30 Mar Natural Wines of the World Tasting
Saturday, April 1
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Join our special guest Rachel Schulman from Claverach Farm for a very special tasting event! This lineup of natural wines has, at its heart, the future of the wine world. All these producers are making delicious wine without manipulating the vines and the juice with chemicals. These are wines that have a real sense of place. More and more winemakers are seeing the value of letting the wine take form naturally, and these producers from around the world are at the forefront.
2015 La Clarine Farm Jambalaia Blanc, Somerset, California
On Sale $18.99
Composed of fruit from a variety of soils here in El Dorado County, this year’s version is quite perfumed, with the Viognier showing prominently. Very floral and with a hint of peach on the nose, and maybe a touch of nori. Nicely balanced fruit and acidity on the palate, with a subtle richness.
2015 Fay d’Homme Muscadet Sevre et Maine, France
On Sale $13.99
White fruit, delicate flowers, and citrus, with mineral notes of sand and fossil. Ridiculously ripe vintage!
2015 Cordani “Oracolo,” Emilia-Romagna, Italy
On Sale $21.99
Blend of Malvasia, Ortugo, Sauvignon, and Moscato Passito. Rich and full-bodied with soft sweetness of dried fruit. Charmingly oxidized.
2013 Wildekrans Cabernet Franc-Merlot, South Africa
On Sale $16.99
Cabernet Franc shows good structure combined with the softer and juicier Merlot. Plum, blackberry, cassis, and spice dominate.
2014 Wildekrans Pinotage, South Africa
On Sale $15.99
Plush and plummy on the nose, with light vanilla, pepper, and clove. Bright red berries, soft tannins, and a fresh, lingering finish.
2015 Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco, Piedmont, italy
On Sale $38.99
From a forgotten “cru” whose fruit had been sold for generations to the big names. Great wine from a great terroir.