Best of Spring Tasting Sat. 4/28

26 Apr Best of Spring Tasting Sat. 4/28

Saturday, April 28
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

We’re pulling corks on wines we think are essential for springtime weather and cuisine! Swing by between noon and four to taste and be inspired!

2016 Weinschlossl Steinschaden Gruner Veltliner Kamptal DAC, Austria
On Sale $14.99
This super fun, single vineyard “Gru-V” wine has notes of apple, white peach, grapefruit, and pear on the palate, leading to a peppery, zippy finish. It has a slight hint of fizz, classic for this style of high acid whites. Pair this wine with soft cheeses, creamy pastas, summer salads, and light meat dishes!
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2016 D’Arenberg Riesling “The Dry Dam,” McLaren Vale
On Sale $14.99
Neither McLaren Vale nor Adelaide Hills is particularly known for their Rieslings, but this is a fine example. The vibrant nose has notes of honeyed lemons, fresh peaches, and lime pie, with a touch of wax and a whiff of kerosene. It is dry and focused in the mouth, offering zesty citrus fruit and green apple flavors. No fat on these bones here! This is delicious with a mineral-driven style. It delivers great balance and vivacity, finishing with lingering citrus notes.
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2015 The White Knight Viognier, California
On Sale $9.99
Ripe and juicy pear, honeydew melon, white peach, and chamomile tea kick off this highly aromatic nose, which has added complexity from notes of candied citrus. It’s smooth and rich on the palate, offering intense citrus and stone fruit flavors along with spice and herbal nuances. It’s hard to believe something this good can have a price tag so humble! Finishes shockingly dry for how fruit driven the nose is, with lingering flavors of bitter ginger and peach.
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2017 Bodegas Balbas Rosato, Ribera del Duero DO
On Sale $14.99
This rosé is light orange-pink with a nose full of red berries, tangerines, and red flowers. It’s dry and mineral-y in the mouth, but shows great ripeness, with loads of fresh red fruits and honeysuckle and even a touch of blood orange. The finish is bone dry, silky, and long. It’s extremely easy to drink, with everything needed to handle rich foods while still delivering straightforward drinking pleasure.
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2015 Domaine J. Boulon Brouilly, Beaujolais
On Sale $12.99
This gorgeous Beaujolais has aromas of fresh red & blue fruits, violets, and smoky minerals. It’s elegant and silky in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry liqueur and candied violet flavors, and a great, long finish that hangs on with strong, floral-driven tenacity and discreet tannin. Super reasonably priced and shows what a great vintage 2015 was in this under-appreciated region!
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2015 Parcelas de Familia Barrel Aged Red Blend, Valencia
On Sale $12.99
This vibrant red has fresh cherry and ripe blue fruits on the highly aromatic nose. It’s lush and open-knit in the mouth, with spicy black and blue fruit flavors lifted by juicy acidity. It closes silky and long, with ripe tannin and a note of smoke. This is classy juice that’s drinking well now. A really delicious blend of Garnacha, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, and (white) Marselan, the style is very modern and sexy. Pair this with rich, raw, sheep’s milk cheeses!
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2014 Lamadrid Cabernet Franc Reserva “Agrelo Vineyard”
On Sale $17.99
This sleeper is 100% Cabernet Franc from a single sustainably-farmed vineyard. It uses native yeast for fermentation and spends 14 months in 50% new French oak. Aromas of blackberry, cherry, minerals, and smoky French oak waft from the glass, and in the mouth it shows great tension between the acidity and the ripeness, with concentrated flavors of dark berries and chocolate. It’s full-bodied with great tannin. This might be THE BBQ wine this spring & summer!
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