibrant vintage rosé is dry and complex, making it pair well with food, or to be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif. The grapes were all hand-harvested from vineyards in Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, and Marin counties. The blend consists of 61% Pinot Noir, and 39% Chardonnay. The finished wine was aged for two years sur lie in the bottle before disgorgment, giving it ample refinement and effervescence. Enjoy this sparkler with soft cheeses, fresh fruits, or mussels.

Louis Roederer NV Carte Blanche Demi-Sec Champagne: This slightly sweet Champagne uses the same blend as Louis Roederer’s famous Brut Premier: 40% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir, and 20% Pinot Meunier, left for six months before disgorgment, then aged for three years in the cellar. The big difference is that Carte Blanche has a higher dosage (the sugary juice added before secondary fermentation in bottle). Creamy, with delicate freshness and refined acidity, this sparkling wine offers notes of white fruits and flower, brioche, honey, and cracked almonds. Pair with raw oysters or seared scallops.

 

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