Rosé Wine Class – Tuesday April 28

Rose Top ViewWatch for the email about the East End Wines 2014 Rosé Wine Class –

We will be tasting six new wines from 2014, with an hour long class and food from Three Little Pigs. Starts at 6 pm.

Mulderbosch Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé 2014 – 13.57

A to Z Pinot Noir Rosé 2014

Domaine Houchart Rosé 2014

Petit Caboche Rosé 2014

Teutonic Wine Company Pinot Noir Rosé 2014

Broc White Zinfandel 2014

Thanks –

Sam Hovland

Wine Buyer

 

David Smith Wine Tasting – Spain

at East End Wines – April 24th – 5pm – 8pm

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Arindo Verdejo 2012 – 2013 – 13.57 – Rueda. Northwest of Madrid this region is made up of sandy gravel and lime rich alluvial soils. Verdejo takes well to these bearing lime and blossom on the nose and a chalky seashell mineral on its crisp, citric palate. Despite its jumpy acidity, this Verdejo’s full bodied structure and fleshy midpalate round it out nicely. Good thing for Sauvignon Blanc enthusiasts to branch out with, juicy white fruit that picks up some tropical notes along with more classic tree fruit of yellow apple and pear.

Laya Garnacha – Monastrell 2013 – 10.97 – Almansa, Old Vines. Deep red cherry in color. Elegant, fresh and complex nose that highlights ripe fruit and floral notes. Nice and fresh on the palate, well-balanced with sweet but still young tannins, a delicious mouthful sensation that lingers on the very long and smooth finish. Pretty big alcohol, deep color from Garnacha Tintorera, which has red flesh as well as red skins.

Atteca Garnacha 2012 – 12.97 – Atteca is deep cherry in color. It has intense aromas of red ripe fruit (ripe raspberry) which combine perfectly with the spicy notes of cacao, vanilla and licorice corresponding to a noble aging. It is very fresh and fruity in the mouth, with a notable ending where fruity and spicy aromas return. It is a magnificent expression of an elegant 100% Garnacha from Aragon. International Wine Cellar 90 – “Dark purple. Cassis and cherry compote on the nose, with complicating woodsmoke and dark chocolate qualities. Then brighter and livelier on the palate, offering dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a touch of anise.”

Can Blau Celler Can Blau Red 2013 – 17.57 – Montsant. The wine is a blend of Cariñena (Carignan), Syrah and Garnacha (Grenache). Wood smoke, spice box, incense, lavender, black cherry and plum aromas are followed by a mouth-filling, round, dense wine with outstanding grip and length. It over-delivers in a big way. Pair with rice, pasta, vegetables, stewed meats, sausage, pork, roast meat, red and/or white meat with sauces, grilled meat, and cheeses.

Bodegas Protos tasting with deVino

 at East End Wines – Friday, April 17, 5pm-8pm

 Protos

Bodegas Protos Rueda Verdejo 2013 – 14.57 – Went from RNDC to Glazer’s to deVino… Clean. Mineral. Apple skin (green). Citrus / tropical fruits, white floral, herbal, especially fennel. Right next to Pesquera. Golden apple fruit. Balance between alcohol content and acidity. Maceration for an extended period, fermented at cooler temperature. Younger (less than 25 years old vines). Ages on lees for 3 months. Fresh. Lengthy finish, with light bitter mineral finish (good).

Bodegas Protos Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2012 – 18.97 – Nice grip, round black fruit. Dusty tannins. 14% alcohol. Younger vines used to go into the Roble, now they may be eliminating the Crianza so that this would get some of the older (25 years and older) vines. Hand-picked in 20 kg crates. Sorting table, then 15 days of skin contact and maceration. 6 months in American and French oak. Fresh fruit, sweet spice and creamy oak on the nose, red berries. Fruity and toasty with round tannins on the palate.

Bodegas Protos Ribera del Duero Reserva 2010 – 52.57 – Retail up around $50. Much more wood (reserva), scrubby. 2013 Winery of the Year WE or WS, can’t remember. Serious, age worthy. Dense & fresh fruit. Black fruits and toasty notes, spicy creamy oak, complex. Round tannins. Good acidity. Lengthy.