WEDNESDAY NIGHT TASTE JANUARY 29, 2014

2009 Kuleto Frog Prince

2009 Kuleto Frog Prince

It’s an all blend tasting this Wednesday evening at The Wine Gallery. We have five blends, one white and four reds from Spain, California and Washington State. It is an unique line up for this evening at $11 for a 2 ounce taste of all five wines. Stop in for a tasting and add on a whole wheat crust pizza at half off the regular menu price.

2012 Raventos I Blanc, Perfum de Vi Blanc, white wine, Penedes, Spain

Macabeo, Muscat de Frontignon and Chardonnay

A golden straw-yellow colour, the fragrant nose is particularly aromatic and highlights floral notes. A medium-bodied wine, it is fresh and luscious on the palate.

2011 Trentadue ‘Old Patch Red’ Lot #35 red wine, California

72% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah, 11% Carignane

Intense aromas of dark cherry, blueberries and cherry cola with nuances of vanilla, maple and pepper. A great bargain that is loaded with big, jammy flavors of black cherry, black currant and blueberry with layers of spice, mocha and anise. It has smooth tannins and a nice finish.

NV Notebook 3NV red wine, Columbia Valley, Washington

Aromatics display a complex array of red fruits like black cherries, plums, red currants and figs wrapped with resin, caramel, cedar and hints of fresh and dried herbs. The wine enters the palate sweet and then rolls into a well-rounded mid-palate where the bright red fruits erupt. Secondary flavors of bakers chocolate, pomegranate, toast, dried herbs, tobacco and cola are followed by a smooth, lingering finish that is complimented by the natural sweetness and acidity of the wine. ~winemakers notes

NV Austin Hope Winery, Troublemaker, red blend, Paso Robles, California

Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Mourvedre and  Zinfandel A blend crafted from multiple varietals and vintages. The majority of the wine comes from 2011 vintage, with a remaining portion coming from 2010. The younger wine brings forth a youthful vibrancy and freshness while the base vintage (2011) adds complexity and structure that completes the wine.

Troublemaker combines elegance and power. Dark ruby in color, it displays robust aromas of ripe black cherry, vanilla, nutmeg and tobacco. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with a velvety mouthfeel. Vibrant flavors of red berries and strawberry are layered with pepper, cocoa and anise.

2009 Kuleto ‘Frog Prince’ red wine, NAPA Valley, California

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Petit Verdot

A bordeaux style wines. Dry and firm in tannins, this has upfront blackberry, cherry, oak and spice flavors.

 

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2012 Raventos I Blanc, Perfum de Vi Blanc, white wine,   Penedes, Spain  $     2.00  $     4.75  $    16.00
2011 Trentadue ‘Old Patch Red’ Lot #35 red wine, California  $     1.75  $     4.25  $    14.00
NV Notebook 3NV red wine, Columbia Valley, Washington  $     1.50  $     3.50  $    11.00
NV Austin Hope Winery, Troublemaker, red blend, Paso Robles,   California  $     2.00  $     4.75  $    16.00
2009 Kuleto ‘Frog Prince’ red wine, NAPA Valley, California  $     3.75  $     9.50  $    35.00
Flight  $ 11.00