29 Sep Galerie & Cenyth Tasting Sun. 10/2
Sunday, October 2
1 to 4pm
At the Bar
Come by Sunday for a very special tasting featuring two fantastic but often-overlooked N. Coast favorites. The Galerie Cabernet is made by Chris Carpenter (winemaker for Lokoya), who has produced numerous 100-point wines this year. It’s made from mostly mountain-top fruit, treated with new oak, and its elegance is impressive. The Cenyth is the second wine of the famous Verité wines that go for around $300. These are more great examples of affordable counterparts to very expensive wines, and we have them at great prices! Don’t miss this chance to sample them both!
2013 Galerie Cabernet “Pleinair,” Napa
On Sale $42.99
The two red wines include the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pleinair, which comes from Napa vineyards Atlas Peak, St. Helena, Diamond Mountain and Howell Mountain. Aged 20 months in 53% new French oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered, the wine is a beauty, with notes of loamy soil interwoven with red and blackcurrants, tobacco leaf and forest floor. It is medium to full-bodied, shows excellent purity, a nicely layered mouthfeel and ripe tannins. It should drink well for at least 15 or more years.
92+ Points, Robert Parker
2010 Cenyth Proprietary Red Wine, Sonoma
On Sale $44.99
The 2010 Cenyth is composed of 54% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. The alcohol is 13.4% and the fruit was sourced from the same vineyards. Very Bordeaux-like (no doubt due to the lower alcohol profile), it offers up notes of red and black currants, cedarwood, spice box, vanillin, licorice, underbrush and unsmoked cigar tobacco. The wine reveals fine-grained tannins and beautiful density and richness. Compared to the 2009, which is a Medoc-like blend, the 2010 is more of a right bank St.-Emilion-styled wine.
94 Points, Robert Parker