WEDNESDAY TASTE FEBRUARY 26, 2014 AND SPECIAL MARCH 4, 2014

2011 La Bastarda Pinot Grigio, Italy

2011 La Bastarda Pinot Grigio, Italy

 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014, I will be pouring the following wines. Some unique, everyday price, easy drinking wines. Stop in for a taste or two!

SPECIAL TASTING

Also, we will have a special tasting on March 4, 2014 beginning at 7pm with vineyard owner and winemaker Rich Parducci from McNab Ridge Family Wines. Cost for this event is $30 each plus tax and gratuity; includes tasting of 5 wines and dinner. Wines include: French Colombard – Zellerbach Cabernet Sauvignon – Petite Sirah – Pinotage – Vintage Port. The meal includes: Toasted ravioli stuffed with feta and spinach with mushroom-onion compote – grilled lamb chops –
slow roasted prime rib with oven roasted vegetables – house made dark chocolate truffles. Please RSVP by the end of Saturday evening (March 1, 2014) either by calling the wine hotline at 937-224-9463 or by emailing brian@thewinegalleryandcafe.com

 

Now, back to this Wednesday evenings taste:

2011 La Bastarda Pinot Grigio, Sicilia, Italy

Crisp and Refreshing!  full of bright citrus and pear fruit flavors with just the right amount of body and structure. It is not quite as dry as the Bianco, but has a more rounded texture.

2011 Fortant Mountains Grand Reserve Pinot Noir, Pays DOC, France

This wine is deep garnet in color. The wine offers a fine, complex nose with notes of wild strawberry, Morello cherry and mocha. Full-bodied and elegant on the palate with pure, complex flavors of cherry and spices. Very long on the finish.

2011 Chateau Les Pasquets Bordeaux, France

Cabernet Franc, cabernet sauvignon and merlot Beautiful ruby red color. Sensual nose of strawberry. Very elegant and well structured in mouth with supple tannins.

2010 Robert Mondavi Winery, Merlot, Napa Valley, California

Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Syrah The wine opens with a lovely, multi-layered perfume of black cherry, cassis and juicy, ripe plum with undertones of fresh herbs, cocoa and clove. These elements carry through seamlessly to the palate, the mouthfeel substantial, round and luxuriously plush. The long, velvety finish is infused with black currant and dark chocolate. ~winemakers notes

2010 Henry Lagarde Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Mendoza, Argentina

Earthy plum and berry aromas with hints of brown sugar and baked fruit.  Flavors of raspberry and cherry flavors. Firm tannins and acid push to the finish.

WINE TASTE GLASS BOTTLE
2011 La Bastarda Pinot Grigio, Sicilia, Italy  $     1.25  $     3.00  $      9.00
2011 Fortant Mountains Grand Reserve Pinot Noir, Pays DOC,   France  $     2.25  $     5.75  $    20.00
2011 Chateau Les Pasquets Bordeaux, France  $     1.25  $     3.25  $    10.00
2010 Robert Mondavi Winery, Merlot, Napa Valley, California  $     2.25  $     5.75  $    20.00
2010 Henry Lagarde Single Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Mendoza,   Argentina  $     3.25  $     8.25  $    30.00
Flight  $ 10.25