Wine List for Weekly Tasting

It is beginning to look like…Thanksgiving!!
This Saturday, Wine ConneXtion presents…
Saturday, 11/23, 1:00pm-5:00pm…with Erica!


Gruet Winery, “Methode Champenoise” Sparkling Wine, N/V, New Mexico


The Brut offers a crisp, and full-bodied sparkling wine, which has developed rich complexity and fine mousse. The allure of toasty finish from twenty-four months on lese, is a complement to the sophisticated apple and citrus flavor. Winemaker's Note: Brilliant with ultra-fine bubbles. A wonderful fine bouquet dominated by green apple and grapefruit flavors.

Starmont Winery, “Carneros” Chardonnay, 2016, California


The fruit used to make this wine was carefully sorted and whole cluster pressed to preserve freshness. The light oak treatment gives a round mouthfeel and improved complexity, while highlighting the fruit driven focus of the wine. Aromas of Asian pear, butter crust apple tart, pineapple. Hints of toasted hazelnut and crisp minerality make for a long, enjoyable finish.

Hahn Estate, “SLH” Pinot Noir, 2017, California


This Pinot Noir, sourced from Hahn vineyards in Santa Lucia Highlands, offers soft tannins, delicious plum and cherry aromas and flavors, a hint of allspice and an underpinning of the earth itself. Without a doubt, its defining feature is its irresistibly silky, velvety texture.

Luke Wines, “Wahluke Slope” Merlot, 2017, Washington


LUKE Merlot reveals the hallmarks of great Washington Merlot – dark red fruits, rounded tannins and an opulent, smooth finish. Fresh flavors of plum, cherry and blackberry dominate the mid-palate while earthy flavors of tobacco, cedar and clove marry the spices of vanilla and mocha to extend the wine’s long lingering finish.

Marietta Cellars, “OVR” Red Blend, Lot 68, California


Aromas of juicy and bright red fruits (cherries, raspberries, etc) are packed next to fresh plums and black currants. Some complex layers of licorice, sweet earth, and spice follow in turn. A full and rich mouth feel leads to soft textured tannins and lingering fruit flavors. The acidity picks up just enough to bring the finish home in a concise and clean fashion.

Miro Cellars, “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon, 2016, California


This Cabernet Sauvignon unfolds with rich aromas of black cherry, mocha and baking spice. Bold tannins frame a powerful mid-palate layered with mouth-filling flavors of black cherry and milk chocolate. Smooth and balanced, an elegant finesse defines the long and lingering finish.