Wednesday Night Taste January 30th, 2013

Dry Creek Vineyard2011 s Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, California

The 2011 Fumé Blanc displays an aromatic symphony that leaves one pondering the truly magical characters of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The initial aromas fill the senses with a cacophony of pungent grassy, kaffir lime, citrus, white pepper and classic olive aromas. The palate is framed by refreshing citrus and mineral notes that mingle in wonderful harmony with Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple and orange zest flavors. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk.

2009 Chateau de La Chaize, Brouilly, France

This ruby-colored wine is rich in fruit aromas . It is made exclusively out of Gamay , a black grape with a white juice. The vine harvest is handmade according to a very strict selection of the ground provenances. The grapes are carried into open vats not exceeding 1,5 tons of grapes , in order to avoid crushing, and then poured into stainless-steel vats. The semi – carbonic vinification lasts for 8 days until the wine reaches 12,5° degrees of alcohol, all without neither pumping, nor bursting or picking off. Pressing is made made with a single pneumatic press.

2011 McManis Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

Dark garnet in color, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon from McManis Family Vineyards is full of dark berry fruit, such as Blueberry, Blackberry and Black Cherry. Oak aging has contributed just a hint of smoke to the nose. The round, creamy wine delivers an abundance of the fruit flavors promised by the olfactory. The fruit and oak are well integrated and the complexity of the wine plays on the tongue long after the wine has been ingested.

2009 BonAnno Cabernet Sauvignon, NAPA Valley, California

A deep ruby red, this seductive Cab shows classic Cabernet Sauvignon aromas of spice and sage followed by a mix of blueberries and blackberries with fresh raspberry notes. With a nice balance of acid and well integrated tannins, this wine is smooth, supple and sleek in the mouth: it is well balanced across the palate showcasing flavors of dark fruit, currants and hints of mineral and anise.

2010 Chateau de Montfort, demi-sec Vouvray, Chancay, France

Light pale green-gold color with aromas of Granny Smith apples with a hint of stoney minerality. Refreshing demi-sec style with great fruit and intense, lively acidity.

 

 

 

Dinner Special

Start with a side salad of fresh mixed greens, carrot and tomato with our very own balsamic vinaigrette to pair with the Dry Creek fume blanc. Then try pairing the red wines tonight with a 12 ounce New York Strip steak cooked to your choice with roasted mushrooms, tomato and carrots. Only $18 plus tax and gratuity.

 

 

TASTE | GLASS | BOTTLE

$1.50     $3.50      $11.00                              2011 Dry Creek Vineyards Fume Blanc, Sonoma County, California

$2.25     $5.25      $18.00                             2009 Chateau de La Chaize, Brouilly, France

$1.50     $3.75       $12.00                             2011 McManis Family Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, California

$2.50     $6.25      $22.00                             2009 BonAnno Cabernet Sauvignon, NAPA Valley, Californi

$2.00     $4.75      $16.00                             2010 Chateau de Montfort, demi-sec Vouvray, Chancay, France

Flight of 5              $9.75