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

Chameleon

Free Tasting at East End Wines Friday 4-25 – 4p-8p

ChameleonWashington State – Kiona Riesling 2012 – 12.57 – 93% Riesling, 7% Gewurztraminer. Kiona has been making Riesling for almost three decades. This Washington State version has smooth, light, spicy flavors with a slight sweetness and a nice tart acidity.A slightly spicy finish puts an exclamation point on the end of this delightfully charming and drinkable wine. The nose has compelling floral notes that highlight the fresh fruit flavors of pear and citrus on the palate. A tasty new addition.

Cerasuolo d’Abruzzo A.O.C., Abruzzo, ItalyCantina Colle Moro Montepulciano Rosé 2012 – 9.97 – Dry, cherry fruit, pretty… Lots of fruit and juicy acidity. Refreshing. Bright strawberry fruit and clean spice. A style of wine that we love, from the hills of Guastameroli di Frisa, founded in 1961. Great clean fruit, dusty & light tannins/ tangy, pie cherry, red fruited, minerality coming through. A fruity rosé that’s unoaked to emphasize the fresh, red, berried aromas. Dry and fresh and a great wine to pair with hors d’oeuvres–especially fish-based starters.

Abruzzo, Italy – Cantina Colle Moro Montepulciano d’Abruzzo 2011 – 9.97 – Dark ruby color, this straightforward Italian red shows flavorful cherry fruit, good balance and a soft finish. Delicious everyday table red. A delicately fruited red wine from Abruzzo that goes well with pasta with meat sauce or hard, aged cheeses. Unoaked.

Central Coast, California – Smashberry Red 2012 – 11.57 – This easy drinking California red table wine is mostly Merlot with some Cabernet and Petite Sirah. It has aromas of red cherries, red berries and coffee that fill the nose. On the palate, it is fruit forward with lots of Bing cherry, blackberry, and blueberry jam flavors with hints of sarsaparilla and coffee with very soft tannins and a nice finish. Merlot (40), cabernet sauvignon (30), petite sirah (30) East End Wines Top 200, #192.

Paso Robles, California – Ballard Lane Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 – 12.57 – This wine has cassis, black cherry, chocolate, and smoky oak aromas, good structure, firm tannins, and a lingering finish. The grapes were night harvested and cold soaked for several days to enhance color extraction, then fermented for 7 days. The wine was then aged on French and American Oak for 9 months. East End Wines, Top 200, #178. Ripe and round from warm Paso Robles, but made in a dialed-back manner.