Texas Wines with Valley Mills Vineyards and Solaro Estate Winery

Friday May 1, East End Wines – 5pm – 8pm

Texas Wine Stone

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.

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.