03 Nov Tour of Europe Tasting Sat. 11/5
Saturday, November 5
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
Take a wine tour through Europe with this fun tasting where we feature wines of France, Spain, and Italy! In this tasting we’re highlighting boutique wines from some awesome European producers!
2015 Yves Cuilleron Marsanne “Les Vignes d’á Côté”
On Sale $18.99
Weighty, but bright and lively too, with lots of mirabelle plum, apricot and white peach fruit flavors pumping forth, backed by verbena and citrus oil accents through the finish. Very tasty. Drink now through 2018. 200 cases imported.
91 Points, The Wine Spectator
2015 Yves Cuilleron Roussanne “Les Vignes d’á Côté”
On Sale $19.99
Delightful, with a creamy edge and a bright, floral-laced core full of star fruit, green melon, yellow apple and verbena notes. The seamless finish has just a kiss of butter. Drink now through 2017. 200 cases imported.
90 Points, The Wine Spectator
2014 Vigneti Le Monde Cabernet Franc, Friuli
On Sale $15.99
This Cabernet Franc from 40 year old vines is rich and intense, with elegant floral aromatics, and a fruity, jammy flavor profile but a surprising lightness on the palate.
2012 De Forville Barbaresco
On Sale $32.99
Intense, dark wine with notes of black fruit and smoky earth. Tons of personality in the glass, with good complexity and a long, persistent finish.
2014 Vina Sastre Tinto, Ribera del Duero
On Sale $16.99
100% Tempranillo, this wine is classic Spain through and through. It starts with spicy fruit aromas, then leads to a delicate palate of red berries, cola, and baking spices. Incredible value for a red with a lot of complexity.
2010 Remelluri Rioja Reserva
On Sale $31.99
The wine that represents the house style and also the biggest volume here with around 350,000 bottles produced is the 2010 Reserva which was cropped from an almost perfect growing season. A blend of the reds Tempranillo, Garnacha, Graciano and the whites Viura and Malvasía Riojana, it fermented with indigenous yeasts in a combination of stainless steel and oak vats then matured in French oak barrels for 17 months. The nose has earthy aromas and notes of ripe orange peel giving old-style character to the wine marked by very well-integrated oak and an obvious Rioja character. There are cherries, plums and spices with licorice and ink aromas. The day after, it has more strawberries with very good freshness, so the evolution in bottle should be good. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins and good acidity that ends with sweet fruit flavors and something earthy, very pleasant and easy to drink. It grows on you. 350,000 bottles produced but there are different lots.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate