09 Feb Malbec Tasting this Saturday!
Argentine & California Malbec Tasting!
Saturday, February 13
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Join guest pourer Sonya Philips from Quintessential Imports as she pours Argentine Malbecs along side two Malbecs from California, including Napa’s Caymus Vineyards Schooner, and Mount Brave (91 points The Wine Advocate).
NV Caymus Red Schooner Voyage 2 Malbec, Mendoza
On Sale $44.99
A “Caymus style” of Mendoza Malbec. Definitely an iron st in a velvet glove. Rich fine tannin – a Mendoza dust fine texture. There is a very refined character to this wine, which is special and singular. This wine is unfined and has already thrown a bit of sediment, representing the rich and natural concentration of abundant quality.
2012 Mt. Brave Malbec, Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
On Sale $64.99
The 2012 Malbec can compete with some of the big boys from Argentina. Aromas of coffee beans, blackberries, chocolate and vanilla jump from the glass of this opaque purple-colored wine. With exceptional intensity, sweet tannin and a long, rich, layered finish… aged in two-thirds new French oak.
91 Points, The Wine Advocate
2013 Elsa Bianchi Malbec, Mendoza
On Sale $8.99
The classic Malbec aromas of ripe plum and violets are evident in the nose, with hints of vanilla. A rich, weighty mouth feel that mimics the aromatics with a soft silkiness, and a soft, supple palate that leads to a lingering finish.
2013 Valentin Bianchi Malbec, Mendoza
On Sale $11.99
An honest expression of malbec, here fruit comes before wood, with notes of cherries, violets, raspberries and pepper on full display. Soft and round, it moves through the mouth with such ease and grace, a delicious example of this grape.
2013 Valentin Bianchi “Leo” Malbec, Mendoza
On Sale $16.99
A clean and supple red, with concentrated raspberry and sandalwood notes. The fresh, juicy and spicy finish offers some creamy notes. Try with pizza. Drink now.
2012 Valentin Bianchi “Enzo Bianchi,” San Rafael, Argentina
Pre-Sale Price $42.99
Deep red in color with violet hues, there are aromas of black pepper, sweet peppers and paprika. A soft minty sensation from the Cabernet Franc, and the fruity notes of Malbec and Petite Verdot, combine to form the backbone of this round and velvety vintage of Enzo. It has ample mouthfeel and a harmony of mixed tannins that provide structure and volume.