TONIGHT’S TASTE WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2013

Rabbit Ridge Winery

Rabbit Ridge Winery

Tonight’s tasting features the Petite Sirah from Rabbit Ridge Vineyards of Paso Robles, California. Coming in at almost 16% alcohol, this petite sirah is not hot but rather rich, dense and thick! Stop in for a taste of this wine or one of the other on tonight’s tasting.

 

2012 Isabel Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

Flavors explode from the glass!  Intense lime and citrus, exotic fruit and floral notes. The palate is lively, but manages a smooth & round ‘delivery’ while exuding tropical fruit, tangy citrus and minerality.

2011 Ichanka Malbec, La Rioja, Argentina

Earthy and substantial, this wonderful Malbec has bright, herb-edged plum and pepper aromas. There are abundant blue fruit flavors on the palate, notes of black tea and a hint of tobacco and bay leaf.

2009 Altivo Barrel Selection Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina

Bright, medium ruby-red. Subdued aromas of dark fruits, chocolate and licorice. Silky-smooth and broad on the palate, with an absence of edges to the dark raspberry and spice flavors. Finishes with rather suave tannins and good length and lift.

2010 Cinnabar Mercury Rising Red Blend, California

Aromas of ripe black cherry, tobacco, black licorice and vanilla ready the palate for flavors of black fruit with nuances of smoky toasted oak. Creamy texture, medium-to-full bodied, fine grained tannins, finishing long with fruit, mocha and sweet oak.

2010 Rabbit Ridge Estate Grown Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, California

Petite Sirah is a highly concentrated grape, exuding abundant color, structure and flavor. This is a massive wine with body, dense tannins and balanced acid. The nose shows blueberry fruit and vanilla from oak aging. The pallet includes dark fruit, to the tune of blackberry, black cherry, black plum and a touch of currant, mocha and spice. Splendid lingering long finish.

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2012 Isabel   Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand  $     2.25  $     5.75  $    20.00
2011 Ichanka   Malbec, La Rioja, Argentina  $     1.75  $     4.50  $    15.00
2009 Altivo Barrel   Selection Malbec, Uco Valley, Mendoza, Argentina  $     2.25  $     5.50  $    19.00
2010 Cinnabar Mercury Rising Red Blend, California  $     2.75  $     7.00  $    25.00
2010 Rabbit Ridge Estate Grown Petite Sirah, Paso Robles, California  $     2.25  $     5.75  $    20.00
Flight  $ 11.25