July 24th – 5pm – 8pm – East End Wines –
Trevisiol Prosecco Rosé Brut – 21.97 – Winemaker Paolo Trevisiol makes this sparkling rosé from Chardonnay, Prosecco and Pinot Noir grapes grown in the hills around Venice. Offering raspberry and cherry flavors, bright acidity and light effervescence, this Prosecco would pair well with crisp salads, seafood and white fish.
Bodegas Fuentespina Ribera del Duero Rosado 2013 – 14.57 – Beautiful cherry red color, clean and bright. Intense aromas of fresh fruit and berries. Fresh within the palate with a round and pleasant finish. Fish, white meats and rice dishes. Great with paella. The Ribera del Duero is blessed by a combination of terroir, microclimate and a native grape that gives superb, complex red wines. At this altitude Tempranillo gives thin-skinned and refreshingly acid fruit, which in turn gives wines that are delicious also when they are young, like this Rosé.
Saveur du Temps Rosé 2013 ●- 18.97 – Organic. 75% Grenache / 25% Syrah. Costières de Nimes – Located in the Southern Rhone, close to Provence, the Saveur du Temps estate was established in 1929. Translated, it means “flavor of the time” and we can’t imagine words more true this time of year. Lots of red berry and watermelon, this rose is crisp, dry, and certainly a bargain! Pretty, balanced and fruit-forward red, white and rose wines. This rose blend of Grenache and Syrah is produced by a union of small winegrowers dedicated to their vineyards located just west of Chateauneuf-du-Pape. Fresh and lots of lush red berry aromas.
Chateau Grand Boise Rosé 2013 ● – 24.57 – Organic. 50% Grenache, 30% Cinsault, 20% Syrah. Fermentation in stainless steel vat, aging in stainless steel vat and barrels. The wine is made from vines which are being converted to organic farming, under the control of the organic label “Qualité France”. Within the perspective of the most natural cultivation possible and respecting nature, no synthetic chemical is used. A robe with glints of violet. Good freshness and with plenty of breadth in the mouth, with subtle scents of red fruit. Grand Boise is a unique place in Provence dating back to 1610 when the vineyards were first planted and is located on a hill with beautiful views of the Ste Victoire Mountain. Now certified organic.
Oregon Wine Class next Tuesday, from 6pm – 7:15 – We will have you register online, but pay at the door – $35, limited to 12 people, with food from Three Little Pigs –
July 21st – 6pm
Flat Creek Estate Quality Wine Import Program – Changed up the wines, adding the very special Giardino Fiano “Gaia” 2010 – Organic, Biodynamic, Natural…
Vallerosa Bonci Verdicchio Manciano 2012 – 13.57 – The grape has been grown in the Le Marche Adriatic region since the 1400s. This Verdicchio Dei Castelli de Jesi has DOC status, the more prominent of two Verdicchio appellations. It is straw yellow in color and has hints of anise and sage in the nose. With a medium yet delicate finish this wine is an excellent aperitif or seafood accompaniment. These are the wines that were packaged in the fish shaped bottles in the 60’s and 70’s. Pretty classic lemony zesty acid. Has some of the more lush pear and mineral of its more expensive sibling.
Giardino Fiano “Gaia” 2010 ● BD – 34.97 – From 90 year old vines. Hand-harvested. Long, cold maceration on the skins then manually pressed in an old, wooden press. Only indigenous yeasts are used. Fermented on the lees for three months. Aged in acacia and chestnut barrels, before being moved to old, 600L oak barrels to for a year long aging on the lees. Unfined and unfiltered.
Goes with: Bold cheeses, pork loin… can withstand a bit of spice. Golden and hazy in color with complex fruity and smoky aromas, this wine is best enjoyed with seafood, chicken and light pasta. Deep lemon color & some sediments from skin maceration & no filtering w/ lemon skin sharacter & touch of green mango, interesting textural elements that makes it a wine for food.
Schiavenza Dolcetto D’Alba 2012 ● BD – 13.97 – Originally thought by growers to be a competitor to Beaujolais Nouveau, the Dolcetto wines have proven much bigger than this. Made 100% from the Dolcetto grape (little sweet one in Italian) this dry red wine is deep garnet in color with a fruity nose and a pleasant yet strong finish. It pairs well with traditional Italian dishes such as pasta, pizza or white meat dishes. Black fruited, floral, straightforward. Named after the sharecroppers who used to work the vineyards. Farmed biodynamically, vinified in cement cisterns by sisters Enrica & Maura Allesandria.
Germano Langhe Nebbiolo 2012 – 23.97 – Made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes taken from 30 year old vines, this wine is first aged in stainless steel and then in the bottle. It has a ruby red color with a fruit and flower bouquet. This full bodied wine finishes very smooth with hints of tannin and astringency. It is an excellent pairing with red meat dishes. Rich and dark with nice herby undergrowth character. Just outside the Barolo zone (a few hundred yards north of Serralunga). Roses, tar, and earth, firm tannins, and very pretty dark cherry acidity.