WEDNESDAY NIGHT TASTE MARCH 13, 2013

OrinSwift-Palermo

2011 Orin Swift Palermo

This weeks mid-week tasting will feature wine from four producers, Orin Swift, Dashe Cellars, Sivas-Sonoma and Mason Cellars as well as five great beers from Widmer Brothers. Stop in for a taste of wine or beers Wednesday evening from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. The featured dinner special is Zinfandel BBQ ribs with horseradish mashed potato. The four coarse dinner special is only $18.

2011 Mason Cellars ‘Pomelo’ Sauvignon Blanc, California

A mouth-watering, vivid style; this wine explodes with delicious flavors of passion fruit, guava, quince, lime peel; with an intensely grapefruit nose.

2011 Mason Cellars ‘Three Pears’ Pinot Gris, California

Aromatics of crisp pear, pippin apple and citrus. Nectarous pears, peaches and apples combine in a rich mouthfeel, complemented by a savory acidity.

2011 Sivas-Sonoma Simple Life Pinot Noir, California

This wine opens with rich, earthy aromas of cherry, wild strawberry, and forest floor. The flavors—an appealing blend of strawberry rhubarb and red raspberries—are bright and fruit-forward, finishing with lingering notes of clove and cranberry. Moderately structured, the wine’s tannins and acidity are finely balanced to create a vibrant, juicy mouthfeel.

2010 Sivas-Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California

A lush, sweet bouquet of brambly blackberry and fig compote, coupled with earthy notes of cinnamon and white pepper. Richly tannic and soft with deep, sweet flavors of wild raspberry, currants, toasted cedar and black truffle. The American oak is finely integrated with its ripe fruit character,

2011 Orin Swift Cellars ‘Palermo’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California

The wine opens with a commanding presence of rich, fruit driven aromas laced with a hint of French oak. Upon entry, vibrant flavors of ripe currant, plum, roasted fig, and mocha invite the palate and then transition effortlessly into a supple and polished experience. Able tannin chains are balanced with bright acidity that supports a finish with almost never ending fruit themes. Perfectly approachable now, the wine can last for up to ten years in the cellar.

2009 Dashe Cellars Late Harvest Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California

Lovely, soft black raspberry, black currant, blackberry, plum, and hints of chocolate and vanilla. The lovely, complex fruit is balanced with nice acidity, making the wine sweet but not at all cloying—an ideal and not overpowering dessert wine.

Old Embalmer Barleywine

Brewed with copious amounts of malt, this years version features Bravo hops that lend to earthly and floral qualitiesfor a brillant balance and velvety finish. ABV 10.2%

SXNW Limited Edition

A dark ale crafted with chilies, chocolate, cinnamon and toasted pecans. South by Northwest is a complex brew that features notes of cocoa and nuts with hints of spice and subtle heat. ABV 9.3%

KGB Russian Imperial Stout

A roasty, chocolate and coffee aromas with full flavors including big hop character to balance the malt profile and  that warming effect.  ABV 9.3%

Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout

An extremely rich and complex beer. The additon of raspberries during the fermentation process result in an almost purplish opaque color with a beatiful brown head. ABV 9.4%

Chocolate Russian Imperial Stout

The brewers threw Ecuadorian cocoa nibs in the brew to create a decadent and complex beer the is sure to hit your sweet spot. ABV 9.3%

 

Dinner Special

Rainbow trout Rillettes on toasted baguette

Local fresh mixed greens, carrots, tomato and house made croutons with balsamic vinaigrette

Country ribs with zinfandel BBQ sauce and horseradish mashed red potato

Mini cheese cake with zinfandel ganache

~18.00 plus tax and gratuity

TASTE BOTTLE BEER
1.25 4.00   Widmer Brothers KGB Russian Imerial Stout
2.00 14.00   Widmer Brothers SXNW Limited Edition
2.00 13.00   Widmer Brothers Old Embalmer Barleywine Ale
2.00 13.00   Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian Imerial Stout
2.00 13.00   Widmer Brothers Chocolate Russian Imerial Stout
TASTE GLASS BOTTLE WINE
  1.50 3.50 11.00   2011 Mason Cellars ‘Pomelo’ Sauvignon Blanc, California
1.50 3.75 12.00   2011 Mason Cellars ‘Three Pears’ Pinot Gris, California
1.75 4.00 13.00   2011 Sivas-Sonoma Simple Life Pinot Noir, California
2.25 5.25 18.00   2010 Sivas-Sonoma Old Vine Zinfandel, Sonoma County, California
4.00 10.00 37.00   2011 Orin Swift Cellars ‘Palermo’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California
4.00 7.00 25.00   2009 Dashe Cellars Late Harvest Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California