This weeks tasting features three wines from Jeff Runquist. These three wines have limited availability in Ohio and at the vineyard. We are lucky enough to have these wines with us at The Wine Gallery. This weeks tasting has been paired with a grilled pork chop and olive caper sauce for the main coarse and blackened grilled shrimp with Remolaude sauce. Seating is limited and reservations are welcome.
2011 Zolo Torrontes (sustainably farmed), Mendoza Argentina
Aromas of citrus, white flowers and tropical fruits and a fresh and balanced mouth feel. Received best buy and best value.
2011 Durant Ranch Vineyards, Five Rows, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
Aged entirely in French oak, it shows massively rich flavors of blackberries and cassis. This medium-bodied wine shows lush mouth feel, balance and complexity. The ripe, sweet tannins and a touch of toasted oak complete the gentle finish.
2011 Runquist Pinot Noir, Sister Vineyard, Carneros-Napa Valley, California
Beautiful garnet purple color of moderate depth with carmine hues. The aroma features ripe red currants, plums and black cherry and is framed with a light dose of toasty French oak. There is also a perfume that is reminiscent of violets and lavender. This wine is bright and clean and decidedly New World in style. The flavors feature juicy succulent ripe red currant and cherry fruit with a soft velvety texture.
2011 Runquist Barbera, Dick Cooper Vineyards, Amador County, California
There is a creamy toasty vanilla-hazelnut bouquet to accompany the bright currant, raspberry and cranberry aromas. The flavors are soft with succulent juicy red fruits.
2010 Runquist Zinfandel, Nostro Vino Vineyards, Amador County, California
The aromas are of red currants, dark cherries, and black raspberries. Aromas of vanilla and hazelnut. On the palate juicy succulent red fruit flavors mingle with those of mocha, toast and oak. The tannins of this wine are mature and well integrated which makes for a soft smooth finish.
Blackened grilled shrimp with Remolaude
Sautéed wild mushrooms and shallot over fresh greens with balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled pork chop with olive caper sauce and whole wheat Gnocchi
Carrot cake cream cheese cream frosting
~20.00 plus tax and gratuity
TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
1.50 3.50 11.00 2011 Zolo Torrontes, Mendoza Argentina
1.50 3.75 12.00 2011 Durant Ranch Vineyards, Five Rows, Cabernet Sauvignon, California
3.75 9.50 35.00 2011 Runquist Pinot Noir, Sister Vineyard, Carneros-Napa Valley, California
3.25 7.75 28.00 2011 Runquist Barbera, Dick Cooper Vineyards, Amador County, California
3.00 7.50 27.00 2010 Runquist Zinfandel, Nostro Vino Vineyards, Amador County, California