Friday Wine Tasting – 1/19/18
January 16, 2018
Join us Friday, January 19th, 5-8pm for a FREE wine tasting!
St. Supéry 2015 “Virtú,” Napa Valley: St. Supéry Estate in the Rutherford produces 100% estate-grown, sustainably-farmed grapes and sustainably made wines. They have two main vineyard parcels in the Napa Valley: their Rutherford Estate and the 500-acre Dollarhide Vineyard, the latter of which produced the grapes for the 2014 Virtú. This blend of 45% Sauvignon Blanc and 55% Sémillon possesses the structure and seamlessness of a great wine. It offers aromas of key lime, lemon zest, orange blossom, and some toast. Partial barrel fermentation and maturation sur-lie gives this wine a slightly creamy mid-palate with fresh baked bread and more citrus peel notes. Pair with seared Ahi tuna.
Emeritus 2014 Hallberg Ranch, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir: In 1999, Brice Cutrer Jones established Emeritus, bringing with him the team that helped found Sonoma-Cutrer. Emeritus employs sustainable farming practices, with much of the property designated to organics. This wine is both opulent and restrained at once, blushing with red fruit and spice, berries, and forest floor. The wine was aged in one third new French oak for 10-12 months. Emeritus produces only one wine: estate grown and bottled Pinot Noir, so much attention has been paid to this wine. Pair with roast leg of lamb.
Seghesio 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County: Seghesio’s old vine Zinfandel consists of fruit grown on the Dry Creek bench, as well as from the relatively cool southwest Alexander Valley. The average age of the vines from which this blend comes from is 70 years old, so it is truly an Old Vine Zinfandel. As is the tradition, these vines are head-trained with large, gnarled trunks. Juicy, with notes of ripe plum, blueberry, and blackberry, balanced by dusty tannins and well-integrated oak. Pair with grilled red meats and strong sauces.
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