Check out the wines we will be pouring at this Saturday’s tasting.
Rombauer Chardonnay 2015 (California)
Rich yellow color and becoming more golden with age. Inviting fruit aromas of honeydew, yellow peach and fig are supported by vanilla and caramel. Creamy vanilla integrates with honeysuckle, pineapple and apricot for a fabulous richness on the palate. A luscious mouthfeel leads to a generous and creamy finish.
Etude Pinot Noir 2014 (California)
True ruby in color, this bottling offers aromas of strawberries mingled with aromatic woods. Hints of sandalwood and cedar on the nose are followed by elegant fruit flavor on the palate. Berry, plum and a cherry core introduce the wine. The saturated cherry notes are rounded out by brown spice, cloves and oak toast on the finish.
Flora Springs Napa Red 2013 (California)
This Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend explodes with bewitching aromas of ripe black cherries, white pepper and sage, continuing with bold flavors of blackberries, boysenberries and cassis that wash over the mid-palate. Barrel aged in a combination of new and seasoned French and American oak barrels, the wine displays subtle accents of toasty oak, vanilla and a dusted chocolate component. The fine tannins end with a bright, fruit forwardness on the palate.
Agricola Cottini Amarone 2009 (Italy)
This red wine embraces tradition, territory and the know-how of this spectacular region. Corvina, Rondinella, are carefully air dried on racks and checked daily to ensure perfectly healthy skins. This meticulous refining and lengthy aging yields a red wine that has become emblematic of Italian winemaking. Amarone has impressive structure and depth, with aromas of mature fruit and spices. On the palate, the wine’s natural level of alcohol is balanced by bright acidity and refined tannins. The finish has extraordinary length and complexity, recalling notes of dried fruits and baking spice.
Juan Gil Blue Label 2014 (Spain)
It boasts knockout aromas and flavors of cassis, black raspberry, creamy licorice, rendered bacon fat and a hint of toast. This is followed by a full-bodied blend that has beautiful mid-palate density, a polished, silky texture and fabulous focus and purity that carries through the finish.
Davis Family Cabernet Sauvignon (Rock Pile) 2013
A beautiful elegance can be found in the 2013 Sonoma Cabernet, a blend of 41% Cabernet, 26 Cab Franc 21% Malbec and the rest Petit Verdot aged 20 months in one-third new French oak. This is a good value for a Napa Cabernet. The color is a healthy dark ruby purple, the wine offers up beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit and is suggestive of a high-class Pomerol. The oak is pushed way to the background and the wine is medium to full-bodied with supple tannins and a long finish.