Bodegas Protos tasting with deVino

 at East End Wines – Friday, April 17, 5pm-8pm

 Protos

Bodegas Protos Rueda Verdejo 2013 – 14.57 – Went from RNDC to Glazer’s to deVino… Clean. Mineral. Apple skin (green). Citrus / tropical fruits, white floral, herbal, especially fennel. Right next to Pesquera. Golden apple fruit. Balance between alcohol content and acidity. Maceration for an extended period, fermented at cooler temperature. Younger (less than 25 years old vines). Ages on lees for 3 months. Fresh. Lengthy finish, with light bitter mineral finish (good).

Bodegas Protos Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2012 – 18.97 – Nice grip, round black fruit. Dusty tannins. 14% alcohol. Younger vines used to go into the Roble, now they may be eliminating the Crianza so that this would get some of the older (25 years and older) vines. Hand-picked in 20 kg crates. Sorting table, then 15 days of skin contact and maceration. 6 months in American and French oak. Fresh fruit, sweet spice and creamy oak on the nose, red berries. Fruity and toasty with round tannins on the palate.

Bodegas Protos Ribera del Duero Reserva 2010 – 52.57 – Retail up around $50. Much more wood (reserva), scrubby. 2013 Winery of the Year WE or WS, can’t remember. Serious, age worthy. Dense & fresh fruit. Black fruits and toasty notes, spicy creamy oak, complex. Round tannins. Good acidity. Lengthy.

Free Tasting of Broc Cellars with Rootstock – 4-10-2015 5pm-8pm

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Free Tasting of Broc Cellars with Rootstock –

WINERY: Broc Cellars wines are natural wines, meaning no inoculated yeast or bacteria are used. We do not add any powdered tannins/enzymes to our wines. A minimal dose of SO2 is added 4 weeks before bottling.

Broc Cellars White Zinfandel 2014 ● 24.97 – Harvested well below 21 Brix, but with wonderful flavor. Not for the “White Zin” purists out there, this wine is fermented dry, producing a Rose wine with pepper, watermelon, and tangy raspberry/strawberry. Fermented cool with no malolactic. Best served with only a slight chill. Blend: 100% Zinfandel. The 2014 White Zin is unfined and lightly filtered. ALC: 11.5% alcohol. TOTAL PRODUCTION: 224 cases

Broc Cassia Grenache(s) Santa Barbera 2013 ● 29.57 – 2013 Cassia Grenache(s) Mendocino (297 cases): Technically speaking this is 100% Grenache Gris. As with many old vine vineyards it looks as though some of the vines have mutated into something closer to Grenache Noir than Gris. So we split the difference and labeled as 50/50 of each. Made in a rosé style, with less than 24 hours on the skins. Light in color but rich in texture. Fermented and aged in 1200L, 20 year-old, German casks. The grapes were sourced from a 100 year-old parcel in McDowell Valley originally called Gibson Ranch.

Broc Alexander Valley Carignan 2013 ● 26.57 – VINEYARD NOTES: Having saved a remarkable, exquisitely ancient vineyard from imminent Cabernetification, we continue to nurture its 130+ year old vines capturing a character unfound in mere 120-year-old vineyards. An original field-planted block, these Carignan plants are interspersed with Palomino (white variety from Jerez) and Alicante (a rare black-fruited vine that produces some of the darkest juice on the planet). Its decomposed sandy soils make it impossible for the vine-pest phylloxera to survive, leaving these some of the last remaining self-rooted vines in the state. WINEMAKER’S NOTES: The winemaking process is as unique as the vineyard itself, taking inspiration from centuries-old tradition while adding our own signature. Pitchforked from bin to tank, the berries remain intact and protected with a constant blanket of C02 until their native yeasts begin to ferment the grape sugars from the inside out. A slow mortification breaks down the color components in the skins infusing the juice inside the still-unbroken berries with a vibrant red hue. When fully dry, it is pressed in microlots and ushered into its neutral oak and concrete vessels for the final stages of development. Bottled after 10 months, the 2013 Carbonic Carignan extols the virtues of its pedigree. Amazing depth of flavor from these rugged, ancient vines is captured in the most transparent method we could devise. ALC: 12.8% alcohol TOTAL PRODUCTION: 850 cases.

Wines by the Glass, plus Ciders and Meads

Wines BTG (as a PDF)

No $7 Fee to drink any of these wines at East End Wines -

Yes, We Have Wines By the Glass –
Vieille Ferme Rhone Blanc 3L BIB – 3.57
Patience – From the Tank CdR Blanc ● – 4.97
Ciao Bianco Can Silver Prosecco – 4.97
Ciao Rosato Can Red 187 ml – 4.97
Montmartre Brut NV 187 ml – 4.97
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco NV 187 ml – 5.57
San Dionisio Tinto BIB 3L Red – 2.97
Jack Tone Red BIB 3L 3pk – 3.57
Vieille Ferme Rhone Rouge 3L BIB – 3.97
From the Tank CdR Rouge 2012 ● – 5.97

375 ml Half-Bottles –
Quady Vya Extra Dry Vermouth – 16.57
Carpano Antica Formula – 14.57
Spinelli Pinot Grigio 2011 – 5.57
Steele Chard Cuvee 2011 – 12.57
Migration Chardonnay 2012 – 19.57
Carpene Malvolti Prosecco – 13.57
Duval Leroy Brut NV – 15.97
Duval Leroy Brut 1er Cru Rosé – 18.97
Steele Pinot Noir Carneros 2009 – 13.57
Merryvale Starmont Pinot Noir 2012 – 14.57
Sassaia Barolo 2009 – 30.57
Palazzo Cabernet Franc 2007 – 40.57
Steele Cabernet Red Hills 2010 – 13.57
Divine Droplets Sake JDG (300 ml). – 32.57

Don’t Forget Ciders…
Sam Smith Organic Cider 18.7 oz ● – 4.97
Isastegi Sagardo Cider 2012 – 375 ml – 7.57
El Gobernador Sidra Natural 750 ml – 7.57
Vermont Ice Hard Cider – 22 oz. – 8.57
Blackthorn Cider 4pk – 2000 ml – 9.57
Virtue Cider – Cidre Nouveau 750 ml – 10.57
More Ciders…
Virtue Cider – The Ledbury 750 ml – 10.57
Virtue Cider – Sidra de Nava 750 ml – 10.57
Woodchuck Hopstation 6 – 2129 ml – 10.57
Woodchuck Granny Smith 6 pk – 10.57
Isastegi Sagardo Cider 2013 – 750 ml – 11.57
Trabanco Sidra de Asturias 11- 750 ml – 11.57
Doon Querry Pera-Apl-Quince 750ml – 13.57
Manoir du Kinkiz Fouesnant 750 ml– 13.97
Manoir du Kinkiz Cournouaille 750 ml– 14.57
Bordelet Sidre Tendre 2013 ● BD 750 – 16.57
Basa Jaun Cider 2011 – 750 ml – 19.97
Virtue Cider – The Mitten 750 ml – 19.97
Bordelet Poire 2013 ● BD 750 – 21.97

LOCAL CIDERS:
Eastciders Gold Top – 500 ml – 4.97
Eastciders Original 4pk – 2000 ml – 9.97
TX Keeper Ciderweizen ‘13 500 ml – 10.57
Eastciders Small Batch #1 – 500ml – 10.57
Texas Keeper No. 1 – 2013 – 750 ml – 12.57
Argus Tepache Especial Pineapple – ● – 12.57

LOCAL MEADS:
Meridian Hive Discovery 500 ml – 6.57
Meridian Hive Frontier 500 ml – 6.97
Meridian Hive Haven 500 ml – 8.97

Other Mead
Moonlight Embrace 375 ml – 5.57

Also, Desserty Stuff, Ran Out of Room, See last post –
Most Popular During the First Financial Quarter –
Höpler Eiswein of Pinot Noir 2009 375 ml – 65.57
(Number 86 in the East End Wines Top 200)

(New arrivals all the time. This is from April 08, 2015)