This weeks mid week tasting is featuring some great wines from around the world. From the Mount Etna region of Sicily, Passopisciaro is a not to miss wine. Mount Etna had two lighter years ‘09 and ‘010, that produced some fine and elegant wines, able to represent the gentle sophistication that grapes growing on the north side of the mountain can transmit to wine. Made from 100% Nerello Mascalese, this wine vibrant lush wine that may be cellared for years to come or consumed now.
2011 Sorter Vineyards, North Valley Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Exotic aromas of lime zest, fresh tropical fruits and honey dominate with subtle notes of toast and vanilla bean just under the surface. Citrus and fresh apple linger with a wisp of toast and honey on the dry, pure mouthwatering finish.
2009 Passopisiaro Rosso Sicilia, IGT, Castiglione Di Sicilia, Italy
Deceptively mid-weight, but behind the light color and seeming fleeting structure lies a deeply expressive core of perfumed red berries, crushed rocks, flowers and mint. A burst of deep salinity frames the bracing finish. Quite simply, this is a stunning wine.
F 1 Locations by Dave Phinney, France
Aromas of vivid wild berry, warm spice, plum, kirsch, lavender and subtle oak nuances. The entry is juicy and penetrating with rich flavors of ripe blackberry, racy currant and blueberry that generously coat the palate. Easy drinking
I 1 Locations by Dave Phinney, Italy
Crimson and scarlet with a slight magenta band on the rim, the wine explodes with aromas of macerated raspberries, dried lavender, plum tart, and toasty oak accents. The palate is immediately hit with super lush flavors of ripe berries and spice
2011 Francois Chidaine Clos du Breuil, Montlouis Sur Loire, Loire Controlee, France
A master of Montlouis. This dry Montlouis subtly reverberates with flavor, depth and layers to a creamy, palate awash with perfumed pear, pear skin and ripe juicy apple. notes.
Cheese, sun dried tomato and fresh basil stuffed mushrooms
Roasted mushroom and asparagus over fresh greens with house made balsamic vinaigrette
Grilled fresh bass with Cajun tartar sauce and roasted vegetables
Fresh strawberries with home made whipped topping
$18.00 per person plus tax and gratuity
Taste Glass Bottle
4.00 10.00 37.00 2011 Sorter Vineyards, North Valley Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, Oregon
4.75 12.00 45.00 2009 Passopisiaro Rosso Sicilia, IGT, Castiglione Di Sicilia, Italy
2.25 5.50 19.00 F 1 Locations by Dave Phinney, France
2.25 5.50 19.00 I 1 Locations by Dave Phinney, Italy
2.75 7.00 25.00 2011 Francois Chidaine Clos du Breuil, Montlouis Sur Loire, Loire Controlee, France