Our Wine Tasting Weekends With George are going strong. This weekend George will be tasting these beauties. Please join us and sample some of these exceptional wines!
Friday, May 31, 3-5 p.m.
TREASURES FROM THE UNITED STATES
Valravn Chardonnay 2017
Cold climate vineyards in the Sonoma Coast provide a core of minerality, ripe peach and apple, and a touch of citrus. These fresh notes are balanced by much richer flavors of toasted hazelnuts, marzipan and ripe pineapple, that come from the barrel fermented Russian River component. Overall, the Valravn Chardonnay walks the delicate line between high toned freshness, and the more powerful flavors of the barrel fermented Chardonnay.
If we were going to drink a California Chardonnay this would be high on our list!
Banshee Rose 2018
"White peach, citrus, and apricot blossom aromas unfold onto the palate with blood orange, rhubarb and pomegranate flavors. Lively acidity with great tension and verve with a chalky, saline quality." (Winemaker's Notes) "Banshee's 2018 Rosé is crisp, dry and inviting. I would prefer to drink it over the next year or two, while the cranberry and floral flavors remain youthfully bright." (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)
Vinous: 88 points
Banshee Pinot Noir 2016
"The 2016 Pinot Noir (Sonoma County) is a pretty, appellation-level Pinot. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, mint, leather and spice give this mid-weight Pinot a good bit of nuance and complexity throughout." (Antonio Galloni, Vinous)
Vinous: 87 points
Requiem Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
"This distinguished Cabernet Sauvignon was grown biodynamically in Washington's Columbia Valley from 4 vineyard sites in Walla Walla and Horse Heaven Hills.. Densely layered and quite substantial in the mouth, this bottling delivers generous blackberry and black currant fruit, wrapped around a vibrant core of acidity which keeps the wine pert and lively on the palate." (Winemaker notes)
Woo hoo! This is one of our very favorite Cabs for the price. This is definitely a Friday or Saturday night kind of wine.
Saturday, June 1, 3-5 p.m.
A TASTE OF NEW ZEALAND
Te Awanga Wildflower Sauvignon Blanc 2017
"Juicy and bright, with peach, mandarin orange and Key lime notes that are effusive and expressive on the sleek frame. Drink now. 615 cases made." (Wine Spectator)
Wine Spectator: 88 points
Paddy Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc 2017
"Lively redcurrant aromas emerge on the nose of the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc. There's pink grapefruit as well in this medium-bodied, slightly creamy-textured Sauvignon Blanc. It avoids any vegetal notes, delivering a mouthful of bright, refreshing citrus and a long, crisp finish. Nicely done." (Wine Advocate)
Wine Advocate: 91 points
Paddy Borthwick Paper Road Pinot Noir 2016
"This wine, from the bottom of the North Island, starts off on the reductive side. It opens somewhat after time in the glass but remains a bit of a broody beast. Aromas of soy sauce, meat and damp earth mingle with ripe red cherry. The fruit on the palate is a little syrupy, and the tannins are astringent and woody, but give this some time and it should knit together better. Drink 2020–2027." (Wine Enthusiast)
Wine Enthusiast: 88 points