WEDNESDAY NIGHT TASTE MARCH 12, 2014

2012 AVA Gewurz

2012 AVA Gewurz

It’s mid-March outside but it’s hot inside with a great Wednesday night tasting featuring some fantastic wines at value prices!

2012 AVA Gewurz Mendocino County Gewürztraminer, California

Nose of roses, tropical fruits and floral/spice aromas. A very ripe expression, this full bodied wine had low-moderate acidity, with peach and persistent floral aromas leading to a clean and dry finish.

2012 The Calling Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley, California

Flavors of fresh cherries, mushrooms, and spice are framed by rich acidity, delicate texture and powdery tannins. A classic cool-climate Pinot Noir from select Dutton Ranch vineyards in the prestigious Russian River Valley appellation.

2010 Esser Merlot, Monterey County, California

Bright bouquet of red fruit aromas with hints of sweet blackberries and tea. Rich flavors of currant, strawberry and dark chocolate.

2012 Paripaso Cabernet Sauvignon, California

This is a soft, youthful Cabernet with just the right amount of oak influence to be perfect for a casual dinner with friends. Aromas of currants, plums and cherries carry straight through to the palate where they are matched with savory herb elements and just a dash of vanilla and oak spice. ~Winemakers Notes

2010 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, California

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Souzau and Malbec This lush Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon offers pronounced black fruit aromas with subtle notes of cedar, cassis and black pepper. Rich black cherry and plum flavors intermingle with black tea and   savory herb accents. The approachable tannins and balanced oak provide generous structure, body and finish. Drink now or hold for up to 10 years.

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2012 AVA Gewurz Mendocino County Gewürztraminer, California  $     1.75  $     4.00  $    13.00
2012 The Calling Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River   Valley, California  $     3.75  $     9.50  $    35.00
2010 Esser Merlot, Monterey County, California  $     1.50  $     3.75  $    12.00
2012 Paripaso Cabernet Sauvignon, California  $     1.75  $     4.00  $    13.00
2010 Valley of the Moon Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County,   California  $     2.25  $     5.75  $    20.00
Flight  $ 11.00