East End Wines – Friday – August 7 – 5pm – 8pm –
2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio – 13.57 – Pinot Grigio has been said to possess red wine capabilities on the dinner table. This versatile varietal has also done an excellent job in enticing the ever increasing number of “Anything but Chardonnay” sentiments of wine drinkers. The 2013 Pinot Gris is brilliant in color and accentuated with powerful aromas of peach blossom, pear, apple and subtly enriched notes of apricot and melon. Our Pinot Gris is packed with tropical fruit and framed with a balanced, elegant mouthfeel that allows the intense fruit flavors to shine.
2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Cab-Shiraz – 15.57 – The practice of blending more than one variety of wine has been practiced in Europe for centuries and is the basis for our Cab-Shiraz. This full-bodied, yet very approachable blend is loaded with flavors of blackberries, cherries, currants, and plums; with a lengthy finish and just a hint of oak.
2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – 15.57 – Our Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-picked from John’s home ranch. These vines come from clone 337, which produces very small berries. The small berries produce a wine rich in color and tannin. Inky black hue color of this sumptuous Cabernet gives way to expressive aromas of black cherry, cassis, and allspice. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of vanilla and cedar on the palate. Luscious currants and pepper flavors are refined and balanced by a lingering finish. For all those who complain that Cab isn’t food-friendly, this one is. Ageability is almost guaranteed. Best now through 2020, with proper cellaring.
2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel – 15.57 – the 2012 zinfandel showcases a soft mouth feel, which makes this wine both approachable and versatile with plenty of ripe dark fruit flavors of sweet plumb jam, black cherry and cassis complemented by spicy notes of black pepper, vanilla and nutmeg which allow the fruit to be the star. blended with cabernet sauvignon to add bold structure of tannins on the pallet and create depth to the mouth feel. our zinfandel pairs well with heavier sauced dishes such as braised pork ribs or pasta with a rich, tomato based sauce.
– 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.