23 Feb White Burg./Napa Cab. Tasting
Saturday, February 25
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
White Burgundy and Napa Cabernet…these are a few of our favorite things! Come sample wines from the most celebrated categories in France and the US.
2014 Domaine Servin Chablis “Les Pargues,” France
On Sale $19.99
The 2015 Chablis Cuvee les Pargues, which is bottled under screwcap, has a fresh and slightly grassy bouquet with abundant citrus fruit, as well as just a touch of reduction that blows off straight away. The palate is well balanced with crisp acidity, fine energy with a slight leesiness that comes through on the clean, precise finish.
88 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 Domaine Servin Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux
On Sale $29.99
The 2015 Chablis 1er Cru Butteaux has a crisp and tensile bouquet with more precision than the Les Forets on the nose. The palate is fresh and crisp with an edgy opening, quite spicy in the mouth with white pepper on the back palate, complex and almost broody in the finish. Marc Cameron described this as a “connoisseur’s Chablis” and I know where he is coming from with regard to that sentiment. There is an intellect behind this Chablis.
90-92 Points, The Wine Advocate
2015 La Greffiere Macon La Roche Vieilles Vignes (A bestsellers for 10+ Years!)
On Sale $16.99
This sustainably-farmed beauty comes from 50 year old Chardonnay vines planted in limestone-rich soil. The wine is soft and approachable, with notes of orange sherbet, white peach, and very subtle oak, with a dry finish and the perfect balance of acid.
2014 Annabella Red Blend, Napa Valley (52% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 13% Zinfandel, 7% Sangiovese, 1% Petit Verdot, 1% Malbec
On Sale $13.99
The 2014 Annabella Red Blend is a rich, deep purple red in the glass. The nose is expressive and extroverted, with aromas of black cherry and raspberries twining with the sweet char of lightly toasted oak. In the mouth the wine is dense and dark, with broad, creamy tannins framing flavors of ripe cherries, juicy plum, and freshly roasted coffee. The finish is lengthy and dripping with dark chocolate.
2014 Annabella Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $16.99
The 2014 Annabella Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a classic example of why the Napa Valley is synonymous with Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose is intensely layered with aromas of leather, juicy blackberries, and black currant. In the mouth, blackberries and cassis are layered with black plum, dark chocolate, and well-integrated French oak notes of star anise and nutmeg. The tannins are broad, mouth-filling, and smooth, giving the wine a refinement and exquisite balance.
2013 Hoopes Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
On Sale $44.99
Aromas of ink and blueberries. Some stones, too. Full body, dusty-textured tannins and a rich finish. Yet this remains agile and formed. Better in 2018.
93 Points, James Suckling