Wednesday Night Taste, February 15, 2017

Wednesday Night Taste, February 15, 2017

Join us this evening for our Wednesday night wine tasting. Tonight’s event is a paired event. Food pairings are listed with each wine. The tasting tonight is $11.25 for wine and $22 for wine and food pairing. Please let your server know if you would like to participate in the food pairing. Your server will be happy to assist you. If you would like to add a salad to your fourth pairing, please inform your server (an additional $3 will be charged). Featured Wines:   2014 Torres Vina Sol White, Catalunya, Spain paired with Mediterranean pasta salad Made from Parellada and Garnacha Blanca. Brilliant, pale yellow. The wine offers fresh floral aromas of orange blossom with strong fruit undertones of apple and banana with an intriguing exotic note of lychee. Light and silky on the palate with delicate acidity and wonderful length. 2014 Emilio Moro Finca Resalso Tempranillo, Ribera Del Duero, Spain paired with ham croquettes Bright violet color. Spicy dark berries on the nose, with a suave floral quality building in the glass. Round and seamless in texture, offering sweet black and blue fruit flavors and a touch of smokiness. Shows more red fruit character on the finish, with silky tannins. Rated 90 pts V 2010 Flegenheimer Bros. Red Blend, McLaren Vale, Australia paired with steakhouse deviled eggs A blend of Shiraz and Petite Sirah. Very deep purple-black color with notes of creme de cassis, warm plums and dark chocolate with hints of licorice and fertile loam, the 2010 Reserve Red Wine is very full-bodied and voluptuous in the mouth, offering tons of ripe fruit layers that are...Read More
Wednesday Night Wine Tasting, January 11, 2017

Wednesday Night Wine Tasting, January 11, 2017

Join us Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30pm for our weekly wine tasting. This Wednesday we will also have a wine and food pairing tasting. Enjoy all five wines paired with food for only $21 plus tax and gratuity. This week we are featuring wines from Pali Wine Company. Reservations recommend and walk-ins are welcome. Call 937.224.9463 or email brianlinnean@gmail.com to reserve your spot for the tasting. Featured wines: 2014 Pali Wine Co. ‘Charm Acres’ Chardonnay, Sonoma County, CA. Paired with House made clam Chowder Bright golden straw color with brilliant clarity. The Charm Acres is the perfect choice for those who prefer a Chardonnay that is minimally oaked, with light, bright and lively flavors. The nose abounds with aromas of honeysuckle, wet gravel, Creme Brulee, baked apricots and lemon peel. On the palate you discover fresh stone fruits like peaches and apricots swirling together with limestone and sea salt, all bound together by refreshing acidity and just a hint of toasted oak. ~Winemakers Notes 2015 Pali Wine Co. ‘Alphabets’ Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon Paired with Turkey stuffed puff pastry This wine is bright cranberry in color and light in body. The nose is filled with butterscotch, followed by subtle aromas of cherry, cranberry and forest floor. True to the Oregon style, with hints of tea, tart apple, and earthy notes on the palate with a soft finish. ~Winemakers Notes 2012 Pali Wine Co. ‘Huntington’ Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara County, CA. Paired with Meatballs in a mushroom cream sauce Its deep purple hue reflects its density. Full of wild berries, white pepper, violets and a touch of light oak....Read More

Special New Years Eve Wine Tasting, December 31, 2016

Join us Saturday evening between 6pm and 10pm for our bigger than big red wine tasting. Reservations are highly recommended for this wine tasting. Please call 937-224-9463 or email brianlinnean@gmail.com to reserve for seat. Space is limited for this event. We have paired food to accompany all the wines being served. The cost of this event $90 per person plus tax and gratuity. This price includes the six wines and the food paired with each. Wine No. 1 2011 Costa Browne Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands, California Full ruby. A powerfully scented bouquet displays smoky black raspberry, cherry, licorice and oak spices. Pliant dark berry flavors gain energy with air, taking a turn to zestier raspberry and bitter cherry. Impressively deep but focused and energetic Pinot, with excellent finishing lift and lingering spiciness. Rated 90-92pts. ~Mushroom and meatball skewer with a mushroom cream sauce Wine No. 2 2005 Cheval des Andes red blend, Mendoza, Argentina Deep, almost black core, with bright violet highlights with aromas of fresh red berries, combined with blackcurrant and redcurrants, followed by roses and violets. It is completed by hints of Asian spices such as fresh ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Supplementary traces of licorice and plums. The palate has sensual mouthfeel, with great structure supported by soft and elegant tannins accompanied by subtle acidity. The increased presence of Malbec in the blend guarantees an excellent balance between the Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure and Malbec’s freshness. Rated 94pts ~Salmon cakes with dill-caper tartar sauce Wine No. 3 2011 Mollydooker ‘Carnival of Love’ Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia This is the wine I tell all my friends about. To...Read More
Wednesday Night Tasting December 28, 2016

Wednesday Night Tasting December 28, 2016

Join us Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30pm for our weekly wine tasting. This weeks tasting will feature three bubblies to get us prepared for the New Year. We will round out the tasting with two pinot noirs which should be a great food paring for a New Years Day meal. All five wines have received some nice scores from the wine critics for those that read their reviews but from my point of view, these are all wines worth trying. Featured wines: NV Monmousseau Methode Traditionnelle ‘Brut Etoile’ France This blend is made with Chenin Blanc, a variety well adapted to the Loire valley climate, also known under many other names throughout the world, in particular Pineau de la Loire. This wine was made according to the Traditional Method process in our underground cellar. During the bottle fermentation (secondary fermentation) and its maturation, it was kept lying down on laths for some 12 months minimum and a temperature of 12°C. Light golden color, small long-lasting bubbles. Full and frothy on the front palate, with almond, fig and pear flavors, with a soft integrated finish. NV Ferrari Rose Brut, Trento, DDOC, Italy Salmon pink in color. The bouquet is distinct and very refined, with the fresh fragrance of hawthorne flowers, red currants and wild strawberries. The taste is Dry, clean and elegant, with a delicate finish of sweet almonds. Rated 90pts NV Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne, France A beautiful gold color. The bubbles are persistent, fine and regular. The nose is pleasant, made very elegant by the large amount of Chardonnay. The Brut Souverain is sharp, well balanced and harmonious on...Read More
Tuesday Night Special, May 24, 2016 beginning at 5pm

Tuesday Night Special, May 24, 2016 beginning at 5pm

TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL Join us Tuesday evening for the opening of a Nebuchadnezzar bottle of 2015 Chateau de Berne ‘Impatience Rose from Cotes du Provence, France. We will be opening the bottle at 5pm on Tuesday evening and serving for $5 a six-ounce glass.   2015 Chateau de Berne ‘Impatience’ Rose, Cotes du Provence, France Beautiful salmon in color, Impatience rose has the purest ripe fruit flavors. Crisp and clean with red berries and apples shoot through the lightly tannic texture. Try a glass with our appetizer special of BBQ salmon quesadilla on gluten free wraps with mango-strawberry salsa 750 ml bottles $18 each with a 10% discount for a six bottle purchase 1.5 liter bottles $40 each with a 10% discount for a four bottle purchase Nebuchadnezzar Bottle – 15 liters/20 bottles King – King of Babylon (before Balthazar) who conquered and exiled many Jews. Also built the “Hanging Gardens of Babylon). Château de Berne, Côtes de Provence, France Provence is the magical place in southern France. It’s the home of this delightful wine, with fetching strawberry and raspberry aromas and flavors from grenache and spicy cherry flavor from cinsault. It is light and lacy in the mouth, with lively acidity. Enjoy it as an aperitif or with chicken salad. Château de Berne is a 300-year-old estate that is now a four-star Relais & Châteaux hotel, with a restaurant in addition to the winery. In 2009, it was acquired by Mark Dixon, a British businessman, who renovated the nearly 1,500-acre estate.  ...Read More
May 10, 2016, paired wine tasting with Jeff Runquist Wines

May 10, 2016, paired wine tasting with Jeff Runquist Wines

SPECIAL TUESDAY NIGHT PAIRED TASTING Join us Tuesday evening, May 10, 2016, beginning at 5:30pm for a Runquist Wine and food pairing. Taste SEVEN of Jeff Runquist wines along with an appetizer buffet for $36 per person plus tax and gratuity. Jeff travels throughout California to find just the right grapes for his vineyard-designated wines. The winery produces 22 different red and one white (muscat canelli) varietals from 9 appellations. Jeff produces balanced wines that can be enjoyed in their youth but will also age and become more complex with time. All of Jeff’s wines share a theme of fresh fruit reflective of the varietal flavors inherent in the grapes. Jeff selects grapes from vineyards that provide rich full flavors without loads of astringent tannins. Featured Wines: 2013 Runquist 1448 Red Blend, California Deep, dark color with mature hues. The aromas lead with blue and black fruits, most notably black raspberry. The bouquet features sweet vanilla and hazelnut scents. The flavors are big and dense, with plenty of deeply concentrated ripe fruit framed with smoky deeply toasted oak. The succulent fruits flavors flow into a smoky toasted oak background. Our house style is noted for mature tannins, and this wine has plenty. A Wine Gallery Favorite! 2013 Runquist Cabernet Franc, Salman Vineyards, Clarksburg, California Bright, youthful color of florescent purple. The aromas of the 2013 wine are classic for cabernet franc; cedar, graphite, dark cherry, cassis with a minty, smoky herbaceousness. Only ten months in oak with almost a third of the barrels imparting little to no oak character has put the aroma on center stage. A mellow bouquet of toasted...Read More