Tasting with WineBow – Friday June 13, 2014 – 4pm-8pm – East End Wines
Juve y Camps Cave Brut Nature Reserva de la Familia Cava 2008 – 16.57 – Aromas of mature white peach, toasted bread and green tea with hints of lemon citrus and apricots. Equally rich and broad on the palate, these flavors continue to unfold on the palate. A blend of classic Cava varieties blended with 10% Chardonnay, the 2008 Reserva de la Familia Brut Nature Gran Reserva has a tight, reticent nose with earthy minerally tones. The palate is nicely balanced on the citric entry that broadens across the palate to a pleasant, controlled, creamy finish with sufficient citric tension to urge another sip. Drink now. 89 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (Issue # 200 – Apr 2012)
Tasca d’Almerita Leone 2011 – 18.97 – This wine has a bouquet of pink grapefruit, citrus flowers, white peach, and pineapple. There is great personality here – it is pleasantly soft, yet richly intense and crispy. “Tasca’s 2011 Leone d’Almerita wraps around the palate with juicy apricots, peaches, flowers and spices. This intriguing blend incorporates Catarratto, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc and a dollop of Gewurztraminer. The aromatic varieties add an upper register that is highly appealing. I can’t say the Leone is identifiably Sicilian, but it is absolutely delicious, and easily one of the very best whites in what has proven to be an uneven vintage. This is a great showing from Tasca.” – 90 Points The Wine Advocate
Zardetto Raboso Rose NV – 15.57 – 100% Raboso Veronese, chosen for its impressive structure and great acidity, which makes it very food-friendly. Medium aromas of wild berry and red rose backed by crisp freshness and bright perlage. Elegant and expressive, it has fresh aromas of cherry and red currant. Zardetto makes a lush, cherry-flavored Vino Spumante from the rare Raboso Veronese grape. This is all about happy, fresh, intense fruit!
Tasca d’Almerita Lamuri Nero 2010 – 18.97 – Intense ruby-red in color, Lamuri offers lush aromas of blackberry, mulberry and cherry. On the palate, this wine is incredibly rich, with velvety tannins and a refreshing acidity. Recommended with Mediterranean fare, such as pasta, roasted lamb and barbecued kebabs or ribs.”Tasca’s 2010 Nero d’Avola Lamuri is flat-out gorgeous. Sweet floral and minty notes meld in a seamless core of deep, expressive red fruit in this impeccable, totally gracious wine. In 2010 the Lamuri impresses for its overall balance and pure class. This is one of the more refined, polished Nero d’Avolas readers will come across. It is also a fabulous value. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020.” – 91 Points The Wine Advocate