Friday May 1, East End Wines – 5pm – 8pm
Solaro Estate Winery 2013 Chenin Blanc – 23.57 – Completely dry. Aged in vintage French oak for eight months. Slightly buttery while still retaining citrus flavors, especially lemon, pineapple. “medium bodied, a touch fruity, and wonderfully surprising. It is intensely flavorful, with hints of peach and a strong granite minerality.” – The Alcohol Professor.
Valley Mills Vineyards 2011 G.S.L. – 24.57 – Grenache 10%, Syrah 58%, Lenoir 32%. Estate grown excepting the Lenoir. Strong aroma of clove as well as some cinnamon and leather. Red raspberries and vanilla on the palate. Pairs well with pork tenderloin… The aromas are of chocolate, dark caramel, toast and hints of spice. There is a rich, dark fruit palate of plums, blackberry and dark cherry with a hint of sage on the finish.
Valley Mills Vineyards Tempranillo (non-vintage) – 29.57 – A lighter example of Tempranillo consisting of the best of our 2011 and 2012 vintage. Mostly estate grown, 100% Texas. 18 months on a mix of French and American oak. Very food-friendly. Cigar and cherry flavors come through strongest.
Solaro Estate Winery 2012 Cabernet Franc / Merlot – 29.57 – Aged in French oak barrels for 24 months. High Plains fruit. Rose petal, plum and prune flavors are prominent. Pairs nicely with a grilled steak.