Noble Wine Imports – Friday – August 14th – 5pm-8pm –

San Sano

Guado al Melo L’Airone Vermentino 2012 – 13.57 – – Tuscany. Bright straw yellow color, aromas of white fruit and slightly tropical, like pineapple and passion fruit. The taste is pleasant, fruity and fresh.  Grown on the hills of Bolgheri, alluvial soil, porous, deep and with good pebble-gravel texture. Mediterranean climate refreshed by sea winds, in summer significant temperature range between day and night.

Tenuta di Capraia Rosato 2014 – 14.57 – Fresh and delicate.  The scent has clear hints of hawthorn and lilac on a background of white fruit. The light shades of tropical on the nose   re-emerge in the mouth, accompanied by intense fruity scents. Overall, it is an elegant wine, with a pleasant freshness and minerality. A shade darker than the last vintage. All Sangiovese. Cherry fruit. Light sweet tart acid. Refreshing.

Vitalonga Sangiovese 2012 – 12.97 – 100% Sangiovese. IGT Umbria. This Sangiovese is a fruity wine with a young and pleasant character. Ruby red to purple in color. Aromas of red fruit, spices, pepper, and cinnamon. The QR Wines collection was born from the long-lasting collaboration and friendship between Vitalonga and Dr. Riccardo Cotarella, one of the most well-known Italian oenologists in the world.

San Sano Chianti Classico 2011 – 22.57 – 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. Hopper and Rowan Hovland got in trouble with the tasting room attendant for wanting to climb the olive trees.

San Sano Chianti Classico 2013 – 22.57 –

Free Tasting with MexCor – Van Ruiten Family Vineyards

East End Wines – Friday – August 7 – 5pm – 8pm –

 Van Ruiten

2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio – 13.57 – Pinot Grigio has been said to possess red wine capabilities on the dinner table. This versatile varietal has also done an excellent job in enticing the ever increasing number of “Anything but Chardonnay” sentiments of wine drinkers. The 2013 Pinot Gris is brilliant in color and accentuated with powerful aromas of peach blossom, pear, apple and subtly enriched notes of apricot and melon. Our Pinot Gris is packed with tropical fruit and framed with a balanced, elegant mouthfeel that allows the intense fruit flavors to shine.

2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Cab-Shiraz – 15.57 – The practice of blending more than one variety of wine has been practiced in Europe for centuries and is the basis for our Cab-Shiraz. This full-bodied, yet very approachable blend is loaded with flavors of blackberries, cherries, currants, and plums; with a lengthy finish and just a hint of oak.

 2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon – 15.57 – Our Cabernet Sauvignon is hand-picked from John’s home ranch. These vines come from clone 337, which produces very small berries. The small berries produce a wine rich in color and tannin. Inky black hue color of this sumptuous Cabernet gives way to expressive aromas of black cherry, cassis, and allspice. Aging in French oak barrels softens the otherwise firm tannins and introduces hints of vanilla and cedar on the palate. Luscious currants and pepper flavors are refined and balanced by a lingering finish. For all those who complain that Cab isn’t food-friendly, this one is. Ageability is almost guaranteed. Best now through 2020, with proper cellaring.

2012 Van Ruiten Family Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel – 15.57 – the 2012 zinfandel showcases a soft mouth feel, which makes this wine both approachable and versatile with plenty of ripe dark fruit flavors of sweet plumb jam, black cherry and cassis complemented by spicy notes of black pepper, vanilla and nutmeg which allow the fruit to be the star. blended with cabernet sauvignon to add bold structure of tannins on the pallet and create depth to the mouth feel. our zinfandel pairs well with heavier sauced dishes such as braised pork ribs or pasta with a rich, tomato based sauce.

Pedernales Cellars at East End Wines

 – Friday – July 31 – 5pm – 8pm

Pedernales CellarsPedernales Cellars Viognier 2014 – 18.97 – Subtle notes of spring white peach, dried lemon peel, and orange blossom on the nose, this wine offers a multi-dimensional palate providing the same fresh, spring flavors on the nose, but expanding to offer luscious, ripe summer peaches, breezy fields of fragrant yellow daffodils and honeysuckle, and a broad palate with firm–not flabby–structure and a trace of bright acidity that brings beautiful balance to the wine. (Texas Monthly).

Pedernales Cellars Rosé 2014 – 18.57 – The Dry Rosé highlights two aromatic red varietals that can deliver excellent complimentary aromatics in a dry rose style.  The nose shows notes of strawberry, honey, and apple and a taste that has similar balance of components.  The finish is subtle at first, but trails off nicely with a crispness that makes it a great wine with salads, seafood, and desserts such as crème brulee.

Pedernales Cellars Tempranillo 2012 – 21.97 – Tempranillo is a grape varietal that it perfect for Texas Terroir, and is considered by many to be the official red grape of the state. Originally from Spain’s Rioja region, tempranillo thrives in the heat of the Texas summer. Pedernales creates a variety of Tempranillos, and makes it the backbone of many of its red blends, including the exclusive wine club wines, Block One and Block Two.

Pedernales Cellars GSM 2013 – 26.57 – The 2013 vintage represents the 6th year of our Rhone-style blend incorporating Syrah, Mourvedre, and Grenache from our estate Hill Country vineyard and partner vineyards in Texas. This medium body blend brings together the diverse character of these three varieties into a fantastic balance that delivers aromas of blueberry and chocolate with subtle spicy pepper notes. The taste is rich and fruitful with a rich smooth finish.