TONIGHT’S TASTE WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2014

Valley of The Moon

Valley of The Moon

This weeks tasting is just in time for the heatwave! Stop in for a quick taste or stay for dinner. Featuring 12 ounce prime rib dinner with baked potato for $13.

2012 NxNW Riesling (Dry Style), Horse Heaven Hills, Washington

Done in a dry style, this fine effort is sourced from the Wallula Benches vineyard. It’s good juice, with a delicious mix of stone fruits, citrus zest and a hint of sweet honey. Notes. WE 90 pts.

2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley, California

Aromas of black cherry, strawberry, vanilla, oak, dark fruits and floral stone fruits. Flavors of fresh cherry, red-black fruits, plum and slight pomegranate.

2009 Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California

Deep red. Complex, vaguely smoky aromas of black raspberry, cherry, black tea and sassafras. Youthfully taut on entry but turns suave and silky in the middle, showing good intensity and focus to the dark berry and bitter cherry flavors. The firm finish features good length and harmonious tannins. IWC 89 pts

2011 Hazana Tradicion Rioja, Vendimia, Spain

Blend of 85% Tempranillo and 15% Graciano comes from 20-40-year-old head-pruned vines and was aged in a combination of American and French oak. A selection made by proprietor Rafael De Haan and Eric Solomon, the outstanding 2011 Rioja Tradicion exhibits classic Rioja characteristics of black cherry jam, lead pencil shavings, licorice and tobacco leaf. Medium-bodied and elegant with sweet tannin, this wine dramatically over-delivers. WA 90 pts

2010 Valley of The Moon Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California

Red currant and raspberry aromas are accented with vanilla, clove and briar that are signature to true Sonoma County Zinfandel. The lush mouth-feel is accentuated with rich blackberry flavors finished with soft tannins, balanced acidity and light toasted oak.

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2012 NxNW Riesling (Dry Style), Horse Heaven Hills,   Washington  $     1.25  $     3.25  $    10.00
2011 Alexander Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir, Alexander Valley,   California  $     3.25  $     8.25  $    30.00
2009 Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir, Sonoma County,   California  $     4.25  $ 10.75  $    40.00
2011 Hazana Tradicion Rioja, Vendimia, Spain  $     1.50  $     3.75  $    12.00
2010 Valley of The Moon Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California  $     2.00  $     5.00  $    17.00
Flight  $ 12.25