Free Domestic Wine Tasting with Chameleon October 24th – 5pm-8pm

GirlsArt + Farm Wine – The Messenger White Wine Number One – 15.57 – A dramatic blend of Sauvignon Blanc 69%, Muscat Canelli 18% and Riesling 13%. The aroma is wild and serves you exotic, tropical and spice notes. The finish has a hint of sweetness which is carried beautifully by the intensity and complexity of the wine. We layered vineyards, varietals and vintages.

Smashberry Red 2012 – 11.57 – This easy drinking California red table wine is mostly Merlot with some Cabernet and Petite Sirah. It has aromas of red cherries, red berries and coffee that fill the nose. On the palate, it is fruit forward with lots of Bing cherry, blackberry, and blueberry jam flavors with hints of sarsaparilla and coffee with very soft tannins and a nice finish. Merlot (40), Cabernet Sauvignon (30), Petite Sirah (30) East End Wines Top 200, #192 at one point, now #71.

Art + Farm Wine – The Messenger Red Wine Number One – 15.57 – We layered vineyards, varietals and vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 19% Montepulciano 12% Malbec 8% and Cabernet Franc 3% to create this signature Messenger wine. Bright raspberry tickled by vanilla and with a chewy mouth feel will keep you excited and asking for more. If you have the confidence to embrace something original (really…it is such an old concept, it’s new again) you will be rewarded with each sip.

Art + Farm Wine – Girls in the Vineyard Cabernet 2011 – 19.57 – The sustainably farmed Beckstoffer Family Amber Knolls Vineyard is where the girls call home. They look like a lovely rich and elegant garnet. And the smell is a blend of cassis, currant and the deepest darkest cherry. Palate – Cassis and bramble fruit with a hint of Mother Earth and sufficient cocoa to make it interesting. East End Wines Top 200, #30!

Vine Imports – Chile & Spain – October 17

Free Tasting Friday 5pm – 8pm Damana

Lomas del Valle Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – 13.57 – Casablanca, Chile. Sourced from Loma Larga vineyards, Lomas del Valle wines are oak-free, having a generous fruit expression, freshness & great natural acidity; this wines represents the commitment of Loma Larga with its terroir. The interest in wine in the Diaz family goes back to the nineteenth century.

Damana Verdejo 2009 – 13.57 – Peñín Guide 2011 rating – Tasting notes: Color: bright straw. Nose: fresh, fresh fruit, white flowers, expressive, varietal. Palate: flavorful, fruity, good acidity, balanced – Score: 91. Located at Olivares de Duero there are 22Hs. of vineyards with all the natural & technical elements which are necessary to produce modern quality wines trying to find nice expression of the terroir.

Lomas del Valle Pinot Noir 2011 – 13.57 – Dark red wine with a young, modest nose. Medium bodied delicious wine. Carried by its fruit & making quite a big number out of it. Very pleasant. Fresh, juicy cherry, soft spice, impressive balance. This amiable Pinot Noir hails from the seaward slopes of the Casablanca Valley, where the cool climate adds lean length to the ripe grapes. A touch of oak adds some moderate, gingerbread spice, but the fresh, friendly fruit is the main attraction here. A nice value Pinot Noir for lighter fare. Serving Suggestion: Classic hors d’oeuvres: bacon-wrapped scallops, tiny quiche, Caprese crostini, Spanakopita, little risotto cakes.

Damana Tempranillo Crianza 2007 – 19.97 – 96% Tempranillo, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot – D. O. Ribera del Duero – Tempranillo – from estate vines with 15-25 years of age are cold soaked for five days for color then fermented in stainless steel for 14 days. The wine is then split into two lots for malolactic fermentation with half of it put in huge 5,000 liter French oak tuns to complete malolactic with some exposure to oxygen. After ML it is mellowed in a combination of French (90%) & American oak barrels for a year then bottled with no fining & the lightest possible filtering. Damana has a deep cherry red color with violet hints on the rim, intense notes of strawberry & plum but also anise, vanilla & tobacco notes on the nose & a long smooth finish. Grilled meats please!

French Wines with Esprit du Vin – Friday October 10, 5p-8p

Esprit du Vin

Trimbach Pinot Blanc 2012 – 15.97 – Pinot Blanc & Pinot Auxerrois. Rich & concentrated aromas, with white flower & apricot notes. Smooth, medium-bodied with good fruit acidity. The two grapes are fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel & concrete vats & do not undergo the secondary malolactic fermentation. The wines are released after two years of cellar aging, when they have a perfect balanced of fruit & acidity. An old favorite, bright, clean, refined.

Lamargue Les Grandes Cabanes Rosé 2013 – 12.57 – Complex black currant & raspberry aromas. Dry, refreshing & nicely balanced. This rosé is obtained by “saignée” or bleeding of the red varieties, Syrah & Grenache, with 6 to 12 hours of skin contact to extract color. Fermentation is at controlled temperatures for approximately 15 days. Six weeks of lees aging gives the wine its roundness & length.

Mas de La Dame Rose 2013 – 17.57 – Fresh strawberries, peaches, & roses with light exotic notes. Subtle flavors of fresh berries & fennel with a flowery finish. Skin contact for 4-8 hours before the juice is bled out of the tank into the fermentation tanks. No malolactic fermentation. This elegant Rosé matures on its lees with each varietal kept separate. Blending then takes place followed by a gentle fining with egg whites. To ensure freshness, bottling takes place in January.

Cote Mas Estate Cremant Brut Rose NV – 15.97 – Refined scents of honeysuckle, peach & apricot. A soft mouthfeel of grapefruit & a hint of blood orange. After primary fermentation, “Liqueur de Tirage”, a blend of sugar & yeast, is added to the juice a few hours before bottling. A second fermentation then takes place in the bottle, which lasts about 3 weeks. After one year of ageing “sur pointe”, the bottles are chilled (to freeze the lees) & opened. The lees are expelled & the “Liqueur de Dosage” is added. The bottle is then sealed & released after twelve months of ageing.