Potential Classes

ClassesPlease vote for classes that you would like by sending me an email with your top three picks to sam@eastendwinesatx.com. At the start of next week I will use the responses to choose the next few regional / non-varietal class themes. Next week on Tuesday the 5th we will have a Cabernet Sauvignon Class for $35 – watch for the Constant Contact email -

Australia Tour

Austria

Beach Wines

Bubbles

California Class

Central Otago

Champagne

Chile

Cote de Beaune

Cote de Nuits

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Holiday Wine Buying

Italy Into

Italy North to South

Junk Food Wine Tasting

Mosel, Germany

Most Important Grapes & Regions

Napa versus Bordeaux

Natural – Organic – Biodynamic

New School California

Obscure Grapes

Old School California

Orange Wines

Order in a Restaurant

Oregon

Pizza and Wine

Port and Chocolate

Rioja versus Ribera del Duero

Rose’

Sicily

Somm Faves

South Africa

Spain and Portugal Classic Wines

Starting a Collection

Taste Like a Sommelier

Tuscany

Washington

Wine Pairing

Women Winemakers

Italian Bubbles & Organic French Rosés

Case Imports Tasting – Friday July 25th, 4pm- 8pm

Case Imports

Trevisiol Brut Cuvee Edoardo Sparkling – 20.57 – This Expressive Italian Chardonnay Sparker Is Not Dry, Not Sweet, But A Perfect Balance Of Both! Pale Yellow. Floral, citrus fruit. Harmonious, elegant and fresh fruit. Very well balanced.  Area of production: Valdobbiadene, Collalto. Appellation: Prosecco di Valdobbiadene DOC. Paolo Trevisiol – “The difference between himself and four previous generations? Paolo’s sole interest is in making a small amount of quality wine, as opposed to the large productions of the past; he still rotates every bottle of his top spumante by hand!”

Saveurs du Temps Rosé 2013 – 18.97 – Organic. 75% Grenache / 25% Syrah. Costières de Nimes – Located in the Southern Rhone, close to Provence, the Saveur du Temps estate was established in 1929. Translated, it means “flavor of the time” and we can’t imagine words more true this time of year. Lots of red berry and watermelon, this rose is crisp, dry, and certainly a bargain! Pretty, balanced and fruit-forward red, white and rose wines. This rose blend of Grenache and Syrah is produced by a union of small winegrowers dedicated to their vineyards located just west of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fresh and lots of lush red berry aromas.

Grand Boise Cotes de Provence Rosé 2013 – 24.57 – Organic. 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah. Fermentation in stainless steel vat, aging in stainless steel vat and barrels. The wine is made from vines which are being converted to organic farming, under the control of the organic label “Qualité France”. Within the perspective of the most natural cultivation possible and respecting nature, no synthetic chemical is used. A robe with glints of violet. Good freshness and with plenty of breadth in the mouth, with subtle scents of red fruit. Grand Boise is a unique place in Provence dating back to 1610 when the vineyards were first planted and is located on a hill with beautiful views of the Ste Victoire Mountain. Now certified organic.

Dessert – Cantina Vallebelbo San Maurizio Moscato d’Asti 2011 – 12.97 – Wine Enthusiast – Fresh, piquant and bright, this Moscato d’Asti opens with slightly green aromas of wild flower, cut grass, wild sage and dried hay. The wine is plush and creamy, with a long, sweet endnote that recalls honey, marzipan and peach. 5.5% alcohol.

David Smith Tasting – Clasified Wines & Spirits – July 18th, 4pm – 8pm –

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Arindo Old Vine Verdejo 2012 – 10.57 – 90 Points | International Wine Cellar , September/October 2013 – (20% of this wine was aged for four months in large French oak casks):  Green-tinged straw.  Highly perfumed aromas of fresh citrus and orchard fruits, with complicating notes of anise and chalky minerals.  Dense and powerful but light on its feet, offering vibrant lemon, pear and honeysuckle flavors and a touch of bitter herbs.  Closes with a subtle smoky quality and superb persistence, leaving tangy citrus zest notes behind.

Honoro Vera Organic Monastrell 2013 – 7.57 – “Monastrell from organic vineyards. This wine was produced under organic regulations established in the European Union as well as in the U.S. NOP certification. The vines are planted on chalky soils without irrigation and very low yields, with an annual rainfall below 12 inches. There is no room for chemical products or synthetic pesticides in our daily work. Honoro Vera exhibits great aromatic complexity, richness, and length, over-delivering in a big way. Drink over the next 4 years.” —winemaker

Cellars Can Blau – “Blau” 2012 – 13.57 – Brilliant ruby. Lively red berry and Asian spice aromas are deepened by notes of mocha and licorice. Taut and linear on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering fresh raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Shows very good energy and focus, finishing with lingering spiciness and a note of tangy berry skin. Blend: 50% Cariñena, 25% Syrah, 25% Garnacha. “Brilliant ruby. Lively red berry and Asian spice aromas are deepened by notes of mocha and licorice. Taut and linear on entry, then fleshier in the middle, offering fresh raspberry and cherry compote flavors and a touch of succulent herbs. Shows very good energy and focus, finishing with lingering spiciness and a note of tangy berry skin.” – 90 Points International Wine Cellar

Atteca Garnacha 2012 – 15.57 – 100% garnacha, aged for ten months in French oak; 15% alcohol): Glass-staining purple. Aromas and flavors of blackberry, licorice and cola. Juicy, minerally and sweet, with very good depth of flavor and slow-building smokiness. Finishes quite long, with fine-grained tannins and lingering spiciness. This wine is deep and rich.  Red fruited with morello cherry and red plum, but balanced with mint, orange peel, and sassafras.  The tannins are soft, the acid juice, and the finish is long and smoky.