– Friday – July 31 – 5pm – 8pm
Pedernales Cellars Viognier 2014 – 18.97 – Subtle notes of spring white peach, dried lemon peel, and orange blossom on the nose, this wine offers a multi-dimensional palate providing the same fresh, spring flavors on the nose, but expanding to offer luscious, ripe summer peaches, breezy fields of fragrant yellow daffodils and honeysuckle, and a broad palate with firm–not flabby–structure and a trace of bright acidity that brings beautiful balance to the wine. (Texas Monthly).
Pedernales Cellars Rosé 2014 – 18.57 – The Dry Rosé highlights two aromatic red varietals that can deliver excellent complimentary aromatics in a dry rose style. The nose shows notes of strawberry, honey, and apple and a taste that has similar balance of components. The finish is subtle at first, but trails off nicely with a crispness that makes it a great wine with salads, seafood, and desserts such as crème brulee.
Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo 2012 – 21.97 – Tempranillo is a grape varietal that it perfect for Texas Terroir, and is considered by many to be the official red grape of the state. Originally from Spain’s Rioja region, tempranillo thrives in the heat of the Texas summer. Pedernales creates a variety of Tempranillos, and makes it the backbone of many of its red blends, including the exclusive wine club wines, Block One and Block Two.
Pedernales Cellars GSM 2013 – 26.57 – The 2013 vintage represents the 6th year of our Rhone-style blend incorporating Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache from our estate Hill Country vineyard and partner vineyards in Texas. This medium body blend brings together the diverse character of these three varieties into a fantastic balance that delivers aromas of blueberry and chocolate with subtle spicy pepper notes. The taste is rich and fruitful with a rich smooth finish.
July 24th – 5pm – 8pm – East End Wines –
Trevisiol Prosecco Rosé Brut – 21.97 – Winemaker Paolo Trevisiol makes this sparkling rosé from Chardonnay, Prosecco and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the hills around Venice. Offering raspberry and cherry flavors, bright acidity and light effervescence, this Prosecco would pair well with crisp salads, seafood and white fish.
Bodegas Fuentespina Ribera del Duero Rosado 2013 – 14.57 – Beautiful cherry red color, clean and bright. Intense aromas of fresh fruit and berries. Fresh within the palate with a round and pleasant finish. Fish, white meats and rice dishes. Great with paella. The Ribera del Duero is blessed by a combination of terroir, microclimate and a native grape that gives superb, complex red wines. At this altitude Tempranillo gives thin-skinned and refreshingly acid fruit, which in turn gives wines that are delicious also when they are young, like this Rosé.
Saveur 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.
Chateau Grand Boise 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.
Oregon Wine Class next Tuesday, from 6pm – 7:15 – We will have you register online, but pay at the door – $35, limited to 12 people, with food from Three Little Pigs –
July 21st – 6pm