Jenna Noble – January 9th – Italy! 5p-8p

San SanoFree Friday Tasting – Jenna Noble – January 9th, 5pm – 8pm – East End Wines

Monte del Fra Bardolino 2012 (Corvina / Rondinella / Sangiovese) – 14.57 – Monte del Fra “Hill of Monks” produces wines that are clean, fresh and fruit driven. The taste is noticeably Italian being stylish, perfumed and elegant. On the palate it’s medium bodied with moderately intense sour cherry  fruit supported by greenish vegetal acidity and by fairly light tannins that flow into a moderately sweet cherry laced finish with green tannic underpinning.

Elio Filippino Barbera d’Alba “Nuela” 2012 – 14.57 – Intense fragrance with hints of ripe fruit. Full, balanced, with a touch of wood on the finish. This is the wine for family dinners. It is excellent with local “bagna cauda” (mixed vegetables with a dip of garlic, oil and anchovies) and meat dishes such as “bollito” (boiled meat and vegetables), it is also a good companion for fully ripe cheeses. The grapes are pressed and the stalks removed: the resulting must ferments at a controlled temperature for 5-7 days. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters and then in Slavonian oak barrels until spring. Finally it is bottled, ready for the table.

Maravalle Tenuta Vitalonga Sangiovese Umbria IGT 2012 – 12.97 – This Sangiovese is a young, fruity wine aged in stainless steel vats. This wine smells of red fruits, green herbs, pepper and cinnamon. These are typical characteristics of this grape variety. The Sangiovese is surprisingly fresh, balanced and elegant. The sweet and balanced tannins are the distinguishing features. We love this Sangiovese as a perfect aperitif. Bottom of Form

Castello San Sano Chianti Classico 2011 – 21.57 – 90 Sangiovese, 10 Canaiolo. Manual selection of the best old vineyards of Sangiovese and Canaiolo company. Maceration without stalks is performed at a temperature of 28 ° C for 10-12 days. Malolactic fermentation in cement, followed by a maturing part in barrels of 5 hl, for a minimum period of 15 months. Blend of wines in cement tanks. Bottling filtration with very wide and then in bottle for at least 12 months. This is a great winery, and Jenna helped get me a great tasting there. Hopper and Rowan Hovland got in trouble with the tasting room attendant for wanting to climb the olive trees.

Sparkling Wines in the Shop for New Year’s Eve -

Sparkling New Year

Sparkling Wines in the Shop for New Year’s Eve -

Sparkling – Australia

The Chook NV Spark Shiraz § $17.97

Sparkling – France

Perrier Jouet Belle Epoque Brut 2006 ↓ $143.57
Vilmart Grand Cellier NV 1er Cru ŧ RM ● BD $81.57
Paul Bara Brut Rose Grand Cru NV – RM Bouzy ↓ $74.57
Jacques Copinet Marie Etienne Brut BdB 2004 RM ↓ $58.57
Doyard Champagne NV Cuvee Vendemiaire Brut BdB 1er Cru RM ● ↓ $56.57
Jose Dhondt Brut Blanc de Blancs NV RM – Out of Stock $53.57
Chartogne Taillet Sainte Anne NV ŧ ● RM $48.97
Duval Leroy Brut NV Champagne ● 750 ml $44.57
Joel Falmet Champagne Tradition Brut NV – RM ↓ $43.57
Charles Orban a Troissy Brut Champagne Rose NV RM $32.97
Charles Orban Brut Champagne Blanc de Noirs NV RM $31.57
JP Robinot Les Annees Folles NV Pet Nat Natural 2011 ● BD ↓ $29.57
JP Robinot Fetembulles Pet Nat Natural Chenin 2011 ● BD ↓ $29.57
La Grange Tiphaine Monlouis su Loire Nouveau Nez ● BD ↓ $24.97
Gilles Louvet Bulles d’O Blanquette de Limoux NV ● $23.57
Duval Leroy Brut NV Champagne ● 375 ml $22.57
Dom du Petit Coteau Vouvray Brut NV ● $22.57
Pascal Pibaleau Perlette Pet Nat ● NV $20.57
Simonnet-Febvre Cremant NV ŧ $18.57
Ampelidae Armance Brut NV ● $17.57
Sieur d’Arques Aimery Cuvee 1531 Cremant Limoux ↓ $16.57
Sieur d’Arques Aimery Limoux Rose 1531 $15.57
Cote Mas Estate Cremant Brut Rose NV ● $15.57

Sparkling – Hungary

Kiralyudvar Pezsgo “Henye” Sparkler 2009 ● BD $32.57

Sparkling – Italy

Ca’ dei Zago Prosecco Col Fondo NV ● BD – Natural – Magnum $50.97
Ca’ dei Zago Prosecco Col Fondo NV ● BD – Natural $22.57
Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara Radice 2012 $21.97
Scarpetta Rose Sparkling 4th Edition $20.97
Trevisiol Brut Cuvee Edoardo Sparkling (Prosecco) $20.57
Drusian Brut Prosecco Valdobbiadene DOCG $16.57
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano NV 750ml $15.97
Cleto Chiarli Vecchia Modena Premium Lambrusco NV $13.57
Cleto Chiarli Brut Rose NV – § $13.57
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano NV 375ml $13.57
Zardetto Private Cuvee Brut ↓ $11.57
Rive Della Chiesa Pro Frizzante Colli NV $10.57
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano NV 187ml $5.57
Ciao Rosato Can Red 187 ml $4.97
Ciao Bianco Can Silver Prosecco 187 ml $4.97

Sparkling – New Zealand

Lake Chalice Cracklin Savie NV $15.97

Sparkling – South Africa

Graham Beck Blanc de Blancs 2009 $26.57
Graham Beck Rose’ 2009 $23.57
Graham Beck Rose NV $16.97

Sparkling – Spain

German Gilabert Cava Rosa Trepat ● $14.57
German Gilabert Cava Brut Nature NV ● $14.57
F. Ricart Cava Brut 2011 $14.57
Mont Paral Cava Brut NV § $13.97
Sumarroca Cava Brut Reserve 2011 $13.57
Aria Brut Sparkling NV (not Extra Dry) $10.97
Gran Sarao Cava Rose NV $10.57

Sparkling – US

Onward Petillant Naturel 2013 ● $22.57
Laetitia Brut Arroyo Grande Valley ↓ $20.57
Gruet Sauvage Mthde Champenoise NV $17.57

Free Beckman Vineyards Tasting at East End Wines – 1-2-15 – 5p-8p


Beckman Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec Blanc 2011- 19.57 – RP – “Also solid, the value-priced 2011 Le Bec Blanc is a blend of 42% Marsanne, 33% Roussanne, 19% Grenache Blanc and 6% Viognier that was aged 11 months (which is longer than previous vintages) in one- to seven-year-old French oak barrels. Offering up ripe peach, dried pineapple, flower oil and honeysuckle, it is a rich, full-flavored effort that stays lively and clean on the palate. A perfect mid-week workhorse, it should be consumed over the coming year or three. Drink now-2015. (JB)”

Beckman Vineyards Le Bec Red 2011 – 19.57 – RP – “Starting off the reds, and a Cotes du Rhone-like blend of 46% Syrah, 36% Grenache, 11% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise, the 2011 Cuvee le Bec offers up ripe blackberry, cherry, smoked earth and spice aromas and flavors that lead to a medium-bodied, rounded and supple red that scores high on drinkability. Enjoy it over the coming 2-4 years. Drink now-2017. (JD)” Hand harvested after a long, cool growing season. Modest alcohol and good acidity mark the fresh, aromatic, and structured profile. The wine was aged for 16 months in (15% new French).

Beckman Vineyards Estate Grenache 2012 – 25.57 – The 2012 Estate Grenache represents an excellent value and is an outstanding example of California Grenache. Incorporating 5% Syrah, completely destemmed, and aged 12 months in older French and American oak, it offers pretty raspberry, strawberry, crushed flowers, vanilla bean and sweet spice in a medium-bodied, silky and textured package. Enjoy it over the coming 3-5 years. – Jeb Dunnuck, #214. $30 at winery. Earlier vintage served at the first Obama State Dinner.

Beckman Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 25.57 – 100% Estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine was barrel aged for 14 months in 50% one- to three-year-old barrels, and 50% new French and American oak . A stylish wine with great balance and flavor. Red cherry and raspberry are followed by notes of charred oak, deep earth and subtle pepper spices.