Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Part 1

15 Nov Thanksgiving Wine Tasting Part 1

Saturday, November 17
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space

Thanksgiving is about feasting, and therefore it’s also about wine! But pairing wines with the huge variety of flavors on a Thanksgiving table can be tricky. That’s why we’re dedicating the whole weekend to tasting a slew of great food-friendly quaffers that will please your guests and complement your meal.

NV Schramsberg Brut “Mirabelle,” California
On Sale $24.99
Delicately rich, with a hint of maturity, offering plush notes of roasted nut, Asian pear, cinnamon brioche and spice. Drink now. 6,800 cases made.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator

2016 Ponzi Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley
On Sale $14.99
This is done in a crisp, fresh and leesy style, with lime-drenched minerality. Flavors of white peach and guava gain volume and density as the wine warms on the palate. It was kept from malolactic fermentation, enlivening a lingering, resonant finish.
91 Points, The Wine Enthusiast

2016 Weingut Winter Grauburgunder Trocken, Germany
On Sale $14.99
A lovely, floral honey nose. Rich and creamy, but also graceful and properly dry with enough freshness that you don’t think for a moment about the alcohol. Drink now.
92 Points, James Suckling

2017 Laurent Perrachon Beaujolais Villages “Terre de Loyse”
On Sale $11.99
Beautiful cherry red color, with notes of strawberries and blackcurrants on the palate and a long, clean finish. Serve with charcuterie and white meats.
Merch Notes

2016 Domaine Jean Royer Chateauneuf du Pape “Cuvee Tradition”
On Sale $35.99
Deep ruby/purple-colored, the 2016 Châteauneuf-du-Pape checks in as a mix of 90% Grenache and 5% each of Syrah and Cinsault, aged in a mix of barrels, demi-muids and stainless steel. Kirsch, blackberries, ground pepper, and some loamy, earthy notes all emerge from this powerful yet elegant Grenache that has tons of exuberance and personality. It might be too much for some, but it’s a beautiful expression of Grenache.
93 Points, Jeb Dunnuck

2016 Ojai Vineyards Grenache-Syrah “John Sebastiano Vineyard,” Santa Barbara
On Sale $34.99 (lowest price in the country!)
The 2016 Syrah Grenache John Sebastiano (No SO2) is a rockstar wine from Ojai. The combination of Syrah and Grenache works wonders. Pliant, deep and resonant, the 2016 is full of character. The 2016 offers terrific persistence and impeccable overall balance. It is a wine of unusual class. I loved it.
94 points, Antonio Galloni

2016 Bedrock Wine Co. Old Vine Zinfandel, California
On Sale $24.99
Fun to drink, with expressive raspberry and violet aromas and zesty, vibrant cherry, toasted cinnamon and spice flavors that finish on a lively note. Drink now through 2021. 4,500 cases made.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator