Flat Creek Estate Quality Wine Import Program

Flat Creek – Friday – October 31 – Halloween! 5p-8p.

Free Tasting – Then we will be CLOSING AT 8PM -

Vallerosa Bonci Verdicchio Manciano 2012 – 13.57 – The grape has been grown in the Le Marche Adriatic region since the 1400s. This Verdicchio Dei Castelli de Jesi has DOC status, the more prominent of two Verdicchio appellations. It is straw yellow in color and has hints of anise and sage in the nose. With a medium yet delicate finish this wine is an excellent aperitif or seafood accompaniment. These are the wines that were packaged in the fish shaped bottles in the 60’s and 70’s. Pretty classic lemony zesty acid. Has some of the more lush pear and mineral of its more expensive sibling.

Schiavenza Dolcetto D’Alba 2012 BD – 13.97 – Originally thought by growers to be a competitor to Beaujolais Nouveau, the Dolcetto wines have proven much bigger than this. Made 100% from the Dolcetto grape (little sweet one in Italian) this dry red wine is deep garnet in color with a fruity nose and a pleasant yet strong finish. It pairs well with traditional Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza or white meat dishes. Black fruited, floral, straightforward. Named after the sharecroppers who used to work the vineyards. Farmed biodynamically, vinified in cement cisterns by sisters Enrica & Maura Allesandria.

Germano Langhe Nebbiolo 2012 – 22.57 – Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes taken from 30 year old vines, this wine is first aged in stainless steel and then in the bottle. It has a ruby red color with a fruit and flower bouquet. This full bodied wine finishes very smooth with hints of tannin and astringency. It is an excellent pairing with red meat dishes. Rich and dark with nice herby undergrowth character. Just outside the Barolo zone (a few hundred yards north of Serralunga). Roses, tar, and earth, firm tannins, and very pretty dark cherry acidity.

Drusian Brut Prosecco di Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG NV – 16.57 – Made from Prosecco grapes grown in the Valdobbiadene region and fermented in tanks according to the Charmat method, this white sparkling wine has aromas of green apple, citrus, fresh vegetables with a pleasing note of bread and a crisp, dry finish. It is good as an aperitif or with fish. Ripeness beyond lemon into more lime and tangerine like flavors, bright acid is tempered a bit by some creaminess and stonefruit on the finish. New winery built in 1998 after three generations of winemaking. No pesticides, no insecticides, only organic fertilizers are used. Hilly terrain. Charmat method.

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!