Friday Tasting – Friday May 9th, East End Wines – 4pm – 8pm

TexasFood – Chef Ross Burtwell – Texas Hill Country Cuisine – Flavors from the Cabernet Grill – Texas Wine Country Restaurant – 34.95 – Ross Burtwell is the owner and executive chef at the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant in Fredericksburg, Texas and one of the chefs most associated with the growing Texas wine industry. “Texas Hill Country Cuisine: Flavors from the Cabernet Grill Texas Wine Country Restaurant,” highlights a number of the dishes that have helped Burtwell define Texas Hill Country Cuisine.

D. Russel Smith – Barcelona Blanco 2012 – 10.97 – Becker Winemaker for 13 years. Garnacha Blanca & Chardonnay. Tropical fruit, apple, stone fruit. Dry, with interesting aromatics. Montsant.

Duchman Vermentino 2011 – 14.57 – More aromatic from hot drought year. Lemon and flowers, tropical citrus, some mineral poking through. Smooth and ripe. Bingham Family Vineyards fruit.

D. Russel Smith – Barcelona Rosado 2012 – 10.97 – Garnacha, Tempranillo, Carignan, Syrah. Saignée method, orange skin, mineral, pretty color, light on its feet. Black cherry, supple fruit.

D. Russel Smith – Barcelona Tinto 2012 – Garnacha / Cariñena – 10.97 – Garnacha, Carignan. 25% American oak. Medium weight, dark plum, fresh cherry, smoky pepper. High altitude.

Cellar D. Russel Smith Samso 2012 – (Carignan) – 19.57 – 60 Samso, 40 Garnaxta (Garnacha, or Grenache) – Jammy blackberry, baking spice, rock. Old vines. Tasty. Sunny mountain fruit.

Duchman Tempranillo 2011 – 20.57 – Bayer Family Vineyards fruit, great concentration in a hot year. First vintage. A grape from Spain that does great here. Ample red fruit, juicy acid, smoky.

Duchman Aglianico 2010 – 17.57 – Spice and very ripe fruit over a dense tannin structure. Floral aromatics. Neutral oak, bright & juicy acids. From the High Plains. Earth and oak & cocoa.

Stone House – Claros Norton Reserve 2012 – 28.57 – Ripe, with nice spicy notes that make Norton famous, one of the only indigenous grapes that makes quality wine. Texas fruit.

Taste with Lerin Wines – Free – All Spanish

at East End Wines – Friday May 2 – 4pm – 8pm –

            Casa Del Aire Airen 2013 – 10.57 – Light, squeaky clean. Juicy stone fruit. Skin weight. White citrus / floral. Tasty Airen. Fringe Wine – “The nose was moderately aromatic with green apple, pear and lemony citrus fruits.  On the palate the wine was on the lighter side of medium with medium acidity.  There were flavors of lemon peel and lemons with pear and a bit of green apple.” Recently however, with careful handling and improved vinification, Airen has been used to create simple, refreshing, dry white wines of reasonable quality.

            Bohigas Blancs Xarel-lo 2012 – 11.97 – Perfect for those who would like to try an exotic refreshing white wine that has moderate alcohol. This Catalan producer Bohigas has farming roots dating back to 13th century. The methods are organic (not yet certified). This 2012 Bohigas Xarel-lo Blanc de Catalunya (100% Xarel-lo) displays floral and mineral notes, soft acidity with bright peach flavors and an elegant finish. Xarel-lo is one of the three grapes used to produce Cava, it usually adds a smoky minerality to a blend. Pairs well with seafood and lightly spicy dishes. Although best known as a sparkling wine grape, Xarel-lo is also used in dry table wines. These are produced mostly around the town of Alella, just a few miles north-east of Barcelona. These interesting wines are highly regarded for their bracing, lemon-like acidity and stone-fruit flavors. The still wines are very textural, often with slightly vegetal characteristics on the palate.

            Valleoscuro Rosado 2012 – 10.57 – PRIETO PICUDO: Indigenous grape variety from the Benavente Valleys. It is an easily identifiable grape from its small cone shaped clusters, & deep purple/blue coloring. It produces clean wines with nice red fruit & great freshness. Nose: Clean & strong aromas with predominance of red fruit, such as strawberry, with hints of peach & blue flowers. Mouth: Fresh palate of strawberry with hints of sweet violets. Some hint of carbonic, very characteristic of the variety, & a nicely combined acidity, which leads to a round & harmonic finish. Prieto Picudo is similar in style to Tempranillo, though a bit fresher and fruiter.

            Bodegas Bleda – Divus – Monastrell – Jumilla 2008 – 16.57 – 9 months aging in new French oak barrels, 95%, and 5% Monastrell Merlot. Aromas of ripe black fruit, cinnamon, toffee, toast, chocolate. Velvety. Very long and persistent aftertaste. Very balanced and structured, 14 ° alcohol. Most of the vineyard is planted with Monastrell grapes. Antonio Jose Bleda Jimenez: “Monastrell is most suited for Jumilla’s environment. The grapes require a warm climate to ripen and mature and are able to withstand drought conditions. Its fruity concentration, sugars and high level of tannins give our wines an elegant and characteristic personality”. Mourvèdre wines often have wild game and/or earthy notes to them, with soft red fruit flavors.

Yes, we have wines by the glass –

187 ml can or glass -

San Dionisio White BIB 3L White – 2.97

Vieille Ferme Rhone Blanc 3L BIB – 3.57

Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano – NV – 187 ml – 5.57

Patience – From the Tank CdR Blanc ● – 4.97

Ciao Bianco Can Silver Prosecco  – 4.97

Ciao Rosato Can Red 187 ml  – 3.57

San Dionisio Tinto BIB 3L Red  – 2.97

Vieille Ferme Rhone Rouge 3L BIB – 3.97

Badger Mountain Pure Red NSA

Col Vly 2013 ● – 3.97

From the Tank CdR Rouge 2012 ● – 4.97

Jack Tone Red BIB 3L 3pk  – 3.57

 

375 ml half-bottles –

Vya Extra Dry .375 – 13.97

Alexandro Fino Sherry .375 – 11.97

Santiago Fino Sherry .375 – 14.57

Carpene Malvolti Prosecco di Conegliano

NV 375ml – 13.57

Spinelli Pinot Grigio 2011 375ml – 5.57

JM Brocard Chablis St. Claire 2011 – 12.97

Steele Chard Cuvee 2011 .375 – 12.57

Steele Pinot Noir Carneros 2009 .375 – 13.57

Dom. Castell-Raynoard Bandol

375 ml Red 2010 – 15.97

Spinelli Merlot 2010 375ml – 5.57

Palazzo Cabernet Franc 07 .375 – 40.57

Steele Cabernet Red Hills 2010 .375 – 13.57

Carol Shelton Wild Thing 08 – 14.57

Desserty Half-Bottles –

Alexandro Sherry Cream .375 – 11.97

Ch. Le Tertre du Lys d’Or Sauternes

2006 375ml – 23.97

Easton Late Harvest Fiddletown

Obscura 2009 – 19.97

Meeker FroZin 2005 – 375 ml  – 26.97

Alexandro Sherry PX .375 – 15.97

Don’t forget ciders…

Jean-Yves Péron Cidre des Cimes NV ● –

 750 ml – 15.57

Basa Jaun Cider 2011- 750 ml – 19.97

Trabanco Cosecha Propia

Sidra de Asturias 2011- 750 ml – 11.57

Isastegi Sagardo Cider 2012 – 750 ml – 11.57

Blackthorn Cider 4pk – 2000 ml – 9.57

Sam Smith Organic Cider 18.7 oz ● – 4.97

B Doon Querry Cider Pera-Apl-Quince 2011 – 750 ml – 13.57

Ace Perry Cider 6pk – 2129 ml – 11.97

Ace Joker Cider – 2129 ml – 11.57

Woodchuck PR Pink 6 pk – 2129 ml – 11.97

Woodchuck Original – Farmhouse ’91

750ml – 11.57

Woodchuck Summer 6 pk – 2129 ml – 10.57

Woodchuck Granny Smith 6 pk –

2129 ml – 10.57

Woodchuck Crisp 6 pk – 2129 ml – 9.57

Woodchuck Dry Hop Cider 22 oz. –

750 ml – 5.57

Farmstead Hard Cider – 750 ml – 9.97