Spanish Wine Tasting with DeVino –

Campos de RiscaDecember 5th, East End Wines – 5p – 8p

Bodega Viña Ijalba -

Bodega Viña Ijalba Genoli White Wine Rioja 2012 ● (Viura) – 11.97 – Organic – a white wine grape used on either side of the Pyrenees, in the north and east of Spain and the southernmost reaches of France. A versatile grape, it is used in still, sparkling, dry and sweet wines. The wines can be fresh, floral and aromatic when harvested sufficiently early and aged in stainless steel, as this one is. Also called Macabeo in sparkling wine.

Bodega Viña Ijalba Livor Tempranillo 2012 ● – 11.97 – Organic – Aromas of bright cherries and spice are followed with straightforward tastes of juicy, red fruit and hints of herbs.  The finish is spicy and the acidity is balanced.  A terrific mid-week wine that pairs really well with lamb or pork! 100% Tempranillo in a clean, unoaked style. Cherry fruitiness and old-fashioned Rioja crispness. A silly quotient of character and quality for the price.

Campos de España –

Campos de Luz Garnacha 2012 – 12.57 – Winter was very dry and cold. There was a little light rain in the spring, but virtually none throughout the growing season, leading to a perfectly healthy, but relatively small harvest, with intensely colored grapes. The color is a deep red, with the bright hints of purple at the edges indicating youth. Aromas of fresh red and black fruits, flowers and a touch of black pepper. On the palate it is rich and well-balanced, with subtle tannins providing support to the fruit to give a rounded finish.

Campos de Risca Monastrell 2011 ● – 13.57 – Organic – Monastrell, resistant to drought, with straggly bunches of small berries. The berries themselves have thick skins and high acidity, so they need all of that sun to ripen properly. In recent times, small amounts of Syrah have been planted too. Very deep ruby red, with a hint of the violet colors of a young wine. On the nose aromas of stewed black berries and jams, with spicy notes of pepper. The palate has a good acidity which keeps the wine fresh and juicy. Full and weighty, the wine has a long and pleasant aftertaste.

New Items – November 2014 –

Cornelissen Munj. Bianco 13 –  49.57

The Wine Store Person Bag – 2.97

67oz Traditional Decanter –  29.97

Dufaitre B. Nouveau 2014 – 18.57

Ciacci Picco. Brunello Mont 08 – 49.97

L. Barral Faugeres R. 2011 –  34.97

Cornelissen Munj Bianco13 –  49.57

Cornelissen Contadino ’13 – 29.57

Countryside Farm Gift Box –  59.97

M. Magnien Bourg R. 12 –  33.57

Arnot Roberts Trousseau 13 –  43.57

Petit Haut Lafitte 2010 –  41.57

Turley Old Vines Zin 2012 –  34.57

Sutil Limited Release Syrah –  9.97

H. Perrusset Macon Wht ’13 – 18.57

Sadie Skerpioen Wht ’13 –  53.57

Sadie Palladius White ’12 –  110.97

Sadie T Voetpad White ’13 –  63.57

Dom Begude Bandol 2010 – 50.97

Dupeuble B. Nouveau ’14 –  18.97

Molino Grace Margone 06 –  55.97

Scott Estate Chard 2012 –  17.57

Pazos de Eguren Temp 12 –  9.57

Ramsay PN 2013 –  15.97

Gauchezco Malbec 2010 –  10.57

Torre Zecchei Prosecc NV – 14.97

Ca del Sarto PG 2013 –  7.57

Ca del Sarto Nero D’Avola 11 –  11.57

C&P Breton Trinch 13 –  23.97

D. Rion CDN Le Vaucrain 10 –  31.97

Carr Cab Franc Camp 4 ’11 –  36.57

Ch Landon Hebrard 2009 –  16.57

Maquis Lien 2009 –  31.97

Teutonic Trauben 2012 – 43.57

Antica Terra Ceras PN 2012 –  84.57

E. Bordelet Poire Auth. 13 –  21.97

Scacciadiavoli Sag. Sagr. 07 – 36.57

Dashe Enfant Terr. Zin 2011 – 25.57

Dashe Zin 2011 – 25.57

El Gobernador Sidra Nat. –  7.57

Zardetto Prv Cuvee Brut NV –  11.57

Stella Pinot Grigio 2013 –  9.57

Stella Chianti 2012 –  11.57

Librandi Ciro Rosato 2012 –  11.57

Leyda Chardonnay 2013 –  13.97

Kris Heart Rosso 2011 – 14.57

Leyda PN 2012 –  14.57

J. Copinet M Etienne Brut 2014 – 58.57

C. Gagnerot La Micaude PN 2011 –  55.57

J. Falmet Champ. Trad Brut NV –  43.57

V. Cantina Rosso 2011 –  10.57

C. de Luz Garn Crianza ’10 –  13.57

Arpepe Sassella SR Rsv 06 –  53.97

M. Lacuesta Red Vermouth –  7.97

Dufaitre Beaug Village 13 –  21.97

Mengoba Blanca 2007 – 14.57

Eric Bordelet Tendre 2013 –  16.57

Ernest Engineer PN 2012 –  36.97

Robin K Chard RRV 2012 –  17.97

Fonne Cremnt Alsace Rose –  20.97

Martinez Lacuesta Vermth RD –  6.57

A. Conti Montepulciano R12 –  6.57

Qaramy Malbec 2011 – 14.97

Tibouren Clos Cibonne Rose 12 – 25.97

Dom. Montborgeau L’Etoile 10 – 31.97

Italian Wine Tasting – November 21st – 5pm – 8pm

Abruzzo – Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo DOCCantina Colle Moro Montepulciano Rosé 2012 – 10.57 – Dry, cherry fruit, pretty… Lots of fruit and juicy acidity. Refreshing. Bright strawberry fruit and clean spice. A style of wine that we love, from the hills of Guastameroli di Frisa, founded in 1961. Great clean fruit, dusty & light tannins/ tangy, pie cherry, red fruited, minerality coming through. A fruity rosé that’s unoaked to emphasize the fresh, red, berried aromas. Dry and fresh and a great wine to pair with hors d’oeuvres–especially fish-based starters.

Abruzzo – Cantina Colle Moro Club Montepulciano d’Abruzzo DOP 2012 – 9.97 – Pure Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Generally late harvesting with medium long on-the-skin maceration, storage in lined cement tanks where the malolactic fermentation takes place. Refining:In stainless steel cisterns. Bouquet: Delicately vinous, fruity with hints of ripe red fruit. Taste:Dry, rounded, tangy, slightly tannic. Food pairings: It matches white and red meat roasts, stewed meat and game.

Piedmont – Stefano Farina Nebbiolo d’Alba 2010 – 16.97 – An earthy version of Piemonte’s premier grape. Flavors of raspberry, plum and red currant. A softer, more accessible incarnation. Light-bodied, cherry red ripe fruit with undertones of sage and mushroom. Pair it with pizza, mushroom risotto, or a plate of aged cheeses & fruit.

Piedmont – Il Chiosso Gattinara DOCG Nebbiolo 2007 – 19.97 (average $31) – Taste: very structured, harmonious, very persistent, with a pleasantly bitter (mineral) aftertaste. Intense notes of fresh fruit with an undertone of balsamic and spices. Excellent structure with soft, balanced tannins. This wine goes perfectly with roast or boiled meat, red meat, seasoned cheese. 25 to 30 year old vines, fermented in stainless steel, three weeks fermentation and maceration, then 3 years in large oak barrels, followed by 9 months in bottle before release.