17 Nov Turkey Day Wine Tasting Sat. 11/19
Saturday, November 19
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
There’s so much more than just Pinot Noir that goes well with a Thanksgiving meal! Come by this Saturday to sample a lineup of wines to pair with all your Turkey Day dishes and please the whole crowd!
2014 Felix Gruner Veltliner Kamptal Austria
On Sale $9.99
Austria’s best Gruner Veltliners come from the region known as Lower Austria (“Niederosterreich”) and the valleys carved by the Danube and its tributaries. One of these valleys, the Kamptal, is home to producer Steinschaden, a family operation that has been known for its expertise in producing Gruner Veltliner according to the classic standards set by the Kamptal region for many generations. We started working with Steinschaden because we have not met another producer who manages to deliver the same quality at this price. This Gruner Veltliner won the Austrian Salon tasting competition where winemakers taset and rate the region’s wines, and for good reason: the Felix is as classic a Gruner as you can find, showing the typical apple, pear and herbal notes, followed by a fresh and peppery finish. Immensely quaffable, this wine wants to be drunk in its youth but will last a good 3-5 years if cellared.
2014 Holzapfel Zehenthof Gruner Veltliner Federspiel Wachau
On Sale 20.99
In 2014 few vintners got as lucky as Karl Holzapfel, whose famous vineyards (Achleiten, Klaus and Kollmitz) produced brilliant and fresh wines that reached Federspiel classifications with ease. If you look a bit further North in the valley many wines did not reach this distinction and had to be chaptalized, and — due to the strict laws of the region — also be declassified to wines that don’t carry the Federspiel distinction. This Gruner Veltliner Federspiel was grown in chalk-silicate, loess and gravel in parcels of varying degrees of elevation. The grapes were pressed immediately without a period of maceration, fermented in stainless steel tank with temperature control, then kept on the lees until the end of January.
2014 Liquid Farm Chardonnay “Golden Slope,” Santa Rita Hills
On Sale $47.99
More fresh and lively, with a tad more precision and cut than the Chardonnay Four, the 2014 Chardonnay Golden Slope offers classy notes of citrus blossom, white flowers, salt block and hints of minerality. Medium to full-bodied, pure, elegant and balanced, it spent 15 months in 15% new French oak before bottling. It, too, should cruise for at least 5-6 years.
93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Jean-Marc Burgaud Beaujolais-Villages Chateau de Thulon
On Sale $11.99
Bright magenta. Very fresh and energetic on the nose, displaying fresh cherry and red berry qualities and a subtle mineral overtone. Shows very good freshness and lift on the palate, offering vivacious raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up on the back half. Shows a light touch for the vintage and closes long and taut, featuring lingering red fruit character and just a hint of dusty tannins. This wine punches well above its weight, appellation-wise.
91 Points, Vinous Media
2015 Jean-Marc Burgaud Morgon Cote du Py
On Sale $15.99
Due to be bottled just after the Grands Cras in the second half of July, the 2015 Morgon Côte de Py has a more outgoing and vivacious bouquet than the Grands Cras, with macerated dark cherries, orange sorbet and maraschino cherry scents rushing from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with fleshy red cherry and fig-tinged fruit, a little CO2 in the mix at the moment but the finish shows control and refinement, just a little warmth at the back of the throat a testament to the warmth of the growing season. Massive potential here – look out for this when released.
91-93 Points, The Wine Advocate
2014 St. Innocent Pinot Noir “Villages Cuvee,” Willamette Valley
On Sale $20.99
Our Villages Cuvée is produced from Pinot noir grapes grown in Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley. Fruit from our estate vineyard – Zenith – and other sites are blended to create a Pinot noir that complements rich white meat and fish dishes. To enhance this match, we blend to maximize both the spectrum of flavors and length on the palate while minimizing the use of new oak.
2014 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir “Æolian,” Eola Amity Hills
On Sale $40.99
This is aromatically pure, with currant, plum, chocolate, mineral and floral notes mingling effortlessly and continuing into a long and expressive mouthful of open-textured intensity and depth. Shows terrific presence and length. Best from 2017 through 2024. 625 cases made.
95 Points, Wine Spectator