– Friday 1-16-15 – 5pm – 8pm – East End Wines
Laurier Vineyard Pinot Noir 2012 – 18.97 – The lush bounty of Sonoma’s Alexander Valley and Los Carneros regions are beautifully represented in the wines of Laurier Vineyards. Observing the luxuriant color of this wine provides indications of how delicious it is. Plum, black cherry, cedar, and a hint of cinnamon charm the palate. The finish is soft and protracted with silky tannins and spicy flavors. This food friendly wine pairs well with roast duck with a Pinot Noir reduction sauce, and adds elegance to such dishes as chicken fried steak, a juicy cheeseburger, or pizza Margherita.
Medrano Malbec 2013 – 11.97 – 40 to 70 years old vines. 30% of wine was aged in used barrels during 6 months, the rest remained in vats. It displays an intense violet color. In the nose, outstanding red fruit aromas are combined with plum and violet notes as well as some toast and vanilla notes. In the mouth, it is a fruity wine with medium tannins as well as a juicy and balanced finish. With the ideal balance of fruit, oak and structure. Plum and blackberry fruit combined with toasty notes and sweet tannins.
Barnard Griffin Syrah 2012 – 15.97 – WE 87 – Streaks of citrus, berry and cracker are integrated with light berry flavors. This is a smooth, balanced, easy-drinking Syrah, with light hints of tea leaves. “Showing generous dark plum and supple black cher-ry fruit flavors that are in-tense and vibrant. Enticing accents of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, orange zest and blueberry complete this exciting, youthful Syrah.” Rob Griffin. Generous dark plum and supple black cherry fruit flavors followed by accents of vanilla, bittersweet chocolate, orange zest and blueberry. This superbly balanced & crafted Syrah would be an excellent match for seared beef fillet or rack of lamb.
Camaraderie Syrah 2008 – 22.57 – While most Washington wineries are on the dry, east-side of the Cascade Mountains, the wet & rainy west-side is perfectly suited for making fine wine. The fruit for this wine, however, comes from prime Columbia Valley vineyards on the Wahluke Slope, not too far from Yakima and Walla Walla where some of the finest Syrah is grown. Pop a bottle and see why Washington Syrah can rival anything from California, Australia, or France. Flavor Profile: Medium-bodied, dry. 100% Clifton Vineyard fruit produces a Syrah of both power and elegance. Red and black fruit with touches of spice and blue flowers. A lovely finish with integrated tannins and fresh acidity. Pair with stews, slow braised meats, gyros, as well as sausages with beans.