Hilmy Cellars Wine Tasting

 at East End Wines – April 3, 5pm – 8pm


2104 Do Zwa Zo – 75% Ugni Blanc/ 25 % Chenin blanc – 21.97 – A 75/25 blend of Ugni Blanc from Brownfield, Tx and Chenin Blanc from Meadow, Tx. It is a crisp, unoaked, energetic, dry wine for all occasions. 75% Ugni Blanc from Brownfield, Tx, 25 % Chenin Blanc from Meadow, Tx.

2013 a.k.a. Viognier- 100% Viognier – 21.97 – Erik Hilmy a.k.a. is an expression of artistic wine making using varietals grown and sourced from around the world. Our Erik Hilmy a.k.a. 2013 Viognier is made from 100% Viogneir grapes grown in Clarksburg, California. 847 cases produced.

2014 The Temp – 48.8% Tempranillo, 25.4% Mourvedre, 21.9% Sangiovese, .08% Merlot, 3.1% Muscat – 23.57 – Anchored in Tempranillo, The Temp is a fruit forward, food friendly assembly of the best reds we can find for the purpose. We find this one to be as versatile on the table as it is on the patio. 48.8 % Tempranillo from Meadow, TX, 25.4 % Mourvedre from Meadow, TX, 21.9 % Sangiovese from Childress, TX, .08 % Merlot from Meadow, Tx, 3.1 % Muscat from Brownfield, TX

2103 a.k.a.Robin- 60% Zinfandel/40% Touriga Nacional – 30.57 – A 60/40 blend of Zinfandel and Touriga Nacional. 921 cases produced. 60% Zinfandel grown in Lake County, CA, 40% Touriga Nacional grown in Paso Robles, CA.

Free Italian Red Wine Tasting with WineBow

Friday March 27 at East End Wines – 5p-8p


Mastroberardino Aglianico Campania IGT 2011 – 15.57 – Smooth & Supple, 13%. Made from 100% Aglianico grapes, this wine is vinified in stainless steel and a few months in wood. Wine Enthusiast – Here’s a round and approachable Aglianico that shows a softer side to what is southern Italy’s most noble grape. This offers delicious blackberry flavors layered with nutmeg and a hint of vanilla along with smooth tannins. (88).

Argiolas Perdera Monica di Sardegna DOC 2011 – 15.57. Earthy & Spicy, 13.5%, Ruby-red in color, aromas of ripened cherries and red fruits complement deeper tones of cassis and black pepper. On the palate, firm tannins and integrated acidity make for good structure and a long finish. A blend of 90% Monica, 5% Carignano, and 5% Bovale Sardo grown in the Perdera vineyard, the grapes are harvested in September and fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the grapes’ fresh, fruit-forward aromas. WE88 – Wine Enthusiast – “Made from native grape Monica, this offers a fruit and spice fragrance. The palate delivers ripe cherry and black pepper with subtle notes of well-integrated oak. With its smooth texture, fine tannins and fresh acidity, it’s a perfect red for grilled fish.”

Di Majo Norante Ramitello Bieferno Rosso 2011 – 17.57 – #74 Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2014 – Deep ruby-red in color, Ramitello offers aromas of plums, forest fruits, dark chocolate, leather, and licorice. On the palate, a rich and velvety body pushes flavors to continue over a long and intriguing finish. This wine is made from a selection of the best Montepulciano and Aglianico grapes grown in the Ramitello vineyard. After fermentation in stainless steel, the wine is aged in a combination of stainless steel tank s and barriques for eighteen months. The final wine shows firm structure yet ripe, accessible fruit. WS90 – Wine Spectator – “Up-front mulberry and plum fruit is ripe and fleshy in this balanced red, with polished tannins. Notes of licorice string, graphite, tarry smoke and grilled mushroom push through midpalate and on the finish. Drink now through 2021.” Big & Bold, 13.5%

Valdipiatti Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2009 – 31.97 – Hand-harvesting followed by careful manual sorting ensures that only mature berries are used in this Vino Nobile. These meticulous effort pay off in the bottle; this is a beautifully generous wine with seductive smoothness and depth. Deep ruby-red color and intense notes of ripe wild berries are followed by elegant notes of spices and tobacco. Lush and velvety on the palate, this wine offers a full-flavored, powerful profile with smooth, elegant tannins and bright acidity.

A to Z Wineworks Oregon Wine Tasting at East End Wines Friday, March 20 5pm – 8pm

2013 A to Z Pinot Gris 14.97
The 2013 has lifted aromas of honeysuckle, lemon zest, nutmeg and wet stone developing into richer aromas of lychee beeswax and melon that add complexity to the nose. The attack is juicy and pure with bright citrus fruit flavors and mineral notes. Taut structure and a tight wire balance between ripeness and acidity frame a seamless mid-palate and lead to a long finish that ultimately ends crisp and clean with flavors of wet stone and jasmine green tea.

2013 A to Z Chardonnay 14.97
The 2013 A to Z Chardonnay nose opens with bright fruit like kiwi and tangerine, pear and stone fruits then deepens to richer aromas of honey, toast, rose and wet stones. On the palate, the wine is juicy and round with well-balanced freshness, minerality, and structure. The zesty finish is crisp, clean and pure with a lingering mineral note.

2014 A to Z Rose 13.57
The 2014 A to Z Oregon Rose leads with aromas of strawberries, tangerine, watermelon and grenadine with hints of thyme and hibiscus then opens to reveal plum, apricot and more strawberry notes. Clean, balanced and approachable with generous fruit, the crisp and juicy A to Z Rose integrates excellent texture with firm acidity finishing long and pretty.

2013 A to Z Pinot Noir 19.57
The 2013 A to Z Pinot Noir leads with aromas of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries, developing into iris, blueberries, strawberries and deepens with hints of blood orange and blueberry jam. Ripe tannins are balanced by perfect acidity and the mid-palate reveals spice, tobacco and earth notes adding richness and complexity. The finish is quite long which allows all the elements of the wine to come together and show the intrinsic balance and complexity of the 2013 Oregon vintage.