Tenuta Sette Cieli Italian Red Wine Tasting

at East End Wines. Friday February 13, 5p-8p.

Three Little Pigs opens at 5pm as well.

Sette CieliTenuta Sette Cieli,” or “the estate of the seven skies,” is located between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci, on the Tuscan coast 1,300 above sea level.

Tenuta Sette Cieli Yantra Toscana IGT 2011 – 24.57 – Organic. All estate fruit, Planted 2001-2002. 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot. 7 months in stainless-steel tanks. Hillside vineyards surrounded by the lush woods of Monteverdi Marittimo between Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The 2011 Yantra is characterized by a persistent fruitiness and pleasant freshness; it is interesting for its complex simplicity. The wine displays soft, ripe tannins, a rich mouthfeel and a long finish.

Tenuta Sette Cieli NOI 4 Bolgheri 2011 – 41.97 – Purchased fruit, 25 years old vines. 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc. Bolgheri (this is a wine born of the desire to explore new territory). Ripe, sweet fruit gives way to a wine with a very defined and yet very different character when compared to the other Tenuta Sette Cieli wines. Aging Potential: 10 years.

Tenuta Sette Cieli Indaco Toscana IGT 2009 – 49.97 – Organic. All estate fruit Planted 2001-2002. 40% Malbec, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot. Powerful dry-farmed Malbec is the backbone to this stimulating, concentrated, structured wine. It expresses the rich, complex terroir with spicy and red fruit aromas. Barrel Aging: 14 months in 60-gallon French oak (40% new). Aging Potential: 15-20 years

Tenuta Sette Cieli Scipio Toscana IGT 2009 – 111.97Organic. 100% estate vineyards. Planted 2001-2002. 100% Cabernet Franc. The different lots of Cabernet Franc that went into the 2009 Scipio were vinified separately, resulting in a unique wine that seduces with its fruity aromas and spicy notes. This is complex wine of concentration, balance and finesse. Barrel Aging: 24 months in 60-gallon French oak (40% new). Aging Potential: 25-30 years

Meridian Hive Meadery Tasting

at East End Wines – 2-6-2015 –

MeridianHive

5p-8p. Three Little Pigs opens at 5p as well.

Meridian Hive Discovery – 500 ML – 6.57 – Discovery is our traditional hydromel. Clean, orange blossom honey aroma, a slightly sweet, yet delicate flavor, a medium-light body, and a crisp finish. The overall impression is somewhere between a white table wine, and a saké. lb4lb (2556) – Austin, Texas, USA – JUN 29, 2014 – “Fruity orange honey smell. Taste is similar light light carbonation. Taste is fruity orange apple. Tasty bright pear. I like it.” Petillant, semi-sweet, hydromel made with orange blossom honey.

Meridian Hive Frontier – 500 ML – 6.97 – Frontier is our dry-hopped session mead. It carries the aromas of tangerine and passion fruit, with notes of pineapple, citrus, and bubble gum. Petillant, with a medium-light body, and a well-rounded, balanced finish. Just enough honey sweetness to balance the hop flavor, without hop bitterness found in beer. Errl (1796) – Plano, Texas, USA – APR 3, 2014 – “Growler. Pour is off clear with bubbles.Nose is nice fruit hops, honey, floral earth, spring water, some sweetness.Taste is dry, perfect sweetness, earth, cucumber, white grape.”

Meridian Hive Haven – 500 ML – 8.97 – Haven is our peach/ginger session mead. Luscious peach with a velvety texture, and just enough ginger and honey sweetness to balance, providing a crisp finish. kidmartinek (3741) – Austin, Texas, USA – OCT 20, 2014 – “Hazy golden color. Floral aroma like lavender and heather. Tastes like heather and honey. Yeah …it’s good.”

Texas Wine Tasting – Valley Mills Vineyards & Solaro Estate Winery

January 30th, 5pm – 8pm – East End Wines –

 Valley Mills

Valley Mills Vineyards: 2012 Vermentino – 21.97 – Tasting notes: Crisp, dry, single vineyard white wine from the High Plains AVA. Notes of lemon and pineapple on the nose. This wine has all the Vermentino hallmarks of bright acidity, citrus leaf aromas and mineral notes with a clean and refreshing finish.

 Valley Mills Vineyards: 2011 G.S.L. – 24.57 – Tasting Notes: Grenache 10%, Syrah 58%, Lenoir 32%. Estate grown excepting the Lenoir. Strong aroma of clove as well as some cinnamon and leather. Red raspberries and vanilla on the palate. The aromas are of chocolate, dark caramel, toast and hints of spice. There is a rich, dark fruit palate of plums, blackberry and dark cherry with a hint of sage on the finish. Pairs well with pork tenderloin…

 Solaro Estate

Solaro Estate Winery: 2012 Montepulciano – 40.97Tasting Notes: Estate grown, single vineyard. Aged in American oak. Bourbon and caramel on the nose, very light-bodied, raspberry and rhubarb on the finish. Wine Trail Traveler – translucent ruby color with a dark pink hue that offered floral, cherry and raspberry notes. The wine had medium tannins and medium-body with high acidity. The wine was 12% alcohol and retails for $44.

 Solaro Estate Winery: 2012 Cabernet Franc / Merlot – 29.57 – Tasting Notes: Aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. High Plains fruit. Plum and prune flavors are prominent. Pairs nicely with a grilled steak.