McPherson Cellars Tasting at East End Wines

McPherson Tasting at East End Wines – Friday June 12th, 5pm – 8pm

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2014 McPherson Albariño – 14.57 – Albariño is a varietal that is well known on the Iberian Peninsula (that’s Spain and Portugal to those without a map in hand). In Portugal, the style is lean and acidic, a definite contrast to the more lush and full bodied styles originating from Spain. Known for being the “white wine” of this region, Albariño is not widely planted outside of this Mediterranean enclave. McPherson Cellars is pleased to release this vintage of Texas Albariño which strikes the perfect balance of crisp fruit aromas and flavors. Exotic scents of peach, mango, pear and apple are married with the rich and velvety texture that this wine has to offer. Some may say “¡Viva España!, here at McPherson Cellars we say “¡Viva Albariño!”

2014 McPherson Les Copains White – Rhone varietal Blend – 13.57 – This bright and exuberant Les Copains fills the glass with pungent guava and mango aromas, highlighting the individual character of each variety and coming together for a harmonious balance. The 2014 vintage blends Roussanne, Viognier, Grenache Blanc, Marsanne and Piquepoul Blanc. The wine is bright upon entry with flavors of lemony citrus, honeysuckle, and marjoram with a clean and refreshing finish. Nowhere else can you get an affordable little white blend as great as our Les Copains.

 

2014 McPherson Les Copains Dry Rose – Rhone varietal blend – 13.57 – This complex, dry rosé showcases the varietal character from each of the different red cultivars in a stunning fashion. Delicate berry and plummy, herbal nuances abound in this vibrant and instensly pink Les Copains Rosé . The crisp acidity is artfully balanced against a long finish. This is a rosé that has mass appeal and begs for a light dinner al fresco, a big juicy burger, or Mediterranean fare; the pairing possibilities are unparalleled. McPherson Les Copains Rosé. Fun was never so pink. McPherson Cellars was created to honor my father, Dr. Clinton “Doc” McPherson, a founder and pioneer of the modern Texas Wine Industry.

2013 McPherson Les Copains Red, Lost Draw Vineyard – Rhone varietal blend – 13.57 – From Lost Draw Vineyards comes our stunning value Rhone-blend “Les Copains” red. French for “the buddies”, the term symbolizes this elegant combination of Rhone varieties. The warm Texas sun gives this Cinsault, Syrah, Carignan, Mourvedre, and Grenache blend a lovely ripeness of fruit balanced with smooth structure. Its bright acidity, wild strawberry, cherry, and herbal spice, makes it easy going on its own or with more delicate meats – steak fillet or a succulent pork chop. Enjoy a bottle of this beautiful red wine with your best buddies.

Noble Wine Imports Tasting Friday May 5th

at East End Wines –– 5pm – 8pm

Italian Wine Bike

 

Villa Rubini Riesling 2013 – 13.57 – Friuli. Quite a bit more fat, still well made. Estate, organic. 20 Km from Slovenia. Mineral. Have used this vintage at East End Wines in the past. Mr. Pietro Rubini founded and became the first President of the Consortium for the protection of wines with a controlled denomination of origin: “Colli Orientali del Friuli”.

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.

Elio Filippino Barbera d’Alba “Nuela” 2012 – 14.57 – Intense fragrance with hints of ripe fruit. Full, balanced, with a touch of wood on the finish. This is the wine for family dinners. It is excellent with local “bagna cauda” (mixed vegetables with a dip of garlic, oil and anchovies) and meat dishes such as “bollito” (boiled meat and vegetables), it is also a good companion for fully ripe cheeses. The grapes are pressed and the stalks removed: the resulting must ferments at a controlled temperature for 5-7 days. After racking, the new wine is put in stainless steel vats to preserve its fresh fruit characters and then in Slavonian oak barrels until spring. Finally it is bottled, ready for the table.

Maravalle Tenuta Vitalonga Sangiovese Umbria IGT 2012 – 12.97 – This Sangiovese is a young, fruity wine aged in stainless steel vats. This wine smells of red fruits, green herbs, pepper and cinnamon. These are typical characteristics of this grape variety. The Sangiovese is surprisingly fresh, balanced and elegant. The sweet and balanced tannins are the distinguishing features. We love this Sangiovese as a perfect aperitif.

Czech Your Bag – Wines of the Czech Republic

at East End Wines – May 29, 5pm – 8pm

Vino z CzechVino z Czech Riesling 2013 – 18.97 – The Wine: This beautifully colored 2013 Riesling bringsfresh spring flowers and expressive fruit flavors to the palate. Behind them, delicate hints of linden honey, walnuts and spices emerge. 13% alcohol. 1.2 g sugar / L, 5.8 g acid ? L, 800 cases produced.

Vino z Czech Rivaner 2013 – 18.97 – The Wine: Rivaner (also known as Muller-Thurgau) is a cross between a Riesling and Madeleine Royale. This 2013 Rivaner is delicate and harmonious while retaining mouthwatering juiciness. Delicious, complex and easy to drink alone or with appetizers: poultry and cheese. 12% alcohol. 2 g sugar / L, 6 g acid / L, 5660 cases produced.

Vino z Czech Sauvignon Blanc 2013 – 18.97 – The Wine: This 2013 Sauvignon Blanc has a complex aroma of black currant, gooseberries and black elder blossoms. Flavors of yellow apple and tropical fruit finish with meadow honey. This wine pairs well with seafood, chicken, pork, green olives, salads and goat cheese. 13% alcohol. 2.8 g sugar / L, 7.8 g / L, 550 cases produced.

Vino z Czech Cabernet Moravia 2009 – 20.57 – The Wine: Cabernet Moravia has a dark garnet color with aromatic elements of black currant that is typical for Cabernets. Fruitiness and well-structured tannins build complexity through bottle ageing This indigenous grape variety was bred in the late 1970’s by Lubomir Glos in Moravska Nova Ves. He crossed Cabernet Franc with Zweigelt. The new variety became official in 2001. It is now the only Cabernet Moravia available in the U.S. 12.5% alcohol. 3.6 g sugar / L, 5.0 g acid / L, 1250 cases produced.