Wednesday Night Tasting December 28, 2016

Join us Wednesday evening beginning at 5:30pm for our weekly wine tasting. This weeks tasting will feature three bubblies to get us prepared for the New Year. We will round out the tasting with two pinot noirs which should be a great food paring for a New Years Day meal. All five wines have received some nice scores from the wine critics for those that read their reviews but from my point of view, these are all wines worth trying.

Featured wines:


NV Monmousseau Methode Traditionnelle ‘Brut Etoile’ France

This blend is made with Chenin Blanc, a variety well adapted to the Loire valley climate, also known under many other names throughout the world, in particular Pineau de la Loire. This wine was made according to the Traditional Method process in our underground cellar. During the bottle fermentation (secondary fermentation) and its maturation, it was kept lying down on laths for some 12 months minimum and a temperature of 12°C.

Light golden color, small long-lasting bubbles. Full and frothy on the front palate, with almond, fig and pear flavors, with a soft integrated finish.


NV Ferrari Rose Brut, Trento, DDOC, Italy

Salmon pink in color. The bouquet is distinct and very refined, with the fresh fragrance of hawthorne flowers, red currants and wild strawberries. The taste is Dry, clean and elegant, with a delicate finish of sweet almonds. Rated 90pts


NV Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne, France

A beautiful gold color. The bubbles are persistent, fine and regular. The nose is pleasant, made very elegant by the large amount of Chardonnay. The Brut Souverain is sharp, well balanced and harmonious on the palate. Rated 90-94pts


2012 Fritz Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, California

Oaky and full bodied, this conveys a strong impression of big berry fruit. Spice and herbal components are underplayed, letting the fruit come forth in all its glory. Rated 90pts


2013 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon

A perfumed nose showcases strawberry, anise and tea spice aromatics. Experience ripe, fresh raspberry, red plums and strawberry compote with a hint of subtle cedar. The fine texture and silky tannins enhance the vanilla, brown sugar, and leather notes on the finish. Rated 90-92pts


WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
NV Monmousseau Methode Traditionnelle ‘Brut Etoile’ France $ 1.25 $ 3.25 $ 10.00
NV Ferrari Rose Brut, Trento, DDOC, Italy
$ 4.25 $ 10.75 $ 40.00
NV Henriot Brut Souverain Champagne, France
$ 5.25 $ 12.75 $ 48.00
2012 Fritz Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, CA.
$ 3.25 $ 7.75 $ 28.00
2013 Penner-Ash Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon $ 4.75 $ 11.75 $ 44.00