Stop by and join us for some pre-Thanksgiving fun as we sample 5 wines perfect for your holiday or pre-holiday events.
There is a $5 tasting fee for this event.
Hofgut Falkenstein Niedermenniger Herrenberg Riesling trocken - Saar-Mosel Valley, Germany 2018 - This wine is a mouthful - to pronounce OR taste!! Just for those who think Rieslings are all sweet… The Weber family farms a small parcel of old Riesling vines in the Saar corner of the Mosel Valley. We’re always excited to enjoy the small amount we receive of this electric, dry, refreshing wine. It boasts: white pepper, wisteria, umami, piquant tree fruit, and stones struck by lightning. It’s cool and saline, with squeaky angles, corners, and vivid pockets of flavor. FYI - This will liven up the driest dressing.
Pfeffingen Scheurebe - Pfalz Valley, Garmany 2017 - A really fun wine. Voted #1 wine in a blind tasting at the 2019 NC Seafood Festival. The estate is known for it’s pioneering work with the Scheurebe grape (Riesling’s naughty cousin?) It’s dry and intensely zesty with geranium, white pineapple, tropical lychee, citrus and a refreshing herbal undertone. Pair it with turkey of course, but also: Peruvian ceviche, Causa Limena, Asian spiced ribs, Mongolian stir fry or shrimp and fish Po boys.
SWEET BERRY WINE! by Las Jaras Winery - Mendocino County, California 2018 - This venture between winemaker Joel Burt and director-comedian Eric Wareheim brings purity and precision to their non-interventionist style cuvees. Think big and juicy, sour cherry, and raspberry with all sorts of herbaceous spearmint leaves, sage, fennel, even chocolate raspberry ganache. Balanced in terms of tartness, tannins and acidity. The perfect antidote to shopping till you drop.
Chateau Franc-Baudron, Montagne-St. Emilion - Bordeaux, France 2015 - With the weather cooling down and crock pots heating up, let’s crack a ripping good bottle of Bordeaux from an up and coming producer in Montagne-St. Emilion. Proper dark purple with crimson reflections, fruit notes of blackcurrant and blackberry, roasted coffee, cinnamon, pepper, underbrush, leather and baked strawberry. Velvety and charming, with soft dry tannins reminiscent of Ceylon tea. Pair it with BEEF- roasted, grilled, braised or stewed. Veal, pork or lamb shoulder or cassoulet.
Campbells of Rutherglen Durif - NE Victoria, Australia 2016 - A dark little treasure. Durif is another name for Petite Sirah. Made from rare Aussie Durif clones by 4th generation descendants of gold mining pioneers. Mysterious black fruits on the nose with a lifted floral edge. Depth, spice and a hint of char. Intense dark cherry and black plum fruit with beautiful texture, grippy grippy tannins and aromas of ironstone and coffee grounds. PS Outback steakhouse has NO corking fee…