Wednesday Night Tasting, July 30, 2014 beginning at 5:30pm

Darcie Kent Vineyards

Darcie Kent Vineyards

This Wednesday night taste has a focus on spice and or spiciness beginning with Darcie Kent Sauvignon Blanc and it’s subtle hints of jalapeno peppers or the baking spice from The Calling Pinot Noir or the black pepper spice found in The Box Head Shiraz. Whether the spice is on the nose or on the palate, spice is nice!

Also serving a dinner special for Wednesday evening:

Fresh dinner salad with blackened chicken breast and southwest ranch dressing

Black Bean Ravioli with Chorizo sausage cream sauce

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2011 Darcie Kent Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Rava Blackjack Vineyards, Monterey, CA.

Intense tropical fruits and spices with a hint of grass and jalapeño. The palate’s elegant flavors stay true to the varietal – grapefruit, guava, citrus, and crisp bright acidity with a smooth finish.

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

Classic 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.

2011 Campos Reales Tempranillo, DO La Mancha, Spain

Bright, cherry color, violet rimmed. Crushed red fruit aromas of strawberry and blackberry. Delicious, explosion of up front fleshy, ripe berry. Very easy to drink and ridiculous value. -winemakers notes

2011 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, Rosso, DDOC, Italy

Legend says that the tears of Christ fell onto the vineyard site after seeing the beauty of the area. Well, we can’t say that you’ll have a similar reaction to this wine but we can guarantee that it’s a red wine worth tasting. Made from the indigenous red Piedirosso grape variety and borne on volcanic soil at very high altitude vineyards. Rich with fleshy dark berry fruit. Bright fruit character and a solid tannic backbone that lends itself to rich, Italian fare. ~winemakers notes

2011 Box Head Shiraz, South Australia

This comes from three vineyards, one in Kangarilla, one in Mclaren Flat and one in Sellicks Beach. All parcels were crushed, destemmed and left on skins for approximately 10 days during primary ferment. The parcels were then pressed and kept separate for malolactic fermentation. A portion underwent malolactic fermentation and maturation in new and one year old French barriques to add complexity.

Notes of ripe cassis and warm blackberries over hints of coffee, tar and licorice. Medium-full bodied, crisp and with a medium level of chewy tannins, it finishes with good persistence giving lingering licorice notes.

 

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2011 Darcie Kent Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, Rava Blackjack Vineyards, Monterey, CA. $     2.25 $     5.25 $   18.00
2012 The Calling Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch, Russian River Valley, California $     3.75 $     9.50 $   35.00
2011 Campos Reales Tempranillo, DO La Mancha, Spain $     1.00 $     2.50 $     7.00
2011 Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio, Rosso, DDOC, Italy $     1.75 $     4.00 $   13.00
2011 Box Head Shiraz, South Australia $     1.75 $     4.00 $   13.00
Flight $ 10.50