Tuesday, May 5, 2009

wine list for tasting May 9th


2007 Schloss Lieser Estate Riesling Bottle $13.50 Case $168.00
Thomas Haag’s basic 2007 Riesling is dominated by apple, pear, licorice, clover, and lime and youthful yeastiness. Quite delicate and only subtly sweet with a tingling, invigorating finish marked by tart apple skin, lime zest, and wet stone. Enjoy it over the next couple of years.

2007 Manifesto Sauvignon Blanc Bottle $12.50 Case $144.00
Made by one of the top winemakers in Napa Valley, Jamey Whetsone, this is an affordable, everyday wine. Vibrant nose of citrus peel, grapefruit, and pine needles with secondary aromas of pineapple, guava, and gardenia. Mouthful of ripe Meyer lemons, pink grapefruits, and orange peel coat the palate with a perfect dose of food-marrying acidity. You will be amazed to find that a great tasting wine is possible to afford.

2007 Clara Benegas Chardonnay Bottle $10.50 Case $120.00Delicious un-oaked Chardonnay. Golden yellow color with delicate green reflections. Aromas of tropical and delicate fruits. Crisp apple and pears flavors. It is soft and balanced in the mouth.

Vilonia Essenza Di Negroamaro Bottle $11.00 Case $126.00
The origins of the vine are not known but it was probably introduced by the Greeks in the Ionic regions. The name derives from the term in local dialect ‘niuru-maru’(black-purple) due to the characteristic black color of the fruit and the sharp taste of the wine or maybe with reference to the blackish purple color of the grape skin. The freshness of mint, the passionate fragrance of cassis, and compelling warmth with raspberry notes mark this wine.

2005 Domaine des Coteaux des Travers Rasteau Cuvée Prestige Bottle $13.00 Case $150.00
A full-bodied Rhône red from one of the best producers in Rasteau. A better value than Gigondas or Chateauneuf. Deep ruby red color. Aromas of berries, plums, anise, chocolate and cocoa explode on the nose. Full-bodied supple, and round with excellent fruit extracts and smooth tannins. A densely-layered, chewy and complex wine with a long finish. Best with big dishes like game, stews, casseroles, roasts, and strong cheeses. Great now but can be cellared 5 to 6 more years.

2006 Murphy’s Law Red Bottle $12.50 Case $144.00
Murphy's red wine is simply delicious. Bordeaux with a twist! You'll smell fresh currant jam and mint leaves, your mouth will taste an explosion of wild berries and there's that incredible Washington state zing in the finish. We hope you love this disaster of a wine.

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